Brian Woods (darts player)

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Brian Woods
Personal information
Nickname Pecker
Born (1966-11-09) 9 November 1966 (age 50)
Whitehaven, Cumbria
Home town Egremont, Cumbria (lives in Aberdeen)
Scotland
Darts information
Playing darts since 1988
Darts 23g A180 Pecker Darts
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2003–2011
PDC 2011–
Current world ranking 91
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi-Final: 2008
World Masters Quarter-Final: 2005, 2006
Zuiderduin Masters Last 24 Group: 2009
PDC premier events - best performances
Grand Slam Group Stages: 2008, 2009
UK Open Last 64: 2015, 2017
Other tournament wins
Elgin Open 2008, 2009, 2012
England Classic Money In Money Out 2010
England Masters 2009
England National Championships 2003
IDPA Lakeside Classic 2007
IDPA White Rose Classic 2008
Isle of Man Open 2005
Peterhead Open 2008
Pontins May Day Darts Festival 2008
Portland Open 2013
Tops of Holland 2009
Ukrainian Club Open Carlisle 2008, 2011

Brian Woods (born 9 November 1966) is an English darts player who has competed in events organised by the British Darts Organisation. He left the British Darts Organisation in 2011 for the Professional Darts Corporation through their qualifying school. He now lives in Aberdeen, and uses the nickname Pecker for his matches. His best career achievement to date was reaching the semi-finals of the 2008 BDO World Darts Championship.

Career[edit]

Woods has competed on the BDO/WDF circuit for several years. He won the National Singles title 2003 and the Isle of Man Open title in 2005. He has also reached the semi-finals of the English Open in 2003, the Welsh Masters in 2007 and the British Open in 2007. He has also made it to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Open in 2005 and the televised Winmau World Masters in 2005 and 2006.

He made his World Championship debut in 2006, but was drawn against #1 seed Mervyn King and lost 0–3. The following year, he also went out in the first round to Niels de Ruiter 0–3. Woods then produced his best run of his career so far at the 2008 World Championship beating Paul Hanvidge, Co Stompé and Scott Waites, the number three seed, before losing 3–6 to Simon Whitlock in the semi-finals.

He has continued his good form from Lakeside in 2008 by gain ranking points in most of the events he has entered and won the Pontins May Day Festival Singles Title, the mixed Doubles Title, with doubles partner and English International Trisha Wright, IDPA White Rose Classic, The Peterhead Open and the Elgin Open. In the 2009 BDO World Championship Woods was beaten in first round by the eventual World Champion, Ted Hankey, having claimed Hankey "would be lucky to get nil!".

Woods returned to Lakeside for the 2010 BDO World Championship, having won one of four qualifying places in the Inter-Playoffs in Bridlington. He unexpectedly won his first round match against Joey ten Berge, before being defeated by Robert Wagner in the sudden death leg, in a match considered by some to be one of the best in recent memory.

At the 2011 BDO World Darts Championship, Woods, the number 11 seed, was beaten 3–0 in the first round to Stephen Bunting. He has also twice competed in the Grand Slam of Darts.

Woods also took part in the UK Open in Bolton, 2011 and went out in the first round, losing 4-1 to Mark Hylton.

World Championship Results[edit]

BDO[edit]

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