David Platt (darts player)

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David Platt
Personal information
Full nameDavid Platt
NicknameBabyface
Born (1967-04-22) 22 April 1967 (age 52)
Walsall, England
Home townPerth
Australia
Darts information
Playing darts since1986
DartsHarrows Fire 23 gram
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on music"Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO2011–
PDC2002–2010
Current world ranking(BDO) 184
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'shipLast 40: 2003
World MatchplayLast 40: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
UK OpenLast 32: 2004, 2007
Other tournament wins
TournamentYears
Victoria Open
Russell Stewart Classic
Oceanic Masters
Chester Hill Open
2011, 2015
2014
2016
2016

David Platt (born 22 April 1966) is an English-born Australian professional darts player who competes in the British Darts Organisation tournaments.

Career[edit]

Platt competed at the 2003 PDC World Darts Championship, where he was defeated in the first round by Steve Brown of the United States. He returned to the World Championship in 2006, again losing in the first round to defending champion Phil Taylor.

Platt emigrated from England to Perth in Western Australia in the middle of 2009 ,[1] and began competing in Darts Players Australia (DPA) events the following year.

Platt finished second behind Corey Cadby in the 2016 DPA Australian Grand Prix rankings, having led the standings heading into the final two ranking events of the year.[2] He went on to win the Oceanic Masters, defeating New Zealand's Cody Harris in the final, to qualify for the 2017 PDC World Championship.[3] After defeating John Bowles by a score of 2 sets to nil in the preliminary round, Platt lost to Taylor by a score of 3 sets to nil in a rematch of his first-round match in 2006.[4]

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Platt Joins DPA Circuit". PDC.tv. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Cadby Seals World Championship Spot". PDC.tv. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Platt Wins Oceanic Masters Title". PDC.tv. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  4. ^ "William Hill World Darts Championship Day Four". PDC. 18 December 2016. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016.

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