Andy Jenkins

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Andy Jenkins
Personal information
Nickname Rocky
Born (1971-03-11) 11 March 1971 (age 44)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Home town Cosham, Hampshire
England
Darts information
Playing darts since 1980s
Darts 19g Andy Jenkins Dynamic Series
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music "Gonna Fly Now" - Theme from Rocky
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1994–2002
PDC 2002–
Current world ranking 88
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 1996
World Masters Quarter-finals: 1999, 2000
World Darts Trophy Last 40: 2007
Int. Darts League Group stage: 2007
Zuiderduin Masters Last 16 Group: 2001
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi-finals: 2007
World Matchplay Quarter-finals: 2001, 2004
World Grand Prix Semi-finals: 2002
Grand Slam Last 16: 2008
Ch'ship League Initial groups, 8th, 2008
Desert Classic Last 16: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
European Ch'ship Last 32: 2008
UK Open Semi-finals: 2004
US Open/WSoD Last 16: 2006
Players Ch'ship Finals Last 32: 2009
Other tournament wins
Bob Anderson Classic 2003
Cosham Xmas Open 2002, 2011
England Open 2000
Mill Rythe Darts Festival 1992, 1998, 2002
Swiss Open 2001
Vauxhall Autumn Open 2000

UK Open Regionals/Qualifiers

UK Open Regional (SOU) 2002

Andrew 'Andy' Jenkins (born 11 March 1971 in Portsmouth, Hampshire) is an English darts player who competes in Professional Darts Corporation events. Jenkins had trials for Southampton Football Club while at school.

BDO career[edit]

Jenkins began his career playing in British Darts Organisation competitions and had some success in the open events. He took the Embassy British Gold Cup Singles in 1994, England Open in 2000, Swiss Open and Japan Open in 2001 and the Isle of Man Open in 2002.

His record at the BDO World Darts Championship was disappointing. He made his debut at the Lakeside Country Club in 1995, and managed only one win in his seven consecutive appearances. His only victory came in 1996 against Belgian Bruno Raes, and suffered defeats to Andy Fordham (1996, 1998), Sean Palfrey (1995), Ronnie Baxter (1997), Graham Hunt (1999), Colin Monk (2000) and Kevin Painter (2001).

Despite his poor record at Lakeside, Jenkins made it to the semi-finals of the revived News of the World Darts Championship in 1997, and the quarter-finals of the Winmau World Masters in 2000.

PDC career[edit]

He decided to switch to the Professional Darts Corporation in 2002 where his first round jinx continued - he lost to number nine seed Denis Ovens at the 2002 PDC World Championship. He rose steadily up the world rankings after joining the PDC and was seeded 10th for the 2003 World Championship. Again he went out in the first round to Chris Mason.

When the World Championship field expanded in 2004, the top players joined in at the third round stage - where Jenkins again lost his first match (to Bob Anderson). At the 2005 World Championship, Jenkins finally notched up a victory over Peter Evison, who had played dreadfully, averaging just 67.34 for the match. Jenkins went out to Painter in the last 16. A second round defeat came in the 2006 World Championship - Jenkins was seeded eight (his highest ever ranking) but went down to Wayne Jones.

He went into the 2007 World Championship as the number 12 seed. He finally managed a decent run to justify his consistent high ranking, putting out highly fancied Adrian Lewis in the last 16 on his way to the semi-final. Raymond van Barneveld was too strong for him and won 6-0. In the 2008 World Championship, Jenkins got through a tough first-round game against Czech qualifier Miloslav Navratil but was then beaten 4-0 by the Alan Tabern in the second round.

Jenkins has had more success away from the World Championships. He reached the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in 2002 and the semi-finals of the UK Open in 2004 - losing to John Part on both occasions.

Jenkins received a suspension from the tour following misconduct at the PDC's German Open event. He returned to the circuit on 15 May, with another nine months suspended in case of future misdemeanours. His suspension however cost him a place in the 2008 World Matchplay as he didn't win enough money to qualify.

He beat Phil Taylor at the 2008 Grand Slam of Darts but went out in the last 16 to Simon Whitlock.

Jenkins suffered a first round exit in the 2009 PDC World Championship, losing to Co Stompé. His inability to defend semi-final prize money from the 2007 Championship, meant that Jenkins dropped out of the top 32 on the PDC Order of Merit.

In November 2009, the Darts Regulation Authority gave Jenkins a 24 month ban (20 months suspended) for an assault on Terry Jenkins that took place at the Nuland Players Championship in the Netherlands in October.[1]

He lost in the first round of the 2010 World Championship to Peter Manley. He was due to participate in the 2010 Players Championship Finals, but due to his ban, his place in the draw was taken by Manley. After four months out, Jenkins returned the PDC circuit, but failed to qualify for any major events that year. His failure to qualify for the 2011 World Championship was his first absence from either World Championship since 1994.[2] Jenkins qualified for the 2013 World Championship via the Pro Tour Order of Merit and lost to Justin Pipe 3–0 in sets in the first round, winning only two legs during the match.[3] He lost 9–3 to Stephen Bunting in the third round of the UK Open.[4] In November, Jenkins reached his first ranking final for five years at the 14th Players Championship of the year. Whilst the top 16 in the Order of Merit were competing in the Masters, Jenkins was winning six games before losing 6–3 to Ian White in the final.[5] Jenkins came agonosingly close to reaching the 2014 World Championship as he finished just £200 behind the final qualifier on the ProTour Order of Merit.[6][7] He therefore played in the qualifier and won four games to advance to the semi-finals where a fifth win would guarantee him at least a place in the preliminary round, but he was beaten 5–3 by Matt Clark.[8]

Jenkins could not qualify for the 2014 UK Open as he failed to progress past the last 128 in any of the six qualifiers.[9] His best result of the year was in the reaching the last 16 of the 13th Players Championship where he lost 6–5 to Mervyn King.[10]

Jenkins' ranking of world number 69 at the beginning of 2015 meant he needed to enter Q School as he was outside the top 64 who remain on tour and he qualified for a two year tour card on the second day by beating Chris Dobey 5–3.[11][12]

World Championship results[edit]

BDO[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jenkins fined £500 for punch-up". Worcester News. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Andy Jenkins eyes World Championship return
  3. ^ "Ladbrokes WDC Day Six". PDC. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Speedy Services UK Open - Friday". PDC. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "White Enjoys Wigan Triumph". PDC. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "ProTour Order of Merit". PDC. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "2014 PDC World Championship Qualifiers". Darts Database. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 PDC World Championship Qualifiers Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Andy Jenkins 2014". Darts Database. Archived from the original on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Six Of The Best For Anderson". PDC. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Order of Merit on 5 January 2015". PDC. Archived from the original on 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "PDC Qualifying School Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 

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