Jeff Smith (darts player)

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Jeff Smith
Personal information
Full name Jeff Smith
Nickname The Silencer
Born (1975-11-06) 6 November 1975 (age 42)
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada[1]
Home town Hampton, New Brunswick
Canada
Darts information
Playing darts since 1979
Darts 21 Gram Winmau Signature
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Crazy Crazy Nights by Kiss
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2002-2011, 2014-2017
PDC 2011–2013, 2018-
Current world ranking (BDO) 89 (PDC) 191
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Runner Up: 2016
World Masters Last 32: 2016
World Darts Trophy Semi Final: 2015
Finder Masters Last 24 Group: 2017
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2018
Grand Slam Last 16: 2016
Other tournament wins
WDF World Cup[2] 2017
Canada National Championships 2008
Halifax Open 2011, 2014
MLD Maritime Masters 2011
MLD The Schooner 2011
ADO Sunday River Open 2012
ADO White Mountain Shootout 2012
Port City Open 2012
Canadian Open 2014
North American Darts Championship 2018

Jeff Smith (born 6 November 1975) is a Canadian darts player. He reached the Semi-final of the 2015 BDO World Darts Championship and the following year reached the final of the 2016 BDO World Darts Championship where he faced Scott Waites.

Career[edit]

BDO[edit]

In his first tournament Smith reached the Semi-Final of the Canada National Championships in 1996,[3] he won the tournament in 2008 beating Jeff Noble.[4]

PDC[edit]

Smith entered the Professional Darts Corporation Q School in January 2011. He won a PDC tour card on the third and final day by defeating Ross Smith 6–2 in his final match. He took part in the 2013 PDC World Cup of Darts with John Part.[5]

BDO return[edit]

In 2014, he returned to the BDO, and won the Halifax Open and the Canadian Open.[6][7] He qualified for the 2015 BDO World Darts Championship, and entered the preliminary stage, where he beat Mike Day of New Zealand 3-0, hitting three 100+ checkouts. He then played two-time semi-finalist Wesley Harms in the last 32, winning 3–1 after losing the first set. Smith then beat Gary Robson 4-3 in the last 16, after Robson had recovered from 3-1 down to level the match. In the quarter-finals, Smith caused yet another upset as he beat bookmakers' favourite[clarification needed] Robbie Green 5-1, crucially hitting a 160 checkout to win the fourth set, with Green waiting on 56. Smith was beaten 6-0 by fourth seed and eventual champion Scott Mitchell in the semi-finals.[8] Smith followed this good run by reaching the semi-finals of the 2015 BDO World Trophy, losing to Jeffrey de Graaf.[9] He qualified for the 2016 BDO World Darts Championship, and entered the preliminary stage, where he beat Matthew Medhurst 3–0 with a 130 checkout. He played Martin Adams in the first round, winning 3–0. In the second round, be beat Brian Dawson 4–1. He played Dennis Harbour in the Quarter-Finals, winning 5–2 to reach the Semi-Finals. He played Richard Veenstra and won 6–5 to reach his first Final, where he played Scott Waites. In the final, Smith lost to Waites 7–1. In the post match interview, Smith promised to return next year. He received the runners up cheque of £35,000. In the 2017 BDO World Darts Championship Smith entered in the preliminary round, where he beat Seigo Asada 3–1. In the first round Smith beat Brian Dawson 3–2. In the second round Smith lost 4–1 to Martin Adams.

PDC return[edit]

Smith was a wild card entry into the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship. He hit a 170 checkout on his way to a 2–0 win against Luke Humphries in the preliminary round. In the first round Smith lost 3–0 to Gary Anderson.

After his first round defeat in the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship he announced ‘I definitely will be playing Q-school this year, based on the current situation. I owe it to my family and my sponsors to carry on playing, wherever it takes me. I will do just that.’ Smith failed to gain a tour card at Q-School.

Smith qualified for the 2019 PDC World Darts Championship by winning the North American Darts Championship, securing his place with a 6–4 win over John Norman Jnr.[10]

World Championship results[edit]

BDO[edit]

PDC[edit]

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