2007 Winmau World Masters


2007 Winmau World Masters

The 2007 Winmau World Masters was a being staged by the British Darts Organisation at Leisure World in Bridlington between November 16 and November 18, 2007. It also featured a qualifying event for the 2008 Lakeside World Professional Championship.

History was made by John Walton who became the first player to hit a perfect nine dart finish in the tournament. The event was broadcast by the BBC, however the nine-darter was not shown live as it was achieved in the last 16 before their live coverage began.

Michael van Gerwen was unable to defend his title, as he had decided to switch to rival organisation, the Professional Darts Corporation - thereby making himself ineligible under the BDO's rules.

Scotland's Robert Thornton surprised the field by beating Co Stompe, BDO world champion Martin Adams, Martin Atkins and Darryl Fitton to win the title and also seal a qualifying place for the 2008 BDO World Championship.

Controversy

Controversy hit the tournament in May when it was confirmed by the British Darts Organisation that the Winmau World Masters had been moved from its original dates of October 26-28 to a new date of November 16-18 [ [http://www.bdodarts.com/BDO%20ANNOUNCE%20WORLD%20MASTERS.htm BDO confirm new date for the World Masters] ] clashing directly with the Grand Slam of Darts - a new tournament which was hoping to feature the top players from both darting organisations - the BDO and PDC.

This meant that players from the BDO were forced into a direct choice between competing at the Masters for valuable ranking points or taking their place at the Grand Slam for better prize money. BDO World Champion Martin Adams almost immediately confirmed that he would participate in the Masters. [ [http://www.stuartpyke.com/ Stuart Pyke website regarding Martin Adams withdrawal from event] ] . The other top BDO players who had qualified, including Gary Anderson, Scott Waites and Mark Webster competed at the Grand Slam and missed the Masters.

Adams plus the next seven highest ranked BDO players who hadn't qualified for the Grand Slam were later given seeding positions through to the BBC televised stages of the tournament for the first time.

2007 Men's Event Results

*Each set is best of 3 legs.

16TeamBracket-Compact
RD1= Last 16
Best of 5 sets
Losers £500
RD2= Quarter-Finals
Best of 5 sets
Losers £1,250
RD3= Semi-Finals
Best of 11 sets
Losers £3,000
RD4= Final
Best of 13 sets
Winner £25,000
Runner-up £10,000
score-width=20
RD1-seed01=1
RD1-team01=flagicon|EnglandMartin Adams 93.63
RD1-score01=3
RD1-seed02=
RD1-team02=flagicon|EnglandStuart Kellett 86.19
RD1-score02=1
RD1-seed03=8
RD1-team03=flagicon|NetherlandsCo Stompé 95.25
RD1-score03=1
RD1-seed04=
RD1-team04=flagicon|ScotlandRobert Thornton 96.78
RD1-score04=3
RD1-seed05=5
RD1-team05=flagicon|EnglandTed Hankey 86.79
RD1-score05=3
RD1-seed06=
RD1-team06=flagicon|NetherlandsEdwin Max 86.10
RD1-score06=0
RD1-seed07=4
RD1-team07=flagicon|EnglandMartin Atkins 88.68
RD1-score07=3
RD1-seed08=
RD1-team08=flagicon|ScotlandRoss Montgomerie 78.93
RD1-score08=1
RD1-seed09=2
RD1-team09=flagicon|EnglandTony O'Shea 84.78
RD1-score09=3
RD1-seed10=
RD1-team10=flagicon|EnglandPaul Gibbs 81.63
RD1-score10=0
RD1-seed11=7
RD1-team11=flagicon|EnglandJohn Walton 89.25
RD1-score11=3
RD1-seed12=
RD1-team12=flagicon|WalesMartin Phillips 80.76
RD1-score12=1
RD1-seed13=6
RD1-team13=flagicon|EnglandDarryl Fitton 95.70
RD1-score13=3
RD1-seed14=
RD1-team14=flagicon|FinlandJarkko Komula 89.88
RD1-score14=2
RD1-seed15=3
RD1-team15=flagicon|EnglandGary Robson 82.17
RD1-score15=0
RD1-seed16=
RD1-team16=flagicon|AustraliaSimon Whitlock 94.11
RD1-score16=3
RD2-seed01=1
RD2-team01=flagicon|EnglandAdams 95.13
RD2-score01=1
RD2-seed02=
RD2-team02=flagicon|ScotlandThornton 97.41
RD2-score02=3
RD2-seed03=5
RD2-team03=flagicon|EnglandHankey 88.35
RD2-score03=2
RD2-seed04=4
RD2-team04=flagicon|EnglandAtkins 94.83
RD2-score04=3
RD2-seed05=2
RD2-team05=flagicon|EnglandO'Shea 91.62
RD2-score05=1
RD2-seed06=7
RD2-team06=flagicon|EnglandWalton 96.21
RD2-score06=3
RD2-seed07=6
RD2-team07=flagicon|EnglandFitton 100.68
RD2-score07=3
RD2-seed08=
RD2-team08=flagicon|AustraliaWhitlock 91.02
RD2-score08=0
RD3-seed01=
RD3-team01=flagicon|ScotlandThornton 97.17
RD3-score01=6
RD3-seed02=4
RD3-team02=flagicon|EnglandAtkins 94.23
RD3-score02=1
RD3-seed03=7
RD3-team03=flagicon|EnglandWalton 88.02
RD3-score03=5
RD3-seed04=6
RD3-team04=flagicon|EnglandFitton 91.56
RD3-score04=6
RD4-seed01=
RD4-team01=flagicon|ScotlandThornton 94.26
RD4-score01=7
RD4-seed02=6
RD4-team02=flagicon|EnglandFitton 95.28
RD4-score02=5

*Highest tournament averages: Robert Thornton 96.41; Darryl Fitton 95.81; Co Stompe 95.25; Martin Adams 94.28 [ [http://www.teessidesoftware.no-ip.com/DartsDatabase/EventStats.aspx?EventKey=180 Highest averages] darts database]
*Highest checkouts: 170 - John Walton, Darryl Fitton
*Nine dart finish: achieved by John Walton, last 16 match v Martin Phillips

2007 Women's Event Results

*Semi Finals (best of 7 legs):Karen Lawman flagicon|England 4-3 Rilana Erades flagicon|Netherlands :Karin Krappen flagicon|Netherlands 4-2 Trina Gulliver flagicon|England

*Final (best of 7 legs):Karin Krappen flagicon|Netherlands 4-3 Karen Lawman flagicon|England

2007 Boy's Event Results

*Semi Finals (best of 7 legs):Shaun Griffiths flagicon|England 4-1 David Coyne flagicon|Republic of Ireland :Michael Smith flagicon|England 4-2 Oskar Lukasia flagicon|Sweden

*Final (best of 7 legs):Shaun Griffiths flagicon|England 4-0 Michael Smith flagicon|England

2007 Girl's Event Results

*Semi Finals (best of 7 legs):Kimberley Lewis flagicon|Wales 4-0 Amy Chappell flagicon|England :Lorraine Hyde flagicon|Scotland 4-1 Linda Odén flagicon|Sweden

*Final (best of 7 legs):Kimberley Lewis flagicon|Wales 4-2 Lorraine Hyde flagicon|Scotland

ee also

* Winmau World Masters - history of the event

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