Kim Viljanen

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Kim Viljanen
Personal information
NicknameBabyface
Born (1981-12-04) December 4, 1981 (age 37)
Finland
Home townVantaa, Finland
Darts information
Playing darts since1997
Darts21 Gram Cosmo
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on musicCrazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO1999–2014
PDC2014–
Current world ranking78
BDO majors - best performances
World MastersLast 32: 2004
Int. Darts LeagueLast 32 Group: 2005
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'shipLast 64: 2016, 2017, 2018
Other tournament wins
PDC Euopean Tour Nordic and Baltic Qualifier2017 (x2)
PDC World Scandinavian Qualifying Event2014
WDF World Cup Team2005
WDF World Youth Cup1999

SDC Pro Tour

PDCNB Denmark2017 (x2), 2018
PDCNB Finland2017
PDCNB Latvia2017 (x2)
PDCNB Sweden2017 (x2)
SDC Denmark2014, 2015 (x2), 2016
SDC Finland2016
SDC Russia2015
SDC Sweden2016

Kim Viljanen (born December 4, 1981) is a Finnish darts player.

Career[edit]

Viljanen won the boys' singles event at the 1999 WDF World Cup in Durban, South Africa.[1] In 2004, he progressed to the last 32 of the World Masters, losing 3–2 to Tony West.[2]

Viljanen competed on the Scandinavian Darts Corporation (SDC) Tour in 2014, and finished third in the Scandinavian Order of Merit. He was awarded a place in the 2015 PDC World Championship after Jarkko Komula, who had finished second on the Scandinavian Tour, was excluded following a suspension by the Finnish Darts Organisation.[3] He lost 4–1 in the preliminary round to Sascha Stein.[4]

Viljanen won three SDC Tour events in 2015 and finished top of the Order of Merit, thus qualifying for the 2016 PDC World Championship.[5] After winning 2–1 against Sven Groen in the preliminary round, he was beaten 3–0 by Kevin Painter in the first round.[6] Viljanen made his debut at the 2016 World Cup of Darts, representing Finland with Marko Kantele and they lost 5–1 to Wales in the opening round.[7] Another three SDC titles saw him qualify for the 2017 World Championship and he saw off Ross Snook 2–0 in the preliminary round, but could only win one leg against world number one Michael van Gerwen during a 3–0 first round loss.[8] Viljanen missed two match darts in the first round of the World Cup as he and Kantele were knocked out 5–4 by Wales.[9]

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 WDF World Youth Cup Player Prize Money". Darts Database. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  2. ^ "2004 World Masters Results". Darts Database. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  3. ^ "William Hill World Championship Field". PDC.tv. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  4. ^ "William Hill World Championship Day Two". PDC.tv. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ "World Championship - International Update". PDC.tv. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  6. ^ "World Darts Championship: Ian White suffered a first-round defeat at Alexandra Palace". Sky Sports. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Betway World Cup of Darts Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  8. ^ "William Hill World Championship Day Three". PDC. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Betway World Cup of Darts Day One". PDC. Retrieved 10 June 2017.

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