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World Dart Champions

British Darts Organisation World Darts Champions (men)

There are currently two recognised World Dart Champions the BDO / WDF Word Champion and the PDC World Champion. The first World Champion was Leighton Rees from Wales. Leighton beat John Lowe 11 legs to 7 and won £3,000. The final was played in legs not sets as it is today. The first World Championship was held at the 'Heart of the Midlands' nightclub in Nottingham before moving to the Jollees Club Stoke-on-Trent where it remained until 1985. From 1986 – 2019 the World Darts finals were held at the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey. In 2020 the venue changed again to the iconic, O2 Arena, London.

 

Year Winner Sets

 

Sets Runner-up
2020  Wayne Warren 7 - 4 Jim Williams
2019  Glen Durrant 7 - 3 Scott Waites
2018  Glen Durrant 7 - 6 Mark McGeeney
2017  Glen Durrant 7 - 3 Danny Noppert
2016  Scott Waites 7 - 1 Jeff Smith
2015  Scott Mitchell 7 - 6 Martin Adams
2014  Stephen Bunting 7 - 4 Alan Norris
2013  Scott Waites 7 - 1 Tony O'Shea
2012  Christian Kist 7 - 5 Tony O'Shea
2011  Martin Adams 7 - 5 Dean Winstanley
2010  Martin Adams 7 - 5 Dave Chisnall
2009  Ted Hankey 7 - 6 Tony O'Shea
2008  Mark Webster 7 - 5 Simon Whitlock
2007  Martin Adams 7 - 6 Phil Nixon
2006  Jelle Klaasen  7 - 5 Raymond Van Barneveld
2005  Raymond Van Barnveld 6 - 2 Martin Adams
2004  Andy Fordham 6 - 3 Mervyn King
2003  Raymond Van Barneveld 6 - 3 Richie Davies
2002  Tony David 6 - 4 Mervyn King
2001  John Walton 6 - 2 Ted Hankey
2000  Ted Hankey 6 - 0 Ronnie Baxter
1999  Raymond Van Barneveld 6 - 5 Ronnie Baxter
1998  Raymond Van Barneveld 6 - 5 Richie Burnett
1997  Les Wallace 6 - 3 Marshall James
1996  Steve Beaton 6 - 3 Richie Burnett
1995  Richie Burnett 6 - 3 Raymond Van Barneveld
1994  John Part 6 - 0 Bobby George
1993  John Lowe 6 - 3 Alan Warriner
1992  Phil Taylor 6 - 5 Mike Gregory
1991  Dennis Priestley 6 - 0 Eric Bristow MBE
1990  Phil Taylor 6 - 1 Eric Bristow MBE
1989  Jocky Wilson 6 - 4 Eric Bristow MBE
1988  Bob Anderson 6 - 4 John Lowe
1987  John Lowe 6 - 4 Eric Bristow MBE
1986  Eric Bristow MBE 6 - 0 Dave Whitcombe
1985  Eric Bristow MBE 6 - 2 John Lowe
1984  Eric Bristow MBE 7 - 1 Dave Whitcombe
1983  Keith Deller 6 - 5 Eric Bristow MBE
1982  Jocky Wilson 5 - 3 John Lowe
1981  Eric Bristow MBE 5 - 1 John Lowe
1980  Eric Bristow MBE 5 - 3 Bobby George
1979  John Lowe 5 - 0 Leighton Rees
1978  Leighton Rees 11 - 7 John Lowe

 

Current and Past World Dart Champions

View the current and past World Dart Champions from the PDC, BDO, WDDA and New of the World.

A comprehensive list of past events winners from the PDC, BDO, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including youth champions is available on the main Darts501.com website.


 

PDC: World Dart Champions
BDO: World Dart Champions (Men)
BDO: World Dart Champions (Women)
WDDA: World Disability Champions
NoW: News Of The World

 

 

 

 

 

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