Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 16

2018 PDC World Darts Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


World Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates 14 December 2017 � 1 January 2018
Venue Alexandra Palace
Location London
Country England, United Kingdom
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Sets
Final � best of 13
Prize fund L1,800,000
Winners share L400,000
High checkout 170 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
England Stephen Bunting
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney
Canada Jeff Smith
Wales Jamie Lewis
England Steve West
Champion(s)
England Rob Cross
�2017 2019�
The 2018 William Hill World Darts Championship was a darts event, held between 14
December 2017 and 1 January 2018 at the Alexandra Palace in London, United Kingdom.
It was the 25th World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation
since it separated from the British Darts Organisation.

Jamie Lewis became the first player to reach the semi-finals after entering the
championship through a preliminary round event, first introduced at the 2004
Championship. Lewis fell to Phil Taylor in the semi-final, by a score of 6�1.

Michael van Gerwen was the defending champion, but lost to Rob Cross 6�5 in the
semi final. Cross went on to win the World Championship on his debut by defeating
Phil Taylor 7�2 in the final. This was Taylor's 29th and final World Championship,
surpassing the record of 28 appearances he jointly held with John Lowe.

Contents [hide]
1 Background and qualification
1.1 Qualifiers
1.2 Prize money
2 Tournament summary
2.1 Preliminary round
2.2 Main draw
3 Final
4 Tournament statistics
4.1 Top averages
4.2 Representation from different countries
5 Media coverage
6 References
7 External links
Background and qualification[edit]

Michael van Gerwen, the number one seed, was the reigning and defending champion,
prior to the tournament.
The 2018 PDC World Darts Championship is the 25th World Darts Championship to be
organised by the Professional Darts Corporation; and the tenth to be held at
Alexandra Palace, London. It was held between 14 December 2017 and 1 January 2018,
the culmination of the 2017 Professional Darts Corporation season.[1] 72 players
competed in the championship; with the 32 highest ranked players on the PDC Order
of Merit being seeded, and the next sixteen highest ranked players from the 2017
PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit and the top eight ranked players from a number of
international and invitational qualifiers also going straight into the first round.
The remaining sixteen international and invitational qualifiers competed in a
preliminary round.

Michael van Gerwen, the winner of the 2014 and 2017 championships, was top of the
two-year PDC Order of Merit and number one seed going into the tournament.[2] The
tournament was to be the last for Phil Taylor, who had won the PDC World
Championship fourteen times previously, most recently in 2013.[3] As well as van
Gerwen and Taylor, three other previous PDC world champions qualified as seeds,
two-time champions Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis, and 2007 champion Raymond van
Barneveld.

The top seeds below van Gerwen were 2017 UK Open winner Peter Wright, Gary
Anderson, 2017 World Grand Prix winner Daryl Gurney and 2017 Champions League of
Darts winner Mensur Suljovi�.[2] Rob Cross, the runner-up at the 2017 European
Championship, made his World Championship debut as the 20th seed.[2]

Richard North, in his debut year, was the highest ranked non-seed on the 2017 PDC
Pro Tour Order of Merit. As well as North, three other qualifiers through the Pro
Tour made their debut, Peter Jacques, Steve Lennon and Martin Schindler.[2] The
list of qualifiers also included the 2017 Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh and
the 2004 runner-up Kevin Painter.

Amongst the international and invitational qualification tournaments there was, for
the first time, a South and Central American Qualifier.[4] The majority of
tournaments were the same as had been for the previous championship, but there was
no longer a Philippines Championship.[5] Gordon Mathers was the first player to
qualify for the Championships, having finished top of the Dartplayers Australia
rankings.[6] The top two players on the Nordic & Baltic rankings also qualified,[5]
as did the winners of the fifteen international qualifiers, including the 2017 PDC
World Youth Championship.

The final four qualification places were announced on 19 October,[5] with places
being given to the highest ranked Eastern European, Krzysztof Ratajski, the
National Darts Federation of Canada number one Jeff Smith, the highest ranked
African, Devon Petersen, and the then-undetermined 2017 Development Tour winner,
Luke Humphries.[7] The sudden announcement of these places, and the granting of
them to Ratajski, who had declined an invitation to the rival 2018 BDO World Darts
Championship before failing to qualify through the 2017 PDC Pro Tour Order of
Merit; and Jeff Smith, who had failed to qualify for the BDO World Darts
Championship and not played a single PDC event in the previous year, were
criticized by some, with ITV4 pundit and tour card holder Paul Nicholson saying he
had written to the Professional Darts Players Association to seek clarification
over the placings.[8]

The final three placings were determined by the PDPA qualifier held at Arena MK on
27 November, with Ted Evetts securing a first round place by winning the
tournament, and runner-up Brendan Dolan and third-place playoff winner Jamie Lewis
both qualifying to the preliminary round. The third place had become available as
the 2017 PDC World Youth Championship, which carries a qualification place, was won
by Dimitri Van den Bergh, who qualified through the Pro Tour Order of Merit.[9]

15 of the international and invitational qualifiers were making their PDC World
Championship debuts, Seigo Asada,[5] Willard Bruguier,[5] Ted Evetts,[9] Cody
Harris,[5] Luke Humphries,[7] Kai Fan Leung,[10] Alan Ljubi�,[11] Gordon Mathers,
[5] Kenny Neyens,[12] William O'Connor,[5] Diogo Portela,[13] Krzysztof Ratajski,
[5] Bernie Smith,[14] Jeff Smith,[5] and Zong Xiao Chen.[15] Portela was the first
ever Brazilian to qualify for the World Championships.[16]

Qualifiers[edit]
[2]

Order of Merit

Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Semi-finals)


Scotland Peter Wright (Second round)
Scotland Gary Anderson (Quarter-finals)
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (Second round)
Austria Mensur Suljovi� (Third round)
England Phil Taylor (Runner-up)
England Adrian Lewis (First round)
England Dave Chisnall (First round)
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (Quarter-finals)
Australia Simon Whitlock (Second round)
England James Wade (First round)
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen (First round)
England Michael Smith (Second round)
Netherlands Benito van de Pas (First round)
England Alan Norris (Second round)
Wales Gerwyn Price (Third round)
England Ian White (Second round)
Belgium Kim Huybrechts (First round)
England Joe Cullen (First round)
England Rob Cross (Champion)
England Stephen Bunting (First round)
England Mervyn King (First round)
England Darren Webster (Quarter-finals)
Australia Kyle Anderson (Second round)
England Steve Beaton (Second round)
Spain Cristo Reyes (First round)
England Justin Pipe (Second round)
Scotland Robert Thornton (Second round)
Scotland John Henderson (Third round)
Wales Mark Webster (First round)
Wales Jonny Clayton (First round)
England James Wilson (Second round)
Pro Tour

England Richard North (First round)


Netherlands Vincent van der Voort (Third round)
Netherlands Christian Kist (First round)
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts (First round)
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena (Second round)
England Steve West (Third round)
Austria Zoran Lerchbacher (Second round)
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh (Quarter-finals)
Netherlands Jan Dekker (Second round)
England Keegan Brown (Third round)
England James Richardson (Third round)
England Peter Jacques (First round)
Germany Martin Schindler (First round)
England Chris Dobey (First round)
Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon (First round)
England Kevin Painter (First round)
PDPA Qualifier[9] First Round Qualifier

England Ted Evetts (First round)


Preliminary Round Qualifiers

Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan (First round)


Wales Jamie Lewis (Semi-finals)
International Qualifiers[a] (Alphabetical order)
First Round Qualifiers

Spain Toni Alcinas (Third round)


Finland Marko Kantele (First round)
Republic of Ireland William O'Connor (First round)
South Africa Devon Petersen (First round)
Brazil Diogo Portela (First round)
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski (First round)
Finland Kim Viljanen (First round)
Preliminary Round Qualifiers

Japan Seigo Asada (First round)


United States Willard Bruguier (Prelim. round)
New Zealand Cody Harris (First round)
England Luke Humphries (Prelim. round)
Hong Kong Kai Fan Leung (Prelim. round)
Singapore Paul Lim (Second round)
Croatia Alan Ljubi� (Prelim. round)
Australia Gordon Mathers (Prelim. round)
Germany Kevin M�nch (Second round)
Belgium Kenny Neyens (Prelim. round)
Russia Aleksandr Oreshkin (Prelim. round)
New Zealand Bernie Smith (First round)
Canada Jeff Smith (First round)
China Zong Xiao Chen (Prelim. round)
Jump up ^ Per the PDC Order of Merit Rules, invited players shall be placed in to
either the Preliminary or First Round draws for the event based on their position
in the Order of Merit (if applicable). If insufficient players hold a position of
the Order of Merit, the PDC will select which players are placed in to which round
at the discretion of its board of Directors.[17]
Prize money[edit]
The prize money for the tournament will be a record high of L1,800,000 in total.
The winner's prize money has increased from L350,000 to L400,000.[18]

Position (num. of players) Prize money


Winner (1) L400,000
Runner-up (1) L170,000
Semi-finalist (2) L85,000
Quarter-finalist (4) L40,000
Third round losers (8) L27,000
Second round losers (16) L18,500
First round losers (32) L11,000
Preliminary round losers (8) L4,500
Nine-dart finish (0) L20,000
Tournament summary[edit]

Rob Cross won the championship in his debut year.

Phil Taylor (pictured in 2009), sixteen-time world darts champion (14 time PDC
champion) in his final year before retirement, lost in the final.
The top quarter of the draw saw reigning champion Michael van Gerwen dominate,
knocking fellow Dutchman Christian Kist out in the first round,[19] before
defeating James Wilson, without losing any of the twelve legs played,[20][21] and
Gerwyn Price,[22] to set up a quarter-final with fellow Dutch former world champion
Raymond van Barneveld. In the quarter-final, van Gerwen took an early lead, but
missed a dart in the fifth set to take a 4�1 lead and ended up being pulled back to
3�3. The two took one more set each before van Gerwen won the deciding set 3�1 to
qualify for the semi-final.[23]

In the second quarter, the fourth seed, Daryl Gurney, was eliminated in the second
round by John Henderson.[24] Debutant Rob Cross defeated Michael Smith in the
second round after Smith missed two match darts,[25] and Cross went on to defeat
Henderson[26] to set up a quarter-final against the World Youth Champion Dimitri
van den Bergh, who had defeated fifth seed Mensur Suljovi� in the third round.[27]
In the quarter-final, Cross led his Belgian opponent early on, leading 4�1 in the
best-of-nine match after five sets. Van den Bergh took the next three sets in
succession, setting up a decider which Cross won 3�1, hitting double one in the
final leg to qualify for the semi-final.[23]

The two highest-ranked seeds in the third quarter fell early on. Two-time champion
and seventh seed Adrian Lewis was knocked out in the first round by German
qualifier Kevin M�nch,[28] while the second seed Peter Wright was knocked out in
the second round by Jamie Lewis, who had qualified for the event by coming third in
the final PDPA Qualifier.[29] Welshman Jamie Lewis went past the unseeded James
Richardson in the third round, becoming the first player to go from the preliminary
round to the quarter-final in the history of the championship;[30] before
whitewashing Darren Webster to reach the semi-final.[23]

Two former world champions, two-time champion Gary Anderson and retiring sixteen-
time champion Phil Taylor, met in the last quarter-final. Anderson's run to the
quarter-final included a second round win over 63-year-old Singaporean, Paul Lim, a
match noted for a leg in which Lim, who in 1990 had become the first player to
throw a perfect nine-dart leg in the World Darts Championship,[31] missed a dart at
double twelve to repeat the feat.[32] Taylor had faced English opposition in his
three previous rounds, beating Chris Dobey[33] in the first round before
whitewashing Justin Pipe[34] and Keegan Brown[35] in the next two rounds to set up
the quarter-final. Taylor took a 4�1 lead after winning six consecutive legs, and
despite Anderson winning the next two sets, Taylor took advantage of missed darts
in the eighth set to triumph, 5�3.[23]

The semi-final between Taylor and Lewis was the first to be played, and, despite
Lewis winning the first set, Taylor took the next three, with Lewis having missed
darts in all three sets to have potentially been 4�0 up. Taylor won the next two
sets as well, before Lewis took the first two legs in the seventh set, with Taylor
taking advantage of three missed set darts from Lewis to steal the set and qualify
for the twenty-first World Darts Championship final in his career.[36]

In the second semi-final, debutant Cross took on reigning world champion van
Gerwen. The first eight sets in the match all went with throw, with Cross taking a
lead before being pegged back by van Gerwen. Michael van Gerwen got the first break
in the ninth set, taking a 5�4 lead to throw for the match, but Cross fought back
to win the tenth set 3�1 to force a deciding set. In the deciding set � which had
to be won by two clear legs until the eleventh leg was reached � Cross missed a
match-winning dart at the bull with the score at 3�2, before van Gerwen won two
legs in succession to take a 5�4 lead. With both players under pressure, van Gerwen
missed five darts to win the tenth leg, before Cross hit a double 18 to force a
sudden death leg. Both Cross and van Gerwen missed match darts at double 16 before
Cross hit double 8 to qualify for the final in his debut entry,[37] becoming the
first player to make the final on his debut since Kirk Shepherd in 2008.[38]
In the final, held on New Year's Day 2018, Phil Taylor won the bull-off, but opted
to allow Cross to throw first. Rob Cross held the first set 3�1, and broke in the
second set by the same scoreline, before winning the third set 3�0. Taylor scored
his first set with a 3�0 win in the fourth, before missing a dart at double twelve
for a potential perfect nine-dart leg in the first leg of the fifth set.[39] Cross
won that leg and the next two to restore his three set lead, before breaking Taylor
in the first leg of the sixth set, and the fourth leg of the seventh, taking a 6�1
lead in the best-of-thirteen match.[40] Taylor held the eighth set 3�0, but Cross
held the first leg in the ninth set, before hitting double-eight to break and go
one leg away from the championship, and in the final leg, hit a 140 finish, treble-
18, treble-18, double-16 to win the world championship.[41]

Preliminary round[edit]
The draw was made on 26 November 2017.[42]

Best of three sets.

Av. Player Score Player Av.


86.65 Seigo Asada Japan 2 � 1 Australia Gordon Mathers 82.65
92.19 Brendan Dolan Northern Ireland 2 � 0 Croatia Alan Ljubi� 85.36
95.39 Jeff Smith Canada 2 � 0 England Luke Humphries 88.56
87.21 Kenny Neyens Belgium 1 � 2 Wales Jamie Lewis 93.17
83.96 Willard Bruguier United States 1 � 2 New Zealand Cody Harris 84.30
81.74 Kai Fan Leung Hong Kong 0 � 2 Singapore Paul Lim 86.25
76.70 Aleksandr Oreshkin Russia 0 � 2 Germany Kevin M�nch 84.66
86.97 Zong Xiao Chen China 0 � 2 New Zealand Bernie Smith 87.47
Main draw[edit]
The draw for the main round was made live on Sky Sports News on 27 November 2017.
[43][44]

First round (best of 5 sets)


14�21 December
[45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52] Second round (best of 7)
22�27 December
[53][54][55] Last 16 (best of 7)
27�28 December
[55][26] Quarter-finals (best of 9)
29 December
[23] Semi-finals (best of 11)
30 December
[36] Final (best of 13)
1 January
[41]

1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 106.17 3


Netherlands Christian Kist 100.23 1
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 108.65 4
32 England Wilson 96.02 0
32 England James Wilson 97.94 3
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski 92.59 1
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 100.06 4
16 Wales Price 97.06 2
16 Wales Gerwyn Price 101.55 3
England Ted Evetts 85.60 0
16 Wales Price 96.93 4
17 England White 93.62 1
17 England Ian White 96.89 3
New Zealand Cody Harris 85.47 1
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 102.91 5
9 Netherlands van Barneveld 98.76 4
8 England Dave Chisnall 96.75 0
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 98.90 3
Netherlands van der Voort 101.17 4
25 England Beaton 94.26 0
25 England Steve Beaton 93.28 3
Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 91.27 1
Netherlands van der Voort 93.09 1
9 Netherlands van Barneveld 101.04 4
9 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 102.00 3
England Richard North 91.98 0
9 Netherlands van Barneveld 102.78 4
24 Australia K Anderson 95.95 1
24 Australia Kyle Anderson 93.08 3
England Peter Jacques 85.79 1
1 Netherlands van Gerwen 102.44 5
20 England Cross 100.97 6
5 Austria Mensur Suljovi� 93.03 3
England Kevin Painter 88.58 0
5 Austria Suljovi� 90.66 4
28 Scotland Thornton 93.51 2
28 Scotland Robert Thornton 98.67 3
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 94.83 1
5 Austria Suljovi� 94.35 0
Belgium Van den Bergh 96.60 4
12 Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 96.73 1
Netherlands Jan Dekker 95.74 3
Netherlands Dekker 97.27 2
Belgium Van den Bergh 94.91 4
21 England Stephen Bunting 98.14 1
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 104.17 3
Belgium Van den Bergh 98.60 4
20 England Cross 97.13 5
4 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 100.51 3
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts 96.74 1
4 Northern Ireland Gurney 95.58 2
29 Scotland Henderson 95.89 4
29 Scotland John Henderson 90.09 3
Finland Marko Kantele 87.21 0
29 Scotland Henderson 92.81 1
20 England Cross 99.77 4
13 England Michael Smith 92.63 3
Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon 94.95 2
13 England M Smith 103.29 3
20 England Cross 102.65 4
20 England Rob Cross 104.12 3
Japan Seigo Asada 92.91 0
20 England Cross 107.67 7
6 England Taylor 102.26 2
2 Scotland Peter Wright 97.90 3
Brazil Diogo Portela 91.66 1
2 Scotland Wright 103.44 1
Wales J Lewis 107.27 4
31 Wales Jonny Clayton 81.83 0
Wales Jamie Lewis 99.02 3
Wales J Lewis 96.25 4
England Richardson 89.02 1
15 England Alan Norris 95.41 3
Finland Kim Viljanen 90.38 0
15 England Norris 86.76 1
England Richardson 86.78 4
18 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 86.40 0
England James Richardson 96.91 3
Wales J Lewis 101.26 5
23 England D Webster 91.88 0
7 England Adrian Lewis 94.04 1
Germany Kevin M�nch 93.48 3
Germany M�nch 81.94 1
Spain Alcinas 91.11 4
26 Spain Cristo Reyes 85.26 1
Spain Toni Alcinas 85.85 3
Spain Alcinas 88.25 0
23 England D Webster 94.54 4
10 Australia Simon Whitlock 87.42 3
Germany Martin Schindler 84.01 1
10 Australia Whitlock 92.16 1
23 England D Webster 90.20 4
23 England Darren Webster 90.81 3
South Africa Devon Petersen 87.16 2
Wales J Lewis 97.35 1
6 England Taylor 99.87 6
6 England Phil Taylor 96.33 3
England Chris Dobey 91.72 1
6 England Taylor 99.37 4
27 England Pipe 90.30 0
27 England Justin Pipe 89.24 3
New Zealand Bernie Smith 87.11 2
6 England Taylor 101.34 4
England Brown 96.56 0
11 England James Wade 93.01 2
England Keegan Brown 95.45 3
England Brown 87.65 4
Austria Lerchbacher 87.10 2
22 England Mervyn King 82.89 2
Austria Zoran Lerchbacher 92.09 3
6 England Taylor 102.02 5
3 Scotland G Anderson 98.68 3
3 Scotland Gary Anderson 100.93 3
Canada Jeff Smith 78.38 0
3 Scotland G Anderson 97.46 4
Singapore Lim 90.60 1
30 Wales Mark Webster 91.67 2
Singapore Paul Lim 95.98 3
3 Scotland G Anderson 95.26 4
England West 92.60 2
14 Netherlands Benito van de Pas 90.58 1
England Steve West 95.97 3
England West 87.92 4
Netherlands Wattimena 87.54 1
19 England Joe Cullen 96.11 2
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 96.83 3
Final[edit]
Final: Best of 13 sets.
Referees: England George Noble (first half) and England Kirk Bevins (second half).
Alexandra Palace, London, England, 1 January 2018.
(20) Rob Cross England 7 � 2 England Phil Taylor (6)
3 � 1, 3 � 1, 3 � 0, 0 � 3, 3 � 0, 3 � 1, 3 � 1, 0 � 3, 3 � 0
107.67 Average (3 darts) 102.26
27 100+ scores 33
27 140+ scores 20
11 180 scores 12
167 Highest checkout 151
3 100+ Checkouts 2
60% (21/35) Checkout summary 45.45% (10/22)
Tournament statistics[edit]
Player Eliminated Played Sets Won Sets Lost Legs Won Legs Lost
Leg Breaks 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout Checkout Av.% Average[a]
England Rob Cross Winner 6 29 15 101 82 38 201 122 66
167 44.49 102.05
England Phil Taylor Runner-up 6 24 12 85 64 34 202 92
38 151 51.20 100.20
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Semi Finals 5 21 13 84 63 36
160 107 48 170 41.38 104.05
Wales Jamie Lewis Semi Finals 6 19 9 74 52 32 138 95 50
170 43.53 99.05
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld Quarter Finals 4 15 7 54 35
26 129 87 21 161 43.90 101.15
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh Quarter Finals 4 15 8 53 40 21
111 65 30 134 40.46 98.57
Scotland Gary Anderson Quarter Finals 4 14 8 51 40 18 114
63 26 115 38.06 98.08
England Darren Webster Quarter Finals 4 11 8 40 35 16 101
52 15 160 37.38 91.85
Wales Gerwyn Price Third Round 3 9 5 35 25 15 67 45
21 114 39.77 98.51
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort Third Round 3 8 4 26 23 12
63 26 15 156 57.78 97.72
England Keegan Brown Third Round 3 7 8 31 34 9 77 34
10 124 37.35 93.22
Scotland John Henderson Third Round 3 8 6 30 28 12 79 45
11 160 46.15 92.93
Austria Mensur Suljovi� Third Round 3 7 6 28 26 12 78 42
5 121 37.84 92.68
England Steve West Third Round 3 9 6 36 26 10 77 46
15 170 42.35 92.16
England James Richardson Third Round 3 8 5 31 26 11 67
38 17 106 32.63 90.90
Spain Antonio Alcinas Third Round 3 7 6 29 26 12 66 39
8 121 36.25 88.40
Scotland Peter Wright Second Round 2 4 5 21 19 9 54
39 11 121 42.00 100.67
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney Second Round 2 5 5 22 20 9
44 33 14 170 42.31 98.05
England Michael Smith Second Round 2 6 6 27 21 10 58
24 23 150 36.99 97.96
England James Wilson Second Round 2 3 5 10 20 3 38
19 9 95 40.00 96.98
Netherlands Jan Dekker Second Round 2 5 5 17 21 6 41
31 3 128 48.57 96.51
Scotland Robert Thornton Second Round 2 5 5 21 23 7
58 28 11 144 50.00 96.09
England Ian White Second Round 2 4 5 19 18 9 45 30
8 151 52.78 95.26
Australia Kyle Anderson Second Round 2 4 5 17 18 8 35
8 9 114 44.74 94.52
England Steve Beaton Second Round 2 3 5 14 17 7 42
26 6 131 35.00 93.77
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena Second Round 2 4 6 16 22
6 51 25 2 141 35.56 92.19
England Alan Norris Second Round 2 4 4 19 17 8 39
22 9 131 32.20 91.09
Singapore Paul Lim Second Round 3 6 6 24 26 11 56
30 16 118 33.33 90.94
Australia Simon Whitlock Second Round 2 4 5 19 18 5
40 16 11 127 33.93 89.79
England Justin Pipe Second Round 2 3 6 15 21 8 42
19 4 96 34.09 89.77
Austria Zoran Lerchbacher Second Round 2 5 6 26 21 7
77 28 6 122 42.62 89.60
Germany Kevin M�nch Second Round 3 6 5 23 22 9 50
23 12 158 36.51 86.69
Netherlands Christian Kist First Round 1 1 3 4 11 0 17
13 2 86 44.44 100.23
England Stephen Bunting First Round 1 1 3 8 10 2 20 14
4 170 53.33 98.14
England Dave Chisnall First Round 1 0 3 4 9 1 21 6
2 132 66.67 96.75
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts First Round 1 1 3 6 10 2 22
12 2 112 37.50 96.74
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen First Round 1 1 3 7 9 2 19
11 4 101 31.82 96.73
England Joe Cullen First Round 1 2 3 10 10 4 31 7
5 135 52.63 96.11
Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon First Round 1 2 3 9 11 3
22 16 6 91 37.50 94.95
England Adrian Lewis First Round 1 1 3 7 10 2 26 9
3 121 43.75 94.04
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan First Round 2 3 3 15 10 6
37 17 4 126 62.50 93.51
England James Wade First Round 1 2 3 9 12 2 21 12
1 110 64.29 93.01
Poland Krzysztof Ratajski First Round 1 1 3 8 10 3 20
8 1 106 57.14 92.59
England Richard North First Round 1 0 3 3 9 0 12 7
4 40 23.08 91.98
England Chris Dobey First Round 1 1 3 8 11 1 17 8
6 104 53.33 91.72
Wales Mark Webster First Round 1 2 3 10 13 5 28 11
4 77 40.00 91.67
Brazil Diogo Portela First Round 1 1 3 5 11 1 16 7
3 99 62.50 91.66
Republic of Ireland William O'Connor First Round 1 1 3 5 9
3 14 7 6 115 21.74 91.27
Netherlands Benito van de Pas First Round 1 1 3 5 11 1 17
11 1 124 38.46 90.58
Finland Kim Viljanen First Round 1 0 3 3 9 2 12 8
3 76 27.27 90.38
Japan Seigo Asada First Round 2 2 4 12 14 5 37 13 3
120 41.38 89.78
England Kevin Painter First Round 1 0 3 2 9 2 8 9
3 88 16.67 88.58
New Zealand Bernie Smith First Round 2 4 3 15 14 8 39
16 4 146 39.47 87.29
Finland Marko Kantele First Round 1 0 3 3 9 1 9 8
2 62 60.00 87.21
South Africa Devon Petersen First Round 1 2 3 8 11 4 21
15 4 60 32.00 87.16
Canada Jeff Smith First Round 2 2 3 8 12 1 21 14 1
170 44.44 86.89
Belgium Kim Huybrechts First Round 1 0 3 2 9 0 10 5
2 16 18.18 86.40
England Peter Jacques First Round 1 1 3 6 11 2 18 5
5 75 28.57 85.79
England Ted Evetts First Round 1 0 3 3 9 1 11 6
1 76 75.00 85.60
Spain Cristo Reyes First Round 1 1 3 7 11 2 20 8
3 118 35.00 85.26
New Zealand Cody Harris First Round 2 3 4 13 15 7 48 13
4 121 29.55 84.89
Germany Martin Schindler First Round 1 1 3 6 11 1 18
10 3 60 17.65 84.01
England Mervyn King First Round 1 2 3 7 13 1 18 12
1 112 36.84 82.89
Wales Jonny Clayton First Round 1 0 3 4 9 1 12 9
2 104 28.57 81.83
England Luke Humphries Prelim. Round 1 0 2 3 6 0 12
5 0 94 75.00 88.56
Belgium Kenny Neyens Prelim. Round 1 1 2 5 8 2 14
4 5 74 29.41 87.21
China Zong Xiao Chen Prelim. Round 1 0 2 1 6 0 11
2 2 40 16.67 86.97
Croatia Alan Ljubi� Prelim. Round 1 0 2 1 6 1 10
2 0 56 25.00 85.36
United States Willard Bruguier Prelim. Round 1 1 2 5 8
2 25 5 0 112 29.41 83.96
Australia Gordon Mathers Prelim. Round 1 1 2 5 7 2
13 10 1 46 45.45 82.65
Hong Kong Kai Fan Leung Prelim. Round 1 0 2 3 6 2 15
2 0 52 30.00 81.74
Russia Aleksandr Oreshkin Prelim. Round 1 0 2 1 6 1
5 5 0 10 10.00 76.70
Jump up ^ Please note this is not calculated properly for players playing more than
one match and is not indicative of actual tournament averages.
Top averages[edit]
This table shows the highest averages achieved by players throughout the
tournament.

# Player Round Score Result


1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 2 108.65 Won
2 England Rob Cross F 107.67 Won
3 Wales Jamie Lewis 2 107.27 Won
4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 1 106.17 Won
5 Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh 1 104.17 Won
6 England Rob Cross 1 104.12 Won
7 Scotland Peter Wright 2 103.44 Lost
8 England Michael Smith 2 103.29 Lost
9 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen QF 102.91 Won
10 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 2 102.78 Won
Representation from different countries[edit]
This table shows the number of players by country in the World Championship, the
total number including the preliminary round. Twenty-four countries were
represented in the World Championship, two more than in the previous championship.

England
ENG Netherlands
NED Scotland
SCO Wales
WAL Belgium
BEL Australia
AUS Austria
AUT Northern Ireland
NIR Germany
GER Spain
SPA Finland
FIN Republic of Ireland
IRL New Zealand
NZL Singapore
SGP Canada
CAN Japan
JPN Brazil
BRA Poland
POL South Africa
RSA China
CHN Croatia
CRO Hong Kong
HKG Russia
RUS United States
USA Total
Final 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Semi-Final 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Quarter-Final 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8
Last 16 6 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Round 2 12 5 4 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
Round 1 23 8 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 64
Prelim. 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 16
Total 24 8 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 72
Media coverage[edit]
The tournament was available in the following countries on these channels:

Country Channel
United Kingdom
Ireland Sky Sports Darts �[56]
Talksport[57]
Australia
Fox Sports[58]
Belgium Eleven Sport Network[59]
Bulgaria
Denmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Baltic States Viasat[58]
China CCTV[60]
Croatia RTL Televizija[60]
Cyprus
Greece
Israel
Italy
Malta
Turkey
Fox Sports[60]
Czech Republic
Slovakia Nova Sport[58]
France
Romania
Spain Eurosport[60]
Germany
Austria
Switzerland Sport 1[58]
Germany
Switzerland
Austria
Japan
Canada DAZN[60]
Hungary Pragosport[58]
Mongolia MNBA Sports TV
Netherlands RTL7[58]
New Zealand Sky Sport[58]
Poland TVP Sport[58][61]
United States BBC America[62]
MENA OSN Sports[58]
Sub-Saharan Africa Kwes� Sports[58]
Additionally, there was coverage in Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia,
France, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Monaco, Portugal,
Romania, Russia, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan on
Eurosport Player, and coverage in all countries except the UK, Ireland and the
Netherlands on the Professional Darts Corporation's streaming service, PDCTV-HD.
[60]

� Sky Sports Arena was renamed as Sky Sports Darts for the duration of the
tournament.

References[edit]
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Tickets". PDC. Retrieved 21 July
2017.
^ Jump up to: a b c d e "World Championship Field Confirmed". PDC. 27 November
2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ "Power to be turned off in 2018 as Taylor announces retirement date".
ESPN. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave (29 August 2017). "Ally Pally Spot For South & Central
America". PDC. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g h i j Allen, Dave (19 October 2017). "International
Qualifiers Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave (18 June 2017). "Mathers Tops Final DPA Rankings". Retrieved
13 December 2017.
^ Jump up to: a b Allen, Dave (5 November 2017). "Humphries Seals Glory As
Rodriguez Takes Win". PDC. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ Shaw, Jamie (25 October 2017). "If your face fits: Why the PDC should
stop rolling out the red carpet". Live Darts. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
^ Jump up to: a b c Allen, Dave (27 November 2017). "Evetts, Dolan & Lewis
Qualify". PDC. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ "Kai Fan Leung Player Profile". Darts Database. Retrieved 13 December
2017.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave (1 October 2017). "World Championship Debut For Ljubic". PDC.
Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave. "Munch & Neyens Seal Ally Pally Spots". PDC. Retrieved 1
January 2018.
Jump up ^ Moss, Alex (25 September 2017). "Brazil's Diogo Portela secures World
Championship debut after winning South & Central American Qualifier". Love the
Darts Mag. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ "Bernie Smith Player Profile". Darts Database. Retrieved 13 December
2017.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave (7 November 2017). "Teenager Zong Seals Ally Pally Spot".
PDC. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ "Diogo Portela becomes the first Brazilian to qualify for the World
Championship". 180 Darts. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ "PDC Order of Merit Rules". PDC.
Jump up ^ "PDC Order of Merit Rules". www.pdc.tv. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
Jump up ^ Prenderville, Paul. "Michael van Gerwen beats Christian Kist in World
Darts Championship first round". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ Prenderville, Paul. "Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Mensur
Suljovic victorious". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ McIntyre, Niall. "Michael van Gerwen is just stupidly good at darts".
Joe.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ "Michael van Gerwen holds off Gerwyn Price in World Championship darts".
The Guardian. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
^ Jump up to: a b c d e "William Hill World Darts Championship Quarter Finals".
PDC. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
Jump up ^ "PDC World Championship: Gurney beaten by Henderson in London". BBC
Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ Newstead, Simon. "Superb Cross wins World Championship classic". Hastings
& St. Leonards Observer. Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
^ Jump up to: a b "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Twelve". PDC.
Retrieved 28 December 2017.
Jump up ^ Gorton, Josh. "Mensur Suljovic exits World Championship at Alexandra
Palace". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ McVeigh, Niall. "Adrian Lewis beaten by Kevin M�nch in latest world
championship upset". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ "PDC World Darts 2018: Peter Wright out after losing to Jamie Lewis". BBC
Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ Prenderville, Paul. "Rob Cross and Jamie Lewis through to World
Championship semi-finals". Sky News. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ Cartwight, Phil (31 December 2014). "Paul Lim's nine-dart finish at
Lakeside revisited 25 years on". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ "World Darts Championship: Paul Lim almost hits a historic nine-darter".
Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ Mason, Peter. "'Tired' Phil Taylor beats Chris Dobey in World Darts
Championship first round". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ Walters, Mike. "Justin Pipe jeered as he crashes out of Word Darts
Championship to Phil Taylor following 'cough-gate'". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 1
January 2018.
Jump up ^ "PDC World Darts 2018: Phil Taylor defeats Keegan Brown to seal quarter-
final place". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
^ Jump up to: a b "William Hill World Darts Championship Semi Finals". PDC.
Retrieved 30 December 2017.
Jump up ^ McVeigh, Niall. "Debutant Rob Cross stuns Michael van Gerwen to set up
final with Phil Taylor". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ "PDC World Darts Championship Preview: The Final". Darts News. Retrieved
1 January 2018.
Jump up ^ "Rob Cross beats retiring Phil Taylor to win title". BBC Sport. 1 January
2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
Jump up ^ "Rob Cross beats Phil Taylor 7-2 to win PDC World Darts Championship � as
it happened". Guardian. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
^ Jump up to: a b "William Hill World Darts Championship Final". PDC. Retrieved 1
January 2018.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave. "Preliminary Round Draw Made". PDC. Retrieved 26 November
2017.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave. "Main Round Draw Made". PDC. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Schedule 2017". PDC. Retrieved 12
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day One". PDC. Retrieved 14
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 15
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Three". PDC. Retrieved 16
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Four". PDC. Retrieved 17
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Five". PDC. Retrieved 18
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Six". PDC. Retrieved 19
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Seven". PDC. Retrieved 20
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Eight". PDC. Retrieved 21
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Nine". PDC. Retrieved 22
December 2017.
Jump up ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Ten". PDC. Retrieved 23
December 2017.
^ Jump up to: a b "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Eleven". PDC.
Retrieved 27 December 2017.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave. "Sky Sports Darts To Return". PDC. Retrieved 13 December
2017.
Jump up ^ Allen, Dave. "talkSPORT To Broadcast World Championship". PDC. Retrieved
14 December 2017.
^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g h i j "Darts on TV". PDC. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
Jump up ^ "Eleven Sports adds live and exclusive darts and snooker action in
Belgium". Eleven Sports Network. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
^ Jump up to: a b c d e f "World Championship - Where To Watch". PDC. Retrieved 14
December 2017.
Jump up ^ Rama (14 December 2017). "Ruszaj� M� w darcie. Zasady, gwiazdy,
ciekawostki". SPORT.TVP.PL (in Polish). Retrieved 14 December 2017.
Jump up ^ Umstead, R. Thomas (12 December 2017). "BBC America to Air Professional
Darts Coverage". Multichannel News. NewBay Media. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
External links[edit]
Official website
Results and Schedule
[show] v t e
World Professional Darts Championship
[show] v t e
World championships in 2018
[show] v t e
2017 in PDC darts
[show] v t e
2018 in PDC darts
Categories: PDC World Darts Championships2017 in darts2018 in darts2017 in
London2018 in London2017 in British sport2018 in British sportInternational sports
competitions hosted by LondonDecember 2017 sports events in the United
KingdomJanuary 2018 sports events in the United Kingdom
Navigation menu
Not logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog inArticleTalkReadEditView
historySearch

Search Wikipedia
Go
Main page
Contents
Featured content
Current events
Random article
Donate to Wikipedia
Wikipedia store
Interaction
Help
About Wikipedia
Community portal
Recent changes
Contact page
Tools
What links here
Related changes
Upload file
Special pages
Permanent link
Page information
Wikidata item
Cite this page
Print/export
Create a book
Download as PDF
Printable version
Languages
Deutsch
Nederlands
???????
Edit links
This page was last edited on 12 January 2018, at 16:53.
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License;
additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and
Privacy Policy. Wikipedia� is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation,
Inc., a non-profit organization.
Privacy policyAbout WikipediaDisclaimersContact WikipediaDevelopersCookie
statementMobile viewEnable previews
Wikimedia Foundation Powered by MediaWiki