- 2007 in darts
2007 in sports, 2006 in darts, 2008 in darts."
Raymond van Barneveldbattles from 3 sets to 0 down to win his first PDC Title and fifth world title overall 7-6 in the sudden-death leg versus Phil Taylorwho maintains his record of reaching every single PDC World Championship final to date.
*6 - van Barneveld follows up his World title success by winning the North-East Regional Final of the Blue Square UK Open (the fourth of eight regional finals). He beat
Roland Scholtenin the final to claim the £5,000 first prize.
*6 - the 2007 BDO World Championship gets underway at Lakeside. Defending champion,
Jelle Klaasenis knocked out in the first round by fellow Dutchman, Co Stompe.
*8 - Former World Champion,
Andy Fordhamis taken ill before his first round match against Simon Whitlock. Fordham was taken to hospital after suffered breathing difficulties as a result of a chest infection.
*9 - Phil Taylor is the first winner of the PDC Player of the Year Award. Phil Jones and John Raby are inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame. Other awards: Best Newcomer & the Fans' Player of the Year "
Raymond van Barneveld". PDPA Player of the Year " Dennis Priestley". Young player of the year " James Wade". Best Floor Player " Barrie Bates". [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/LatestDetail/0,,10180~962663,00.html] PDC Awards dinner]
*14 - Three more Dutch players announce their move to the PDC.
Vincent van der Voort, Michael van Gerwenand Jelle Klaasenannounced this prior to the BDO World Darts Championship final.
Martin Adamsfinally ends his World Championship drought by claiming the 2007 BDO World Darts Championshiptitle - at his 14th attempt. In the final, he led 6-0 and looked to be coasting to victory before Phill Nixonproduced an astonishing comeback to level at 6-6. Adams held his nerve to clinch the final set.
Adrian Lewisis confirmed as the final wildcard entrant for the 2007 Holsten Premier League to complete the line-up of eight players. [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/PremierLeagueDetail/0,,10180~966041,00.html] Adrian Lewis awarded last place in Premier League]
Raymond van Barneveldextends his PDC winning streak to 20 matches by claiming the first of the weekend's two Stan James Players Championship in Gibraltar beating Adrian Lewisin the final. Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort made their PDC debuts at this event reaching the last 16. Jelle Klaasen reached the last 32.
Michael van Gerwenbecomes the first player to beat Raymond van Barneveld since his world title win ending his run of successive victories at 21 matches. Van Gerwen was also the last player to beat van Barneveld back in November. He lost in the quarter-finals to Alan Warriner-Little. Andy Hamilton won his first PDC pro tour title with a final win over Colin Lloyd.
Tony Eccleswins the German Gold Cup in Bremen beating Dutchman Remco van Eijdenby 3 sets to 1 to claim the €700 first prize. Heike Ernst beat Thea Kaaijk to take the women's title.
*28 - Chris White wins the Las Vegas Open, a category two BDO event beating
John Kuczynskiin the final. John Partand Wes Newtonteamed up to win the pairs events and also the cricket doubles. [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/Latest/0,,10180,00.html] Las Vegas Open details] The women's title was won by Stacy Bromberg.
*1 - The Holsten Premier League gets underway with wins for Raymond van Barneveld, Dennis Priestley and Peter Manley. Phil Taylor was on the verge of his first ever Premier League defeat but extended his unbeaten run to 29 matches with a 7-7 draw against
Kevin Painterwins the non-ranking PDC event JR 128 Plus tournament in Eastbourne defeating Wes Newton 5-4 in the final.
*3 - John Markovic, former manager of Bob Anderson and
Richie Gardnerdies following a long illness. The Serbian-born businessman also contributed to the formation of the WDC (now the PDC) in 1992. [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/LatestDetail/0,,10180~976804,00.html] Death of John Markovic]
Scott Waites, from Yorkshire, wins the BDO Dutch Open (his first major title) in Veldhoven- coming through a field of 2867 players to win the €4,500 first prize. Trina Gulliver took the women's singles title.
*4 - Dennis Smith claimed the PDC Eastbourne Open title with a victory over Shayne Burgess.
*6 - Mervyn King announces that he is following his stablemates Klaasen, van Gerwen and van der Voort by switching to the PDC. The BDO consider taking legal action as King (along with Klaasen) have signed contracts to play in the 2008 BDO World Championship.
*8 - Phil Taylor is held to a draw for the second week running in the Premier League this time by Dennis Priestley. Raymond van Barneveld maintains his 100% record and there were first victories in the league for Terry Jenkins and Adrian Lewis.
*10 - The
Masters of Dartsgets underway in the Netherlands with two upsets - Michael van Gerwen defeats Phil Taylor and Peter Manley beats PDC World Champion Raymond van Barneveld. England players won four matches to Netherlands one on the opening day.
*10 - More PDC switches are announced as Dutch teenager
Toon Grebe(quarter finalist at the previous week's Dutch Open) and Tony Martin confirm they will be joining the PDC circuit.
Dennis Priestleywins the South-West regional final of the Blue Square UK Open beating James Wade in the final 2-0 and takes the £5,000 top prize.
*14 - The Group stages of the
Masters of Dartsconclude with Raymond van Barneveld winning the Dutch Group and Peter Manley winning all five matches to clinch the England Group. Phil Taylor surprisingly finishes bottom of the England table with three defeats.
*15 - Dennis Priestley goes top of the Premier League with a victory over Roland Scholten. Phil Taylor notches his first win of the season and Raymond van Barneveld is held to a draw by in-form Peter Manley.
Michael van Gerwenachieves a nine dart finishduring the semi-finals of the Masters of Darts, the youngest player to achieve the feat on television. However, he lost the match to Raymond van Barneveld who will meet Peter Manley in the final.
Raymond van Barneveldmaintains his superb start to 2007 winning his third major title of the year. He beats Peter Manley7-0 with a 108 average in the final to win the Keukenconcurrent Masters of Darts at the ExpoCentre, Hengelo, Netherlands.
*19 - Gary Anderson wins the BDO Scottish Open in his home country beating World Champion
Martin Adamsin the semi-final and Scott Waites in the final. Michael Rosenauer took the Dortmund Open title beating Marco Puls by 3 sets to 1.
*21 - The Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) announce fines of £750 for Chris Mason, £400 for
Phil Taylorand £300 for Steve Maishfollowing incidents at the 2007 PDC World Darts Championship. Mason also received a four-month tournament ban (suspended for 12 months) for his unsportsmanlike manner. [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/LatestDetail/0,,10180~985257,00.html] DRA fines, February 2007]
Barry Hearnannounces a ground-breaking Grand Slam of Dartstournament to be held in Wolverhampton between 17 and 25 November. Players from both the PDC and BDO are to receive invitations to compete. [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/LatestDetail/0,,10180~985319,00.html] PDC launch Grand Slam of Darts]
*22 - Night four of the Premier League and Dennis Priestley remains top with a record equalling margin of victory, 8-1 over Adrian Lewis. Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld both maintained unbeaten records, although van Barneveld was held to a draw by Terry Jenkins.
Lionel Samswins the West Tyrone Open, a non-ranking PDC event at the Mahons Hotel, Irvinestown. He beat Ray Farrell 8-4 in the final to take the top prize of £1,600
*1 - The first re-match on UK soil between
Raymond van Barneveldand Phil Taylorends with Taylor extending his unbeaten run in the Premier League to 33 matches. His 8-6 win came despite being 1-5 behind at the interval. Dennis Priestleyextended his stay at the top of the table with victory over Colin Lloyd
Phil Taylortakes the Southern Regional Final UK Open title with a victory over Wayne Mardle in the final. Mervyn King had made his PDC debut at this event reaching the quarter-finals.
Phil Taylormoved to the top of the Premier League as Dennis Priestleysuffers his first defeat (to Peter Manley). Colin Lloydmissed a dart at double 12 for a nine dart finishduring his defeat by Terry Jenkins.
Dietmar Burgerfrom Austria won the Finnish Open, a WDF Category 3 event beating Finland's Sami Sanssi in the final. The women's title went to Irina Armstrong of Russia who beat Finland's Sari Nikula in the final in Tampere.
*15 - The Premier League reached the half-way stage and also made its first trip to the
Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Phil Taylormaintained his unbeaten record, but there was a second successive defeat for Raymond van Barneveldat the hands of Dennis Priestleywho remains second.
*15 - An announcement confirms that the number of PDC players at the BDO/WDF
International Darts Leagueand World Darts Trophywill increase. The 2007 events will feature 20 PDC players and 12 BDO/WDF players compared to just 5 PDC players in 2006.
Carlos Rodrigues Sequeraof Spain wins the Gibraltar Open (WDF Category 4 Event) beating England's Gavin Forsythe in the final. Scotland's Margaret Ferguson won the women's singles.
Simon Whitlockwins the first event of a new Australian Grand Prix (AGP) in Wagga Wagga. The overall AGP winner will receive a place at the 2008 PDC World Championship and Whitlock (currently a BDO star) admitted "That's my goal". [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/LatestDetail/0,,10180~998541,00.html] Whitlock wins first AGP event] He followed it up by claiming the second event title on March 18.
James Wadewins the North-West Regional Final UK Open title with a victory over Terry Jenkinsin the final in Manchester. Wade had earlier beat Phil Taylorin the quarter-finals.
*22 - The second half of the Premier League season got underway with the top two players
Phil Taylorand Dennis Priestleyboth held to a draw by Roland Scholtenand Terry Jenkinsrespectively. It allowed Raymond van Barneveldto close the gap slightly at the top.
Raymond van Barneveldwins the Partypoker.net Players Championship, a PDC Pro Tour event in Frankfurt. Barneveld beat Ronnie Baxter by 3 sets to 1 in the final.
Scott Waitesmaintains his excellent form in 2007 by winning the £2,000 top prize at the Welsh Masters in Rhyl. Waites added to his Dutch Open title (and Scottish Open runner-up cheque) by beating Phil Evans in the final.
*29 - The top of the table clash in the Premier League ends with a comfortable 8-2 victory for
Phil Taylorover Dennis Priestley. World Champion Raymond van Barneveldsuffered his third defeat of the season with a 6-8 reverse to Colin Lloyd
*1 - Andy Hamilton wins the Midlands Final of the UK Open - the last regional event before the televised finals in June. He beats
James Wade2-0 in sets in the final.
*3 - After 14 years at the
Circus Tavernthe PDC announce that their World Championship will move the Alexandra Palacefrom 2008. The "Ally Pally" will host 2,500 spectators per session compared to 800-900 in Purfleet.
Phil Taylordestroys Terry Jenkins8-1 in the Premier League to stay top and qualify for the semi-finals of the event. Adrian Lewisended his losing streak against Colin Lloydand the other two matches were drawn.
Ron Meulenkampbecomes the latest Dutch player to confirm a switch to play for the PDC - following the likes of Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaasen, Toon Grebe and Vincent van der Voort.
*8 - In a friendly international match at the
Lakeside Country ClubEngland's men, women and youth teams (WDF eligible players) defeated their Netherlandscounterparts 26-16.
*12 - The organisers of the International Darts League come to an agreement to allow the BDO/WDF players ranked 13 to 28 to enter the competition at the preliminary round stage having previously reneged on a deal which led to a threat of court action. The competition is now further expanded to 56 players (see
International Darts Leaguearticle)
*12 - Week 11 of 14 in the Premier League saw the top four begin to pull away. Phil Taylor is already guaranteed a semi-final spot and
Dennis Priestley, Raymond van Barneveldand Terry Jenkinsare now just one win each away from qualification.
Terry Jenkinswins the Antwerp Open - a non-ranking PDC event beating Andy Smith by 3 sets to 0 in the final.
Tony Eccleswins the Norway Open (a WDF category 3) event in Tønsberg beating Dutchman Hans Blijs in the final. England's Dee Bateman surprises Karin Krappento take the women's title.
Terry Jenkinscompletes a perfect weekend by taking the Antwerp Darts Trophy - a PDPA Players Championship to add to his Antwerp Open title 24 hours previously. He beat Colin Lloydin the final.
Phil Taylorextends his Premier League unbeaten run to 40 matches with a win over Colin Lloyd. Raymond van Barneveldand Dennis Priestleyproduced a remarkable leg of darts during the Dutchman's win. Both players started with two 180s leaving two possibilities of a nine dart leg - Barney took it in 11 darts.
*21 - After a day of PDPA qualifying Chris Mason, Wayne Jones, Richie Burnett, Alan Tabern, Mark Dudbridge, Matt Clark, Kevin McDine and Robbie Green all secure places in the preliminary round for the
International Darts Leagueto be held in May.
Martin Adamsclinches his first title since his BDO World Championship success in January. He beat John Walton in the final of the German Open. Sweden's Carina Ekberg won the Women's singles.
*25 - Further controversy over the structure of the
International Darts Leagueresults in a Dutch court having to resolve a dispute by the players from the Keukenconcurrent stable - van Gerwen, King, Klaasen and van der Voort (see International Darts Leaguearticle).
*26 - The Holsten Premier League witnessed its first ever whitewash as
Colin Lloydbeat Terry Jenkins8-0. Jenkins still confirmed his qualification for the semi-finals joining Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barnveld and Dennis Priestley.
Michael van Gerwensuccessfully defends his Open Holland title (a non-ranked PDC event) beating Colin Osborne in the final. Van Gerwen defeated James Wade, Alan Tabern, Dennis Ovens and Wayne Jones in the earlier rounds.
Peter Manleywins the Open Holland Masters PDPA Championship in Schediam. He beat James Wade 3-0 in the final with a 108.33 average. Manley had earlier beaten Rico Vonck, John Ferrell, Michael van Gerwen, Sean Palfrey, Wayne Mardle and Terry Jenkins en-route.
*3 - The final matches in the group stage of the Premier League are complete and the semi-final line-up is confirmed as Taylor v Priestley and Jenkins v Barneveld.
Roland Scholtenfinishes bottom of the table.
Phil Taylorhits the fourth televised nine dart finishof his career at the 2007 International Darts League
Tony O'Sheamatches Phil Taylor's feat from the previous day with another nine dart finish at the IDL - making it the first televised event with two nine-darters.
*10 - The group stages at the IDL are completed and BDO World Champion
Martin Adamsand former World Champion Phil Taylorboth fail to qualify.
*11 - PDC World Champion
Raymond van Barneveldgoes out of the IDL to Tony O'Shea leaving Adrian Lewisas the last PDC player in the competition.
*11 - PartyPoker.com are announced as sponsors for the
Grand Slam of Dartsin November and the prize fund is increased to £300,000 (higher than both the Premier League and the BDO World Championship).
*12 - Mark Webster and Gary Anderson win through to the final of the IDL to make it an all WDF-affair and guarantee themselves places in the prestigious
Grand Slam of Dartstournament in November.
*13 - Gary Anderson wins his first major televised tournament claiming the
2007 International Darts Leaguetitle in the Netherlands beating Mark Webster in the final.
*14 - The
Winmau World Masters(BDO) tournament is controversially moved to the weekend of 16-18 November causing a clash with the new Grand Slam of Dartsevent which was scheduled to feature players from both the PDC and BDO. [ [http://www.starsofdarts.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6366 World Masters moved controversy] ] [ [http://www.bdodarts.com/cevents2007.shtml BDO tournament calendar] ]
Phil Tayloradds the new US Open to his list of titles beating Raymond van Barneveldin the final.
*20 - Mark Webster wins his home country's Welsh Open beating
Scott Waitesin the final. Trina Gulliverbeat Francis Hoenselaarin the women's final.
Phil Taylorwins the 2007 Premier League beating Terry Jenkins16-6 in the final. Taylor has remained unbeaten since the league started in 2005 and he extended his run to 44 matches.
Wayne Atwoodwins the Thialf Open (a non-ranked PDC event) in Heerenveenbeating Gary Welding in the final.
Roland Scholtentakes the Thailf Darts Trophy title - a PDPA Players Championship in Heerenveen, Netherlands. He beat Mervyn King, Lionel Sams, Barrie Bates and Kevin Painter then fellow countryman Leroy Kwadijk in the semi-finals and Chris Mason in the final.
Co Stompewins the Swiss Open (WDF category 3 event) in Lausenbeating fellow Dutchman Edwin Maxin the final. The women's title went to Tricia Wright with a victory over Irina Armstrong of Russia in the final.
Tony Ecclesadds to the exodus of players from the BDO by joining the PDPA/PDC on the eve of the 2007 UK Open. Eccles was ranked number two in the WDF rankings at the time and sacrifices his place in the England World Cup team. [ [http://www.pdpa.co.uk/news/UK_Open/UKOpen_2006-7/eCCLES.htm Tony Eccles joins PDPA/PDC] ]
Phil Taylorachieves his fifth televised nine dart finishat the UK Open against Wes Newton. It was also his second televised nine-darter of the year and his third at the UK Open.
Raymond van Barneveld, having already knocked out John Partin the early rounds, beats Phil Taylor, Colin Lloydand Vincent van der Voorton the final day to successfully defend his UK Open title.
*10 - Mark Webster beats
Martin Phillipsto take the Welsh National title.
John Partwins the Canadian singles national title beating Danny MacKenzie in the final. Part's fifth title equals Bob Sinnaeve's record haul. The Canadian Open (WDF Category 2 Event) was won by Mark Webster.
Terry Jenkinswon the Players Campionship in Hayling Islandbeating Wes Newton3-0 in sets. Steve Beaton's run to the semi-final of the tournament virtually secured a place at the World Matchplay in Blackpool.
John Partwon the second Players Campionship of the weekend in Hayling Island beating Mervyn King 3-1 in sets. It was King's first Pro Tour final since switching to the PDC and meant he qualified for the World Matchplay in July. Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Gray and Steve Beaton were the other qualifiers from the Player's Championship Order of Merit.
Ted Hankeywins the England Open (WDF category 2 event) beating Gary Anderson in the final. Anastasia Dobromyslovawins the women's title.
Raymond van Barneveldwins his fourth PDC Pro Tour title of the year by beating Terry Jenkins on the deciding leg of the Las Vegas Players Championship, a new event on the eve of the Las Vegas Desert Classic.
Phil Taylorloses in the opening round of the 2007 Las Vegas Desert Classicto Mark Dudbridge.
Raymond van Barneveldmakes amends for his loss to John Partat the 2006 Las Vegas Desert Classic by beating him in this year's semi final. He then defeats Terry Jenkinsto take the title - his third major of 2007.
*8 - Mark Webster wins the Welsh Classic in
Rhylbeating Ian White in the final. Francis Hoenselaarbeats Lorraine Abley to take the women's title.
*14 - David Chisnall form Lancashire won the BDO Gold Cup beating Matthew Quinlan from Brecon in the final.
Alan Boltonwins the New Zealand national championship winning a place at the 2008 PDC World Darts Championship.
*20 - Andy Smith, Denis Ovens, Mark Walsh, Peter Allen, Bob Anderson, Alan Caves, Garry Spedding and Wayne Atwood win through the PDC qualifying event for the
2007 World Darts Trophyand will play in the Preliminary Round of the WDT on August 31.
Phil Taylortakes his fifth successive Bobby Bourne Memorial title in Blackpool on the eve of the World Matchplay beating Adrian Lewisin the final. The event had been upgraded to PDPA Players Championship status this year.
Raymond van Barneveldis narrowly beaten 14-16 by Adrian Lewisin the quarter finals of his World Matchplay debut in Blackpool. Rival Phil Taylor destroys Roland Scholten16-1, the heaviest defeat in Matchplay history.
Phil Tayloris knocked out of the World Matchplay by Terry Jenkinsin the semi-final. Its the first time he has lost his grip on both the World Matchplay and World Championship since 1995.
James Wadewins his first PDC major title clinching the 2007 World Matchplay in Blackpool. Terry Jenkinswas unable to follow up his semi-final success over Phil Taylor losing to Wade in the final.
Co Stompewins the Red Dragondarts.com British Classic (WDF Category 3 event) in Kettering beating Steve Farmerin the final. Claire Bywaterstook the women's title.
*31 - The PDC and Stan James confirm the prize fund for the 2008 World Matchplay will increase by £100,000 to £300,000 - the winner will receive £60,000.
Tony Westwins the Belgian Open for the second time defeating Ted Hankeyin the final. The women's title went to Francis Hoenselaar.
*6 - PDPA member
Fred Boddey, 58, from Derby is killed in a motorcycle accident. The tragedy occurred on his wife's 52nd birthday. [ [http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=124378&command=displayContent&sourceNode=231734&home=yes&more_nodeId1=124522&contentPK=18062031 PDPA player killed in motorcycle accident] thisisderbyshire.co.uk]
*7 - The PDC announce a £70,000 increase in the 2008 Prize Fund for the Blue Square UK Open [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/UKOpenDetail/0,,10180~1082813,00.html Prize fund increased for UK Open] ] The winner will take £35,000 and there are increased for regional final prizes.
Scott Waites(BDO/WDF) and Dennis Priestley(PDC) are added to the field for the Grand Slam of Dartsas the highest ranked players who haven't already qualified.
*13 - The BDO confirm a prize money increase for the November
Winmau World Masters. The overall prize fund doubles to £60,000 with the winner receiving £25,000, runner-up £10,000 and semi-finalists £3,000.
*16 - The Dutch Grand Masters is revived as a WDF event after being cancelled in 2006. The event is booked for December and will be sponsored by its venue Zuiderduin Hotel and known as the Zuiderduin Masters.
ITVannounce a wildcard tournament will be held on September 30to decide a place (and a minimum of £4,000) in the Grand Slam in November.
*25 - Steve West beats Yorkshireman James Wilson to win the Danish Open (WDF Category 3 event). Francisca Hoeneslaar won her fourth Danish Open title when she beat rival Trina Gulliver in the final.
Wayne Mardlewins his first PDC Pro Tour event for almost three years by claiming the Peachtree Open in Atlanta. He beat James Wadein the final.
Jelle Klaasenrepeats his 2006 BDO World final success over Raymond van Barneveldby beating him again in the first round of the World Darts Trophyin their native Netherlands.
*6 - Andy Hamilton put out BDO World Champion
Martin Adamsin the WDT in Utrecht. He came from 1-4 down to win 5-4 in sets and hit 14 maximum 180s in the quarter-final.
*9 - Gary Anderson completed a successful double in the Dutch PDC/BDO event by adding the
World Darts Trophyto his International Darts Leaguesuccess in May. He beat Phil Taylor7-3 in the final, played over the same format as both World Championship finals.
Denis Ovensbeats Colin Osbornein the final of the Ireland Open Classic, a PDPA Players Championship at Castlebar.
Andy Fordhamreturns to competitive action after a nine-month absence through illness. He competed in the Turunc Open in Turkey and reached the semi-finals. He lost to Martin Phillips of Wales, who then beat Darryl Fittonin the final.
Ronnie Baxterbeats James Wadeto win the Windy City Open - his first PDC Pro Tour title since 2005.
Raymond van Barneveldgets back on the title trail beating Alex Roy in the final of the PDPA Welsh Players Championship in Newport. Roy beat Phil Taylorin the earlier rounds and his run snatched the fourth qualification place for the World Grand Prix from Michael van Gerwenand Alan Warriner-Little. Mervyn King, Vincent van der Voort and Adrian Gray were the other qualifiers.
*24 - Gary Anderson won the British Open in
Bridlingtonbeating fellow Scot John Henderson in the final. There was a shock defeat for BDO World Champion Martin Adamswho lost to Daz Twist in the last 64. The women's title went to Anastasia Dobromyslovawho defeated Dee Bateman by three legs to one.
*23 - The first regional final of the 2007-08 UK Open Darts was won by
James Wade, who beat Raymond van Barneveldin the final in Newport.
*30 - The South African Open is won by
Charles Losperwho wins a qualifying place at the Grand Slam of Dartsand 2008 PDC World Championship.
*30 - Chris Mason and
Kevin McDinewin the two wildcard places at the Grand Slam of Dartsin the ITV qualifying event for the tournament. 230 players had entered the event which guarantees £4,000 to each qualifier.
Phil Taylorwins the South African Masters beating Raymond van Barneveldin the final. The tournament started with the top four PDC ranked players against the top four South Africans from the previous day's Open event. All four lost to the more experienced PDC players.
Rizal Barellanofrom the Philippineswon their national qualifying event and a place at the 2008 PDC World Championship.
*2 - The BDO announce record prize money of £310,000 for the 2008 World Championship. The winner will take home £85,000. The prize fund is still short of the PDC's total for their World Championship.
Phil Taylorwins the Irish Players Championship in Dublin, the first of the weekend's Pro Tour events on the eve of the World Grand Prix in Dublin. He beat James Wadein the final. Raymond van Barneveldsuffered an early defeat 0-3 to Alex Roy in the last 32.
Raymond van Barneveldwins his 10th PDC Pro Tour title when he beats Kevin McDinein the UK Open Irish Regional final. Adrian Lewisdefeated Phil Taylorin the last 16.
Phil Taylorloses in the first round of the World Grand Prix in Dublin to Adrian Gray. It was only his third defeat in the ten year history of the event, with all three coming in the best of three set first round.
Adrian Gray's giant-killing run at the World Grand Prix is ended in the quarter finals by John Partdespite taking an early lead he lost 2-4. Raymond van Barneveldbeats Adrian Lewis4-3 in a thriller.
James Wadebeats Raymond van Barneveldin the semi-final of the World Grand Prix in Dublin. Wade missed a bullseye in the fifth set for a nine dart finishwhich would have been the first ever with a double to start. Terry Jenkinsmade it to his fifth final in a year by beating John Part, who's defeat meant that Adrian Lewisqualified for the 2008 Premier League.
*14 - Mark Webster wins the WDF World Cup singles beating Norway's Robert Wagner in the final. England won the men's team final, and the Netherlands won the overall men's points competition.
James Wadewins the World Grand Prix in Dublin to add to his World Matchplay title won in July. He repeated his victory over Terry Jenkinsin the final.
*20 - Andy Smith wins the Scottish PDPA Players Championship in Irvine. He averaged 108.94 in the final against
James Wade. It was Smith's first Pro Tour title since February 2005 and was Wade's fourth Players final defeat of the year.
James Wadewins his third career UK Open Regional Final (and second of the current season) at the Scottish event in Irvine. He beat Ronnie Baxterin the final.
*22 - The draw is made for the inaugural
Grand Slam of Dartsto be held in November.
*23 - The BDO announce that November's
Winmau World Masterswill feature eight seeded players for the first time - which guarantees the top eight players a place in the BBC televised stages.
Wayne Mardlewins his second PDC Pro Tour title of 2007, beating James Wadein the German Darts Trophy (Players Championship) in Kirchheim. The title took him back into the top 10 in the PDC world rankings.
Per Laursenmoves four points clear of Vladimir Anderson in the race for the Danish qualifying place at the 2008 PDC World Championship.
Warren Parryqualifies for the 2008 PDC World Championship by winning the DPA Oceanic Masters for the second time. He beat Brian Roach in the final. Veteran Russell Stewartreached the semi-finals before losing to Roach.
*30 - The
World Darts Federationannounce that the eight players who had been given seedings by the BDO for the Winmau World Masterswill not receive any ranking points as the decision made it "no longer compatible with the points allocation used for the WDF World Ranking System".
*3 - Mark Walsh wins his first PDC title in over two years beating
Vincent van der Voortin the final of the non-ranked Gleneagle Irish Masters in Killarney.
Jelle Klaasenclaims his first PDC Pro Tour title since his switch in January. He beat fellow countryman Vincent van der Voort in the final of a Players Championship event, the John McEvoy Gold Dart Classic in Killarney. Van der Voort had reached two finals in two days.
Phil Taylorwins the first Players Championship of the weekend in Lisse, Netherlands. He beat Chris Mason in the final.
Phil Taylorovercomes Raymond van Barneveldin his home country to clinch a double at the weekend's Players Championships in Lisse.
*11 - Two-time former world champion
Dennis Priestley, 57, makes an announcement through the PDC that he is suffering from prostate cancer. [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/LatestDetail/0,,10180~1165255,00.html Dennis Priestley health statement] planetdarts.tv]
*11 - Gary Anderson defeats
Darryl Fittonto win the Northern Ireland Open. Home player Denise Cassidy wins the women's title beating world champion Trina Gulliverin the final.
*15 - The play-offs for the 2008 BDO World Championship are held in Bridlington on the eve of the World Masters.
Fabian Roosenbrand, Michael Rosenauer, Glenn Moodyand Mike Veitchare the qualifiers with Ian Jones the standby player.
*16 - The PDPA qualifiers for the 2008 PDC World Championship are held in
Wolverhampton. Several legend players including Eric Bristowand John Loweall fail to qualify with Steve Maish, Jan van der Rassel, Colin Monk, Steve Evans, Jamie Caven, Steve Hine, Kirk Shepherdand Jason Barry the successful qualifiers.
*17 - John Walton hits the first
nine dart finishin the 34 year history of the Winmau World Masterson the opening day of the televised stages. The feat is captured by BBC cameras but not shown live as it happened in the last 16 before coverage began.
*17 - The
Grand Slam of Dartsgets underway in Wolverhampton - a surprise defeat for number three seed Gary Anderson was the upset of the first group matches.
*18 - Robert Thornton surprises the field by clinching the
2007 Winmau World Mastersin Bridlington. He beat Martin Adams, Martin Atkinsand Darryl Fittonon his way to the title.
*20 - The group stage in the
Grand Slam of Dartsends - of the top eight seeds, only Michael van Gerwenfails to reach the last 16.
*23 - Bob Potter, owner of the
Lakeside Country Clubannounces an extension of their sponsorship of the BDO World Darts Championship until 2010. The Lakeside have sponsored the event since the ban on tobacco advertising came in after the 2003 championships.
Phil Taylorwins the Grand Slam of Dartsby beating Andy Hamilton 18-11 in the final to capture the £80,000 prize and become the first winner of the competition.
Shaun Greatbatchwins the Swedish Open with a 4-1 victory over fellow Englishman Dave Prins. Greatbatch had beaten new World Masters winner Robert Thornton 4-2 in the last four. Sweden's Carina Ekbergbeat Norway's Rachna David 4-3 for the women's title.
*25 - The €10,000 top prize at the Glencairn International Classic is won by
Mario Robbein Castleblayney, Rep. Ireland. He beat Mike Veitch8 legs to 4 in the final. Russia's Anastasia Dobromyslovatook the €3,000 prize and women's title beating England's Trina Gulliverby 6 legs to 2.
*26 - The draw is made for the PDC World Championship and sees
Phil Taylordrawn against Michael van Gerwenin the first round.
Jason Clarkand Raymond van Barneveldboth hit nine dart finishes in the early rounds of the German Darts Championship in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia.
Phil Taylorends the year in excellent form by winning his fourth tournament in succession. He wins the inaugural German Darts Championship in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia. Since his loss to Adrian Grayat the World Grand Prix, Taylor has now won 26 consecutive matches.
*9 - Gary Anderson wins the Zuiderduin Masters in the Netherlands beating Mark Webster in the final.
*17 - The
2008 PDC World Darts Championshipgets underway at the tournament moves to Alexandra Palaceafter 14 years at the Circus Tavern.
*22 - A televised "Legends Tour" is confirmed as an addition to the darts calendar for 2008 -
Setanta Sportswill screen the Legends Nights from May to August next year which will feature Eric Bristow, John Lowe, Keith Deller, Cliff Lazarenko, Bobby George, Dave Whitcombe, Peter Evisonand one further player to be confirmed at a later date.
Phil Taylorfails to make the PDC World final for the first time as he suffers a quarter final defeat to Wayne Mardle
*30 - Two-time former World Champion
John Partand 21 year-old qualifier Kirk Shepherdprogress to the final of the 2008 PDC World Championship which takes place on New Year's Day.
World Darts Championship
2007 PDC World Darts Championship"
Las Vegas Desert Classic
2007 Las Vegas Desert Classic"
German Darts Championship
*PartyPoker.net German Darts Championship:Saturday
1 Decemberto Sunday 2 December:Quarter-Finals (Best of five sets, best of three legs per set) losers €3,000:Phil Taylor 3-0 Wayne Mardle (2-0, 2-1, 2-0):Mark Walsh 3-1 Kevin McDine (2-0, 0-2, 2-1, 2-0):Roland Scholten 3-1 Raymond van Barneveld (2-1, 2-0, 1-2, 2-0):Colin Lloyd 1-3 Denis Ovens (2-1, 1-2, 1-2, 0-2)
:Semi-Finals (Best of seven sets) losers €6,000:Phil Taylor 4-1 Mark Walsh (2-1, 1-2, 2-0, 2-0, 2-1):Denis Ovens 4-1 Roland Scholten (2-1, 1-2, 2-1, 2-1, 2-0)
:Final (Best of seven sets) winner €25,000, runner-up €12,000:Phil Taylor 4-1 Denis Ovens (1-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-1, 2-0)
PDC Pro Tour events
:"see also 2006-07 UK Open and 2007 PDPA Players Championships"
*Blue Square UK Open North-East Regional Final at Park Hotel,
Tynemouthon January 6:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600, Best of 9 legs) Roland Scholten 5-3 Andy Hamilton; Alan Tabern 5-4 James Wade; Terry Jenkins 5-4 Andy Jenkins; Raymond van Barneveld 5-0 Denis Ovens. :Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250, Best of 3 sets, 5 legs per set) Roland Scholten 2-1 Alan Tabern; Raymond van Barneveld 2-1 Terry Jenkins. :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-up £2,500) Raymond van Barneveld 2-0 Roland Scholten (3-0, 3-1)
*Stan James Players Championship at the Queensway Club,
Gibraltaron January 20:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Wayne Mardle; Ronnie Baxter 3-1 Roland Scholten; Adrian Lewis 3-2 Colin Lloyd; Peter Manley 3-1 Wayne Jones:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Ronnie Baxter; Adrian Lewis 3-1 Peter Manley :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Adrian Lewis (2-0, 2-1, 0-2, 2-0)
*StanJames.com Players Championship at the Queensway Club,
Gibraltaron January 21:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Alan Warriner-Little 3-1 Michael van Gerwen; Andy Hamilton 3-0 Terry Jenkins; Colin Lloyd 3-1 Adrian Lewis; Colin Osborne 3-2 Peter Manley:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Andy Hamilton 3-1 Alan Warriner-Little; Colin Lloyd 3-1 Colin Osborne:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Andy Hamilton 3-1 Colin Lloyd (2-0, 2-0, 1-2, 2-0)
*Blue Square UK Open South-West Regional Final at the Talbot Inn,
Keynshamon February 11:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600, Best of 9 legs) Andy Hamilton 5-1 Brendan Dolan; Dennis Priestley 5-1 Martyn Turner; James Wade 5-3 Steve Smith; Tony Eccles 5-3 Colin Osborne. :Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250, Best of 3 sets, 5 legs per set) Dennis Priestley 2-0 Andy Hamilton; James Wade 2-0 Tony Eccles. :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-up £2,500) Dennis Priestley 2-0 James Wade (3-2, 3-0).
*Blue Square UK Open Southern Regional Final at the Torch,
Wembley, North London on March 4:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600, Best of 9 legs) Colin Lloyd 5-3 Steve Beaton; Phil Taylor 5-0 Dennis Priestley; Wayne Mardle 5-4 Mervyn King; Vincent van der Voort 5-2 Terry Jenkins. :Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250, Best of 3 sets, 5 legs per set) Phil Taylor 2-1 Colin Lloyd; Wayne Mardle 2-0 Vincent van der Voort. :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-up £2,500) Phil Taylor 2-0 Wayne Mardle (3-2, 3-0).
*Blue Square UK Open North-West Regional Final at Bigwigs,
Sale, Greater Manchesteron March 18:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600, Best of 9 legs) Steve Hine 5-1 Dennis Ovens; Terry Jenkins 5-3 John Magowan; Colin Osborne 5-2 Wayne Mardle; James Wade 5-2 Phil Taylor. :Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250, Best of 3 sets, 5 legs per set) Terry Jenkins 2-0 Steve Hine; James Wade 2-0 Colin Osborne. :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-up £2,500) James Wade 2-0 Terry Jenkins (3-0, 3-1).
*Partypoker.net Players Championship at the Ramada Hotel,
Bad Soden, Frankfurt, Germanyon March 24:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Raymond van Barneveld 3-2 Andy Hamilton; Roland Scholten 3-2 Sean Palfrey; Colin Lloyd 3-0 James Wade; Ronnie Baxter 3-2 Mervyn King:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Roland Scholten; Ronnie Baxter 3-1 Colin Lloyd:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Ronnie Baxter (2-0, 2-0, 1-2, 2-0)
*Blue Square UK Open Midlands Regional Final at the Festival, Trowell,
Nottinghamon April 1:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600, Best of 9 legs) Andy Hamilton 5-4 Mervyn King; Wayne Mardle 5-1 Steve Hine; James Wade 5-3 Barrie Bates; Kevin McDine 5-4 Jimmy Mann. :Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250, Best of 3 sets, 5 legs per set) Andy Hamilton 2-0 Wayne Mardle; James Wade 2-0 Kevin McDine. :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-up £2,500) Andy Hamilton 2-0 James Wade (3-2, 3-1).
AntwerpDarts Trophy (Players Championship) on April 15:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Andy Hamilton 3-1 Steve Brown; Terry Jenkins 3-2 Colin Osborne; Colin Lloyd 3-0 Wayne Mardle; Adrian Gray 3-1 Wayne Jones:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Terry Jenkins 3-2 Andy Hamilton; Colin Lloyd 3-2 Adrian Gray:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Terry Jenkins 3-1 Colin Lloyd (0-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-1)
*Open Holland Masters (Players Championship) in
Scheidamon April 29:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) James Wade 3-1 Chris Mason; Barrie Bates 3-0 Erwin Extercatte; Peter Manley 3-0 Wayne Mardle; Terry Jenkins 3-2 Roland Scholten:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) James Wade 3-0 Barrie Bates; Peter Manley 3-2 Terry Jenkins:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Peter Manley 3-0 James Wade (2-1, 2-0, 2-0)
*Thialf Darts Trophy (Players Championship) in
Heerenveenon June 3:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Leroy Kwadijk 3-2 James Wade; Roland Scholten 3-0 Kevin Painter; John Part 3-2 Jelle Klaasen; Chris Mason 3-2 Adrian Lewis :Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Roland Scholten 3-0 Leroy Kwadijk; Chris Mason 3-2 John Part :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Roland Scholten 3-1 Chris Mason
*Players Championship at
Hayling Islandon June 16:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Steve Beaton 3-0 Colin Osborne; Terry Jenkins 3-2 Michael van Gerwen; Mark Dudbridge 3-0 Dennis Priestley; Wes Newton 3-0 Steve Brown:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Terry Jenkins 3-2 Steve Beaton; Wes Newton 3-1 Mark Dudbridge:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Terry Jenkins 3-0 Wes Newton
*Players Championship at
Hayling Islandon June 17:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Mervyn King 3-0 Kevin McDine; Tony Eccles 3-1 Barrie Bates; Dennis Priestley 3-0 Mark Dudbridge; John Part 3-1 Peter Manley:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Mervyn King 3-2 Tony Eccles; John Part 3-2 Dennis Priestley:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) John Part 3-1 Mervyn King
*Players Championship at
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United Stateson July 1:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Mervyn King 3-2 Ray Carver; Terry Jenkins 3-0 Barrie Bates; Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Roland Scholten; Dennis Priestley 3-2 Colin Lloyd:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Terry Jenkins 3-0 Mervyn King; Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Dennis Priestley:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Raymond van Barneveld 3-2 Terry Jenkins (2-1, 0-2, 2-0, 1-2, 2-1)
*Bobby Bourne Memorial (Players Championship) at
Winter Gardens, Blackpool, on July 21:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Phil Taylor 3-1 John Part; Wayne Atwood 3-0 Barrie Bates; Adrian Lewis 3-1 Raymond van Barneveld; Alan Tabern 3-1 Dennis Priestley:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Phil Taylor 3-2 Wayne Atwood; Adrian Lewis 3-0 Alan Tabern:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Phil Taylor 3-1 Adrian Lewis (2-0, 1-2, 2-0, 2-0)
*Peachtree Open (Players Championship) in
Atlanta, Georgia, on August 26:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) James Wade 3-1 John Part; Vincent van der Voort 3-1 Colin Osborne; Wayne Mardle 3-1 Alan Warriner-Little; Denis Ovens 3-1 Roland Scholten:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) James Wade 3-0 Vincent van der Voort; Wayne Mardle 3-2 Denis Ovens:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Wayne Mardle 3-2 James Wade
*Ireland Open Classic (Players Championship) at the Royal Hotel,
Castlebar, County Mayo, Republic of Irelandon September 9:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Denis Ovens 3-2 Kevin Painter; Adrian Lewis 3-1 Alan Tabern; Mark Walsh 3-1 Wayne Jones; Colin Osborne 3-2 Michael van Gerwen :Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Denis Ovens 3-0 Adrian Lewis; Colin Osborne 3-0 Mark Walsh:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Denis Ovens 3-0 Colin Osborne (2-1, 2-1, 2-1)
*Windy City Open (Players Championship) at the Holiday Inn, Skokie, Chicago, Illinois on September 16
:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) James Wade 3-0 Adrian Gray; Colin Lloyd 3-1 Vincent van der Voort; Kevin Painter 3-2 Steve Brown (UK); Ronnie Baxter 3-1 Peter Manley:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) James Wade 3-1 Colin Lloyd; Ronnie Baxter 3-2 Kevin Painter:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Ronnie Baxter 3-1 James Wade
*Players Championship at the
Newport Centre, Newport, Waleson September 22:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Alex Roy 3-1 Andy Smith; Alan Tabern 3-2 Denis Ovens; Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 John MaGowan; Wayne Mardle 3-1 Mervyn King:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Alex Roy 3-2 Alan Tabern; Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Wayne Mardle:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Alex Roy (2-1, 2-1, 2-0)
*Blue Square UK Open Welsh Regional Final at the
Newport Centreon September 23:Quarter-Finals (Losers £800, Best of 11 legs) James Wade 6-3 Adrian Lewis; Mervyn King 6-5 John Part; Denis Ovens 6-4 Phil Taylor; Raymond van Barneveld 6-4 Wayne Jones:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,600, Best of 13 legs) James Wade 7-2 Mervyn King; Raymond van Barneveld 7-3 Denis Ovens:Final (Winner £6,000 Runner-up £3,000, Best of 15 legs) James Wade 8-7 Raymond van Barneveld
*Players Championship at the City West Hotel,
Dublinon October 6:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Phil Taylor 3-1 Tony Eccles; Chris Mason 3-2 Terry Jenkins; Adrian Lewis 3-1 Alex Roy; James Wade 3-0 Mervyn King :Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Phil Taylor 3-2 Chris Mason; James Wade 3-2 Adrian Lewis:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Phil Taylor 3-0 James Wade
*Blue Square UK Open Irish Regional Final at the City West Hotel,
Dublinon October 7:Quarter-Finals (Losers £800, Best of 11 legs) Chris Thompson 6-1 Steve Brown; Kevin McDIne 6-2 Andy Smith; Raymond van Barneveld 6-2 Adrian Lewis; Colin Monk 6-4 Toon Greebe:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,600, Best of 13 legs) Kevin McDine 7-4 Chris Thompson; Raymond van Barneveld 7-0 Colin Monk :Final (Winner £6,000 Runner-up £3,000, Best of 15 legs) Raymond van Barneveld 8-2 Kevin McDine
*Players Championship at the
Magnum Centre, Irvine on October 20:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Jason Clark 3-2 Dennis Priestley; Andy Smith 3-1 Denis Ovens; James Wade 3-0 Dave Askew; Tony Randell 3-2 Wayne Mardle:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Andy Smith 3-1 Jason Clark; James Wade 3-0 Tony Randell:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Andy Smith 3-0 James Wade (2-1, 2-0, 2-1)
*Blue Square UK Open Scottish Regional Final at the
Magnum Centre, Irvine on October 21:Quarter-Finals (Losers £800, Best of 11 legs) Ronnie Baxter 6-1 Mark Dudbridge; Denis Ovens 6-1 Lionel Sams; Jason Clark 6-3 Andy Jenkins; James Wade 6-1 Jelle Klaasen:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,600, Best of 13 legs) Ronnie Baxter 7-6 Denis Ovens; James Wade 7-3 Jason Clark:Final (Winner £6,000 Runner-up £3,000, Best of 15 legs) James Wade 8-2 Ronnie Baxter
*PartyPoker.net German Darts Trophy (Players Championship) at the SeePark,
Kirchheimon October 27:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Wayne Mardle 3-1 Raymond van Barneveld; Kevin Painter 3-1 Vincent van der Voort; James Wade 3-1 Ronnie Baxter; Alan Tabern 3-1 Andy Jenkins:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Wayne Mardle 3-0 Kevin Painter; James Wade 3-1 Alan Tabern:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Wayne Mardle 3-1 James Wade (2-0, 1-2, 2-0, 2-1)
*John McEvoy Gold Dart Classic (Players Championship) at National Events Centre in
Killarneyon November 4:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Colin Lloyd 3-0 Colin Monk; Jelle Klaasen 3-0 Ronnie Baxter; Vincent van der Voort 3-1 Colin Osborne; Bob Anderson 3-0 Dave Askew:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Jelle Klaasen 3-1 Colin Lloyd; Vincent van der Voort 3-1 Bob Anderson :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Jelle Klaasen 3-2 Vincent van der Voort (1-2, 1-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-1)
*Players Championship at Golden Tulip Hotel in
Lisse, Netherlandson November 10.:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Phil Taylor 3-0 Wayne Mardle; Ray Farrell 3-2 John Part; Alan Tabern 3-1 Andy Hamilton; Chris Mason 3-2 Dennis Priestley:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Phil Taylor 3-0 Ray Farrell; Chris Mason 3-0 Alan Tabern:Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Phil Taylor 3-0 Chris Mason (2-1, 2-0, 2-0)
*Players Championship at Golden Tulip Hotel in
Lisse, Netherlandson November 11.:Quarter-Finals (Losers £600) Phil Taylor 3-2 Wayne Mardle; John Part 3-1 Vincent van der Voort; Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Andy Hamilton; Adrian Lewis 3-1 James Wade:Semi-Finals (Losers £1,250) Phil Taylor 3-2 John Part; Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Adrian Lewis :Final (Winner £5,000 Runner-Up £2,500) Phil Taylor 3-2 Raymond van Barneveld (1-2, 2-1, 2-1, 1-2, 2-0)
Holsten Premier League
"see main article
2007 Premier League Darts
Final group stage table [ [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/PremierLeagueDetail/0,,10180~978761,00.html Premier League Statistics] ]
WDF Category 1 Events
WDF ranking points awarded: Winner 150, Runner-up 100, Semi-Finalists 80, Quarter-Finalists 48, 9th to 16th place 24, 17th to 32nd place 12.
*Dutch Open in
Veldhoven, Netherlands, February 1-4 (Total Prize Fund €32,000):Men's Singles Quarter Finals (Losers €500, best of 5 legs) Martin Atkins 3-1 Niels de Ruiter, Scott Waites 3-1 Tony O'Shea, Steve West 3-1 Cor Ernst, Edwin Max 3-1 Toon Greebe:Semi Finals (Losers €1,250, best of 3 sets) Scott Waites 2-0 Martin Atkins, Steve West 2-1 Edwin Max:Final (Winner €4,500 Runner-up €2,250, best of 5 sets) Scott Waites 3-0 Steve West:Women's Singles Final (Winner €2,250 Runner-up €1,250) Trina Gulliver 5-2 Clare Bywaters
*Scottish Open at the Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel,
Renfrew, February 17-18 , [ [http://www.scottishdarts.com/scopendetails07.htm] Scottish Open details] :Men's Singles Quarter Finals (Losers £100, best of 5 legs) Jarkko Komula flagicon|FIN 3-2 Andy Boulton flagicon|ENG, Scott Waites flagicon|ENG 3-2 Steve West flagicon|ENG, Martin Adams flagicon|ENG 3-0 Jonny Nijs flagicon|NED, Gary Anderson flagicon|SCO 3-2 Tony O'Shea flagicon|ENG :Semi Finals (Losers £300, best of 7 legs) Scott Waites flagicon|ENG 4-3 Jarkko Komula flagicon|FIN, Gary Anderson flagicon|SCO 4-2 Martin Adams flagicon|ENG :Final (Winner £2,000 Runner-up £800 best of 9 legs) Gary Anderson flagicon|SCO 5-3 Scott Waites flagicon|ENG :Women's Singles Final (Winner £700 Runner-up £300 best of 7 legs) Karin Krappen flagicon|NIR 4-2 Sarah Cope flagicon|ENG
*Bulls German Open in Bochum, April 20-21, [http://germanopen.dscbochum.de/downloads/brochure_go07.pdf German Open Tournament Brochure] :Men's Singles Quarter Finals (Losers €200, best of 3 sets, best of 3 legs) Tony O'Shea flagicon|ENG 2-0 Steve West flagicon|ENG, Martin Adams flagicon|ENG 2-0 Scott Waites flagicon|ENG, Ted Hankey flagicon|ENG 2-0 Patrick Loosflagicon|NED, John Walton flagicon|ENG 2-0 Mensur Suljovic flagicon|AUT :Semi Finals (Losers €400, best of 3 sets, best of 3 legs) Martin Adams flagicon|ENG 2-1 Tony O'Shea flagicon|ENG, John Walton flagicon|ENG 2-1 Ted Hankey flagicon|ENG :Final (Winner €2,000 Runner-up €1,000 best of 5 sets, best of 3 legs) Martin Adams flagicon|ENG 3-1 John Walton flagicon|ENG :Women's Singles Final (Winner €800 Runner-up €400 best of 7 legs) Carina Ekberg flagicon|SWE 2-1 Carla Molema flagicon|NED
*Red Dragon Sports Welsh Open in
Prestatyn, May 18-20:Semi Finals (Losers £300, best of 3 sets, best of 3 legs) Mark Webster flagicon|WAL 2-1 Chris Thompson flagicon|ENG, Scott Waites flagicon|ENG 2-1 Remco van Eijdenflagicon|NED :Final (Winner £2,000 Runner-up £800 best of 3 sets, best of 3 legs) Mark Webster flagicon|WAL 2-0 Scott Waites flagicon|ENG:Women's Singles Final (Winner £800 Runner-up £400) Trina Gulliver 3-1 Francis Hoesenlaar
WDF Category 2 Events
WDF ranking points awarded: Winner 120, Runner-up 80, Semi-Finalists 60, Quarter-Finalists 36, 9th to 16th place 18, 17th to 32nd place 9.
*German Gold Cup, at Sportcenter VfB Komet, Bremen on January 27:Men's Singles Semi-Finals (Losers €170) Tony Eccles 2-0 Jyhan Artut; Remco van Eijden 2-1 Michael Klönhammer. :Final (Winner €350 Runner-up €350) Tony Eccles 3-1 Remco van Eijden (0-2, 2-1, 2-0, 2-1):Women's Singles Final (Winner €280 Runner-up €140) Heike Ernst 2-1 Thea Kaaijk (2-1, 1-2, 3-1)
*Las Vegas Open (29th Tom Fleetwood Memorial Open) at the Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 28.:Men's Singles Semi-Finalists (Losers US$200) flagicon|USAJim Widmayer, flagicon|USAJohn Kramer:Final (Winner US$800, Runner-up US$400) flagicon|USA
Chris White beat flagicon|USAJohn Kuczynski.:Women's Singles Final (Winner US$400, Runner-up US$200) Stacey Bromberg beat Marilyn Popp
*Dortmund Open at the Sporthalle Renninghausen, Dortmund, Germany on February 17.:Men's Singles Semi-Finals (Losers €160, best of 3 sets) Michael Rosenauer 2-1 Geert de Vos, Marko Puls 2-1 Mareno Michels:Final (Winner €750, Runner-up €350, best of 5 sets) Michael Rosenauer flagicon|GER 3-1 Marko Puls flagicon|GER (0-2, 2-1, 2-0, 2-1):Women's Singles Final (Winner €350, Runner-up €170) Zsofia Lazar flagicon|HUN 2-0 Zusana Stepanova flagicon|CZE (2-0, 2-1)
*Canadian Open at the Saskatoon Inn,
SaskatoonJune 15-17.:Men's Singles Semi-Finals (Losers CAN$250): flagicon|WALMark Webster beat flagicon|CANDon MacDougall; flagicon|CANNorm Tremblay beat flagicon|CANDion Laviolette:Final (Winner CAN$1000, Runner-up CAN$500): flagicon|WALMark Webster beat flagicon|CANNorm Tremblay
*England Open at Pontins, Brean Sands, Somerset June 16-17.:Men's Singles Semi-Finals (losers £200): flagicon|ENGTed Hankey beat flagicon|ENGScott Waites 3-2; flagicon|SCOGary Anderson beat flagicon|ENGJames Wilson 3-0:Final (Winner £1500, Runner-up £500): flagicon|ENGTed Hankey beat flagicon|SCOGary Anderson 3-0:Women's Singles Final: flagicon|RUSAnastasia Dobromyslova 3-1 flagicon|ENGLouise Carroll:Youth Singles Final: flagicon|ENGAndrew Foster 2-0 flagicon|ENGSimon Hartley
*Belgian Open in
Temse, August 3-5:Semi Finals: flagicon|ENGTed Hankey beat flagicon|ENGRobbie Turner 4-0; flagicon|ENGTony West beat flagicon|ENGGary Robson 4-2:Final: flagicon|ENGTony West beat flagicon|ENGTed Hankey 5-2:Women's Final: Francisca Hoenselaar beat Karin Krappen 4-1
Masters of Darts
2007 Masters of Darts"
Grand Slam of Darts
2007 Grand Slam of Darts/ Grand Slam of Darts"
ix Nations Cup
WDF Team Event in
Veldhoven, Netherlands.February 24-25.
:Semi Finals: Rep. Ireland flagicon|IRL 5 - 13 flagicon|NED Netherlands, England flagicon|ENG 13 - 10 flagicon|SCO Scotland :Final: England flagicon|ENG 13-7 flagicon|NED Netherlands
PDC non-ranking event at the Waasland Expo Hallen
April 14Total Prize fund €22,560
:Semi Finals (losers €625): Andy Smith flagicon|ENG 2 - 0 flagicon|ENG Kevin Painter, Terry Jenkins flagicon|ENG 2 - 0 flagicon|ENG Darren Webster :Final (winner €2,500 runner-up €1,250): Terry Jenkins flagicon|ENG 3 - 0 flagicon|ENG Andy Smith
PDC non-ranking event at the Sport & Evanthal Margriet,
Schiedam. April 29Total Prize fund €15,000
:Quarter-Finals (losers €300): Wayne Jones flagicon|ENG 5-4 flagicon|ENG Kevin Painter, Michael van Gerwen flagicon|NED 5-3 flagicon|ENG Denis Ovens, Colin Osborne flagicon|ENG 5-1 flagicon|ENG Andy Jenkins, Steve Beaton flagicon|ENG 5-3 flagicon|ENG Alex Roy:Semi-Finals (losers €600): Michael van Gerwen flagicon|NED 6-2 flagicon|ENG Wayne Jones, Colin Osborne flagicon|ENG 6-2 flagicon|ENG Steve Beaton:Final (winner €2,400 runner-up €1,200): Michael van Gerwen flagicon|NED 3-1 flagicon|ENG Colin Osborne (3-2, 2-3, 3-1, 3-1)
PDC non-ranking event at the Thialf,
Heerenveen. June 2Total Prize fund €15,000
:Quarter-Finals (losers €300): Vincent van der Voort flagicon|NED 5-0 flagicon|NED Erwin Extercatte, Wayne Atwood flagicon|WAL 5-4 flagicon|ENG Andy Smith, Gary Welding flagicon|ENG 5-3 flagicon|ENG Dennis Ovens, Colin Osborne flagicon|ENG 5-3 flagicon|ENG Ronnie Baxter:Semi-Finals (losers €600): Wayne Atwood flagicon|WAL 2-1 flagicon|NED Vincent van der Voort, Gary Welding flagicon|ENG 2-1 flagicon|ENG Colin Osborne :Final (winner €2,400 runner-up €1,200): Wayne Atwood flagicon|WAL 3-2 flagicon|ENG Gary Welding
The events listed as BDO/PDC, in the Netherlands, involve invited players from the PDC who join players that qualify through the BDO rankings system. The
Grand Slam of Dartsin the UK is organised by the PDC, with players from both organisations invited on the basis of recent tournament results in either organisation. For full BDO and PDC calendars including non-televised events see external links.
* [http://www.bdodarts.com/cevents2007.shtml 2007 BDO Events Calendar]
* [http://www.planetdarts.tv/page/LatestDetail/0,,10180~905856,00.html 2007 PDC Events Calendar]
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2007 World Championships — may refer to:* Alpine skiing: Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 * Aquatics: 2007 World Aquatics Championships * Athletics: 2007 World Championships in Athletics **Cross country running: 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships **Road running … Wikipedia
2007 U.S. Open — can refer to: *2007 U.S. Open Golf Championship *2007 U.S. Open (tennis) *2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup *2007 US Open Darts … Wikipedia
2007 Grand Slam of Darts — The 2007 Grand Slam of Darts was the inaugural staging of a darts tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament invited the best performing players from the PDC and its rival the British Darts Organisation. There had been two… … Wikipedia