Jarkko Komula

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Jarkko Komula
Jarkko Komula, 2008.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Smiley
Born (1976-03-13) 13 March 1976 (age 41)
Oulu, Finland
Home town Tampere
Finland
Darts information
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1998-2009
PDC 2009-2015
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 2004
World Masters Runner Up: 2001
World Darts Trophy Semi Final: 2003
Int. Darts League Last 16 Group: 2003, 2004
Zuiderduin Masters Quarter Final: 2002, 2004
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 32: 2014
Other tournament wins
Nordic Cup 2008
Norway Open 2003
PDC World Finland Qualifying Event 2009
SDC Denmark 2012, 2013
SDC Finland 2012
SDC Sweden 2014

Jarkko Komula (born 13 March 1976) is a Finnish former darts player who played for the Professional Darts Corporation. He was nicknamed Smiley because, ironically, he rarely smiles.

Darts career[edit]

BDO[edit]

Komula reached the final of the 2001 Winmau World Masters, beating Andy Fordham 4-0 in the semi-finals. He was beaten in the final by Raymond van Barneveld. He made his BDO World Championship debut in 2002, losing to Ted Hankey in the first round. He suffered a second first round exit at the Lakeside in 2003, losing to Vincent van der Voort. In the 2004 BDO World Darts Championship, he finally won a match, beating Paul Hanvidge but lost in the second round to Mervyn King. In 2005, he lost in the first round again, this time to Robert Wagner.

On 31 May 2008 Komula won the Nordic Cup, beating Sweden's Markus Korhonen in the final.

PDC[edit]

At the beginning of 2009, Komula joined the PDC. He qualified for the 2010 PDC World Darts Championship by winning the Finland qualifying event. He defeated Russia's Roman Konchikov by 4 legs to 3 in the Preliminary Round, but lost to Wes Newton by 3 sets to 0 in the first round.

Komula had occasional television appearances for the next few years before coming back to prominence by reaching the semi-finals of the PDC World Cup of Darts in 2013 PDC World Cup of Darts along with his Finnish compatriot Jani Haavisto. Their biggest scalp was the Dutch team of Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen, and they also beat the home German team of Andree Welge and Jyhan Artut before being defeated by the Belgian team of Kim Huybrechts and Ronny Huybrechts.

Komula once again qualified for the World Championship in 2014, this time directly into the first round, where he defeated seeded player Mark Walsh 3–1, before losing 4–0 to Simon Whitlock.[1]

Jarkko did not renew his Tour Card for 2015. Bringing an end to his PDC run.

World Championship Results[edit]

BDO[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

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