Jerry Umberger

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Jerry Umberger
Personal information
Born (1942-01-21) January 21, 1942 (age 75)
United States
Home town United States
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1981-1993
PDC 1994-1996
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16 1981, 1983
World Masters Last 32 1981
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 24 Group 1994, 1995
World Matchplay Last 16 1994, 1996

Jerry Umberger (born January 21, 1942) is a retired American darts player who competed from the 1970s through the 1990s.[1]

Darts career[edit]

Throwing American Darts, he was a member of four PA State Dart Championship teams. He won the 1977 championship, and then had back-to-back titles in 1979 and 1980 shooting with John Bobby and Lee Bredbenner.

Turning his attention to the English Pub boards, he competed in four World Professional Darts Championships during the 1980s. There he only managed to win two matches - a first round victory over fellow American Len Heard in 1981, and another first round win over Alan Glazier in 1983.

He failed to qualify again for the World Championship, but following the creation of the World Darts Council (now PDC) - a separate version of the World Championship - started up in 1994. There was initially a heavy reliance on American players to make up the contingent of competitors - and Umberger appeared at the 1994 and 1995 WDC World Championship, but did not progress beyond the initial round robin stage.

Returning to American darting, he won the final of his four State Titles in 1990, shooting with Rick Ney and Rick Koslusky.

The WDC had also started the World Matchplay in 1994, with Umberger beating Cliff Lazarenko in the first round. He lost out to fellow American Larry Butler in the second round.

Umberger also appeared at the 1995 and 1996 World Matchplay events, losing in the first and second rounds respectively.

American Dart Championships[edit]

1977 - Playing with Rick Ney, "Primrose" Pete Polinsky, and Mike Maurer
1979 - Playing with John Bobby and Lee Bredbenner
1980 - Playing with John Bobby and Lee Bredbenner
1990 - Playing with Rick Ney and Rick Koslusky

World Championship results[edit]



  • 1994: failed to qualify past group stage.
  • 1995: lost both group games.


  1. ^ Jerry Umberger Player Profile