Mark McGrath (darts player)

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Mark McGrath
Personal information
Nickname The Cowboy
Born (1968-07-15) 15 July 1968 (age 50)
Leeds, England
Home town Palmerston North
New Zealand
Darts information
Playing darts since 1988
Darts 24 Gram Powercore
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music "Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1995–
Current world ranking (BDO) 42
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 32: 2017
World Masters Last 16: 2017
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 72: 2015
Other tournament wins
Alan King Memorial 2016
DPNZ King Country Open 2012
DPNZ Tararua Open 2014
New Zealand Masters 2016
PDC World New Zealand Qualifying Event 2014
Canterbury Classic 2018
Canterbury Open 2018
Auckland Open 2018

Mark McGrath (born July 15, 1968) is an English-born New Zealand professional darts player who currently in the British Darts Organisation tournaments.

Career[edit]

McGrath qualified for the 2015 PDC World Darts Championship after winning the New Zealand Qualifier.[1] He was whitewashed 4–0 by American Scott Kirchner in the preliminary round.[2]

In 2016, McGrath claimed the New Zealand Masters and Alan King Memorial titles. McGrath qualified for the 2017 BDO World Darts Championship McGrath beat Roger Janssen 3-2 before losing 3-0 to the current World Champion Scott Mitchell. In 2018 McGrath won the Canterbury Classic and the Canterbury Open McGrath also won The Auckland Open. McGrath also qualified for the 2018 Auckland Darts Masters he beat Michael Smith 6-4 before losing 10-4 to Raymond Van Barneveld. McGrath is the only person from New Zealand to have one a game at The Auckland Darts Masters [3]

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

BDO[edit]

Personal life[edit]

McGrath was born and raised in Leeds until his family emigrated to New Zealand in 1981.Went to Horowhenua College until 1986. Married to Colette McGrath, 23 February 2013.[4] He supports Leeds United.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Championship Debut For McGrath". PDC.tv. 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mark McGrath eliminated at World Darts Championship". Stuff.co.nz. 21 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mark McGrath 2016". Darts Database. Archived from the original on 23 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kiwi flying flag for Leeds at darts world championships". Yorkshire Evening Post. 20 December 2014. 

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