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Durrant in 2019
|Born||24 November 1970|
Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Playing darts since||1985|
|Darts||Glen Durrant 24 Gram Target Signature|
|Walk-on music||"Pump It Up" by Endor|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|Current world ranking||20|
|BDO majors – best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Winner (3): 2017, 2018, 2019|
|World Masters||Winner (2): 2015, 2016|
|World Darts Trophy||Winner (1): 2018|
|Finder Masters||Winner (3): 2015, 2016, 2018|
|PDC premier events – best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Quarter Final: 2020|
|World Matchplay||Semi Final: 2019|
|World Grand Prix||Semi Final: 2019|
|Grand Slam||Semi Final: 2019|
|European Ch'ship||Last 32: 2019|
|UK Open||Last 64: 2020|
|Players Ch'ship Finals||Last 16: 2019|
|Other tournament wins|
|Lazenby Open 2014|
Middlebeck Open 2014
Northumberland Open 2012
Staithes Open 2009
Teesside Open 2011
Thornaby Open 2009
Glen Durrant (born 24 November 1970 in Middlesbrough) is a professional English darts player. He currently plays in Professional Darts Corporation events. He won the BDO World Darts Championship three times consecutively from 2017 to 2019. He is also a 2-time World Masters and 3-time Finder Darts Masters champion.
Although he began playing in 1985, Durrant's first major appearance was in the 2004 Winmau World Masters, where he lost out in the early stages to Dietmar Burger. He would have more success the following year however. Two consecutive 3-0 wins put him in the last 32 and this was followed by a 3-1 win over Anthony Miera, to set up a last 16 match against Martin Adams. Durrant almost pulled off a famous victory but lost out 2-3.
Durrant has appeared in the PDC's UK Open on three occasions. In 2005 he won his opening match against Darren Moulsley before losing a deciding leg against Ray Cornibert in the last 64. In 2009 Durrant defeated Graham Usher and John McGuirk before losing out to Terry Jenkins 1-9. Durrant also qualified for the PDC's UK Open in 2012 by winning the Riley's qualifier in Middlesbrough. He drew a fellow Riley's qualifier in Stephen Bunting and lost 0-4 in the preliminary round.
In 2011 he made his third appearance in the Winmau World Masters. Four consecutive wins and dropping only 3 legs put him into the televised stages of the tournament, where he defeated Craig Baxter 3-2 in sets in the last 24. In the last 16 he faced 2000 world champion John Walton. A 3-1 win in sets saw an emotional Durrant set up a rematch against Martin Adams, where Adams won 3-1.
Durrant came within one match of qualifying for the World Championship in 2012, but was beaten in the final round by Alan Norris who went on to reach the quarter-finals.
Durrant is a dominant force locally in his own Teesside area and has won the Teesside darts championship 3 times in the last 4 years.
He threw his first competitive 9 dart finish in the England Darts Organisations Grosvenor Casino Tyneside Classic. This was part of a dramatic comeback from 0-4, to win 5-4, against England teammate Garry Thompson in the last 16.
The first major International open tournament win for Durrant came in September 2012, when he recorded victories against Martin Adams, Robbie Green and Martin Atkins, amongst others, before defeating Scott Waites in the final to win the 2012 EDO England Classic and the £3000 first prize. At the same tournament he "did the double" by winning the pairs competition with his playing partner Tony Eccles and also was runner up in the inaugural EDO England Matchplay. After adding the 2012 Jersey Open, Durrant retained the England Classic in 2013.
Durrant made his debut at the World Championship in 2014 as a seeded player. He defeated qualifier Mike Day 3-0 in the first round before losing 4-1 to Norris.
Durrant reached the semi-finals of the Masters in 2014. He survived six match darts en route including four against Scott Mitchell in the quarter-finals (the other two were against Brian Dawson in a previous round), before losing in a deciding leg against eventual champion Martin Phillips having missed one match dart at the bullseye. Durrant then lost to Mitchell in the final of the Jersey Open, televised on Eurosport, having led 5-3 in a race to six and missed three match darts.
Durrant's reached the last four of the 2015 World Championship, maintaining a 90+ average in each of his first three wins over Karel Sedláček, Jamie Hughes and Darryl Fitton. In the semi-final, Martin Adams defeated Durrant 6-5, despite Durrant having led 5-4 and missing one match dart to win 6-4, and then leading the deciding set 2-0 in legs and missing two further match darts. The match was lauded as one of the best in the history of the tournament as Durrant averaged 99.57 to Adams` 97.92 and they hit 12 ton+ finishes between them. After the world championships Glen approached renowned sports mind coach Stephen McKibben from Northern Ireland, who was accredited with leading Scott Mitchell to world glory. He has worked with Stephen ever since and it has enabled him to win his majors and dominate the BDO world tour.
Durrant had a fine 2015 on the BDO Circuit and has picked up the English Classic, English Matchplay, Welsh Open, Denmark Open and Isle of Man classic titles, and was finalist in the Scottish Open, Isle of Man Open, English Open and British Classic. He also helped his country to win the WDF World Cup team title.
Durrant won his first major title with the 2015 World Masters title, after showing superb form throughout the tournament. He defeated the former World Matchplay champion, Larry Butler, 7-3 in the final. Glen mentioned about how much working with Stephen has changed him from a nearly man to a major winner.
Durrant entered the 2016 World Championship as the favourite to win the tournament, and won his first two matches without dropping a set, defeating Dean Reynolds and Larry Butler. In the quarter final, the 2013 world champion and eventual winner, Scott Waites, defeated Durrant 5-4, despite Durrant leading 3-1 and 4-2 in sets and being 2-0 up in legs during the seventh set.
Durrant entered the 2017 BDO World Darts Championship as the number 1 seed and won the tournament for the first time, beating Danny Noppert in the final 7-3. Glen had a pressure filled tournament, and contacted his mind coach Stephen McKibben after a near miss against Paul Hogan. Durrant excelled in the rest of the tournament, dominating his remaining games.
Durrant experienced his most successful season to date as he reached final of every major, successfully defending the BDO World Darts Championship. Through the year he won the BDO World Trophy for the first time, lost in the final of the Winmau World Masters and won the Finder Darts Masters.
Despite being the reigning Lakeside champion. Durrant was seeded number 2 for the 2019 BDO World Darts Championship and defeated Mark McGrath, Scott Baker, Kyle McKinstry, Jim Williams and Scott Waites in the final to once again retain the championship. He is the only player since Eric Bristow to win the championship 3 years in a row.
Durrant announced on 15 November 2018 his intentions to enter the PDC Q-School in January regardless of his performance in the BDO World Championship due to there being no penalties from the BDO, unlike previous years. He lost in the last 128 round at the first two days of Q School to Darren Herewini and Vince Tipple, collecting two points on the Q School Order or Merit. Durrant did better on the third day, but lost at the final hurdle to Reece Robinson.
On Sunday 21 January, Durrant survived match darts from Matthew Dennant before going on to reach the last 32 and seal his two-year PDC Tour Card via the UK Q-School Order of Merit.
Following Gary Anderson's withdrawal from the 2019 Premier League, Durrant was selected as one of nine 'contenders' to replace him. He would play a one-off match against Daryl Gurney on night two in Glasgow which he lost 7-3.
At the second PDC Players Championship event in 2019, Durrant made his first PDC final after he beat Joe Cullen 7–4 in the Semi-Final. He hit a 170 checkout to stay in the match against Dave Chisnall, but eventually lost the final 8–7. The following week, Durrant would claim his first PDC title in just his fourth Pro Tour event, dispatching Dimitri Van den Bergh 8-3 in the final. On 18 May 2019, Durrant clinched his second PDC title at Players Championship 15 after a series of impressive performances on the day, beating Darius Labanauskas 8-1 in the final, having already dismissed World number 1 Michael van Gerwen 7-2 in the semi final. At the World Matchplay in July, Durrant advanced to the semi-finals, a run which included wins over Adrian Lewis, van Gerwen and James Wade. He lost his semi-final 17–10 to Michael Smith.
World Championship results
- 2014: Second round (lost to Alan Norris 1–4)
- 2015: Semi-finals (lost to Martin Adams 5–6)
- 2016: Quarter-finals (lost to Scott Waites 4–5)
- 2017: Winner (beat Danny Noppert 7–3)
- 2018: Winner (beat Mark McGeeney 7–6)
- 2019: Winner (beat Scott Waites 7–3)
- 2020: Quarter-finals (lost to Gerwyn Price 1–5)
BDO major finals: 10 (9 titles, 1 runner-up)
|World Championship (3–0)|
|Winmau World Masters (2–1)|
|Zuiderduin Masters (3–0)|
|BDO World Trophy (1–0)|
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score[N 1]|
|Winner||1.||2015||Winmau World Masters (1)||Larry Butler||7–3 (s)|
|Winner||2.||2015||Zuiderduin Masters (1)||Martin Adams||5–2 (s)|
|Winner||3.||2016||Winmau World Masters (2)||Mark McGeeney||6–3 (s)|
|Winner||4.||2016||Zuiderduin Masters (2)||Jamie Hughes||5–3 (s)|
|Winner||5.||2017||World Darts Championship (1)||Danny Noppert||7–3 (s)|
|Winner||6.||2018||World Darts Championship (2)||Mark McGeeney||7–6 (s)|
|Winner||7.||2018||BDO World Trophy||Michael Unterbuchner||10–7 (l)|
|Runner-up||1.||2018||Winmau World Masters||Adam Smith-Neale||4–6 (s)|
|Winner||8.||2018||Zuiderduin Masters (3)||Richard Veenstra||5–3 (s)|
|Winner||9.||2019||World Darts Championship (3)||Scott Waites||7–3 (s)|
- (l) = score in legs, (s) = score in sets.
|BDO World Championship||DNQ||2R||SF||QF||W||W||W|
|BDO World Trophy||Not held||1R||QF||2R||QF||W||PDC|
|Winmau World Masters||Prel.||4R||DNQ||QF||5R||6R||SF||W||W||QF||F||PDC|
|Finder Darts Masters||DNQ||W||W||RR||W||PDC|
|PDC World Championship||Non-PDC||QF|
|World Grand Prix||Non-PDC||SF|
|European Championship||Not held||Non-PDC||1R|
|Grand Slam of Darts||Not held||DNQ||2R||QF||RR||SF|
|Players Championship Finals||Not held||Non-PDC||3R|
|Performance Table Legend|
|PDC||As a New PDC member, no longer plays BDO events||DNP||Did not play at the event||DNQ||Did not qualify for the event||NYF||Not yet founded||#R||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||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|
- "2004 World Masters Results". Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "2005 World Masters Results". Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "2005 UK Open Results". Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "2009 UK Open Results". Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "2011 World Masters Results". Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "Home - Teesside Darts". Freewebs.com. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "Glenn Durrant news". Archived from the original on 20 November 2012.
- "Finder Darts Masters kampioenen, Glen Durrant, Fallon Sherrock en Justin van Tergouw | Finder Darts Masters". Findermasters.nl. 6 December 2015. Archived from the original on 4 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- "Glen Durrant has one eye on PDC Q School ahead of Lakeside, and so do plenty more BDO stars". Metro. 11 December 2018.
- "Glen Durrant beats Michael van Gerwen to reach World Matchplay quarter-final". Sky Sports. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
- "PDC World Matchplay: Glen Durrant beats James Wade to reach semi-finals". BBC Sport. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
- "Frustration For Durrant After Smith Defeat". pdc.tv. 28 July 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
- Player profile on Glen Durrant from Dartsdatabase