1997 World Matchplay (darts)

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World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates 28 July - 2 August
Venue Winter Gardens
Location Blackpool
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £44,600
Winners share £12,000
High checkout 164 England Phil Taylor
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«1996 1998»

The 1997 World Matchplay was a darts tournament held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. This was brewery Samuel Webster's third and final year as tournament sponsor. The tournament was won by Phil Taylor.

Seeds[edit]

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund was £44,600.

Champion: £12,000
Runner-Up: £6,000
3rd Place: £3,250
Semi-Finalists : £2,750
Quarter-Finalists : £1,700
2nd Round: £900
1st Round: £500

Results[edit]

First Round (best of 15 legs) Second Round (best of 15 legs) Quarter-Finals (best of 21 legs) Semi-Finals (best of 25 legs) Final (best of 31 legs)
                             
1 England Phil Taylor 8
Canada Gary Mawson 0
1 England Phil Taylor 8
England Mick Manning 2
  England Mick Manning 8
England Harry Robinson 3
1 England Phil Taylor 11
8 England Bob Anderson 2
8 England Bob Anderson 8
England Dean Allsop 5
8 England Bob Anderson 8
United States Steve Brown 4
  United States Steve Brown 8
United States Sean Downs 0
1 England Phil Taylor 13
4 England Rod Harrington 9
5 England Keith Deller 4
England Kevin Spiolek 8
  England Kevin Spiolek 8
United States Drew O'Neill 4
  United States Drew O'Neill 8
Canada John Part 5
England Kevin Spiolek 5
4 England Rod Harrington 11
4 England Rod Harrington 8
England Cliff Lazarenko 2
4 England Rod Harrington 8
England Dennis Smith 2
  England Dennis Smith 8
England Eric Bristow 2
1 England Phil Taylor 16
6 England Alan Warriner 11
2 England Peter Evison 8
England Graeme Stoddart 1
2 England Peter Evison 8
Wales Anthony Ridler 5
  Wales Anthony Ridler 8
England Gerald Verrier 5
2 England Peter Evison 9
Wales Richie Burnett 11
7 Scotland Jamie Harvey 6
Singapore Paul Lim 8
  Singapore Paul Lim 5
Wales Richie Burnett 8
  Wales Richie Burnett 8
England Chris Mason 5
Wales Richie Burnett 9
6 England Alan Warriner 13
6 England Alan Warriner 8
England Steve Raw 3
6 England Alan Warriner 8
England Peter Manley 1
  England Peter Manley 8
England Darryl Fitton 6
6 England Alan Warriner 11
3 England Dennis Priestley 7
3 England Dennis Priestley 8
England Andy Jenkins 6
3 England Dennis Priestley 8
England Shayne Burgess 5
  England Shayne Burgess 15
England John Lowe 13

3rd place match Best of 21 legs England (4) Rod Harrington 11-10 Richie Burnett Wales

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