Richard North (darts player)

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Richard North
Personal information
Full name Richard David North
Nickname The Lionheart
Born (1990-04-23) April 23, 1990 (age 28)[1]
Hertford, England
Home town Romsey
England
Darts information
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music "Shotgun" by George Ezra
Organisation (see split in darts)
PDC 2011–
Current world ranking 38
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2018
World Matchplay Last 32: 2018
World Grand Prix Last 16: 2017
European Ch'ship Last 16: 2018
UK Open Last 64: 2011
Players Ch'ship Finals Last 32: 2017

Richard David North (born 23 April 1990) is an English professional darts player who plays in Professional Darts Corporation events.

Career

A former bricklayer, North won a PDC Tour Card at Q-School in January 2017.

He had previously reached the last 64 of the 2011 UK Open, before losing 9–2 to Dave Chisnall.

His breakthrough year came after getting his Tour Card in 2017, where he reached the final of Players Championship 16, before losing in a last leg decider against Chisnall. He qualified for the 2017 World Grand Prix in Dublin, by his position in the pro tour ranking. He won his first round match against Mark Webster 2–0 in sets, holding his opponent to just one leg, to set up a second-round tilt with Simon Whitlock.[2]

His form in 2017 saw him qualify for the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship as the highest-ranked player on the ProTour Order of Merit, but he was drawn against 5-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, and the Dutchman despatched North 3–0.

World Championship results

PDC

References

  1. ^ "Richard North - Mastercaller.com". Mastercaller.
  2. ^ Allen, Dave (2 October 2017). "2017 Unibet World Grand Prix Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 3 October 2017.

External links

  • Profile and stats on Darts Database
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