Graham Hunt (darts player)

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Graham Hunt
Personal information
Full name Graham Hunt
Nickname Hunty
Born (1953-12-07) 7 December 1953 (age 64)
Perth, Australia
Home town Melbourne
Australia
Darts information
Playing darts since 1993
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music "Down Under" by Men at Work
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1995–2006, 2017-
Current world ranking (BDO) 230
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16 1999
World Masters Winner (1) 1997
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
WDF Asia-Pacific Cup Singles
Australian Masters
Pacific Masters
1996
1998
1999
Updated on 17 August 2018.

Graham Hunt (born 7 December 1953 from Perth) is an Australian professional darts player who won the 1997 Winmau World Masters. Who played in British Darts Organisation tournaments.

Career

Hunt played in the 1997 BDO World Darts Championship, losing in the first round to Mervyn King. He then produced a run months later in the Winmau World Masters. He beat former Masters champion Erik Clarys in the first round and then exacted revenge on King in the second round. He then beat fellow countryman Peter Hinkley and Les Delderfield before beating Ronnie Baxter in the final to clinch the title. At age 43, Hunt was also the oldest man to win the Masters title, until Martin Adams won the title in 2008, aged 52.

Despite his Masters win, Hunt never managed to fulfill his potential.[according to whom?] He didn't play in the World Championship or the Masters in 1998, but did win the Australian Masters. He played in the 1999 World Championship though, beating Andy Jenkins in the first round before losing to England captain Adams in the second round. He returned a year later, losing in round one to 1996 World Champion Steve Beaton. It was his last appearance at the Lakeside.

He finally returned to the World Masters in 2002, losing in the last 64 stage to Simon Whatley. Since then, he has played in Australia and New Zealand as well as the WDF World Cup in 2005. His last appearance was at the 2006 Pacific Masters, losing at the last 16 before quietly disappearing from the sport.[citation needed]

World Championship results

BDO

External links

  • Graham Hunt's profile and stats on Darts Database


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