2013 World Matchplay (darts)

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World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates 20–28 July
Venue Winter Gardens
Location Blackpool
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £400,000
Winners share £100,000
High checkout 170 England Justin Pipe,
170 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan,
170 England Andy Hamilton
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2012 2014»

The 2013 World Matchplay was the 20th annual staging of the darts tournament, the World Matchplay, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament took place from 20–28 July 2013.

Phil Taylor was the defending champion, having won the last five stagings of the event,[1] and he won his sixth consecutive World Matchplay title and 14th in total by defeating Adrian Lewis 18–13 in the final.[2] His average of 111.23 in the final is the highest ever in a World Matchplay final.[3]

For the first time since the 2009 Las Vegas Desert Classic, the top four players in the world all reached the semi-final stage.[citation needed]

Prize money[edit]

For the fifth consecutive World Matchplay, the prize fund was £400,000.[4]

Stage Prize Money
Winner £100,000
Runner-up £50,000
Semi-finalists £25,000
Quarter-finalists £15,000
Second round £7,500
First round £5,000

Format[edit]

In the previous stagings of the event all games had to be won by two clear legs with no sudden-death legs. However, this year, after consulting the host broadcaster Sky Sports, the PDC decided that games will now only proceed for a maximum of five extra legs before a tie-break leg is required. For example, in a best of 19 legs first round match, if the score reaches 12–12 then the 25th leg will be the decider.[5]

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.[6]

Draw[edit]

[4]

First round (best of 19 legs)
20–22 July
[7][8][9]
Second round (best of 25 legs)
23–24 July
[10][11]
Quarter-finals (best of 31 legs)
25–26 July
[12][13]
Semi-finals (best of 33 legs)
27 July
[14]
Final (best of 35 legs)
28 July
[3]
                             
1 England Phil Taylor 103.18 10
England Stuart Kellett 75.82 1
1 England Phil Taylor 102.64 14
16 England Terry Jenkins 96.04 12
16 England Terry Jenkins 95.93 10
England Andy Smith 84.90 3
1 England Phil Taylor 104.38 16
9 England Justin Pipe 97.46 10
8 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 99.84 10
Austria Mensur Suljovic 89.56 4
8 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 89.55 9
9 England Justin Pipe 91.88 13
9 England Justin Pipe 99.24 10
Wales Mark Webster 86.39 4
1 England Phil Taylor 107.61 17
4 England James Wade 98.58 12
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 95.79 10
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 87.30 8
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 93.82 13
12 England Kevin Painter 91.22 10
12 England Kevin Painter 91.90 10
Wales Jamie Lewis 88.14 7
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 99.41 16
4 England James Wade 98.86 18
4 England James Wade 97.33 10
Canada John Part 88.28 8
4 England James Wade 96.25 13
Scotland Gary Anderson 93.73 9
13 England Mervyn King 87.56 5
Scotland Gary Anderson 97.36 10
1 England Phil Taylor 111.23 18
3 England Adrian Lewis 105.92 13
2 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 99.83 10
England Colin Lloyd 93.92 7
2 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 105.58 13
Scotland Peter Wright 94.74 3
15 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 91.59 4
Scotland Peter Wright 96.06 10
2 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 102.29 16
10 England Dave Chisnall 99.21 11
7 England Wes Newton 97.35 8
England Jamie Caven 90.99 10
England Jamie Caven 93.29 10
10 England Dave Chisnall 99.22 13
10 England Dave Chisnall 89.95 10
Australia Paul Nicholson 84.71 8
2 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 100.54 15
3 England Adrian Lewis 102.28 17
6 England Andy Hamilton 97.12 10
England Ronnie Baxter 88.87 1
6 England Andy Hamilton 96.13 13
England Ian White 92.32 7
11 Scotland Robert Thornton 92.59 3
England Ian White 93.38 10
6 England Andy Hamilton 95.91 17
3 England Adrian Lewis 95.95 19
3 England Adrian Lewis 86.94 10
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 85.03 5
3 England Adrian Lewis 96.52 13
14 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 94.42 5
14 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 89.38 10
England Steve Beaton 87.04 8

Statistics[edit]

Player Eliminated Played Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
England Phil Taylor Winner 5 75 48 26 181 92 31 161 105.81
England Adrian Lewis Final 5 72 60 25 152 92 56 161 97.52
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Semi-finals 4 54 38 18 96 78 26 164 102.06
England James Wade Semi-finals 4 53 50 21 122 82 24 146 97.76
England Andy Hamilton Quarter-finals 3 40 27 14 81 41 17 170 96.39
Australia Simon Whitlock Quarter-finals 3 39 36 16 90 57 19 130 96.34
England Justin Pipe Quarter-finals 3 33 29 12 88 31 23 170 96.19
England Dave Chisnall Quarter-finals 3 34 34 12 87 51 21 144 96.13
England Terry Jenkins Second round 2 22 17 9 37 35 16 118 95.99
Scotland Gary Anderson Second round 2 19 18 10 51 25 4 121 95.55
Scotland Peter Wright Second round 2 13 17 4 45 19 6 96 95.40
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld Second round 2 19 17 8 49 26 7 121 94.70
England Ian White Second round 2 17 16 5 34 25 7 125 92.85
England Jamie Caven Second round 2 20 21 7 44 24 10 109 92.14
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan Second round 2 15 21 8 51 28 5 170 91.90
England Kevin Painter Second round 2 20 20 7 51 20 10 164 91.56
England Wes Newton First round 1 8 10 2 23 12 6 87 97.35
England Colin Lloyd First round 1 7 10 2 22 12 3 120 93.92
Scotland Robert Thornton First round 1 3 10 1 20 8 3 60 92.59
Belgium Kim Huybrechts First round 1 4 10 1 14 9 1 62 91.59
Austria Mensur Suljović First round 1 4 10 2 22 5 1 120 89.56
England Ronnie Baxter First round 1 1 10 0 17 3 0 76 88.87
Canada John Part First round 1 8 10 2 16 7 4 104 88.28
Wales Jamie Lewis First round 1 7 10 2 20 5 4 104 88.14
England Mervyn King First round 1 5 10 2 20 8 1 61 87.56
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen First round 1 8 10 4 17 12 3 158 87.30
England Steve Beaton First round 1 8 10 5 29 8 0 118 87.04
Wales Mark Webster First round 1 4 10 1 17 4 3 101 86.39
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts First round 1 5 10 2 14 10 2 80 85.03
England Andy Smith First round 1 3 10 2 21 7 0 116 84.90
Australia Paul Nicholson First round 1 8 10 3 27 9 1 80 84.71
England Stuart Kellett First round 1 1 10 0 7 3 2 18 75.82

Source: Match reports from the draw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phil Taylor seals 13th World Matchplay title". BBC Sport. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "World Matchplay darts: Phil Taylor beats Adrian Lewis in final". BBC Sport. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Super Taylor's BetVictor World Matchplay Win". PDC. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "BetVictor World Matchplay Draw/Schedule". PDC. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Rule Change". PDC. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Field". PDC. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Night One". PDC. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Day Two". PDC. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Night Three". PDC. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Night Four". PDC. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Night Five". PDC. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Night Six". PDC. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Night Seven". PDC. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Semi-Finals". PDC. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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