1998 BDO World Darts Championship

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Embassy World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 3–11 January 1998
Venue Lakeside Country Club
Location Frimley Green, Surrey
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) BDO
Format Sets
Final – best of 11
Prize fund £166,000
Winners share £40,000
High checkout 164 England Andy Fordham
Champion(s)
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
«1997 1999»

The 1998 Embassy World Professional Darts Championship was held from 3–11 January 1998 at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey.

It saw Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld, the number one seed, win the first of four BDO world titles (and five overall), avenging his defeat by Richie Burnett in the 1995 final by beating him in a thrilling decider which went to the final set and a tiebreak. Barneveld became the first top seed to win the Embassy world title since his future rival Phil Taylor in 1992, and the second champion from outside the United Kingdom after John Part in 1994.

Defending champion Les Wallace lost in the second round to 1996 champion Steve Beaton.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
  2. England Ronnie Baxter
  3. Netherlands Roland Scholten
  4. England Martin Adams
  5. England Mervyn King
  6. Wales Sean Palfrey
  7. Wales Marshall James
  8. Scotland Les Wallace

Prize money[edit]

The prize money was £160,400.

Champion: £40,000
Runner-Up: £20,000
Semi-Finalists (2): £9,000
Quarter-Finalists (4): £4,600
Last 16 (8): £3,500
Last 32 (16): £2,250

There was also a 9 Dart Checkout prize of £52,000, along with a High Checkout prize of £1,600.

The Results[edit]

First Round (best of 5 sets)
Second Round (best of 5 sets)
Quarter-Finals (best of 9 sets)
Semi-Finals (best of 9 sets)
Final (best of 11 sets)
                             
1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (85.86) 3
England Michael Marshall (83.40) 1
1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (91.95) 3
England Andy Fordham (91.95) 2
  England Andy Fordham (89.61) 3
England Andy Jenkins (81.72) 1
1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (95.46) 5
England Steve Beaton (93.60) 0
8 Scotland Les Wallace (91.35) 3
England Andy Smith (80.04) 2
8 Scotland Les Wallace (87.93) 2
England Steve Beaton (91.17) 3
  England Steve Beaton (88.62) 3
England Paul Williams (90.15) 1
1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (97.08) 5
England Colin Monk (93.12) 3
5 England Mervyn King (95.46) 3
England Matt Clark (93.42) 0
5 England Mervyn King (92.58) 0
England Ted Hankey (92.37) 3
  England Ted Hankey (101.55) 3
Australia Wayne Weening (89.10) 0
  England Ted Hankey (91.26) 2
England Colin Monk (92.10) 5
4 England Martin Adams (90.93) 2
England Robbie Widdows (90.24) 3
  England Robbie Widdows (91.08) 2
England Colin Monk (91.38) 3
  England Colin Monk (87.60) 3
Wales Ritchie Davies (83.43) 1
1 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (97.08) 6
Wales Richie Burnett (97.14) 5
2 England Ronnie Baxter (85.17) 2
Scotland Peter Johnstone (85.95) 3
  Scotland Peter Johnstone (88.44) 3
England Chris Mason (88.17) 0
  England Chris Mason (88.32) 3
Northern Ireland Geoff Wylie (82.77) 1
  Scotland Peter Johnstone (86.40) 2
Wales Richie Burnett (92.16) 5
7 Wales Marshall James (88.98) 1
Wales Richie Burnett (93.63) 3
  Wales Richie Burnett (96.72) 3
England Kevin Painter (95.25) 1
  England Kevin Painter (98.88) 3
Belgium Eric Clarys (89.37) 1
Wales Richie Burnett (93.57) 5
3 Netherlands Roland Scholten (84.51) 1
6 Wales Sean Palfrey (87.87) 3
Australia Peter Hinkley (80.85) 1
6 Wales Sean Palfrey (84.24) 3
England Bobby George (82.08) 2
  England Bobby George (87.60) 3
Spain Braulio Roncero (81.69) 1
6 Wales Sean Palfrey (88.56) 4
3 Netherlands Roland Scholten (90.51) 5
3 Netherlands Roland Scholten (82.77) 3
Netherlands Co Stompé (81.72) 2
3 Netherlands Roland Scholten (91.47) 3
United States Roger Carter (89.31) 1
  United States Roger Carter (89.88) 3
Scotland Bob Taylor (84.30) 1

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