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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dennis is pride of Mexborough

Hall of fame honour for darts professional
Published Date: 14 January 2009

DENNIS Priestley has been inducted into the Professional Darts Corporation Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the sport for more than two decades.
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: PRIESTLEY'S AMAZING JOURNEY

1989: Emerges onto scene


* News of the World Championships finalist


1991: Wins the Embassy BDO World Championship (beat Eric Bristow 6-0)


* Wins Gold Cup and British Matchplay

1992: Wins Winmau World Masters (beat Mike Gregory in final)


* Wins eight other tournaments


1993: Founder member of World Darts Council (precurser to PDC)


* Wins WDC Skol Matchplay and WDC UK Matchplay plus two other tournaments

1994: Wins inaugural PDC World Darts Championship (beat Phil Taylor 6-1)


* Ranking #1 in WDC word rankings (until April 1995)

* Wins WDC UK Matchplay, WDC Samson Darts Classic plus two other tournaments

* WDC World Matchplay finalist


1995: WDC World Team Championship Winner with Eric Bristow


* PDC World Matchplay finalist

* Wins Antwerp Open

1996: PDC World Darts Championship finalist (lost to Taylor 6-4)


* PDC World Matchplay finalist

* Wins North American Cup and City Gem Open

1997: PDC World Darts Championship finalist (lost to Taylor 6-3)


* Wins Battle of the Champions and BDO British Classic



1998: PDC World Darts Championship finalist (lost to Taylor 6-0)

2000: PDC World Darts Championship finalist (lost to Taylor 7-3)


* World Grand Prix semi finalist


2001-2005: Three tournament wins


* Twice named England captain in Nations Cup

* World Grand Prix semi finalist in 2005

2006: PDC Players' player of the year


* Wins Stan James Players Championship and 128 Plus Classic

* World Grand Prix semi finalist

* Ends year third in world rankings

2007: Premier League of Darts semi finalist


* Wins UK Open South West Regional Final

2008: Wins Bristol Trade Centre, Kitchener Open and Irish Players Championships
2009: Inducted into PDC Hall of Fame (source link...)
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