Darren Webster

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Darren Webster
Personal information
Nickname Demolition Man
Born (1966-06-10) 10 June 1966 (age 49)
Norwich, England
Home town Norwich
Darts information
Playing darts since 2002
Darts 16 Gram Cosmo's
Walk-on music Shoot the Runner by Kasabian
Organisation (see split in darts)
PDC 2002–
Current world ranking 33
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter-Finals, 2007
World Matchplay Last 32, 2005, 2014
World Grand Prix Last 32: 2014
Grand Slam Group Stage: 2014
Desert Classic Last 32, 2004, 2005
UK Open Last 16, 2007
Players Ch'ship Finals Last 32: 2014
Other tournament wins
Eastbourne Open 2011
England Classic Early Bird 2011
Gleneagle Irish Masters 2013
Open Oust Nederland 2005
Southend Open 2012

Darren Webster (born 10 June 1966 in Norwich) is an English darts player nicknamed Demolition Man. He is not a full-time professional and works in property maintenance.


Webster won the 2005 Open Oust Nederland, beating Co Stompé in the final.[1]

Webster reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 PDC World Darts Championship, where he beat former champion Bob Anderson, Adrian Gray and South African Wynand Havenga. He was beaten 5–1 by Phil Taylor.[2]

Webster reached the last 16 at the 2007 UK Open. He beat Andy Hamilton and James Wade, before losing to Alan Green.[3]

In December 2013, Webster lost to James Wade in the first round of the 2014 World Championship, despite leading 2 sets to 1 (first to 3). He missed six darts to win the match, to which Wade responded in three straight legs, thus winning the match.[4] He played in the World Matchplay for the first time since 2005 and was beaten 10–4 by Taylor in the first round.[5] Webster's resurgence of form also saw him play in his first World Grand Prix and Grand Slam of Darts, but he lost in the opening round of the former and was defeated in all three of his group games in the latter.[6][7] A final appearance in a major event of the year came at the Players Championship Finals where he missed two match darts in the deciding leg of the first round against Robert Thornton to lose 6–5.[8]

Webster atoned for his misses against Wade a year earlier when he faced Simon Whitlock in the 2015 edition of the World Championship. From 1–1 in sets he only allowed the world number seven one more leg as he beat him 3–1.[9] He won a trio of sets in deciding legs to lead Dean Winstanley 3–2 in the second round. However, Webster lost two sets in a row to be beaten 4–3.[10]

World Championship results[edit]



  1. ^ "2005 Open Oust Nederland Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "2007 PDC World Championship Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "2007 UK Open Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ladbrokes World Championship Day Seven". PDC. 19 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "2014 World Matchplay Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 World Grand Prix Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 Grand Slam Of Darts Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cash Converters PCF Day One". PDC. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "William Hill World Championship Day Three". PDC. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "William Hill World Championship Day Eight". PDC. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

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