Adam Hunt

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Adam Hunt
Personal information
Full name Adam Hunt
Nickname The Hunter
Born (1993-08-21) 21 August 1993 (age 23)
England
Home town Chester-le-Street, England
Darts information
Darts 22g Unicorn
Laterality Right-handed
Organisation (see split in darts)
PDC 2011–
Current world ranking 116
PDC premier events - best performances
UK Open Last 64: 2013, 2014
Other tournament wins
PDC Challenge Tour England 2013, 2016
PDC Youth Tour England 2011, 2014, 2016

Adam Hunt (born 21 August 1993) is an English darts player who competes in Professional Darts Corporation events.

Career[edit]

Hunt began competing in PDC events in 2011 and won his first tournament in his second month, beating Josh Jones 4–2 in the final of the opening youth tour event of the year.[1] In 2012 he qualified for the UK Open for the first time and defeated Steve Maish 4–2, before losing 4–1 to Arron Monk in the second round.[2] A year later he reached his first quarter-final on the Pro Tour at the first UK Open qualifier where he lost 6–1 to Michael van Gerwen.[3] Hunt then won a Challenge Tour title with a 4–2 victory over Ricky Evans and advanced to the semi-finals of the World Youth Championship, where Michael Smith eliminated him 6–3.[4][5] He went one better in the UK Open than last year as he lost in the third round 9–8 against Kevin McDine having led 4–1.[6] Hunt's performances on the Challenge Tour saw him finish fourth on the Order of Merit to earn a two-year PDC tour card from 2014.[7]

2014[edit]

In March, Hunt reached the third round of the UK Open for the second year in a row, but lost 9–5 to Paul Nicholson.[8] Later in the month he beat Michael van Gerwen to reach the last 16 of the fourth Players Championship, where he was defeated 6–5 by Magnus Caris.[9] Hunt was still competing in youth tournaments as well as the main professional tour and he won the ninth event with a 4–3 success over Rowby-John Rodriguez.[10] At the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, Hunt beat Mervyn King 6–3 and then survived 14 match darts from Dave Chisnall to edge him out 6–5 and reach his first European Tour quarter-final, but his run came to an end as Simon Whitlock defeated him 6–2.[11]

2015[edit]

At the 2015 UK Open, Hunt lost 5–4 to Alan Tabern in the first round.[12] He was knocked out in the first round of the International Darts Open and European Darts Matchplay and at the European Darts Trophy he beat Krzysztof Ratajski 6–5, before losing 6–1 to Michael van Gerwen in the second round.[13][14] Hunt advanced to the last 16 of an event once this year, but he was defeated 6–1 by Mensur Suljović at the eighth Players Championship.[15]

2016[edit]

After the 2016 World Championship Hunt was 71st on the Order of Merit, narrowly outside the top 64 who remain on tour.[16] He therefore entered Q School, but could not advance beyond the last 64 on any of the four days to fall off the tour.[17] He therefore had to build his year on Challenge and Development Tour events winning one of each. He beat Dean Reynolds 4−2 in the fourth Development event and Jamie Bain 5−3 in the sixth Challenge event.[18][19] Hunt also lost in the final of the sixth Development event 4−2 to Ross Twell.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 PDC Youth Tour England Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "2012 UK Open Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Van Gerwen Races To UK Open Qualifier Win". PDC.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "2013 PDC Challenge Tour England Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "2013 PDC Under 21 World Championship Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Speedy Services UK Open - Friday". PDC. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 PDC Tour Card Holders Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Coral UK Open - Friday Evening". PDC. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Imperious Taylor's Crawley Triumph". PDC. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Youth Wins For Van Den Bergh And Hubbard". PDC. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Gibraltar Darts Trophy Third Round". PDC. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "2015 UK Open Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "Adam Hunt 2015". Darts Database. Archived from the original on 30 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "2015 PDC European Darts Trophy Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "2015 PDPA Players Championship Coventry Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Order of Merit on 4 January 2016". PDC. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "2016 PDC Qualifying School Day Four". PDC. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "2016 PDC Development Tour England Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "2016 PDC Challenge Tour England Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  20. ^ "2016 PDC Development Tour England Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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