2012 European Championship (darts)

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2012 European Championship
Tournament information
Dates September 20 to 23
Venue RWE-Sporthalle
Location Mülheim
Country Germany
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £200,000
Winners share £50,000
High checkout 167
England Dave Chisnall
Round 2
vs Australia Simon Whitlock
Australia Simon Whitlock
Final
vs England Wes Newton
Champion(s)
Australia Simon Whitlock
«2011 2013»

The 2012 European Championship was the fifth edition of the Professional Darts Corporation tournament, the European Championship, which allows the top European players to compete against the highest ranked players from the PDC Order of Merit. The tournament took place from September 20 to 23 at the RWE-Sporthalle in Mülheim, Germany.

Phil Taylor was once again defending the title, after winning each of the four previous playings of this tournament since the inaugural edition in 2008.[1] However, he lost for the first time in the quarter-finals 6–10 to Brendan Dolan.[2]

Simon Whitlock won his first major title, defeating Wes Newton 11–5 in the final.[3]

Prize money[edit]

The 2012 European Championship has a total prize fund of £200,000. The following is the breakdown of the fund:

Stage Prize money
Winner £50,000
Runner-Up £20,000
Semi-finalists £10,000
Quarter-finalists £7,500
Last 16 (Round 2) £5,000
Last 32 (Round 1) £2,500

Qualification[edit]

The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit after the two Players Championship events in Barnsley automatically qualified for the event. The top 8 from them were also the seeded players. The remaining 16 places went to the top 8 non-qualified players from the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit, with further places awarded to the top 8 non-qualified players from the Continental Europe Order of Merit.

These are the participants:[4]

  • Fourth placed Gary Anderson was banned from the event due to breaching the PDC's rules.[5]
PDC Top 16
  1. England Phil Taylor
  2. England Adrian Lewis
  3. England James Wade
  4. England Wes Newton
  5. England Andy Hamilton
  6. Australia Simon Whitlock
  7. England Terry Jenkins
  8. Wales Mark Webster
  9. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
  10. England Justin Pipe
  11. England Kevin Painter
  12. England Dave Chisnall
  13. England Ronnie Baxter
  14. England Mark Walsh
  15. Australia Paul Nicholson
  16. Netherlands Vincent van der Voort
Players Championship qualifiers
  1. England Ian White
  2. Belgium Kim Huybrechts
  3. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
  4. England Colin Lloyd
  5. Wales Richie Burnett
  6. Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan
  7. England Andy Smith
  8. England Mervyn King
European qualifiers
  1. Sweden Magnus Caris
  2. Netherlands Co Stompé
  3. Netherlands Gino Vos
  4. Netherlands Jerry Hendriks
  5. Austria Mensur Suljović
  6. Germany Andree Welge
  7. Germany Michael Rosenauer
  8. Germany Tomas Seyler

Draw and results[edit]

The draw was held on 9 September 2012.[4]

Round 1
September 20–21
[6]
Round 2
September 22
[2]
Quarter Finals
September 23
[7]
Semi Finals
September 23
[8]
Final
September 23
[8]
                             
1 England Phil Taylor 91.66 6
Sweden Magnus Caris 90.00 3
1 England Phil Taylor 98.38 10
Netherlands Jerry Hendriks 93.68 7
  Netherlands Jerry Hendriks 84.42 6
Austria Mensur Suljovic 81.09 2
1 England Phil Taylor 89.88 6
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 89.90 10
8 Wales Mark Webster 91.35 4
Germany Andree Welge 92.28 6
  Germany Andree Welge 86.10 5
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 88.36 10
10 England Justin Pipe 96.48 3
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 90.47 6
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 88.88 9
4 England Wes Newton 91.61 11
5 England Andy Hamilton 93.94 6
Australia Paul Nicholson 83.08 0
5 England Andy Hamilton 88.98 10
England Ronnie Baxter 89.52 8
13 England Ronnie Baxter 90.34 6
Germany Michael Rosenauer 80.51 1
5 England Andy Hamilton 90.33 7
4 England Wes Newton 92.03 10
4 England Wes Newton 106.09 6
Germany Tomas Seyler 88.19 0
4 England Wes Newton 94.69 10
England Kevin Painter 88.23 5
  England Mervyn King 96.49 4
England Kevin Painter 96.64 6
4 England Wes Newton 89.47 5
6 Australia Simon Whitlock 94.91 11
2 England Adrian Lewis 90.67 0
England Ian White 99.10 6
  England Ian White 93.55 5
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 97.00 10
  Belgium Kim Huybrechts 92.05 6
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 89.96 4
  Belgium Kim Huybrechts 92.50 10
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 94.81 8
7 England Terry Jenkins 92.13 1
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 113.04 6
  Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 102.25 10
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 103.86 9
  Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 100.51 6
England Andy Smith 95.98 5
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 93.47 9
6 Australia Simon Whitlock 98.81 11
6 Australia Simon Whitlock 96.71 6
England Mark Walsh 84.55 2
6 Australia Simon Whitlock 97.49 10
England Dave Chisnall 93.39 5
  England Dave Chisnall 81.94 6
Netherlands Gino Vos 77.75 3
6 Australia Simon Whitlock 93.01 10
England Colin Lloyd 89.68 7
3 England James Wade 93.44 3
England Colin Lloyd 97.59 6
  England Colin Lloyd 90.21 10
Wales Richie Burnett 93.37 8
  Wales Richie Burnett 93.40 6
Netherlands Co Stompé 90.13 3

Statistics[edit]

Player Played Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
Australia Simon Whitlock 5 48 28 15 99 52 19 167 96.19
England Wes Newton 5 42 32 14 88 45 28 129 94.78
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 4 35 28 12 74 37 20 164 93.76
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 4 35 25 11 93 37 10 106 89.40
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 3 24 20 10 57 38 11 156 103.37
England Phil Taylor 3 22 20 6 49 18 6 164 93.31
England Colin Lloyd 3 23 21 12 51 41 8 164 92.49
England Andy Hamilton 3 23 18 8 52 20 8 160 91.08
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 2 15 15 5 37 22 10 128 102.19
England Ian White 2 11 10 5 25 16 5 104 96.33
Wales Richie Burnett 2 14 13 7 32 22 8 130 93.39
England Kevin Painter 2 11 14 4 38 15 4 134 92.44
England Ronnie Baxter 2 14 11 5 30 21 6 138 89.93
Germany Andree Welge 2 11 14 3 34 18 0 130 89.19
Netherlands Jerry Hendriks 2 13 12 4 31 17 5 142 89.05
England Dave Chisnall 2 11 13 4 36 11 6 167 87.67
England Andy Smith 1 5 6 1 10 12 3 98 95.68
England Mervyn King 1 4 6 1 9 9 2 84 96.49
Wales Mark Webster 1 4 6 1 12 5 3 84 91.35
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 1 4 6 1 11 8 1 80 89.96
England Justin Pipe 1 3 6 1 11 12 1 130 96.48
England James Wade 1 3 6 3 7 8 3 120 93.44
Netherlands Co Stompé 1 3 6 1 12 8 0 88 90.13
Sweden Magnus Caris 1 3 6 1 13 9 0 38 90.00
Netherlands Gino Vos 1 3 6 1 11 6 1 56 77.75
England Mark Walsh 1 2 6 0 10 4 1 80 84.55
Austria Mensur Suljović 1 2 6 1 8 6 0 46 81.09
England Terry Jenkins 1 1 6 0 10 6 1 26 92.13
Germany Michael Rosenauer 1 1 6 0 4 2 3 59 80.51
England Adrian Lewis 1 0 6 0 5 8 3 90.67
Germany Tomas Seyler 1 0 6 0 8 6 0 88.19
Australia Paul Nicholson 1 0 6 0 8 3 0 83.03

Source: Match reports from the results

Broadcasts[edit]

The tournament was broadcast in the UK on ESPN.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taylor motivated by Lewis challenge". ESPN. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "PartyPoker.net Euro Champs - Sat". PDC. 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Whitlock wins maiden major title". ESPN. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "PartyPoker.net European Championship Draw". PDC. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Anderson Banned For Three Events". PDC. 13 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "PartyPoker.net Euro Champs - Thurs". PDC. 20 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "PartyPoker.net Euro Champs QFs". PDC. 23 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Whitlock Is European King!". PDC. 23 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "ESPN TV Times Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 

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