- PDC World Darts Championship 2017: Quarter-Final Results and Latest Schedule
- 2018 PDC World Darts Championship
PDC World Darts Championship 2017: Quarter-Final Results and Latest Schedule
The William Hill World Darts Championship was the 24th World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the.2017 the
Michael van Gerwen was the defending champion, but lost to Rob Cross 6—5 in the semi final. Cross went on to win the World Championship on his debut by defeating Phil Taylor 7—2 in the final. This was Taylor's 29th and final World Championship, surpassing the record of 28 appearances he jointly held with John Lowe. Jamie Lewis became the first player to reach the semi-finals after entering the championship through a preliminary round event, first introduced at the Championship. Lewis eventually fell to Taylor in the semi-final, by a score of 6—1.
We also look back at tournament's historical stats and records. Here, you can look back on how the tournament unfolded with all the results, complete with links to all our daily reviews, while we highlight the key statistics as well as other notable historical records and facts since Michael van Gerwen: Dave Chisnall also equalled Van Barneveld's world record 21 maximums in a match during his classic quarter-final with Anderson, 10 years after the Dutchman's amazing haul in the final, but in the final the Scotsman bettered it by nailing 22 of them in his final defeat to Michael van Gerwen. Click here for all the odds. No tie-break.
He won 43 tournaments in the two years after being dethroned as world champion — but not the one he really wanted. There were concerns that Van Gerwen might want — need — to win it too much this year. Instead his desire was an endless source of fuel that catalysed some of the greatest darts ever seen. His journey culminated with an emphatic victory over the reigning champion, Gary Anderson, in the final at Alexandra Palace: his 44th tournament win in two years, and his crowning glory. There were cathartic tears from Van Gerwen at the end of the match, and even more during a moving embrace with his wife, Daphne, moments later. It was one of many feelgood images from an exceptional match, played at blistering speed by two geniuses with enormous mutual respect.
It was also the first time since that the final was contested by the top 2 seeds. Michael van Gerwen set a new record for the highest World Darts Championship 3-dart average Van Gerwen won his second World Championship title by defeating two-times defending champion Gary Anderson 7—3 in the final. The field consisted of 72 players, including 16 in a Preliminary Round. Therefore, 64 players were entered into Round 1.
2018 PDC World Darts Championship