2012 World Matchplay (darts)

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World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates 21–29 July
Venue Winter Gardens
Location Blackpool
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £400,000
Winners share £100,000
Nine dart finish Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
England Wes Newton
High checkout 170 England Phil Taylor (x2)
England Dave Chisnall
England Joe Cullen
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor

The 2012 World Matchplay was the 19th annual staging of the World Matchplay, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament took place from 21–29 July.

Phil Taylor was the defending champion,[1] and retained his title for the fifth successive time and thirteenth in total with an 18–15 win over James Wade in the final.[2]

Two nine dart finishes were made during the tournament. Michael van Gerwen recorded the first during his second round victory over Steve Beaton. Wes Newton repeated the feat a day later, during his second round loss against Justin Pipe.

Prize money[edit]

For the fourth consecutive World Matchplay, the prize fund was £400,000.

Stage Prize Money
Winner £100,000
Runner-up £50,000
Semi-finalists £25,000
Quarter-finalists £15,000
Last 16 £7,500
Last 32 £5,000

Qualification[edit]

The top 16 in the PDC Order of Merit qualified as seeded players. The other 16 places went to the top 16 non-qualified players from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit who are unseeded players.[3]

Draw[edit]

[5]

Round One (best of 19 legs)
21–24 July
[6][7][8][9]
Round Two (best of 25 legs)
25–26 July
[10][11]
Quarter Finals (best of 31 legs)
27 July
[12]
Semi Finals (best of 33 legs)
28 July
[13]
Final (best of 35 legs)
29 July
[2]
                             
1 England Phil Taylor 103.10 10
England Mervyn King 97.54 8
1 England Phil Taylor 91.71 13
England Ian White 88.78 3
16 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 92.86 5
England Ian White 95.40 10
1 England Phil Taylor 105.05 16
8 England Andy Hamilton 99.72 11
8 England Andy Hamilton 90.42 10
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 85.60 7
8 England Andy Hamilton 95.62 13
9 Wales Mark Webster 87.72 6
9 Wales Mark Webster 86.69 10
England Colin Lloyd 84.80 6
1 England Phil Taylor 103.39 17
England Ronnie Baxter 92.53 10
5 England Wes Newton 98.23 10
England James Hubbard 90.21 5
5 England Wes Newton 96.98 10
12 England Justin Pipe 94.02 13
12 England Justin Pipe 95.15 10
England Joe Cullen 92.91 4
12 England Justin Pipe 91.47 11
England Ronnie Baxter 97.05 16
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 89.77 11
England Dean Winstanley 95.02 13
England Dean Winstanley 93.60 8
England Ronnie Baxter 93.23 13
13 England Dave Chisnall 95.49 7
England Ronnie Baxter 94.52 10
1 England Phil Taylor 98.97 18
3 England James Wade 95.92 15
2 England Adrian Lewis 100.87 10
Scotland Robert Thornton 88.17 0
2 England Adrian Lewis 94.58 13
England Andy Smith 89.14 7
15 Australia Paul Nicholson 83.85 6
England Andy Smith 89.65 10
2 England Adrian Lewis 93.34 12
10 England Terry Jenkins 96.94 16
7 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 97.93 10
England Michael Smith 90.70 4
7 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 91.41 10
10 England Terry Jenkins 92.86 13
10 England Terry Jenkins 96.88 11
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 98.69 9
10 England Terry Jenkins 93.12 15
3 England James Wade 97.45 17
6 Australia Simon Whitlock 92.08 6
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 98.74 10
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 104.36 13
England Steve Beaton 100.88 9
11 England Kevin Painter 88.01 6
England Steve Beaton 95.57 10
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 100.31 13
3 England James Wade 102.54 16
3 England James Wade 97.24 10
Wales Richie Burnett 95.09 5
3 England James Wade 99.72 13
14 England Mark Walsh 88.00 4
14 England Mark Walsh 89.59 10
England Colin Osborne 88.66 8

Michael van Gerwen threw his second televised 9 darter

Wes Newton threw his first televised 9 darter

Statistics[edit]

Player Played Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
England Phil Taylor 5 74 47 29 158 81 28 170 (x2) 100.44
England James Wade 5 71 55 29 179 95 29 164 98.57
England Terry Jenkins 4 55 48 19 139 90 24 140 94.95
England Ronnie Baxter 4 49 43 16 133 63 19 150 94.33
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 3 36 31 14 94 47 14 141 101.14
England Adrian Lewis 3 35 23 12 75 36 19 149 96.26
England Justin Pipe 3 34 30 11 83 47 19 132 93.55
England Andy Hamilton 3 34 29 14 62 33 22 127 95.25
England Steve Beaton 2 19 19 5 58 20 9 90 98.23
England Wes Newton 2 20 18 8 38 31 12 144 97.61
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 2 20 17 6 54 25 11 109 94.67
England Dean Winstanley 2 21 24 7 50 33 17 127 94.31
England Ian White 2 13 18 2 36 22 8 164 92.09
England Andy Smith 2 17 19 5 51 24 6 100 89.40
England Mark Walsh 2 14 21 6 57 23 7 126 88.80
Wales Mark Webster 2 16 19 7 44 15 6 116 87.16
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 1 9 11 2 35 15 4 167 98.69
England Mervyn King 1 8 10 1 26 12 8 101 97.54
England Dave Chisnall 1 7 10 4 21 7 7 170 95.49
Wales Richie Burnett 1 5 10 2 20 12 4 76 95.09
Australia Simon Whitlock 1 6 10 2 23 8 3 115 92.08
Scotland Gary Anderson 1 11 13 4 22 16 8 120 89.77
England Colin Osborne 1 8 10 4 25 8 2 96 88.66
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 1 7 10 1 23 12 1 117 85.60
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 1 5 10 0 14 9 4 84 92.86
England James Hubbard 1 5 10 2 22 4 5 88 90.21
England Kevin Painter 1 6 10 1 23 12 1 160 88.01
England Joe Cullen 1 4 10 1 16 8 4 170 92.91
England Michael Smith 1 4 10 0 15 8 3 126 90.70
England Colin Lloyd 1 6 10 3 19 9 3 140 84.80
Australia Paul Nicholson 1 6 10 2 23 6 3 100 83.85
Scotland Robert Thornton 1 0 10 0 17 3 1 88.17

Source: Match reports from the draw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Power's back on as Taylor surges to 12th World Matchplay title over Wade". London: Daily Mail. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Brilliant Taylor Takes 13th Title". PDC. 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012 World Matchplay Qualifiers". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Betfair World Matchplay Field". PDC. 8 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay Draw". PDC. 9 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay - Night One". PDC. 21 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay - Night Two". PDC. 23 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay - Night Three". PDC. 24 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay - Night Four". PDC. 25 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay - Night Five". PDC. 26 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay - Night Six". PDC. 27 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay Quarter-Finals". PDC. 27 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Betfair World Matchplay Semi-Finals". PDC. 29 July 2012. 

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