Colin Monk

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Colin Monk
Personal information
Full name Colin Monk
Nickname Mad Monk
Born (1967-09-29) 29 September 1967 (age 48)
Lewisham, England
Home town Basingstoke
Darts information
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music I Fought the Law by The Clash
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1993-2004
PDC 2004-2011
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi-Final: 1998, 2002
World Masters Winner 1996
World Darts Trophy Quarter-Final: 2003
Int. Darts League Last 32 Group: 2003
Zuiderduin Masters Last 16 Group: 2000, 2001, 2002
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
World Matchplay Last 32: 2004
Desert Classic Last 32: 2009
UK Open Quarter-Final: 2003
US Open/WSoD Last 64: 2007
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Denmark Open
German Open
Norway Open
British Open
Hampshire Open
2003, 2008, 2009

Colin Monk (born 29 September 1967 in Lewisham) was an English darts player who competed in Professional Darts Corporation events and formerly played in British Darts Organisation events.


Monk's career best moment was winning the prestigious Winmau World Masters in 1996, where he beat Richie Burnett 3–2 in the final. Monk's best run in the BDO World Darts Championship came in 1998 and 2002 when he reached the semi-finals, losing to Raymond van Barneveld and Mervyn King respectively. Monk was also part of what is often cited as one of the all-time great matches at Lakeside in 2003 when he defeated Tony O'Shea 3-2 in the Last 16 in a sudden death leg, with Monk's end average being 97.08 to O'Shea's 94.05.

Since joining the PDC full-time in 2004, Monk has struggled for form, losing in the first round of the PDC World Championship in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and failing to win a set in any of those matches. Monk reached the quarter finals of the 2003 UK Open, a run which included a 9-8 victory over the 2003 PDC World Champion John Part in the Last 16, but Monk was still a BDO/WDF member at the time. Monk's only appearance at the World Matchplay event in Blackpool in 2004, saw Monk get whitewashed 10-0 in the first round by John Part. Monk's greatest comeback victory in the PDC was arguably at the 2007 UK Open, when he was 3-7 down to Martyn Turner, and came back to win the match 8-7.

Monk became a member of the 9 Dart Club when he had a nine dart finish in the Blue Square UK Open in Barnsley during his 6-1 win over Ray Farrell. Monk had a hard time in the 2010 PDC World Championship, when he was drawn against Phil Taylor in the first round and lost 3 sets to nil.

Monk is known for a personal tick in which he opens his mouth every time he throws. 2012 BDO World Champion Christian Kist has drawn comparisons to Monk for having a similar habit, along with Shayne Burgess and Jamie Lewis. Away from the oche, Monk is a massive Tottenham Hotspur F.C. fan and is married with five children. His son Arron also competes on the PDC Pro Tour and won the first ever New Kids on the Oche event – Nuts TV's last televised darts tournament. Arron Monk also won the 2011 PDC Under-21 World Championship, defeating the 2006 World Master, Michael van Gerwen, 6-4 in legs in the final.

Colin Monk has won the biggest one-day darts tournament in the UK, the Hampshire Open on 3 separate occasions, in 2003, 2008 and 2009. His son, Arron, also won the Hampshire Open in 2010.

World Championship Performances[edit]



Career finals[edit]

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

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1996 Winmau World Masters Wales Richie Burnett 3–2 (s) [1]

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
BDO World Championship DNP L16 QF QF L16 SF QF QF L32 SF QF L32 No longer a BDO Member
Winmau World Masters L16 L32 L32 W L32 L64 L16 QF L32 L32 L192 Did not participate
World Darts Trophy Not held L32 QF DNP Not held
International Darts League Not held L32G DNP Not held
PDC World Championship NYF DNP L64 L64 L64 DNQ L64 DNQ
World Matchplay NYF DNP L32 DNQ
UK Open Not held QF L16 L32 L64 L16 L64 L64 L64 L160
Las Vegas Desert Classic Not held DNP L32 NH
US Open Not held L64 L128 L16 L64 NH
News of the World Not held L32 Not held
Performance Table Legend
DNP Did not play at the event DNQ Did not qualify for the event NYF Not yet founded L# lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals SF lost in the semi-finals RU lost in the final W won the tournament


  1. ^ "1996 World Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

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