Alan Warriner-Little

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Alan Warriner-Little
Personal information
Nickname The Iceman
Born (1962-03-24) 24 March 1962 (age 52)
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Home town Crosby, Cumbria
England
Darts information
Playing darts since 1980
Darts 22g Red Dragon
Laterality right-handed
Walk-on music Cold as Ice (1977) - Foreigner
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1985-1993
PDC 1993-2009 (Founding Member)
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Runner-up 1993
World Masters Runner-up 1998
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi-finalist 1999, 2003
World Matchplay Runner-up 1997, 2000
World Grand Prix Winner 2001
Desert Classic Quarter Final 2003
UK Open Quarter Final 2004
US Open/WSoD Last 16 2007
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Atlantic City Open
Belgium Open
Boston Pro
British Open
British Pentathlon
Cleveland Darts Extraveganza
Dutch Open
England Open
Finnish Open
German Open
Isle Of Man Open
Jersey Festival Of Darts
North American Open
PDC Eastbourne Open
PDC Scottish Masters
PDC UK Matchplay
Witch City Open
1996
1989, 1990
2000
1990
1988
1999

1989, 1993, 1998
1998
1993
1998
1986
2000
1992
2002
1997
1995
2000
Other achievements
PDC World Number 1 (Jan 1993 to Nov 1994), (Feb 1997 to Aug 1998), (Oct 2001 to Jan 2002), (Jan 2002 to May 2002)BDO World Number 1 (1993), WDF World Number 1 (1993)
Updated on 15 May 2012.

Alan Warriner-Little (born Alan Warriner on 24 March 1962 in Lancaster, Lancashire) is an English former professional darts player. He currently lives in Crosby, Cumbria and played with the nickname The Iceman.[1] He is a former World Grand Prix champion, and a former runner-up at the World Professional Darts Championship.

Darts career[edit]

He made his World Championship debut in 1989, losing a second-round match to Jocky Wilson. He reached the quarter-finals in 1991 and 1992, before reaching his first World Final in 1993 - but he lost 3-6 to John Lowe. This form took him to the top of the world rankings.

He joined the top players in the game when they separated from the BDO after that 1993 final.

He was the first world number one in the PDC rankings between January 1993 and November 1994, and also regained the position twice (February 1997 to August 1998 and October 2001 to May 2002), he is the only player in history to be World number 1 in all the darts bodies at the same time (BDO, PDC, WDF)

He has a consistent record in the PDC World Championship - reaching the quarter-finals seven times (1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006) and the semi-finals twice (1999 and 2003).

He won the 2001 World Grand Prix and also recorded the highest 3 dart average with a double start which is 106.45 which he done in the first round of that tournament.[2] As well as that he was runner-up in this event in 2004. He also was runner-up in the World Matchplay in 1997 and 2000, as well as in the World Masters in 1998.[3]

World Championship Results[edit]

BDO[edit]

PDC[edit]

  • 1994: Quarter Final (lost to Steve Brown 3-4)
  • 1995: Last 24 Group (finished second in Group 4 behind Dennis Smith)
  • 1996: Quarter Final (lost to Dennis Priestley 1-4)
  • 1997: Quarter Final (lost to Eric Bristow 3-5)
  • 1998: Last 24 Group (finished bottom in Group 8)
  • 1999: Semi Final (lost to Phil Taylor 3-5)
  • 2000: Quarter Final (lost to Phil Taylor 0-5)
  • 2001: Quarter Final (lost to John Part 1-4)
  • 2002: Second Round (lost to Colin Lloyd 4-6)
  • 2003: Semi Final (lost to Phil Taylor 1-6)
  • 2004: Quarter Final (lost to Phil Taylor 1-5)
  • 2005: Third Round (lost to Paul Williams 1-4)
  • 2006: Quarter Final (lost to Wayne Mardle 0-5)
  • 2007: First Round (lost to Alan Tabern 0-3)
  • 2008: Second Round (lost to Peter Manley 1-4)

Outside darts[edit]

He married Brenda Little in the summer of 2005.[4]

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