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The 2007 Bullit World Darts Trophy was the sixth and last edition of the World Darts Trophy, a professional darts tournament held at the De Vechtsebanen in Utrecht, the Netherlands, run by the British Darts Organisation and the World Darts Federation.

World Darts Trophy
Tournament information
Dates31 August 2007 – 9 September 2007
VenueDe Vechtsebanen
LocationUtrecht, Utrecht
Countrythe Netherlands
Organisation(s)BDO, WDF
FormatSets
Final – Best of 13 Sets
Champion(s)
Scotland Gary Anderson
«2006

It had a playing format comparable with both World Championships (BDO and PDC) and features the majority of top ranked players from both organisations. The event featured the top 12 ranked players from the PDC and BDO, seven world champions (including both incumbents) and 23 world title winners – making it possibly the strongest field assembled since the split in 1992/93.

Raymond van Barneveld, the PDC World Champion, was beaten in the first round by fellow countryman Jelle Klaasen. The BDO World Champion Martin Adams fell at the quarter-final stage to Andy Hamilton. The final featured Gary Anderson against Phil Taylor. Taylor wasn't able to successfully defend his title despite hitting 17 maximum 180s in the final. Both players averaged over 100 in an excellent final – played over the same 13 set format as the BDO & PDC World Finals. Anderson captured his second major title – adding to his International Darts League success back in May.

Prize fundEdit

  • 2007 prize money[1]
Winner €45,000
Runner-up €22,500
Semi finalists €11,250
Quarter finalists €6,000
Last 16 €3,000
First round losers €2,000
Nine dart finish: Alfa Romeo Brera 2.4 JTDM 20V worth €50,000 (not won)
Highest check-out €1,000
Total €221,000

Qualified playersEdit

The players in bold automatically qualify for the main stage and are seeded. The players in regular text automatically qualify for the main round but are not seed. The players in italics must go through the qualifiers:[2][3]

QualifyingEdit

The top 12 players from the PDC Order of Merit and the top 12 BDO / WDF Players from the World Darts Trophy Merit Table automatically qualified for the event. Following controversy (see IDL 2007) regarding the number of players promised an invitation, a qualifying competition was held to fill the other eight places in the first round. Seven PDC players progressed to the first round including Dutchmen Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaasen and Vincent van der Voort. The other four PDC players were Denis Ovens, Kevin Painter, Mervyn King and Wayne Atwood. The only BDO player who made it through was Shaun Greatbatch.

Tournament ProperEdit

First round
Best of 5 sets[5][6][7]
Second round
Best of 5 sets[8][9]
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 sets[10][11]
Semi-finals
Best of 11 sets[12]
Final
Best of 13 sets[13]
               
1   Gary Anderson 98.16 3
  Wayne Atwood 82.77 0
1   Gary Anderson 93.27 3
16   John Part 90.54 1
16   John Part 91.32 3
  Niels de Ruiter 81.21 1
1   Gary Anderson 95.37 5
8   Peter Manley 90.15 1
9   Simon Whitlock 93.03 3
  Wayne Mardle 88.56 2
9   Simon Whitlock 95.19 2
8   Peter Manley 95.25 3
8   Peter Manley 85.23 3
  Michael van Gerwen 84.99 1
1   Gary Anderson 96.63 6
  Andy Hamilton 94.80 5
5   Martin Adams 93.36 3
  Denis Ovens 82.02 1
5   Martin Adams 92.01 3
12   Dennis Priestley 91.77 1
12   Dennis Priestley 93.45 3
  Mike Veitch 87.36 1
5   Martin Adams 94.47 4
  Andy Hamilton 94.74 5
13   Tony O'Shea 91.77 0
  Andy Hamilton 90.81 3
  Andy Hamilton 86.34 3
  Jelle Klaasen 88.02 0
4   Raymond van Barneveld 101.49 1
  Jelle Klaasen 97.77 3
1   Gary Anderson 103.32 7
2   Phil Taylor 102.30 3
3   Mark Webster 95.13 3
  Kevin Painter 90.99 2
3   Mark Webster 95.37 3
14   Adrian Lewis 91.83 1
14   Adrian Lewis 92.43 3
  John Walton 87.30 0
3   Mark Webster 92.43 3
  Mervyn King 94.17 5
11   Scott Waites 91.50 3
  James Wade 89.88 2
11   Scott Waites 95.43 2
  Mervyn King 91.38 3
6   Colin Lloyd 88.14 1
  Mervyn King 92.85 3
  Mervyn King 99.24 2
2   Phil Taylor 102.72 6
7   Darryl Fitton 90.28 0
  Shaun Greatbatch 90.23 3
  Shaun Greatbatch 87.12 1
10   Terry Jenkins 91.02 3
10   Terry Jenkins 93.17 3
  Co Stompé 93.80 2
10   Terry Jenkins 96.78 3
2   Phil Taylor 101.85 5
15   Remco van Eijden 81.16 1
  Roland Scholten 92.48 3
  Roland Scholten 91.35 1
2   Phil Taylor 105.30 3
2   Phil Taylor 98.08 3
  Vincent van der Voort 91.34 1

Television coverageEdit

The tournament was broadcast by SBS6 in the Netherlands, but was not shown in the UK. An internet feed from SBS was available [14]- however this may be restricted to the Netherlands only due to contractual restrictions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 World Darts Trophy Prize Money". Darts Database. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ "World Darts Trophy PDPA Qualifier". PDC. 20 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  3. ^ "World Darts Trophy PDPA Qualifier Draw". PDC. 13 July 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "World Darts Trophy Preliminary Round". PDC. 31 August 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  5. ^ "World Darts Trophy - Saturday Reports". PDC. 1 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  6. ^ "World Darts Trophy - Sunday Results". PDC. 2 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  7. ^ "World Darts Trophy - Monday Results". PDC. 3 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  8. ^ "World Darts Trophy - Tuesday Reports". PDC. 4 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  9. ^ "World Darts Trophy - Wednesday Reports". PDC. 6 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  10. ^ "World Darts Trophy - Thursday Reports". PDC. 6 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  11. ^ "World Darts Trophy - Friday Reports". PDC. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "World Darts Trophy - Friday Reports". PDC. 8 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Brilliant Anderson Wins WDT". PDC. 9 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  14. ^ SBS6 Archived 2007-09-16 at the Wayback Machine internet feed

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