PDC World Championship 2011

In 2011 there will be no world title number sixteen for Phil Taylor. The edition of 2011 will be remembered as one of the most open championships ever. There were doubts about the top form of Taylor before the World Championships started, which gave other players an extra boost. The tournament was played between December 16, 2010 and January 3, 2011 at the Alexandra Palace in London.

James Wade was the first of the contenders who was thrown out. In round two, he loses to Austrian Mensur Suljovic. The tournament really opens when in the quarterfinals Mark Webster beats Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson beats Raymond van Barneveld. It now is certain that we will be welcoming a new world champion for all semi-finalists have never won the PDC world title.

Gary Anderson makes the biggest impression in the tournament; he wins every match with conviction and has very high averages. Anderson reaches the final, his opponent in it is Adrian Lewis. Two quick players who make the final one to remember. Lewis throws a nine-darter in the first set of the match, the first ever in the final of a World Championship and that sets the tone for the match. Lewis always has the lead and eventually wins the final too. He has twenty maximums in the final and is crowned the youngest World Champion ever in the PDC up to this time.

Vincent van der Voort probably plays his best World Championship ever in 2011. He reaches the quarterfinals where he loses to the eventual winner, but in the rounds before he makes a big impression with his victories over Simon Whitlock and Wayne Jones.

Venue: England Alexandra Palace, London From: Thursday 16 December 2010 Till: Monday 03 January 2011

Champion

Adrian Lewis
Photographer: Lawrende Lustig/PDC
2011 PDC World Darts Championship

Prize money

  • High finish
    0
  • Nine darter
    £10,000
  • Champion
    £200,000
  • Runner-up
    £100,000
  • Semi finalists
    £50,000
  • Quarter finalists
    £25,000
  • Last 16
    £15,000
  • Last 32
    £10,000
  • Last 64
    £6,000
  • Last 72
    £3,500
  • Total
    £1,000,000

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2018
(20) (107.67)
7
7 - 2
(6) (102.26)
2
2017
(1) (107.79)
7
7 - 3
(2) (104.93)
3
2016
(2) (99.26)
7
7 - 5
(5) (100.23)
5
2015
(4) (97.68)
7
7 - 6
(2) (100.69)
6
2014
(2) (100.10)
7
7 - 4
(16) (95.71)
4
2013
(1) (103.04)
7
7 - 4
(7) (100.66)
4
2012
(2) (93.06)
7
7 - 3
(17) (90.83)
3
2011
(5) (99.80)
7
7 - 5
(11) (99.41)
5
2010
(1) (104.38)
7
7 - 3
(100.51)
3
2009
(1) (110.94)
7
7 - 1
2008
(11) (92.86)
7
7 - 2
(q) (85.10)
2
2007
(32) (101.06)
7
7 - 6
(2) (100.99)
6
2006
(2) (106.74)
7
7 - 0
(5) (91.72)
0
2005
(2) (96.14)
7
7 - 4
(13) (90.66)
4
2004
(1) (96.03)
7
7 - 6
(10) (90.47)
6
2003
(2) (96.86)
7
7 - 6
(1) (99.98)
6
2002
(2) (98.47)
7
7 - 0
(4) (91.36)
0
2001
(4) (107.46)
7
7 - 0
(7) (92.60)
0
2000
(2) (94.42)
7
7 - 3
(5) (91.79)
3
1999
(3) (97.11)
6
6 - 2
(4) (93.64)
2
1998
(1) (103.98)
6
6 - 0
(2) (90.75)
0
1997
(2) (100.92)
6
6 - 3
(1) (96.78)
3
1996
(1) (98.52)
6
6 - 4
(3) (101.49)
4
1995
(4) (94.11)
6
6 - 2
(2) (87.15)
2
1994
(1) (94.38)
6
6 - 1
(6) (85.62)
1