Anthony Fleet

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Anthony Fleet
Personal information
Full name Anthony Fleet
Nickname Fleety
Born (1965-09-06) 6 September 1965 (age 49)
Australia
Home town Canberra
Australia
Darts information
Playing darts since -
Darts -
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Down Under by Men at Work
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2001-2011
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 32: 2010
World Masters Last 136: 2009
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2007
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Central Coast Australian Classic
Oak Flats Soundwaves Open
Goulburn Open
Pacific Masters
Australian Grand Masters
2003, 2009
2005
2008
2009
2009, 2010

Anthony "Tony" Fleet (born 6 September 1965) is a former Australian darts player who competed in the BDO/WDF system.

Darts career[edit]

Fleet qualified for the 2007 PDC World Darts Championship, but was defeated 3-0 by Adrian Lewis in the first round.

In 2009, Fleet won the Pacific Masters, and the WDF World Cup pairs with Geoff Kime.

2010 World Championship[edit]

Fleet qualified to play in the 2010 BDO World Championships at the Lakeside Country Club where he was drawn against the 2007 World Champion Martin Adams. In the first leg of the match, Fleet appeared to be very nervous - dropping his darts twice, struggling to maintain grip and also losing his balance a few times. In 27 darts, Fleet scored 26, 41, 60, 60, 5, 41 (with his first dart hitting double 1), 22, 80 and 11, and it is largely considered to be "the worst leg in darts history". Adams also struggled to get going in the leg, missing 4 darts at a double before finally finishing on double 3. It has also been suggested that Fleet was drunk, having spent much time in the bar prior to the match, possibly trying to settle his pre-match nerves. Fleet achieved a 3-dart average of 65.34 (one of the lowest recorded averages in the history of a major competition), and lost 3-0 in sets without winning a leg. Adams later spoke of his sympathy for Fleet and recalled his nerves the first time he played at the Lakeside saying that "no one knows what its like up there until you get up there."[1] Following the game, Fleet said "I have waited 20 years to get here and I have embarrassed myself." He apologised to Adams for not being able to play to his best and give him a better game.

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