Paul Hanvidge

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Paul Albert Hanvidge
Personal information
Full name Paul Albert Hanvidge
Nickname Polly Boy
Born (1961-06-15) 15 June 1961 (age 55)
Home town Barrhead
Darts information
Darts -
Laterality Left-handed
Walk-on music Flower of Scotland
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1998-2012
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Final: 2006, 2007
World Masters Last 32: 2000, 2004
World Darts Trophy Last 16: 2005
Int. Darts League Last 32 Group: 2006
Zuiderduin Masters Last 24 Group: 2005
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Central Scotland Open
German Open
Scotland National Championship
WDF Europe Cup Pairs


Paul Albert Hanvidge (born 15 June 1961) is a Scottish former darts player who lives in Barrhead, Glasgow. His best achievement is twice reaching the quarterfinals of the Lakeside World Championship.

Darts career[edit]

Hanvidge was the 2005 German Open Champion and made his World Championship debut in 2004, losing a first round match to Jarkko Komula. He missed out on qualification for the event in 2005, but returned in 2006 and beat Co Stompé and Simon Whitlock before losing 3-5 to Shaun Greatbatch in the last eight.

He made the quarterfinals again in 2007, beating Martin Phillips and Albertino Essers before losing to 50-year-old qualifier, Phill Nixon, in the quarterfinals. He wore a black armband in memory of his mother, who had died on Christmas Day.

In 2008, he suffered a first-round exit, losing to Brian Woods, whose average of 96.51 was the highest of the first round. Hanvidge reached the final of the 2008 Norway Open, losing to Willy van de Wiel. Hanvidge was forced to qualify for the 2009 BDO World Championship, but fell three rounds short in a defeat to Paul Gibbs. Hanvidge reached the semifinals of the 2009 British Open, defeating John Walton and Daryl Gurney along the way. He was beaten by Martin Atkins. Hanvidge earned enough ranking points to secure a place in the 2010 BDO World Championship, but was beaten in the first round by Scott Waites while reportedly suffering a bout of dartitis.

World Championship Performances[edit]


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