Jeff Smith (darts player)
|Full name||Jeff Smith|
6 November 1975|
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Hampton, New Brunswick|
|Playing darts since||1979|
|Darts||21 Gram Winmau Signature|
|Walk-on music||Crazy Crazy Nights by Kiss|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|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|
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.
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.
In 2014, he returned to the BDO, and won the Halifax Open and the Canadian Open. 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. Smith followed this good run by reaching the semi-finals of the 2015 BDO World Trophy, losing to Jeffrey de Graaf. 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.
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.
World Championship results
- 2015: Semi Final (lost to Scott Mitchell 0–6)
- 2016: Runner Up (lost to Scott Waites 1–7)
- 2017: Second round (lost to Martin Adams 1–4)
- 2018: First round (lost to Gary Anderson 0–3)
- 2019: Qualified
- Twitter R. Smith. Twitter
- 2017 WDF World Cup . DartsDatabase
- 1996 Canada National Championships. DartsDatabase
- 2008 Canada National Championships Results. DartsDatabase
- 2013 PDC World Cup of Darts Results. DartsDatabase
- 2014 Halifax Open. DartsDatabase
- 2014 Canadian Open. DartsDatabase
- 2015 BDO World Championship Results. DartsDatabase
- 2015 BDO World Trophy Results. DartsDatabase
- "Smith Relishing Ally Pally Return". PDC. 6 July 2018.