Jamie Harvey

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Jamie Harvey
Personal information
Nickname Bravedart
Born (1955-08-15) 15 August 1955 (age 61)
Glasgow, Scotland
Home town Barrhead
Scotland
Darts information
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1988-1993, 2011-2013
PDC 1993-2009 (Founding Member)
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 1992
World Masters Last 32: 1988, 1991, 1992
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi Final: 1996
World Matchplay Semi Final: 1996
World Grand Prix Last 16: 2003
Desert Classic Last 24 Group: 2003
UK Open Last 32: 2008
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Antwerp Open
Isle of Man Open
Scottish Masters
WDF Europe Cup Pairs
2000
1991
1992
1992

Jamie Harvey (born 15 August 1955, in Glasgow) is a Scottish darts player who plays for the British Darts Organisation and formerly for the Professional Darts Corporation. He resides in Barrhead. Harvey used the nickname Bravedart for his matches - a play on the lead character from the film Braveheart. As darts began to introduce entrance tunes for its players during the 1990s, Harvey used to come to stage whilst the tune "The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond" was played.[1]

Career[edit]

Having made his World Championship debut in 1992, he was one of the players who started the Professional Darts Corporation (then known as the World Darts Council, WDC) in 1993 and played at every PDC World Championship between 1994 and 2006.

His best performance came in 1996 at the Circus Tavern, when he reached the World Championship semi-finals but lost 1-5 to Dennis Priestley. Later that year he also reached the semi-finals of the World Matchplay - losing 9-13 to eventual champion Peter Evison. He never made the final of any of the major PDC tournaments, but has won the Antwerp Open[2] and also the Scottish Masters[3] in his home country. He remained one of the most popular players on the circuit throughout his career.[4]

Although he has reached the quarter finals of the World Championship in 2001 and the quarter finals of the World Matchplay as recent as 2004, his ranking has slipped in the past few years. He started 2007 ranked 48 in the world, but failed to qualify for the World Championship for the first time that year. In the 2008 PDC World Darts Championship qualifiers, he won four matches before falling at the final hurdle to Jacko Barry and he slipped to 73rd in the PDC Order of Merit. He still competed at nine PDC Pro Tour non-televised events in 2007, but collected only £300 in prize money with a last 32 performance being his best. Harvey is now ranked 129th on the PDC Order of Merit.

Harvey is currently battling throat cancer. On 2 September 2009 he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous growth in his throat and had his voice box removed.[5]

In 2011 Harvey returned to the BDO and plays just Scottish events.

World Championship Results[edit]

BDO[edit]

PDC[edit]

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
BDO World Championship DNP L16 L32 No longer a BDO Member
Winmau World Masters L32 DNP L32 L32 DNP L192 DNP
PDC World Championship NYF L24G QF SF QF L24G L16 L16 QF L32 L16 L32 L32 L64 DNP
World Matchplay NYF QF L16 SF L32 L16 L16 L32 L32 L16 L16 QF L32 DNP
World Grand Prix Not held DNP L24 DNP L32 L16 L32 L32 DNP
Las Vegas Desert Classic Not held DNP L24G DNP
UK Open Not held L64 L96 L96 L96 L96 L32
Performance Table Legend
DNP Did not play at the event DNQ Did not qualify for the event NYF Not yet founded L# 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 RU lost in the final W won the tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darts Database Profile.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  2. ^ 2000 Antwerp Open.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  3. ^ 1992 Scottish Masters.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  4. ^ Throat Op For Harvey PDC.tv
  5. ^ Throat Op For Harvey PDC.tv

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