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The 2008 Stan James World Matchplay was the 15th annual staging of the World Matchplay darts tournament by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, from 20–26 July 2008.

2008 Stan James World Matchplay
Tournament information
Dates20–26 July 2008
VenueWinter Gardens
LocationBlackpool
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£300,000
Winners share£60,000
High checkout161 England Matt Clark
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2007 2009»

World number three James Wade went into the competition as the defending champion and managed to reach the final for the third year in a row, but was defeated by top seed Phil Taylor 18–9 who won his ninth World Matchplay championship.

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Prize fundEdit

A total of £300,000 was available for the players, divided based on the following performances:[1]

Position (no. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £300,000)
Winner (1) £60,000
Runner-Up (1) £30,000
Semi-finalists (2) £17,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £12,000
Second round (8) £8,000
First round (16) £4,000
Nine-dart finish (0) £10,000

QualificationEdit

The qualification process for the World Matchplay differed this year. The top 16 in the PDC Order of the Merit after the 2008 UK Open qualified automatically as the 16 seeds. The other 16 places would be made up of the 16 highest ranked players (not already in the top 16) from the 2008 Players Championship Order of Merit - decided by the various Player Championship events taking place on the PDC Pro Tour from January 2008 - the cutoff point was the Las Vegas Players Championship just before the 2008 Las Vegas Desert Classic.[2][3]

Thus, the participants were:

DrawEdit

First round (best of 19 legs)
20–22 July[4][5]
Second round (best of 25 legs)
22–23 July
Quarter-finals (best of 31 legs)
24 July
Semi-finals (best of 33 legs)
25 July
Final (best of 35 legs)
26 July
               
1   Phil Taylor 103.53 10
  Steve Beaton 97.91 6
1   Phil Taylor 109.70 13
16   Colin Osborne 97.08 5
16   Colin Osborne 96.78 10
  Mervyn King 91.48 7
1   Phil Taylor 95.78 16
  Kevin McDine 89.76 6
8   Adrian Lewis 88.75 8
  Kevin McDine 96.02 10
    Kevin McDine 92.29 13
  Mark Walsh 95.02 9
9   Colin Lloyd 91.37 6
  Mark Walsh 100.41 10
1   Phil Taylor 105.59 17
12   Dennis Priestley 96.56 8
5   Terry Jenkins 92.48 10
  Alex Roy 91.32 6
5   Terry Jenkins 93.10 11
12   Dennis Priestley 94.60 13
12   Dennis Priestley 91.13 10
  Adrian Gray 84.63 8
12   Dennis Priestley 94.10 16
13   Alan Tabern 90.65 14
4   John Part 85.24 10
  Chris Mason 81.97 3
4   John Part 90.26 7
13   Alan Tabern 93.53 13
13   Alan Tabern 95.75 10
  Vincent van der Voort 92.25 8
1   Phil Taylor 109.47 18
3   James Wade 102.58 9
2   Raymond van Barneveld 88.41 11
  Mark Frost 82.17 9
2   Raymond van Barneveld 90.99 13
  Tony Eccles 84.83 3
15   Kevin Painter 86.57 8
  Tony Eccles 88.73 10
2   Raymond van Barneveld 89.32 16
10   Wayne Mardle 87.90 18
7   Andy Hamilton 92.59 12
  Michael van Gerwen 93.22 14
  Michael van Gerwen 88.13 9
10   Wayne Mardle 91.70 13
10   Wayne Mardle 88.29 11
  Mark Dudbridge 88.28 9
10   Wayne Mardle 88.92 5
3   James Wade 102.73 17
6   Roland Scholten 90.56 4
  Matt Clark 90.75 10
  Matt Clark 88.39 13
11   Peter Manley 88.91 6
11   Peter Manley 91.14 10
  Denis Ovens 90.59 4
  Matt Clark 93.27 12
3   James Wade 96.58 16
3   James Wade 96.31 10
  Wayne Jones 91.04 4
3   James Wade 97.99 13
14   Ronnie Baxter 93.06 7
14   Ronnie Baxter 93.33 10
  Andy Smith 84.45 4

StatisticsEdit

[6][7]

Player Eliminated Played Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
  Phil Taylor Winner 5 74 34 30 143 92 36 160 104.81
  James Wade Final 5 65 46 28 120 95 42 157 99.49
  Wayne Mardle Semi-finals 4 47 51 16 133 65 12 155 89.20
  Dennis Priestley Semi-finals 4 47 50 18 131 62 13 155 94.10
  Raymond van Barneveld Quarter-finals 3 40 30 16 91 44 6 138 89.57
  Kevin McDine Quarter-finals 3 29 33 9 87 35 15 160 92.69
  Matt Clark Quarter-finals 3 35 26 11 75 34 9 161 90.80
  Alan Tabern Quarter-finals 3 37 31 14 98 52 14 120 93.31
  Mark Walsh Second round 2 19 19 7 60 26 12 96 97.72
  Colin Osborne Second round 2 15 20 5 44 19 10 110 96.93
  Ronnie Baxter Second round 2 17 17 7 44 23 4 102 93.20
  Terry Jenkins Second round 2 21 19 9 52 30 9 160 92.79
  Michael van Gerwen Second round 2 23 25 9 64 29 8 112 90.68
  Peter Manley Second round 2 16 17 5 48 20 8 156 90.03
  John Part Second round 2 17 16 6 26 24 7 120 87.75
  Tony Eccles Second round 2 13 21 4 54 11 4 157 86.78
  Kevin Painter First round 1 8 10 3 26 10 2 76 86.57
  Adrian Gray First round 1 8 10 3 23 7 3 81 84.63
  Andy Smith First round 1 4 10 1 22 5 2 80 84.45
  Mark Frost First round 1 9 11 5 29 13 2 102 82.17
  Steve Beaton First round 1 6 10 0 19 14 4 152 97.91
  Adrian Lewis First round 1 8 10 3 17 14 4 116 88.75
  Mark Dudbridge First round 1 9 11 2 23 18 5 160 88.28
  Andy Hamilton First round 1 12 14 5 35 18 4 140 92.59
  Vincent van der Voort First round 1 8 10 3 18 15 5 96 92.25
  Mervyn King First round 1 7 10 1 22 13 1 116 91.49
  Colin Lloyd First round 1 6 10 2 22 5 2 127 91.37
  Alex Roy First round 1 6 10 3 27 13 2 116 91.32
  Wayne Jones First round 1 4 10 1 18 12 1 116 91.04
  Denis Ovens First round 1 4 10 1 22 10 3 110 90.59
  Roland Scholten First round 1 4 10 0 17 6 1 74 90.56
  Chris Mason First round 1 3 10 1 26 3 0 115 81.97

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prize money". Darts Database. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ 2008 Order of Merit explanation Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine obtained 6 July 2008
  3. ^ "Seeds". Darts Database. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  4. ^ 2008 Stan James World Matchplay tickets obtained 6 July 2008
  5. ^ "Averages all the way". Darts Database. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Tournament Averages". Darts Database. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  7. ^ "180s". Darts Database. Retrieved 10 December 2014.