Joey ten Berge
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|Joey ten Berge|
|Born|| 18 October 1985
The Hague, Netherlands
|Home town||The Hague
|Playing darts since||1998|
|Walk-on music||Voodoo People by The Prodigy|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|BDO majors - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 16: 2011|
|World Masters||Quarter-finals: 2008, 2009|
|Zuiderduin Masters||Quarter-finals: 2011|
|PDC premier events - best performances|
|UK Open||Last 64: 2015, 2016|
|Other tournament wins|
Open Noord West Nederland
Open Oost Nederland
Open Zuid Nederland
Open Zuid Oost Nederland
USA Dart Classic
WDF Europe Youth Cup
WDF World Cup Pairs
ten Berge won the 2001 WDF Europe Youth Cup beating Sweden's Markus Korhonen in the final. Six years later, he captured his first professional title by capturing the 2007 Austrian Open, defeating Hungary's Nándor Bezzeg in the final. He followed up by winning the Open Oost Nederland a month later. He fell two games short of qualifying for the 2008 BDO World Darts Championship, losing to American Steve Brown and also fell two rounds short of making the televised stages of the 2007 Winmau World Masters, losing to Paul Gibbs.
ten Berge won the 2008 Swiss Open, beating fellow Dutchman Edwin Max in the semi finals and then beat England's Dave Prins in the final. He then reached the final of the Welsh Classic, losing to Scottish Open champion Garry Thompson.
ten Berge earned one of the non-seeded places for the 2009 BDO World Darts Championship, meaning he did not need to qualify for the event. He was drawn with 11th seed Martin Atkins in the first round and lost 3–2.
ten Berge was unseeded for the 2012 BDO World Darts Championship, and was drawn to play third seed and the previous year's runner-up Dean Winstanley in the first round. Winstanley won the match 3-1. After a poor 2012, Joey ended up a lowly 286 in the world rankings and failed to qualify for the 2013 World Championships.
In January 2014, ten Berge entered PDC Q School. He reached the final round on the first day, losing 5–4 to Benito van de Pas, and eventually acquired a tour card through the Order of Merit. He lost in the third round of the UK Open in 2015 and 2016. His best finish on the PDC tour to date came at the first Players Championship of 2015, where he beat Colin Osborne, Prakash Jiwa and Brendan Dolan, before losing 6–2 to Ian White in the last 16. He has not participated in any event since March 2016.
World Championship results
- 2009: First round (lost to Martin Atkins 2–3)
- 2010: First round (lost to Brian Woods 2–3)
- 2011: Second round (lost to Martin Phillips 3–4)
- 2012: First round (lost to Dean Winstanley 1–3)