Deta Hedman

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Deta Hedman
Personal information
Full name Deta Hedman
Nickname The Dark Destroyer
Born (1959-11-14) 14 November 1959 (age 54)
Jamaica
Home town Witham
England
Darts information
Darts 28g target Deta Hedman
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Hot Hot Hot by The Merrymen
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1987-1996, 2010-
PDC 2002-2007
Current world ranking (BDO Women) 1
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship (Women's) Runner Up: 2012, 2014
World Masters (Women's) Winner 1994, 2013
Zuiderduin Masters (Women's) Winner 2011
PDC premier events - best performances
UK Open Last 64: 2005
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Antwerp Open
Australian Grand Masters
BDO International Open
Belgium Open
Blackpool Grosvenor Open
British Classic
British Open
British Penthalon
Camber Sands Open
Centerparcs Masters
Cockney Classic
Czech Open
Denmark Open
Dutch Open
England Classic
England Masters
England Open
Finnish Open
French Open
German Open
Granite City Open
Grosvenor Grand Prix
Harlow Open
International Open
Isle of Man Open
Kent Open
Las Vegas Dessert Classic
Mariflex Open
May Day Open
Mill Ryth Open
Northants Open
Northern Ireland Open
Norway Open
Pacific Masters
Police Masters
Polish Open
Ricoh Open
Scottish Open
Seashore Festival Open
Seawick Open
Sunparcs Masters
Swedish Open
Swiss Open
Turkish Open
Vantaa Singles
Welsh Classic
Welsh Open
WDF Europe Cup Singles
WDF Europa Cup Pairs
WDF World Cup Singles
WDF World Cup Pairs
1993, 2010
1994
2012, 2013, 2014
1996, 2009, 2011
2012
2010, 2012
2009
2010, 2013
1988
2009, 2011
1990
2011, 2013
1994, 1995, 2014
2010
2010, 2012, 2013
2010
1996, 2013
1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2010
1994, 1995, 2014
2011, 2012, 2013
2009, 2012
2012
2009
2012
1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2011
2012
2002
2010, 2012, 2013
1989
2011
2011
2012, 2013
1992, 1994
1994
2011, 2012, 2013
2011, 2012, 2013
2012
1995, 1997, 2012, 2013
1987, 1993
1995, 1996
2009, 2011
1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2010
1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2012
2009
2010
2013
2011, 2012
1994
1994, 1996
2013
1995

Deta Hedman (born 14 November 1959) is a Jamaican-born English darts player currently playing in British Darts Organisation events.

Career[edit]

Hedman reached the Women's World Masters final for the first time in 1990, losing to Rhian Speed. She won the Women's World Masters in 1994. When she retired from darts in 1997 due to work commitments, she had been Women's World Number 1 since 1994.[1]

Hedman returned to darts in 2002 with the Professional Darts Corporation. She qualified for the UK Open in 2004, and more famously in 2005, when she defeated Aaron Turner and Norman Fletcher before losing to Wayne Atwood in the last 64. Her win over Turner was the first time that a female darts player had beaten a male player in a televised major.

Due to work commitments, Hedman retired again in 2007, but returned to the BDO in 2010. After winning numerous open titles in 2009, she qualified for the BDO Women's World Championship for the first time in 2010. She defeated Irina Armstrong 2-0 in the quarter-finals, but was beaten 2-0 by eventual champion Trina Gulliver in the semi-finals.

Hedman also competed in the first PDC Women's World Darts Championship in 2010, but lost to Fiona Carmichael in the quarter-finals.

At the 2011 BDO World Darts Championship, Hedman defeated Belgium's Patricia De Peuter 2-1 in the quarter-finals before being whitewashed 2-0 by Rhian Edwards in the semi-finals.

Hedman's best run at the BDO World Darts Championship came in 2012, where she beat Rhian Edwards and Lorraine Farlam to reach the final. In the final, she led Anastasia Dobromyslova by a set and threw for the championship, but was broken and ultimately lost 2-1.

Despite being ranked No.1 for the 2013 BDO World Darts Championship Hedman was knocked out in the first round 0-2 by Lisa Ashton. [2] The following season, Hedman won 14 titles and once again reached the world final, but lost once again this time from 2-0 in sets and 2-1 in legs having yet again thrown for the title. Hedman eventually lost the final 3-2 to Lisa Ashton despite having a checkout percentage over 75%.

World Championship Results[edit]

BDO[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Hedman was born in Jamaica, and arrived in the United Kingdom in January 1973, when she was 13.

Hedman's brother Al also played in PDC events from 2001 to 2005. Her, other, brother Rudi is an ex-football pro. Her nephew Graham is a 400 metre sprinter.

Hedman was previously in a relationship with Colin Lloyd.

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