World Matchplay 2014

From 19 to 27 July 32 players competed in the beautiful Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. For the 15th time it would be Phil Taylor who was crowned champion. In this year's final he defeated the world number one; Michael van Gerwen.

After a mediocre first six months of the year it was Taylor who finally showed his top form. Convincing victories over Darren Webster, Michael Smith and Wes Newton brought him into the semi-finals where Gary Anderson played superb. But even an average of 104.41 could not bring the Scot the win. In the final, Taylor was the clear winner with 18-9 .

The Dutchman got to the final for the first time in his career after victories over Steve Beaton, Ian White, Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock. The latter also played an excellent tournament including victories over James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld. In the second round Phil Taylor also threw a nine-darter against Michael Smith. For The Power his tenth in a big TV tournament, the first for referee Kirk Bevins in a major.

Venue: England Winter Gardens, Blackpool From: Saturday 19 July 2014 Till: Sunday 27 July 2014

Champion

Phil Taylor
Photographer: Lawrence Lustig/PDC
2014 World Matchplay

Prize money

  • High finish
    0
  • Nine darter
    £10,000
  • Champion
    £100,000
  • Runner-up
    £50,000
  • Semi finalists
    £27,000
  • Quarter finalists
    £17,500
  • Last 16
    £10,000
  • Last 32
    £6,000
  • Total
    £450,000

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2018
(4) (101.12)
21
21 - 19
(6) (104.43)
19
2017
(8) (104.24)
18
18 - 8
(3) (99.74)
8
2016
(1) (103.93)
18
18 - 10
(3) (101.13)
10
2015
(1) (99.91)
18
18 - 12
(6) (90.37)
12
2014
(2) (107.19)
18
18 - 9
(1) (101.49)
9
2013
(1) (111.23)
18
18 - 13
(3) (105.92)
13
2012
(1) (98.97)
18
18 - 15
(3) (95.91)
15
2011
(1) (103.83)
18
18 - 8
(3) (98.85)
8
2010
(1) (105.15)
18
18 - 12
(2) (100.11)
12
2009
(1) (106.05)
18
18 - 4
(6) (92.31)
4
2008
(1) (109.47)
18
18 - 9
(3) (102.57)
9
2007
(11) (96.84)
18
18 - 7
(5) (91.62)
7
2006
(1) (100.08)
18
18 - 11
(90.00)
11
2005
(1) (97.89)
18
18 - 12
(7) (94.53)
12
2004
(4) (100.12)
18
18 - 8
2003
(1) (94.38)
18
18 - 12
(11) (97.44)
12
2002
(1) (98.76)
18
18 - 16
(3) (94.14)
16
2001
(3) (99.57)
18
18 - 10
(90.99)
10
2000
(1) (100.32)
18
18 - 12
(6) (97.14)
12
1999
(1) (85.94)
19
19 - 17
(2) (86.92)
17
1998
(1) (95.04)
19
19 - 17
(94.08)
17
1997
(1) (106.32)
16
16 - 11
(6) (98.43)
11
1996
(100.50)
16
16 - 14
(2) (96.66)
14
1995
(2) (90.72)
16
16 - 11
(4) (87.63)
11
1994
(92.70)
16
16 - 12
(1) (91.59)
12