Jim Williams (darts player)

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Jim Williams
Personal information
Nickname The Quiff
Born (1984-07-27) 27 July 1984 (age 34)
England
Home town Presteigne Powys
Darts information
Darts 25 Gram Harrows Magnums
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music No One Knows by Queens Of The Stone Age
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2012–
Current world ranking (BDO) 3
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Finals: 2018
World Masters Quarter Finals: 2012, 2017
World Darts Trophy Semi Finals: 2018
Finder Masters Runner Up: 2017
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Antwerp Open
BDO International Open
Belfry Open
Bruges Open
England Masters
French Open
Swiss Open
Turkish Open
WDF World Cup Singles
2015, 2017
2018
2018
2018
2018
2017
2017
2015
2015

Jim Williams (born 27 July 1984) is a Welsh darts who plays for the British Darts Organisation.

Career[edit]

Williams made his debut at Lakeside in 2014 as the sole Welsh representative in the men's competition, and hoped to emulate countrymen Leighton Rees, Richie Burnett and Mark Webster by becoming BDO World Champion.

A newcomer to the BDO international circuit, he first rose to prominence in October 2012 at the Winmau World Masters in Hull. There he beat four players in the preliminary rounds to reach the main stage, most notably defeating reigning Lakeside World Champion Christian Kist 3-2 in his final match. Once on stage, he beat established campaigners Jan Dekker 3-1 and Ross Montgomery 3-2 to reach the quarter-finals, before losing out to eventual champion Stephen Bunting by 3 sets to 1.

In February 2013, he came closest to winning his first BDO ranking title, beating Jan Dekker and Remco van Eijden to reach the Scottish Open final, before losing 5-4 to Wesley Harms. In April, he made it to the semi-finals of the German Open, beating Paul Jennings and Richie George, but lost to champion Geert de Vos. One week later, he defeated Glen Durrant, Tony Eccles and John Walton to reach the last 4 of the Polish Open, but was beaten by Jeffrey de Graaf. In the Autumn, he lost to Tony O'Shea in the semis of the Romanian Open, and a fourth semi-final placing in 2013 came at the Northern Ireland Open. Add to that three further quarter final results last year and it amounts to a seeding place at Jim's first Lakeside.

In 2015, on the tour, Jim had some successful tournament runs, including a Final at the German Masters, losing out 6-4 to Wesley Harms. A last-8 in his home Welsh Open before eventually losing out to eventual winner Glen Durrant 4-0. Then a semi-final at the Polish Open, losing out to eventual winner Darius Labanauskas. Another final at the England national after defeating World number one Glen Durrant and Berkshire's Jason Heaver in the semi-final, he eventually lost out 6-5 to Cambridgeshire's Dennis Harbour. Another Quarter-Final at Belgian Open where he lost out 4-2 the eventual winner Jeffrey de Graaf. Then his first ranking event title came at the Antwerp Open where he beat Brian Dawson in the quarters Fabian Roosenbrand in the semi-final before defeating Sven Verndock 2-0 in sets to become the 2015 Antwerp Open Champion. Also in 2015, Williams became Welsh individuals champion defeating Wayne Warren 2-0 in sets in the final. He also collected his first Welsh cap in the six nations of darts, and has been called up to represent Wales at the World cup in Turkey. In October, he went on to reach the final of the English classic, defeating Darryl Fitton 5-4 in the semi final before going on to lose 6-2 to good friend Glen Durrant in the final. He then went on to the World Masters in Hull, losing out in the last 32 3 sets to 1 to Daurius Labanauskas. He then went on to the Turkish Open, completing the singles and pairs double, winning the pairs with fellow countryman Martin Phillips, and then going on to defeat Phillips in the singles final 6 legs to 5 to become the 2015 Turkish Open Champion.

World Championship performances[edit]

BDO[edit]

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
BDO World Championship DNQ 1R DNQ 2R 2R QF
BDO World Trophy Not held 2R DNQ 1R 1R SF
Winmau World Masters QF L80 L144 L32 L16 QF
Zuiderduin Masters DNQ SF RR RU
Performance Table Legend
DNP Did not play at the event DNQ Did not qualify for the event NYF Not yet founded #R 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

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