Colin Monk

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Colin Monk
Personal information
Full name Colin Monk
Nickname Mad Monk
Born (1967-09-29) 29 September 1967 (age 47)
Lewisham, England
Home town Basingstoke
England
Darts information
Darts -
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music I Fought The Law by The Clash
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1993-2004
PDC 2004-2011
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi-Final: 1998, 2002
World Masters Winner 1996
World Darts Trophy Quarter-Final: 2003
Int. Darts League Last 32 Group: 2003
Zuiderduin Masters Last 16 Group: 2000, 2001, 2002
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
World Matchplay Last 32: 2004
Desert Classic Last 32: 2009
UK Open Quarter-Final: 2003
US Open/WSoD Last 64: 2007
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Denmark Open
German Open
Norway Open
British Open
Hampshire Open
1995
1996
1996
1998
2003, 2008, 2009

Colin Monk (born 29 September 1967 in Lewisham) was an English darts player who competed in Professional Darts Corporation events and formerly played in British Darts Organisation events.

Career[edit]

Monk won the 1996 Winmau World Masters beating Richie Burnett in the final. His best run in the BDO World Darts Championship came in 1998 and 2002 when he reached the semi-finals. He was also part of what is often cited as one of the all-time great matches at Lakeside in 2003 when he defeated Tony O'Shea in a deciding leg. Since joining the PDC full-time in 2004, he has struggled for form, losing in the first round in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He reached the quarter finals of the 2003 UK Open but was still a WDF member at the time.

Monk's greatest comeback was arguably at the UK Open Darts Championships 2007 when he was 4-7 down to Martin Turner and finally won the match 8-7.

Monk had a hard time in the 2010 Word Professional Darts Championships when he was drawn against Phil Taylor in the first round and lost 3 sets to nil. But during 2009 he became a member of the 9 Dart Club when he had a nine dart finish in the Blue Square UK Open in Barnsley during his 6-1 win over Ray Farrell.

Monk is known for a personal tick in which he opens his mouth every time he throws. 2012 BDO World Champion Christian Kist has drawn comparisons to Monk for having a similar habit. Away from the oche, Monk is a massive Tottenham Hotspur F.C. fan and is married with five children. His son Arron also competes on the PDC Pro Tour and won the first ever New Kids on the Oche event – Nuts TV's last televised darts tournament. He is also a former Under-21 World Champion.

Colin has also won the biggest one-day darts tournament in the UK, the Hampshire Open on 3 separate occasions, in 2003, 2008 and 2009.

World Championship Performances[edit]

BDO[edit]

PDC[edit]

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