2005 PDC World Darts Championship

The 2005 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship was the 12th edition of the PDC World Darts Championship, and was held at the Circus Tavern, Purfleet taking place between 26 December 2004 and 3 January 2005.

2005 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates26 December 2004 –
3 January 2005
VenueCircus Tavern
LocationPurfleet
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatSets
Final – best of 13
Prize fund£300,000
Winner's share£60,000
High checkout170 England Kevin Painter
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2004 2006»

Phil Taylor went on to clinch his 12th World Championship (10 in the PDC, 2 in the BDO) with a 7–4 final victory over Mark Dudbridge.

The tournament format remained the same as the previous year, with a preliminary round featuring eight international players against eight qualifiers from the Professional Dart Players Association (PDPA) qualifying tournament. The winners were then to meet the players ranked between 25 and 32 in the PDC world rankings.

John Lowe, playing in his last and 28th consecutive world championship, suffered a defeat to Canadian John Verwey. The match went to a tie-break 11th leg in the deciding set.

The final between Taylor and Dudbridge looked for a long time as though it would be as close as the previous year's classic between Taylor and Kevin Painter. Dudbridge led by 2 sets to 1, and having fallen 2–3 behind managed to level again. But Taylor then produced a surge to take the next three sets, and the 10th set provided a mere consolation for Dudbridge. Taylor prevailed 7–4 to claim the £60,000 first prize with his 12th title.

SeedsEdit

Prize moneyEdit

Position (num. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £300,000)
Winner (1) £60,000
Runner-Up (1) £30,000
Semi-finalists (2) £15,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £9,000
Fourth round losers (8) £6,500
Third round losers (16) £3,500
Second round losers (8) £2,750
First round losers (8) £1,750

ResultsEdit

  First round (best of 5 sets)
26 December
  Second round (best of 5 sets)
27 December
  Jason Clark 81.44 3     Chris Mason 95.51 3
  Yasuhiko Matsunaga 72.74 0     Jason Clark 87.76 1
  Tang Jun 72.45 0     Wes Newton 81.53 0
  Gerry Convery 84.54 3     Gerry Convery 84.06 3
  John Verwey 83.55 3     John Lowe 84.91 2
  Anthony Forde 80.48 2     John Verwey 82.73 3
  Darin Young 82.74 2     Alan Caves 77.37 0
  Josephus Schenk 84.89 3     Josephus Schenk 83.51 3
  Mark Holden 94.42 3     Simon Whatley 81.93 0
  James Wade 88.14 0     Mark Holden 89.51 3
  Mark Landers 76.70 3     Peter Evison 77.71 3
  Alan Reynolds 79.51 2     Mark Landers 74.89 0
  Barry Jouannet 82.18 0     Keith Deller 77.64 1
  Wayne Jones 91.38 3     Wayne Jones 82.30 3
  Mark Thomson 81.56 0     Mick Manning 89.44 0
  Andy Hamilton 85.87 3     Andy Hamilton 92.49 3

Last 32Edit

Third round (best of 7 sets)
28–30 December
Fourth round (best of 7 sets)
31 December
Quarter-finals (best of 9 sets)
1 January
Semi-finals (best of 11 sets)
2 January
Final (best of 13 sets)
3 January
               
1   Colin Lloyd 89.17 4
  John Verwey 77.29 1
1   Colin Lloyd 90.91 4
  Chris Mason 94.69 3
16   Dave Askew 89.48 3
  Chris Mason 92.10 4
1   Colin Lloyd 83.76 4
8   Wayne Mardle 86.82 5
8   Wayne Mardle 84.32 4
  Mark Walsh 82.02 2
8   Wayne Mardle 86.25 4
  Paul Williams 84.65 3
9   Alan Warriner 67.86 1
  Paul Williams 78.95 4
8   Wayne Mardle 90.44 4
13   Mark Dudbridge 90.48 6
5   Roland Scholten 90.07 4
  Jamie Harvey 85.42 2
5   Roland Scholten 87.36 2
12   Denis Ovens 88.61 4
12   Denis Ovens 98.75 4
  Mark Holden 83.81 1
12   Denis Ovens 84.18 3
13   Mark Dudbridge 91.15 5
4   John Part 89.80 4
  Gerry Convery 87.62 1
4   John Part 91.67 2
13   Mark Dudbridge 96.30 4
13   Mark Dudbridge 86.87 4
  Richie Burnett 85.66 3
13   Mark Dudbridge 90.66 4
2   Phil Taylor 96.14 7
2   Phil Taylor 102.87 4
  Alex Roy 87.13 0
2   Phil Taylor 100.31 4
15   Dennis Priestley 91.32 0
15   Dennis Priestley 77.87 4
  Lionel Sams 80.50 1
2   Phil Taylor 99.72 5
7   Kevin Painter 93.90 1
7   Kevin Painter 87.17 4
  Wayne Jones 84.16 2
7   Kevin Painter 91.50 4
10   Andy Jenkins 87.27 3
10   Andy Jenkins 85.22 4
  Peter Evison 67.34 0
2   Phil Taylor 93.54 6
  Bob Anderson 91.61 2
6   Ronnie Baxter 93.54 4
  Terry Jenkins 90.79 2
6   Ronnie Baxter 88.62 2
  Bob Anderson 89.08 4
11   Dennis Smith 86.10 2
  Bob Anderson 86.55 4
  Bob Anderson 94.33 5
    Andy Hamilton 94.46 1
3   Peter Manley 85.61 2
  Josephus Schenk 82.67 4
    Josephus Schenk 83.40 1
  Andy Hamilton 85.96 4
14   Steve Beaton 84.53 2
  Andy Hamilton 89.33 4

Representation from different countriesEdit

This table shows the number of players by country in the World Championship, the total number including round 1 & 2.

 
ENG
 
NED
 
SCO
 
WAL
 
CAN
 
CHN
 
BAR
 
USA
 
JPN
 
AUS
Total
Final 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Semis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Quarters 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Round 4 13 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16
Round 3 25 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 32
Round 2 12 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16
Round 1 6 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 16
Total 34 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 48


ReferencesEdit