Adrian Lewis

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Adrian Lewis
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Personal information
Full name Adrian Lewis
Nickname Jackpot
Born (1985-01-21) 21 January 1985 (age 29)
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Home town Stoke-on-Trent
England
Darts information
Playing darts since 2002
Darts 21g Target 'Adrian Lewis'
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Reach Up by Perfecto Allstarz
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2003
PDC 2004–
Current world ranking 3
BDO majors - best performances
World Masters Last 128: 2003
World Darts Trophy Last 16: 2007
Int. Darts League Semi-finals: 2007
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Winner 2011, 2012
World Matchplay Runner-up: 2013
World Grand Prix Runner-up: 2010
Grand Slam Semi-finals: 2011, 2013
Premier League Runner-up: 2011
Ch'ship League Initial groups, Runner-up: 2008
Desert Classic Quarter-finals: 2007, 2009
European Ch'ship Winner: 2013
UK Open Winner: 2014
US Open/WSoD Runner-up: 2006
Players Ch'ship Finals Runner-up: 2014
The Masters Runner-up: 2013
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
British Teenage Open
Chris de Roo Open
World Cup of Darts

European Tour Events
German Darts Masters

Players Championships Players Ch'ship (AUT)
Players Ch'ship (CRA)
Players Ch'ship (GER)
Players Ch'ship (IRE)
Players Ch'ship (SCO)

UK Open Regionals
Regional Finals (SCO)
UK Open Qualifier
2003
2004
2012, 2013


2012


2009
2010
2010
2009, 2013
2005, 2006


2005
2011

Adrian Lewis (born 21 January 1985 in Stoke-on-Trent) is an English professional darts player for the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) who is a two-time PDC World Darts Champion. He is nicknamed Jackpot, following a visit to a casino whilst competing at the 2005 Las Vegas Desert Classic when he "won" a $72,000 jackpot but was unable to claim the money as he was under-age by US gaming laws – despite being eligible in the UK.[1] During the early part of his career until 2007, he was a protégé of multi-world champion Phil Taylor having practised together in their home city Stoke-on-Trent and made his television debut in 2004, aged 19 at the UK Open.[1]

Early career[edit]

Lewis had shown his potential at the age of 18 by winning the 2003 British Teenage Open.[2][3] His professional career began in the British Darts Organisation (BDO) events but he only competed in one major tournament, the 2003 Winmau World Masters, losing in the last 128.[4] Lewis then joined the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) without ever qualifying or playing in the BDO World Championship.[4]

Lewis reached a semi-final of the regional qualifiers for the UK Open in 2004, which provided his opportunity for a television debut at the 2004 UK Open in Bolton, where he narrowly lost 7–8 to Dennis Harbour in the last 64.[5][6] His next television appearance came against his mentor Phil Taylor at the 2004 Las Vegas Desert Classic where he went out 0–2 in the first round.[5] He then went on to win his first match on television at the 2004 World Grand Prix beating former world champion Richie Burnett, before losing to Gary Welding.[5] His first professional ranking title came in September 2004, when he won the Chris de Roo Open after defeating Colin Lloyd in the final.[5]

He failed to qualify for the 2005 World Championship, but back at Bolton for the 2005 UK Open he produced one of the rare whitewashes in the tournament's history, beating Colin Monk 11–0 before falling 11–8 to Chris Mason in the last 16.[5]

Major breakthrough[edit]

In late 2005, Lewis began to produce some promising results including his first major event quarter-final which came in the World Matchplay, where he lost to Colin Lloyd.[5] This result saw him break in the top 32 in the world for the first time.[5] He then became the first player to win both PDC Pro Tour events during a weekend by taking the PDPA Players Championship and the UK Open Scottish Regional titles.[5][7]

Lewis made his PDC World Championship debut in 2006, reaching the quarter-finals by defeating Dave Honey, Dennis Priestley and Roland Scholten.[8] He was involved in, what has become, an infamous match against Peter Manley. When 2–1 down Lewis successfully hit a blind 180, where he turned to face Manley as the last dart was in the air. Manley won the set and then appeared to say something while Lewis was throwing, which caused him to leave the stage. Lewis did return, but went on to lose the match 5–3.[9]

His biggest breakthrough came in May 2006 when he joined the 15 other PDC players in the top 16 competing against 16 American qualifiers in the World Series of Darts which was broadcast on ESPN. Lewis' performance in this tournament made others refer to him as a major threat in years to come. He beat Lloyd 6–5, Denis Ovens 9–6 and Priestley 11–1 before falling in the final 13–5 to Taylor.[10] His ranking continued to rise by reaching the latter stages of the non-televised PDC Pro Tour events during 2006 (including winning a Scottish Players Championship) as well as the last 16 of the UK Open having beat Wayne Mardle 11–10 in the last 32, before losing to John MaGowan 11–6.[11][12]

2007–2010[edit]

Between 2007 and 2010, Lewis produced inconsistent form and was often unable to follow up on big wins such as at the 2007 World Matchplay in Blackpool where he beat the incumbent world champion Raymond van Barneveld 16–14 in the quarter-finals before losing heavily 17–7 in the semi-finals to James Wade.[13]

He lost to Andy Jenkins in the last 16 of the 2007 World Championship, but was selected by Sky Sports as a wildcard for the 2007 Premier League.[14][15] The event is prestigious as it involves the top six PDC players and two wildcards. Lewis finished seventh in the league, winning five of his fourteen matches.[16] Lewis also advanced to the semi-finals of the International Darts League, but was thrashed 9–1 by Gary Anderson.[17]

He reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship for the second time in 2008, but was defeated 5–2 by Kevin Painter.[18] He fared much better in the Premier League this year by finishing fourth in the table to advance to the play-offs where Taylor comfortably beat him 11–1.[19] At the 2008 European Darts Championship, Lewis played his first-round match against Hannes Schnier with three plasters on his non-throwing hand – having attempted to catch a falling glass backstage but shattered in his hand. After winning the match 5–2, Lewis was taken to hospital for checks on two deep cuts.[20] Lewis went on to beat Ovens 9–5 before producing at the time arguably the best performance of his career with a 9–2 victory over van Barneveld in the quarter-finals. An 11–7 victory over Manley set up a final with Taylor. Lewis lost 11–5 but his performance in the tournament guaranteed him a place in the 2008 Grand Slam of Darts.[21][22]

Lewis was defeated in the second round of the 2009 World Championship, 3–4 by Paul Nicholson but did manage to end his title drought in September.[23] He won his first PDC Pro Tour event in three years at the Austrian Players Championship, where he beat Carlos Rodriguez 6–4 in the final, which included a nine dart finish. He dedicated victory to his one month old daughter. He added another Pro Tour title the following month at the Irish Open Players Championship beating Andy Hamilton in the final by 6 legs to 4.

His form on television also improved during 2009 reaching the quarter finals of the Las Vegas Desert Classic, World Matchplay and World Grand Prix. During 2010 he also made the last eight of the World Championship, Players Championships and UK Open before reaching his first televised final on Sky Television in the 2010 World Grand Prix where he beat Phil Taylor for the first time on television in the semi finals but lost to James Wade in the final. There were further title successes in 2010, when he won Players Championships in Crawley and Germany to bring his overall Pro Tour title tally to seven.

2011 season[edit]

World Championship win[edit]

Lewis reached the final of the 2011 PDC World Darts Championship courtesy of victories over Tony Eccles, Mark Dudbridge, Robert Thornton, Vincent van der Voort and Mark Webster en route to the final, where he played Gary Anderson. The match-up ensured that, for the first time, the winner of the PDC World Championship would not have previously succeeded in the rival BDO World Championship. Lewis himself became the only player to have reached the PDC final without playing full-time on the BDO circuit.

During the first set of the match, Lewis became the first player to throw a nine dart finish in a World Championship final.[24] Lewis went on to win the match 7–5 and with it the championship,[24] guaranteeing him a place in the 2011 Premier League. He has also risen to his highest ranking of no.2. In addition, at 25 years old Lewis became the fifth youngest player to win a World Championship, behind Jelle Klaasen (21 in 2006), Eric Bristow (22 in 1980), Keith Deller (23 in 1983), and Mark Webster (24 in 2008), as well as the youngest ever PDC World Champion.

Rest of 2011[edit]

In the 2011 Players Championship Finals Lewis lost 6–4 to Steve Beaton in the first round.

He got off to a winning start in the 2011 premier league of darts by beating the 2010 champion Phil Taylor 8–2, only to lose to Taylor 8–3 in their second meeting. Week 4 saw him get his first heavy defeat of the 2011 campaign, losing 8–2 to Mark Webster. He went on to defeat Gary Anderson in Anderson's home country of Scotland after both players were distracted by the crowd. Lewis was being booed and coins were thrown at him but he went on to win the match 8–3 and both players stated their disappointment with the crowd. During his walk on he had beer thrown over him.[25] Lewis proceeded to make it to the final of the 2011 Premier League but lost 10–4 to Gary Anderson after beating Phil Taylor 8–3 in the semi final in the same night.

Lewis was eliminated in the third round of the 2011 U.K. Open by Terry Jenkins, who took a 9–7 match. He lost 17–10 in the semi-finals of the 2011 World Matchplay to James Wade. He hit another perfect 9 dart leg on 31 July 2011 at the European Darts Championships against Raymond van Barneveld during their semi- final match which he won 11–10. He played Phil Taylor in the final and lost 8–11.[26]

In the 2011 World Grand Prix, he played John Part in his first round match. He lost 2 sets to 1 after leading 1–0 in sets and 2–0 in legs.

He reached the final of the first players championship in Derby and was defeated 6–2 by Jamie Caven.[27] In the Crawley Players Championship he was defeated in the final by Paul Nicholson 6–4 in a hard fought match, he had defeated Ronnie Baxter 6–5 in the semi final.[28]

Lewis was now under the management of former World Champion Keith Deller and under his guidance he has appeared in several major finals, including his World Championship win.

2012 season[edit]

Defending his title[edit]

Lewis became the third player, after Eric Bristow and Raymond van Barneveld, to successfully defend their first World Championship title in the 2012 PDC World Championship, by beating Andy Hamilton 7–3 in the Final.[29]

He almost exited the tournament on multiple occasions, beginning with his first round match against Nigel Heydon. He trailed 0–2 and was stung by a wasp during a break on his non-throwing hand, but nevertheless managed to claw his way back to 2–2. Heydon led 2–1 in the deciding set, but never had a dart for the match as Lewis won four of the last five legs to avoid an early exit.[30] More comfortable victories ensued over Robert Thornton (4–2) and Wayne Jones (4–0), with Lewis seemingly heading for the semi-finals as he led Terry Jenkins 3–0 in the last 8, having only lost 2 legs.[31] However, his opponent stormed back to level the match, before Lewis rediscovered his form to win the last two sets and clinch a 5–3 win. He said after the match that he had "lost his way" during Jenkins' fightback, but was delighted to be in the semi-finals.[32]

His semi-final match with James Wade was hailed as one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Lewis trailed both 2–0 and 5–1, only to win the next 5 sets, including 10 straight legs, to incredibly win 6–5 and finished with a 161 checkout.[33] After the semi-final Lewis stated: "That was the best win of my career, definitely".[34]

The match eventually finished at 12:50am (GMT) and with Lewis required to give a drug test upon its completion, he stated he only got 4 hours sleep after going to bed at 5am.[35] However, Lewis managed to never trail against Hamilton and was a double 12 away from hitting a nine-darter in the final for the second successive year. Lewis clinched victory with his third attempt at the match winning double and said afterwards he believed he could win 10 World Championship titles.[29] The tournament victory took Lewis' career prize money above the £1 million mark,[7] and confirmed his number two status in the PDC Order of Merit.[36] His semi-final comeback was named PDC Televised Performance of the Year at the PDC annual awards ceremony on 3 January.[37]

Rest of 2012[edit]

Lewis maintained his form for his next tournament of the season as he represented England and won the 2012 PDC World Cup of Darts, with Phil Taylor. The pair needed a sudden-death leg to see off Canada in the second round, before defeating the United States and Wales to reach the final where they played the Australian team consisting of Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson. The final finished with the scores at 3–3 meaning that a sudden-death leg was required to decide the title. Australia missed four darts to take the crown and England two, before Lewis took out double 5 to win his first World Cup, stating that the victory meant more to him than his second world title won a month earlier.[38]

Lewis was an automatic entrant for the Premier League due to his Order of Merit ranking.[39] His first game was against Taylor, just four days after their World Cup win. Lewis led the match 6–1, before Taylor came back to draw 7–7.[40] Taylor averaged 112.79 which is the highest televised average in a match without actually winning it.[41] Lewis drew his next two matches before succumbing to a heavy 1–8 defeat to Gary Anderson. He had to wait until the 7th game of the season for his first win which came with an 8–3 defeat of Kevin Painter.[42] Lewis went into the final match knowing a victory over Simon Whitlock would guarantee him a place in the play-offs,[43] however he lost 6–8 to finish the season 6th in the table.[44]

Lewis lost in the last 32 of the UK Open 7–9 to Wes Newton,[45] and in the final of the seventh Players Tour Championship of the season, 3–6 to Ronnie Baxter.[46] Lewis entered the World Matchplay knowing that if he could progress further than Phil Taylor he would move to world number one for the first time.[47] He began with a 10–0 whitewash of Robert Thornton and a 13–7 victory over Andy Smith,[48] but was then beaten 12–16 by Terry Jenkins in the quarter-finals to remain second in the world.[47] In September, Lewis won his first individual title since his World Championship win at the fourth European Tour event, the German Darts Masters in Stuttgart. He dropped just three legs in his first three games before beating Tony West 6–3 in the quarter-finals and James Wade 6–1 in the semis to face occasional practice partner Ian White in the final. Lewis won 6–3 to claim his first European Tour title.[49] After losing his opening two games of the Grand Slam of Darts to Tony O'Shea and John Part, Lewis failed to qualify from his group for the fourth time in the six stagings of the tournament.[50] After all 33 ProTour events of 2012 had been played, Lewis finished 11th on the Order of Merit to qualify for the Players Championship Finals.[51] Lewis had spent 24 hours with his wife Sarah as she went into labour, before travelling to the tournament in Minehead to face Richie Burnett. With Lewis leading 5–3, the pair were involved in a heated argument on stage as Burnett accused him of clicking his darts whilst he was throwing. Lewis took out 116 in the next leg to take the match, before returning to Stoke where Sarah gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours of the morning.[52][53] Lewis once again returned to Minehead to face Taylor on only five hours sleep in 48 hours and lost 7–10.[54]

2013 season[edit]

Lewis finally relinquished his World Championship crown in the 2013 edition of the event. Despite not being at his best he comfortably made it through to the quarter-finals as he stretched his unbeaten run in the tournament to 15 games. There he faced Michael van Gerwen and what resulted was one of the greatest matches ever played in the tournament.[55] Both players averaged over 100 as Lewis came from a set down four times to level the tie at 4–4. In the deciding set Lewis needed 60 to win but missed two darts at double top, later explaining that he had blocked the bed with his first dart. Van Gerwen stepped in to win three successive legs and end Lewis' hopes of a hat-trick of consecutive world titles.[56][57]

Lewis retained his World Cup of Darts crown with Phil Taylor in February. They survived two match darts from South Africa in the last 16 and one from Wales in the semi-finals to play the Belgian brothers Ronny and Kim Huybrechts in the final.[58][59] Lewis lost to Kim 0–4, but beat Ronny 4–2 meaning Taylor could secure the title by defeating Kim and he did so 4–1.[60] Lewis lost his first four games of the 2013 Premier League, but in week five he beat Michael van Gerwen 7–4 to record his first win.[61] He narrowly avoided relegation after week nine,[62] and could only pick up a total of four wins from his 16 games to finish 8th in the table.[63] Lewis reached the quarter-finals of the UK Open for only the second time in his career, but lost 6–10 to Peter Wright.[64]

Lewis won his third major title at the European Championship, his first that wasn't a World Championship. He beat Mensur Suljović in the first round then averaged over 100 in his last four matches, including victory over Michael van Gerwen in the semi-finals, maintaining his high standard for 63 successive legs, which culminated in an 11–6 victory over Simon Whitlock in the final.[65] Lewis beat Ronny Huybrechts, Brendan Dolan and Andy Hamilton at the World Matchplay to once again face van Gerwen in the semi-finals of a major event.[66] The match was played at a frenetic pace as the 32 legs took 52 minutes, with Lewis hitting 16 180's and fighting back from 14–15 down to win 17–15.[67] In his first Matchplay final Lewis played Phil Taylor and averaged 105.92 and hit 19 maximums, but Taylor averaged 111.23 to take the match 18–13.[68] In October, Lewis won his first Pro Tour title in over a year at the ninth Players Championship as he came from 3–0 down in the final to beat Brendan Dolan 6–4.[69] Lewis almost pulled out of the inaugural Masters tournament due to a bout of flu before edging past Kim Huybrechts in the first round 6–5 and then thrashing home favourite Robert Thornton 8–2.[70] His semi-final match with Raymond van Barneveld was the best of the event as he took out a 116 finish in the final leg to break throw and win 10–9. However, he only had 15 minutes to prepare for the final against Taylor and, although he averaged 108, he was 5–0 down at the first break. Lewis claimed his first leg of the final to trail 9–1 but the match was over in the next.[71] Lewis overcame Van Gerwen and Kim Huybrechts in the last 16 and quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts to meet Taylor in the semi-finals. What followed was the highest quality darts match ever played as Lewis averaged 110.99 over 25 legs to Taylor's 109.76 in a 16–9 defeat, the highest combined average ever recorded.[72] Lewis was 8–7 up but missed darts at doubles to lose eight successive legs including one where both players had left 160 with Lewis wiring the double top only for Taylor to step in and take it out. The match broke the PDC record for 180's with 32, beating the old record set in the 2007 World Championship final where 31 were made in 32 more legs than this match.[73]

2014 season[edit]

Lewis was untroubled in winning through to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Championship as none of his opponents could take more than a single set off him.[74] He then scored similar to his opponent Michael van Gerwen, but hit only 28% of his doubles to suffer a heavy 6–0 loss.[75] Lewis reached the finals of the first and third UK Open Qualifiers but was defeated 6–2 on both occasions by Andy Hamilton and Phil Taylor respectively.[76][77]

At the UK Open, he began his campaign with a 9–5 win over Ronnie Baxter in the third round, before recovering from 7–3 down to Ronny Huybrechts to progress 9–8.[78] More comfortable wins over Raymond van Barneveld (9–2) and Mensur Suljović (10–3) followed before Lewis beat Mervyn King 10–6 to play Terry Jenkins in the final.[79] Lewis thrashed him 11–1 with an average of 109.13 for his first UK Open title and a fourth major win.[80] He had a strong start to the Premier League with 7–1 and 7–3 victories over Simon Whitlock and Phil Taylor in the opening two matches and was still in the top four after nine weeks of play. However, Lewis then lost four games in a row and went on to finish sixth in the table, missing out on the play-offs for the third year in a row.[81] Lewis and Taylor could not complete a hat-trick of successive World Cup of Darts titles as they met the Netherlands in the final with Taylor losing 4–0 to Van Gerwen and Lewis being beaten 4–0 by Van Barneveld and 4–2 by Van Gerwen meaning the tie was over before Taylor's second singles match.[82]

Lewis was beaten 16–8 by Gary Anderson in the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay.[83] From 2–0 up in sets in the second round of the World Grand Prix he lost 3–2 to Kevin Painter and suffered a 6–4 defeat to Jelle Klaasen in the first round of the European Championship.[84] Lewis' season seemed to be fading dramatically when he lost to youngsters Rowby-John Rodriguez and Keegan Brown at the Grand Slam of Darts which meant he had been eliminated from the competition before his final group game, but he returned to form at the Players Championship Finals.[85] Jamie Caven had one dart at the bull to defeat Lewis in the quarter-finals but missed and Lewis checked out 124 and 123 in successive legs to win 10–9 and then enjoyed a more comfortable 11–6 victory against Wes Newton to play Anderson in the final in an attempt to win more than one major in the same season for the first time. However, from holding a slender 4–3 lead, Lewis lost five successive legs and was defeated 11–6.[86]

Controversies[edit]

Lewis has been involved in several controversial matches during his career, including his debut World Championship in 2006. During his quarter-final with Peter Manley he decided to leave the stage part-way through the match as he alleged Manley had been trying to upset him whilst he was throwing.[87]

In April 2008, he argued with Kevin Painter during their quarter final match at the Holland Masters. This resulted in a 6 months ban for Lewis, as well as a 4 months suspension and a fine of £400.

At the 2009 World Grand Prix Lewis was playing Gary Anderson in the second round and during the first set the two players exchanged words after Anderson felt Lewis went into the exclusion zone while Anderson was throwing. Lewis won the match 3–2.[88]

The final of the 2010 World Grand Prix saw Lewis in an ill-tempered clash which eventually he lost 3–6 to James Wade. Lewis accused Wade of putting off his throw, by "stamping" on the oche.[89] The pair exchanged a brief handshake, which Wade appeared to look reluctant about. Lewis had also been involved in an incident with Taylor, just 24 hours earlier, during their semi-final match, where Taylor accused Lewis of playing up to the crowd to put him off.[90]

During the 2012 PDC World Darts Championship semi-final, both Lewis and his opponent James Wade left the stage with Lewis trailing 2–0 in sets, after complaining of a 'draught' blowing across the stage. The 25 minute break seemed to provoke the crowd into heckling Lewis for the remainder of the game, Lewis went on to win the match 6–5.[91]

Ranking and earnings[edit]

Lewis has risen to second in the PDC Order of Merit – the PDC's world ranking system, and has been ranked at a high of 2nd since beating Gary Anderson to win his first World Championship final. He is currently ranked 3rd in the pdc order of merit. He has won £1,219,517 during his 10 year career.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His daughter, Myla Niamh was born in August 2009,[92] with then girlfriend Katie-Adele Hughes.[93] On 6 August 2012 he married Sarah Podmore (born 1987), who has three children from her previous marriage, and in December 2012 gave birth to their son Matthew.[54]

He supports his local football team Stoke City.[94]

Outside of darts[edit]

In 2012, Lewis, together with the other seven players who competed in the Premier League recorded a charity single with Chas Hodges and his band called 'Got My Tickets For The Darts' which was written by Chas. It was released on 18 May, the night after the play-offs at the O2 in London, where it was premiered. Proceeds from the single will be donated to the Haven House Children's Hospice.[95]

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

Career finals[edit]

PDC premier event finals: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
World Championship (2–0)
World Matchplay (0–1)
World Grand Prix (0–1)
Premier League (0–1)
European Championship (1–2)
Other (1–2)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score[N 1]
Runner-up 1. 2008 European Championship England Taylor, PhilPhil Taylor 5–11 (l)
Runner-up 2. 2010 World Grand Prix England Wade, JamesJames Wade 3–6 (s)
Winner 1. 2011 World Darts Championship Scotland Anderson, GaryGary Anderson 7–5 (s)
Runner-up 3. 2011 Premier League Darts Scotland Anderson, GaryGary Anderson 4–10 (l)
Runner-up 4. 2011 European Championship England Taylor, PhilPhil Taylor 8–11 (l)
Winner 2. 2012 World Darts Championship England Hamilton, AndyAndy Hamilton 7–3 (s)
Winner 3. 2013 European Championship Australia Whitlock, SimonSimon Whitlock 11–6 (l)
Runner-up 5. 2013 World Matchplay England Taylor, PhilPhil Taylor 13–18 (l)
Runner-up 6. 2013 The Masters England Taylor, PhilPhil Taylor 1–10 (l)
Winner 4. 2014 UK Open England Jenkins, TerryTerry Jenkins 11–1 (l)
Runner-up 7. 2014 Players Championship Finals Scotland Anderson, GaryGary Anderson 6-11 (l)
  1. ^ (l) = score in legs, (s) = score in sets.

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
PDC World Championship DNP QF 3R QF 2R QF W W QF SF
UK Open DNP 3R 6R 5R 5R 4R 4R QF 3R 4R QF W
Premier League Darts Not held DNP RR SF DNP RR RU RR RR RR
World Matchplay DNP QF 2R SF 1R QF 1R SF QF RU QF
World Grand Prix DNP 1R DNP 2R QF 2R QF RU 1R 2R 2R 2R
European Championship Not held RU 1R 1R RU 1R W 1R
The Masters Not held RU QF
Grand Slam of Darts Not held 2R RR RR RR SF RR SF RR
German Darts Championship Not held 5R 4R QF Not held 1R 1R 3R
Players Championship Finals Not held 1R QF 1R DNP 2R 2R RU
Championship League Not held RR RR RR RR RR RR NH
US Open Not held DNP 3R A QF Not held
Las Vegas Desert Classic DNP 1R 1R 1R QF 2R QF Not held
BDO World Championship DNP Not BDO Member
Winmau World Masters 2R Not BDO Member
Performance Table Legend
DNP Did not play in the event #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

Nine-dart finishes[edit]

Adrian Lewis televised nine-dart finishes
Date Opponent Tournament Method Prize
3 January 2011 England Gary Anderson PDC World Darts Championship 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 £10,000
31 July 2011 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld European Championship 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 £102,000

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Phil Taylor
PDC World Champion
20112012
Succeeded by
Phil Taylor