Dean Reynolds (darts player)

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Dean Reynolds
Personal information
Full name Dean Reynolds
Nickname Dynamite
Born (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 26)
Cardiff, Wales
Home town Cardiff, Wales
Darts information
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Dynamite By Taio Cruz
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2015–
PDC 2011–2015
Current world ranking (BDO) 16
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 2018
World Masters Last 16: 2016
World Darts Trophy Semi Final: 2016
Finder Masters Quarter Final: 2016
PDC premier events - best performances
UK Open Last 96: 2017
Other tournament wins
England Classic 2016
French Open 2015
PDC Challenge Tour England 2015
PDC Development Tour England 2014 (x2), 2015, 2016 (5x)
PDC Development Tour Germany 2016

Matthew Francis Dean Reynolds (born 21 July 1992), more commonly known as 'Dean' is a Welsh darts player who competes in the British Darts Organisation.

Career[edit]

Reynolds' first Development Tour title came in 2014 by defeating Max Hopp 4–2.[1] He also won the 16th event by edging past Josh Payne 4–3.[2] Reynolds beat Ryan de Vreede 5–4 to claim the 2015 French Open title.[3] He also took another Development Tour event with a 4–2 victory over Mike de Decker.[4]

In 2016, Reynolds enjoyed a breakthrough year. He qualified for the 2016 BDO World Championship and lost 3–0 to Glen Durrant.[5] At the BDO World Trophy, the Welshman defeated Dave Cameron, Martin Adams and Danny Noppert before losing 11–9 to Peter Machin in the semi-finals.[6] He picked up six tournament wins on the PDC Development Tour during the year guaranteeing him a PDC Tour Card for 2017 and 2018.[7] He hit a nine-dart finish at the BDO England Masters in September before losing out in the quarter-finals to Durrant.[8] He would make amends however two days later, triumphing in the England Classic defeating Scott Baker 6–3 in the final.[9]

In the 2017 World Championship he lost 3–2 to Pip Blackwell after going 2–0 up in sets and he missed three darts to win 3–0.[10] Afterwards, Reynolds announced on social media that he rejected his PDC Tour Card for 2017 to improve his consistency on stage. This will now mean that Reynolds will concentrate on BDO tournaments throughout 2017.[11][12]

World Championship results[edit]

BDO[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 PDC Development Tour England Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "2014 PDC Development Tour England Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "2015 French Open Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 PDC Development Tour England Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "2016 BDO World Championship Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "2016 BDO World Trophy Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Reynolds & Cadby's Development Tour Wins". PDC. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dean Reynolds 2016". Darts Database. Archived from the original on 30 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "2016 England Classic Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Dean Reynolds beaten by Pip Blackwell at BDO World Darts Championship". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Dean Reynolds on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  12. ^ "2017 PDC Qualifying School Entries". PDC. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 

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