World Masters (darts)

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Winmau World Masters
Tournament information
Venue Hull City Hall
Location Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire
Country England
Established 1974
Organisation(s) BDO/WDF
Format Sets
Month(s) Played Varies between September–December
Current champion(s)
Wales Martin Phillips
Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova

The Winmau World Masters is one of the longest running and most prestigious professional darts tournaments, which began in 1974 - even before the current World Professional Championship. The tournament has been sponsored by Darts board manufacturer, Winmau for 30 years and they have currently extended their contract to sponsor the event until 2015.[1]

It was previously the final leg of the BDO’s Grand Slam title of televised majors, along with the Topic International Darts League, the Bavaria World Darts Trophy and the Lakeside World Professional Championship. However, it is now one of only three major BDO events and is considered to be the second biggest tournament after the World Championship. The champion is prestigiously referred to as the World Master.

Records[edit]

Most tournament wins 5 - Eric Bristow. Bob Anderson and Martin Adams have both notched 3 wins (also both achieving 'hatricks' by winning in three consecutive years). Dave Whitcombe, John Lowe, Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting have won the Masters twice each.

Youngest champion Michael van Gerwen (2006) aged 17 years, 174 days eclipsed the record of Eric Bristow

Double Champion Leeanne Maddock (1992) Aged 17 years won both the youth title and women's title.

Joint World Championship & Masters Champions Only six players have ever won the World Masters and the World Professional Championship in the same season. Eric Bristow achieved the feat three times (1979 Masters 1980 World, 1983–84 and 1984–85). Bob Anderson (1987–88), Richie Burnett (1994–95), John Walton (2000–01), Martin Adams (2009–10 and 2010–11) and Stephen Bunting (2013-14) were the others. There have been two other instances of players holding both championships at the same time (Phil Taylor 1990 and Raymond van Barneveld 2005) - but these were not during the same season which is considered to end with the World Championship.

Not Dropping A Set Stephen Bunting's 2013 win was achieved without dropping a set.

There are 13 players who have won the Masters and World Professional during their careers - Bristow, Anderson, Walton, Burnett, Adams, Bunting, Taylor and van Barneveld plus John Lowe, Dennis Priestley, Steve Beaton, Les Wallace and Andy Fordham.

Men's World Masters[edit]

Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
Total Ch. R.-Up
1974 England Cliff Inglis N/A 3-2 Scotland Harry Heenan N/A £800 £400 £200 West Centre Hotel, Fulham Phonogram
1975 Wales Alan Evans N/A 3-1 Wales David Rocky Jones N/A £2,000 £1,000 £500
1976 England John Lowe N/A 3-0 Wales Phil Obbard N/A £2,000 £1,000 £500 Winmau
1977 England Eric Bristow N/A 3-1 England Paul Reynolds N/A £3,000 £2,000 £500 Wembley Conference Centre
1978 England Ronnie Davis N/A 3-2 England Tony Brown N/A £4,751 £3,001 £1,000
1979 England Eric Bristow N/A 2-0 Canada Allan Hogg N/A £6,251 £4,001 £1,250
1980 England John Lowe N/A 2-0 Scotland Rab Smith N/A £6,251 £4,001 £1,250
1981 England Eric Bristow N/A 2-1 England John Lowe N/A £7,800 £5,000 £1,500
1982 England Dave Whitcombe N/A 2-1 Scotland Jocky Wilson N/A £10,950 £7,500 £1,750 Rainbow Suite, Kensington
1983 England Eric Bristow N/A 2-1 England Mike Gregory N/A £10,950 £7,500 £1,750
1984 England Eric Bristow N/A 3–1 England Keith Deller N/A £13,100 £7,500 £3,000
1985 England Dave Whitcombe N/A 3-0 Northern Ireland Ray Farrell N/A £15,000 £8,000 £3,000
1986 England Bob Anderson N/A 3-2 Canada Bob Sinnaeve N/A £15,000 £8,000 £3,000
1987 England Bob Anderson N/A 3-1 England John Lowe N/A £15,000 £8,000 £3,000
1988 England Bob Anderson N/A 3-2 England John Lowe N/A £15,000 £8,000 £3,000
1989 England Peter Evison N/A 3-2 England Eric Bristow N/A £9,600 £4,000 £2,000
1990 England Phil Taylor N/A 3-1 Scotland Jocky Wilson N/A £15,000 £8,000 £3,000 Ramada Inn. Lillie Road, West London
1991 England Rod Harrington N/A 3-1 England Phil Taylor N/A £14,000 £7,000 £3,000
1992 England Dennis Priestley N/A 3-2 England Mike Gregory N/A £14,000 £7,000 £3,000 Earls Court, London
1993 England Steve Beaton N/A 3-1 Scotland Les Wallace N/A £14,000 £7,000 £3,000
1994 Wales Richie Burnett N/A 3-2 England Steve Beaton N/A £14,000 £7,000 £3,000
1995 Belgium Erik Clarys N/A 3-0 Wales Richie Burnett N/A £13,100 £7,000 £2,500
1996 England Colin Monk N/A 3-2 Wales Richie Burnett N/A £13,100 £7,000 £2,500 Paragon Hotel, Lillie Road, London
1997 Australia Graham Hunt 88.89 3-2 England Ronnie Baxter 91.26 £13,100 £7,000 £2,500
1998 Scotland Les Wallace N/A 3-2 England Alan Warriner-Little N/A £14,100 £8,000 £2,500 Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
1999 England Andy Fordham 88.20 3-1 England Wayne Jones 81.87 £14,100 £8,000 £2,500
2000 England John Walton 90.75 3-2 England Mervyn King 86.82 £14,100 £8,000 £2,500
2001 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 95.64 4–2 Finland Jarkko Komula 95.16 £14,100 £8,000 £2,500
2002 England Mark Dudbridge 87.39 7–4 England Tony West 82.50 £16,800 £10,000 £3,000 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2003 England Tony West 93.60 7-6 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 96.84 £16,800 £10,000 £3,000
2004 England Mervyn King 97.86 7-6 England Tony O'Shea 98.19 £21,800 £15,000 £3,000
2005 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 94.71 7-3 Sweden Goran Klemme 87.45 £21,800 £15,000 £3,000
2006 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 94.50 7–5 England Martin Adams 93.69 £23,800 £15,000 £3,000 Leisure World, Bridlington
2007 Scotland Robert Thornton 94.26 7–5 England Darryl Fitton 95.28 £50,000 £25,000 £10,000
2008 England Martin Adams 95.55 7–6 England Scott Waites 97.26 £50,000 £25,000 £10,000 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2009 England Martin Adams 90.15 7–6 England Robbie Green 86.07 £53,000 £25,000 £10,000
2010 England Martin Adams 94.29 7–3 England Stuart Kellett 90.99 £58,000 £25,000 £10,000 Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2011 England Scott Waites 100.62 7–2 England Dean Winstanley 95.85 £55,000 £25,000 £10,000 Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
2012 England Stephen Bunting 94.86 7–4 England Tony O'Shea 84.81 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000 Costello Stadium and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2013 England Stephen Bunting 96.11 7–0 England James Wilson 93.91 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000 Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2014 Wales Martin Phillips 89.67 7–3 England Jamie Hughes 82.08 £60,000 £25,000 £10,000 Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull

Woman's World Masters[edit]

Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
Total Ch. R.-Up
1982 Wales Ann Marie Davies N/A Beat England Maureen Flowers N/A £2,500 £1,200 £500 Rainbow Suite, Kensington Winmau
1983 England Sonja Ralphs N/A Beat England Lil Coombes N/A £2,500 £1,200 £500
1984 England Kathy Wones N/A Beat England Sandy Earnshaw N/A £2,500 £1,200 £500
1985 New Zealand Lilian Barnett N/A Beat England Sonja Ralphs N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1986 England Kathy Wones N/A Beat England Jayne Kempster N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1987 Wales Ann Thomas N/A Beat Scotland Cathie McCulloch N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1988 England Mandy Solomonds N/A Beat England Maureen Flowers N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1989 England Mandy Solomonds N/A Beat England Sharon Colclough N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1990 Wales Rhian Speed N/A Beat England Deta Hedman N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600 Ramada Inn. Lillie Road, West London
1991 United States Sandy Reitan N/A Beat Norway Hege Lokken N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1992 Wales Leeanne Maddock N/A Beat Wales Sandra Greatbatch N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600 Earls Court, London
1993 England Mandy Solomonds N/A 3-1 United States Kathy Maloney N/A £3,300 £1,500 £600
1994 England Deta Hedman N/A 3-2 England Mandy Solomonds N/A £4,000 £1,600 £800
1995 England Sharon Colclough N/A 3-1 United States Stacy Bromberg N/A £3,600 £1,400 £700
1996 Scotland Sharon Douglas N/A 3-1 Germany Heike Ernst N/A £3,600 £1,400 £700 Paragon Hotel, Lillie Road, London
1997 England Mandy Solomonds N/A 3-1 Wales Sandra Greatbatch N/A £3,600 £1,400 £700
1998 England Karen Lawman N/A 3-2 England Trina Gulliver N/A £4,200 £2,000 £700 Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green
1999 Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar 95.04 3-1 England Trina Gulliver 95.76 £5,200 £3,000 £700
2000 England Trina Gulliver 85.77 3-1 Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar 83.55 £5,200 £3,000 £700
2001 Scotland Anne Kirk 70.44 4–0 United States Marylin Popp 60.39 £5,200 £3,000 £700
2002 England Trina Gulliver 68.10 4-1 England Karen Lawman 64.38 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2003 England Trina Gulliver 76.02 4-3 England Crissy Howat 73.86 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000
2004 England Trina Gulliver 96.84 4-1 Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar 81.21 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000
2005 England Trina Gulliver 90.81 4-1 Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar 71.88 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000
2006 Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar 76.56 4-3 Netherlands Karin Krappen 77.94 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Leisure World, Bridlington
2007 Netherlands Karin Krappen 73.92 4-3 England Karen Lawman 75.90 £10,000 £5,000 £1,500
2008 Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar 77.25 4-3 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova 77.22 £10,000 £5,000 £1,500 Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2009 England Linda Ithurralde 68.10 4-3 England Trina Gulliver 67.83 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000
2010 Wales Julie Gore 70.41 4-1 Netherlands Francis Hoenselaar 74.46 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000 Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2011 England Lisa Ashton 71.13 4-1 England Trina Gulliver 69.48 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000 Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
2012 Wales Julie Gore 78.24 4-1 England Deta Hedman 78.21 £10,500 £5,000 £2,000 Costello Stadium and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2013 England Deta Hedman 76.38 4-1 England Rachel Brooks 66.58 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2014 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova 74.67 4-1 England Fallon Sherrock 72.00 £6,200 £3,000 £1,000 Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull

World Youth Masters[edit]

Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
1986 Singapore Harith Lim N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Rainbow Suite, Kensington Winmau
1987 England Sean Bell N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1988 England Sean Dowling N/A 3-2 Wales Paul Linwood N/A N/A N/A N/A
1989 England Dennis Beisser N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1990 England Craig Claney N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Ramada Inn. Lillie Road, West London
1991 England Michael Barnard N/A Beat Wales Leeanne Maddock N/A N/A N/A N/A
1992 Wales Leeanne Maddock N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Earls Court, London
1993 England Jamie Caven N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1994 Belgium Steven de Brucker N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1995 England Martin Whatmough N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1996 Germany Carsten Hoffmann N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Paragon Hotel, Lillie Road, London
1997 England Aaron Turner N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1998 Wales Paul Higgins N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green

Boy's World Masters[edit]

Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
1999 England Martin Brown N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green Winmau
2000 England Danny Ballard N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2001 England Stephen Bunting N/A Beat Spain Jose Manuel Rodriguez N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 England Shaun McDonald N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2003 England Kirk Shepherd N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2004 Sweden Oskar Lukusiak N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2005 Netherlands Johnny Nijs N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Netherlands Maarten Pape N/A 4-1 Netherlands Jan Dekker N/A N/A N/A N/A Leisure World, Bridlington
2007 England Shaun Griffiths N/A 4-0 England Michael Smith N/A N/A N/A N/A
2008 England Shaun Griffiths N/A 4-2 Wales Jamie Lewis N/A N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2009 Wales Jamie Lewis N/A Beat Netherlands Jeffrey Stigter N/A N/A N/A N/A
2010 England Reece Robinson N/A 4-1 England Kurtis Atkins N/A N/A N/A N/A Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2011 Netherlands Jimmy Hendriks N/A 4-2 England Jake Jones N/A N/A N/A N/A Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
2012 Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan N/A 4-3 Belgium Kenny Neyens N/A N/A N/A N/A Costello Stadium and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2013 England Shaun Lovett N/A 4-2 Netherlands Colin Roelofs N/A N/A N/A N/A Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2014 Netherlands Colin Roelofs N/A 4-1 England Callan Rydz N/A N/A N/A N/A Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull

Girl's World Masters[edit]

[2] [3] [4] [5]

Year Champion F. Av Sc. Runner-Up F. Av Prize Money Venue Sponsor
1999 Wales Janine Gough N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green Winmau
2000 Wales Janine Gough N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2001 Russia Anastasia Dobromyslova N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 Scotland Lynsey McDonald N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2003 England Stevis Riggs N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2004 Russia Irene Adrianova N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2005 England Laura Tye N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Wales Kimberley Lewis N/A 4-2 Netherlands Thea Kaaijk N/A N/A N/A N/A Leisure World, Bridlington
2007 Wales Kimberley Lewis N/A 4-2 Scotland Lorraine Hyde N/A N/A N/A N/A
2008 Sweden Linda Oden N/A Beat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Bridlington Spa Royal Hall
2009 Wales Zoe Jones 69.27 4-1 Scotland Emily Davidson 55.02 N/A N/A N/A
2010 England Zoe Jones N/A 4-0 England Sara Rosen N/A N/A N/A N/A Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2011 Scotland Emily Davidson 63.27 4-0 Wales Alannah Waters 59.28 N/A N/A N/A Hull Arena, Kingston upon Hull
2012 England Fallon Sherrock N/A 4-1 Germany Anne-Kathrin Wigmann N/A N/A N/A N/A Costello Stadium and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2013 England Casey Gallagher 75.15 4-0 Northern Ireland Kayleigh O'Neill 55.65 N/A N/A N/A Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull
2014 Republic of Ireland Robyn Byrne 58.38 4-0 England Beau Greaves 47.37 N/A N/A N/A Bonus Arena and Hull City Hall, Kingston upon Hull

Media coverage[edit]

The current UK broadcast rights are now held by Eurosport. ITV, ESPN, BBC, Sky Sports and occasionally Eurosport have previously broadcast the event.

  • 1974-1988 ITV
  • 1989-1991 Not Broadcast
  • 1992 Sky Sports
  • 1993-2000 Not Broadcast
  • 2001-2010 BBC
  • 2011-2012 ESPN
  • 2013-present Eurosport

The 2011 tournament was also shown in the USA for the first time with ESPN3 broadcasting it.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BDO extends sponsorship contract with Winmau". BBC Sport. April 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Girls Averages 2013". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Girls Averages 2011". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Girls Averages 2009". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "2014 Girls Averages". Darts Database. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "World Masters goes Statesides". BDO. August 2, 2011. 

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