Bill Lennard

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Bill Lennard
Personal information
Full name William Henry Lennard
Nickname Mister Consistency
Born (1934-06-21)21 June 1934
Manchester, England
Died 6 August 1996(1996-08-06) (aged 62)
Heywood, England
Home town Manchester
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1975–1982
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Final: 1980
World Masters Semi Final: 1975
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
News of the World Championship
British Matchplay
Swedish Open

William Henry Lennard (21 June 1934 – 6 August 1996) was a professional darts player from Manchester, England.

Darts career[edit]

Lennard played county darts for Lancashire and there are some minor county events that use his name in memorial tournaments.

He enjoyed a successful year in 1976 by winning the prestigious News of the World Darts Championship (representing the Cotton Tree Inn, Manchester), the British Matchplay and the Swedish Open. The World Professional Darts Championship did not begin until two years later, Lennard made his debut at the championships in 1979 but lost his first round match to Tony Clark.

His best run at the World Championships came in 1980 when he reached the quarter-finals, but was beaten by Tony Brown. Tony Clark again beat Lennard in the first round in 1981 and his last appearance in the World Championship came in 1982 when he was beaten by John Lowe.

Lennard was part of the England team which won the WDF World Cup in 1979.

World Championship Results[edit]


Career finals[edit]

Independent major finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1976 News of the World Championship Wales Leighton Rees 2–0 (l)


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