Leo Laurens

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Leo Laurens
Personal information
Full name Leo Laurens
Nickname The Lion of Antwerp
Born (1952-07-30) 30 July 1952 (age 64)
Home town Itegem
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1988-1999
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Final 1997
World Masters Last 32 1988, 1993, 1995
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Belgium Gold Cup
Belgium National Championship
Antwerp Open
Dutch Open
French Open
North Holland Open
1988, 1993, 1996
1989, 1990, 1992
1990, 1992
Updated on 21 June 2008.

Leo Laurens (born 30 July 1952) is a retired Belgian darts player who competed in British Darts Organisation events. By the end of 1993, Laurens became number one in the WDF world rankings after all of the BDO's top players broke away to form the World Darts Council (now the Professional Darts Corporation). Despite his new accolade, Laurens never managed to win a major title.


Laurens made his World Championship debut in 1989, losing in the first round to American Rick Ney. He returned a year later, beating Canada's Bob Sinnaeve,[1] before losing to Mike Gregory. His best performance came in 1997, where he reached the quarter finals after beating Ritchie Davies and Richie Burnett. He lost to reigning champion Steve Beaton. Laurens also holds the record for most 180's scored in a first round match at the World Championship, with nine, although John Henderson holds the record for a best of five sets match with 12.

He also played in the Winmau World Masters in 1988, 1993 and 1995, losing in the first round on each occasion.

World Championship performances[edit]



  1. ^ "Embassy World Professional Darts Championship 1990". Dartnet.nl. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 

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