Tony Martin (darts player)
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10 May 1981 |
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|BDO||2002-2006, 2008-2009, 2011-|
|Current world ranking||(BDO) 35|
|BDO majors - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 32: 2005|
|World Masters||Last 128: 2002, 2003, 2006|
|World Darts Trophy||Last 32: 2005, 2006|
|Int. Darts League||Last 32 Group: 2005, 2006|
|Zuiderduin Masters||Last 24 Group: 2004|
|PDC premier events - best performances|
|UK Open||Last 96: 2007|
Tony Martin (born 10 May 1981) is a darts player who plays in British Darts Organisation (BDO) competition tournaments.
Martin started his darts career playing in British Darts Organisation tournaments and was a runner-up in the British Classic to Mervyn King in 2002. He reached other finals at the Swedish Open in 2004 losing to Shaun Greatbatch and the Norway Open in 2005 losing to Michael van Gerwen. He also reached the quarter finals of the Dutch Open in 2004.
Tony started playing with Merseyside youth at the age of 18. At the age of 21 he was selected to play for the county of Clwyd. In his first season, he gained the British Darts Organisation Young Player Of The Year Award.
He switched to compete in the Professional Darts Corporation for several months but announced in August 2007 that he would be returning to compete on the BDO circuit. having lost his main sponsor Masterdarts. He also switched to be on the same circuit as his wife Anastasia Dobromyslova. His wife moved across to the PDC in December 2008 which in turn left Martin playing on a different circuit again. It was announced however during the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts that Martin would be competing in the PDC once more, starting in January 2010.
However his season in the PDC was difficult as he suffered from loss of form and had injury problems, As a result, he did not get a tour card.
World Championship performances
- 2005: 1st Round (lost to Simon Whitlock 1–3)
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