Mark Dudbridge

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Mark Dudbridge
Personal information
Full name Mark George Dudbridge
Nickname Flash
Born (1973-01-11) 11 January 1973 (age 41)
Bristol, England
Home town Bristol
England
Darts information
Playing darts since 1986
Darts 21g Harrows Flash Series
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Flash by Queen
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2002
PDC 2002–
Current world ranking 59
BDO majors - best performances
World Masters Winner 2002
Int. Darts League Last 16 Group: 2007
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Runner Up: 2005
World Matchplay Runner Up: 2004
World Grand Prix Quarter Final: 2005, 2007
Premier League 5th 2005
Ch'ship League Winners group, 6th, 2008
Desert Classic Last 16: 2007
UK Open Last 16: 2007, 2008
US Open/WSoD Quarter Final: 2007
Players Ch'ship Finals Last 32: 2009, 2010, 2011
Other tournament wins
Ireland Open Autumn Classic 2003
Southern Counties Open 2014

Players Championships

Players Championship (SCO) 2004

UK Open Regionals

Regional Final (NWE) 2003
Regional Final (SWE) 2006

Mark George Dudbridge (born 11 January 1973 in Bristol, England) is an English professional darts player.

Darts career[edit]

Dudbridge uses the nickname "Flash". He started playing in his very early teens, citing Dennis Priestley as one of his heroes. Dudbridge made a name for himself in the British Darts Organisation by winning the Winmau World Masters in 2002, defeating Tony West in the final – in his first televised tournament. He never competed in the BDO version of the World Championship and switched instead to compete in the Professional Darts Corporation.

In 2003, he won a regional final of the UK Open and also the Ireland Open Classic and knocked out John Part, who was defending champion at the time, in his first appearance at the World Championship in 2004. His success continued in Blackpool at the World Matchplay in 2004 going on to reach the final before losing to Phil Taylor. He would meet Taylor again at the 2005 PDC World Championship in the final – possibly Dudbridge's best achievement to date. This achievement saw him qualify for the inaugural Premier League and he also took the decision to become a full-time professional player.

Since 2005, his ranking has slipped and he hasn't made the major impact on the game that his earlier results might have suggested. He started 2007 ranked 20 in the world rankings and his best result of the year to date was reaching the quarter finals of the new US Open in May. Dudbridge has qualified for the 2013 UK Open, this will be his first televised appearance since the 2012 PDC World Championship. Dudbridge has recently seen a return to form, with a string of solid performances on the PDC Pro Tour seeing him qualifying for the 2014 World Championship.

Outside darts[edit]

Dudbridge is one of the few players chosen to appear in the PDC World Championship Darts computer game.

Dudbridge owns Cafe501 and Solar Darts whilst playing on the professional circuit; he currently lives in Bradley Stoke and is married with three children. He is a supporter of Bristol City and several players including Scott Murray and Louis Carey have been spotted watching his matches live.

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

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