Willy van de Wiel

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Willy van de Wiel
Personal information
Nickname Free Willy
Born (1982-04-15) 15 April 1982 (age 34)
Home town Rijen
Darts information
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music Freefall by Jeckyll & Hyde
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2007-2016
PDC 2016-
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 2010, 2011, 2012
World Masters Last 32: 2013
Zuiderduin Masters Last 24 Group: 2008, 2009, 2010
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Norway Open
Open Noord Nederland
Vonderke Masters
Swedish Open
Hungarian Open


Willy van de Wiel (born 15 April 1982) is a Dutch darts player who player.

BDO career[edit]

Willy won the 2008 Norway Open, beating Dave Chisnall, Stephen Bunting and John Henderson before beating Paul Hanvidge in the final.[1] He also made quarter final appearances in the Swiss Open[2] and the Welsh Classic.[3]

He received a wildcard entry into the 2008 Zuiderduin Masters, replacing Remco van Eijden who withdrew from the tournament to play in the 2009 PDC World Darts Championship. He lost both group games, losing 5-0 in legs to Brian Woods and then lost 5-1 to Gary Robson.[4]

Van de Wiel earned one of the non-seeded places for the 2009 BDO World Darts Championship meaning he avoided having to qualify for the event. He drew reigning BDO World Champion Mark Webster in the first round, and lost 3-0. van de Wiel then reached the final of the 2009 Dutch Open, losing to Darryl Fitton.[5]

Van de Wiel won the 2009 Swedish Open, beating local Anders Astrom in the final.[6]

He participated in the 2010 BDO World Darts Championship exiting the tournament in the second round after losing 1-4 to Ted Hankey. van der Wiel won the 2010 Hungarian Open, beating Joey ten Berge 6-5 in the final.

Van de Wiel entered the 2011 BDO World Darts Championship as the ninth seed as defeated Scottish qualifier Alan Soutar in the first round before losing in the second round to Ross Smith.

Personal life[edit]

van de Wiel lives with his partner Patty in Rijen and together they have a son named Luca (born 2011)

World Championship Performances[edit]



  1. ^ 2008 Norway Open.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  2. ^ 2008 Swiss Open.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  3. ^ 2008 Welsh Classic.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  4. ^ 2008 Zuiderduin Masters.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  5. ^ 2009 Dutch Open.Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  6. ^ 2009 Swedish Open.Retrieved 2010-12-27.

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