Haruki Muramatsu

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Haruki Muramatsu
Personal information
Full name 村松 治樹
Nickname HAL
Born 15 April 1977
Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Home town Iwate Prefecture
Japan
Darts information
Playing darts since 2002
Darts 19g MONSTER Rapier III
Laterality Right-handed
Organisation (see split in darts)
PDC 2009–
Current world ranking N/A
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2010, 2012, 2013
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
PDC World Japan Qualifying Event 2009, 2011, 2012

Haruki Muramatsu (村松 治樹 Muramatsu Haruki?) (born 15 April 1977) is a Japanese darts player.

Career[edit]

Muramatsu qualified for the 2010 PDC World Darts Championship. He defeated Poland's Krzysztof Kciuk 4-1 in the preliminary round, but lost 3-0 to Ronnie Baxter in the first round.

Muramatsu qualified for his second PDC World Championship in 2012, where he beat Dennis Nilsson 4-2 in legs in the preliminary round to set up a last 64 meeting with 15-time world champion, Phil Taylor. He was beaten 0-3 but did manage to win three legs during the match, including breaking Taylor's throw twice. Taylor said after the match that Muramatsu would have "frightened any pro" with the level of his performance during the match.[1] He moved to 94 in the PDC Order of Merit after the Championship.[2] Muramatsu represented Japan with Morihiro Hashimoto in the 2012 PDC World Cup of Darts and together they were beaten 2-5 by Sweden in the first round.[3]

Muramatsu qualified for his third PDC World Championship, and second in succession, in 2013 by winning the Japan Qualifying Event.[4][5] He played Dave Harrington of New Zealand in the preliminary round, winning 4–0 to set up a first round match against Simon Whitlock which he lost 3–0.[6] He played in his third World Cup of Darts and first with Sho Katsumi in February and they advanced from Group A thanks to a 5–4 win over Austria.[7] They then defeated the Republic of Ireland 5–3 to face the top seeds of Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis in the quarter-finals.[8] Muramatsu lost to Taylor 4–1, but Katsumi defeated Lewis meaning that a doubles match was required to settle the tie. Japan led 2–0 but went on to lose 4–2.[9] He was edged out 6–5 by Hashimoto in the final of the Japanese qualifier for the 2014 World Championship.[10]

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taylor leads seeds through". Sky Sports. December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "PDC Order of Merit". PDC. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cash Converters World Cup RD1". PDC. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "International Qualifiers Confirmed". PDC. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "2013 PDC World Championship Qualifiers". Darts Database. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ladbrokes WDC Day Six". PDC. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Betfair World Cup of Darts - Saturday Afternoon". PDC. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Betfair World Cup of Darts - Last 16". PDC. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Betfair World Cup of Darts - Quarter-Finals". PDC. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "2013 PDC World Japan Qualifying Event Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 

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