Antonio Alcinas

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Antonio Alcinas
Personal information
Full name Antonio Alcinas Estelrich
Nickname El Dartador
Born (1979-04-07) 7 April 1979 (age 38)
Campos, Mallorca, Spain
Home town Campos, Mallorca
Spain
Darts information
Playing darts since 1995
Darts 18g Bull's Star Pleiades[1]
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Bamboléo by Gipsy Kings
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2005–2009
PDC 2009–
Current world ranking 146
BDO majors - best performances
World Masters Last 24: 2008
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2011, 2012
European Ch'ship Last 32: 2010, 2011
UK Open Last 64: 2014
Other tournament wins
Soft Tip NDA World Championship 2010
Spain National Championships 2009
Spanish Federation Cup 2005

Antonio Alcinas Estelrich (born 7 April 1979) is a Spanish darts player, playing in Professional Darts Corporation events.

Career[edit]

Alcinas started competing in PDC Europe events in 2010. After reaching the quarter-finals of a Players Championship in Haarlem in June 2010,[2] he qualified for the European Championship via the PDC European Order of Merit. He was defeated 6–3 in the first round by Mark Walsh, despite hitting a 160 checkout to go 3–2 ahead. Alcinas is an accomplished soft-tip darts player and won the 2010 Soft Tip NDA World Championship.

He teamed up with Carlos Rodríguez to represent Spain at the 2010 PDC World Cup of Darts. They defeated Japan in the first round, before knocking out the top seeds England (represented by the world's top two players, Phil Taylor and James Wade) 6–5 in the second round. In the group stage, they lost to Wales but defeated the United States and Scotland to qualify for the semi-finals, where they were whitewashed 0–4 by the Netherlands.

Alcinas qualified for his first PDC World Darts Championship in 2011. He lost 0–3 to James Wade in the first round.

Alcinas reached his first Players Championship final in January 2011, losing 4–6 to Ronnie Baxter in Halle, Germany.[3] He qualified for the 2011 UK Open, defeating Mareno Michels in the first round before losing 0–4 to Michael Mansell in the second round. He also qualified for the 2011 European Championship, where he lost 2–6 to Kim Huybrechts in the first round.

In the 2012 PDC World Championship Alcinas was knocked out 2–3 in the first round by Andy Hamilton in a high-quality match. He averaged 107.82 to win the first set and had two darts in the first leg of the deciding set to break throw, but missed and ultimately lost with an average of 98.76, which was the third highest average out of all the players in the first round.[4] He once again partnered Rodriguez in the 2012 PDC World Cup of Darts, but they could not repeat their success of 2010 as they were beaten 2–5 by South Africa in the first round.[5] The rest of 2012 proved to be disappointing for Alcinas as he took part in 22 PDC ProTour events, with his best result being a last 32 loss to Dennis Priestley in the sixth UK Open Qualifier.[6] In an attempt to qualify for the 2013 World Championship he was beaten in the semi-finals of the West European Qualifying by Stefan Couwenberg.[7] After the World Championship Alcinas was ranked world number 60, inside the top 64 who retained their tour cards for 2013.[8]

Alcinas played with Carlos Rodríguez for the third time in the World Cup of Darts and they qualified from Group D courtesy of a 5–3 win over Italy.[9] They then repeated their 2010 shock win over the Scottish pair of Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton this time 5–4 and played Richie Burnett and Mark Webster in the quarter-finals.[10] Alcinas missed four match darts in his singles tie against Webster to lose 4–3, but Rodríguez beat Burnett by the same scoreline to mean a doubles match was needed to settle the tie. Spain took an early 2–1 lead but went on to be defeated 4–2.[11] His best result in an individual event in the rest of 2013 was a last 16 loss to Robert Thornton in the final UK Open Qualifier.[12] At the UK Open, Alcinas lost 5–3 to Darren Johnson in the preliminary round.[13] Alcinas did not play the full schedule of PDC events and earned just £1,350 over the course of the year to plummet to 142nd in the world.[14][15] He entered Q School in a bid to win his place on the tour back and succeeded on the first day by defeating Brian Woods 5–3 in his final match.[16]

In March 2014, Alcinas beat Glenn Spearing and Matthew Edgar to reach the third round of the UK Open for the first time in his career where he was thrashed 9–2 by Christian Kist.[17] He advanced to the last 16 of an event for the first time in over a year at the seventh Players Championship courtesy of victories over Nigel Heydon, Mark Barilli and Stuart Kellett, before losing 6–3 to Keegan Brown.[18] In the second round of the World Cup of Darts, Alcinas and Rodríguez lost their singles matches against the Dutch pair of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld to exit the tournament.[19] He was knocked out at the same stage a year later this time partnering Cristo Reyes for the first time, as they lost to the Belgium brothers of Kim and Ronny Huybrechts.[20] In individual events during 2015, Alcinas qualified for the International Darts Open and European Darts Grand Prix, but was eliminated in the first round of both.[21] He reached the final of the South European Qualifier for the 2016 World Championship and lost 6–4 to John Michael.[22]

In 2016, Alcinas reached the last 32 of both the 6th and 9th Players Championship events, losing 6–3 to Steve Brown in the former and 6–2 to Joe Cullen in the latter.[23] [24] He beat Stuart Kellett 6–1 in the opening round of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, before going out 6–5 to Ian White in the second round.[25] Alcinas and new partner Cristo Reyes almost pulled off a shock in the first round of the World Cup as they lost 5–4 to England's Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis.[26]

In January 2017, Alcinas secured a new two-year PDC Tour Card by whitewashing Jimmy Hendriks 5–0 in the last round of the final day of Q School.[27] Alcinas and Cristo Reyes were thrashed 4–0 in the deciding doubles match in the second round of the World Cup to the Singapore team of Paul Lim and Harith Lim.[28]

World Championship performances[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bull's Star Tour Model Pleiades cowboygrandprix.jp
  2. ^ Dutch Delight For Vincent! PDC.tv
  3. ^ Rocket Fires To Halle Title PDC.tv
  4. ^ "World Championship – Night Five". PDC. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cash Converters World Cup RD1". PDC. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Antonio Alcinas 2012". Darts Database. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012 PDC World West European Qualifying Event Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Order of Merit on 1 January 2013". PDC. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Betfair World Cup of Darts – Saturday Afternoon". PDC. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Betfair World Cup of Darts – Last 16". PDC. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Betfair World Cup of Darts – quarter-finals". PDC. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Antonio Alcinas 2013". Darts Database. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Speedy Services UK Open – Thursday". PDC. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Antonio Alcinas 2013". Darts Database. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Order of Merit on 2 January 2014". PDC. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "2014 PDC Qualifying School Day One". PDC. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "2014 UK Open Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Thornton Denies Brown In Wigan". PDC. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "bwin World Cup of Darts Second Round". PDC. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "bwin World Cup of Darts Quarter-Finals". PDC. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Antonio Alcinas 2015". Darts Database. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  22. ^ "Trio Secure World Championship Places". PDC. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "2016 PDPA Players Championship Barnsley Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  24. ^ "2016 PDPA Players Championship Coventry Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  25. ^ "Dyson Cleans Up Day Two In Gibraltar". PDC. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  26. ^ "Betway World Cup of Darts Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  27. ^ "2017 PDC Qualifying School Day Four". PDC. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "2017 PDC World Cup of Darts Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 

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