About Dean

I was born in Yorkshire, february 1981. 18 months old when I threw my first darts, played until I was 12 then stopped! Didn’t pick up a dart again until I was 21.

Progressed through the Doncaster monday night and district darts leagues initially then in 2008 played super league for the Lord Conyers. My first season caught the county selectors eye and I now play regularly for Yorkshire.

My BDO career started in november 2008, reached last 32 in Ireland where I was beaten by Darryl Fitton. I had registered 10 ranking points and played well enough to realise that I could hold my own and maybe cause a few upsets in the future. The Dutch Open was next in February 2009, a massive tournament, and to reach the last 32 again was a real achievement. My darts have gone from strength to strength and was over joyed to win my first ranked tour singles tournament, The German Open, in April 2010.

The new chapter started in Jan 2012, when I attended the PDC Qualifying school in Barnsley, and on the third day won through many tough games to ‘win’ my tour card.  My new goal is to qualify for the Ally Pally world championships!

Darts thrown:  Winmau 22gram (buy at Red Dragon here)

Nickname:  Over the Top

Age:  34

Entrance music: Like a prayer Madonna

Hometown: Buxton, Derby

Organisation:  PDC (from Jan 2012)

Management:  currently self managed

Deans darts

Deans darts from Winmau

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