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The 2002 Stan James World Matchplay was a darts tournament held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. He making his World Matchplay debut the Bruise Brothers are Mark Holden & Paul Whitworth.

2002 Stan James World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates28 July–3 August 2002
VenueWinter Gardens
LocationBlackpool
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£75,500
Winners share£15,000
Nine-dart finishEngland Phil Taylor
High checkout170 England Keith Deller
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2001 2003»

Sponsored by UK bookmaker Stan James, the tournament ran from 28 July–3 August 2002, and was won by Phil Taylor.

Taylor also made history during the tournament by hitting the first live televised nine-dart finish on British TV, during his quarter-final win over Chris Mason. which won him £100,000, a lot more than the £15,000 he got for winning the tournament.

Prize moneyEdit

The prize fund was £75,500, but in his quarter-final against Chris Mason, the £100,000 bonus for hitting a nine-dart finish was taken by Phil Taylor.

Position (no. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £75,500)
Winner (1) £15,000
Runner-Up (1) £7,500
Semi-finalists (2) £4,500
Quarter-finalists (4) £2,500
Second round (8) £1,750
First round (16) £1,250
Nine-dart finish (1) £100,000

SeedsEdit

ResultsEdit

First round (best of 19 legs)
28–30 July
Second round (best of 25 legs)
30–31 July
Quarter-finals (best of 31 legs)
1 August
Semi-finals (best of 33 legs)
2 August
Final (best of 35 legs)
3 August
               
1   Phil Taylor 100.86 10
  Shayne Burgess 87.72 0
1   Phil Taylor 104.01 13
16   Kevin Painter 98.40 6
16   Kevin Painter 94.98 10
  Dennis Priestley 91.38 4
1   Phil Taylor 112.17 16
  Chris Mason 98.79 7
8   Richie Burnett 78.03 1
  Chris Mason 89.01 10
    Chris Mason 98.71 13
  Steve Brown 88.56 6
9   Dennis Smith 89.02 7
  Steve Brown 90.67 10
1   Phil Taylor 95.91 17
13   John Lowe 90.48 15
5   Ronnie Baxter 92.01 10
  Mark Holden 75.68 1
5   Ronnie Baxter 94.41 13
12   Jamie Harvey 84.79 7
12   Jamie Harvey 82.74 10
  Andy Jenkins 72.49 5
5   Ronnie Baxter 89.61 13
13   John Lowe 92.52 16
4   Denis Ovens 85.89 10
  Paul Whitworth 82.67 3
4   Denis Ovens 91.53 12
13   John Lowe 93.92 14
13   John Lowe 90.93 10
  Alex Roy 82.38 2
1   Phil Taylor 98.76 18
3   John Part 94.14 16
2   Alan Warriner 79.67 11
  Les Fitton 79.25 9
2   Alan Warriner 84.34 11
  Keith Deller 83.65 13
15   Rod Harrington 76.95 8
  Keith Deller 76.23 10
  Keith Deller 76.89 6
7   Colin Lloyd 82.74 16
7   Colin Lloyd 85.32 10
  Mick Manning 85.87 7
7   Colin Lloyd 84.15 13
10   Roland Scholten 78.50 5
10   Roland Scholten 92.85 10
  Paul Williams 89.47 8
7   Colin Lloyd 88.95 12
3   John Part 91.32 17
6   Peter Manley 85.74 15
  Bob Anderson 87.52 17
  Bob Anderson 81.70 13
11   Dave Askew 78.12 9
11   Dave Askew 93.29 10
  Peter Evison 85.69 4
  Bob Anderson 88.89 5
3   John Part 95.19 16
3   John Part 84.90 10
  Mark Walsh 64.59 0
3   John Part 96.15 13
  Cliff Lazarenko 88.68 9
14   Steve Beaton 82.23 8
  Cliff Lazarenko 83.71 10

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