Petri Korte

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Petri Korte
Personal information
Nickname Popeye
Born (1966-12-12) 12 December 1966 (age 50)
Home town Lahti,
Darts information
Darts 17g Unicorn Phase 5
Walk-on music Up Around the Bend by Hanoi Rocks
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2002–2011, 2014–
PDC 2012–2014
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2012
Other tournament wins
PDC World Finland Qualifying Event 2011

Petri Korte (born 12 December 1966) is a Finnish darts player currently playing in Professional Darts Corporation events. He is known for his highly unorthodox throwing action, where he uses his non throwing hand as a guide by holding it up in front of him whilst throwing.


Korte attempted to qualify for the 2010 BDO World Darts Championship but lost in the final round of international qualifiers to Jan Dekker.

He won the Nordic Invitational Singles in 2011.[1] Korte and Sami Sanssi lost in the 2011 BDO British Open Pairs final, 1-3, to Garry Thompson and Scott Waites.[2]

He qualified for the 2012 PDC World Darts Championship, where he beat Per Laursen 4–3 (legs) in the preliminary round.[3] He played world number 3, James Wade, in the first round. Korte went 0–2 down before pulling back a set and then had two darts to level the match. He missed and Wade wrapped up the match 3–1.[4]

Korte represented Finland with Marko Kantele in the 2012 PDC World Cup of Darts and together they were beaten 4–5 by Croatia in the first round.[5] He lost in two quarter-finals on the Scandinavian tour in the rest of 2012 to finish 17th on the SDC Order of Merit.[6][7]

World Championship results[edit]



  1. ^ "WINMAU WORLD MASTERS 2011: QUALIFIERS". Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "BDO British Open Pairs Report". BDO. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "World Championship - Night Five". PDC. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Picture perfect: Painter through to second round after seeing off Monk". London: Daily Mail. 20 December 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cash Converters World Cup RD1". PDC. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "SDC Season Ends On High". PDC. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Petri Korte 2012". Darts Database. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 

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