Dave Prins

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Dave Prins
Personal information
Full name David Michael Prins
Nickname The Badger
Born (1968-11-16) 16 November 1968 (age 48)
Durham, County Durham, England
Home town Peterlee, County Durham
Darts information
Laterality Left-handed
Walk-on music Dynamite by Taio Cruz
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2005-
Current world ranking (BDO) 85
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 2014
World Masters Last 16: 2009, 2012
Zuiderduin Masters Last 24 Group: 2010
PDC premier events - best performances
UK Open Last 96: 2011, 2015
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Czech Open
Fife Open
Isle of Man Open
Hungarian Open
2011, 2012

David Michael "Dave" Prins (born 16 November 1968) is an English darts player currently playing in British Darts Organisation events.


Prins reached the last 16 of the 2009 Winmau World Masters, where he lost to Tony O'Shea in three straight sets.

Prins qualified for his first BDO World Darts Championship in 2010. He was the seventh seed, but lost in the first round to eventual semi-finalist Martin Phillips.

He won the 2010 Isle of Man Open, beating Joey ten Berge. He also qualified for the 2011 BDO World Darts Championship as the number 16 seed, but lost 1-3 to John Walton. After the match, Prins said that he believed he would not be able to compete on the BDO Circuit in 2011 due to work commitments. However, he continued playing and subsequently qualified for the 2012 BDO World Darts Championship, where he again lost in the first round, 3-0 to Willy van de Wiel;[1] this match then became the focus of a match-fixing controversy where it was alleged that Prins had intentionally played poorly, though no evidence was ultimately found and no action was taken.[2] Prins once again reached the World Championship in 2013, this time missing seven match darts in a 3-2 defeat by Richie George. In 2014, Prins entered the tournament at the newly implemented preliminary round and finally won his first match at the Lakeside, defeating Dutch debutant Jeroen Geerdink 3-0. Prins followed this up with a 3-0 first round victory over Jim Williams to set up a second round clash with world number one Stephen Bunting, which Prins lost 4-0 despite averaging almost 90 while Bunting averaged over 100.

World Championship results[edit]



Prins played with 40-year-old darts handed down to him by his father, although in the 2012 Worlds he played with new personalised darts.[3]

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