PDC Tournament Winners

PDC Dart Tournament Winners

Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Tournament Winners

 

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The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) was initially formed and was known as the World Darts Council (WDC). January 1992, after 16 BDO top professional players, along with managers Dick Allix, Tommy Cox and John Markovic, decided to break away from the British Darts Organisation in order to gain better sponsorship and TV coverage of their chosen sport, darts! The PDC now boasts an annual prize fund of £10M (2018) a figure that is constantly growing.

In 2001, the board of directors decided to step down in favour of a specialist promotional team, headed by boxing and snooker promoter, Barry Hearn, who became the chairman of the PDC.

The new team have taken darts to a new height with major TV contracts and sponsorship. The fan base for the sport has also vastly increased with venues selling out as quickly as the tickets go on sale.

In June 2018 the German Masters had over 20,000 dart fans attending. The sport has also travelled widely across the Globe with the help of the PDC where fans can see first hand the skill of the Professional PDC dart players.

Below is a list of winners, champions of the PDC staged events. Over the years the format of some of these events has changed but the prestige hasn’t.

 

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World Champions | World Champions Youth | Premier League | World Matchplay | World Grand Prix | UK Open | European Championship | Grand Slam of Darts | Players Championship Finals | World Cup of Darts | The Masters | Champions League of Darts | World Series of Darts

 

PDC PDC World Darts Champions

Professional Darts Corporation World Darts Champions

PDC World Championships Main Sponsors:
1994 - 1995 Skol International, 1995 - 1996 Proton Cars, 1996 - 1997 VerNons, 1998 - 2002 Skol International, 2003 - 2014 Ladbrokes, William Hill 2015 - Current

The highest average achieved in the televised stages of the PDC World Championship Finals is 114.05 set by Michael van Gerwen in the 2017 semi-finals. Michael beat Raymond van Barneveld who also set the highest losing average at the championships, 109.34

Phil Taylor recorded a three dart average of 110.94 in the 2009 final. The highest ever for any major darts championship final.

The 2017 final also broke the most 180’s hit in any darts match, a total of 42. Michael van Gerwen hit 20, 180's while Gary Anderson hit 22, 180's

Adrian Lewis hit a nine dart leg in the opening set of the Ladbrokes.com PDC World Darts Final in 2011. The first ever dart player to achieve this feat in a World Darts Final

For more information on PDC events please visit the PDC website

 

Year Winner Sets   Sets Runner-up
2019 Michael van Gerwen 7 - 3 Michael Smith
2018 Rob Cross 7 - 2 Phil Taylor
2017 Michael van Gerwen 7 - 3 Gary Anderson
2016 Gary Anderson 7 - 5 Adrian Lewis
2015 Gary Anderson 7 - 6 Phil Taylor
2014 Michael van Gerwen 7 - 5 Peter Wright
2013 Phil Taylor 7 - 4 Michael van Gerwen
2012 Adrian Lewis 7 - 3 Andy Hamilton
2011 Adrian Lewis 7 - 5 Gary Anderson
2010 Phil Taylor 7 - 3 Simon Whitlock
2009 Phil Taylor 7 - 1 Raymond van Barneveld
2008 John Part 7 - 2 Kirk Shepherd
2007 Raymond Van Barneveld 7 - 6 Phil Taylor
2006 Phil Taylor 7 - 0 Peter Manley
2005 Phil Taylor 7 - 4 Mark Dudbridge
2004 Phil Taylor 7 - 6 Kevin Painter
2003 John Part 7 - 6 Phil Taylor
2002 Phil Taylor 7 - 0 Peter Manley
2001 Phil Taylor 7 - 0 John Part
2000 Phil Taylor 7 - 3 Dennis Priestley
1999 Phil Taylor 6 - 2 Peter Manley
1998 Phil Taylor 6 - 0 Dennis Priestley
1997 Phil Taylor 6 - 3 Dennis Priestley
1996 Phil Taylor 6 - 4 Dennis Priestley
1995 Phil Taylor 6 - 2 Rod Harrington
1994 Dennis Priestley 6 - 1 Phil Taylor

 

PDC PDC Youth World Champions

Although the BDO has been the bedrock for youth darts for many years, it was the PDC who first introduced a World Darts Championship. Until this point, the biggest accolade a youth player could hold was the Winmau Masters title. The masters introduced a joint boys and girls (Youth) Championship in 1986. In 1999 this was split into two separate titles one for boys the other girls.

BDO classify a youth player of 18 years or younger, however, the PDC have revised their youth tournament age minimum 16 years – 23 years. Personally, 23 seems a little old for a youth player especially when Jelle Klassen won the BDO World Championship at the age of 21 and Michael van Gerwen won the Winmau Masters at 17 years old.

 

Year Winner Sets   Sets Runner-up
2018 Demitri van den Bergh 6 - 3 Martin Schindler
2017 Demitri van den Bergh 6 - 3 Josh Payne
2016 Corey Cadby 6 - 2 Berry van Peer
2015 Max Hopp 6 - 5 Nathan Aspinall
2014 Keegan Brown 6 - 4 Rowby-John Rodriguez
2013 Michael Smith 6 - 1 Ricky Evans
2012 James Hubbard 6 - 3 Michael van Gerwen
2011 Arron Monk 6 - 4 Michael van Gerwen

 

PDC PDC Premier League

The Premier League started in 2005 and plays in front of sell-out crowds in arena venues across the UK & Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany. The four-month season concludes in London with the play-off finals at the O2 Arena.

 

Year Winner Score   Score Runner-up
2019 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 5 Rob Cross
2018 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 4 Michael Smith
2017 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
10
Peter Wright
2016 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
3
Phil Taylor
2015 Gary Anderson
11
-
7
Michael van Gerwen
2014 Raymond van Barneveld
10
-
6
Michael van Gerwen
2013 Michael van Gerwen
10
-
8
Phil Taylor
2012 Phil Taylor
10
-
7
Simon Whitlock
2011 Gary Anderson
10
-
4
Adrian Lewis
2010 Phil Taylor
10
-
8
James Wade
2009 James Wade
13
-
8
Mervyn King
2008 Phil Taylor
16
-
8
James Wade
2007 Phil Taylor
16
-
6
Terry Jenkins
2006 Phil Taylor
16
-
6
Roland Scholten
2005 Phil Taylor
16
-
4
Colin Lloyd

The Premier League final best of legs has changed over the years:
2005 - 2008 best of 31 legs
2009 - best of 25 legs
2010 - 2014 best of 19 legs
2015 - Current best of 21 legs

 

PDC PDC World Matchplay

The World Matchplay started in 1994 and is a firm favourite of the players and the dart fans. It is played over the summer period and currently staged at the Winter Gardens Blackpool. The Winter Gardens iconic surroundings along with a close crowd atmosphere make this one of the top events of the season.

This is one of the titles all dart players want to win alongside the World Championships. Played in leg format, not sets, can make for some run away winners. However, there have been many last leg deciders in this tournament.

 

Year
Winner Score   Score Runner-Up 
2019
Rob Cross 18 - 13 Michael Smith
2018
Gary Anderson 21 - 19 Mensur Suljović
2017
Phil Taylor 18 - 8 Peter Wright
2016
Michael van Gerwen 18 - 10 Phil Taylor
2015
Michael van Gerwen 18 - 12 James Wade
2014
Phil Taylor  18 - 9 Michael van Gerwen
2013
Phil Taylor  18 - 13 Adrian Lewis
2012
Phil Taylor  18 - 15 James Wade
2011
Phil Taylor  18 - 8 James Wade
2010
Phil Taylor  18 - 12 Raymond van Barneveld
2009
Phil Taylor 18 - 4 Terry Jenkins
2008
Phil Taylor 18 - 9 James Wade
2007
James Wade 18 - 7 Terry Jenkins
2006
Phil Taylor  18 - 11 James Wade
2005
Colin Lloyd 18 - 12 John Part
2004
Phil Taylor  18 - 8 Mark Dudbridge
2003
Phil Taylor 18 - 12 Wayne Mardle
2002
Phil Taylor  18 - 16 John Part
2001
Phil Taylor 18 - 10 Richie Burnett
2000
Phil Taylor  18 - 12 Alan Warriner 
1999
Rod Harrington  19 - 17 Peter Manley
1998
Rod Harrington 18 - 17 Ronnie Baxter
1997
Phil Taylor 16 - 11 Alan Warriner
1996
Peter Evison 16 - 14 Dennis Priestley
1995
Phil Taylor  16 - 11 Dennis Priestley
1994
Larry Butler 16 - 12 Dennis Priestley

 

PDC PDC World Grand Prix

The World Grand Prix is unique in its format. The event is a double start double finish and many an upset is caused during this week-long tournament. Failure to start a leg with the first three darts can mean game over. However, even with this tough start, 9 dart finishes have been seen usually with a 160 start, 180, 161 finish. Although 9 darters are possible, many dart players opt for the doubles they normally finish legs, mainly double 16 at this point they immediately opt out trying to hit a perfect leg.

I wonder if we will ever see a Bull, T20, T19 start followed by a T20, T19, Bull and the same again to finish the match? A perfect 9 darter, no other dart hitting another?

 

Year Winner
Score
  Score Runner-Up 
2018 Michael van Gerwen
5
-
2
Peter Wright
2017 Darryl Gurney
5
-
4
Simon Whitlock
2016 Michael van Gerwen
5
-
2
Gary Anderson
2015 Robert Thornton
5
-
4
Michael van Gerwen
2014 Michael van Gerwen
5
-
3
James Wade
2013 Phil Taylor
6
-
0
Dave Chisnall
2012 Michael van Gerwen
6
-
4
Mervyn King
2011 Phil Taylor
6
-
3
Ireland Brendan Dolan
2010 James Wade
6
-
3
Adrian Lewis
2009 Phil Taylor
6
-
3
Raymond van Barneveld
2008 Phil Taylor
6
-
2
Raymond van Barneveld
2007 James Wade
6
-
3
Terry Jenkins
2006 Phil Taylor 
7
-
4
Terry Jenkins
2005 Phil Taylor
7
-
1
Colin Lloyd
2004 Colin Lloyd
7
-
3
Alan Warriner
2003 Phil Taylor
7
-
2
John Part
2002 Phil Taylor
7
-
3
John Part
2001 Alan Warriner
6
-
2
Roland Scholten
2000 Phil Taylor
6
-
1
Shayne Burgess
1999 Phil Taylor
6
-
1
Shayne Burgess
1998 Phil Taylor
13
-
8
Rod Harrington

 

PDC PDC UK Open

The UK Open is known as the FA Cup of darts! As the name implies the tournament is open to all comers. I personally played in one of the first winning locally but due to other commitments could not attend the knockout stage to go through to the finals!

This event gives the unknown player a chance of playing some of the biggest names in darts and although there are seeds that come into the event at the later stages, the draw from then on is blind. After each round, the player's names or numbered balls to be precise, are put into a bag and the drawn live meaning seeds can easily be knocked out and the unknown local hero can proceed further in the tournament.

This is a great event, well attended as per any PDC tournament and above all fun to watch the drama unfold.

 

Year Winner Score   Score Runner-up
2019 Nathan Aspinall 11 - 5 Rob Cross
2018 Gary Anderson 11 - 7 Corey Cadby
2017 Peter Wright 11 - 6 Gerwyn Price
2016 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 4 Peter Wright
2015 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 5 Peter Wright
2014 Adrian Lewis 11 - 1 Terry Jenkins 
2013 Phil Taylor 11 - 4 Andy Hamilton
2012 Robert Thornton 11 - 5 Phil Taylor
2011 James Wade 11 - 8 Wes Newton
2010 Phil Taylor 11 - 5 Gary Anderson
2009 Phil Taylor 11 - 6 Colin Osborne
2008 James Wade 11 - 7 Gary Mawson
2007 Raymond van Barneveld 16 - 8 Vincent van der Voort
2006 Raymond van Barneveld 13 - 7 Barrie Bates
2005 Phil Taylor 13 - 7 Mark Walsh
2004 Roland Scholten 11 - 6 John Part
2003 Phil Taylor 18 - 8 Shayne Burgess

 

PDC PDC European Championships

The European Championships consists of 32-players that have qualified through the European Tour Order of Merit, which includes prize money won in the 13 European Tour events throughout the year.

 

Year Winner  Score   Score Runner-up
2018 James Wade 11 - 8 Simon Whitlock
2017 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 7 Rob Cross
2016 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 1 Mensur Suljović
2015 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 10 Gary Anderson
2014 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 4 Terry Jenkins
2013 Adrian Lewis 11 - 6 Simon Whitlock
2012 Simon Whitlock 11 - 5 Wes Newton
2011 Phil Taylor 11 - 8 Adrian Lewis
2010 Phil Taylor 11 - 1 Wayne Jones
2009 Phil Taylor 11 - 3 Steve Beaton
2008 Phil Taylor 11 - 5 Adrian Lewis

 

PDC PDC Grand Slam of Darts

The Grand Slam of Darts first started in 2007 and is a cross-organisation tournament. It features top players from the PDC and the BDO. The initial rounds consist of players of both organisations competing in a round-robin group phase with the top two progressing into a straight knockout to decide the eventual winner.

Below are a list of winners and runners-up of this event and you can also see the organisation they were playing under at the time of the event.

 

Year Winner Org Score   Score Runner-up Org
2018 Gerwyn Price PDC 16 - 13 Gary Anderson PDC
2017 Michael van Gerwen PDC 16 - 12 Peter Wright PDC
2016 Michael van Gerwen PDC 16 - 8 James Wade PDC
2015 Michael van Gerwen PDC 16 - 13 Phil Taylor PDC
2014 Phil Taylor PDC 16 - 13 Dave Chisnall PDC
2013 Phil Taylor PDC 16 - 6 Robert Thornton PDC
2012 Raymond van Barneveld PDC 16 - 14 Michael van Gerwen PDC
2011 Phil Taylor PDC 16 - 4 Gary Anderson PDC
2010 Scott Waites BDO 16 - 12 James Wade PDC
2009 Phil Taylor PDC 16 - 2 Scott Waites BDO
2008 Phil Taylor PDC 18 - 9 Terry Jenkins PDC
2007 Phil Taylor PDC 18 - 11 Andy Hamilton PDC

 

PDC PDC Players Championship Finals

The Players Championship Finals sees the top 64 players from the 22 Players Championship events taking part. The finals are televised however, the rounds can only be viewed via PDCTV streaming.

 

Year Winner Score   Score Runner-up
2018 Daryl Gurney 11 - 9 Michael van Gerwen
2017 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 2 Jonny Clayton
2016 Michael van Gerwen  11 - 3 Dave Chisnall
2015 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 6 Adrian Lewis
2014 Gary Anderson 11 - 6 Adrian Lewis
2013 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 7 Phil Taylor
2012 Phil Taylor 13 - 6 Kim Huybrechts
2011 (Dec) Kevin Painter 13 - 9 Mark Webster
2011 (Feb) Phil Taylor 13 - 12 Gary Anderson
2010 Paul Nicholson 13 - 11 Mervyn King
2009 Phil Taylor 16 - 9 Robert Thornton

 

PDC PDC World Cup of Darts

Until 2019 the tournament involved 32 Countries consisting of two-player teams. The top 8 seeded countries are placed into eight different groups: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H. They are joined by three unseeded Countries in each group and a total of four teams per group.

The first round consists of a round-robin stage where each country in the elected group play each other with the top two teams progressing to the second-round knockout stage.

The scoring is done on a point system. Each player plays singles against the opposing team; if they win, they score a point if they lose, they score nothing. After the singles, should the score be even then one round of doubles takes place to decide the winner.

From 2019 the event changed its format to a straight knockout. The top eight seeded countries remain, however, the round robin stage is removed. The point system remains with the first round consisting of best of nine legs played in doubles. The second round, quarter and semi-final are two best of seven leg singles, if the scores are even at the end of this session a double match determines the match.

The final requires three points to win the title. Two best of seven legs singles are played followed by a best of seven doubles. If necessary, one or two best of seven leg singles matches are played in reverse player order to determine the championship.

 

Year Winner Points   Points Runners-up
2019 Scotland 3 - 1 Republic of Ireland
2018 Netherlands 3 - 1 Scotland
2017 Netherlands 3 - 1 Wales
2016 England 3 - 2 Netherlands
2015 England 3 - 2 Scotland
2014 Netherlands 3 - 0 England
2013 England 3 - 1 Belgium
2012 England 4* - 3* Australia
2010 Netherlands 4 - 2 Wales

* England won the title on the sudden death doubles leg.
1 point allocated to a match win either singles or doubles

 

PDC PDC The Masters

The Masters is a non-ranking PDC event. The tournament features the top 16 PDC players by of Order of Merit, in a fixed draw (1 plays 16, 2 plays 15 etc). The first round and the quarterfinals are played over best of 19 legs, the semi-finals and the final are played over best of 21 legs.

 

Year Winner Score   Score Runner-up
2019 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 5 James Wade
2018 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 9 Raymond van Barneveld
2017 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 7 Gary Anderson
2016 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 6 Dave Chisnall
2015 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 6 Raymond van Barneveld
2014 James Wade 11 - 10 Mervyn King
2013 Phil Taylor 10 - 1 Adrian Lewis

 

PDC PDC Champions League of Darts

The first Champions League event was staged in 2016. The format consists of the top seven players on the PDC Order of merit following the World Matchplay. The reigning champion is guaranteed a spot to defend the title. If the defending champion is still in the top seven PDC Order of Merit the eighth-placed player also qualifies.

The eight players are split into two groups of 4, Group A and Group B. Within their group players play a round-robin format first to 10 legs (best of 19). A win gives a player one point. The players with most points at the end of this stage progress to the knockout finals. Should the round robin stage be drawn the legs for / legs lost are taken into consideration. Players with the biggest difference progress.

The knockout stage, the semi-final is first to 11 legs (best of 21). The final follows suit first to 11 legs (best of 21)

 

Year Winner Score   Score Runner-up
2018 Gary Anderson 11 - 4 Mensur Suljović
2017 Mensur Suljović 11 - 9 Gary Anderson
2016 Phil Taylor 11 - 5 Michael van Gerwen

 

PDC PDC World Series of Darts Finals

PDC World Series of DartsBeginning in 2013, the World Series of Darts is a non-ranking event has comprised of a various number of individual tournaments across the World. Initially, the World Series consisted of just two events and has expanded due to the enormous popularity of the event to promote the sport directly into new locations.

The series consists of a mixture of the top-ranked PDC players playing against local qualifiers in a straight knockout contest. Since 2015, there have been annual finals.

Countries that have hosted one or more of the World Series of Darts events are:

Dubai, Australia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, China, USA and Germany.

Each of these events tends to be called by the location of the event followed by Masters. Example: Singapore Darts Masters. In the case of a country hosting more than one event in a year, such as Australia, then the location area name has been used. Example: Sydney Darts Masters, Perth Darts Masters.

The World Series finals consist of the top eight of the World Series of Darts ranking, plus a number of invited players by the PDC and qualifiers, 16 in total.

Although the first three World Series finals have been staged in Glasgow, Scotland, they are destined to move location. Vienna, Austria in 2018 and then the Netherlands. It is likely the finals will be staged in various Countries from this point.

 

Year Winner Legs   Legs Runner-up
2018 James Wade 11 - 10 Michael Smith
2017 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 6 Gary Anderson
2016 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 9 Peter Wright
2015 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 10 Peter Wright