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World Professional Darts Championship

The World Professional Darts Championship is one of the most important tournaments in the Phil Taylor has won 16 world titles, 2 in the BDO and 14 in the PDC version, and is widely considered the greatest player ever.

The BDO have organised their version dating back to 1978, when it was held at the Heart of the Midlands nightclub, Nottingham. The following year it moved to the Jollees Cabaret Club, Stoke, where it stayed until 1985. Since then it has been held at the Lakeside Leisure Complex at Frimley Green, Surrey.

The PDC version started in 1994 after "the split", with a field of players containing all active previous World Champions from the BDO. It was originally staged at Purfleet's Circus Tavern, Essex before moving to Alexandra Palace for the 2008 World Championship.

Men's winners

Englishman Eric Bristow has won five World Championships.

By player

The following sortable table lists all winners of both versions of the World Championship (correct as of 4 January 2015).
Player Total BDO PDC
Phil Taylor 16 2 14
Eric Bristow 5 5 -
Raymond van Barneveld 5 4 1
John Lowe 3 3 -
John Part 3 1 2
Martin Adams 3 3 -
Jocky Wilson 2 2 -
Dennis Priestley 2 1 1
Ted Hankey 2 2 -
Adrian Lewis 2 - 2
Leighton Rees 1 1 -
Keith Deller 1 1 -
Bob Anderson 1 1 -
Richie Burnett 1 1 -
Steve Beaton 1 1 -
Les Wallace 1 1 -
John Walton 1 1 -
Tony David 1 1 -
Andy Fordham 1 1 -
Jelle Klaasen 1 1 -
Mark Webster 1 1 -
Christian Kist 1 1 -
Scott Waites 1 1 -
Michael van Gerwen 1 - 1
Stephen Bunting 1 1 -
Gary Anderson 1 - 1
Scott Mitchell 1 1 -

Women's winners

By player

The following sortable table lists all winners of both versions of the World Championship (correct as of 1 January 2014).
Player Total BDO PDC
Trina Gulliver 9 9 -
Anastasia Dobromyslova 3 3 -
Lisa Ashton 2 2 -
Francis Hoenselaar 1 1 -
Stacy Bromberg 1 - 1
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