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World Matchplay Darts Championship 2010

Watch the Championship in Blackpool and receive a 10% discount if you stay with us at the Queen Victoria Hotel in Blackpool.

The Stan James World Matchplay is a darts tournament, played in a legs format, and is run by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

World Matchplay DartsThe World Matchplay has been played yearly since 1994 in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The first ever winner was Larry Butler, who beat Dennis Priestley 16-12, and the current holder is Phil Taylor. It is regarded as the second biggest PDC Tournament, status shown by the fact the whole tournament was sold out within 3 days of the tickets being on sale.

The 1995 World Matchplay turned out to be Jocky Wilson's last appearance in a major televised event. Wilson had reached the quarter-finals of the inaugural tournament in 1994 and he beat Rod Harrington in the 1st round in 1995, but a 2nd round defeat against Nigel Justice was effectively the end of his career.

The difference between this and other darts tournaments is that there is no deciding leg - players must win by two clear legs. The first round is usually played over the first to 10 legs, but if the score reaches 9-9, play continues until either player gains a 2 leg lead.

Phil Taylor is the current champion beating Terry Jenkins,18-4 with an average of 106.05.

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