Steve Brennan

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Steve Brennan
Personal information
Full name Stephen Edward Brennan
Born (1951-02-11) February 11, 1951 (age 65)
Home town Leiston
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1982-1986
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Quarter Final 1982
World Masters Quarter Final 1980, 1983, 1984

Steve Brennan (born 2 February 1951) is a former darts player who competed in the 1980s. He was a civil engineer from Leiston and began playing county darts for Suffolk in 1979-80. He was eligible to play for Northern Ireland because his father Pat was born in Derry.

He made his World Darts Championship debut in 1982 and caused one of the great upsets in darts history by beating defending champion Eric Bristow in the first round. He also knocked out Dave Whitcombe in the second round before losing 0-4 to Stefan Lord in the quarter-finals.

He appeared at the next four World Championships, but only managed to win two more matches – both first round victories in 1984 and 1985. His last appearance came in 1986 when he lost in the first round to Paul Lim.

After another surprise victory over Bristow in the 1986 MFI World Matchplay tournament,[1] The Crafty Cockney famously declared that "he kept losing to wallies."

Steve has 3 brothers, (Nigel, Kevin and Trevor) and 1 sister, (Teresa).


  1. ^ "Brennan Puts Out Bristow", Glasgow Herald, 11 October 1986, p. 19, retrieved 2010-10-31

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