Ross Montgomery

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Ross Montgomery
Personal information
Full name Ross Montgomery
Nickname The Boss
Born (1962-10-16) 16 October 1962 (age 54)
Scotland
Home town Greenhills, East Kilbride
Scotland
Darts information
Darts Ross Montgomery 24 gram Red Dragon
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Thunderstruck by AC/DC
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2003–
Current world ranking (BDO) 18
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Final: 2015
World Masters Semi Final: 2011
World Darts Trophy Runner Up: 2014
Int. Darts League Last 32 Group: 2007
Zuiderduin Masters Winner: 2010
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Belgium Open
British Classic
Dutch Open
England Open
Jersey Classic
Tops of Ghent
Welsh Open
WDF World Cup Team
2011, 2016
2008, 2010
2014
2008
2016
2013
2009, 2011
2013
Other achievements
2011 BDO Gold Cup
2011 Dundee Open
2010 Granite City Open
2013 Scotland National Championships
2010 WDF World Rankings Europe
Ross Montgomery
Medal record
Men's Darts
Representing  Scotland
WDF World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2013 St John's Men's Fours[1]
Silver medal – second place 2013 St John's Men's Team[1]
Silver medal – second place 2015 Kemer Men's Singles[2]
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Kemer Men's Doubles[2]
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Kemer Men's Team[2]
WDF Europe Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Copenhagen Men's Fours[3]
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Copenhagen Men's Team[3]
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Bucharest Men's Pairs[4]

Ross Montgomery (born 16 October 1962) is a Scottish darts player who plays for the British Darts Organisation. His nickname is The Boss. Montgomery also played american football in his native Scotland, having spent eleven years with Glasgow Diamonds.[5] He was forced to retire through injury and took up the game of darts instead.[5]

His only major success to date was winning the Zuiderduin Masters in 2010. Montgomery is a former finalist at the BDO World Trophy and WDF World Cup, and quarter-finalist at the BDO World Championship. He has represented and captained Scotland at the WDF World Cup, WDF Europe Cup and Six Nations Cup.

Darts career[edit]

Montgomery plays in the East Kilbride & District Darts League and in the Glasgow Premier League. He is a multiple time Rutherglen / East Kilbride singles champion.[5]

As of 2014, Montgomery has represented Scotland at four WDF World Cups,[6] four WDF Europe Cups[7] and six BDO Six Nations Cups.[8] He has played in thirty-six matches for Scotland, winning twenty-four of them.[9]

Montgomery qualified for the 2006 BDO World Championships along with players like Brian Woods and eventual champion Jelle Klaasen of the Netherlands. Montgomery was drawn in the first round with another Dutchman Vincent van der Voort, losing 3–1 in sets.

He followed this, however, by reaching the final of the Scottish Open, beating Gary Robson and Michael van Gerwen before losing in the final to Sweden's Goran Klemme, runner-up in the 2005 World Masters. He played in the 2007 International Darts League, beating PDC player Chris Mason, Belgium's Dirk Hespeels and avenged his Lakeside defeat by van der Voort to win Group 4 with a 100% record. He wasn't able to repeat his performances in the Last 32 Group stage, losing all 3 of his games in Group D to Martin Atkins, Scott Waites and group winner Raymond van Barneveld. Montgomery produced a good run in the Winmau World Masters, reaching the last 16 of the tournament, losing to Atkins.

In 2008, Montgomery won the newly created EDO England Open, which was run by the newly formed English Darts Organisation. He scored wins over Johnny Nijs, Ted Hankey, Gary Robson and Edwin Max before beating another Scotsman Gary Anderson in the final. He then reached the final of the inaugural BDO International Open, an event formerly known as the BDO England Open, losing to Davy Richardson. On 26 July 2008 Montgomery won his second event of the year, winning the British Classic, again beating Anderson in the final. Montgomery regained the British Classic crown in 2010, defeating Stuart Kellett in the final. Montgomery ended 2008 ranked seventh on the year end WDF World rankings.[10]

These performances helped Montgomery earn automatic qualification for the 2009 BDO World Championships as the number 10 seed. He defeated Welshman Martin Phillips in the first round but lost in round two to eventual champion Ted Hankey. He entered the tournament the following year as the Number 6 seed, but wasted six darts to win his first round match and lost to Garry Thompson.

Montgomery won the 2010 British Classic as well as the 2010 Zuiderduin Masters, his inaugural major title, where he came from 4–0 down in sets to win 5–4 against Robbie Green, also surviving three match darts. Montgomery finished as the year end number one in WDF Working Rankings Europe for 2010.[11] At the 2011 BDO World Darts Championship, Montgomery was beaten 3–1 in sets by Alan Norris.

Montgomery reached the semi-finals of the 2011 Winmau World Masters where he was beaten in a deciding leg by Dean Winstanley. Following his victory at 2010 edition, Montgomery had another decent run reaching the semi-finals of the Zuiderduin Masters in 2011. At the 2012 BDO World Darts Championship, Montgomery reached the second round for only the second time courtesy of a 3–1 win over Fabian Roosenbrand in the first round, but was subsequently defeated 4–1 by eventual runner-up Tony O'Shea.

Montgomery was defeated in the first round of the 2013 BDO World Darts Championship 3–1 by Paul Jennings, having had four darts to lead 2–1. Montgomery captained Scotland to silver behind England in the overall team competition at the 2013 WDF World Cup, while alongside team-mates Gary Stone, Craig Baxter and Alan Soutar, Scotland defeated America 9–7 in the men's team final.[1] Montgomery again reached the semi-finals of the Zuiderduin Masters, losing to eventual champion James Wilson.

He followed this with a narrow 3–2 first round win at the 2014 World Championship over qualifier Michael Meaney, after Meaney missed seven darts to take a 2–0 lead in the deciding set. He was beaten in the second round by Martin Adams. Montgomery showed good form to lift the Dutch Open with victory over Scott Waites and then reach the final of the newly reinstated BDO World Trophy, where he was defeated 13–11 by James Wilson.

At the 2015 World Championship, Monty defeated Pip Blackwell 3–1 in the first round, before dispatching Scott Waites 4–0 in the second to reach the quarter finals at Lakeside for the first time in his career. He was then beaten 5–1 in the quarter finals by Martin Adams.

After a quiet year on the circuit, Montgomery still managed to qualify for the 2016 World Championship but was unseeded for the first time in 10 years, He lost in the first round to Jamie Hughes 3-0

World Championship results[edit]

BDO[edit]

Career finals[edit]

BDO major finals (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
BDO World Trophy (0–1)
Zuiderduin Masters (1–0)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score[N 1]
Winner 1. 2010 Zuiderduin Masters England Green, RobbieRobbie Green 5–4 (s)
Runner-up 2. 2014 BDO World Trophy England Wilson, JamesJames Wilson 11–13 (l)

WDF major finals (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score[N 1]
Runner-up 1. 2015 WDF World Cup Wales Williams, JimJim Williams 4–7 (l)

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
BDO World Championship Did Not Play 1R Did Not Play 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R
World Masters L64 L32 L128 DNP L16 QF L16 L16 SF L16 L16 L32 L32
BDO World Trophy Not Held RU L32 L32
Zuiderduin Masters Non-ranking Event L24G QF W SF SF SF L24G L24G
WDF World Cup Did Not Play L32 DNP L128 DNP L64 DNP RU DNP
WDF Europe Cup Did Not Play L32 DNP L32 DNP L128 DNP QF DNP
World Darts Trophy Did Not Play Not Held
Internat' Darts League Did Not Play L32G Not Held

Personal life[edit]

While Montgomery played american football for the Glasgow Diamonds he met his wife Dorothy, who was a cheerleader for the team at the time.[5] He and his wife Dorothy have a son Scott (born 1993) and daughters Alisha (born 1998) and Gemma (born 2000).

Montgomery is a supporter of Scottish Premiership club Glasgow Rangers.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b (l) = score in legs, (s) = score in sets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ross 'The Turnip' Montgomery is on top of the World". Daily Record. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "SDA Archives 2015". SDA. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "WDF Europe Cup 2008". WDF. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "WDF Europe Cup 2014 Men's Pairs" (PDF). WDF. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Ross Montgomery's About Me Ross 'The Turnip' Montgomery. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  6. ^ Past Scotland WDF World Cup Teams SDA. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  7. ^ Past Scotland WDF Europe Cup Teams SDA. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  8. ^ Past Scotland BDO Six Nations Cup Teams SDA. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  9. ^ Scottish International Appearances SDA. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  10. ^ WDF World Ranking Systems Rolls of Honour 1984–2008 WDF. 12 January 2014.
  11. ^ WDF World Ranking Systems Rolls of Honour 2009–2013 WDF. Retrieved 12 January 2014.

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