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2013 PDC World Darts Championship(Alexandra Palace) Ladbrokes World Darts Championship Tournament information Dates 17 December 2013–4 January 2013 Venue Alexandra Palace Location London Country England, United Kingdom Organisation(s) PDC Format Legs (preliminaries) Sets (from Round 1) Final – best of 13 Prize fund £1,000,000 Winners share £200,000 Nine dart finish Dean Winstanley (Second round) Michael van Gerwen (Semi-final) High checkout 170 Paul Lim v van Gerwen (first round), Phil Taylor v van Gerwen (final) Champion(s) England Phil Taylor World Darts Championship The 2013 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship was the 20th World Championship organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the British Darts Organisation. The event started on 17 December 2013 and concluded on 4 January 2013. It was held at the Alexandra Palace, London, England. Adrian Lewis was the defending champion having won the last two editions of the tournament, but was beaten by Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals, thus ending Lewis’ 15 match unbeaten run at the World Championship. Phil Taylor won his 16th World Championship title with a 7–4 victory over van Gerwen in the final, despite trailing 0–2 and then 2–4 after six sets. Taylor then won five sets in a row for the win. van Gerwen averaged between 105 and 108 in the early sets but as his average dropped, Taylor’s rose as did his ascendancy over a rival he admitted in the post-match interview was ‘hard to crack’. Format and qualifiers The televised stages featured 72 players. The top 32 players in the PDC Order of Merit on 26 November 2012 were seeded for the tournament. They were joined by the 16 highest non-qualified players from the Pro Tour Order of Merit, based on the 33 events played on the PDC Pro Tour. These 48 players were joined by two PDPA qualifiers (as determined at a PDPA Qualifying event held in Barnsley on 26 November 2012), the highest ranked non-qualified player on the PDC Youth Tour Order of Merit, and 21 international players: the four highest names in the European Order of Merit not already qualified, and 17 further international qualifiers to be determined by the PDC and PDPA. PDC World Darts Championship 2013-14: Michael van Gerwen ready for revenge over Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor Beaten by Phil Taylor in last year’s PDC World Darts Championship final, Michael van Gerwen returns to the Alexandra Palace full of confidence World Darts Championship 2013 competition Some of the international players, such as the four from the European Order of Merit, and the top American and Australian players were entered straight into the first round, while others, having won qualifying events in their countries, were entered into the preliminary round. If you love the darts, you simply have to enter our latest competition, with one lucky reader going to the 2013 World Darts Championship final on New Year’s Day and they can take five friends or family members with them! We’ve twisted the arm of tournament sponsors Ladbrokes who have given us the following tickets for the Alexandra Palace extravaganza.