Tony Martin (darts player)

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Tony Martin
Personal information
Born (1981-05-10) 10 May 1981 (age 39)
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England
Home town Liverpool, Merseyside
Darts information
Playing darts since1999
Darts24 Gram Jocky Wilson
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music"Be Faithful" by Fatman Scoop Ft. Faith Evans
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2002–2006, 2008–2010, 2011–2017, 2019–2020
PDC 2006–2008, 2010–2011, 2017–2019
WDF 2019–
Current world ranking (WDF) 16 Increase2.svg 3 (22 October 2020) [1]
BDO majors – best performances
World Ch'ship Last 32: 2005
World Masters Last 128: 2002, 2003, 2006
World Darts Trophy Last 32: 2005, 2006
Int. Darts League Last 32 Group: 2005, 2006
Finder Masters Last 24 Group: 2004
PDC premier events – best performances
UK Open Last 96: 2007
Other tournament wins
TournamentYears
Italian Open
Slovak Masters
2019
2019

Tony Martin (born 10 May 1981) is an English professional darts player who plays in Professional Darts Corporation events.

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Career

Martin started his darts career playing in British Darts Organisation tournaments and was a runner-up in the British Classic to Mervyn King in 2002. He reached other finals at the Swedish Open in 2004 losing to Shaun Greatbatch and the Norway Open in 2005 losing to Michael van Gerwen. He also reached the quarter finals of the Dutch Open in 2004.

Tony started playing with Merseyside youth at the age of 18. At the age of 21 he was selected to play for the county of Clwyd.[ citation needed ] In his first season, he gained the British Darts Organisation Young Player Of The Year Award.

He only managed one appearance at the Lakeside Country Club for the BDO World Darts Championship when he lost a first round match in 2005 to Simon Whitlock.

He switched to compete in the Professional Darts Corporation for several months but announced in August 2007 that he would be returning to compete on the BDO circuit. [2] having lost his main sponsor Masterdarts. He also switched to be on the same circuit as his wife Anastasia Dobromyslova. [3] His wife moved across to the PDC in December 2008 which in turn left Martin playing on a different circuit again. It was announced however during the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts that Martin would be competing in the PDC once more, starting in January 2010.

However his season in the PDC was difficult as he suffered from loss of form and had injury problems, As a result, he did not get a tour card.

World Championship performances

BDO

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References

  1. "WDF Men's Rankings Table". WDF. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  2. Martin switches back to BDO
  3. http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/82088/anastasia-the-lady-from-russia-taking-the-darts-world-by-storm.aspx