Chris Loudon

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Chris Loudon
Personal information
Full name Christopher Loudon
Nickname Fingers
Born (1985-05-19) 19 May 1985 (age 32)
Glasgow, Scotland Scotland
Home town Glasgow
Scotland Scotland
Darts information
Playing darts since 1993
Darts 25g Chris Loudon custom short stemmed
Laterality Right-handed
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1998-2009, 2010-
PDC 2009-2010
BDO majors - best performances
World Masters Last 64 2009
PDC premier events - best performances
UK Open

Last 96 2009

Last 128 2010
US Open/WSoD Last 64 2010
Updated on 26 May 2010.

Chris Loudon (born 19 May 1985 in Glasgow) is a Scottish darts player currently playing for British Darts Organisation. Loudon began playing darts aged 4, and throughout his childhood and early teens, had competed in local and international youth tournaments with the BDO. Loudon last played competitively for the BDO (British Darts Organisation) in February 2009, when he played in the BDO 2009 Scottish Open.[1] He reached his board semi final in this event, which was later won by Tony O'Shea.[2] After this tournament, he decided to move to the PDC. To date, his greatest achievement in the PDC is reaching the second round of the Blue Square, 2009 UK Open Darts tournament, held in Bolton.[3] [4]

As of 3 July 2010, Loudon is ranked 115th, according to the PDC Order of Merit .[5] In separate ranked tournaments, Loudon is currently ranked joint 79th in the 2010 PDC Player's Championship Order of Merit, and was ranked joint 64th[6] in the Blue Square UK Open Order of Merit in 2009. In 2010, and in the same tournament, Loudon was ranked 95th, and therefore qualified to compete in the Riley's Darts Zones - UK Open Darts Championship for a second time.[7] Loudon was interviewed on Scottish radio station[8] 96.3 Rock Radio, where he expressed his excitement in participating in the tournament. In the same interview, Loudon confirmed that he has no official walk on music or darts nickname, but has been referred to as 'Fingers' because he 'works with computers and plays darts'. The DJ then suggested the nickname 'Stiff Little Fingers' (reference to the Northern Irish punk rock band), and perhaps 'something by them' for his walk-on music. On Thursday, 3 June 2010, he played against Paul Whitworth in the first round and was subsequently defeated 6-5.[9]

In October 2010, Loudon decided to move back to the BDO.

Outside darts[edit]

Loudon currently works full-time for his local government authority, and lives in a suburb in the East End of Glasgow. He has a keen interest in football, and he was a promising goalkeeper in his youth. He was once scouted for Dundee United, but chose to play darts instead of football. When he is not playing darts, Loudon enjoys supporting Scotland and Rangers. He also enjoys playing golf and snooker.

Trivia[edit]

Loudon is a cousin of Scottish professional footballers Darren Young and Derek Young.

Notable earnings, achievements and results to date:-[10][edit]

Date Tournament Category Round Prize Notes: Results (PDC World Rank (at The time))
28/06/2010 PDPA Players Championship Las Vegas 1 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-5 Nico Depaynos

Gary Anderson (7) 6-0 Chris Loudon

27/06/2010 PDC US Open PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-4 Mark Dudbridge (19)

Ken MacNeil (78) 6-3 Chris Loudon

12/06/2010 PDPA Players Championship Barnsley 1 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-5 Joe Cullen (76)

Kevin Painter (18) 6-3 Chris Loudon

03/06/2010 Riley's Darts Zones - UK Open Darts Championship PDC Premier Last 128 (Round 1) £0 Chris Loudon 5-6 Paul Whitworth (Am Qualifier)
21/03/2010 UK Open Qualifier 4 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-3 Steve Beaton (22)

Colin Monk (64) 6-5 Chris Loudon

07/03/2010 PDPA Players Championship Germany 2 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-3 Carsten Becker

Robert Thornton (15) 6-2 Chris Loudon

06/03/2010 PDPA Players Championship Germany 1 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-1 Wim Mink

Wayne Jones 6-2 Chris Loudon

20/02/2010 PDPA Players Championship Swindon 1 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-1 Jon Archer (P Round)

Chris Loudon 6-3 Chris Allen

Jelle Klaasen (25) 6-3 Chris Loudon

06/02/2010 PDPA Players Championship Gibraltar 2 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-2 Nick Fulwell (76)

Mario Masurka (150) 6-4 Chris Loudon

08/11/2009 PDPA Players Championship Irvine 2 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-4 Steve Musson

Mark Walsh (11) 6-3 Chris Loudon

06/09/2009 PDPA Players Championship Austria 2 PDC Pro Tour Last 32 £300 Chris Loudon 6-5 Roland Freistatter

Chris Loudon 6-4 Gary Anderson (59)

Louis Blundell 6-4 Chris Loudon

21/06/2009 PDPA Players Championship Germany 2 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-1 Barry Zander

Andy Smith (27) 6-5 Chris Loudon

20/06/2009 PDPA Players Championship Germany 1 PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-4 Marco Kantele

Jelle Klaasen (26) 6-3 Chris Loudon

13/06/2009 PDPA Players Championship Barnsley PDC Pro Tour Last 32 £300 Chris Loudon 6-5 Steve Maish (25)

Chris Loudon 6-3 Ian MacFarlane

Colin Lloyd (9) 6-3 Chris Loudon

07/06/2009 2009 UK Open Darts PDC Premier Last 96 (Round 2) £0 Adrian Genery 5-6 Chris Loudon

Chris Loudon 5-6 Chris Cooper

09/05/2009 PDPA Players Championship Wales PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-5 Robbie Parker

Colin Osborne (16) 6-2 Chris Loudon

29/03/2009 UK Open Midlands Regional Final PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-2 Roland Scholten (20)

Lionel Sams (70) 6-3 Chris Loudon

22/03/2009 UK Open Southern Regional Final PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-3 John Kuczynski (78)

Denis Ovens (19) 6-3 Chris Loudon

21/03/2009 PDPA Players Championship South PDC Pro Tour Last 64 £200 Chris Loudon 6-3 Steve Grubb (87)

Darren Johnson 6-4 Chris Loudon

07/03/2009 PDPA Players Championship Scotland PDC Pro Tour Last 128 £0 James Wade (2) 6-1 Chris Loudon (PDC Debut)
21/02/2009 Scottish Open BDO Last 128 £0 Defeated in board semi-final.
09/03/2008 Isle of Man Open BDO Last 64 £20
28/05/2006 Scottish National Championships National Quarter Final £Unknown
24/10/2004 World Masters WDF Last 64 £Unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BDO Scottish Open 2009 Participants" (PDF). BDO. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  2. ^ "BDO Scottish Open 2009 Last 64" (PDF). BDO. 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  3. ^ "UK Open results, PDC , Bolton , England". Sky Sports. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Blue Square UK Open Draw, PDC , England". PDC. 15 June 2009. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  5. ^ "PDC Order of Merit, PDC , England". PDC. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  6. ^ "PDC Blue Square Order of Merit, PDC , England". PDC. 15 June 2009. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Final UK Open Qualification Standings 2010". PDC. 25 May 2010. Archived from the original on 13 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  8. ^ "Chris Loudon Rock Radio Interview". gmgradiocgn. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  9. ^ "UK Open Day One". PDC. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  10. ^ "Darts Database Player details". DDB. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 

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