Paul Hogan (darts player)

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Paul Hogan
Personal information
Full name Paul Hogan
Nickname Crocodile Dundee
Born (1963-08-30) 30 August 1963 (age 51)
Dudley, England
Home town Basingstoke
England
Darts information
Laterality Right-handed
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1995-
Current world ranking (BDO) 71
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Final: 1995, 2006
World Masters Last 32: 1989, 1998, 2003, 2014
World Darts Trophy Last 32: 2005, 2006
Int. Darts League Last 16 Group: 2006
Zuiderduin Masters Last 24 Group: 2005
PDC premier events - best performances
UK Open Last 32: 2014
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
BDO Gold Cup
British Classic
Bucks Easter Open
Hampshire Open
Mill Rythe Darts Festival
Oxfordshire Open
Poole Labour Club Singles
2013
2005
2013
2002
2003

2008
2008
Updated on 20 June 2008.

Paul Hogan (born 30 August 1963 in Dudley) is an English darts player who competes for the British Darts Organisation. He is nicknamed "Crocodile Dundee" after the movie starring his namesake, the Australian actor Paul Hogan.

Career[edit]

Hogan made his World Championship debut in 1995, reaching the quarter finals. He beat Per Skau and Sean Palfrey before losing to Richie Burnett who went on to win the tournament. He returned the next year but couldn't repeat his performance of twelve months earlier, losing in the first round to Matt Clark. He failed to qualify for 1997 and 98 but did so for the 1999 World Championship, but again lost in the first round to Colin Monk. It wouldn't be until 2004 where Hogan would return to the Lakeside, beating Bob Taylor in the first round but lost in the second round to then-reigning World Champion Raymond van Barneveld. In 2006, he equalled his best performance at the Lakeside with a quarter-final place. He beat Dutchmen Mareno Michels and Albertino Essers in the first two rounds before losing to another Dutchman Jelle Klaasen who, like Burnett 11 years earlier, was the eventual champion. Hogan returned in 2007, but lost in the first round to Shaun Greatbatch. Hogan subsequently failed to qualify for several years afterwards.

Hogan has also reached the last 32 stage of the Winmau World Masters on three occasions, in 1989, 1998 and 2003. Hogan also played in the UK Open in 2003, losing in the second round to Terry Jenkins.

2005 saw Hogan claim his maiden Open Tournament, winning the British Classic, gaining wins over John Walton, Steve Farmer, Mike Veitch, and Jamie Caven before beating Gary Anderson in the final.

Hogan was less prolific in the years that followed, but he caused a surprise by coming through the qualifiers for the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship, his first qualification for the Lakeside tournament in seven years. He won his preliminary game against Karel Sedlacek before being defeated 3-2 by Scott Mitchell despite hitting finishes of 161, 141, and 90 on the bullseye when Mitchell first threw for the match. Hogan followed up this success with a strong showing at the 2014 UK Open, notably beating three-time world champion John Part 5-0 in the opening session and following it up with a 9-3 win over Benito van de Pas to become the first player to reach the fourth round.

World Championship Results[edit]

BDO[edit]

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