PDC World Darts Championship 2019: Draw, schedule, betting odds, results & live Sky Sports coverage details

Michael van Gerwen defeated Michael Smith 7-3 in the final
Michael van Gerwen defeated Michael Smith 7-3 in the final

The full results and round-ups from the 2019 PDC World Darts Championship, which took place at the Alexandrea Palace from December 13 to January 1.

The biggest event in darts is over, with Michael van Gerwen defeating Michael Smith 7-3 in the final on New Year's Day.

Although the favourite from the start lifted the Sid Waddell Trophy for the third time, it'll be a tournament remembered for its shocks and drama.

Look back on how it's all unfolded with the daily results, round-ups and match highlights while we also have the odds, and a bumper history section including past winners and tournament statistics.

PDC World Darts Championship 2019: Round-by-round results

FINAL

  • (1) Michael van Gerwen 7-3 Michael Smith (10)

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SEMI-FINALS

  • (1) Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Gary Anderson (4)
  • (10) Michael Smith 6-3 Nathan Aspinall

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QUARTER-FINALS

  • (1) Michael van Gerwen 5-1 Ryan Joyce
  • (12) Dave Chisnall 2-5 Gary Anderson (4)
  • Luke Humphries 1-5 Michael Smith (10)
  • Nathan Aspinall 5-1 Brendan Dolan

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FOURTH ROUND

  • (1) Michael van Gerwen 4-1 Adrian Lewis (16)
  • Ryan Joyce 4-3 James Wade (9)
  • (28) Jamie Lewis 0-4 Dave Chisnall (12)
  • (4) Gary Anderson 4-3 Chris Dobey
  • (2) Rob Cross 2-4 Luke Humphries
  • Ryan Searle 1-4 Michael Smith (10)
  • Nathan Aspinall 4-3 Devon Peterson
  • (30) Benito van de Pas 1-4 Brendan Dolan

THIRD ROUND

  • (1) Michael van Gerwen 4-1 Max Hopp (32)
  • (16) Adrian Lewis 4-0 Darius Labanauskas
  • Ryan Joyce 4-3 Alan Norris (25)
  • (9) James Wade 4-3 Keegan Brown
  • (5) Daryl Gurney 3-4 Jamie Lewis (28)
  • (12) Dave Chisnall 4-0 Kim Huybrechts (21)
  • (4) Gary Anderson 4-3 Jermaine Wattimena (29)
  • Vincent van der Voort 3-4 Chris Dobey
  • (2) Rob Cross 4-0 Cristo Reyes (31)
  • Dimitri van den Bergh 1-4 Luke Humphries
  • Ryan Searle 4-1 William O'Connor
  • (10) Michael Smith 4-2 John Henderson (23)
  • Nathan Aspinall 4-1 Kyle Anderson (27)
  • Devon Peterson 4-2 Steve West (22)
  • Toni Alcinas 2-4 Benito van de Pas (30)
  • Brendan Dolan 4-2 Mervyn King (19)

SECOND ROUND

The 32 seeded players qualified from the PDC Order of Merit and entered the event at the second-round stage. They played a winner from the 32 first-round matches featuring the 32 international qualifiers and the 32 ProTour Order of Merit qualifiers.

  • (1) Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Alan Tabern
  • (32) Max Hopp 3-0 Danny Noppert
  • (16) Adrian Lewis 3-0 Ted Evetts
  • (17) Raymond van Barneveld 2-3 Darius Labanauskas
  • (8) Simon Whitlock 0-3 Ryan Joyce
  • (25) Alan Norris 3-2 Steve Lennon
  • (9) James Wade 3-2 Seigo Asada
  • (24) Jelle Klaasen 1-3 Keegan Brown
  • (5) Daryl Gurney 3-0 Ross Smith
  • (28) Jamie Lewis 3-2 Cody Harris
  • (12) Dave Chisnall 3-2 Josh Payne
  • (21) Kim Huybrechts 3-0 Daniel Larsson
  • (4) Gary Anderson 3-1 Kevin Burness
  • (29) Jermaine Wattimena 3-0 Michael Barnard
  • (13) Darren Webster 0-3 Vincent van der Voort
  • (20) Steve Beaton 0-3 Chris Dobey
  • (2) Rob Cross 3-1 Jeffrey de Zwaan
  • (31) Cristo Reyes 3-2 Rowby-John Rodriguez
  • (15) Jonny Clayton 1-3 Dimitri van den Bergh
  • (18) Stephen Bunting 1-3 Luke Humphries
  • (7) Mensur Suljovic 1-3 Ryan Searle
  • (26) James Wilson 2-3 William O'Connor
  • (10) Michael Smith 3-1 Ron Meulenkamp
  • (23) John Henderson 3-2 Gabriel Clemens
  • (6) Gerwyn Price 2-3 Nathan Aspinall
  • (27) Kyle Anderson 3-1 Noel Malicdem
  • (11) Ian White 2-3 Devon Peterson
  • (22) Steve West 3-1 Richard North
  • (3) Peter Wright 1-3 Toni Alcinas
  • (30) Benito van de Pas 3-2 Jim Long
  • (14) Joe Cullen 0-3 Brendan Dolan
  • (19) Mervyn King 3-2 Jan Dekker

FIRST ROUND

  • Alan Tabern 3-2 Raymond Smith
  • Royden Lam 0-3 Danny Noppert
  • Simon Stevenson 0-3 Ted Evetts
  • Matthew Edgar 1-3 Darius Labanauskas
  • Ryan Joyce 3-0 Anastasia Dobromyslova
  • Steve Lennon 3-0 James Bailey
  • Krzystof Ratajski 2-3 Seigo Asada
  • Keegan Brown 3-0 Karel Sedlacek
  • Ross Smith 3-1 Paul Lim
  • Martin Schindler 2-3 Cody Harris
  • Josh Payne 3-2 Jeff Smith
  • Robert Thornton 1-3 Daniel Larsson
  • Paul Nicholson 0-3 Kevin Burness
  • Michael Barnard 3-2 Jose De Sousa
  • Vincent van der Voort 3-1 Lourence Ilagen
  • Chris Dobey 3-0 Boris Koltsov
  • Jeffrey de Zwaan 3-0 Nitin Kumar
  • Ricky Evans 1-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez
  • Dimitri van den Bergh 3-0 Chuck Puleo
  • Luke Humphries 3-0 Adam Hunt
  • Ryan Searle 3-0 Stephen Burton
  • William O'Connor 3-0 Yordi Meeuwisse
  • Ron Meulenkamp 3-2 Diogo Portela
  • Gabriel Clemens 3-0 Aden Kirk
  • Nathan Aspinall 3-0 Geert Nentjes
  • Jeffrey de Graaf 2-3 Noel Malicdem
  • Wayne Jones 2-3 Devon Peterson
  • Richard North 3-2 Robert Marijanovic
  • Toni Alcinas 3-0 Craig Ross
  • Micky Mansell 1-3 Jim Long
  • Brendan Dolan 3-0 Yuanjun Liu
  • Jan Dekker 3-1 Lisa Ashton

PDC World Darts Championship 2019: Daily Schedule & Results

Thursday December 13
Evening Session (1900 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Jeffrey de Zwaan 3-0 Nitin Kumar (R1)
  • Martin Schindler 2-3 Cody Harris (R1)
  • Jan Dekker 3-1 Lisa Ashton (R1)
  • Rob Cross 3-1 Jeffrey De Zwaan (R2)

CLICK HERE FOR DAY ONE ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Friday December 14
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Michael Barnard 3-2 Jose De Sousa (R1)
  • Alan Tabern 3-2 Raymond Smith (R1)
  • Paul Nicholson 0-3 Kevin Burness (R1)
  • Jamie Lewis 3-2 Cody Harris (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Danny Noppert 3-0 Royden Lam (R1)
  • Simon Stevenson 0-3 Ted Evetts (R1)
  • Chris Dobey 3-0 Boris Koltsov (R1)
  • Gary Anderson 3-1 Kevin Burness (R2)

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Saturday December 15
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Richard North 3-2 Robert Marijanovic (R1)
  • Mickey Mansell 1-3 Jim Long (R1)
  • Josh Payne 3-2 Jeff Smith (R1)
  • Max Hopp 3-0 Danny Noppert (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Toni Alcinas 3-0 Craig Ross (R1)
  • Ryan Searle 3-0 Stephen Burton (R1)
  • Keegan Brown 3-0 Karel Sedlacek (R1)
  • Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Alan Tabern (R2)

CLICK HERE FOR DAY THREE ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday December 16
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Gabriel Clemens 3-0 Aden Kirk (R1)
  • William O’Connor 3-0 Yordi Meeuwisse (R1)
  • Brendan Dolan 3-0 Yuanjun Liu (R1)
  • Dave Chisnall 3-2 Josh Payne (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Luke Humphries 3-0 Adam Hunt (R1)
  • Matthew Edgar 1-3 Darius Labanauskas (R1)
  • Ross Smith 3-1 Paul Lim (R1)
  • Peter Wright 1-3 Toni Alcinas (R2)

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Monday December 17
Evening Session
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Vincent van der Voort 3-1 Lourence Ilagan (R1)
  • Wayne Jones 2-3 Devon Petersen (R1)
  • Ryan Joyce 3-0 Anastasia Dobromyslova (R1)
  • Raymond van Barneveld 2-3 Darius Labanauskas (R2)

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Tuesday December 18
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Robert Thornton 1-3 Daniel Larsson (R1)
  • Ricky Evans 1-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez (R1)
  • Krzysztof Ratajski 2-3 Seigo Asada (R1)
  • Darren Webster 0-3 Vincent Van der Voort (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Steve Lennon 3-0 James Bailey (R1)
  • Ron Meulenkamp 3-2 Diogo Portela (R1)
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 3-0 Chuck Puleo (R1)
  • Daryl Gurney 3-0 Ross Smith (R2)

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Wednesday December 19
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Nathan Aspinall 3-0 Geert Nentjes (R1)
  • Jeffrey de Graaf 2-3 Noel Malicdem (R1)
  • Joe Cullen 0-3 Brendan Dolan (R2)
  • Kim Huybrechts 3-0 Daniel Larsson (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • James Wilson 2-3 William O’Connor (R2)
  • Simon Whitlock 0-3 Ryan Joyce (R2)
  • Michael Smith 3-1 Ron Meulenkamp (R2)
  • James Wade 3-2 Seigo Asada (R2)

CLICK HERE FOR DAY SEVEN ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday December 20
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Jermaine Wattimena 3-0 Michael Barnard (R2)
  • Alan Norris 3-2 Steve Lennon (R2)
  • Stephen Bunting 1-3 Luke Humphries (R2)
  • Steve Beaton 0-3 Chris Dobey (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Cristo Reyes 3-2 Rowby-John Rodriguez (R2)
  • Mervyn King 3-2 Jan Dekker (R2)
  • Adrian Lewis 3-0 Ted Evetts (R2)
  • Mensur Suljovic 1-3 Ryan Searle (R2)

CLICK HERE FOR DAY EIGHT ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Friday December 21
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Benito van de Pas 3-2 Jim Long (R2)
  • John Henderson 3-2 Gabriel Clemens (R2)
  • Steve West 3-1 Richard North (R2)
  • Kyle Anderson 3-1 Noel Malicdem (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Ian White 2-3 Devon Petersen (R2)
  • Jelle Klaasen 1-3 Keegan Brown (R2)
  • Gerwyn Price 2-3 Nathan Aspinall (R2)
  • Jonny Clayton 1-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh (R2)

CLICK HERE FOR DAY NINE ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday December 22
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Ryan Joyce 4-3 Alan Norris (R3)
  • Dave Chisnall 4-0 Kim Huybrechts (R3)
  • Daryl Gurney 3-4 Jamie Lewis (R3)

Evening Session (1900)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Ryan Searle 4-1 William O’Connor (R3)
  • Gary Anderson 4-3 Jermaine Wattimena (R3)
  • Michael Van Gerwen 4-1 Max Hopp (R3)

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Sunday December 23
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Vincent Van der Voort 3-4 Chris Dobey (R3)
  • Brendan Dolan 4-2 Mervyn King (R3)
  • James Wade 4-3 Keegan Brown (R3)

Evening Session (1900)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Adrian Lewis 4-0 Darius Labanauskas (R3)
  • Nathan Aspinall 4-1 Kyle Anderson (R3)
  • Rob Cross 4-0 Cristo Reyes (R3)

CLICK HERE FOR DAY 11 ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Thursday December 27
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Devon Petersen 4-2 Steve West (R3)
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 1-4 Luke Humphries (R3)
  • Michael Smith 4-2 John Henderson (R3)

Evening Session (1900)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Toni Alcinas 2-4 Benito van de Pas (R3)
  • Gary Anderson 4-3 Chris Dobey (R4)
  • Michael van Gerwen 4-1 Adrian Lewis (R4)

CLICK HERE FOR DAY 12 ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Friday December 28
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Nathan Aspinall 4-3 Devon Petersen
  • Benito Van de Pas 1-4 Brendan Dolan
  • Ryan Joyce 4-3 James Wade

Evening Session (1900)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Ryan Searle 1-4 Michael Smith
  • Jamie Lewis 0-4 Dave Chisnall
  • Rob Cross 2-4 Luke Humphries

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Saturday December 29
Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Nathan Aspinall 5-1 Brendan Dolan
  • Dave Chisnall 2-5 Gary Anderson

Evening Session (1900)
Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

  • Luke Humphries 1-5 Michael Smith
  • Michael van Gerwen 5-1 Ryan Joyce

CLICK HERE FOR DAY 14 ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday December 30
Evening Session
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts
Semi-Finals (Best of 11 sets)

  • Nathan Aspinall 3-6 Michael Smith
  • Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Gary Anderson

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CLICK HERE FOR DAY 15 ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

Tuesday January 1
Evening Session (2000)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts
Final (Best of 13 sets)

  • Michael van Gerwen 7-3 Michael Smith

CLICK HERE FOR FINAL BLOG, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

CLICK HERE FOR DAY 16 ROUND-UP, STATS & HIGHLIGHTS

2019 World Championship: Sky Bet odds

Michael van Gerwen is 11/8 favourite to win his third World Championship while Gary Anderson is next in the running at 10/3 - although they are in the same half of the draw.

Peter Wright can be backed at 11/1 ahead of Michael Smith, who is 14/1, while defending champion Rob Cross is out at 22/1 after he was given a tough draw.

Here are all the odds (correct at 01/12/2018) of players rated as 125/1 chances or shorter but you can click here to view every player with Sky Bet.

  • 11/8 - Michael van Gerwen
  • 10/3 - Gary Anderson
  • 11/1 - Peter Wright
  • 14/1 - Michael Smith
  • 18/1 - Mensur Suljovic 
  • 22/1 - Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price
  • 25/1 - Daryl Gurney
  • 40/1 - James Wade, Joe Cullen
  • 50/1 - Dave Chisnall, Ian White
  • 66/1 - Adrian Lewis, Dimitri van den Bergh, Raymond van Barneveld
  • 80/1 - Simon Whitlock
  • 100/1 - Jeffrey de Zwaan
  • 125/1 - Krzysztof Ratajski, Stephen Bunting

World Championship Darts: How to watch on television

Every throw of every session will be broadcast live on a dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel. As well as live coverage of every dart thrown there are highlights of great games of years gone by, memorable rivalries and our legends profiles.

World Darts Championship: Prize Fund

  • Winner: £500,000
  • Runner-Up: £200,000
  • Semi-Final: £100,000
  • Quarter-Final: £50,000
  • Fourth Round: £35,000
  • Third Round: £25,000
  • Second Round: £15,000
  • First Round: £7,500
  • TOTAL: £2,500,000

World Darts Championship: Format

  • Final: Best of 13 sets
  • Semi-Final: Best of 11 sets
  • Quarter-Final: Best of nine sets
  • Fourth Round: Best of seven sets
  • Third Round: Best of seven sets
  • Second Round: Best of five sets
  • First Round: Best of five sets

A tie-break would be in operation in all matches other than the Preliminary Round. Any match which goes to a deciding set must be won by two clear legs. If the score in the final set reaches 5-5, a sudden-death leg will be played.

Are tickets still available for the World Darts Championships

Yes, there are! Click here to head to the PDC's official ticket information page for full details

World Darts Championship qualifying criteria

The world's top 32 from the PDC Order of Merit will automatically advance to round two, where they will meet the winners of matches involving the top 32 from the 2018 ProTour Order of Merit (who haven't already qualified by the main PDC Order of Merit) and 32 international qualifiers.

The latter group of 32 will include two female players, who have the chance to qualify in a UK or a Rest of the World qualifier to book their places at Alexandra Palace.

Also among this 32 include the top four players from the 2018 PDC Asian Tour Order of Merit, the top two from the PDC Unicorn Development Tour, PDC Nordic & Baltic rankings and the Order of Merit winners from the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour and DartPlayers Australia and EuroAsian Darts Corporation circuits.

In addition, the top ranked American player and top-ranked Canadian player from the Championship Darts Corporation will join the 2018 North American Championship winner in earning a spot at Alexandra Palace.

The World Youth Championship and DPA Oceanic Masters will join knockout events to be held in China, Japan, India, Africa, New Zealand, South America, Germany, Ireland and four qualifiers across Europe ahead of November’s PDPA Qualifier, which is the last chance for professionals to secure one of two places in the World Championship.

The full list of qualifiers are:

  • Top 32 from PDC Order of Merit
  • Top 32 from ProTour Order of Merit (not already in the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit)
  • Plus 32 International Qualifiers:
  • Two PDPA Qualifiers
  • 2018 PDC Asian Tour Top Four
  • 2018 PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion
  • 2018 PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit top two
  • 2018 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit winner
  • PDC Nordic & Baltic Top Two
  • EADC Champion
  • Oceanic Masters Champion
  • DPA Order of Merit Winner
  • DPNZ Qualifier
  • German Superleague Champion
  • Central Europe Qualifier
  • South Europe Qualifier
  • West Europe Qualifier
  • East Europe Qualifier
  • PDC China Qualifier
  • Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay Champion
  • North American Championship Winner
  • CDC Top Ranked American Player
  • CDC Top Ranked Canadian Player
  • PDJ Japanese Qualifier
  • African Qualifier
  • South American Qualifier
  • UK Ladies Qualifier
  • Rest of the World Ladies Qualifier
  • Indian Qualifier

PDC World Championship: History & Stats

The World Darts Championship is the highlight of the PDC calendar and takes place over Christmas and New Year at the Alexandra Palace in London.

Since it was first held at the Circus Tavern in 1994 following the much-publicised breakaway from the British Darts Organisation, only seven different players have lifted the world title thanks largely to darts legend Phil Taylor winning it no fewer than 14 times during his astonishing career. He also won the BDO version twice before the split to make it 16 times in total.

Dennis Priestley beat Phil Taylor 6-1 in the first final before The Power's era of dominance began with eight straight world championships before Canada's John Part famously defeated him 7-6 in a classic in 2003 - much to the bookmakers' relief!

Three more crowns followed for perennial odds-on favourite Taylor before Raymond van Barneveld triumphed 7-6 in another unforgettable final, while John Part's victory over Kirk Shepherd in 2008 was the first time the Stoke thrower failed to reach the final in the tournament's history.

It was also the year the event switched to the Alexandra Palace. A resurgent Taylor claimed back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010 before Adrian 'Jackpot' Lewis emerged on the world stage by beating Gary Anderson in the 2011 final before repeating the trick against Andy Hamilton 12 months later.

The Power reassured the doubters he could still win world titles by clinching his 14th crown against Michael van Gerwen, who bounced back to lift the trophy in 2014 with victory over Peter Wright. Mighty Mike was the hot bookies favourite to win again a year later but didn't even make the final as Gary Anderson held his nerve to sink Taylor 7-6 for his first world championship title before repeating the trick in 2016 when defeating Lewis.

Van Gerwen regained his status as world champion at the start of 2017 when defeating the Flying Scotsman.

A popular market to bet on is whether there will be a nine-dart finish although the world championship had to wait until Raymond van Barneveld's effort in 2009 for its first. There have been eight since then, although four of those have been in vain during defeats, while Taylor has interestingly never hit one in this tournament.

PDC World Darts Championship Finals

Final scores in sets

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

PDC World Darts Championship Most Titles

  • Phil Taylor - 14
  • Michael van Gerwen - 2
  • John Part - 2
  • Adrian Lewis - 2
  • Gary Anderson - 2
  • Rob Cross - 1
  • Dennis Priestly - 1
  • Raymond van Barneveld - 1

PDC World Darts Championship Nine-Dart Finishes

  • Raymond van Barneveld - 2009 (QF win v Jelle Klaasen)
  • Raymond van Barneveld - 2010 (2nd Rd win v Brendan Dolan)
  • Adrian Lewis - 2011 (Final win v Gary Anderson)
  • Dean Winstanley - 2013 (2nd Rd loss v Vincent van der Voort)
  • Michael van Gerwen - 2013 (SF win v James Wade)
  • Terry Jenkins - 2014 (1st Rd loss v Per Laursen)
  • Kyle Anderson - 2014 (1st Rd loss v Ian White)
  • Adrian Lewis - 2015 (3rd Rd loss v Raymond van Barneveld)
  • Gary Anderson - 2016 (SF win v Jelle Klaasen)

Top 10 highest three-dart averages

There's been over 150 three-dart match averages of 100 or more since the PDC World Championship began while averages of over 105 are becoming more common than ever. Here, are the highest 10 three-dart averages achieved by a player in a single match:

  • 114.05 - Michael van Gerwen (2017 SF, 6-2 v Raymond van Barneveld)
  • 111.21 - Phil Taylor (2002 2nd rd, 6-1 v Shayne Burgess)
  • 110.94 - Phil Taylor (2009 final, 7-1 v van Barneveld)
  • 109.34 - Raymond van Barneveld (2017 SF, 2-6 v Michael van Gerwen)
  • 109.23 - Michael van Gerwen (2016 2nd rd, 4-0 v Darren Webster)
  • 109.00 - Phil Taylor (2007 2nd rd, 4-1 v Mick McGovern)
  • 108.80 - Phil Taylor (2009 QF, 5-0 v Co Stompe)
  • 108.65 - Michael van Gerwen (2018, 2nd rd, 4-0 v James Wilson)
  • 108.39 - Gary Anderson (2011, 3rd rd, 4-0 v Andy Smith)
  • 108.31 - Raymond van Barneveld (2013, 1st rd, 3-0 v Michael Smith)
  • 108.30 - Phil Taylor (2006 3rd rd, 4-0 v Andy Hamilton)

Five highest losing averages

  • 109.34 - Raymond van Barneveld (2017 SF, 2-6 v van Gerwen)
  • 106.07 - Cristo Reyes (2017 2nd rd, 2-4 v van Gerwen)
  • 105.78 - Michael van Gerwen (2016 3rd rd, 3-4 v van Barneveld)
  • 104.93 - Gary Anderson (2017 final, 3-7 v van Gerwen)
  • 104.63 - Dave Chisnall (2017 QF, 3-5 v Gary Anderson)

Players with the most 100+ averages

  • Phil Taylor - 53, highest 111.21 (2002)
  • Michael van Gerwen - 21, highest 114.05 (2017)
  • Gary Anderson - 19, highest 108.39 (2011)
  • Adrian Lewis - 14, highest 106.51 (2010)
  • Raymond van Barneveld - 13, highest 109.34 (2017)
  • Peter Wright - 10, highest 105.07 (2014)
  • Simon Whitlock - 6, highest 105.37 (2010)
  • Rob Cross - 4, highest 107.67 (2018 Final)
  • Michael Smith - 4, highest 103.29 (2018)
  • Dave Chisnall - 3, highest 104.63 (2017)
  • Jelle Klaasen - 3, highest 102.54 (2016)
  • Jamie Lewis - 2, highest 107.27 (2018)
  • Terry Jenkins - 2, highest 102.64 (2012)
  • Andy Hamilton - 2, highest 102.04 (2011)
  • Cristo Reyes - 1, highest 106.07 (2017)
  • Darren Webster - 1, highest 104.64 (2017)
  • Fimitri Van den Bergh - 1, 104.17 (2018)
  • Richie Burnett - 1, highest 103.38 (2001)
  • Corey Cadby - 1, highest 102.48 (2017)
  • Co Stompe - 1, highest 102.42 (2010)
  • Stephen Bunting - 1, highest 102.34 (2015)
  • Benito van de Pas - 1, highest 102.30 (2017)
  • Mick McGowan - 1, highest 101.82 (2007)
  • Gerwyn Price - 1, highest 101.55 (2018)
  • Robert Thornton - 1, highest 101.49 (2015)
  • Dennis Priestley - 1, highest 101.48 (1996)
  • Vincent van der Voort - 1, highest 101.17 (2018)
  • Joe Cullen - 1, highest 100.88 (2017)
  • Daryl Gurney - 1, highest 100.5 (2018)
  • Christian Kist - 1, highesy 100.23 (2018)

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