Warren Parry

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Warren Parry
Personal information
Nickname Wazza
Born (1964-01-09) 9 January 1964 (age 51)
Wrey's Bush, New Zealand
Home town Invercargill, New Zealand
Darts information
Walk-on music Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1999–2005
PDC 2005–
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2006, 2008, 2010
Other tournament wins
DPNZ Wainuiomata Open 2013
New Zealand Masters 2007
New Zealand Open 1999, 2000, 2005
Oceanic Masters 2005, 2007, 2009
South Island Masters 2013
Sydney Masters DPNZ Qualifier 2013

Warren Parry (born 9 January 1964) is a New Zealand darts player. He is not a full-time professional and works as a slaughterman.

Career[edit]

Parry reached the final of the 1999 WDF World Cup Men's Singles event, beating Marko Kantele in the last 16, Andy Fordham in the quarter-finals and fellow New Zealander Herbie Nathan in the semis before losing to Raymond van Barneveld 4–1.[1] Parry then went on the win the 2000 WDF Asia-Pacific Cup. Despite losing his opening group game to Australia's Tony David, Parry won his next two group games to secure qualification for the knockout stage. He defeated Malaysia's Tengku Hadzali Shah 4-3 to win the trophy.[2] During that time, Warren won the New Zealand Open back to back in 1999 and 2000. He went on to win it again in 2005.[3]

Parry won the 2005 Oceanic Masters beating Russell Stewart 6-2 in the final.[4] This earned him a place in the 2006 PDC World Championship at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet. He lost in the first round 3–0 to Mark Walsh.[5] Parry reached the final of the 2006 WDF Asia-Pacific Cup, but lost 4-3 to Amin Abdul Ghani and beat Neville Moss 5–3 to claim the 2007 New Zealand Masters.[6][7] Also in 2007, Parry claimed his second Oceanic Masters title and made his second appearance in the PDC World Championship in 2008 which moved from the Circus Tavern to the larger Alexandra Palace. He was drawn against Alex Roy in the first round, narrowly losing by three sets to two.[8]

Parry won the 2009 Oceanic Masters and won a spot in the World Championship for the third time. He played five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld in the first round was beaten 3–0.[9]

In 2013, Parry won the Southland Masters by defeating Stephen Padget 5–2 in the final.[10] Later in the year he won the DartPlayers New Zealand Qualifier for the inaugural Sydney Darts Masters, a tournament which formed the new World Series of Darts.[11] He faced Paul Nicholson in the first round and lost 6–4.[12] Parry also won the Wainuiomata Open courtesy of a 7–5 victory over Greg Moss.[13]

In 2014, Parry participated in the inaugural Perth Darts Masters and lost 6–1 against Nicholson in the first round.[14] A week later he qualified for the Sydney Darts Masters as New Zealand's number one player and recorded the biggest win of his career by coming back from 5–1 to beat world number one and reigning world champion Michael van Gerwen 6–5.[15] Parry played James Wade in the quarter-finals and was defeated 8–2.[16]

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 WDF World Cup Singles Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "2000 WDF Asia-Pacific Cup Singles Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "2005 New Zealand Open Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "2005 Oceanic Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "2006 PDC World Championship Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "2006 WDF Asia-Pacific Cup Singles Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "2007 New Zealand Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "2008 PDC World Championship Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "2010 PDC World Championship Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "2013 South Island Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sydney Darts Masters Draw". PDC. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Sydney Darts Masters First Round". PDC. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "2013 DPNZ Wainuiomata Open Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "TABtouch Perth Darts Masters Day One". PDC. 28 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "TAB.com.au Sydney Darts Masters Day One". PDC. 28 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Anderson's Sydney Fairytale Continues". PDC. 10 December 2014. 

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