2007 World Darts Trophy

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The 2007 Bullit World Darts Trophy was the sixth staging of a professional darts tournament in the Netherlands at De Vechtsebanen in Utrecht. The tournament has a playing format comparable with the two World Championships – BDO World Darts Championship and PDC World Darts Championship and features the majority of top ranked players from both organisations. The event featured the top 12 ranked players from the PDC and BDO, seven world champions (including both incumbents) and 23 world title winners – making it possibly the strongest field assembled since the split in 1992/93.

Current PDC World Champion Raymond van Barneveld was beaten in the first round by fellow countryman Jelle Klaasen in a repeat of the 2006 BDO World final. Current BDO World Champion Martin Adams fell at the quarter-final hurdle to Andy Hamilton.

The final featured Gary Anderson against Phil Taylor. Taylor wasn't able to successfully defend his title despite hitting 17 maximum 180s in the final. Both players averaged over 100 in an excellent final – played over the same 13 set format as the BDO & PDC World Finals. Anderson captured his second major title – adding to his International Darts League success back in May.

Qualified Players[edit]

The players in bold automatically qualify for the main stage and are seeded. The players in regular text automatically qualify for the main round but are not seed. The players in italic must go through the qualifiers:

Professional Darts Corporation[edit]

PDC Order of Merit[edit]

  1. England Phil Taylor
  2. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
  3. England Colin Lloyd
  4. England Peter Manley
  5. England Terry Jenkins
  6. England Dennis Priestley
  7. England Adrian Lewis
  8. Canada John Part
  9. Netherlands Roland Scholten
  10. England Andy Hamilton
  11. England James Wade
  12. England Wayne Mardle
  13. Wales Barrie Bates
  14. England Ronnie Baxter
  15. England Kevin Painter
  16. England Andy Jenkins

PDC Qualifiers[edit]

Wildcards[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

The top 12 players from the PDC and the top 12 from the BDO automatically qualified for the event, however following some controversy (see IDL 2007) regarding the number of players promised an invitation a qualifying competition was also held to fill the other eight places in the first round. Seven PDC players progressed to the first round including Dutchmen Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaasen and Vincent van der Voort. The only BDO player who made it through was Shaun Greatbatch.

Results[edit]

First Round
Best of 5 sets
Second Round
Best of 5 sets
Quarter-Finals
Best of 9 sets
Semi-Finals
Best of 11 sets
Final
Best of 13 sets
                             
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 98.16 3
Wales Wayne Atwood 82.77 0
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 93.27 3
16 Canada John Part 90.54 1
16 Canada John Part 91.32 3
Netherlands Niels de Ruiter 81.21 1
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 95.37 5
8 England Peter Manley 90.15 1
9 Australia Simon Whitlock 93.03 3
England Wayne Mardle 88.56 2
9 Australia Simon Whitlock 95.19 2
8 England Peter Manley 95.25 3
8 England Peter Manley 85.23 3
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 84.99 1
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 96.63 6
England Andy Hamilton 94.80 5
5 England Martin Adams 93.36 3
England Denis Ovens 82.02 1
5 England Martin Adams 92.01 3
12 England Dennis Priestley 91.77 1
12 England Dennis Priestley 93.45 3
Scotland Mike Veitch 87.36 1
5 England Martin Adams 94.47 4
England Andy Hamilton 94.74 5
13 England Tony O'Shea 91.77 0
England Andy Hamilton 90.81 3
England Andy Hamilton 86.34 3
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 88.02 0
4 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 101.49 1
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 97.77 3
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 103.32 7
2 England Phil Taylor 102.30 3
3 Wales Mark Webster 95.13 3
England Kevin Painter 90.99 2
3 Wales Mark Webster 95.37 3
14 England Adrian Lewis 91.83 1
14 England Adrian Lewis 92.43 3
England John Walton 87.30 0
3 Wales Mark Webster 92.43 3
England Mervyn King 94.17 5
11 England Scott Waites 91.50 3
England James Wade 89.88 2
11 England Scott Waites 95.43 2
England Mervyn King 91.38 3
6 England Colin Lloyd 88.14 1
England Mervyn King 92.85 3
England Mervyn King 99.24 2
2 England Phil Taylor 102.72 6
7 England Darryl Fitton 90.28 0
England Shaun Greatbatch 90.23 3
England Shaun Greatbatch 87.12 1
10 England Terry Jenkins 91.02 3
10 England Terry Jenkins 93.17 3
Netherlands Co Stompé 93.80 2
10 England Terry Jenkins 96.78 3
2 England Phil Taylor 101.85 5
15 Netherlands Remco van Eijden 81.16 1
Netherlands Roland Scholten 92.48 3
Netherlands Roland Scholten 91.35 1
2 England Phil Taylor 105.30 3
2 England Phil Taylor 98.08 3
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 91.34 1

Television coverage[edit]

The tournament was broadcast by SBS6 in the Netherlands, but was not shown in the UK. An internet feed from SBS was available [1]- however this may be restricted to the Netherlands only due to contractual restrictions.

Prize fund[edit]

  • 2007 Prize money
Winner €45,000
Runner-Up €22,500
Semi Finalists €11,250
Quarter Finalists €6,000
Last 16 €3,000
First Round Losers €2,000
Nine dart finish: Alfa Romeo Brera 2.4 JTDM 20V worth €50,000 (not won)
Highest Check-Out €1,000
Total €221,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ SBS6 internet feed

External links[edit]