John Michael (darts player)

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John Michael
Personal information
Full nameYannis Michail
NicknameDeadly Rose
Born (1974-03-20) 20 March 1974 (age 48)
Home townAthens
Darts information
Playing darts since1989
Darts23g CUESOUL
Walk-on musicZorbas by Mikis Theodorakis
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO1999–2009, 2012–2015
PDC2009–2011, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2-19-2020-2021-2022
Current world ranking93 Steady (5 August 2022)[1]
BDO majors – best performances
World Ch'shipLast 40: 2014
World MastersLast 32: 2013
PDC premier events – best performances
World Ch'shipLast 64: 2015, 2016, 2017,2022 PDC World Darts Championship
UK OpenLast 32: 2017
European Ch'shipLast 32: 2011
Other tournament wins
Austria Open Vienna2009
Cyprus Open2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
GDO Open2012
Greek National Championships2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018
Greek Open2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Hellinikon Open2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Malta Open2004, 2007, 2012, 2018
Mediterranean Cup2009
PDC World South European Qualifying Event2014, 2015, 2016, 2021

John Michael (born Yannis Michail on 20 March 1974) is a Cypriot-born Greek darts player currently playing in Professional Darts Corporation events.



He joined the PDC in 2009, and began competing in PDC Europe events a year later. He qualified for the 2011 European Championship, therefore becoming the first Greek player to qualify for a major PDC tournament. He was beaten 3-6 by defending champion Phil Taylor in the first round, with Taylor averaging 107.83.


He joined the BDO in 2012. Michael has won numerous WDF-ranked darts tournaments, including the Cyprus Open (four times), the Greek Open (four times) and the Hellinikon Open (three times). He qualified for the 2015 PDC World Darts Championship while still playing in British Darts Organisation events. He played Jani Haavisto in the Preliminary round winning 4–1 in legs, in the First round he played Ian White losing 3–1 in sets.

Return to the PDC[edit]

Michael rejoined the PDC in 2015. After beating South Africa's Warrick Scheffer 2-0 in sets in the preliminary round of the 2016 PDC World Darts Championship, he was whitewashed by seventh-seed James Wade, 3-0 in sets. He entered the PDC's qualifying school that year, and his performance was good enough for second place on the Q School Order of Merit, earning him a Tour Card.

Being unable to enter all the events meant that Michael was unable to retain his Tour Card, but he went to European Q-School in January 2019 and was able to regain his card, finishing fifth on the Order of Merit.

After ending 2020 ranked 106th, Michael had to attend Qualifying School but successfully retained his Tour Card at the first time of asking.

World Championship results[edit]



Personal life[edit]

Michael works as a farrier in Athens.[2]


  1. ^ "PDC Order of Merit". PDPA. 5 August 2022. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  2. ^ John Michael, Darts Archived 2012-03-27 at the Wayback Machine

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