2012 PDC World Darts Championship

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Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 15 December 2011 – 2 January 2012
Venue Alexandra Palace
Location London
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs (preliminaries)
Sets (from Round 1)
Final – best of 13
Prize fund £1,000,000
Winners share £200,000
Champion(s)
England Adrian Lewis
«2011 2013»

The 2012 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship was the 19th World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the British Darts Organisation.

The event started on 15 December 2011 and finished on 2 January 2012, with two breaks for Christmas and New Year. The tournament was held for the fifth time at London's Alexandra Palace.[1]

Adrian Lewis was the defending champion having won the 2011 tournament.[2] Phil Taylor became the only player to have played in every PDC World Championship, after Dennis Priestley failed to qualify.[3] For the first time players from Malaysia, Portugal and Serbia qualified.[4]

Lewis was able to defend his title against Andy Hamilton in the final with a 7–3 win. He became the third player to defend the world title following their first win, after Eric Bristow and Raymond Van Barneveld.[5]

Sid Waddell, having commentated on the BDO World Darts Championship from 1978 to 1994 for the BBC, and on the PDC World Darts Championship from 1995 to 2011 for Sky Sports, was forced to miss commentating on the 2012 PDC World Darts Championship, having been diagnosed with bowel cancer in September 2011.

Format and qualifiers[edit]

The televised stages features 72 players. The top 32 players in the PDC Order of Merit on 28 November 2011 are seeded for the tournament.[6] They will be joined by the 16 highest non qualified players in the Players Championship Order of Merit from events played on the PDC Pro Tour.

Sid Waddell, having commentated on the BDO World Darts Championship for the BBC from 1978 to 1994, and on the PDC World Darts Championship for Sky Sports from 1995 to 2011, was forced to miss his first world darts championship in 2012, after being diagnosed with bowel cancer in September 2011 and then undergoing treatment.

These 48 players are joined by two PDPA qualifiers (to be determined at a PDPA Qualifying event to be held in Wigan on 28 November 2011), the winner of the PDC Youth Tour Order of Merit, and 21 international players: the 4 highest names in the European Order of Merit not already qualified, and 17 further international qualifiers to be determined by the PDC and PDPA.

Some of the international players, such as the 4 from the European Order of Merit, and the top American and Australian players are entered straight into the first round, while others, having won qualifying events in their countries, are entered into the preliminary round.

In case a player has to withdraw from the competition, the first reserve player that will take his spot is the third-place finisher in the PDPA qualifier, Chris Thompson. It is the first time a match for third place was held at the qualifier.[9]

Prize money[edit]

The 2012 World Championship features a prize fund of £1,000,000 – the same as in the previous two years.

The prize money is allocated as follows:[10]

Position (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £200,000
Runner-up (1) £100,000
Semi-finalist (2) £50,000
Quarter-finalist (4) £25,000
Third round losers (8) £15,000
Second round losers (16) £10,000
First round losers (32) £6,000
Preliminary round losers (8) £3,500
Nine-dart finish (0) £10,000

Draw[edit]

The draw was made on 29 November 2011, live on Sky Sports News.[11]

Preliminary round[edit]

The format is best of 7 legs. One match is played each day with the winner playing his first round match that same day. The draw for the preliminary round was held on 28 November 2011.[11]

Player 1 Score Player 2
England Paul Barham 76.83 2–4 Hong Kong Scott MacKenzie 73.23
Japan Haruki Muramatsu 85.22 4–2 Sweden Dennis Nilsson 77.20
Austria Dietmar Burger 67.44 0–4 Philippines Christian Perez 73.32
Germany Kevin Münch 82.74 4–2 Malaysia Lee Choon Peng 71.88
Republic of Ireland Connie Finnan 83.15 3–4 New Zealand Warren French 85.88
Denmark Per Laursen 89.76 3–4 Finland Petri Korte 83.31
England Joe Cullen 94.63 4–2 Serbia Oliver Ferenc 87.88
South Africa Devon Petersen 83.39 4–3 Portugal José Oliveira de Sousa 75.61

Last 64[edit]

The winners of the eight preliminary round matches joined 56 other players in the first round. The schedule was published on 2 December 2011.[12]

First round (best of 5 sets)
15–21 December 2011
[13][14][15][16][17][18][19]
Second round (best of 7)
22–28 December 2011
[20][21][22][23]
Third round (best of 7)
28–29 December 2011

[23][24]
Quarter-finals (best of 9)
30 December 2011
[25]
Semi-finals (best of 11)
1 January 2012
[26]
Final (best of 13)
2 January 2012
[27]
                                   
1 England Phil Taylor 99.98 3
Japan Haruki Muramatsu 90.26 0
1 England Taylor 100.32 1
England Chisnall 99.05 4
32 England Mark Dudbridge 86.74 0
England Dave Chisnall 98.52 3
England Chisnall 90.36 0
17 England Hamilton 99.08 4
16 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 95.70 3
England Mark Hylton 89.49 2
16 Netherlands van der Voort 93.67 3
17 England Hamilton 95.69 4
17 England Andy Hamilton 97.18 3
Spain Antonio Alcinas 98.76 2
17 England Hamilton 102.04 5
Belgium Huybrechts 91.72 2
8 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 91.02 0
England James Richardson 89.79 3
  England Richardson 86.39 1
Belgium Huybrechts 95.61 4
25 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 82.38 0
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 88.62 3
Belgium Huybrechts 94.59 4
9 Australia Nicholson 92.47 1
9 Australia Paul Nicholson 91.01 3
Austria Mensur Suljović 90.36 1
9 Australia Nicholson 97.61 4
24 England Tabern 86.19 0
24 England Alan Tabern 86.81 3
Philippines Christian Perez 86.01 1
17 England Hamilton 95.61 6
5 Australia Whitlock 98.62 5
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 105.11 3
England Dennis Smith 84.57 0
5 Australia Whitlock 96.42 4
28 England Beaton 90.74 1
28 England Steve Beaton 81.80 3
Sweden Magnus Caris 87.21 2
5 Australia Whitlock 95.84 4
Netherlands van Gerwen 92.43 3
12 England Mervyn King 98.02 3
Australia Geoff Kime 66.13 0
12 England King 98.91 1
Netherlands van Gerwen 91.59 4
21 England Colin Osborne 89.81 1
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 93.84 3
5 Australia Whitlock 95.24 5
4 Scotland Anderson 93.29 1
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 95.93 3
Germany Jyhan Artut 86.94 2
4 Scotland Anderson 93.61 4
South Africa Petersen 91.75 2
29 England Steve Brown 86.60 2
South Africa Devon Petersen 86.94 3
4 Scotland Anderson 100.65 4
13 England Lloyd 87.59 1
13 England Colin Lloyd 94.72 3
United States Darin Young 85.31 1
13 England Lloyd 90.78 4
England Rand 92.90 1
20 England Andy Smith 84.50 0
England Scott Rand 94.59 3
17 England Hamilton 90.83 3
2 England Lewis 93.06 7
2 England Adrian Lewis 96.41 3
England Nigel Heydon 91.30 2
2 England Lewis 96.24 4
31 Scotland Thornton 93.01 2
31 Scotland Robert Thornton 93.35 3
England Ian White 90.02 1
2 England Lewis 95.94 4
15 England Jones 93.60 0
15 England Wayne Jones 94.49 3
Hong Kong Scott MacKenzie 85.37 1
15 England Jones 91.07 4
Netherlands Scholten 81.53 0
18 England Jamie Caven 83.64 1
Netherlands Roland Scholten 83.47 3
2 England Lewis 92.41 5
10 England Jenkins 92.19 3
7 England Wes Newton 93.30 3
Belgium Kurt van de Rijck 93.84 0
7 England Newton 90.66 3
26 England Pipe 91.83 4
26 England Justin Pipe 88.65 3
Australia Sean Reed 82.29 1
26 England Pipe 96.65 1
10 England Jenkins 102.64 4
10 England Terry Jenkins 95.39 3
England Joe Cullen 83.44 0
10 England Jenkins 94.45 4
23 Netherlands Stompé 83.97 1
23 Netherlands Co Stompé 88.64 3
England Michael Smith 85.45 0
2 England Lewis 95.55 6
3 England Wade 94.19 5
6 Wales Mark Webster 89.72 2
Wales Richie Burnett 95.30 3
Wales Burnett 94.27 1
27 Canada Part 91.82 4
27 Canada John Part 88.82 3
Scotland John Henderson 80.39 0
27 Canada Part 92.32 4
22 England Painter 93.13 2
11 England Mark Walsh 93.80 3
New Zealand Warren French 85.29 1
11 England Walsh 91.59 3
22 England Painter 93.12 4
22 England Kevin Painter 95.88 3
England Arron Monk 90.03 1
27 Canada Part 92.64 4
3 England Wade 94.92 5
3 England James Wade 91.69 3
Finland Petri Korte 85.22 1
3 England Wade 95.91 4
Netherlands Klaasen 84.90 0
30 Scotland Peter Wright 88.40 1
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 88.24 3
3 England Wade 91.30 4
England Farmer 89.40 0
14 England Ronnie Baxter 88.79 2
England Steve Farmer 87.43 3
  England Farmer 84.89 4
Germany Münch 82.22 2
19 England Denis Ovens 65.64 w/d1
Germany Kevin Münch 98.02 bye1
1^ Denis Ovens had to withdraw due to an injured nerve in his back after the first set. Münch had won the first set 3–0.

Statistics[edit]

Player Eliminated Played Sets Won Sets Lost Legs Won Legs Lost 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout Average
England Adrian Lewis Winner 6 29 15 105 78 215 121 50 170 94.93
England Andy Hamilton Runner-up 6 25 19 100 83 224 101 47 147 96.74
Australia Simon Whitlock 4Semi-final 5 21 11 76 53 161 90 44 170 98.15
England James Wade 4Semi-final 5 21 11 76 55 204 100 20 157 93.60
England Terry Jenkins 4Quarter-final 4 14 7 49 36 101 77 20 126 96.17
Scotland Gary Anderson 4Quarter-final 4 12 10 53 45 113 67 35 151 95.87
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 4Quarter-final 4 13 7 46 33 95 57 16 128 92.63
Canada John Part 4Quarter-final 4 15 8 45 44 108 65 17 167 91.40
England Dave Chisnall 3Third round 3 7 5 28 25 61 36 16 127 95.97
England Kevin Painter 3Third round 3 9 8 41 35 98 56 16 134 94.07
Australia Paul Nicholson 3Third round 3 8 5 29 23 64 46 10 170 93.69
England Wayne Jones 3Third round 3 7 5 26 21 74 33 14 116 93.05
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 3Third round 3 10 6 31 25 71 42 14 158 92.62
England Justin Pipe 3Third round 3 8 8 34 34 89 52 13 121 92.38
England Colin Lloyd 3Third round 3 8 6 29 29 72 28 13 167 91.03
England Steve Farmer 3Third round 3 7 8 32 32 81 34 12 102 87.24
England Phil Taylor 2Second round 2 4 4 19 17 46 23 5 98 100.15
England Mervyn King 2Second round 2 4 4 19 12 38 25 12 132 98.47
Wales Richie Burnett 2Second round 2 4 6 18 23 51 30 16 136 94.78
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 2Second round 2 6 6 27 24 70 27 15 148 94.68
England Scott Rand 2Second round 2 4 4 18 14 29 21 7 140 93.75
Scotland Robert Thornton 2Second round 2 5 5 19 23 65 29 8 121 93.18
England Mark Walsh 2Second round 2 6 5 22 23 56 36 8 96 92.69
England Wes Newton 2Second round 2 6 4 24 22 57 29 8 170 91.98
South Africa Devon Petersen 2Second round 3 5 6 27 29 64 35 16 120 88.46
England James Richardson 2Second round 2 4 4 18 18 58 28 4 145 88.09
Germany Kevin Münch[n 1] 2Second round 3 3 4 19 16 38 27 4 155 87.66
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 2Second round 2 3 5 14 16 38 12 4 120 86.57
England Alan Tabern 2Second round 2 3 5 13 19 51 17 5 149 86.50
Netherlands Co Stompé 2Second round 2 4 4 16 17 46 20 7 97 86.30
England Steve Beaton 2Second round 2 4 6 20 24 59 21 3 121 86.27
Netherlands Roland Scholten 2Second round 2 3 5 12 19 31 15 10 138 82.50
Spain Antonio Alcinas 1First round 1 2 3 8 13 24 15 5 123 98.76
England Nigel Heydon 1First round 1 2 3 12 14 39 15 7 100 91.30
Wales Mark Webster 1First round 1 2 3 11 13 29 11 9 100 89.72
England Mark Hylton 1First round 1 2 3 8 13 29 17 3 104 89.49
England Ronnie Baxter 1First round 1 2 3 8 13 24 14 2 98 88.79
Sweden Magnus Caris 1First round 1 2 3 10 11 30 16 2 107 87.21
Belgium Kurt van de Rijck 1First round 1 0 3 5 9 22 11 3 136 93.84
Austria Mensur Suljović 1First round 1 1 3 7 11 30 5 3 121 90.36
England Arron Monk 1First round 1 1 3 8 11 22 10 3 87 90.03
England Ian White 1First round 1 1 3 9 10 26 15 3 64 90.02
England Colin Osborne 1First round 1 1 3 7 9 20 11 1 84 89.81
Scotland Peter Wright 1First round 1 1 3 4 10 17 6 4 83 88.40
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 1First round 1 0 3 5 9 22 5 5 130 91.02
England Joe Cullen 1First round 2 0 3 7 11 14 10 3 83 89.01
Germany Jyhan Artut 1First round 1 2 3 13 14 23 18 8 116 86.94
England Steve Brown 1First round 1 2 3 11 12 31 11 3 130 86.60
New Zealand Warren French 1First round 2 1 3 9 14 33 13 3 70 85.59
United States Darin Young 1First round 1 1 3 6 10 23 5 3 118 85.31
Finland Petri Korte 1First round 2 1 3 9 13 18 9 4 112 84.27
England Jamie Caven 1First round 1 1 3 7 9 14 5 4 97 83.62
Australia Sean Reed 1First round 1 1 3 6 9 18 8 0 121 82.29
England Mark Dudbridge 1First round 1 0 3 3 9 16 8 1 82 86.74
Japan Haruki Muramatsu 1First round 2 0 3 7 11 26 16 0 102 86.54
England Michael Smith 1First round 1 0 3 3 9 23 7 1 25 85.45
England Dennis Smith 1First round 1 0 3 1 9 13 4 2 44 84.57
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 1First round 1 0 3 2 9 19 6 0 56 82.38
Scotland John Henderson 1First round 1 0 3 2 9 16 2 2 67 80.39
Philippines Christian Perez 1First round 2 1 3 11 10 30 17 2 110 79.67
Hong Kong Scott MacKenzie 1First round 2 1 3 10 12 34 10 1 100 79.30
Denmark Per Laursen 0Preliminary round 1 0 0 3 4 13 4 1 137 89.76
Serbia Oliver Ferenc 0Preliminary round 1 0 0 2 4 6 6 0 32 87.88
Republic of Ireland Connie Finnan 0Preliminary round 1 0 0 3 4 8 3 2 121 83.15
Portugal José Oliveira de Sousa 0Preliminary round 1 0 0 3 4 3 4 1 83 75.61
Malaysia Lee Choon Peng 0Preliminary round 1 0 0 2 4 11 1 0 120 77.88
Sweden Dennis Nilsson 0Preliminary round 1 0 0 2 4 10 2 0 58 77.20
England Paul Barham 0Preliminary round 1 0 0 2 4 6 6 0 20 76.83
England Andy Smith 1First round 1 0 3 0 9 9 8 1 84.50
Australia Geoff Kime 1First round 1 0 3 0 9 8 0 1 66.13
Austria Dietmar Burger 0Preliminary round 1 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 67.44
England Denis Ovens[n 1] 1First round 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 65.64

Last updated: 2 January 2012
Source: Match reports from the main draw

  1. ^ a b Denis Ovens had to withdraw due to an injured nerve in his back after the first set in the first round.

Television coverage[edit]

The tournament was broadcast by Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, RTL 7 in the Netherlands, Sport1 in Germany, Fox Sports in Australia and Showtime in the Middle East.[28]

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