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October 16, 1973 |
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
|Home town||Zion Grove, Pennsylvania
|Playing darts since||-|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|BDO majors - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 32: 2005|
|World Masters||Last 128: 2003|
|PDC premier events - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 16: 2006|
|Desert Classic||Last 32: 2004, 2005, 2007|
|UK Open||Last 64: 2007|
|US Open/WSoD||Last 64: 2008|
|Other tournament wins|
|ADO Long Island Fall Classic
Soft Tip Bullshooter Asia Championship
Soft Tip Bullshooter World Championship
WDF Americas Cup Singles
John Kuczynski (born October 16, 1973 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American professional darts player. He currently resides in Zion Grove, Pennsylvania and uses the nickname Johnny K for his matches.
For five years running – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 – he was ranked number one according to American Darts Organisation's (ADO) points standings.
He played in the 2006 PDC World Darts Championship, whitewashing Lionel Sams in the first round without dropping a single leg. He then went on to beat Dutchman Jan van der Rassel in the second round before losing to Gary Welding in the last 16. Kuczynski had won the first set and could have taken the second before Welding leveled. The American went back in front to lead 2-1, but Welding fought back to take the next three sets and a quarter final place to end Kuczynski's run.
At the 2006 World Series of Darts where the prize for an American winner was $1 million, he was the only American player who managed to progress beyond the opening round. He defeated John Part in the first round but went out in the second round to Wayne Mardle.
He reached the third round of the 2008 US Open, beating Vincent van der Voort and Canadian Daniel Beauregard in the first two round before losing to Ben Burton. The next day he reached the quarter-finals of the North American Darts Championship. Kuczynski then suffered a disappointing exit from the 2008 UK Open, losing in the Preliminary Round to pub qualifier Johnny Haines.
World Championship Results
- 2005: 1st Round (lost to Ted Hankey 1-3)