15 August 1955 |
|Walk-on music||The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|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|
Isle of Man Open
WDF Europe Cup Pairs
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.
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 and also the Scottish Masters in his home country. He remained one of the most popular players on the circuit throughout his career.
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.
In 2011 Harvey returned to the BDO and plays just Scottish events.
World Championship Results
- 1994: Last 24 Group: (lost to Phil Taylor 1-3) & (lost to Jim Watkins 2-3)
- 1995: Quarter-Final: (lost to Rod Harrington 2-4)
- 1996: Semi-Final: (lost to Dennis Priestley 1-5)
- 1997: Quarter-Final: (lost to Peter Evison 3-5)
- 1998: Last 24 Group: (Beat John Ferrell 3-0) & (lost to Rod Harrington 2-3)
- 1999: Second Round: (lost to Bob Anderson 1-3)
- 2000: Second Round: (lost to Dennis Priestley 2-3)
- 2001: Quarter-Final: (lost to Dave Askew 0-4)
- 2002: First Round: (lost to Shayne Burgess 3-4)
- 2003: Third Round: (lost to John Part 3-5)
- 2004: Third Round: (lost to Steve Beaton 0-4)
- 2005: Third Round: (lost to Roland Scholten 2-4)
- 2006: First Round: (lost to Tomas Seyler 0-3)
|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 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|