Ronnie Sharp

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Ronnie Sharp
Personal information
Full name Ronnie Sharp
Nickname Pancho
Born (1965-11-28) 28 November 1965 (age 49)
Scotland
Home town Irvine
Scotland
Darts information
Darts -
Laterality Right-handed
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1985-1995, 2006-2011
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi Final: 1994
World Masters Last 32: 1985, 1987, 1988
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
WDF Europe Cup Pairs 1992
Updated on 20 June 2008.

Ronnie Sharp (born 28 November 1965) is a Scottish darts player who competed in the British Darts Organisation and is the former captain of Scotland. Sharp was nicknamed Pancho due to his moustache which resembled that of Francisco "Pancho" Villa.

Career[edit]

Sharp made three appearances in the Winmau World Masters before making his World Championship debut in 1990, reaching the quarter finals. He defeated Kim Jensen and John Lowe before losing to Phil Taylor, who went on to win his first world title and dominate the sport. In 1991, he lost in the first round to Cliff Lazarenko. He failed to qualify for the 1992 World Championship, but returned in 1993, beating Peter Hunt in the first round but lost in the second round to Alan Warriner.

It was the 1994 World Championship where Sharp recorded his best performance. The sport suffered a split with the BDO's top players forming a new governing body called the World Darts Council (later known as the Professional Darts Corporation). With the big names gone, Sharp was one of those who took advantage. After beating Trevor Nurse in the first round, he defeated Roland Scholten, the only seed to progress through round one in the second round. He then beat Denmark's Troels Rusel in the quarter finals before losing to Canada's John Part 4-1 in sets. Sharp was the only player to win a set against eventual champion Part in the entire tournament. Sadly, Sharp did not progress further in his career, reaching only the second round in the 1995 World Championship and then quietly disappeared from the scene.

Sharp then made a comeback in the 2006 Scotland National Championship, reaching the quarter finals. He then played in the 2006 World Masters but lost in the very first round to Jarkko Komula. He returned to the Scotland National Championship in 2008, but lost in the first round to the tournament's eventual winner Mike Veitch. He most recently played in the 2008 Welsh Open, reaching the last 128 stage. Ronnie currently enjoys playing with Towerlands Sports Club in the Dreghorn League and is heavily involved with darts at county level selecting and playing for Ayrshire county team.

World Championship Performances[edit]

BDO[edit]

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