Trina Gulliver

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Trina Gulliver
Personal information
Nickname The Golden Girl
Born (1969-11-30) 30 November 1969 (age 44)
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Home town Cheddar
Somerset, England
Darts information
Playing darts since 1983
Darts 23g winmau
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1998–
Current world ranking (BDO Women) 2
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship (Women's) Winner 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
World Masters (Women's) Winner 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
World Darts Trophy (Women's) Winner 2003
Zuiderduin Masters (Women's) Winner 2010
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Autumn Classic
Belgium Open
British Matchplay
British Open


British Women's Pentathlon
British Classic

BDO International Open
BDO Women's Grand Slam Title
Denmark Open

Devon Open

Dutch Open

Embassy Gold Cup Singles
England Open

English Nationals

England Masters
Finnish Open
German Open
Golden Harvest Cup
Granite City Open
Kent Open

Hemeco Open
Irish Masters
Isle Of Man Open
I.D.P.A. Masters
Jersey Open
Las Vegas Classic
Norway Open
Pacific Masters
Swedish Open
Swiss Open
Welsh Open


WDF Europe Cup
WDF World Cup
2002
1999, 2001, 2012
1997
1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011
2009

2003

1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
2007, 2008 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
1999, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
2000, 2003

1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010
1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009
2009
1999, 2001, 2002
1997, 2003, 2005, 2009
2002
2011
2007, 2008 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
2010
2000, 2001
2006
2002, 2003
1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
2004, 2005
1999, 2000, 2004, 2005
1997
2000, 2002, 2012
1997, 1998, 2006
1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 2007, 2008, 2010
2000, 2006
1999, 2003, 2011

Catrina Elizabeth Gulliver MBE (born 30 November 1969) is an English professional darts player. She is the nine-time Women's World Professional Darts Champion of the British Darts Organisation. Her nickname is the 'Golden Girl' and has been sponsored by the leading Global Darts Brand Winmau for over 10 years. In 2003 she was named as the BBC Midlands Sports Personality of the Year.[1]

Early life[edit]

The daughter of publicans, Catrina Elizabeth Gulliver was born in Warneford Hospital in Leamington Spa, and was brought up in the small town of Southam in Warwickshire.

She trained as a carpenter and joiner, and later taught carpentry and joinery at Mid-Warwickshire College, Leamington Spa.

Darts[edit]

From the introduction of the BDO Women's World Championship in 2001, Gulliver remained undefeated in the competition until her defeat in the 2008 Championship by Anastasia Dobromyslova. During this undefeated run Gulliver beat Francis Hoenselaar of the Netherlands to win the title on five occasions. During the 2008 tournament Trina stated on many occasions that she was not happy with the prize money and the game length compared to the men's competition. Currently, the women's champion only receives £6,000, whereas the men's champion wins £95,000 and the male competition is first to 7 sets whereas the women's is first to 2. Despite this she didn't enter the inaugural (and thus so far only) PDC Women's World Championship in 2010, that offered higher prize money than the BDO version.

Trina was beaten in the 2009 World Championship Final by close friend Hoenselaar.

Gulliver has been sponsored by the leading Global Darts Brand Winmau for over 10 Years, and in 2003 was named as the BBC Midlands Sports Personality of the Year.[1]

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to darts and to charitable fundraising.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Trina married Paul Gulliver in 1994 after 9 years together and they lived in Southam, but divorced in 2005 after 11 years of marriage.

She lives in Cheddar, Somerset with her England ladies' darts colleague and partner Sue Biddle.[3]

Trina's mother Muriel died on 5 January 2012, two days before the start of the BDO World Darts Championship. Trina still took part in the competition, at the request of her mother before she died.

Autobiography[edit]

2008 saw the publication of her autobiography, Golden Girl: The Autobiography of the Greatest Ever Ladies' Darts Player, which chronicles her ongoing rivalry with ladies darts superstar and former Olympian Crissy Manley, wife of PDC player Peter Manley.

World Professional Darts Championship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BBC Midlands Sports Awards 2003". Retrieved 7 January 2008. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60534. p. 18. 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Golden Girl hits bullseye". ThisIsSomerset.co.uk. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Gulliver homes in on sixth title". BBC. 13 January 2006. 
  5. ^ "Gulliver clinches seventh title". BBC. 12 January 2007. 

Books[edit]

  • Gulliver, Trina (January 2008). Golden Girl: The Autobiography of the Greatest Ever Ladies' Darts Player. John Blake Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84454-500-8. 

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