2016 World Matchplay (darts)

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2016 BetVictor World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates16–24 July 2016
VenueWinter Gardens
LocationBlackpool
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£450,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout160 England Justin Pipe
160 Australia Kyle Anderson
160 England Steve Beaton
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2015 2017»

The 2016 BetVictor World Matchplay was the 23rd annual staging of the World Matchplay, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, from 16–24 July 2016.

Michael van Gerwen successfully defended his World Matchplay title by defeating Phil Taylor 18–10 in the final. It was the first (and would turn out to be, only) time that Taylor has been defeated in a World Matchplay final. Van Gerwen also became only the third player to successfully defend the Matchplay trophy after Taylor and Rod Harrington.

This tournament was the first time in the event's history that no matches went into 'extra legs', the first time that Taylor had been defeated in the final after winning his previous 15, and the first time that Robert Thornton won a match at the event. It was also the first time that James Wade was defeated before the World Matchplay quarter finals, after losing to Mervyn King in the first round.

Prize money[edit]

The prize fund remained at £450,000 as it has been since the 2014 event.

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]

[1]

Draw[edit]

First round (best of 19 legs)
16–18 July[2][3][4]
Second round (best of 21 legs)
19–20 July[5][6]
Quarter-finals (best of 31 legs)
21–22 July[7][8]
Semi-finals (best of 33 legs)
23 July[9]
Final (best of 35 legs)
24 July[10]
               
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 105.85 10
England Jamie Caven 79.98 0
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 102.97 11
Australia Kyle Anderson 87.77 3
16 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 89.99 4
Australia Kyle Anderson 92.34 10
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 98.72 16
9 England Dave Chisnall 90.93 9
8 Scotland Robert Thornton 91.19 10
England Josh Payne 85.87 7
8 Scotland Robert Thornton 88.24 2
9 England Dave Chisnall 99.67 11
9 England Dave Chisnall 94.37 10
Netherlands Benito van de Pas 89.23 7
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 101.20 17
4 England Adrian Lewis 98.24 9
5 Scotland Peter Wright 99.66 10
England Joe Cullen 87.73 5
5 Scotland Peter Wright 98.87 11
12 England Ian White 95.71 6
12 England Ian White 91.46 10
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 84.49 2
5 Scotland Peter Wright 95.93 14
4 England Adrian Lewis 97.33 16
4 England Adrian Lewis 93.96 10
Wales Mark Webster 88.62 6
4 England Adrian Lewis 84.55 11
Wales Gerwyn Price 82.06 5
13 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 97.89 8
Wales Gerwyn Price 95.10 10
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 103.93 18
3 England Phil Taylor 101.13 10
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 101.28 10
England Alan Norris 91.06 1
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 100.76 11
15 England Terry Jenkins 84.97 5
15 England Terry Jenkins 85.75 10
England Justin Pipe 87.95 7
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 96.52 16
England Steve Beaton 91.30 13
7 England Michael Smith 97.20 10
Australia Simon Whitlock 94.28 6
7 England Michael Smith 92.95 7
England Steve Beaton 99.16 11
10 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 93.00 6
England Steve Beaton 94.26 10
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 96.83 8
3 England Phil Taylor 101.27 17
6 England James Wade 95.88 5
England Mervyn King 99.45 10
  England Mervyn King 89.05 11
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 89.74 8
11 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 92.79 7
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 90.68 10
England Mervyn King 93.26 14
3 England Phil Taylor 101.41 16
3 England Phil Taylor 98.72 10
England Robbie Green 88.13 8
3 England Phil Taylor 101.11 11
Austria Mensur Suljović 97.14 5
14 England Stephen Bunting 102.48 8
Austria Mensur Suljović 98.44 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 World Matchplay Qualifiers". Darts Database. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Day One". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-10-28. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Day Two". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-10-24. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Day Three". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-10-28. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Day Four". PDC. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  6. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Day Five". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Thursday". PDC. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Friday". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-10-28. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "BetVictor World Matchplay Semi-finals". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-10-09. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Back-To-Back In Blackpool For MvG!". PDC. Retrieved 8 October 2016.

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