Quiz about More Than Just Phil Taylor
Quiz about More Than Just Phil Taylor

More Than Just Phil Taylor Trivia Quiz


Contrary to general public opinion, there is more to darts than just Phil Taylor. This quiz celebrates the times when it just didn't work out for 'The Great One'. See how much you know.

A multiple-choice quiz by belmontrebel. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
belmontrebel
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
335,749
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
214
Last 3 plays: Andyboy2021 (10/10), Guest 31 (5/10), Guest 78 (6/10).
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Who defeated Phil Taylor in the 2007 World Matchplay? Hint

James Wade
Mervyn King
Terry Jenkins
Adrian Lewis

2. Who was responsible for Taylor's demise in the 2010 Players Championship Finals at the Circus Tavern? Hint

Mervyn King
Paul Nicholson
Simon Whitlock
John Part

3. As we know, Taylor rarely loses at all but it is even less common when he loses in a final. He did lose in the internet streamed Championship League final in 2009. Who won it? Hint

Mervyn King
James Wade
Colin Osbourne
Jelle Klaasen

4. The 2010 Grand Slam of Darts saw a shock result as Taylor was dumped out of the competition, after a quarterfinal loss to whom? Hint

Wayne Jones
Ted Hankey
Steve Beaton
Scott Waites

5. Who was responsible for knocking Taylor out of the 2008 World Championship? Hint

Wayne Mardle
Kevin Painter
Raymond Van Barneveld
John Part

6. Who beat 'The Power' in the 2010 World Grand Prix, the double in tournament held in Dublin? Hint

James Wade
Raymond Van Barneveld
Adrian Gray
Adrian Lewis

7. Taylor crashed out of the 2009 Premier League playoffs at the semi-final stage, the first time he had ever failed to lift the title. Who defeated him? Hint

James Wade
Raymond Van Barneveld
Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King

8. Who was the conqueror of Taylor in the 2008 UK Open finals at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton? Hint

Colin Osbourne
Raymond Van Barneveld
Wes Newton
Dennis Priestley

9. The 2007 World Grand Prix in Dublin saw Taylor lose to which opponent? Hint

Justin Pipe
Kevin Painter
Adrian Gray
Andy Callaby

10. After his final defeat to Osbourne in the 2009 Championship League Darts tournament, Taylor also lost in the final the following year. Who was his conqueror on this occasion? Hint

Mervyn King
Simon Whitlock
James Wade
Wayne Jones


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who defeated Phil Taylor in the 2007 World Matchplay?

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.
2. Who was responsible for Taylor's demise in the 2010 Players Championship Finals at the Circus Tavern?

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.
3. As we know, Taylor rarely loses at all but it is even less common when he loses in a final. He did lose in the internet streamed Championship League final in 2009. Who won it?

Answer: Colin Osbourne

At the time of Osbourne's victory, Taylor was in a rich vein of form and very few people gave the Derby man any chance of success. A huge surprise followed and Osbourne won the game. Taylor has a genuine respect for Osbourne, who he had previously beaten in the UK Open final, as he believed that Osbourne had the right attitude to be a champion.
4. The 2010 Grand Slam of Darts saw a shock result as Taylor was dumped out of the competition, after a quarterfinal loss to whom?

Answer: Steve Beaton

The 'Adonis/Magnum/Marathon Man' enjoyed his finest hour since his world title 14 years previously. Taylor had led 14-11 and looked set to go on and make it 4 straight Grand Slam wins, but Beaton produced some incredible darts in his silky style to claim the win. Sadly, Taylor blamed the crowd for his loss.

This being the same crowd which incessantly chants Taylor's name and boo his opponents throughout the season.
5. Who was responsible for knocking Taylor out of the 2008 World Championship?

Answer: Wayne Mardle

Probably the lowest point in Taylor's career, his 5-4 loss to Mardle came at a time when his form was shaky to say the least. He was the width of a wire away from going out to wunderkid Van Gerwen in the first round and looked scratchy from then on. In some ways, it came as little surprise when he slumped to defeat with a pitiful 92 average. John Part went on to defeat Kirk Shepherd in one of the poorest quality finals in the modern era.
6. Who beat 'The Power' in the 2010 World Grand Prix, the double in tournament held in Dublin?

Answer: Adrian Lewis

This match marked the turning of a tide as the 'apprentice' finally beat the 'Grand Master'. Taylor was, of course, a former practice partner of Lewis and is often credited with having a huge hand in Lewis's career.
7. Taylor crashed out of the 2009 Premier League playoffs at the semi-final stage, the first time he had ever failed to lift the title. Who defeated him?

Answer: Mervyn King

King's victory was sweet revenge for the Norfolk man who had been effectively labeled the villain, in a spat between the two during a 7-7 draw in week 5 of the league phase at Newcastle. King had thrown a dart whilst Taylor was collecting a flight from the floor which angered the Stoke man.

Despite Taylor being a massive odds-on favourite for the semi-final between the two, Taylor produced an inexplicably poor performance, and King did just about enough to beat him. He lost to Wade in the final.
8. Who was the conqueror of Taylor in the 2008 UK Open finals at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton?

Answer: Raymond Van Barneveld

Barneveld was very much Taylor's bogey player over a period of a few years in the FA Cup of Darts, knocking 'The Power' out of the quarterfinals in 3 consecutive years from 2006-2008. The rivalry between Taylor and Barney is often considered the greatest in the world, following the Dutchman's code switch in 2006.

The two most celebrated players in history have shared over 20 world titles between them.
9. The 2007 World Grand Prix in Dublin saw Taylor lose to which opponent?

Answer: Adrian Gray

Whilst Taylor had won the double start competition on nine occasions, he has also suffered shock first round losses to three players, Painter in 2001, Callaby in 2004, and finally Gray in 2007. This loss was during Taylor's most barren spell. Gray was touted as a future star following this victory, but sadly failed to push on in his career.
10. After his final defeat to Osbourne in the 2009 Championship League Darts tournament, Taylor also lost in the final the following year. Who was his conqueror on this occasion?

Answer: James Wade

Five of Wade's six major titles at that point had come as a result of him capitalising on other's defeating 'The Power', but this title was the exception. This victory over Taylor at the very height of his career.
Source: Author belmontrebel

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