2011 PDC World Darts Championship

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Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 16 December 2010–3 January 2011
Venue Alexandra Palace
Location London
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs (preliminaries)
Sets (from Round 1)
Final – best of 13
Prize fund £1,000,000
Winners share £200,000
Nine dart finish Adrian Lewis (Final)
High checkout 170 Tony Eccles, Terry Jenkins
Champion(s)
England Adrian Lewis
«2010 2012»

The 2011 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship was the 18th World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the British Darts Organisation.

Phil Taylor was the defending champion, having won the 2010 tournament. He was knocked out of the tournament at the quarter final stage by Mark Webster, who in turn was defeated by Adrian Lewis in the semi-finals. Lewis went on to win the tournament, beating Gary Anderson 7–5 in the final to become only the fifth different PDC World Champion and the first to have won it without having won the rival BDO World Championship.[1]

The event took place from 16 December 2010 until 3 January 2011, with two breaks for Christmas and New Year. The tournament was held for the fourth time at London's Alexandra Palace. A total of 72 players took part, 16 of whom began at the preliminary round stage, with the eight winners joining the remaining 56 players in the first round proper.

The final between Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson was the last match that Sid Waddell commentated on at the PDC World Darts Championship.

Format and qualifiers[edit]

The televised stages featured 72 players from a minimum of 22 countries. The top 32 players in the PDC Order of Merit on 29 November 2010 were seeded for the tournament.[2] 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.

These 48 players were joined by two PDPA qualifiers (which were determined at a PDPA Qualifying event held in Derby on November 29, 2010), and 22 international players: the 4 highest names in the European Order of Merit not already qualified, the 2 highest names in the North American Order of Merit not already qualified and 16 further international qualifiers determined by the PDC and PDPA.

Some of the international players, such as the 4 from the European Order of Merit, and the top American and Australian players were entered straight into the first round, while others, having won qualifying events in their countries, were entered into the preliminary round.

1^ Rob Modra was unable to get a visa, so therefore, he was replaced by Kirk Shepherd, the next highest ranked player in the Players Championship Order of Merit.[3]

Prize money[edit]

The 2011 World Championship featured a prize fund of £1,000,000 – the same as in the previous year. The Third Place Playoff did not take place this year.

The prize money is allocated as follows:[2]

Position (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £200,000
Runner-up (1) £100,000
Semi-finalist (2) £50,000
Quarter-finalist (4) £25,000
Third round losers (8) £15,000
Second round losers (16) £10,000
First round losers (32) £6,000
Preliminary round losers (8) £3,500
Nine-dart finish (1) £10,000

Schedule[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round were played from Dec 16 to Dec 23 with one match per day. The format was best of 7 legs.

Player 1 Score Player 2
United States Gary Mawson 92.44 4–1 Philippines Juanito Gionzon 90.81
Netherlands Roland Scholten 82.15 4–2 Finland Veijo Viinikka 75.93
England Matt Padgett 83.10 2–4 Japan Morihiro Hashimoto 87.30
Denmark Per Laursen 91.05 4–2 Croatia Boris Krčmar 84.89
Germany Jyhan Artut 83.86 4–3 Hong Kong Scott MacKenzie 84.94
Northern Ireland Michael Mansell 82.70 0–4 New Zealand Preston Ridd 84.68
South Africa Devon Petersen 90.16 4–3 Guyana Norman Madhoo 82.05
Sweden Magnus Caris 80.24 4–3 Austria Dietmar Burger 76.81

Last 64[edit]

The winner of the eight Preliminary Round matches joined 56 other players in the First Round.

The First Round draw took place on Tuesday 30 November live in the studio of Sky Sports News, and was conducted by 1983 World champion Keith Deller and Sky Sports darts' analyst and former World Matchplay champion, Rod Harrington.[4]

First Round (best of 5 sets)
December 16–23
Second round (best of 7)
December 27–29
Third round (best of 7)
December 29–30
Quarter-finals (best of 9)
January 1
Semi-finals (best of 11)
January 2
Final (best of 13)
January 3
                                   
1 England Phil Taylor 88.49 3
United States Gary Mawson 77.49 0
1 England Taylor 102.09 4
Denmark Laursen 93.19 0
32 Canada John Part 86.76 0
Denmark Per Laursen 83.66 3
1 England Taylor 98.07 4
Scotland Wright 96.56 1
16 Australia Paul Nicholson 97.39 3
England Steve Farmer 93.90 0
16 Australia Nicholson 89.93 2
Scotland Wright 85.39 4
17 Netherlands Co Stompé 88.74 1
Scotland Peter Wright 86.76 3
1 England Taylor 101.74 2
25 Wales Webster 98.01 5
8 England Ronnie Baxter 94.10 3
Netherlands Roland Scholten 90.65 0
8 England Baxter 95.00 0
25 Wales Webster 97.22 4
25 Wales Mark Webster 98.93 3
England Steve Maish 93.76 0
25 Wales Webster 93.25 4
England Hylton 91.81 1
9 England Colin Lloyd 84.35 3
Germany Andree Welge 84.65 2
9 England Lloyd 91.14 2
England Hylton 93.52 4
24 England Steve Beaton 89.79 2
England Mark Hylton 90.14 3
25 Wales Webster 96.38 4
5 England Lewis 98.48 6
5 England Adrian Lewis 94.87 3
England Tony Eccles 94.84 0
5 England Lewis 90.28 4
28 England Dudbridge 87.66 1
28 England Mark Dudbridge 92.60 3
England Alex Roy 85.70 1
5 England Lewis 101.05 4
21 Scotland Thornton 92.23 1
12 England Andy Hamilton 79.42 3
England Dennis Smith 80.10 0
12 England Hamilton 86.49 0
21 Scotland Thornton 90.16 4
21 Scotland Robert Thornton 91.23 3
England Nigel Heydon 91.53 1
5 England Lewis 100.03 5
20 Netherlands van der Voort 93.17 2
4 Australia Simon Whitlock 90.41 3
Wales Steve Evans 87.35 0
4 Australia Whitlock 102.86 4
29 England Ovens 86.50 0
29 England Denis Ovens 88.87 3
Germany Jyhan Artut 80.71 1
4 Australia Whitlock 96.81 2
20 Netherlands van der Voort 94.95 4
13 England Wayne Jones 92.63 3
England Kirk Shepherd 85.74 1
13 England Jones 92.88 2
20 Netherlands van der Voort 93.96 4
20 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 85.85 3
New Zealand Preston Ridd 71.29 0
5 England Lewis 99.40 7
11 Scotland Anderson 99.41 5
2 England James Wade 91.53 3
Spain Antonio Alcinas 85.92 0
2 England Wade 89.54 2
Austria Suljović 88.55 4
31 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 84.17 1
Austria Mensur Suljović 91.51 3
Austria Suljović 84.76 0
15 England Newton 97.34 4
15 England Wes Newton 87.95 3
United States Darin Young 80.57 0
15 England Newton 92.63 4
Northern Ireland Dolan 91.07 0
18 England Kevin Painter 84.84 0
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 96.32 3
15 England Newton 91.94 4
7 England Jenkins 93.52 5
7 England Terry Jenkins 87.11 3
England Joe Cullen 81.77 2
7 England Jenkins 91.96 4
England Brown 85.50 1
26 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 84.03 1
England Steve Brown 91.46 3
7 England Jenkins 99.05 4
10 England Walsh 91.79 0
10 England Mark Walsh 93.48 3
England Justin Pipe 91.83 1
10 England Walsh 89.33 4
23 England Tabern 87.45 3
23 England Alan Tabern 91.14 3
Wales Richie Burnett 86.02 2
7 England Jenkins 97.01 2
11 Scotland Anderson 101.11 6
6 England Mervyn King 94.25 3
Sweden Magnus Caris 83.68 0
6 England King 94.45 3
27 England Smith 93.05 4
27 England Andy Smith 93.26 3
Australia Shane Tichowitsch 87.58 1
27 England Smith 92.97 0
11 Scotland Anderson 108.39 4
11 Scotland Gary Anderson 103.26 3
Japan Morihiro Hashimoto 87.44 0
11 Scotland Anderson 103.44 4
22 England Priestley 97.26 2
22 England Dennis Priestley 92.21 3
Germany Bernd Roith 83.12 0
11 Scotland Anderson 102.75 5
3 Netherlands van Barneveld 93.79 1
3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 94.28 3
England Steve Hine 85.70 1
3 Netherlands van Barneveld 98.24 4
England McDine 91.93 1
30 Wales Barrie Bates 78.80 1
England Kevin McDine 77.65 3
3 Netherlands van Barneveld 97.19 4
14 England Osborne 90.63 3
14 England Colin Osborne 93.02 3
England Chris Thompson 88.47 1
14 England Osborne 89.82 4
19 England Caven 88.91 0
19 England Jamie Caven 84.28 3
South Africa Devon Petersen 79.82 1

Statistics[edit]

[5]

Player Played Sets Won Sets Lost Legs Won Legs Lost 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout Average
England Adrian Lewis 6 29 13 101 70 221 119 60 167 97.35
Scotland Gary Anderson 6 27 12 93 62 167 136 58 164 103.06
Wales Mark Webster 5 20 9 73 49 148 102 24 167 96.76
England Terry Jenkins 5 18 13 71 54 182 91 29 170 93.73
England Phil Taylor 4 13 6 46 32 109 68 17 126 97.60
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 4 12 10 50 43 112 79 23 156 95.88
England Wes Newton 4 15 5 51 32 103 61 11 136 92.47
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 4 13 9 44 42 111 60 19 148 91.98
Australia Simon Whitlock 3 9 4 33 17 57 46 16 164 96.69
England Andy Smith 3 7 8 31 28 85 40 19 140 93.09
England Mark Hylton 3 9 8 37 33 87 47 18 138 91.82
England Mark Walsh 3 7 8 32 36 86 45 16 146 91.53
Scotland Robert Thornton 3 8 5 27 28 87 33 10 125 91.21
England Colin Osborne 3 10 5 35 29 71 37 14 139 91.16
Austria Mensur Suljović 3 7 7 29 31 76 32 13 136 88.27
Scotland Peter Wright 3 8 7 32 29 77 48 6 120 87.57
England Dennis Priestley 2 5 4 21 17 47 28 12 111 94.74
England Ronnie Baxter 2 3 4 15 15 32 27 6 118 94.55
England Mervyn King 2 6 4 22 18 63 36 6 136 94.35
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 2 3 4 15 14 42 20 5 108 93.70
Australia Paul Nicholson 2 5 4 18 18 37 35 7 141 93.66
England Wayne Jones 2 5 5 20 18 60 31 9 120 92.76
England James Wade 2 5 4 22 17 48 28 2 121 90.54
England Mark Dudbridge 2 4 5 18 21 42 19 12 107 90.13
Denmark Per Laursen 3 3 4 17 19 56 23 3 106 89.30
England Alan Tabern 2 6 6 27 25 86 32 12 160 89.30
England Steve Brown 2 4 5 15 19 43 19 9 126 88.48
England Colin Lloyd 2 5 6 19 25 45 29 6 136 87.75
England Denis Ovens 2 3 5 13 18 36 22 2 106 87.69
England Jamie Caven 2 3 5 17 20 54 17 6 161 86.60
England Kevin McDine 2 4 5 17 22 48 14 8 120 84.79
England Andy Hamilton 2 3 4 15 15 42 10 6 106 82.96
England Tony Eccles 1 0 3 6 9 13 11 8 170 94.84
England Steve Farmer 1 0 3 3 9 10 15 1 161 93.90
England Steve Maish 1 0 3 2 9 10 9 2 58 93.76
England Justin Pipe 1 1 3 7 9 21 11 4 167 91.83
England Nigel Heydon 1 1 3 8 10 30 12 2 61 91.53
England Steve Beaton 1 2 3 11 13 29 14 4 75 89.79
Netherlands Co Stompé 1 1 3 6 11 18 11 4 111 88.74
England Chris Thompson 1 1 3 6 10 26 10 2 96 88.47
Australia Shane Tichowitsch 1 1 3 3 11 15 12 2 40 87.58
Japan Morihiro Hashimoto 2 0 3 4 11 19 6 4 61 87.37
Wales Steve Evans 1 0 3 2 9 18 8 0 35 87.35
Canada John Part 1 0 3 5 9 15 7 7 100 86.76
Netherlands Roland Scholten 2 0 3 7 11 21 12 4 112 86.40
Wales Richie Burnett 1 2 3 7 10 27 10 2 64 86.02
Spain Antonio Alcinas 1 0 3 2 9 14 6 2 20 85.92
England Kirk Shepherd 1 1 3 5 10 16 9 1 40 85.74
England Steve Hine 1 1 3 7 11 29 6 1 88 85.70
England Alex Roy 1 1 3 7 10 14 8 4 68 85.70
South Africa Devon Petersen 2 1 3 12 14 22 13 5 146 84.99
United States Gary Mawson 2 0 3 8 10 16 14 3 81 84.97
England Kevin Painter 1 0 3 2 9 17 5 1 156 84.84
Germany Andree Welge 1 2 3 9 10 25 6 3 63 84.65
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 1 1 3 6 9 12 9 4 82 84.17
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 1 1 3 5 10 13 9 2 111 84.03
Germany Bernd Roith 1 0 3 2 9 16 7 0 96 83.12
Germany Jyhan Artut 2 1 3 10 14 29 10 4 112 82.29
Sweden Magnus Caris 2 0 3 6 12 25 8 2 55 81.96
England Joe Cullen 1 2 3 6 13 20 7 4 59 81.77
United States Darin Young 1 0 3 3 9 12 6 2 32 80.57
England Dennis Smith 1 0 3 3 9 15 7 1 40 80.10
Wales Barrie Bates 1 1 3 8 9 29 10 0 116 78.80
New Zealand Preston Ridd 2 0 0 5 9 13 6 1 104 77.99
Philippines Juanito Gionzon 1 0 0 1 4 11 2 1 96 90.81
Hong Kong Scott MacKenzie 1 0 0 3 4 8 4 0 60 84.94
Croatia Boris Krcmar 1 0 0 2 4 4 4 1 76 84.89
England Matt Padgett 1 0 0 2 4 6 3 0 40 83.10
Northern Ireland Michael Mansell 1 0 0 0 4 5 5 0 82.70
Guyana Norman Madhoo 1 0 0 3 4 6 4 1 36 82.05
Austria Dietmar Burger 1 0 0 3 4 12 1 0 64 76.81
Finland Veijo Viinikka 1 0 0 2 4 6 2 1 40 75.93


Television coverage[edit]

Sky Sports broadcast all 72 matches live in high-definition in the United Kingdom. Dave Clark presented the coverage with analysis from Rod Harrington and Eric Bristow. They also commentated on matches along with Sid Waddell, John Gwynne, Nigel Pearson, Rod Studd and Stuart Pyke. This was the first PDC World Championship where Dave Lanning wasn't commentating having retired prior to the tournament. Due to the ill health of Harrington, Wayne Mardle replaced him post-Christmas and featured both commentating and co-presenting alongside Clark. Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff was also a guest commentator twice during tournament. Interviews were handled by either Clark, Bristow or Studd.

In the Netherlands SBS6 broadcast all matches live through a live stream on the SBS6 website and Sport1 broadcast all the matches on television, both with commentary provided by Jacques Nieuwlaat and Leo Oldenburger. In Germany it was broadcast live on Sport1 with co-commentary provided by Roland Scholten, and in Australia it was broadcast live on Fox Sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jackpot hails 'dream' win". Sky Sports. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Order of Merit Explanation". pdc.tv (Professional Darts Corporation). 1 October 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Shepherd replaces Modra, pdc.tv, 14 December 2010
  4. ^ World Championship Draw
  5. ^ "2011 PDC World Championship Stats". Darts Database. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

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