Wynand Havenga

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Wynand Havenga
Personal information
Born (1965-11-06) 6 November 1965 (age 49)
South Africa
Home town Cape Town
South Africa
Darts information
Playing darts since -
Darts -
Laterality Right-handed
Organisation (see split in darts)
PDC 2006-2009
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 2007
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Emperors Palace South African Open 2006

Wynand Havenga (born 6 September 1965) is a South African darts player.

Career[edit]

He made his television debut at the 2007 PDC World Darts Championship as a qualifier, having beaten almost 100 players to win the South African Masters and thus earn his place at the Circus Tavern.[1] He beat Steve Maish in the first round and then conquered established pro Peter Manley in round two, but bowed out in the last 16 to Darren Webster. Havenga became a popular figure during the World Championship, his unique celebrations while winning a leg, or even hitting a 180, led comparisons to Cliff Lazarenko and a fan-base, who call themselves the "Havenga Boys".[2] However, he has since struggled with a shoulder injury and his ranking has since fallen to 500, after the £8,500 he earned at Circus Tavern, was wiped off in 2009 due to the two-year-cyclical rule of the PDC Order of Merit.

Outside darts, he is a business manager for a motor dealer and has recently joined Unicorn Darts. He also launched his own steel and soft-tip 19 gram darts made from a 90% tungsten-nickel alloy.[2][3]

World Championship Results[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Havenga Wins South African Masters", Professional Darts Corporation, retrieved 22 December 2007.
  2. ^ a b Wynand Havenga in Team Unicorn, retrieved 22 December 2007.
  3. ^ Wynand Havenga Global Steel tip darts, retrieved 22 December 2007

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