Boris Koltsov

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Boris Koltsov
Personal information
NicknameThe Viking
Born (1988-09-10) 10 September 1988 (age 30)
Home townMoscow, Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
Darts information
Playing darts since2011
Darts21 Gram Winmau Signature
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on music"Moscow Calling" by Gorky Park
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO2012–2014
PDC2014–
Current world ranking146.
BDO majors - best performances
World MastersLast 144: 2013
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'shipLast 64: 2015
Other tournament wins
EADC Pro Tour 2016 (x4)
PDC World Russia Qualifying Event 2014, 2016

Boris Sergeyevich Koltsov (Russian: Борис Сергеевич Кольцов; born 10 September 1988) is a Russian darts player currently playing in the Professional Darts Corporation. He qualified for the 2015 PDC World Darts Championship where he lost in the first round against Kevin Painter. Koltsov is famous in his homeland for bear wrestling.

Career[edit]

BDO[edit]

In September 2014, Koltsov reached the semi-finals of the WDF Europe Cup beating Jeffrey van Egdom, Remco van Eijden, Thomas Junghans, Daniel Larsson and Ross Montgomery along the way before losing to Darius Labanauskas 6–3.[1] He also reached the last 16 of the Romanian Open.[2]

PDC[edit]

Koltsov won the Russian Qualifying Event for the 2015 PDC World Championship and beat Haruki Muramatsu of Japan 4–2 in legs in the preliminary round.[3] He squared his first round match with Kevin Painter at 1–1 in sets, but could not win another leg after this to be defeated 3–1.[4] He teamed up with Aleksei Kadochnikov to represent Russia at the World Cup of Darts and they lost 5–1 to Australia in the first round.[5] Koltsov's bid to reach the 2016 World Championship was ended at the semi-final stage by Aleksandr Oreshkin.[6] He dominated the Eurasian Darts Tour in 2016 by winning four and losing in one final of the six events staged.[7] Kolstov and Oreshkin were defeated 5–3 by the Netherlands in the opening round of the World Cup, with world number one Michael van Gerwen praising Kolstov's play afterwards.[8]

He won the Russian qualifier for the 2017 World Championship, but lost 2–1 to Dragutin Horvat in the preliminary round.[9] Kolstov entered Q School in a bid to earn a PDC Tour Card.[10] He reached the last 16 on day two, but this was not enough to earn him a place on the tour.[11] Koltsov and Aleksandr Oreshkin met Australia in the second round of the World Cup after seeing off Hong Kong 5–3 in the first round. Oreshkin beat Kyle Anderson 4–2, but Koltsov failed to win against Simon Whitlock meaning a doubles match was required to settle the tie. Russia easily won 4–0 to make it through to the quarter-finals for the first time, where they could only pick up one leg in their singles defeats to the Welsh pair of Gerwyn Price and Mark Webster.[12]

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 WDF Europe Cup Singles Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ "2014 Romanian Open Player Prize Money". Darts Database. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 PDC World Russia Qualifying Event Player Prize Money". Darts Database. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  4. ^ "William Hill World Championship Day Four". PDC. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ "bwin World Cup of Darts Day One". PDC. Archived from the original on 2015-06-13. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  6. ^ "2015 PDC World Russia Qualifying Event Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Boris Kolstov 2016". Darts Database. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Betway World Cup of Darts Day One". PDC. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  9. ^ "William Hill World Championship Day Six". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  10. ^ "PDC Q-School 2017". PDPA. Archived from the original on 2017-01-06. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  11. ^ "2017 PDC Qualifying School Day Four". PDC. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  12. ^ "2017 PDC World Cup of Darts Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 10 June 2017.

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