2014 PDC World Darts Championship

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World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 13 December 2013–1 January 2014
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 £1,050,000
Winners share £250,000
Nine-dart finish England Terry Jenkins
Australia Kyle Anderson
High checkout 170 England Terry Jenkins
170 England Wes Newton
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2013 2015»

The 2014 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship was the 21st World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the British Darts Organisation. The event started on 13 December 2013 and concluded on 1 January 2014 and was held at the Alexandra Palace, London, England.

Phil Taylor was the defending champion, having won his 16th title in 2013, but he lost 4–3 to Michael Smith in the second round.[1]

Michael van Gerwen won his first World Championship by defeating Peter Wright 7–4 in the final.[2] He became the sixth winner of the event and, at the age of 24, the youngest.[3] The result also saw him replace Taylor as the new world number one.[4] A new record of 603 maximum 180 scores were made during the championship, beating the previous best of 588 set in 2012.[5] For the first time in PDC history there was no Englishman in the final.[6]

Format and qualifiers[edit]

The televised stages featured 72 players. The top 32 players in the PDC Order of Merit on 26 November 2013 were seeded for the tournament. They were joined by the 16 highest non-qualified players from the Pro Tour Order of Merit, based on the events played on the 2013 PDC Pro Tour.

These 48 players were joined by two PDPA qualifiers (as determined at the PDPA Qualifying event held in Barnsley on 25 November 2013), the highest ranked non-qualified player on the PDC Challenge Tour Order of Merit, and 21 international players: the four 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 four from the European Order of Merit, and the top American and Australian players were entered straight into the first round, while others, having won qualifying events in their countries, were entered into the preliminary round.

Edward Santos withdrew due to travel problems and was replaced by Colin Osborne, the highest-ranking non-qualified player on the PDC Order of Merit.[19]

Prize money[edit]

The 2014 World Championship features a prize fund of at least £1,050,000. The winner's prize money has been increased from £200,000 to £250,000.[20]

The prize money is allocated as follows:

Position (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £250,000
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 (2) £30,000
(£15,000 each)

Bracket[edit]

The preliminary round was drawn on 30 November, the last 64 draw took place on 2 December 2013 and was made by Rod Harrington and Wayne Mardle. It was shown live on Sky Sports.

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round was played in a first to four legs format. One match was played per session with the winners playing their first round matches later on the same day.

Av. Player Score Player Av.
76.78 Rob Szabo New Zealand 4–3 England Ian Moss 78.63
84.71 Colin McGarry Northern Ireland 2–4 Denmark Per Laursen 91.55
84.03 Julio Barbero Spain 4–1 Germany Andree Welge 79.65
74.30 Dennis Lindskjold Denmark 1–4 England Colin Osborne 89.82
88.01 Devon Petersen South Africa 4–1 Malaysia Mohd Latif Sapup 82.78
90.25 Zoran Lerchbacher Austria 4–1 England Ben Ward 86.43
84.26 Morihiro Hashimoto Japan 4–2 Singapore Paul Lim 75.26
79.45 Gino Vos Netherlands 1–4 Hong Kong Royden Lam 79.40

Last 64[edit]

First round (best of 5 sets)
13–19 December
[21][22][23][24][25][26][27]
Second round (best of 7)
20–27 December
[28][29][30][31][32]
Third round (best of 7)
27 & 28 December
[32][33]
Quarter-finals (best of 9)
28 & 29 December
[34][35]
Semi-finals (best of 11)
30 December
[36]
Final (best of 13)
1 January
[5]
                                   
1 England Phil Taylor 96.68 3
New Zealand Rob Szabo 90.06 1
1 England Taylor 95.55 3
32 England M. Smith 94.55 4
32 England Michael Smith 79.69 3
Japan Morihiro Hashimoto 76.50 1
32 England M. Smith 98.33 3
16 Scotland Wright 105.07 4
16 Scotland Peter Wright 98.68 3
England Joe Cullen 90.83 0
16 Scotland Wright 98.04 4
Denmark Laursen 87.63 2
17 England Terry Jenkins 95.91 2
Denmark Per Laursen 89.45 3
16 Scotland Wright 95.85 5
8 England Newton 92.40 4
8 England Wes Newton 88.41 3
Hong Kong Royden Lam 83.45 1
8 England Newton 92.91 4
25 Canada Part 87.89 0
25 Canada John Part 82.48 3
Netherlands Mareno Michels 79.70 2
8 England Newton 95.51 4
9 Scotland Thornton 91.74 1
9 Scotland Robert Thornton 86.86 3
Germany Max Hopp 80.17 1
9 Scotland Thornton 98.89 4
Australia B. Anderson 87.76 0
24 England Colin Lloyd 83.62 2
Australia Beau Anderson 83.66 3
16 Scotland Wright 100.24 6
4 Australia Whitlock 97.25 2
5 England Andy Hamilton 92.03 3
Spain Julio Barbero 93.52 1
5 England Hamilton 96.89 1
28 Wales Burnett 95.91 4
28 Wales Richie Burnett 97.19 3
England Dean Winstanley 95.48 1
28 Wales Burnett 95.83 3
21 England White 95.92 4
12 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 88.07 3
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 90.10 1
12 Belgium K. Huybrechts 98.94 3
21 England White 98.39 4
21 England Ian White 97.02 3
Australia Kyle Anderson 89.68 1
21 England White 98.41 4
4 Australia Whitlock 95.77 5
4 Australia Simon Whitlock 97.35 3
England Ross Smith 86.20 0
4 Australia Whitlock 95.30 4
Finland Komula 88.99 0
29 England Mark Walsh 86.51 1
Finland Jarkko Komula 84.57 3
4 Australia Whitlock 92.96 4
13 England Painter 86.38 0
13 England Kevin Painter 98.59 3
Germany Tomas Seyler 86.98 0
13 England Painter 91.59 4
20 Australia Nicholson 93.60 0
20 Australia Paul Nicholson 96.82 3
England Stuart Kellett 95.09 0
16 Scotland Wright 95.71 4
2 Netherlands van Gerwen 100.10 7
2 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 89.13 3
Austria Zoran Lerchbacher 89.94 0
2 Netherlands van Gerwen 96.88 4
England McDine 90.11 1
31 England Wayne Jones 89.75 2
England Kevin McDine 91.80 3
2 Netherlands van Gerwen 100.20 4
18 Scotland G. Anderson 98.18 3
15 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 96.72 3
England Colin Osborne 82.64 0
15 Northern Ireland Dolan 90.10 1
18 Scotland G. Anderson 97.97 4
18 Scotland Gary Anderson 97.83 3
England Mark Dudbridge 90.40 0
2 Netherlands van Gerwen 98.86 5
26 Wales M. Webster 93.34 3
7 England Dave Chisnall 98.43 2
Scotland John Henderson 91.62 3
Scotland Henderson 91.62 3
26 Wales M. Webster 92.23 4
26 Wales Mark Webster 86.70 3
Austria Mensur Suljović 84.02 2
26 Wales M. Webster 92.48 4
10 Netherlands van Barneveld 94.82 3
10 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 98.56 3
Wales Jamie Lewis 91.02 0
10 Netherlands van Barneveld 99.65 4
23 England Caven 96.05 3
23 England Jamie Caven 87.03 3
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 89.56 1
2 Netherlands van Gerwen 103.02 6
3 England A. Lewis 99.19 0
6 England James Wade 91.92 3
England Darren Webster 90.12 2
6 England Wade 91.86 4
27 England A. Smith 90.04 3
27 England Andy Smith 84.22 3
England Steve Brown 84.89 1
6 England Wade 99.92 4
South Africa Petersen 92.42 0
11 England Justin Pipe 87.85 3
England Arron Monk 78.74 0
11 England Pipe 93.00 1
South Africa Petersen 95.18 4
22 England Steve Beaton 87.76 1
South Africa Devon Petersen 85.67 3
6 England Wade 90.85 1
3 England A. Lewis 96.56 5
3 England Adrian Lewis 95.26 3
England Dennis Smith 80.89 0
3 England A. Lewis 103.68 4
30 Netherlands van der Voort 99.47 1
30 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 85.96 3
England Matt Clark 78.50 1
3 England A. Lewis 91.17 4
14 England King 91.87 1
14 England Mervyn King 89.87 3
United States Darin Young 82.97 0
14 England King 94.81 4
England Evans 94.40 2
19 England Ronnie Baxter 86.60 0
England Ricky Evans 87.21 3

Statistics[edit]

Player Eliminated Played Sets Won Sets Lost Legs Won Legs Lost 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout Average[37]
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen   Winner 6 29 11 100 62 186 104 52 154 98.03
Scotland Peter Wright   Runner-up 6 26 18 103 86 290 154 29 164 98.93
England Adrian Lewis   Semi-finals 5 16 9 56 41 107 79 29 158 97.17
Australia Simon Whitlock   Semi-finals 5 18 10 66 53 139 84 36 136 95.73
England Ian White   Quarter-finals 4 15 12 61 51 150 75 29 128 97.44
England James Wade   Quarter-finals 4 12 10 52 47 136 66 21 142 93.64
England Wes Newton   Quarter-finals 4 15 7 57 39 107 60 27 170 92.13
Wales Mark Webster   Quarter-finals 4 14 13 59 56 135 73 25 157 91.19
Scotland Gary Anderson   Third round 3 10 5 39 26 90 50 17 119 98.00
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld   Third round 3 10 7 40 32 98 50 20 141 97.68
Wales Richie Burnett   Third round 3 10 6 34 32 77 57 19 96 96.31
Scotland Robert Thornton   Third round 3 8 5 28 22 70 38 16 136 92.50
England Kevin Painter   Third round 3 7 4 25 18 50 31 7 116 92.19
England Mervyn King   Third round 3 8 6 29 25 63 48 12 136 92.18
England Michael Smith   Third round 3 10 8 41 38 95 59 17 141 90.86
South Africa Devon Petersen   Third round 4 7 6 32 29 87 48 9 141 90.32
England Phil Taylor   Second round 2 6 5 24 23 60 35 10 156 96.12
Australia Paul Nicholson   Second round 2 3 4 14 15 36 28 7 136 95.21
England Andy Hamilton   Second round 2 4 5 19 19 45 25 8 124 94.46
Belgium Kim Huybrechts   Second round 2 6 5 23 24 51 35 10 111 93.51
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan   Second round 2 4 4 16 18 49 20 7 167 93.41
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort   Second round 2 4 5 18 18 43 24 7 131 92.72
Scotland John Henderson   Second round 2 6 6 28 29 83 29 15 132 91.62
England Jamie Caven   Second round 2 6 5 23 22 44 31 7 158 91.54
England Kevin McDine   Second round 2 4 6 18 22 44 15 13 81 90.96
England Ricky Evans   Second round 2 5 4 20 17 45 20 13 138 90.81
England Justin Pipe   Second round 2 4 4 17 15 48 25 3 110 90.43
Denmark Per Laursen   Second round 3 5 6 23 28 64 29 10 128 89.54
England Andy Smith   Second round 2 6 5 25 25 74 37 7 161 87.14
Finland Jarkko Komula   Second round 2 3 5 16 20 54 20 7 126 86.78
Australia Beau Anderson   Second round 2 3 6 17 25 52 25 7 76 85.71
Canada John Part   Second round 2 3 6 17 22 35 15 8 76 85.19
England Dave Chisnall   First round 1 2 3 11 13 24 15 11 121 98.43
England Terry Jenkins   First round 1 2 3 11 10 20 13 11 170 95.91
England Dean Winstanley   First round 1 1 3 9 9 29 14 2 60 95.48
England Stuart Kellett   First round 1 0 3 3 9 10 9 4 84 95.09
Wales Jamie Lewis   First round 1 0 3 3 9 13 9 3 84 91.02
England Joe Cullen   First round 1 0 3 5 9 18 7 1 147 90.83
England Mark Dudbridge  First round 1 0 3 3 9 14 5 1 41 90.40
England Darren Webster   First round 1 2 3 11 13 31 21 1 81 90.12
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts   First round 1 1 3 7 10 23 12 3 97 90.10
Austria Zoran Lerchbacher   First round 2 0 3 5 10 26 11 1 138 90.10
England Wayne Jones   First round 1 2 3 8 12 30 11 5 120 89.75
Australia Kyle Anderson   First round 1 1 3 5 10 6 9 6 141 89.68
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen   First round 1 1 3 4 9 19 6 3 36 89.56
Spain Julio Barbero  First round 2 1 3 10 12 22 19 4 80 88.78
England Steve Beaton   First round 1 1 3 8 10 20 14 2 106 87.76
Germany Tomas Seyler   First round 1 0 3 1 9 15 7 1 56 86.98
England Ronnie Baxter   First round 1 0 3 3 9 19 7 1 40 86.60
England Mark Walsh   First round 1 1 3 8 11 37 14 0 121 86.51
England Colin Osborne   First round 2 0 3 8 10 15 13 1 122 86.23
England Ross Smith   First round 1 0 3 4 9 21 6 2 107 86.20
England Steve Brown   First round 1 1 3 7 10 14 8 8 56 84.89
Austria Mensur Suljović   First round 1 2 3 10 13 26 15 4 130 84.02
England Colin Lloyd   First round 1 2 3 13 15 42 10 5 112 83.62
New Zealand Rob Szabo  First round 2 1 3 10 13 34 5 2 128 83.42
United States Darin Young   First round 1 0 3 1 9 14 4 1 14 82.97
Hong Kong Royden Lam   First round 2 1 3 11 11 34 13 1 60 81.43
England Dennis Smith   First round 1 0 3 0 9 10 3 1 80.89
Japan Morihiro Hashimoto   First round 2 1 3 11 12 37 9 2 152 80.38
Germany Max Hopp   First round 1 1 3 6 10 21 4 4 68 80.17
Netherlands Mareno Michels   First round 1 2 3 10 13 28 11 4 136 79.70
England Arron Monk   First round 1 0 3 3 9 13 5 0 100 78.64
England Matt Clark   First round 1 1 3 6 10 22 5 1 81 78.50
England Ben Ward   Preliminary round 1 0 0 1 4 11 2 0 16 86.43
Northern Ireland Colin McGarry   Preliminary round 1 0 0 2 4 4 6 1 36 84.71
Malaysia Mohd Latif Sapup   Preliminary round 1 0 0 1 4 7 5 0 141 82.78
Germany Andree Welge   Preliminary round 1 0 0 1 4 6 2 1 91 79.65
Netherlands Gino Vos   Preliminary round 1 0 0 1 4 4 2 0 32 79.45
England Ian Moss   Preliminary round 1 0 0 3 4 12 3 0 118 78.63
Singapore Paul Lim   Preliminary round 1 0 0 2 4 8 4 0 58 75.26
Denmark Dennis Lindskjold   Preliminary round 1 0 0 1 4 10 0 0 2 74.30

Source:Match reports in the draw

Representation from different countries[edit]

This table shows the number of players by country in the World Championship, the total number including the Preliminary round.

England
ENG
Netherlands
NED
Australia
AUS
Scotland
SCO
Wales
WAL
Germany
GER
Belgium
BEL
Northern Ireland
NIR
Austria
AUT
Denmark
DEN
Canada
CAN
United States
USA
Spain
SPA
Hong Kong
HKG
Japan
JPN
Malaysia
MAS
New Zealand
NZL
South Africa
RSA
Singapore
SIN
Finland
FIN
Total
Final 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Semis 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Quarters 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Round 3 7 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 16
Round 2 14 3 3 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 32
Round 1 32 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 64
Prelim. 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 16
Total 34 6 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 72

Broadcasting[edit]

The tournament was available in the following countries on these channels:[21]

Country Channel
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sky Sports
BBC Radio 5 Live (final only)[38]
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Hungary Hungary
Romania Romania
Slovakia Slovakia
Sport TV
(Sport 1 and Sport 2)
Germany Germany Sport1/Sport1+
Republic of Ireland Ireland Sky Sports
Middle East OSN
Netherlands Netherlands RTL7
Australia Australia
Italy Italy
Fox Sports
New Zealand New Zealand Sky Sport

Sky Sports also showed the semi-finals and final in 3D in the United Kingdom.

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