Alan Glazier

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Alan Glazier
Personal information
Nickname The Ton Machine
Born (1939-01-21) 21 January 1939 (age 78)
Hampton, London, England
Home town England
Darts information
Laterality Left-handed
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1975-1989
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi Final: 1986
World Masters Last 32: 1986, 1989
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
North American Open
Swedish Open

Alan Glazier (born 21 January 1939 in Hampton, London[1]) is a retired English darts player. He used the nickname "The Ton Machine" and was noted for his all-black outfits.


He was one of the first darts players who turned professional in an attempt to make a full-time living from the game of darts as it grew in popularity during the 1970s. He was one of the players who appeared in the very first World Professional Darts Championship in 1978, losing to Alan Evans in the first round. In 1979, he reached the Quarter-finals at the World Championship before being beaten by Tony Brown. Glazier then had a disappointing run as he went out in the first round of the World Championship in 1980, 1982 and 1983 - and he didn't even make it to the 1981 Championships.

His best run at the World Championships came in 1985, losing a quarter-final to Eric Bristow and in 1986 when he reached the semi-finals for the only time - again falling to Bristow. His last appearance at the Lakeside Country Club was in 1987 - when he lost in the first round to Richie Gardner.

Outside of the World Championship, he did manage to reach the final of the prestigious News of the World Darts Championship in 1979 and won the Swedish Open in 1978.

Glazier appeared on the UK TV show Bullseye 15 times as one of the professionals and he has represented England 27 times between the years 1974-1988.

Glazier now sells and distributes his own darts of the same design as the ones he used as a professional. These were originally manufactured by Winmau Darts but more recently are made by McKicks Darts.[citation needed]

World Championship results[edit]



  1. ^ Brown, Derek (1981). Guinness Book of Darts. London: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-229-9. 

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