Richard Veenstra

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Richard Veenstra
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Personal information
Nickname Flyers
Born (1981-07-10) 10 July 1981 (age 37)
Ossenzijl (nl), Netherlands
Home town Ossenzijl
Darts information
Playing darts since 2006
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music "Maria" by Scooter
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2009–
Current world ranking (BDO) 9
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Semi Final: 2016
World Masters Last 16: 2015
World Darts Trophy Last 32: 2016, 2017
Finder Masters Last 24 Group: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
German Masters
Luxembourg Open
Scottish Open
WDF Europe Cup Singles
WDF Europe Cup Pairs
WDF World Cup Pairs

Richard Veenstra (born 10 July 1981) is a Dutch darts player who competes in British Darts Organisation. His nickname is Flyers.



In October 2014 Veenstra won the Luxembourg Open beating Mark Oosterhuis in the Final 6–4.[1] He reached the Semi-finals of the 2015 Denmark Masters and England Open.[2][3] In October 2015 he won WDF World Cup Pairs with Wesley Harms to beat Scott Mitchell and Mark McGeeney 6–3.[4] On his debut at the 2016 BDO World Darts Championship, Veenstra caused an upset beating compatriot and third seed Jeffrey de Graaf 3–2 in the first round, before beating English player Martin Atkins comfortably 4–0 in the second round. Veenstra then defeated defending champion Scott Mitchell 5-3 to reach the semi-finals, which he narrowly lost to Jeff Smith 6-5.

In September 2016 Veenstra won the WDF Europe Cup singles, He beat Jim Williams in the final 7-5 averaging 93.18.

World Championship results[edit]


Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
BDO World Championship DNQ SF 2R QF
BDO World Trophy DNQ 1R 1R DNP
Winmau World Masters L80 L16 L32 L32
Zuiderduin Masters RR RR RR RR
Performance Table Legend
DNP Did not play at the event DNQ Did not qualify for the event NYF Not yet founded #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals SF lost in the semi-finals RU lost in the final W won the tournament


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