Martin Atkins (darts player)

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Martin Atkins
Personal information
Nickname The Assassin
Born (1965-12-24) 24 December 1965 (age 52)
Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
Home town Rawdon
England
Darts information
Playing darts since 1983
Darts 24g Red Dragon Martin Atkins 95% Tungsten
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Paranoid by Black Sabbath
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2002–2017
PDC 2018-
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Final: 2012
World Masters Semi Final: 2007
World Darts Trophy Quarter Final: 2005
Int. Darts League Quarter Final: 2004, 2005
Finder Masters Quarter Final: 2009
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
BDO International Open
British Open
England Matchplay
Finnish Open
Northern Ireland Open
2015
2012
2012
2006
2009
Other achievements
England Classic Warm Up 2010
England GP of Darts Bolton 2012

Martin C. Atkins (born 24 December 1965) is an English professional darts player. Who competes for the Professional Darts Corporation events. His nickname is The Assassin.

Career[edit]

Atkins has been a Yorkshire county player since 1996 and has represented the England national side in many occasions including 3 times in the Six Nations, winning all three, and once in the World Cup in 2011, contributing to England's best performance since 1995. He reached the last 16 of the BDO World Professional Darts Championship in both 2006 and 2007. In 2006 he led Martin Adams 3-0 and had a match dart in the fifth leg of the fifth set, but ultimately lost 4-3. The following year, he was beaten by eventual finalist Phill Nixon[1].

He was seeded number 10 for the 2008 BDO World Darts Championship. However, he lost in the first round to Andy Boulton. The following year, unseeded, Atkins won his first round match 3-2 against Joey ten Berge before losing to Gary Robson 4-1.

Seeded number 10 for the 2010 BDO World Darts Championship, Atkins suffered another first round exit after he was defeated by Lakeside debutant Paul Carter 3-1. In 2011, Atkins was drawn against third seed and eventual runner-up Dean Winstanley in the first round, and lost 3-2 having missed two match darts in the fourth set.

Atkins finally progressed past the second-round stage of the World Championship when, in 2012, he defeated 7th seed John Walton and 10th seed Willy van de Wiel en route to a quarter-final match against Ted Hankey where he lost 5-1. In 2012, Atkins won the biggest title of his career so far by winning the BDO British Open, beating Robbie Green in the final. However, his season ended in disappointment when he lost in the first round of the World Championship to Jason Cullen.

Atkins was unseeded for the 2014 World Championship and faced eighth seed Jeffrey de Graaf in the first round. Despite competing with an elbow injury sustained on New Year's Day, and despite de Graaf throwing for two of the sets, Atkins won the match 3-0, finishing with a 135 checkout on the bullseye. However, Atkins had to withdraw during his second round match against Rick Hofstra while trailing 2-0 in sets.

PDC[edit]

Announced on December 9th 2017 he will be joining the rival organisation the Professional Darts Corporation for the first time in his career. He has played most of the BDO tour but has decided to give the PDC tour a go for the first time after playing his whole career in the BDO.

World Championship results[edit]

BDO[edit]

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