2011 European Championship (darts)

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2011 European Championship
Tournament information
Dates 28–31 July
Venue Maritim Hotel
Location Düsseldorf
Country Germany
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £200,000
Winners share £50,000
Nine dart finish England Adrian Lewis
Semi Final
vs Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
High checkout 167
England Wes Newton
Round 1
vs England Andy Smith
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Quarter Finals
vs England James Wade
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2010 2012»

The 2011 European Championship was the fourth edition of the PDC tournament, the European Championship, which allowd the top European players to compete against the highest ranked players from the PDC Order of Merit. The tournament took place from July 28 to 31, featuring a field of 32 players and £200,000 in prize money, with £50,000 going to the winner. It was held in the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.

World number one Phil Taylor yet again successfully defended the title, after defeating Adrian Lewis 11-8 in the final.

Prize money[edit]

Stage Prize Money
(Total-£200,000)
Winner £50,000
Runner Up £20,000
Semi Final £10,000
Quarter Final £7,500
Second Round £5,000
First Round £2,500

Qualification[edit]

The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit after the World Matchplay automatically qualified for the event. The top 8 from these rankings were also the seeded players. The remaining 16 places went to the top 8 non-qualified players from the 2011 Players Championship Order of Merit, and then to the top 8 non-qualified players from the 2011 Continental Europe Order of Merit.

PDC Top 16
  1. England Phil Taylor
  2. England Adrian Lewis
  3. England James Wade
  4. Scotland Gary Anderson
  5. Australia Simon Whitlock
  6. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
  7. England Wes Newton
  8. Wales Mark Webster
  9. England Terry Jenkins
  10. Australia Paul Nicholson
  11. England Andy Hamilton
  12. England Mervyn King
  13. England Mark Walsh
  14. England Colin Lloyd
  15. England Wayne Jones
  16. Netherlands Vincent van der Voort
Players Championship qualifiers
  1. Canada John Part
  2. England Ronnie Baxter
  3. England Andy Smith
  4. England Jamie Caven
  5. England Justin Pipe
  6. England Dave Chisnall
  7. Scotland Peter Wright
  8. England Alan Tabern
European qualifiers
  1. Spain Antonio Alcinas
  2. Belgium Kim Huybrechts
  3. Netherlands Jelle Klaasen
  4. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
  5. Austria Mensur Suljovic
  6. Greece John Michael
  7. Netherlands Co Stompé
  8. Sweden Magnus Caris

Draw and results[edit]

Round 1, July 28–29
best of 11 legs[1][2]
Round 2, July 30
best of 19 legs[3]
Quarter Finals, July 31
best of 19 legs[4]
Semi Finals, July 31
best of 21 legs[4]
Final, July 31
best of 21 legs[4]
                             
1 England Phil Taylor 107.83 6
Greece John Michael 87.94 3
1 England Phil Taylor 102.47 10
England Mervyn King 90.71 3
England Mervyn King 96.30 6
Netherlands Co Stompé 88.01 1
1 England Phil Taylor 102.36 10
Australia Paul Nicholson 98.45 7
8 Wales Mark Webster 87.79 4
England Terry Jenkins 94.63 6
England Terry Jenkins 96.57 4
Australia Paul Nicholson 101.61 10
England Justin Pipe 88.67 3
Australia Paul Nicholson 91.98 6
1 England Phil Taylor 99.52 11
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 95.41 4
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 102.52 6
Austria Mensur Suljovic 86.68 2
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 96.84 10
England Colin Lloyd 83.75 2
England Alan Tabern 85.77 4
England Colin Lloyd 92.48 6
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 99.41 10
Scotland Peter Wright 94.79 6
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 97.35 6
England Jamie Caven 96.79 3
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 90.65 5
Scotland Peter Wright 90.58 10
Canada John Part 83.03 5
Scotland Peter Wright 83.83 6
1 England Phil Taylor 109.29 11
2 England Adrian Lewis 98.72 8
2 England Adrian Lewis 89.89 6
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 79.80 4
2 England Adrian Lewis 105.80 10
England Dave Chisnall 100.51 5
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 89.19 4
England Dave Chisnall 96.91 6
2 England Adrian Lewis 96.84 10
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 95.72 8
7 England Wes Newton 98.85 6
England Andy Smith 88.51 2
7 England Wes Newton 95.94 8
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 97.31 10
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 99.25 6
Spain Antonio Alcinas 96.19 2
2 England Adrian Lewis 100.63 11
6 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 95.34 10
6 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 101.98 6
England Andy Hamilton 94.96 4
6 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 102.07 10
England Mark Walsh 100.53 5
England Wayne Jones 96.69 5
England Mark Walsh 99.41 6
6 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 97.95 10
3 England James Wade 93.60 8
3 England James Wade 92.08 6
Sweden Magnus Caris 79.85 1
3 England James Wade 101.81 10
England Ronnie Baxter 98.88 7
England Ronnie Baxter 102.17 6
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 101.09 4

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

Statistics[edit]

Player Played Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
England Phil Taylor 5 48 25 19 110 50 15 164 104.29
England Adrian Lewis 5 45 35 17 101 77 31 150 98.38
England James Wade 3 24 16 7 73 21 16 121 95.83
Scotland Gary Anderson 2 11 13 5 27 16 5 80 94.00
Australia Simon Whitlock 4 30 21 13 65 40 16 132 98.55
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 4 36 28 13 80 59 16 167 99.36
England Wes Newton 2 14 12 7 30 18 7 167 95.89
Wales Mark Webster 1 4 6 1 12 5 1 40 87.79
England Terry Jenkins 2 10 14 3 37 19 5 101 95.60
Australia Paul Nicholson 3 23 17 9 61 37 8 107 97.35
England Andy Hamilton 1 4 6 2 12 6 3 146 94.96
England Mervyn King 2 9 11 4 24 18 1 105 93.50
England Mark Walsh 2 11 15 4 43 20 6 120 99.97
England Colin Lloyd 2 8 14 2 33 12 2 110 88.12
England Wayne Jones 1 5 6 2 17 8 2 76 96.69
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 1 4 6 1 10 4 1 58 79.80
Canada John Part 1 5 6 2 12 3 1 58 83.03
England Ronnie Baxter 2 11 14 4 37 16 11 116 100.52
England Andy Smith 1 2 6 1 14 3 1 20 88.51
England Jamie Caven 1 3 6 1 7 4 0 50 86.79
England Justin Pipe 1 3 6 2 9 8 1 121 88.67
England Dave Chisnall 2 11 14 8 22 17 6 116 98.71
Scotland Peter Wright 3 22 20 10 56 32 9 121 89.73
England Alan Tabern 1 4 6 1 8 9 0 76 85.77
Spain Antonio Alcinas 1 2 6 0 10 5 3 121 96.19
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 3 24 20 9 49 30 10 126 97.42
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 1 4 6 2 10 6 2 41 89.19
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 1 4 6 1 10 11 1 135 101.09
Austria Mensur Suljovic 1 2 6 1 10 6 0 40 86.68
Greece John Michael 1 3 6 1 6 7 2 102 87.94
Netherlands Co Stompé 1 1 6 1 8 3 2 5 88.01
Sweden Magnus Caris 1 1 6 0 9 3 1 4 79.85

Television coverage[edit]

The PDC announced on 24 June that ITV4 would broadcast the entire event live.[5] ITV4 continued their coverage of PDC tournaments, having previously broadcast the 2008 European Championship, and the Grand Slam of Darts between 2007 and 2010.

The tournament was also broadcast on SPORT1 in Germany, RTL 7 in the Netherlands, and Fox Sports in Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PartyPoker.net European Championships – Thursday". Professional Darts Corporation (PDC & Perform Ltd.). 28 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "PartyPoker.net European Championships – Friday". Professional Darts Corporation (PDC & Perform Ltd.). 29 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "PartyPoker.net European Championships – Saturday". Professional Darts Corporation (PDC & Perform Ltd.). 30 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Imperious Taylor wins fourth Euro title". Professional Darts Corporation (PDC & Perform Ltd.). 31 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "European Championship On ITV4". PDC. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 

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