2010 PDC World Darts Championship

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Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 18 December 2009–3 January 2010
Venue Alexandra Palace
Location London
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs (preliminaries, 3rd/4th place playoff)
Sets (from Round 1)
Final – best of 13
Prize fund £1,000,000
Winners share £200,000
Nine dart finish Raymond van Barneveld (Round 2)
High checkout 170 Phil Taylor, Simon Whitlock
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2009 2011»

The 2010 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship was the 17th World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the British Darts Organisation.

Phil Taylor gained the title with a 7-3 victory over Simon Whitlock, defending successfully his title from the 2009 tournament.[1] Raymond van Barneveld recorded the second nine dart finish in the history of the tournament in his second round match against Brendan Dolan.[2]

The event took place from 18 December 2009 until 3 January 2010 – albeit with two breaks in between for Christmas and New Year. The tournament was held for the third time at London's Alexandra Palace.

Format and qualifiers[edit]

The televised stages featured 72 players, an increase of 2 from last year. The top 32 players in the PDC Order of Merit on 1 December 2009 were seeded for the tournament.[3] They were joined by the 16 highest non qualified players in the Players Championship Order of Merit from events played on the PDC Pro Tour.

  • The final field as of 1 December 2009:[4]

These 48 players were joined by 24 international players: the 4 highest names in the European Order of Merit not already qualified, the 3 highest names in the North American Order of Merit not already qualified and 15 further international qualifiers to be determined by the PDC and PDPA. Some of the players, such as the 4 from the European Order of Merit, the top 2 Americans, and Australian players are entered straight into the first round, while others, having won qualifying events in their countries, were entered into the preliminary round.

Prize money[edit]

The 2010 World Championship featured a prize fund of £1,000,000 - a rise of £260,000 on the previous year, to become darts' first £1 million tournament. All rounds featured more money compared to 2009, and also sees a £10,000 highest checkout prize being to make the fund go up to a million.

In addition, the losing semi-finalists contested a third place play off match on the same night as the Final, played for an extra £20,000 "winner takes all" pot on top of the £40,000 they both already received for being losing semi finalists. Therefore third place won £60,000, and fourth place £40,000 - both an increase from last years £30,000 for the losing semi finalists.

The prize money is allocated as follows:[6]

Winner: £200,000 (up from £125,000)
Runner-Up: £100,000 (up from £60,000)
Third: £60,000 (up from £30,000 for losing semi finalists in 2009)
Fourth: £40,000 (up from £30,000 for losing semi finalists in 2009)
Quarter Finals: £25,000 (up from £20,000)
Third Round losers: £15,000 (up from £12,000)
Second Round losers: £10,000 (up from £8,000)
First Round losers: £6,000 (up from £5,000)
Preliminary Round losers (8): £3,500 (up from £2,500)
Highest checkout: £10,000
Nine darter: £25,000 (up from £20,000)

Draw[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round draw was made on 29 November,[7] and the format is best of 7 legs.

Player 1 Score Player 2
Denmark Per Laursen 81.45 3-4 Philippines Christian Perez 94.53
Canada Ken MacNeil 77.52 4-2 Guyana Norman Madhoo 76.25
Finland Jarkko Komula 76.09 4-3 Russia Roman Konchikov 73.21
Japan Haruki Muramatsu 75.98 4-1 Poland Krzysztof Kciuk 76.28
Germany Tomas Seyler 79.66 1-4 Netherlands Jan van der Rassel 83.07
Sweden Magnus Caris 87.13 4-0 Spain Francisco Ruiz 75.09
Republic of Ireland Aodhagan O'Neill 88.06 4-2 South Africa Les Francis 79.16
New Zealand Phillip Hazel 83.15 2-4 Slovenia Osmann Kijamet 85.34

China Shi Yongsheng was originally drawn to play Tomas Seyler. However, he was forced to withdraw from the competition after he was unable to receive a visa to travel to the UK. Jan van der Rassel, the next non-qualified player from the Players Championship Order of Merit, took his place.[8]

Last 64[edit]

The first round draw was made live on Sky Sports News on 7 December, and was conducted by Rod Harrington and Eric Bristow.[9]

  • All sets best of five legs, unless there is a final set tie-break. Match distances in sets are quoted at the top of each round of the bracket
First Round (best of 5 sets)
18–23 December
Second round (best of 7)
27–29 December
Third round (best of 7)
29–30 December
Quarter-finals (best of 9)
1 January
Semi-finals (best of 11)
2 January
Final (best of 13)
3 January
                                   
1 England Taylor 102.48 3
England C. Monk 77.66 0
1 England Taylor 103.28 4
England Hine 86.25 0
32 Netherlands Scholten 84.90 2
England Hine 83.45 3
1 England Taylor 104.26 4
16 Scotland Thornton 90.42 1
16 Scotland Thornton 84.29 3
Philippines Perez 82.75 1
16 Scotland Thornton 91.71 4
Germany Artut 83.22 1
17 England Mardle 72.39 0
Germany Artut 82.24 3
1 England Taylor 107.37 5
8 England Lewis 102.95 0
8 England Lewis 106.51 3
Republic of Ireland O'Neill 75.76 0
8 England Lewis 103.68 4
25 England Newton 95.26 2
25 England Newton 86.61 3
Finland Komula 82.73 0
8 England Lewis 103.63 4
England McDine 92.14 0
9 England Priestley 93.90 2
England McDine 99.06 3
England McDine 95.73 4
Wales Bates 90.47 0
24 Netherlands Klaasen 88.83 1
Wales Bates 88.61 3
1 England Taylor 106.00 6
Wales Webster 88.02 0
5 England King 97.40 3
England Clark 85.62 0
5 England King 93.10 2
28 Netherlands Stompé 99.86 4
28 Netherlands Stompé 87.37 3
England Maish 82.78 1
28 Netherlands Stompé 102.42 4
21 England Dudbridge 97.89 2
12 England Tabern 89.41 3
Canada MacNeil 88.82 2
12 England Tabern 92.34 3
21 England Dudbridge 95.06 4
21 England Dudbridge 82.67 3
Germany Welge 83.10 0
28 Netherlands Stompé 94.86 3
Wales Webster 98.54 5
4 Canada Part 95.45 3
Netherlands Greebe 84.06 0
4 Canada Part 76.51 1
29 England Shepherd 79.35 4
29 England Shepherd 79.21 3
United States Burnett 69.91 0
29 England Shepherd 88.78 1
Wales Webster 97.41 4
13 England Walsh 91.43 2
Wales Webster 90.75 3
Wales Webster 89.52 4
20 England Manley 84.12 2
20 England Manley 88.76 3
England A. Jenkins 88.27 2
1 England Taylor 104.38 7
Australia Whitlock 100.51 3
2 Netherlands van Barneveld 92.65 3
New Zealand Parry 78.89 0
2 Netherlands van Barneveld 89.95 4
Northern Ireland Dolan 82.11 0
31 England Eccles 94.36 1
Northern Ireland Dolan 94.96 3
2 Netherlands van Barneveld 89.41 4
15 England Painter 88.67 1
15 England Painter 91.17 3
Austria Suljović 86.83 1
15 England Painter 92.23 4
18 Netherlands van der Voort 94.39 3
18 Netherlands van der Voort 93.26 3
Gibraltar Duo 74.04 0
2 Netherlands van Barneveld 95.16 5
7 England Baxter 90.46 0
7 England Baxter 94.93 3
Japan Muramatsu 83.84 0
7 England Baxter 97.51 4
Scotland Anderson 90.98 0
26 England Caven 93.17 2
Scotland Anderson 93.11 3
7 England Baxter 94.15 4
10 England Lloyd 89.26 1
10 England Lloyd 95.55 3
Sweden Caris 90.05 1
10 England Lloyd 88.48 4
23 England Ovens 88.74 3
23 England Ovens 83.19 3
Netherlands van der Rassel 82.12 1
2 Netherlands van Barneveld 98.40 5
Australia Whitlock 96.04 6
6 England T. Jenkins 93.35 3
Australia Nicholson 93.12 2
6 England T. Jenkins 90.18 4
United States Young 75.96 0
27 England A. Smith 85.41 2
United States Young 84.56 3
6 England T. Jenkins 92.07 2
Australia Whitlock 100.60 4
11 England Osborne 96.86 1
Australia Whitlock 101.02 3
Australia Whitlock 99.24 4
22 England Jones 92.92 0
22 England Jones 85.61 3
England Roy 82.54 1
Australia Whitlock 105.37 5
3 England Wade 97.29 3
3 England Wade 96.65 3
England Brown 92.38 1
3 England Wade 97.79 4
30 Netherlands van Gerwen 93.92 2
30 Netherlands van Gerwen 89.00 3
Scotland Wright 83.75 1
3 England Wade 96.15 4
14 England Hamilton 97.66 3
14 England Hamilton 87.27 3
Slovenia Kijamet 78.31 0
14 England Hamilton 94.69 4
19 England Beaton 95.72 1
19 England Beaton 89.52 3
Spain Rodriguez 82.07 0

Scores after player's names are three-dart averages (total points scored divided by darts thrown and multiplied by 3)

  • All games that went to a final set had to be won by 2 clear legs, if after six more legs the players still couldn't be separated, a sudden death leg would take place to decide the winner, i.e. if the set goes to 5-5, a decider is played
  • Mark Webster defeated Raymond van Barneveld 10 legs to 8 on 3 January in a 3rd/4th place playoff, the first time since 1998 such a playoff has occurred

Statistics[edit]

Player Played Sets Won Sets Lost Legs Won Legs Lost 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
England Adrian Lewis 4 11 7 41 30 87 43 37 164 104.61
England Phil Taylor 6 29 4 68 15 173 108 43 170 103.34
Australia Simon Whitlock 6 25 18 83 59 223 148 58 170 100.29
England James Wade 4 14 11 51 48 138 73 25 150 96.86
England Colin Osborne 1 1 3 8 11 21 14 3 160 96.86
Netherlands Co Stompé 4 14 10 53 46 113 70 22 132 96.55
England Kevin McDine 3 7 6 29 27 86 34 9 127 95.64
England Ronnie Baxter 4 11 6 37 33 103 61 7 142 95.53
England Mervyn King 2 5 4 18 18 50 17 11 136 95.25
England Tony Eccles 1 1 3 5 10 16 16 2 101 94.36
Wales Mark Webster 5 16 14 72 59 179 80 14 136 94.05
England Dennis Priestley 1 2 3 9 12 34 15 3 150 93.90
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 2 6 4 23 17 59 30 9 164 93.83
England Andy Hamilton 3 10 5 34 26 78 35 16 140 93.21
England Jamie Caven 1 2 3 8 13 30 13 5 80 93.17
Australia Paul Nicholson 1 2 3 10 11 28 15 6 110 93.12
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 5 21 7 83 46 175 79 30 141 93.11
England Steve Beaton 2 4 4 19 14 37 25 7 98 92.62
England Steve Brown 1 1 3 4 11 20 9 2 60 92.38
Scotland Gary Anderson 2 3 6 21 20 53 32 8 121 92.05
England Terry Jenkins 3 9 6 34 28 86 45 12 101 91.87
England Mark Dudbridge 3 9 7 41 34 86 62 7 146 91.87
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 2 5 5 20 20 58 20 4 125 91.46
England Mark Walsh 1 2 3 9 11 30 16 4 83 91.43
England Colin Lloyd 3 8 8 36 34 91 46 9 133 91.10
England Wes Newton 2 5 4 18 20 53 29 8 124 90.94
England Alan Tabern 2 6 6 28 31 89 46 16 141 90.88
England Kevin Painter 3 8 8 36 32 92 49 22 164 90.69
Wales Barrie Bates 2 3 5 16 19 59 22 4 144 89.54
England Wayne Jones 2 3 5 18 18 56 33 3 121 89.27
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 1 1 3 7 10 18 8 4 110 88.83
Scotland Robert Thornton 3 8 6 26 27 80 43 8 105 88.81
Philippines Christian Perez 2 1 3 11 13 26 21 1 84 88.64
Sweden Magnus Caris 2 1 3 10 11 35 11 2 108 88.59
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 2 3 5 13 17 32 30 3 121 88.54
England Andy Jenkins 1 2 3 7 12 24 11 2 60 88.27
Austria Mensur Suljovic 1 1 3 4 11 13 14 4 40 86.83
England Peter Manley 2 5 6 21 21 67 25 3 127 86.44
Canada John Part 2 4 4 17 14 27 11 6 167 85.98
England Denis Ovens 2 6 5 25 23 61 30 6 106 85.97
England Matt Clark 1 0 3 2 9 15 4 0 50 85.62
England Andy Smith 1 2 3 13 12 29 19 5 121 85.41
Netherlands Roland Scholten 1 2 3 8 12 33 15 2 116 84.90
England Steve Hine 2 3 6 12 8 34 19 4 100 84.85
Netherlands Toon Greebe 1 0 3 1 9 9 8 1 150 84.06
Scotland Peter Wright 1 1 3 6 9 18 9 1 106 83.75
Canada Ken MacNeil 2 2 3 15 14 40 16 4 124 83.17
New Zealand Phillip Hazel 1 0 0 2 4 7 5 1 36 83.15
Germany Andree Welge 1 0 3 3 9 14 5 1 48 83.10
England Steve Maish 1 1 3 6 10 22 9 1 136 82.78
Germany Jyhan Artut 2 4 4 15 14 41 23 4 78 82.73
Netherlands Jan van der Rassel 2 1 3 11 11 28 16 3 116 82.60
England Alex Roy 1 1 3 6 11 25 9 2 82 82.54
England Kirk Shepherd 3 8 5 25 24 50 23 11 109 82.45
Spain Carlos Rodriguez 1 0 3 2 9 16 4 2 60 82.07
Republic of Ireland Aodhagan O'Neill 2 0 3 5 11 12 11 0 74 81.91
Slovenia Osmann Kijamet 2 0 3 4 11 22 6 2 60 81.83
Denmark Per Laursen 1 0 0 3 4 10 2 0 116 81.45
United States Darin Young 2 3 6 14 25 47 12 6 86 80.26
Japan Haruki Muramatsu 2 0 3 5 10 20 5 2 75 79.91
Germany Tomas Seyler 1 0 0 1 4 5 3 1 40 79.66
Finland Jarkko Komula 2 0 3 8 12 30 9 1 90 79.41
South Africa Les Francis 1 0 0 2 4 8 3 0 116 79.16
New Zealand Warren Parry 1 0 3 0 9 7 3 2 78.89
England Colin Monk 1 0 3 0 9 5 7 0 77.66
Poland Krzysztof Kciuk 1 0 0 1 4 4 1 1 140 76.28
Guyana Norman Madhoo 1 0 0 2 4 11 2 0 80 76.25
Spain Francisco Ruiz 1 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 75.09
Gibraltar Dylan Duo 1 0 3 0 9 5 2 0 74.04
Russia Roman Konchikov 1 0 0 3 4 8 1 0 90 73.21
England Wayne Mardle 1 0 3 3 9 11 4 3 48 72.39
United States Scott Burnett 1 0 3 2 9 12 4 2 154 69.91

Television coverage[edit]

As they have done for every PDC World Darts Championship, Sky Sports broadcast all 72 matches live in high-definition, in the UK. Dave Clark presented the coverage with analysis from Rod Harrington and Eric Bristow. They also commentated on matches along with Sid Waddell, John Gwynne, Dave Lanning, Nigel Pearson, Rod Studd and Stuart Pyke. Interviews were either handled by Clark, Bristow or Studd.

Technical Elements[edit]

Technical crew are supplied by Yorkshire based company, Sports Event Services Limited with Mark Leak heading up their crew and assuming the role of Stage Manager.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phil Taylor powers to 15th world darts title". BBC Sport. 3 January 2010. Archived from the original on 4 January 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Raymond van Barneveld hits second PDC nine-dart finish". BBC Sport. 28 December 2009. Archived from the original on 31 December 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Order of Merit Explanation". pdc.tv (Professional Darts Corporation). 17 February 2009. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "World Championship Field". pdc.tv (Professional Darts Corporation). 1 December 2009. Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "72 line up at Ally Pally". Sky Sports (British Sky Broadcasting). 14 December 2009. Archived from the original on 4 January 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2009. "4 Peter Wright (Scotland)" 
  6. ^ Ladbrokes.com World Championships pdc.tv
  7. ^ "Preliminary Round Draw Made". pdc.tv (Professional Darts Corporation). 29 November 2009. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Yongsheng Pulls Out". pdc.tv (Professional Darts Corporation). 17 December 2009. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "World Championship Draw". pdc.tv (Professional Darts Corporation). 7 December 2009. Archived from the original on 16 December 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]

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