Co Stompé

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Co Stompé
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Stompé in 2011
Personal information
Full nameJacobus Wilhelmus Stompé
NicknameThe Matchstick
Born (1962-09-10) 10 September 1962 (age 57)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Home town Lelystad
Netherlands
Darts information
Playing darts since1988
Darts22g Grad Slam
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music"Sandstorm" by Darude
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1994–2008, 2014–2015
PDC 2008–2013
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi Final: 2000
World Masters Quarter Final: 2000, 2006
World Darts Trophy Last 16: 2002, 2004
Int. Darts League Quarter Final: 2005
Finder Masters Semi Final: 2001, 2004
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Final: 2009, 2010
World Matchplay Quarter Final: 2010
World Grand Prix Last 32: 2010
Grand Slam Quarter Final: 2010
Desert Classic Last 16: 2009
European Ch'ship Last 32: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
UK Open Last 32: 2011
US Open/WSoD Last 32: 2010
Players Ch'ship Finals Last 16: 2011
Other tournament wins
PDC World Cup of Darts 2010
Belgium Open 2000
British Classic 2007
British Pentathlon 2007
Finnish Open 2003
German Darts Championship 2008
Spring Cup 1996, 1997
Swiss Open 2007
WDF Europe Cup Pairs 2000
Westerlaan Darts Gala 2010

Players Championships

Players Championship (VEG) 2010
Other achievements
9 Dart Finish: UK Open Qualifier 2010
Updated on 31 March 2019.

Jacobus Wilhelmus "Co" Stompé (born 10 September 1962) is a retired Dutch professional darts player. He was nicknamed The Matchstick because of his almost bald head and very thin appearance making him look like a matchstick. He was also one of very few professionals who play in long-sleeved shirts.[ citation needed ]

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located in Northwestern Europe with some overseas territories. In Europe, it consists of 12 provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba—it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

Darts throwing game

Darts is a sport in which small missiles are thrown at a circular target ("dartboard") fixed to a wall. Though various boards and rules have been used in the past, the term "darts" usually now refers to a standardised game involving a specific board design and set of rules. As well as being a professional competitive game, darts is a traditional pub game, commonly played in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, across the Commonwealth, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the Scandinavian countries, the United States, Australia and elsewhere.

Contents

Stompé was born in Amsterdam, where, before turning professional, he was among other things a tram driver on tram line 14.

Amsterdam Capital city of the Netherlands

Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands, with a population of 866,737 within the city proper, 1,380,872 in the urban area, and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. Amsterdam is in the province of North Holland.

Tram Vehicle used for tramway traffic

A tram is a rail vehicle that runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets; some include segments of segregated right-of-way. The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called tramways. Historically the term electric street railways was also used in the United States. In the United States, the term tram has sometimes been used for rubber-tired trackless trains, which are unrelated to other kinds of trams.

Darts career

BDO

For years Stompé was considered the second best Dutch darts player behind Raymond van Barneveld. After reaching the semi-finals of the 2000 World Championship, he dropped back behind a younger emerging Dutch group of players.

Raymond van Barneveld Dutch darts player

Raymond van Barneveld is a Dutch professional darts player who competes in Professional Darts Corporation tournaments. Nicknamed Barney, he is one of the most successful darts players in history. Van Barneveld is a five-time World Darts Champion, a two-time UK Open Champion and a former winner of the Las Vegas Desert Classic, the Grand Slam of Darts and the Premier League. He is also a twice-winner of the World Masters and the World Darts Trophy, and a three-time winner of the International Darts League and the WDF World Cup Singles event.

The 2000 Embassy World Professional Darts Championship was held at the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey between 8–16 January 2000.

Stompé came back to fame with the defeat of reigning BDO champion Jelle Klaasen in the first round of the 2007 World Championship.

Jelle Klaasen Dutch darts player

Jelle Klaasen is a Dutch professional darts player who plays in the Professional Darts Corporation and is the youngest darts player to win the World Darts Championship. His nickname is The Cobra. He lives in Goor, Netherlands. He has Indonesian origins.

The 2007 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship was the 30th World Championship organised by the British Darts Organisation (BDO), and the 22nd to be held at the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey. It ran from 6–14 January 2007.

Towards the end of his BDO career, Stompé also acted as a darts commentator for Dutch commercial television station SBS6.

SBS6 commercial TV channel in the Netherlands

SBS6 is a Dutch commercial TV channel and is a part of Talpa TV, formerly known as SBS Broadcasting B.V. and now owned by Talpa Network. Other channels of the group in the Netherlands are Net5, Veronica and SBS9.

PDC

On 11 June 2008 it was announced that Stompé had joined the Professional Darts Corporation circuit, and had to join the PDC rankings at 227. He made his PDC debut in the two PDPA Players Championship tournaments in Bristol. The first tournament started with a bye into the last 64, due to van Barneveld not taking part. He lost to Matt Clark. The next day saw him beat Tony Ayres and Peter Manley before losing in the last 32 stage to Kirk Shepherd.

Professional Darts Corporation professional darts organisation in the United Kingdom

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) is a professional darts organisation in the United Kingdom, established in 1992 when a group of leading players split from the British Darts Organisation to form what was initially called the World Darts Council (WDC). Sports promoter Barry Hearn is the PDC chairman.

The PDC Order of Merit is a world ranking system used by one of the darts organisations, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). Following the 2007 PDC World Darts Championship it superseded a world ranking system based on points being awarded for performances in ranking tournaments.

Bristol City and county in England

Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 463,400. The wider district has the 10th-largest population in England. The urban area population of 724,000 is the 8th-largest in the UK. The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively. South Wales lies across the Severn estuary.

He then qualified for the 2008 Las Vegas Desert Classic but lost in the first round to Dennis Priestley.

Stompé won the 2008 PDC German Darts Championship, beating Phil Taylor 4–2 in the final. Both players averaged well in excess of 100; Stompé averaged 107.28, while Taylor averaged 108.09. [1] The win earned him a spot in the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts and also earned him a place in the 2009 World Championship qualifying through the Continental Europe Order of Merit. He originally qualified through Dutch broadcaster SBS6's wildcard place which then went to Remco van Eijden as a result. He defeated 2007 semi-finalist Andy Jenkins in the first round. He also defeated Alan Tabern, the ninth seed in the second round and his impressive form in the championship continued with a 4–0 win over eighth seed Wayne Mardle in the third round. The win set up a quarter final encounter with Taylor, losing 5–0.

Stompé then qualified for the Desert Classic for the second successive year. He defeated Colin Osborne in the first round but lost in round two to Raymond van Barneveld. He then suffered first round losses in the World Matchplay to Adrian Lewis and in the European Championship to Gary Anderson and also went out at the group stage of the Grand Slam of Darts. His defence of the German Darts Championship ended in the last 32 with a loss to Ronnie Baxter.

At the 2010 World Championship, Stompé defeated Steve Maish, Mervyn King and Mark Dudbridge to reach the quarter finals once more but was defeated by Mark Webster. He then reached the quarter finals of the 2010 World Matchplay, defeating Andy Hamilton and Mark Webster before losing to Raymond van Barneveld.

On 18 October that year, Stompé broke into the PDC Top 16 for the first time, dropping out three weeks later. In December, he partnered van Barneveld in the Netherlands team which won the inaugural PDC World Cup of Darts. Later that month, Stompé was knocked out of the 2011 World Championship in the first round, losing 1–3 to Peter Wright. Stompé comfortably beat Michael Smith 3–0 in the first round of the 2012 World Championship. [2] He was bitten by a dog over the Christmas period and couldn't replicate the form he showed days earlier as he lost 1–4 in the second round to Terry Jenkins, hitting just 28% of his doubles. [3] 2012 proved to be a disappointing year for Stompé as he could not reach a single quarter-final out of the 25 tournaments he played, with his best finishes being last 16 defeats in Pro Tour events. [4]

Stompé dropped out of the top 32 during 2012, but qualified for the 2013 World Championship by finishing fifth on the European Order of Merit, taking the first of four spots for non-qualified players. [5] [6] He lost 0–3 to Paul Nicholson in the first round. [7] After the tournament he was world ranked number 40. [8] Stompé lost 5–4 to Michael Mansell in the second round of the UK Open. [9] He only played in four more events during the rest of the year with his final PDC tournament coming in September. [10]

BDO return

Stompe returned to the BDO in 2014. [11] He made his return to high-profile televised BDO tournaments at the Zuiderduin Masters.

PDC return

In December 2017, RTL 7 announced that Stompé would take part in qualifying school in early 2018 in an attempt to regain his tour card. [12]

Outside darts

Co is married to his second wife Danielle. He proposed to her on stage after winning the WDF World Cup with the Netherlands. Stompé's son, also called Co (born 1991), plays on the PDC Youth Tour, and reached the final of an event in Crawley in May 2011. [13] Stompe has "adopted" Portsmouth as his football team, due to the support he has received from fans. [14]

Stompé and his wife were found guilty of taxation fraud in 2017. They received work sentences of 150 and 190 hours of work for tax fraud respectively. The court in Almelo considered forgery of documents and the deliberate submission of incorrect declarations for turnover and income tax for the years 2009 through 2013 to have been proven. The couple also received a conditional prison sentence of three months. The fraud was estimated to be more than 100,000 euros. [15]

World Championship record

BDO

PDC

Career finals

WDF major finals: 1 (1 title)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore [N 1]
Winner1.1998 Europe Cup Singles Flag of England.svg Andy Fordham 4–2 (s)

PDC team finals: 1 (1 title)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipCountryTeammateOpponents in the finalScore [N 1]
Winner1. 2010 World Cup of Darts Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WalesMark Webster and Barrie Bates 4–2 (m)

WDF team finals: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-up)

Legend
World Cup (1–2)
Europe Cup (1–2)
OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponents in the finalScore [N 1]
Winner1. 2000 Europe Cup Pairs
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld
Flag of England.svg Ted Hankey
Flag of England.svg Mervyn King
4–3 (l) [16]
Runner-up1. 2000 Europe Cup Team
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Frans Harmsen
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arjan Moen
Flag of England.svg Kevin Painter
Flag of England.svg Mervyn King
Flag of England.svg Martin Adams
Flag of England.svg Ted Hankey
3–9 (l) [17]
Runner-up2. 2002 Europe Cup Team
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vincent van der Voort
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Albertino Essers
Flag of Scotland.svg Peter Johnstone
Flag of Scotland.svg Gary Anderson
Flag of Scotland.svg George Dalglish
Flag of Scotland.svg Mike Veitch
8–9 (l) [18]
Runner-up3. 2003 World Cup Team
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Raymond van Barneveld
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Albertino Essers
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vincent van der Voort
Flag of the United States.svg Ray Carver
Flag of the United States.svg John Kuczynski
Flag of the United States.svg Bill Davis
Flag of the United States.svg George Walls
7–9 (l)
Winner3. 2006 World Cup Team
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jelle Klaasen
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vincent van der Voort
with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Niels de Ruiter
Flag of Scotland.svg Gary Anderson
Flag of Scotland.svg Mike Veitch
Flag of Scotland.svg Paul Hanvidge
Flag of Scotland.svg Paul McGimpsey
9–2 (l)
  1. 1 2 3 (l) = score in legs, (s) = score in sets.

Performance timeline

Tournament1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
BDO World Championship DNQ 1R DNQ 1R 2R SF 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R No longer a BDO Member
Winmau World Masters 2R DNQ 1R 4R 1R 4R 4R QF 2R 1R 4R 4R 2R QF 6R No longer a BDO Member 1R
Zuiderduin Masters Not held QF SF RR RR SF RR NH QF DNP RR
World Darts Trophy Not held 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R Not held
International Darts League Not held RR RR QF RR RR Not held
PDC World Championship NYFDNP QF QF 1R 2R 1R DNQ
World Matchplay NHDNPDNQ 1R QF DNQ [N 1]
World Grand Prix Not heldDNPDNQ 1R DNQ
Las Vegas Desert Classic Not heldDNP 1R 2R Not held
UK Open Not heldDNPDNQ 3R 3R 4R 2R 2R
Grand Slam of Darts Not heldDNQ RR QF RR RR DNQ
European Championship Not heldDNQ 1R 1R 1R 1R DNQ
Players Championship Finals Not heldDNQ 1R 1R 2R DNQ
Masters of Darts Not held RR NHDNPNot held
Performance Table Legend
DNPDid not play at the eventDNQDid not qualify for the eventNYFNot yet founded#Rlost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QFlost in the quarter-finalsSFlost in the semi-finalsFlost in the finalWwon the tournament
  1. No longer a PDC Member.

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