Masters of Darts
The Masters of Darts has a unique place in darts history as it was the first televised tournament to be co-sanctioned by both the two rival organisations, the British Darts Organisation (BDO) and the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) since they separated in 1993. There had been two "champion versus champion" matches held (in 1999 and 2004), and many players on both sides of the divide played on TV tournaments on the other side from 1997–2001, but the 2005 Masters of Darts was the first televised tournament to be co-sanctioned by both organizations.
In the end only two editions were ever played, in 2005 the best of the BDO played the best of the PDC. In 2007 the format changed to Netherlands vs England. Both tournaments were played in the Expo Centre in Hengelo. The organiser’s financial problems in 2007 led to it being the last edition as well.
Phil Taylor won the first edition, while Raymond van Barneveld won in 2007.