He was born on 13th August 1960 in Burslem, a suburb of Stoke-On-Trent.
Stoke-On-Trent is a hotspot for darts with a number of players born there including top players such as Adrian Lewis and Andy Hamilton.
Of course the numbers 1 to 20 can be scored by hitting the single segments on the board. 21 can be scored by hitting treble 7 and 22 by hitting double 11 meaning that 23 is the lowest number that cannot be scored. Neither 29 nor 31 can be scored either.
Answer: Adrian Lewis
Adrian Lewis became word champion in 2011 for the first time, beating Gary Anderson 7-5 in the final.
Answer: Terry Jenkins
Although James Wade won the tournament, his first-ever televised tournament win, it was Jenkins who won Taylor's challenge with a stunning 17-11 win in the semi-finals. As so often happens when Taylor loses, his 3 dart average was a good 4 points higher than 'The Bull', but trebles for show, doubles for dough.
His full name is Philip Douglas Taylor and he was born in Stoke on Trent, a city in the North of England on 13th August 1960.
Over 250 dart boards were used in the tournament. Japan won the International Team Event in 2009.
This can also be a pub game where players attempt to get 'round the board' with a single, double and treble of each number.
From Quiz: Dart Scores
Answer: The Power
Phil 'The Power" Taylor was one of the 16 original members who left the BDO to join the PDC. The others were John Lowe, Eric Bristow, Cliff Lazarenko, Keith Deller, Jamie Harvey, Bob Anderson, Dennis Priestley, Rod Harrington, Kevin Spiolek, Alan Warriner, Jockey Wilson, Peter Evison, Richie Gardner, Mike Gregory and Chris Johns.
Darts come in sets of 3 when purchased.
From Quiz: Darts
Answer: Phil Jones
Phil became Master of Ceremonies in 1992 when the P.D.C was founded, and was still warming the crowd in 2004.
From Quiz: P.D.C Darts
Answer: Stacy Bromberg
Her tournament record during the early 2000s was astounding, rarely failing to take first place. Many argued that she was #1 in the world, though she rarely traveled outside of the United States.
Answer: The Power
Phil Taylor was 'discovered' by Eric Bristow and is now established as the Greatest Darts Player of All Time. He won the PDC World Championship every year from 1995-2002
For example: 2x20 to start, then 3x20, 3x20, 3x20, 3x19, and 2x12 to finish.
From Quiz: Darts IQ
Answer: Ted Hankey
Taylor won the 1990 world championship by beating his mentor and 5 time world champion Eric Bristow in a very one sided final. Bristow never won another title. For Taylor, the rest is history: he won 7 world titles in the 1990s and 8 in the 2000s -- 1990, 1992, 1995-96-97-98-99 and then 2000-01-02, 2004-05-06, 2009-10.
Answer: 3rd January 2011
The tournament was held from 16th December 2010 to 3rd January 2011. Once the tournament finishes, a new seasonal calender begins.
Answer: Paul Nicholson
A few weeks after his antipodean friend Simon Whitlock gave Taylor a fright in the World Championship final, Paul Nicholson shocked everybody by going one better and beating the former toilet handle maker in the semi-finals. A very shakey double 5 gave Nicholson a deserved win. He then held himself together sufficiently to beat his good friend King in the final an hour or so later.
Answer: He was heartbroken over his split with Helen Chamberlain
James lost 3 and drew 2 of his first five matches in the league, and he claimed it was because of his heartbreaking split from then-girlfriend Soccer AM presenter Helen Chamberlain. He went on to win most of the remaining matches (he lost only 2 of the remaining 9 games) to finish 3rd at the end of the season and qualify for the playoffs. He won his semi-final 8-6 against second place Simon Whitlock, and went down 8-10 to Phil Taylor in the final.
Answer: World Series of Darts
The first U.S. Open was won by Phil Taylor. Adrien Lewis was the runner-up.
Because of his tall and gangly appearance, Roland is known as the Tripod.
Answer: The Prince of Style
Rod Harrington from Chelmsford, Essex soundly beat Phil Taylor at the 1999 Golden Harvest North American Open.
Another school of thought says that 'oche' is a Cockney corruption of the word 'hockey'.
From Quiz: Playing Darts
Answer: White Horse
Also known as Riding the White Pony in some circles.
From Quiz: Darts IQ
A perfect game is as follows: dart 1 (triple 20), dart 2 (triple 19), 3rd (triple 18), 4th (triple 17), 5th (triple 16), 6th (triple 15), 7th (single bull) and 8th (double bull).
From Quiz: Darts
Answer: Richie Burnett
Van Barneveld beat Richie Burnett 6-5.
Answer: Mensur Suljovic
Mensur Suljovic entered the Champions League of Darts as the 7th seed out of 8 players, and had an amazing performance in the group stage, fending off Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall to finish top of his group undefeated. In the interviews before the knockout stages, Mensur stated he had no chance of winning, as players like Phil Taylor, Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld are better than he was, but he would prove himself wrong.
'The Gentle' took out RVB in the semi-finals in style with a 160 checkout, and the finals saw him face off against 'The Flying Scotsman' Gary Anderson once again. Mensur kept his cool and with a dart at double 14, took his first winners' trophy and ₤100,000 in prize money.
Suljovic is known for his unorthodox throwing style, twirling his dart with the flight pointing up before swinging back away from his eye line to throw and uses a light 16 gm dart. He also has a fondness to finish on double 14, and will use anything in his power to finish on that double when possible.
Answer: Phil Taylor
Think of darts and it won't take all that long before Phil "The Power" Taylor comes to mind. Born in the English city of Stoke-on-Trent in 1960, Taylor took up the game of darts in a semi-serious way at what would now be considered a rather late age; he was 26. Compare this background to that of Dutchman Jelle Klaasen who won the BDO World Championship at Lakeside at the age of just 21. That said, it has clearly not impacted negatively on his career; even though he started playing the game at a more mature age than most, he went on to dominate the world of darts throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
Taylor's first World Championships were won at BDO (British Darts Organisation) events held in 1990 and 1992. From there he built on his success under the banner of the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation), winning the World Championship in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013! The only "blemish" in the extraordinary string of victories from 1995 - 2006 came in 2003 when an unassuming Canadian had the tournament of his life.
Answer: Eric Bristow
Phil won the 1990 world title beating Bristow 6-1 in the final.
Bristow had helped Taylor to become professional by sponsoring him in 1988.
Answer: Paul Lim
Paul Lim, born in Singapore, represented 3 different countries (Papua New Guinea, USA and Singapore) during his career but was wearing U.S. colours when he achieved what was then a phenomenal feat in a second round victory against Jack McKenna. This was also the only year in which Lim ever got past the second round in a world championship.