Mike Veitch

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Mike Veitch
Personal information
Nickname The Cat
Born (1960-08-15) August 15, 1960 (age 56)
Scotland
Home town Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
Scotland
Darts information
Playing darts since 1990
Darts 22g Red Dragon
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Ready to Go by Republica
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1990-2011
PDC 2012-2016
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter-Final: 2006
World Masters Quarter-Final: 2002
World Darts Trophy Semi-Final: 2005
Int. Darts League Last 16: 2005
Zuiderduin Masters Last 24 Group: 2004, 2005
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
England Open
Rutherglen Open
Scotland National Championships
Scottish Masters
Scottish Open
Welsh Classic
2006
2009
2008

1993
2004
2005
Updated on January 7, 2008.

Michael "Mike" Veitch (born 15 August 1960) is a former Scottish darts player.

Playing career[edit]

He made his televised debut at the 1990 Embassy World Championship losing in the first round to Brian Cairns, but it would be another 12 years before he returned to the Lakeside Country Club to play at the tournament again.

He has won several non-televised Open events including the Scottish Open in 2004, the Welsh Classic in 2005 and the England Open in 2006 - but has failed to make an impression in the World Championship. His best run at Lakeside came in 2006 when he beat Ulf Cedar and Stephen Roberts before losing to Martin Adams in the quarter-finals.

In 2016, Veitch played mostly on the PDC Challenge Tour Circuit. His best result of the year was a quarter final finish at the Benidorm Open.

Controversy[edit]

Veitch has been involved in some controversy during his career. At the 2007 BDO World Darts Championship he refused to shake hands with Mervyn King after his defeat in the last 16. King had been rumoured (which were subsequently true) to be joining the rival organisation, the Professional Darts Corporation. Veitch later said that he had been put off by King shouting "my breath stinks of tanned leather" whilst collecting his darts from the board.

At the 2007 Glencarn International Classic during a 7-0 win against Gary Robson, Veitch's mobile phone went off twice during the match causing upset to his opponent who offered to concede the match as a result of the incident.

Veitch has also been known to be a stickler for the rules, refusing to play games if players have access to tinned salmon (in case it contains alcohol).

World Championship Performances[edit]

BDO[edit]

References[edit]

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