Max Hopp

Max Hopp

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GERMANY
  • World ranking 38
  • Televised titles 1
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 1
  • Televised nine dart finishes 0
  • Walk on music Kolo Yaya
  • Date of birth August 20 1996
  • Home town Idstein, Germany
  • Darts Used 22g Bull's
  • Twitter @Maximiser180

THE 2015 PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion, Max has emerged as the sport's top-ranked German player since emerging as a 15-year-old starlet.

Having initially competed in 2011 on the PDC's Development Tour in Germany, Hopp qualified for the World Youth Championship the following year before making his TV debut at the 2013 World Championship, where as a 16-year-old he defeated Charl Pietersen before losing to Denis Ovens 3-2.

After joining the circuit and continuing his development on the ProTour and second-tier tours, he then qualified for the European Championship before making his second World Championship appearance.

A run to the second round at the 2015 World Championship - his third Alexandra Palace appearance - was followed by Hopp making his debut at both the UK Open and in the World Cup of Darts, where he reached the quarter-finals alongside Jyhan Artut.

A breakthrough year ended with glory on the big stage as Hopp followed up his battling wins in the early rounds of the World Youth Championship by edging past Nathan Aspinall 6-5 in the final in Minehead to pick up the title.

Another World Championship appearance was followed by a Development Tour title for Hopp in Germany as well as a quarter-final appearance in a European Tour event in Hamburg and appearances in the European Championship, World Series of Darts Finals and Grand Slam of Darts to complete a successful 2016.

A second round loser to Kim Huybrechts at the 2017 World Championship, having seen off Vincent van der Voort in their opener, Hopp's progression continued with another World Cup of Darts quarter-final as he partnered Martin Schindler to the last eight in Frankfurt before making his World Series of Darts debut in the U.S. Darts Masters in Las Vegas.

Hopp claimed the biggest win of his career at the 2018 German Open, defeating Michael Smith 8-7 in a thrilling final in front of a passionate German crowd.

PDC World Youth Championship 2015
German Darts Open 2018
PDC Development Tour 2016
  Most Recent Best Performance
2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Last 32 - 2015, 2017
2018 UK OPEN - Last 64 - 2015
2018 WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 32 Last 32 - 2018
2017 WORLD GRAND PRIX - -
2017 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - Last 16 - 2016
2017 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS - Last 32 - 2016
2017 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS - -

 

  Most Recent Best Performance
2018 THE MASTERS - -
2018 PREMIER LEAGUE - -
2018 GERMAN MASTERS Last 16 Last 16 - 2017, 2018
2018 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  Quarter Final (Martin Schindler) Quarter Final - 2015, 2017, 2018
2018 U.S. MASTERS - Last 16 - 2017
2018 SHANGHAI MASTERS - -
2018 AUCKLAND MASTERS - -
2018 MELBOURNE MASTERS - -
2018 BRISBANE MASTERS - -
2017 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS - -
2017 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Last 16 Last 16 - 2015, 2017

 

TOURNAMENT WIN German Darts Open (April 2018) beat Michael Smith 8-7
FINAL German Darts Open (April 2018) beat Michael Smith 8-7
SEMI FINAL German Darts Open (April 2018) beat Rob Cross 7-6
QUARTER FINAL German Darts Open (April 2018) beat Joe Cullen 6-4
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Kim Huybrechts 4-0
THE MASTERS -  
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 256 lost to William O'Connor 6-1
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 256 lost to Mark Westgarth 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 256 lost to Steve Lennon 6-1
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Last 64 lost to Justin Pipe 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 128 lost to Joe Cullen 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 64 lost to Brendan Dolan 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 128 lost to Ronnie Baxter 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 128 lost to Devon Petersen 6-2
UK OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 64 lost to Rob Cross 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 128 lost to Jim Brown 6-2
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 128 lost to Peter Hudson 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 32 lost to Cristo Reyes 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 -  
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (ET) Last 32 lost to Gerwyn Price 6-1
GERMAN DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Last 128 lost to Steve West 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 128 lost to Wayne Jones 6-4
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to Kim Huybrechts 6-3
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY -  
PREMIER LEAGUE -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Last 128 lost to Rob Cross 6-4
DUBAI DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD CUP OF DARTS Quarter Final (Martin Schindler) lost to Netherlands 2-1
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY Last 48 lost to Mike De Decker 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 -  
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN -  
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN -  
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 64 lost to Justin Pipe 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Last 64 lost to Jermaine Wattimena 6-5
U.S. DARTS MASTERS Last 16 lost to Dave Richardson 
WORLD MATCHPLAY -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Last 128 lost to Steve Beaton 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 64 lost to Justin Pipe 6-4
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS -  
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS -  
PERTH DARTS MASTERS -  
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS Last 48 lost to Kirk Shepherd 6-4
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 48 lost to Jamie Caven 6-4
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS -  
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN Last 32 lost to Alan Norris 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 128 lost to Robert Thornton 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Last 128 lost to Kyle Anderson 6-1
WORLD GRAND PRIX -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 64 lost to Robert Owen 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Last 32 lost to Jan Dekker 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY -  
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (WS) Last 16 lost to Gary Anderson 6-3
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP -  
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-1
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS -  
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -  
THE MASTERS -  
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 128 lost to Bernd Roith 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 256 lost to Carl Wilkinson 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 256 lost to Callan Rydz 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Last 64 lost to Steve West 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 64 lost to Steve West 6-1
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 256 lost to Steven Kirkby 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 128 lost to Mervyn King 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 128 lost to Gary Anderson 6-2
UK OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 64 lost to Ritchie Edhouse 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 128 lost to Andew Gilding 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 64 lost to Jeffrey de Graaf 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 64 lost to Cristo Reyes 6-3
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN Last 48 lost to Jamie Hughes 6-4
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Quarter Final lost to James Wade 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Quarter Final lost to Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 16 lost to Josh Payne 6-3
GERMAN DARTS OPEN Winner beat Michael Smith 8-7
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN Last 32 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 -  
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 48 lost to James Wade 6-4
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS -  
PREMIER LEAGUE -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 -  
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-4
WORLD CUP OF DARTS Quarter Final (Martin Schindler) lost to Netherlands 2-0
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY Last 16 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Last 64 lost to Danny Noppert 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Last 16 lost to Michael Smith 6-2
DANISH DARTS OPEN Last 32 lost to Mervyn King 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 128 lost to Martin Schindler 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Last 128 lost to Aden Kirk 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY Last 32 lost to Ian White 6-2
U.S. DARTS MASTERS -  
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 32 lost to Ian White 10-7
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS -  
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS -  
BRISBANE DARTS MASTERS -  

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