2011 BDO World Darts Championship

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Lakeside World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 1–9 January 2011
Venue Lakeside Country Club
Location Frimley Green, Surrey
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) BDO
Format Sets
Finals:
best of 13 (men's)
best of 3 (women's)
Prize fund £329,000
Winners share £100,000 (men's)
£10,000 (women's)
High checkout 170 England Gary Robson
Champion(s)
England Martin Adams
England Trina Gulliver
«2010 2012»

The 2011 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship was the 34th World Championship organised by the British Darts Organisation, and the 26th staging at the Lakeside Country Club at Frimley Green. Martin Adams was the defending men's champion, having won the title for the second time in the previous year's final against Dave Chisnall.

Adams became the first to successfully defend his BDO title since Raymond van Barneveld in 1999, as he beat Dean Winstanley, who is one of only a handful of players to reach the final at their first attempt. The final score was 7–5 in sets which saw Martin Adams retain the championship.Trina Gulliver successfully defended her Women's world title having beaten Rhian Edwards in a repeat of the 2010 final. It was Gulliver's ninth title.[1]

Arguably the two standout matches of the tournament were Adams's victory over John Walton in the second round - the match going all the way to a sudden death leg - and Jan Dekker's comeback victory over Garry Thompson which was reminiscent of Chris Mason's comeback against Adams twelve years earlier (much like Adams in that match, Thompson missed nine darts at double to reach the semi-final).

Players from around the globe competed to reach the BBC televised finals, which run from 1–9 January at Frimley Green.

Format and qualifiers[edit]

Men's[edit]

The televised stages featured 32 players. The top 16 players in the Lakeside Table over the 2009/10 season were seeded for the tournament. Other places were made up of other qualifiers from the Lakeside Table, a number of qualifying spaces from the International Qualifiers (held in Hull on 28 October), and spaces for the 2008 & 2009 champions and 2010 semi-finalists if not already qualified and still eligible for the tournament. The draw took place on 12 November.

Top 16
  1. England Martin Adams
  2. England Stuart Kellett
  3. England Dean Winstanley
  4. England Steve West
  5. Netherlands Joey ten Berge
  6. England Scott Waites
  7. Scotland Ross Montgomery
  8. England Tony O'Shea
  9. Netherlands Willy van de Wiel
  10. England Garry Thompson
  11. England Brian Woods
  12. Scotland Mark Barilli
  13. England Gary Robson
  14. England Robbie Green
  15. England Scott Mitchell
  16. England Dave Prins
Other qualifiers
  1. England Martin Atkins
  2. England Stephen Bunting
  3. England Darryl Fitton
  4. England Alan Norris
  5. England John Walton
  6. England Ross Smith
  7. England Tony West
  8. England Steve Douglas
  9. England Dave Chisnall
  10. England Ted Hankey
  11. Wales Martin Phillips
Hull qualifiers
  1. England Shaun Griffiths
  2. Scotland Alan Soutar
  3. Netherlands Jan Dekker
  4. Germany Arno Merk
  5. England Andy Boulton

Women's[edit]

The televised stages featured 8 players. The top 4 players in the Lakeside Table over the 2009/10 season will be seeded for the tournament. Other places were made up of other qualifiers from the Lakeside Table, a number of qualifying spaces from the International Qualifiers ( held in Hull on 28 October), and spaces for the 2008 & 2009 champions and 2010 finalists if not already qualified and eligibled for the tournament. The draw took place on 12 November.

Top 4
  1. England Trina Gulliver
  2. England Deta Hedman
  3. Wales Julie Gore
  4. Russia Irina Armstrong
Hull qualifiers
  1. England Lorraine Farlam
  2. Belgium Patricia De Peuter
  3. England Wendy Reinstadtler
Other qualifiers
  1. Wales Rhian Edwards

Prize money[edit]

[2][3]

Men's Champion: £100,000
Runner-Up: £30,000
Semi-Finalists (2): £11,000
Quarter-Finalists (4): £6000
Last 16 (8): £4250
Last 32 (16): £3000

There was also a shared 9 Dart Checkout prize of £52,000, along with a High Checkout prize of £3000.

Women's Champion: £10,000 (up from £6,000)
Runner-Up: £2,000
Semi-Finalists (2): £1,000
Quarter-Finalists (4): £500

The total prize fund was £329,000 – a £4000 increase on last year. All levels of prize money remained the same as 2010 (except for the Ladies winner).

Draw[edit]

Men's[edit]

  • Match distances in sets are quoted in brackets at the top of each round. All sets best of five legs, unless there is a final set tie-break.[4][5][6]
First Round (best of 5 sets) Second round (best of 7) Quarter-Finals (best of 9) Semi-Finals (best of 11) Final (best of 13)
                             
1 England Martin Adams 92.52 3
England Tony West 86.58 1
1 England Martin Adams 92.49 4
England John Walton 92.04 3
16 England Dave Prins 76.86 1
England John Walton 81.15 3
1 England Martin Adams 90.27 5
England Ross Smith 87.36 1
8 England Tony O'Shea 84.24 1
England Ross Smith 84.39 3
England Ross Smith 84.03 4
9 Netherlands Willy van de Wiel 81.63 1
9 Netherlands Willy van de Wiel 86.73 3
Q Scotland Alan Soutar 88.44 1
1 England Martin Adams 90.90) 6
Wales Martin Phillips 85.89 4
4 England Steve West 84.39 2
England Dave Chisnall 86.52 3
England Dave Chisnall 91.17 1
13 England Gary Robson 90.54 4
13 England Gary Robson 87.78 3
England Steve Douglas 86.64 0
13 England Gary Robson 87.93 4
Wales Martin Phillips 86.97 5
5 Netherlands Joey ten Berge 86.52 3
Q England Shaun Griffiths 82.74 0
5 Netherlands Joey ten Berge 82.41 3
Wales Martin Phillips 83.58 4
12 Scotland Mark Barilli 76.65 0
Wales Martin Phillips 86.07 3
1 England Martin Adams 92.13 7
3 England Dean Winstanley 89.08 5
2 England Stuart Kellett 94.35 3
England Darryl Fitton 87.91 0
2 England Stuart Kellett 79.59 1
Q Netherlands Jan Dekker 82.29 4
15 England Scott Mitchell 81.39 0
Q Netherlands Jan Dekker 84.93 3
Q Netherlands Jan Dekker 87.78 5
10 England Garry Thompson 86.67 4
7 Scotland Ross Montgomery 82.02 1
England Alan Norris 86.01 3
England Alan Norris 78.12 2
10 England Garry Thompson 79.95 4
10 England Garry Thompson 78.06 3
Q Germany Arno Merk 70.02 1
Q Netherlands Jan Dekker 85.92 2
3 England Dean Winstanley 89.91 6
3 England Dean Winstanley 89.91 3
England Martin Atkins 92.40 2
3 England Dean Winstanley 89.25 4
14 England Robbie Green 85.98 1
14 England Robbie Green 90.25 3
Q England Andy Boulton 83.18 0
3 England Dean Winstanley 91.74 5
England Stephen Bunting 90.93 1
6 England Scott Waites 91.17 3
England Ted Hankey 85.08 0
6 England Scott Waites 86.85 2
England Stephen Bunting 89.79 4
11 England Brian Woods 91.23 0
England Stephen Bunting 94.62 3

Women's[edit]

  • All matches best of three sets, best of five legs.[4][7][8]
Quarter-finals
1–2 January
Semi-finals
6 January
Final
7 January
                 
1 England Trina Gulliver 84.27 2
England Wendy Reinstadtler 70.29 0
1 England Trina Gulliver 77.01 2
4 Russia Irina Armstrong 73.86 0
4 Russia Irina Armstrong 71.52 2
England Lorraine Farlam 71.52) 0
1 England Trina Gulliver 73.95 2
WC Wales Rhian Edwards 73.86 0
2 England Deta Hedman 66.24 2
Belgium Patricia De Peuter 64.00 1
2 England Deta Hedman 60.84 0
WC Wales Rhian Edwards 68.85 2
3 Wales Julie Gore 67.95 1
WC Wales Rhian Edwards 75.99 2

Television coverage[edit]

The tournament was again broadcast by BBC Sport, who have done so every year since its inception. Colin Murray reprised his role as host, after taking over from Ray Stubbs in 2010, Bobby George was again the main pundit, hosting with Colin Murray for live and afternoon coverage sometimes joining Rob Walker for the highlight shows, Bobby George has been the BBC main darts pundit since the early 2000s. Rob Walker, the Master of Ceremonies at BBC's snooker events and host of the BBC's 2009 Winmau World Masters continued to present the late night highlights and Darts Extra through the night on BBC2.

The commentary team was headed by David Croft, who has been commentating for the BBC since 2003 and Vassos Alexander, making his Lakeside debut covering for the ill Tony Green. Guest commentators included Martin Adams and Tony O'Shea.

Most of the weekend coverage was shown live on either BBC One or BBC Two, included both semi finals and the final itself. All other matches were shown live via the BBC's interactive coverage on its Red Button service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trina Gulliver wins ninth BDO women's Lakeside crown". BBC Sport. 7 January 2011. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "2011 Lakeside World Championship Prize Money (Men)". Darts Database. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "2011 Lakeside World Championship Prize Money (Women)". Darts Database. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "BDO Lakeside World Darts Championships results and draw". BBC Sport. 18 November 2010. Archived from the original on 4 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011 Lakeside World Championship Results Grid". Darts Database. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011 Lakeside World Championship Results Fixtures (With three darts averages)". Darts Database. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 Womens World Championship Results Grid". Darts Database. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "2011 Womens World Championship Fixtures (with three darts averages)". Darts Database. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 

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