2015 World Matchplay (darts)

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2015 BetVictor World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates18–26 July 2015
VenueWinter Gardens
LocationBlackpool
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£450,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout170 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2014 2016»

The 2015 BetVictor World Matchplay was the 22nd annual staging of the World Matchplay, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, from 18–26 July 2015.

Phil Taylor was the defending champion, having won the last seven editions of the event and he reached the semi-finals, where his 38-game unbeaten run came to the end against James Wade. Michael van Gerwen won his first World Matchplay title by defeating Wade 18–12 in the final.[1]

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund was increased to £450,000 after being £400,000 for the previous five editions of this event.[2]

Stage Prize Money
Winner £100,000
Runner-up £50,000
Semi-finalists £27,000
Quarter-finalists £17,500
Second round £10,000
First round £6,000

Format[edit]

In previous stagings of the event all games had to be won by two clear legs with no sudden-death legs. However, in 2013 after consulting the host broadcaster Sky Sports, the PDC decided that games will now only proceed for a maximum of six extra legs before a tie-break leg is required. For example, in a best of 19 legs first round match, if the score reaches 12–12 then the 25th leg will be the decider.

Qualification[edit]

The top 16 on the PDC Order of Merit qualified as seeded players. The other 16 places went to the top 16 non-qualified players from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit who were unseeded players. The field was confirmed on 5 July following Players Championship 14.[3]

Draw[edit]

[4][5][6]

First round
(Best of 19 legs)
[7][8][9]
Second round
(Best of 25 legs)
[10][11]
Quarter-finals
(Best of 31 legs)
[12][13]
Semi-finals
(Best of 33 legs)
[14]
Final
(Best of 35 legs)
[15]
               
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 99.19 10
Netherlands Benito van de Pas 93.62 4
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 110.93 13
Wales Jamie Lewis 98.86 2
16 England Justin Pipe 90.08 7
Wales Jamie Lewis 92.43 10
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 102.04 16
9 England Ian White 96.42 13
8 Australia Simon Whitlock 98.45 10
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 91.46 4
8 Australia Simon Whitlock 92.43 9
9 England Ian White 97.11 13
9 England Ian White 103.51 10
England Stephen Bunting 101.62 6
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 101.96 17
5 Scotland Peter Wright 102.44 12
5 Scotland Peter Wright 108.13 10
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 95.82 5
5 Scotland Peter Wright 95.65 13
England Andrew Gilding 90.79 7
12 England Mervyn King 94.99 8
England Andrew Gilding 96.72 10
5 Scotland Peter Wright 98.27 16
Wales Gerwyn Price 88.17 7
4 England Adrian Lewis 99.06 10
England Joe Murnan 93.79 7
4 England Adrian Lewis 99.20 10
Wales Gerwyn Price 97.88 13
13 England Michael Smith 91.17 4
Wales Gerwyn Price 92.59 10
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 99.91 18
6 England James Wade 90.37 12
2 England Phil Taylor 95.30 10
Scotland John Henderson 81.86 2
2 England Phil Taylor 99.37 13
England Andy Hamilton 89.71 6
15 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 89.08 7
England Andy Hamilton 95.90 10
2 England Phil Taylor 102.68 16
7 England Dave Chisnall 102.94 8
7 England Dave Chisnall 94.63 13
England Jamie Caven 92.57 11
7 England Dave Chisnall 96.04 13
England Keegan Brown 89.63 11
10 Scotland Robert Thornton 92.90 7
England Keegan Brown 97.00 10
2 England Phil Taylor 103.69 14
6 England James Wade 97.85 17
6 England James Wade 103.59 10
Australia Kyle Anderson 99.06 7
6 England James Wade 94.67 13
11 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 90.87 8
11 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 88.52 10
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 92.78 6
6 England James Wade 100.20 16
Austria Mensur Suljović 92.48 11
3 Scotland Gary Anderson 95.59 10
England Steve Beaton 89.70 4
3 Scotland Gary Anderson 94.29 9
Austria Mensur Suljović 92.58 13
14 England Terry Jenkins 90.24 9
Austria Mensur Suljović 89.57 11

Statistics[edit]

Player Eliminated Played Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average Checkout Success
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Winner 5 74 43 28 127 98 39 156 102.81 46.25%
England James Wade Final 5 68 58 25 195 103 17 150 97.34 41.98%
Scotland Peter Wright Semi-finals 4 51 36 18 118 81 29 161 101.12 45.54%
England Phil Taylor Semi-finals 4 53 33 24 112 59 26 161 100.27 39.85%
England Ian White Quarter-finals 3 36 31 10 76 46 25 127 99.01 37.11%
England Dave Chisnall Quarter-finals 3 34 38 9 84 43 29 136 97.87 31.19%
Wales Gerwyn Price Quarter-finals 3 30 30 13 81 34 16 120 92.88 41.10%
Austria Mensur Suljović Quarter-finals 3 35 34 16 111 54 10 128 91.54 35.71%
England Adrian Lewis Second round 2 20 20 10 37 31 16 136 99.13 44.44%
Wales Jamie Lewis Second round 2 12 20 2 40 30 4 128 95.65 50%
Australia Simon Whitlock Second round 2 19 17 5 33 25 10 78 95.44 41.30%
Scotland Gary Anderson Second round 2 19 17 8 38 26 13 118 94.94 33.93%
England Andrew Gilding Second round 2 17 21 6 51 25 6 121 93.76 42.50%
England Keegan Brown Second round 2 21 20 5 51 26 9 114 93.32 43.75%
England Andy Hamilton Second round 2 16 20 7 43 24 5 158 92.66 34.78%
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan Second round 2 18 19 7 43 22 7 170 89.70 32.14%
England Stephen Bunting First round 1 6 10 1 18 6 9 49 101.62 33.33%
Australia Kyle Anderson First round 1 7 10 3 26 5 9 124 99.06 30.43%
Belgium Kim Huybrechts First round 1 5 10 1 30 6 1 101 95.82 41.67%
England Mervyn King First round 1 8 10 3 14 12 6 90 94.99 42.11%
England Joe Murnan First round 1 7 10 3 21 13 2 86 93.79 41.18%
Netherlands Benito van de Pas First round 1 4 10 3 12 8 3 66 93.62 40.00%
Scotland Robert Thornton First round 1 7 10 2 21 14 4 81 92.90 41.18%
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort First round 1 6 10 3 25 9 4 68 92.78 26.09%
England Jamie Caven First round 1 11 13 2 42 11 3 60 92.70 37.93%
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen First round 1 4 10 1 20 3 3 108 91.46 40.00%
England Michael Smith First round 1 4 10 1 13 11 1 121 91.17 33.33%
England Terry Jenkins First round 1 9 11 4 28 16 6 140 90.24 28.13%
England Justin Pipe First round 1 7 10 1 26 10 5 116 90.08 26.92%
England Steve Beaton First round 1 4 10 2 21 9 1 40 89.7 16.67%
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld First round 1 7 10 2 22 12 3 96 89.08 33.33%
Scotland John Henderson First round 1 2 10 1 22 1 2 26 81.86 33.33%

Source: Match reports from the draw.

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