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The tournament length was consequently increased from six to seven rounds, while the preliminary round was dropped. It was the first World Championship without Phil Taylor.
Rob Cross was the defending champion, but lost 4—2 to Luke Humphries in the fourth round. Michael van Gerwen won his third world title with a 7—3 victory over Michael Smith.
It was held between 13 December and 1 January , the culmination of the Professional Darts Corporation season.
Michael van Gerwen , the winner of the and championships, was top of the two-year PDC Order of Merit and number one seed going into the tournament.
As part of the expansion of the world championship, there was an increase in the number of tournaments and ranking systems offering qualification places.
Places were now offered to the winner of the Challenge Tour , the top two from the Development Tour where previously only the winner had qualified , the top four of the new Asian Tour , and the top American and Canadian players on the North American Championship Darts Circuit.
Tahuna Irwin , who won the New Zealand qualifier, had to withdraw after being denied entry to the UK, and subsequently being banned from entry, when attempting to compete in the PDC World Youth Championship.
His place was given to the New Zealand runner-up, Craig Ross. The tournament also saw two tournaments to qualify female players for the tournament.
Stephen Burton , Adam Hunt and Aden Kirk took the three places, all three of them making their debuts. The top quarter of the draw saw number one seed Michael van Gerwen easily reach the quarter-final, knocking Alan Tabern out in the second round despite having beer thrown at him during the walk on,  before consecutive 4—1 victories over Max Hopp  and former world champion Adrian Lewis.
In the second quarter, fourth seed Gary Anderson had to come through last-set deciders against Jermaine Wattimena  and Chris Dobey  to reach the quarter-final, while fifth-seed Daryl Gurney was eliminated in the third round by semi-finalist Jamie Lewis.
In the third quarter, reigning champion Rob Cross defeated Jeffrey de Zwaan in the second round,  before beating Cristo Reyes 4—0 in the third round.
In the fourth quarter, the four top seeds were eliminated in the second round, with third-seed Peter Wright losing to Toni Alcinas ,  sixth-seed Gerwyn Price being eliminated by Nathan Aspinall ,  eleventh-seeded Ian White losing to South African Devon Petersen  and Brendan Dolan whitewashing fourteenth seed Joe Cullen.
Aspinall defeated Petersen, with Dolan getting a 4—1 win over van de Pas to reach the quarter-final. In the first semi-final, Aspinall played Smith.
Smith won the first two sets without dropping a leg, before Aspinall came back to make it 2—2. Each player won one of the next two sets to make it 3—3, before Smith won two consecutive sets 3—1 and the final set 3—0 to win the match and qualify for the first World Championship final of his career.
Smith scored 17 s, the most by a player in a World Championship semi-final. In the second semi-final, Anderson played van Gerwen in a repeat of the final.
After van Gerwen won the first set in a last-leg decider, he then won twelve of the next thirteen legs to quickly take a 5—0 lead in the first-to-six match.
Anderson managed to avoid the whitewash by winning the sixth set, but van Gerwen completed the rout in the next set,  qualifying for the final for the fourth time in his career.
Smith lost the fourth set after missing four darts at double 12 in the decider, but won the fifth set 3—2 to avoid the whitewash and took the sixth set 3—0.
Van Gerwen restored his three-set advantage with a 3—1 win in the seventh set. Smith missed three darts for the eighth set, which van Gerwen won to go one set away from victory.
The ninth set went to a deciding leg, which Smith won to prolong the match. Van Gerwen took the first two legs in the tenth set, and missed one dart for the championship in the third leg; in the next, he hit double 16 to take the set and win the World Championship for the third time.
A total of 28 nationalities were represented, the most ever at a darts world championship. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Order of Merit Second Round Seeded 0 1.
Michael van Gerwen Champion 0 2. Rob Cross Fourth round 0 3. Peter Wright Second round 0 4. Gary Anderson Semi-finals 0 5.
Frimley Green , Surrey. First Round best of 5 sets 5—8 January. Second Round best of 7 sets 9—10 January. Quarter-Finals best of 9 sets 11 January.
Semi-Finals best of 11 sets 12 January. Final best of 13 sets 13 January. Jeffrey Van Egdom First Round best of 3 sets 5—9 January.
Quarter-Finals best of 3 sets 10 January. Semi-Finals best of 3 sets 11 January. Final best of 5 sets 12 January. Aileen de Graaf