2007 in darts

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News[edit]

January[edit]

  • 1 - Raymond van Barneveld battles from 3 sets to 0 down to win his first PDC Title and fifth world title overall 7-6 in the sudden-death leg versus Phil Taylor who maintains his record of reaching every single PDC World Championship final to date.
  • 6 - van Barneveld follows up his World title success by winning the North-East Regional Final of the Blue Square UK Open (the fourth of eight regional finals). He beat Roland Scholten in the final to claim the £5,000 first prize.
  • 6 - the 2007 BDO World Championship gets underway at Lakeside. Defending champion, Jelle Klaasen is knocked out in the first round by fellow Dutchman, Co Stompé.
  • 8 - Former World Champion, Andy Fordham is taken ill before his first round match against Simon Whitlock. Fordham was taken to hospital after suffered breathing difficulties as a result of a chest infection.
  • 9 - Phil Taylor is the first winner of the PDC Player of the Year Award. Phil Jones and John Raby are inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame. Other awards: Best Newcomer & the Fans' Player of the Year Raymond van Barneveld. PDPA Player of the Year Dennis Priestley. Young player of the year James Wade. Best Floor Player Barrie Bates.[1]
  • 14 - Three more Dutch players announce their move to the PDC. Vincent van der Voort, Michael van Gerwen and Jelle Klaasen announced this prior to the BDO World Darts Championship final.
  • 14 - Martin Adams finally ends his World Championship drought by claiming the 2007 BDO World Darts Championship title - at his 14th attempt. In the final, he led 6-0 and looked to be coasting to victory before Phill Nixon produced an astonishing comeback to level at 6-6. Adams held his nerve to clinch the final set.
  • 16 - Adrian Lewis is confirmed as the final wildcard entrant for the 2007 Holsten Premier League to complete the line-up of eight players.[2]
  • 20 - Raymond van Barneveld extends his PDC winning streak to 20 matches by claiming the first of the weekend's two Stan James Players Championship in Gibraltar beating Adrian Lewis in the final. Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort made their PDC debuts at this event reaching the last 16. Jelle Klaasen reached the last 32.
  • 21 - Michael van Gerwen becomes the first player to beat Raymond van Barneveld since his world title win ending his run of successive victories at 21 matches. Van Gerwen was also the last player to beat van Barneveld back in November. He lost in the quarter-finals to Alan Warriner-Little. Andy Hamilton won his first PDC pro tour title with a final win over Colin Lloyd.
  • 27 - Tony Eccles wins the German Gold Cup in Bremen beating Dutchman Remco van Eijden by 3 sets to 1 to claim the €700 first prize. Heike Ernst beat Thea Kaaijk to take the women's title.
  • 28 - Chris White wins the Las Vegas Open, a category two BDO event beating John Kuczynski in the final. John Part and Wes Newton teamed up to win the pairs events and also the cricket doubles.[3] The women's title was won by Stacy Bromberg.

February[edit]

  • 1 - The Holsten Premier League gets underway with wins for Raymond van Barneveld, Dennis Priestley and Peter Manley. Phil Taylor was on the verge of his first ever Premier League defeat but extended his unbeaten run to 29 matches with a 7-7 draw against Roland Scholten.
  • 3 - Kevin Painter wins the non-ranking PDC event JR 128 Plus tournament in Eastbourne defeating Wes Newton 5-4 in the final.
  • 3 - John Markovic, former manager of Bob Anderson and Richie Gardner dies following a long illness. The Serbian-born businessman also contributed to the formation of the WDC (now the PDC) in 1992.[4]
  • 4 - Scott Waites, from Yorkshire, wins the BDO Dutch Open (his first major title) in Veldhoven - coming through a field of 2867 players to win the €4,500 first prize. Trina Gulliver took the women's singles title.
  • 4 - Dennis Smith claimed the PDC Eastbourne Open title with a victory over Shayne Burgess.
  • 6 - Mervyn King announces that he is following his stablemates Klaasen, van Gerwen and van der Voort by switching to the PDC. The BDO consider taking legal action as King (along with Klaasen) have signed contracts to play in the 2008 BDO World Championship.
  • 8 - Phil Taylor is held to a draw for the second week running in the Premier League this time by Dennis Priestley. Raymond van Barneveld maintains his 100% record and there were first victories in the league for Terry Jenkins and Adrian Lewis.
  • 10 - The Masters of Darts gets underway in the Netherlands with two upsets - Michael van Gerwen defeats Phil Taylor and Peter Manley beats PDC World Champion Raymond van Barneveld. England players won four matches to Netherlands one on the opening day.
  • 10 - More PDC switches are announced as Dutch teenager Toon Grebe (quarter finalist at the previous week's Dutch Open) and Tony Martin confirm they will be joining the PDC circuit.
  • 11 - Dennis Priestley wins the South-West regional final of the Blue Square UK Open beating James Wade in the final 2-0 and takes the £5,000 top prize.
  • 14 - The Group stages of the Masters of Darts conclude with Raymond van Barneveld winning the Dutch Group and Peter Manley winning all five matches to clinch the England Group. Phil Taylor surprisingly finishes bottom of the England table with three defeats.
  • 15 - Dennis Priestley goes top of the Premier League with a victory over Roland Scholten. Phil Taylor notches his first win of the season and Raymond van Barneveld is held to a draw by in-form Peter Manley.
  • 17 - Michael van Gerwen achieves a nine dart finish during the semi-finals of the Masters of Darts, the youngest player to achieve the feat on television. However, he lost the match to Raymond van Barneveld who will meet Peter Manley in the final.
  • 18 - Raymond van Barneveld maintains his superb start to 2007 winning his third major title of the year. He beats Peter Manley 7-0 with a 108 average in the final to win the Keukenconcurrent Masters of Darts at the ExpoCentre, Hengelo, Netherlands.
  • 19 - Gary Anderson wins the BDO Scottish Open in his home country beating World Champion Martin Adams in the semi-final and Scott Waites in the final. Michael Rosenauer took the Dortmund Open title beating Marco Puls by 3 sets to 1.
  • 21 - The Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) announce fines of £750 for Chris Mason, £400 for Phil Taylor and £300 for Steve Maish following incidents at the 2007 PDC World Darts Championship. Mason also received a four-month tournament ban (suspended for 12 months) for his unsportsmanlike manner.[5]
  • 22 - Barry Hearn announces a ground-breaking Grand Slam of Darts tournament to be held in Wolverhampton between 17 and 25 November. Players from both the PDC and BDO are to receive invitations to compete.[6]
  • 22 - Night four of the Premier League and Dennis Priestley remains top with a record equalling margin of victory, 8-1 over Adrian Lewis. Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld both maintained unbeaten records, although van Barneveld was held to a draw by Terry Jenkins.
  • 25 - Lionel Sams wins the West Tyrone Open, a non-ranking PDC event at the Mahons Hotel, Irvinestown. He beat Ray Farrell 8-4 in the final to take the top prize of £1,600

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 1 - Andy Hamilton wins the Midlands Final of the UK Open - the last regional event before the televised finals in June. He beats James Wade 2-0 in sets in the final.
  • 3 - After 14 years at the Circus Tavern the PDC announce that their World Championship will move the Alexandra Palace from 2008. The "Ally Pally" will host 2,500 spectators per session compared to 800-900 in Purfleet.
  • 5 - Phil Taylor destroys Terry Jenkins 8-1 in the Premier League to stay top and qualify for the semi-finals of the event. Adrian Lewis ended his losing streak against Colin Lloyd and the other two matches were drawn.
  • 6 - Ron Meulenkamp becomes the latest Dutch player to confirm a switch to play for the PDC - following the likes of Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaasen, Toon Grebe and Vincent van der Voort.
  • 8 - In a friendly international match at the Lakeside Country Club England's men, women and youth teams (WDF eligible players) defeated their Netherlands counterparts 26-16.
  • 12 - The organisers of the International Darts League come to an agreement to allow the BDO/WDF players ranked 13 to 28 to enter the competition at the preliminary round stage having previously reneged on a deal which led to a threat of court action. The competition is now further expanded to 56 players (see International Darts League article)
  • 12 - Week 11 of 14 in the Premier League saw the top four begin to pull away. Phil Taylor is already guaranteed a semi-final spot and Dennis Priestley, Raymond van Barneveld and Terry Jenkins are now just one win each away from qualification.
  • 14 - Terry Jenkins wins the Antwerp Open - a non-ranking PDC event beating Andy Smith by 3 sets to 0 in the final.
  • 14 - Tony Eccles wins the Norway Open (a WDF category 3) event in Tønsberg beating Dutchman Hans Blijs in the final. England's Dee Bateman surprises Karin Krappen to take the women's title.
  • 15 - Terry Jenkins completes a perfect weekend by taking the Antwerp Darts Trophy - a PDPA Players Championship to add to his Antwerp Open title 24 hours previously. He beat Colin Lloyd in the final.
  • 19 - Phil Taylor extends his Premier League unbeaten run to 40 matches with a win over Colin Lloyd. Raymond van Barneveld and Dennis Priestley produced a remarkable leg of darts during the Dutchman's win. Both players started with two 180s leaving two possibilities of a nine dart leg - Barney took it in 11 darts.
  • 21 - After a day of PDPA qualifying Chris Mason, Wayne Jones, Richie Burnett, Alan Tabern, Mark Dudbridge, Matt Clark, Kevin McDine and Robbie Green all secure places in the preliminary round for the International Darts League to be held in May.
  • 21 - Martin Adams clinches his first title since his BDO World Championship success in January. He beat John Walton in the final of the German Open. Sweden's Carina Ekberg won the Women's singles.
  • 25 - Further controversy over the structure of the International Darts League results in a Dutch court having to resolve a dispute by the players from the Keukenconcurrent stable - van Gerwen, King, Klaasen and van der Voort (see International Darts League article).
  • 26 - The Holsten Premier League witnessed its first ever whitewash as Colin Lloyd beat Terry Jenkins 8-0. Jenkins still confirmed his qualification for the semi-finals joining Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barnveld and Dennis Priestley.
  • 28 - Michael van Gerwen successfully defends his Open Holland title (a non-ranked PDC event) beating Colin Osborne in the final. Van Gerwen defeated James Wade, Alan Tabern, Dennis Ovens and Wayne Jones in the earlier rounds.
  • 29 - Peter Manley wins the Open Holland Masters PDPA Championship in Schediam. He beat James Wade 3-0 in the final with a 108.33 average. Manley had earlier beaten Rico Vonck, John Ferrell, Michael van Gerwen, Sean Palfrey, Wayne Mardle and Terry Jenkins en route.

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 2 - Wayne Atwood wins the Thialf Open (a non-ranked PDC event) in Heerenveen beating Gary Welding in the final.
  • 3 - Roland Scholten takes the Thailf Darts Trophy title - a PDPA Players Championship in Heerenveen, Netherlands. He beat Mervyn King, Lionel Sams, Barrie Bates and Kevin Painter then fellow countryman Leroy Kwadijk in the semi-finals and Chris Mason in the final.
  • 3 - Co Stompé wins the Swiss Open (WDF category 3 event) in Lausen beating fellow Dutchman Edwin Max in the final. The women's title went to Tricia Wright with a victory over Irina Armstrong of Russia in the final.
  • 4 - Tony Eccles adds to the exodus of players from the BDO by joining the PDPA/PDC on the eve of the 2007 UK Open. Eccles was ranked number two in the WDF rankings at the time and sacrifices his place in the England World Cup team.[10]
  • 9 - Phil Taylor achieves his fifth televised nine dart finish at the UK Open against Wes Newton. It was also his second televised nine-darter of the year and his third at the UK Open.
  • 10 - Raymond van Barneveld, having already knocked out John Part in the early rounds, beats Phil Taylor, Colin Lloyd and Vincent van der Voort on the final day to successfully defend his UK Open title.
  • 10 - Mark Webster beats Martin Phillips to take the Welsh National title.
  • 13 - John Part wins the Canadian singles national title beating Danny MacKenzie in the final. Part's fifth title equals Bob Sinnaeve's record haul. The Canadian Open (WDF Category 2 Event) was won by Mark Webster.
  • 16 - Terry Jenkins won the Players Championship in Hayling Island beating Wes Newton 3-0 in sets. Steve Beaton's run to the semi-final of the tournament virtually secured a place at the World Matchplay in Blackpool.
  • 17 - John Part won the second Players Championship of the weekend in Hayling Island beating Mervyn King 3-1 in sets. It was King's first Pro Tour final since switching to the PDC and meant he qualified for the World Matchplay in July. Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Gray and Steve Beaton were the other qualifiers from the Player's Championship Order of Merit.
  • 17 - Ted Hankey wins the England Open (WDF category 2 event) beating Gary Anderson in the final. Anastasia Dobromyslova wins the women's title.

July[edit]

  • 1 - Raymond van Barneveld wins his fourth PDC Pro Tour title of the year by beating Terry Jenkins on the deciding leg of the Las Vegas Players Championship, a new event on the eve of the Las Vegas Desert Classic.
  • 4 - Phil Taylor loses in the opening round of the 2007 Las Vegas Desert Classic to Mark Dudbridge.
  • 8 - Raymond van Barneveld makes amends for his loss to John Part at the 2006 Las Vegas Desert Classic by beating him in this year's semi final. He then defeats Terry Jenkins to take the title - his third major of 2007.
  • 8 - Mark Webster wins the Welsh Classic in Rhyl beating Ian White in the final. Francis Hoenselaar beats Lorraine Abley to take the women's title.
  • 14 - David Chisnall form Lancashire won the BDO Gold Cup beating Matthew Quinlan from Brecon in the final.
  • 17 - Alan Bolton wins the New Zealand national championship winning a place at the 2008 PDC World Darts Championship.
  • 20 - Andy Smith, Denis Ovens, Mark Walsh, Peter Allen, Bob Anderson, Alan Caves, Garry Spedding and Wayne Atwood win through the PDC qualifying event for the 2007 World Darts Trophy and will play in the Preliminary Round of the WDT on August 31.
  • 21 - Phil Taylor takes his fifth successive Bobby Bourne Memorial title in Blackpool on the eve of the World Matchplay beating Adrian Lewis in the final. The event had been upgraded to PDPA Players Championship status this year.
  • 26 - Raymond van Barneveld is narrowly beaten 14-16 by Adrian Lewis in the quarter finals of his World Matchplay debut in Blackpool. Rival Phil Taylor destroys Roland Scholten 16-1, the heaviest defeat in Matchplay history.
  • 27 - Phil Taylor is knocked out of the World Matchplay by Terry Jenkins in the semi-final. Its the first time he has lost his grip on both the World Matchplay and World Championship since 1995.
  • 28 - James Wade wins his first PDC major title clinching the 2007 World Matchplay in Blackpool. Terry Jenkins was unable to follow up his semi-final success over Phil Taylor losing to Wade in the final.
  • 29 - Co Stompé wins the Red Dragondarts.com British Classic (WDF Category 3 event) in Kettering beating Steve Farmer in the final. Claire Bywaters took the women's title.
  • 31 - The PDC and Stan James confirm the prize fund for the 2008 World Matchplay will increase by £100,000 to £300,000 - the winner will receive £60,000.

August[edit]

  • 5 - Tony West wins the Belgian Open for the second time defeating Ted Hankey in the final. The women's title went to Francis Hoenselaar.
  • 6 - PDPA member Fred Boddey, 58, from Derby is killed in a motorcycle accident. The tragedy occurred on his wife's 52nd birthday.[11]
  • 7 - The PDC announce a £70,000 increase in the 2008 Prize Fund for the Blue Square UK Open [12] The winner will take £35,000 and there are increased for regional final prizes.
  • 10 - Scott Waites (BDO/WDF) and Dennis Priestley (PDC) are added to the field for the Grand Slam of Darts as the highest ranked players who haven't already qualified.
  • 13 - The BDO confirm a prize money increase for the November Winmau World Masters. The overall prize fund doubles to £60,000 with the winner receiving £25,000, runner-up £10,000 and semi-finalists £3,000.
  • 16 - The Dutch Grand Masters is revived as a WDF event after being cancelled in 2006. The event is booked for December and will be sponsored by its venue Zuiderduin Hotel and known as the Zuiderduin Masters.
  • 17 - ITV announce a wildcard tournament will be held on September 30 to decide a place (and a minimum of £4,000) in the Grand Slam in November.
  • 25 - Steve West beats Yorkshireman James Wilson to win the Danish Open (WDF Category 3 event). Francisca Hoeneslaar won her fourth Danish Open title when she beat rival Trina Gulliver in the final.
  • 26 - Wayne Mardle wins his first PDC Pro Tour event for almost three years by claiming the Peachtree Open in Atlanta. He beat James Wade in the final.

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • 1 - Phil Taylor wins the South African Masters beating Raymond van Barneveld in the final. The tournament started with the top four PDC ranked players against the top four South Africans from the previous day's Open event. All four lost to the more experienced PDC players.
  • 1 - Rizal Barellano from the Philippines won their national qualifying event and a place at the 2008 PDC World Championship.
  • 2 - The BDO announce record prize money of £310,000 for the 2008 World Championship. The winner will take home £85,000. The prize fund is still short of the PDC's total for their World Championship.
  • 6 - Phil Taylor wins the Irish Players Championship in Dublin, the first of the weekend's Pro Tour events on the eve of the World Grand Prix in Dublin. He beat James Wade in the final. Raymond van Barneveld suffered an early defeat 0-3 to Alex Roy in the last 32.
  • 7 - Raymond van Barneveld wins his 10th PDC Pro Tour title when he beats Kevin McDine in the UK Open Irish Regional final. Adrian Lewis defeated Phil Taylor in the last 16.
  • 8 - Phil Taylor loses in the first round of the World Grand Prix in Dublin to Adrian Gray. It was only his third defeat in the ten year history of the event, with all three coming in the best of three set first round.
  • 12 - Adrian Gray's giant-killing run at the World Grand Prix is ended in the quarter finals by John Part despite taking an early lead he lost 2-4. Raymond van Barneveld beats Adrian Lewis 4-3 in a thriller.
  • 13 - James Wade beats Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-final of the World Grand Prix in Dublin. Wade missed a bullseye in the fifth set for a nine dart finish which would have been the first ever with a double to start. Terry Jenkins made it to his fifth final in a year by beating John Part, who's defeat meant that Adrian Lewis qualified for the 2008 Premier League.
  • 14 - Mark Webster wins the WDF World Cup singles beating Norway's Robert Wagner in the final. England won the men's team final, and the Netherlands won the overall men's points competition.
  • 14 - James Wade wins the World Grand Prix in Dublin to add to his World Matchplay title won in July. He repeated his victory over Terry Jenkins in the final.
  • 20 - Andy Smith wins the Scottish PDPA Players Championship in Irvine. He averaged 108.94 in the final against James Wade. It was Smith's first Pro Tour title since February 2005 and was Wade's fourth Players final defeat of the year.
  • 21 - James Wade wins his third career UK Open Regional Final (and second of the current season) at the Scottish event in Irvine. He beat Ronnie Baxter in the final.
  • 22 - The draw is made for the inaugural Grand Slam of Darts to be held in November.
  • 23 - The BDO announce that November's Winmau World Masters will feature eight seeded players for the first time - which guarantees the top eight players a place in the BBC televised stages.
  • 27 - Wayne Mardle wins his second PDC Pro Tour title of 2007, beating James Wade in the German Darts Trophy (Players Championship) in Kirchheim. The title took him back into the top 10 in the PDC world rankings.
  • 27 - Per Laursen moves four points clear of Vladimir Anderson in the race for the Danish qualifying place at the 2008 PDC World Championship.
  • 27 - Warren Parry qualifies for the 2008 PDC World Championship by winning the DPA Oceanic Masters for the second time. He beat Brian Roach in the final. Veteran Russell Stewart reached the semi-finals before losing to Roach.
  • 30 - The World Darts Federation announce that the eight players who had been given seedings by the BDO for the Winmau World Masters will not receive any ranking points as the decision made it "no longer compatible with the points allocation used for the WDF World Ranking System".

November[edit]

December[edit]

PDC[edit]

World Darts Championship[edit]

Score
Quarter finals
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 5 - 0 England Alan Tabern
Andy Jenkins England 5 - 4 England Colin Osborne
Andy Hamilton England 5 - 4 England Terry Jenkins
Darren Webster England 1 - 5 England Phil Taylor
Semi finals
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 6 - 0 England Andy Jenkins
Andy Hamilton England 0 - 6 England Phil Taylor
Final
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 7 - 6 England Phil Taylor

US Open[edit]

Score
Quarter finals
Phil Taylor England 3 - 0 England Mervyn King
John Part Canada 3 - 0 England Ronnie Baxter
Andy Hamilton England 3 - 0 England Mark Dudbridge
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 3 - 0 Netherlands Roland Scholten
Semi finals
Phil Taylor England 3 - 1 Canada John Part
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 3 - 1 England Andy Hamilton
Final
Phil Taylor England 4 - 1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld

UK Open[edit]

Score (legs)
Quarter finals
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 11 - 4 England Phil Taylor
Colin Lloyd England 11 - 6 England Steve Hine
Vincent van der Voort Netherlands 11 - 10 England Terry Jenkins
Colin Osborne England 11 - 6 England Alan Green
Semi finals
Vincent van der Voort Netherlands 11 - 10 England Colin Osborne
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 11 - 4 England Colin Lloyd
Final
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 16 - 8 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort

Las Vegas Desert Classic[edit]

Score (legs)
Quarter finals
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 10 - 4 Netherlands Roland Scholten
John Part Canada 10 - 9 England Dennis Smith
Peter Manley England 10 - 8 England Adrian Lewis
Terry Jenkins England 10 - 7 Canada Gary Mawson
Semi finals
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 11 - 7 Canada John Part
Terry Jenkins England 11 - 8 England Peter Manley
Final
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 13 - 6 England Terry Jenkins

World Matchplay[edit]

Score (legs)
Quarter finals
Phil Taylor England 16 - 1 Netherlands Roland Scholten
Terry Jenkins England 16 - 13 England Ronnie Baxter
Adrian Lewis England 16 - 14 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
James Wade England 16 - 11 England Mervyn King
Semi finals
Terry Jenkins England 17 - 11 England Phil Taylor
James Wade England 17 - 7 England Adrian Lewis
Final
James Wade England 18 - 7 England Terry Jenkins

World Grand Prix[edit]

Score (legs)
Quarter finals
James Wade England 4 - 0 England Colin Lloyd
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 4 - 3 England Adrian Lewis
Terry Jenkins England 4 - 1 England Mark Dudbridge
John Part Canada 4 - 2 England Adrian Gray
Semi finals
James Wade England 5 - 1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Terry Jenkins England 5 - 3 Canada John Part
Final
James Wade England 6 - 3 England Terry Jenkins

German Darts Championship[edit]

  • PartyPoker.net German Darts Championship
Saturday 1 December to Sunday 2 December
Quarter-Finals (Best of five sets, best of three legs per set) losers €3,000
Phil Taylor 3-0 Wayne Mardle (2-0, 2-1, 2-0)
Mark Walsh 3-1 Kevin McDine (2-0, 0-2, 2-1, 2-0)
Roland Scholten 3-1 Raymond van Barneveld (2-1, 2-0, 1-2, 2-0)
Colin Lloyd 1-3 Denis Ovens (2-1, 1-2, 1-2, 0-2)
Semi-Finals (Best of seven sets) losers €6,000
Phil Taylor 4-1 Mark Walsh (2-1, 1-2, 2-0, 2-0, 2-1)
Denis Ovens 4-1 Roland Scholten (2-1, 1-2, 2-1, 2-1, 2-0)
Final (Best of seven sets) winner €25,000, runner-up €12,000
Phil Taylor 4-1 Denis Ovens (1-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-1, 2-0)

PDC Pro Tour events[edit]

For expanded results see 2007 PDC Pro Tour

Players Championships[edit]

(All matches - Best of 5 sets, Best of 3 legs per set)
  • Gibraltar, January 20: Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Adrian Lewis
  • Gibraltar, January 21: Andy Hamilton 3-1 Colin Lloyd
  • Frankfurt, March 24: Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Ronnie Baxter
  • Antwerp Darts Trophy, April 15: Terry Jenkins 3-1 Colin Lloyd
  • Open Holland Masters, April 29: Peter Manley 3-0 James Wade
  • Thialf Darts Trophy, Heerenveen, June 3: Roland Scholten 3-1 Chris Mason
  • Hayling Island, June 16: Terry Jenkins 3-0 Wes Newton
  • Hayling Island, June 17: John Part 3-1 Mervyn King
  • Las Vegas, July 1: Raymond van Barneveld 3-2 Terry Jenkins
  • Bobby Bourn Memorial Trophy, Blackpool, July 21: Phil Taylor 3-1 Adrian Lewis
  • Peachtree Open, Atlanta, Georgia, August 26: Wayne Mardle 3-2 James Wade
  • Ireland Open Classic, County Mayo, Rep. Ireland, September 9: Denis Ovens 3-0 Colin Osborne
  • Windy City Open, Chicago, September 16: Ronnie Baxter 3-1 James Wade
  • Newport, Wales, September 22: Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Alex Roy
  • Dublin, October 6: Phil Taylor 3-0 James Wade
  • Irvine, October 20: Andy Smith 3-0 James Wade
  • German Darts Trophy, October 27: Wayne Mardle 3-1 James Wade
  • John McEvoy Gold Dart Classic, Killarney, November 4: Jelle Klaasen 3-2 Vincent van der Voort
  • Lisse, Netherlands, November 10: Phil Taylor 3-0 Chris Mason
  • Lisse, Netherlands, November 11: Phil Taylor 3-2 Raymond van Barneveld

UK Open Regional Finals[edit]

2006/2007 Finals - Best of 3 sets, Best of 3 legs per set

  • January 6 (North-East) Raymond van Barneveld 2-0 Roland Scholten
  • February 11 (South-West) Dennis Priesley 2-0 James Wade
  • March 4 (South) Phil Taylor 2-0 Wayne Mardle
  • March 18 (North-West) James Wade 2-0 Terry Jenkins
  • April 1 (Midlands) Andy Hamilton 2-0 James Wade

2007/2008 Finals - Best of 15 legs

  • September 23, 2007 (Wales): James Wade 8-7 Raymond van Barneveld
  • October 7 (Ireland): Raymond van Barneveld 8-2 Kevin McDine
  • October 21 (Scotland): James Wade 8-2 Ronnie Baxter

Holsten Premier League[edit]


Final group stage table [14]

Pos Name P W D L +/- LWAT Pts
1 England Phil Taylor 14 11 3 0 +57 43 25
2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 14 7 3 4 +16 32 17
3 England Terry Jenkins 14 6 3 5 -4 26 15
4 England Dennis Priestley 14 5 3 6 +1 34 13
5 England Colin Lloyd 14 6 0 8 -2 33 12
6 England Peter Manley 14 4 3 7 -23 26 11
7 England Adrian Lewis 14 5 0 9 -27 24 10
8 Netherlands Roland Scholten 14 3 3 8 -18 27 9

NB: LWAT = Legs Won Against Throw. Players separated by +/- leg difference if tied.

Score
Semi finals
Phil Taylor England 11 - 6 England Dennis Priestley
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 10 - 11 England Terry Jenkins
Final
Phil Taylor England 16 - 6 England Terry Jenkins

BDO[edit]

World Darts Championship[edit]

Score
Quarter finals
Martin Adams England 5 - 3 England Ted Hankey
Mervyn King England 5 - 4 England Tony Eccles
Paul Hanvidge Scotland 4 - 5 England Phill Nixon
Niels de Ruiter Netherlands 5 - 4 England Gary Robson
Semi finals
Martin Adams England 6 - 5 England Mervyn King
Phill Nixon England 6 - 4 Netherlands Niels de Ruiter
Final
Martin Adams England 7 - 6 England Phill Nixon

WDF Category 1 Events[edit]

WDF ranking points awarded: Winner 150, Runner-up 100, Semi-Finalists 80, Quarter-Finalists 48, 9th to 16th place 24, 17th to 32nd place 12.

  • Dutch Open in Veldhoven, Netherlands, February 1–4 (Total Prize Fund €32,000)
Men's Singles Quarter Finals (Losers €500, best of 5 legs) Martin Atkins 3-1 Niels de Ruiter, Scott Waites 3-1 Tony O'Shea, Steve West 3-1 Cor Ernst, Edwin Max 3-1 Toon Greebe
Semi Finals (Losers €1,250, best of 3 sets) Scott Waites 2-0 Martin Atkins, Steve West 2-1 Edwin Max
Final (Winner €4,500 Runner-up €2,250, best of 5 sets) Scott Waites 3-0 Steve West
Women's Singles Final (Winner €2,250 Runner-up €1,250) Trina Gulliver 5-2 Clare Bywaters
  • Scottish Open at the Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel, Renfrew, February 17–18,[15]
Men's Singles Quarter Finals (Losers £100, best of 5 legs) Jarkko Komula Finland 3-2 Andy Boulton England, Scott Waites England 3-2 Steve West England, Martin Adams England 3-0 Jonny Nijs Netherlands, Gary Anderson Scotland 3-2 Tony O'Shea England
Semi Finals (Losers £300, best of 7 legs) Scott Waites England 4-3 Jarkko Komula Finland, Gary Anderson Scotland 4-2 Martin Adams England
Final (Winner £2,000 Runner-up £800 best of 9 legs) Gary Anderson Scotland 5-3 Scott Waites England
Women's Singles Final (Winner £700 Runner-up £300 best of 7 legs) Karin Krappen Northern Ireland 4-2 Sarah Cope England
  • Bulls German Open in Bochum, April 20–21,[16]
Men's Singles Quarter Finals (Losers €200, best of 3 sets, best of 3 legs) Tony O'Shea England 2-0 Steve West England, Martin Adams England 2-0 Scott Waites England, Ted Hankey England 2-0 Patrick LoosNetherlands, John Walton England 2-0 Mensur Suljovic Austria
Semi Finals (Losers €400, best of 3 sets, best of 3 legs) Martin Adams England 2-1 Tony O'Shea England, John Walton England 2-1 Ted Hankey England
Final (Winner €2,000 Runner-up €1,000 best of 5 sets, best of 3 legs) Martin Adams England 3-1 John Walton England
Women's Singles Final (Winner €800 Runner-up €400 best of 7 legs) Carina Ekberg Sweden 2-1 Carla Molema Netherlands
  • Red Dragon Sports Welsh Open in Prestatyn, May 18–20
Semi Finals (Losers £300, best of 3 sets, best of 3 legs) Mark Webster Wales 2-1 Chris Thompson England, Scott Waites England 2-1 Remco van EijdenNetherlands
Final (Winner £2,000 Runner-up £800 best of 3 sets, best of 3 legs) Mark Webster Wales 2-0 Scott Waites England
Women's Singles Final (Winner £800 Runner-up £400) Trina Gulliver 3-1 Francis Hoesenlaar

WDF Category 2 Events[edit]

WDF ranking points awarded: Winner 120, Runner-up 80, Semi-Finalists 60, Quarter-Finalists 36, 9th to 16th place 18, 17th to 32nd place 9.

  • German Gold Cup, at Sportcenter VfB Komet, Bremen on January 27
Men's Singles Semi-Finals (Losers €170) Tony Eccles 2-0 Jyhan Artut; Remco van Eijden 2-1 Michael Klönhammer.
Final (Winner €350 Runner-up €350) Tony Eccles 3-1 Remco van Eijden (0-2, 2-1, 2-0, 2-1)
Women's Singles Final (Winner €280 Runner-up €140) Heike Ernst 2-1 Thea Kaaijk (2-1, 1-2, 3-1)
  • Las Vegas Open (29th Tom Fleetwood Memorial Open) at the Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 28.
Men's Singles Semi-Finalists (Losers US$200) United StatesJim Widmayer, United StatesJohn Kramer
Final (Winner US$800, Runner-up US$400) United StatesChris White beat United StatesJohn Kuczynski.
Women's Singles Final (Winner US$400, Runner-up US$200) Stacey Bromberg beat Marilyn Popp
  • Dortmund Open at the Sporthalle Renninghausen, Dortmund, Germany on February 17.
Men's Singles Semi-Finals (Losers €160, best of 3 sets) Michael Rosenauer 2-1 Geert de Vos, Marko Puls 2-1 Mareno Michels
Final (Winner €750, Runner-up €350, best of 5 sets) Michael Rosenauer Germany 3-1 Marko Puls Germany (0-2, 2-1, 2-0, 2-1)
Women's Singles Final (Winner €350, Runner-up €170) Zsofia Lazar Hungary 2-0 Zusana Stepanova Czech Republic (2-0, 2-1)
  • Canadian Open at the Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon June 15–17.
Men's Singles Semi-Finals (Losers CAN$250): WalesMark Webster beat CanadaDon MacDougall; CanadaNorm Tremblay beat CanadaDion Laviolette
Final (Winner CAN$1000, Runner-up CAN$500): WalesMark Webster beat CanadaNorm Tremblay
  • England Open at Pontins, Brean Sands, Somerset June 16–17.
Men's Singles Semi-Finals (losers £200): EnglandTed Hankey beat EnglandScott Waites 3-2; ScotlandGary Anderson beat EnglandJames Wilson 3-0
Final (Winner £1500, Runner-up £500): EnglandTed Hankey beat ScotlandGary Anderson 3-0
Women's Singles Final: RussiaAnastasia Dobromyslova 3-1 EnglandLouise Carroll
Youth Singles Final: EnglandAndrew Foster 2-0 EnglandSimon Hartley
  • Belgian Open in Temse, August 3–5
Semi Finals: EnglandTed Hankey beat EnglandRobbie Turner 4-0; EnglandTony West beat EnglandGary Robson 4-2
Final: EnglandTony West beat EnglandTed Hankey 5-2
Women's Final: Francisca Hoenselaar beat Karin Krappen 4-1

Other events[edit]

Masters of Darts[edit]

Main article 2007 Masters of Darts

Score
Semi finals
Mervyn King England 5 - 6 England Peter Manley
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 6 - 4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Final
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 7 - 0 England Peter Manley

International Darts League[edit]

Main article 2007 International Darts League

Score (legs)
Quarter finals
Gary Anderson Scotland 6 - 3 England James Wade
Adrian Lewis England 6 - 2 England Darryl Fitton
Tony O'Shea England 6 - 4 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Mark Webster Wales 6 - 2 England Gary Robson
Semi finals
Gary Anderson Scotland 9 - 1 England Adrian Lewis
Mark Webster Wales 9 - 1 England Tony O'Shea
Final
Gary Anderson Scotland 13 - 9 Wales Mark Webster

World Darts Trophy[edit]

Main article 2007 World Darts Trophy

Score (sets)
Quarter finals
Gary Anderson Scotland 5 - 1 England Peter Manley
Andy Hamilton England 5 - 4 England Martin Adams
Mervyn King England 5 - 3 Wales Mark Webster
Phil Taylor England 5 - 3 England Terry Jenkins
Semi finals
Gary Anderson Scotland 6 - 5 England Andy Hamilton
Phil Taylor England 6 - 2 England Mervyn King
Final
Gary Anderson Scotland 7 - 3 England Phil Taylor

Grand Slam of Darts[edit]

Main article 2007 Grand Slam of Darts / Grand Slam of Darts

Score (legs)
Quarter finals
Gary Anderson Scotland 10 - 7 England Kevin Painter
Andy Hamilton England 10 - 8 England Terry Jenkins
Kevin McDine England 10 - 3 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen
Phil Taylor England 10 - 7 Canada John Part
Semi finals
Andy Hamilton England 13 - 12 England Kevin McDine
Phil Taylor England 13 - 11 Scotland Gary Anderson
Final
Phil Taylor England 18 - 11 Andy Hamilton

Six Nations Cup[edit]

WDF Team Event in Veldhoven, Netherlands.February 24–25.

Semi Finals: Rep. Ireland Republic of Ireland 5 - 13 Netherlands Netherlands, England England 13 - 10 Scotland Scotland
Final: England England 13-7 Netherlands Netherlands

Antwerp Open[edit]

PDC non-ranking event at the Waasland Expo Hallen April 14 Total Prize fund €22,560

Semi Finals (losers €625): Andy Smith England 2 - 0 England Kevin Painter, Terry Jenkins England 2 - 0 England Darren Webster
Final (winner €2,500 runner-up €1,250): Terry Jenkins England 3 - 0 England Andy Smith

Open Holland[edit]

PDC non-ranking event at the Sport & Evanthal Margriet, Schiedam. April 29 Total Prize fund €15,000

Quarter-Finals (losers €300): Wayne Jones England 5-4 England Kevin Painter, Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 5-3 England Denis Ovens, Colin Osborne England 5-1 England Andy Jenkins, Steve Beaton England 5-3 England Alex Roy
Semi-Finals (losers €600): Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 6-2 England Wayne Jones, Colin Osborne England 6-2 England Steve Beaton
Final (winner €2,400 runner-up €1,200): Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 3-1 England Colin Osborne (3-2, 2-3, 3-1, 3-1)

Thialf Open[edit]

PDC non-ranking event at the Thialf, Heerenveen. June 2 Total Prize fund €15,000

Quarter-Finals (losers €300): Vincent van der Voort Netherlands 5-0 Netherlands Erwin Extercatte, Wayne Atwood Wales 5-4 England Andy Smith, Gary Welding England 5-3 England Dennis Ovens, Colin Osborne England 5-3 England Ronnie Baxter
Semi-Finals (losers €600): Wayne Atwood Wales 2-1 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort, Gary Welding England 2-1 England Colin Osborne
Final (winner €2,400 runner-up €1,200): Wayne Atwood Wales 3-2 England Gary Welding

Darts calendar[edit]

Date Organisation Event Winner
December 18, 2006 to January 1 PDC Ladbrokes.com World Championship, Circus Tavern, Purfleet Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
January 6 to January 12 BDO Lakeside World Championship, Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green England Martin Adams
February 1 PDC Premier League opening week concluded May 28 - see below
February 10 to February 18 PDC Masters of Darts, ExpoCentre, Hengelo, Netherlands Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
May 4 to May 13 BDO / PDC International Darts League, the Triavium, Nijmegen, Netherlands Scotland Gary Anderson
May 18 to May 20 PDC US Open, Connecticut England Phil Taylor
May 28 PDC Premier League Final, The Brighton Centre England Phil Taylor
June 7 to June 10 PDC UK Open, Reebok Stadium, Bolton Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
July 2 to July 8 PDC Las Vegas Desert Classic VI, Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
July 22 to July 28 PDC World Matchplay, Winter Gardens, Blackpool England James Wade
September 1 to September 9 BDO / PDC World Darts Trophy, De Vechtsebanen, Utrecht, Netherlands Scotland Gary Anderson
October 8 to October 14 PDC World Grand Prix, Dublin England James Wade
November 15 BDO 2008 BDO World Championship qualifiers, Bridlington
November 16 to November 18 BDO Winmau World Masters, Bridlington Scotland Robert Thornton
November 17 to November 25 BDO / PDC Grand Slam of Darts, Wolverhampton Civic England Phil Taylor

The events listed as BDO/PDC, in the Netherlands, involve invited players from the PDC who join players that qualify through the BDO rankings system. The Grand Slam of Darts in the UK is organised by the PDC, with players from both organisations invited on the basis of recent tournament results in either organisation. For full BDO and PDC calendars including non-televised events see external links.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] PDC Awards dinner
  2. ^ [2] Adrian Lewis awarded last place in Premier League
  3. ^ [3] Las Vegas Open details
  4. ^ [4] Death of John Markovic
  5. ^ [5] DRA fines, February 2007
  6. ^ [6] PDC launch Grand Slam of Darts
  7. ^ [7] Whitlock wins first AGP event
  8. ^ World Masters moved controversy
  9. ^ BDO tournament calendar
  10. ^ Tony Eccles joins PDPA/PDC
  11. ^ PDPA player killed in motorcycle accident thisisderbyshire.co.uk
  12. ^ Prize fund increased for UK Open
  13. ^ Dennis Priestley health statement planetdarts.tv
  14. ^ Premier League Statistics
  15. ^ [8] Scottish Open details
  16. ^ http://germanopen.dscbochum.de/downloads/brochure_go07.pdf German Open Tournament Brochure

External links[edit]