Benito van de Pas

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Benito van de Pas
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Personal information
NicknameBig Ben
Born (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 26)
Tilburg [1]
Home townTilburg
Netherlands
Darts information
Playing darts since2003
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on musicI Was Made for Lovin' You by Kiss
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO2009–2014
PDC2014–
Current world ranking30
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'shipLast 32: 2012, 2013, 2014
World MastersLast 16: 2012
Finder MastersQuarter Final: 2013
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'shipLast 16: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
World MatchplayLast 32: 2015, 2016, 2017
World Grand PrixQuarter Final: 2016, 2017
Grand SlamLast 16: 2016
European Ch'shipLast 16: 2017
UK OpenLast 16: 2016
Players Ch'ship FinalsQuarter Final: 2015
MastersLast 16: 2017, 2018
Other tournament wins
Baronie stad Open 2009
Dongen Open 2010
German Open 2011
Hemeco Open Rosmalen 2015
Klaaswaal Open 2011
Open Zeeland 2015
PDC Challenge Tour England 2013
PDC Development Tour 2015
Scharen Open 2010
The Hague Championship 2015
Willemstad Open 2010

Players Championships

Players Championship (BAR) 2016 (x2)
Players Championship (COV) 2016
Other achievements
2015 Breaks into the top 32 on the Order of Merit for the first time 2016 Breaks into the top 16 on the Order of Merit for the first time

Benito van de Pas (born 18 January 1993) is a Dutch darts player who plays in the Professional Darts Corporation.

BDO career[edit]

Van de Pas reached the semi-finals of the 2011 PDC Under-21 World Championship, losing 1-4 to Michael van Gerwen.[2]

Van de Pas won the 2011 German Open.[3] This result helped him to qualify for the 2012 BDO World Darts Championship as the 14th seed. He lost 2-3 in the first round against Alan Norris. He also qualified for the Lakeside in 2013 and 2014, losing in the first round again on both occasions.

PDC career[edit]

In January 2014, Van de Pas entered the PDC Q School, earning a tour card on Day 1 with a 5–4 win over fellow BDO player and compatriot Joey ten Berge in the final round.[4] His first PDC major was the UK Open and he beat Doug Thompson and Davy Dodds both by 5–3 scorelines, before losing 9–3 to Paul Hogan in the third round.[5] Van de Pas reached the last 16 of a PDC event for the first time in May at the eighth Players Championship, but was defeated 6–1 by Simon Whitlock.[6] He won through to the semi-finals in the next event by seeing off the likes of Kevin Painter, Michael Smith and Mervyn King, but then let a 5–2 lead over Justin Pipe turn into a 6–5 defeat.[7] At the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, Van de Pas averaged 104.86 in whitewashing Antonio Alcinas 6–0 in the first round and produced another stunning performance to beat world number one Michael van Gerwen 6–5, opening the game with a 10 darter and finishing it with an average of 106.72.[8] In the third round he missed three match darts at double top in the deciding leg against James Wade to be beaten 6–5.[9]

A third quarter-final appearance of the year came at the 14th Players Championship where he lost 6–4 to Michael Smith, but his performances on the Pro Tour throughout the season earned Van de Pas a debut in the European Championship and a first round meeting with Peter Wright.[10] Van de Pas trailed 3–0 before fighting back to send the match into a deciding leg during which he missed one dart to progress and was beaten 6–5.[11] Van de Pas was the 29th seed for the Players Championship Finals and he lost to Wright once again in the first round of a PDC major, this time 6–2.[12]

2015[edit]

His successful first year in the PDC earned him £19,500 on the Pro Tour Order of Merit which saw him claim the third of 16 spots on offer to non-qualified players for the 2015 World Championship.[13] Van de Pas faced Paul Nicholson in the opening round and made a dream start by throwing a 180 in his first visit and went on to take the first set without reply. The match would go into a deciding set in which Van de Pas won all three legs, sealing it with a 109 finish.[14] He continued his progress by twice coming from behind against world number eight Dave Chisnall to defeat him 4–2.[15] However, Van de Pas' run came to an end in the third round as Robert Thornton whitewashed him 4–0.[16] After his first year in the PDC he was ranked world number 42, the second highest of all the new players on tour.[17] During the fifth Players Championship event, Van de Pas threw his first nine-dart finish on the PDC tour and went on to lose in the last 16.[18]

Van de Pas ended world number one Michael van Gerwen's 21-game unbeaten start to the year in the European Tour events at the International Darts Open. He took out finishes of 158 and 122 to win 6–4 and then defeated Justin Pipe 6–4 and Kim Huybrechts 6–3 to reach his first PDC final.[19] However, he was unable to replicate his performances against Michael Smith as he averaged 81.41 in a 6–3 loss.[20] Van de Pas was also competing on the PDC Development Tour this year and lost in three finals as well as taking the sixth event with a 4–2 win over Bradley Kirk.[21] He qualified for the World Matchplay for the first time and was beaten 10–4 by Van Gerwen in the opening round.[22] Van de Pas also made his debut at the World Grand Prix and took the first set against Kim Huybrechts, but then lost six successive legs to be knocked out 2–1 in sets.[23] Van de Pas reached his second final of the year at the 19th Players Championship, with all 11 legs against Peter Wright going with the throw as he was edged out 6–5, missing the bull for the title in the final leg.[24] He saw off Stephen Bunting 6–4 at the Players Championship Finals and then averaged 105.39 and took out two thirds of his shots at doubles in a second round 10–3 thrashing of James Wade and afterwards stated his delight that his floor form was translating on to the televised stage.[25] In Van de Pas' first career PDC major quarter-final he was beaten 10–5 by Daryl Gurney.[26]

2016[edit]

Wins over Max Hopp and Dimitri van den Bergh saw Van de Pas play in the third round of the World Championship for the second successive year and, just like last year, he was unable to pick up a set in a 4–0 defeat this time to Michael Smith.[27] At the UK Open, Van de Pas began with victories over Mervyn King and Simon Whitlock before losing to Kyle Anderson 9–2 in the fifth round.[28]

In April, Van de Pas lost 6–3 in the final of the third Players Championship to Michael van Gerwen, but exacted revenge 24 hours later as he won his first PDC Pro Tour title by coming back from 5–2 down to defeat Van Gerwen 6–5 in the final of the fourth event.[29] He took the ninth event too as he averaged 111 in whitewashing Joe Cullen 6–0.[30] Van de Pas lost 10–7 in the opening round of the World Matchplay to Dave Chisnall.[31] At the World Grand Prix he overcame Gerwyn Price 2–0 and Terry Jenkins 3–1 to reach the quarter-finals, where he was beaten 3–0 by Raymond van Barneveld.[32] Van de Pas claimed his third Players Championship title this year when he saw off Dave Chisnall in the final of the last event.[33] Van de Pas topped his group at the Grand Slam with wins over Chris Dobey, Scott Mitchell and Adrian Lewis, but then lost 10–2 to James Wade in the first knockout round.[34]

2017[edit]

Van de Pas saw his 3–1 lead over Terry Jenkins lost in the first round of the 2017 World Championship as he pulled it back to 3–3. Jenkins missed one match dart in the deciding set and Van de Pas was able to edge through 4–3.[35] Gary Anderson missed one dart to eliminate Van de Pas 4–0 in the third round. Van de Pas won that set then made it 3–2 without dropping a leg, but he lost the next set to be defeated 4–2.[36] He progressed through to the final of the German Darts Open and sent the match into a deciding leg after being 3–1 and 5–3 behind. Van de Pas missed double seven for the title and Peter Wright finished 121 to win 6–5.[37]

World Championship results[edit]

BDO[edit]

PDC[edit]

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
BDO World Championship DNQ 1R 1R 1R No longer a BDO Member
Winmau World Masters 1R 6R 5R No longer a BDO Member
Zuiderduin Masters RR RR QF No longer a BDO Member
PDC World Championship Non-PDC 3R 3R 3R 1R 4R
The Masters Not held Did not qualify 1R 1R DNQ
UK Open DNP 3R 3R 5R 4R 2R 4R
World Matchplay Non-PDC DNQ 1R 1R 1R DNQ
World Grand Prix Non-PDC DNQ 1R QF QF DNQ
European Championship Non-PDC 1R 1R 1R 2R DNQ
Grand Slam of Darts Did not qualify 2R DNQ
Players Championship Finals Non-PDC 1R QF 1R 1R 1R
Performance timeline legend
DNP Did not play in the event #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi-finals F lost in the final W won the tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benito van der Pas at darts1.de
  2. ^ Dutch Ace & Monk Qualify Archived 2010-11-10 at the Wayback Machine PDC.tv
  3. ^ Profile for Benito van de Pas
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  20. ^ "Super Smith Seals Second Euro Crown". PDC. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
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  28. ^ "2016 Coral UK Open Fifth Round". PDC. Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  29. ^ "Maiden ProTour Win For Big Ben". PDC. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  30. ^ "Big Win For Big Ben In Coventry". PDC. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  31. ^ "2016 World Matchplay Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  32. ^ "Unibet World Grand Prix Quarter-finals". PDC. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  33. ^ "Benito van de Pas claims third Players Championship win of the year". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  34. ^ "2016 Grand Slam Of Darts Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  35. ^ "William Hill World Championship Day Nine". PDC. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  36. ^ "Raymond van Barneveld defeats Adrian Lewis 4-3 at World Darts Championship". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  37. ^ "Wright wins German Darts Open". PDC. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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