2012 Winmau World Masters winners, Julie Gore and

The 2012 Men’s World Masters final was contested by No.1 Seed Stephen Bunting and No.7 Seed Tony O’Shea to provide a mouth-watering 13 set  finale of the 39th Winmau World Masters. The only guarantee being that there would be a new Men’s World Masters name engraved on the famous trophy…….Game On!

Stephen started the better of the two as he won the opening 2 legs and the set courtesy of Tony leaving a single 3 and being unable to hit the d-1.

Stephen then took the first set before Tony levelled at one set apiece. Stephen went ahead again at 2-1 but in a ding-dong battle Tony checked out on 72 to make it 2-2 at the first interval.

Stephen won the first leg after the break and then hit 126 to win the next and go 3-2 ahead. Tony won the first 2 legs of the next set to level again at 3-3.  Tony’s second 180 of the match wasn’t enough to win the 1st leg of the 7th set and Stephen then won the next to move ahead 4-3.  But Tony came back yet again to take the 1st leg of the next. Stephen hit his 2nd maximum of the match to level 1-1 in legs and followed it with his third 180 before checking out on d-18 to go into the second interval 5-3.

Once again Stephen was  first  to win the opening  leg after the break, but Tony hit another 180 in the next. However, it wasn’t enough to stem the high scoring of Stephen who then went 6-3 ahead – just 2 legs away from the title. Tony wasn’t out of it as he hit yet another 180 – only to see Stephen hit a 180 of his own. The score was now 6-4.

The opening leg of the 11th set went in Stephen’s favour and a fantastic 146 checkout gave the No.1 Seed a famous 7-4 victory.  It was his first major title and he has now become the first man to win both the Boys Masters title in 2001 and now the Men’s Masters title in 2012

Julie Gore, the 2010 Women’s World Master won the 1st leg  of the final with a bull finish and then took the next with tops before making it a hat-trick of legs before Deta, who last won the title in 1994, got a leg back to make it 3-1.

A 180 in the 5th leg got her to match dart – she missed at the first ask, but not the next to be crowned 2012 Women’s World Master by a score of 4-1.



BDO Winmau World Masters Live Reports

Live scoring Winmau World Masters 2012

Mens – Winmau World Masters Finals 2012

Mens – Winmau World Masters 2012

Ladies – Winmau World Masters 2012

Boys – Winmau World Masters 2012

Girls – Winmau World Masters 2012



Links for Draw sheets Lakeside World Pro

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Increased TV coverage for Winmau World Masters

In addition to the live coverage by ESPN for the 2012 Winmau World Masters, BBC Worldwide have secured coverage on ESPN3 USA, ESPN Live and ESPN On Demand, in addition to live coverage on Eurosport and Eurosport Asia  of the Men’s Semi-Finals and  the Men’s and Women’s Finals.

Collectively this will provide the largest ever global TV audience for the Winmau World Masters and BDO darts.

The Winmau World Masters will be staged and promoted by the British Darts Organisation and  co-sponsored by Hull City Council and EY Events when it is played at the City Hall, Hull from October 12th to 14th.



Increased prize money for 2012 Winmau World Masters

In keeping with its policy of increasing tournament prize money, the BDO Board of Directors  is delighted to announce that the 2012 Winmau World Masters will have a record-break  prize fund of £70,500 when it is played at Hull City Hall from October 12th to 14th and screened  live and exclusively by ESPN.

For the first time ever,  the Men’s Masters will have prize money payable down to the Last 32:

Men’s Prize Structure :
Champion £ 25,000  +  Challenge Trophy to be held for one year.
Runner-up £ 10,000
Semi-Finalists x 2 £3,000 each
Q/Finalists x 4 £1,500 each
Last 16 x 8 £1,000 each
Last  32 x 16 £250 each.

Women’s Prize Structure:
Champion £ 5,000 + Challenge Trophy to be held for one year.
Runner-up  £ 2,000
Semi-Finalists x 2 £750  each
Q/Finalist x 4 £ 500 each

There is also a £1,000 prize for the highest checkout (men or women) in stage matches only plus a 9-dart 501 achievement award (men or women),

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY:  £70,500

“We are delighted to be rewarding our players with the best ever prize money for the Winmau Men’s World Masters”, says BDO Chairman Barry Gilbey, “because it reflects the status of the tournament and the rewards to the players for reaching the Last 32 of our second major televised event of 2012.

“The other major reward is that for the second consecutive year ESPN will be screening extensive coverage from Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th from Hull City Hall.”

Staged and promoted  by the British Darts Organisation in association with EY Events, and jointly sponsored by Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the 39th anniversary Winmau World Masters is the oldest major darts tournament in  world darts, and it  is unique in  having four separate World Finals for  Men, Women, Boys and Girls.



2012 Winmau World Masters seeds

Stephen Bunting is the No.1 Seed for the 2012 Winmau World Masters which will be screened live and exclusively by ESPN from Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th.

The 16 Men’s Masters Seed are:
1. STEPHEN BUNTING Eng (Points 224)
2. MARTIN ADAMS Eng (Points 217)
3. SCOTT WAITES Eng (Points 213)
4. ROBBIE GREEN Eng (Points 200)
5. WESLEY HARMS Neth (Points 195)
6. ALAN NORRIS Eng (Points 194)
7. TONY O’SHEA Eng (Points192)
8. ROSS MONTGOMERY Scot (Points 192)
9. JAN DEKKER Neth (Points 191)
10. GARY ROBSON Eng (Points186)
11. SCOTT MITCHELL Eng (Points185)
12. MARTIN ATKINS Eng (Points 182)
13. GEERT DE VOS Belg (Points 181)
14. STEVE DOUGLAS Eng (Points 178)
15. RICHIE GEORGE Eng (Points 176)
16. BENITO VAN DE PAS Neth (Points 170)

Staged and promoted by the British Darts Organisation in association with EY Events, and jointly sponsored by Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the 39th anniversary Winmau World Masters is the oldest major darts tournament in  world darts, and is unique in  having four separate World Finals for  Men, Women, Boys and Girls.



Winmau World Masters final report

Yorkshire’s two finest darts players, Scott Waites (No.4 Seed) and Dean Winstanley (No.2 Seed) were the perfect opponents for a Winmau World Masters final held at the Hull Arena in their native county.

The in-form Waites produced a 180 in the opening leg to make his intentions clear as he won the first set by 2-0 in legs, and then followed up with the second set. Dean took the next to make it 2-1 as both players produced excellent scoring. Scott then took the next to take him into the break at a commanding 3-1 in sets. After the break Scott took the opening set with the aid of yet another 180. And then a 61 checkout for the next and a commanding 4-1 lead. Dean hit a 180 in the deciding leg of the 6th set, and Scott did the same, but Dean was back in business with a 140 checkout to make it 4-2 before Scott came back to make it 5-2 and just two away from victory and even closer when he went 6-2 up at the second break.

Scott opened with back to back 180’s in the first leg after the break to be on another possible 9-darter. It didn’t happen but he won the leg and then opened the next with yet another 180 and then finished in style with a magnificent 161 checkout to become 2011 Winmau World Masters Champion…..and fittingly so because he was the in-form player of the whole tournament and a truly deserved Masters Champion.

It was a case of ‘Beam Me Up Scotty’ as he took the Masters to a breathtaking level of high scoring and big checkouts.
He scored six 180’s and his checkouts were 102, 138 and 161 to win the title. His single dart average in the final was 33.54 and Dean’s was a very respectable 31.95 and he had a 140 checkout and just one 180.

Golden Girl TRINA GULLIVER opened her account in typically determined style as she took the opening leg against England colleague Lisa Ashton, but she faltered on an unfancied double 7 in the next and Lisa hit back by taking the next two legs when Trina again stumbled on double 5. A strangely out of sorts Trina just couldn’t find the form that has made her so dominant in the women’s game, and it was Lisa Ashton who was crowned 2011 Winmau World Women’s Master with an impressive 4-1 victory.

Match Reports

Quarter Finals:
Martin Adams 3-1 Glen Durrant
Scott Waites 3-2 Gary Robson
Dean Winstanley 3-2 Tony West
Ross Montgomery 3-0 Stephen Bunting

Semi-Finals:
Scott Waites 5-3 Martin Adams
Dean Winstanley 5-4 Ross Montgomery

Finals:
Scott Waites 7-2 Dean Winstanley

Lisa Ashton 4-1 Trina Gulliver




Winmau World Masters – Saturday Results

Womens Semi-Finals – view bracket
Lisa Ashton defeats Merryl Dennis 4-3 match details

Trina Gulliver defeats Julie Gore 4-1 match details

Mens Round of 16 – view bracket
Martin Adams defeats Steve Douglas 3-1 match details

Gary Robson defeats Andrew Gilding 3-1 match details

Glen Durrant defeats John Walton 3-1 match details

Scott Waites defeats Ewan Hyslop 3-0 match details

Dean Winstanley defeats Rick Hofstra 3-0 match details

Tony West defeats Christian Kist 3-2 match details

Ross Montgomery defeats Martin Phillips 3-2 match details

Steve Bunting defeats Robbie Green 3-1 match details



Winmau World Masters – Friday Updates

Boys Finals – view full bracket
Jimmy Hendriks defeats Jake Jones 4-2 view match details

Girls Finals – view full bracket
Emily Davidson defeats Alannah Waters 4-0 view match details

Mens Round of 24 (best of 5 sets, 3 legs) - view finals bracket
Martin Phillips defeats Colin Fowler 3-2 match details

Glen Durrant defeats Craig Baxter 3-2 match details

Ewan Hislop defeats Robert Wagner 3-0 match details

Christian Kist defeats Radek Szaganski 3-1

Steve Douglas defeats Kevin Thomas 3-0 match details

Andrew Gilding defeats Richie Howson 3-2 match details

Rick Hofstra defeats Jim Widmayer 3-2 match details

Stephen Bunting defeats Peter Johns 3-0 match details

 



Winmau World Masters – on stage match-ups are set

2011 Winmau World Masters on-stage match-ups are set:

Mens Winmau World Masters 2011

Ladies Winmau World Masters 2011

Girls Winmau World Masters 2011

Boys Winmau World Masters 2011



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