Ritchie Davies

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Ritchie Davies
Personal information
Full name Ritchie Lee Davies
Nickname Lamb Chop
Born (1971-11-27) 27 November 1971 (age 43)
Wales
Home town Aberdare
Wales
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1992-2004
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Runner-up: 2003
World Masters Last 16: 1992, 1998, 2001, 2003
World Darts Trophy Last 32: 2002
Int. Darts League Last 16: Group 2003
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
BDO Gold Cup
British Classic
Scottish Open
Swedish Open
Wales National Championships
WDF World Cup Pairs
2004
2000
2002
1997
2001

1999

Ritchie Davies (born 27 November 1971) is a Welsh former professional darts player from Aberdare. Davies is most well known for his run at the 2003 BDO World Darts Championship, where he reached the final.

Darts career[edit]

He had made his World Championship debut in 1997 but managed to win only one match (a 3-0 win over Les Wallace in 2000) in his first six visits to the Lakeside. He then produced his run to the final in 2003.

In doing so, he beat Albertino Essers, former champion John 'Boy' Walton, and defending champion Tony David for the loss of just one set, before defeating Gary Anderson 5-2 in the semi-finals. Davies then gave Raymond van Barneveld a scare, as he recovered from 4-0 down to trail by just 4-3 before van Barneveld found enough to beat him 6-3 and win his third title.

Davies made the quarter-finals the following year, with renewed confidence, but was beaten in the quarter-finals this time around by Mervyn King. It would be his last appearance in the World Championship.

In other BDO tournaments, he was the winner of the Swedish Open in 1997, British Classic in 2000 and the Scottish Open in 2002. He also reached some Open finals including the Scottish Open in 1997, the 1997 British Open, 1998 England Open and 2003 Welsh Open.

Davies retired from competitive darts in 2005 due to work commitments.

World Championship Performances[edit]

BDO[edit]

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