Alex Roy (darts player)

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Alex Roy
Personal information
Nickname Ace of Herts
Born (1974-09-04) 4 September 1974 (age 40)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Home town Watford, Hertfordshire
England
Darts information
Playing darts since 1987
Darts 22g Alex Roy Shot/Puma
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Burn In My Light by Mercy Drive
Organisation (see split in darts)
PDC 1998–
Current world ranking 98
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008
World Matchplay Quarter Finals: 2000, 2003
World Grand Prix Last 16: 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007
Ch'ship League Initial groups, 6th, 2008
Desert Classic Last 16: 2005
European Ch'ship Last 32: 2008
UK Open Quarter Finals: 2005, 2006
Players Ch'ship Finals Last 32: 2009
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
PDC Challenge Tour (ENG)
PDC World Ch'ship Qualifiers
Vauxhall Spring Pro
Watford Open

Players Championships
Players Ch'ship (SCO)

UK Open Regional Final
Regional Final (NOW)
2014
2011
2004
2010


2008


2005

Alex Roy (born 4 September 1974 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is a darts player who competes in Professional Darts Corporation events. He uses the nickname Ace of Herts for this matches and is with Dave Holland Management.

Career[edit]

He made his first impression on the darts circuit at the 1998 Dutch Open by reaching the semi-finals. He made his World Championship debut in 1999 but lost his first match to Rod Harrington. His overall record in the World Championship was quite disappointing, winning just three matches in his first eight attempts – but four times he has reached the last 16.

His record in the other televised PDC major tournaments has been slightly better with quarter final appearances at the World Matchplay in 2000 and 2003 and also at the UK Open in 2005 and 2006.

Roy won his first PDC title in March 2004 by beating Wayne Mardle at the JR+Vauxhall Holiday Park 128 Plus Classic and in May 2004 he reached the final of the Antwerp Open, losing to Colin Lloyd. In the following March he took his first Pro Tour (non-televised) title at the North West Regional Final of the UK Open beating Ronnie Baxter in the final. He has reached two other PDC non-televised finals since – the 2006 Sheppey Classic (losing 5–6 to Colin Osborne) and the 2007 Welsh Players Championship, when he beat Phil Taylor in the last 32 before losing the final to Raymond van Barneveld. He avenged that defeat to van Barneveld the following month at the Irish Players Championship before losing to Adrian Lewis in the quarter finals.

In October 2008 Roy won his first PDC title since March 2005 with victory at the Scottish Players Championship event in Irvine, beating Denis Ovens in a deciding leg in the final with a 161 checkout.[1]

Roy's entrance music is "Burn in My Light" by Mercy Drive, which was the former theme of professional wrestler Randy Orton. Roy even does Orton's trademark pose to the song once he steps onto the oche.

Outside darts[edit]

Roy is married with two children. He enjoys fishing and is a supporter of Liverpool F.C.. He is not a full-time professional player – he makes his main living as a builder.

World Championship Performances[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PDC website report – Scottish Delight For Roy from the Professional Darts Corporation, retrieved 19-10-2008

External links[edit]