Stompé in 2011
|Full name||Jacobus Wilhelmus Stompé|
|Born||10 September 1962|
|Home town|| Lelystad |
|Playing darts since||1988|
|Darts||22g Grad Slam|
|Walk-on music||"Sandstorm" by Darude|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|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|
|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 ]
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Stompé was born in Amsterdam, where, before turning professional, he was among other things a tram driver on tram line 14.
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Towards the end of his BDO career, Stompé also acted as a darts commentator for Dutch commercial television station SBS6.
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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.
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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.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.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. 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.
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.He lost 0–3 to Paul Nicholson in the first round. After the tournament he was world ranked number 40. Stompé lost 5–4 to Michael Mansell in the second round of the UK Open. He only played in four more events during the rest of the year with his final PDC tournament coming in September.
Stompe returned to the BDO in 2014.He made his return to high-profile televised BDO tournaments at the Zuiderduin Masters.
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.
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.Stompe has "adopted" Portsmouth as his football team, due to the support he has received from fans.
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.
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||1998||Europe Cup Singles||4–2 (s)|
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Country||Teammate||Opponents in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||2010||World Cup of Darts||Raymond van Barneveld||4–2 (m)|
|World Cup (1–2)|
|Europe Cup (1–2)|
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponents in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||2000|| Europe Cup Pairs|
|Runner-up||1.||2000|| Europe Cup Team|
|Runner-up||2.||2002|| Europe Cup Team|
|Runner-up||3.||2003|| World Cup Team|
|Winner||3.||2006|| World Cup Team|
|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||NYF||DNP||QF||QF||1R||2R||1R||DNQ|
|World Grand Prix||Not held||DNP||DNQ||1R||DNQ|
|Las Vegas Desert Classic||Not held||DNP||1R||2R||Not held|
|UK Open||Not held||DNP||DNQ||3R||3R||4R||2R||2R|
|Grand Slam of Darts||Not held||DNQ||RR||QF||RR||RR||DNQ|
|European Championship||Not held||DNQ||1R||1R||1R||1R||DNQ|
|Players Championship Finals||Not held||DNQ||1R||1R||2R||DNQ|
|Masters of Darts||Not held||RR||NH||DNP||Not held|
|Performance Table Legend|
|DNP||Did not play at the event||DNQ||Did not qualify for the event||NYF||Not yet founded||#R||lost in the early rounds of the tournament|
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
|QF||lost in the quarter-finals||SF||lost in the semi-finals||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|
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