Sky Sports Premier Events
2011/12 Ladbrokes.com PDC World Championship

Winner

Runner-Up

Semi-Finalists

Quarter-Finalists

Last 16

Last 32

Last 64

Prelim
Rd (x8)

Total

£200,000

£100,000

£50,000

£25,000

£15,000

£10,000

£6,000

£3,500

£1,000,000

2011 World Matchplay

Winner

Runner-Up

Semi-Finalists

Quarter-Finalists

Last 16

Last 32

Total

£100,000

£50,000

£25,000

£15,000

£7,500

£5,000

£400,000

2011 World Grand Prix

Winner

Runner-Up

Semi-Finalists

Quarter-Finalists

Last 16

Last 32

Total

£100,000

£40,000

£20,000

£12,500

£7,000

£4,000

£350,000

2011 UK Open Finals

Winner

Runner-Up

Semi-Finalists

Quarter-Finalists

Last 16

Last 32

Last 64

Total

£40,000

£20,000

£10,000

£6,000

£4,000

£2,000

£1,000

£200,000

Other Premier Events
2011 European Championship

Winner

Runner-Up

Semi-Finalists

Quarter-Finalists

Last 16

Last 32

Total

£50,000

£20,000

£10,000

£7,500

£5,000

£2,500

£200,000

2011 Players Championship Finals

Winner

Runner-Up

Semi-Finalists

Quarter-Finalists

Last 16

Last 32

Total

£60,000

£24,000

£15,000

£10,000

£6,000

£3,000

£250,000

Pro Tour Events
UK Open Qualifying Tournaments + Players Championships

Winner

Runner-Up

Semi-Finalists

Quarter-Finalists

Last 16

Last 32

Last 64

Total (inc 9-dart)

£6,000

£3,000

£2,000

£1,000

£600

£400

£200

£35,000


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Josh, 14, of Upper Stratton, threw a 15-dart leg to secure a shock victory over his hero in front of 300 cheering fans.

Josh, who started playing darts aged five and plays for Wiltshire Men's B side won an under-16s tournament to earn the right to face Taylor.

Kingswood School pupil Josh said: “It was a brilliant moment for me to beat Phil in front of my family. My hands were shaking.

“I thought I could give him a game, but I never thought I'd win. I played good darts and hit a 15 dart leg, checking out with double two.

“My mates probably won't believe that I have won, it took a look of convincing for them to believe I was even going to play Phil.

“It was great to meet Phil, he is my favourite player so I'm up for a rematch whenever!”

Despite losing to his first opponent, 'The Power' won

                 THE $1,180,000 QUESTION???

Why do over 300 competitively skilled dart players from across the USA. compete in the Las Vegas Open. When the obvious intention is to test their darting skills against America's best?  But! When 50 of the top players in the world along with 25 other talented european darters come to Las Vegas to compete with North America. NOT TO MENTION PHIL THE POWER TAYLOR!!!   Only 75 darters from all of North America represented the sport and our country.  Which the aproximate breakdown was 50% from Canada, 22% from Northern California and 33% of the 75 players (a combined total of 25 players) came from Southern California, Las Vegas and the rest of the country.

                                Who do we think we are fooling?

Phil ‘the Power’ Taylor, 50, has won 15 World Darts Championships, 10 World Matchplays and five Premier Leagues, the next of which starts on Friday at the O2, London. He is the first darts player to make more than £1 million in prize money. He has also won the Professional Darts Corporation’s player of the year award three times and been nominated twice for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award, most recently last year (he was runner-up). He has four grown-up children, Lisa, Chris, Kelly and Natalie, three grandchildren, and lives in Crewe with his wife, Yvonne (philthepower.com).

Morning routine   I get up about eight o’clock and have my breakfast, which is porridge with water, egg whites and blueberries. I’m looking after myself now, I’ve lost nearly four stone and the weight’s still coming down. At 11am I’ll go into my practice room, where my dartboard (pictured) is, and do about three hours of practice and then at about 4pm hit my gym (sign pictured), which is in our converted garage.

Community pubs   When I was a kid we didn’t have a television – we didn’t even have electricity – so everybody went to the community pubs for entertainment, and that’s where I learnt to play darts. When I was 12, some old fella said to me that I’d be the greatest darts player in the world.

Odd jobs   After I left school at 16 I had three jobs: I worked in a ceramics factory, where I made toilet handles, I repaired cars for people and in the evenings and weekends I worked in a bar. I had to do them all to make ends meet. Then when I was about 26 my wife bought me a set of darts and I started playing more and more and realised that I was quite good, and that I could make money out of it.

Mentor   I was about 28 when I met Eric Bristow, who was a great darts player, but his career was winding down. He said that I reminded him of his younger self and he offered to mentor me. He called me his little sponge because I was always at matches two hours before anyone else, practising. I was so dedicated. But he was a taskmaster: even now if I’m doing a tournament and I’m sitting down and he comes into the room, I’ll jump up and do some more practice.

Big break   In 1990 I qualified to play in the World Championships for the first time. I was ranked 125-1 to win but I knew I could do it. The first round was against Russell Stewart, who was ranked three or four in the world, and I thought if I could get past him then I could do well. I beat him and then I was up against Eric in the final and beat him six sets to one. That was an incredible night.

Prize money   The money is so much more now than when I started: I earned £1.7 million in prize money alone last year. When I was starting out you had to get to the semi-final just to break even, with travel costs and that, whereas now you get £4,000 just to turn up. But that gave me the incentive to win – because I needed to earn the money. When I won we’d buy something for our little terrace house. One week it was saucepans, another time it was a carpet. I remember putting in our first shower and we told everyone we knew.

D4RT P   I’ve had this number plate (pictured) on my car for years – first it was on the Bentley, now it’s on the Land Rover. When we moved into this house my friend John, who has a building company, said I should get a large mosaic of a dartboard on the drive and he organised it all. All he told me was that it would cost another £5,000.

‘The Power’   My nickname was given to me by a fellow called Peter George – he was thinking of one for me when he stepped on a CD box that was lying on the floor and it was The Power by Snap!. He said, ‘I’ve got yours – you’re “the Power” ’, and that was it, it stuck with me. I walk on to that music for every match.

Singalong   Yvonne and I bought ourselves a Wurlitzer jukebox (pictured) for Christmas about eight years ago. It’s got all our CDs stored in it and you can turn it up really loud and have a good sing. Our son and daughters are round here pretty much every day, and they love it too.

Favourite food   I love liver and onions or a roast dinner. Yvonne is a brilliant cook. I also love stews, around here we call a stew a bowl of lobby. We live on the grounds of a golf course so every once in a while we go down to the clubhouse for dinner, but more than anything I like being at home. I feel like I’m nesting.

Trophy cabinet   I’m good friends with Robbie Williams because we both grew up in Stoke and our dads went to the same pubs. His dad, Pete, is like my second dad, I can talk to him about anything and I see him most weeks. And Rob is brilliant, a really generous, lovely bloke. We go to stay with him sometimes. About two years ago he gave me one of his Brit awards (pictured) to look after, and I love having it. He told me not to sell it.

Retiring young   I met Yvonne when I was 17. I think the key to a long marriage is that I’m away quite a bit every week, so you’re not under each other’s feet and you’ve got something to talk about when you get back. Earlier in my career I was away from home a lot, so I missed my children growing up. But now I don’t want to miss the grandkids, so I’ve decided I’m going to retire at 55, while I’m still young enough to enjoy life.

World of Phil Taylor, darts player

Phil 'the Power' Taylor discusses learning to play darts, his big break and how he got his legendary nickname.

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