Peter Wright

Peter Wright

Snakebite
SCOTLAND
  • World ranking 3
  • Televised titles 1
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 15
  • Televised nine dart finishes 0

PETER claimed his first televised title at the 2017 UK Open, ending a 20-year wait for one of the circuit's most flamboyant performers.

Originally a qualifier for the 1996 Lakeside Championship, it would be more than a decade before Scottish-born Wright joined the PDC circuit on a full-time basis.

After making progress up the rankings during 2011 and 2012 - which included his maiden ranking title at a Players Championship in Killarney - the following year saw Wright reach his first televised semi-final at the UK Open.

He went on to reach the 2014 World Championship final, losing out to Michael van Gerwen but securing himself a spot in the Premier League and World Series of Darts, where he reached the final on his debut in Dubai.

The most colourful character on the circuit - with wife Jo providing the painted hair to match his unique dress sense - Wright's rise to third in the world included him being a finalist in back-to-back UK Opens and World Series of Darts Finals in 2015 & 2016 as well as in the PDC World Cup of Darts and a World Series event in Japan.

Wright began 2017 in style as he followed up an appearance in the World Championship semi-finals with three UK Open Qualifier wins, before going on to finally claim victory on the big stage with his triumph in the UK Open finals in Minehead, where he saw off Gerwyn Price in the final.

Three European Tour triumphs followed a treble of UK Open Qualifier victories, while Wright also claimed a Players Championship victory to consolidate his status as world number three in a brilliant start to 2017.

Wright went on to reach the Premier League Play-Offs for the first time in May 2017, finishing second in the final league table before defeating Taylor in the semi-finals, but he would pay for six missed match darts as Van Gerwen edged a thrilling final.

UK Open 2017
European Darts Open 2014
German Darts Championship 2017
European Darts Grand Prix 2017
German Darts Open 2017
Players Championship  2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (x3), 2016, 2017
UK Open Qualifier 2017 (x3)
  Most Recent Best Performance 
2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Semi Final Runner Up - 2014
2017 UK OPEN Winner Winner - 2017
2016 WORLD MATCHPLAY Quarter Final Semi Final - 2015
2016 WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 32 Last 16 - 2014
2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Semi Final Semi Final - 2015, 2016
2016 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Semi Final Semi Final - 2016
2016 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Semi Final Semi Final - 2016
  Most Recent Best Performance 
2017 THE MASTERS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2015, 2016, 2017
2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Runner Up Runner Up - 2017
2017 DUBAI MASTERS Semi Final Runner Up - 2014
2017 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  Last 32 (Gary Anderson) Runner Up - 2015
2016 AUCKLAND MASTERS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2015, 2016
2016 SHANGHAI MASTERS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2016
2016 TOKYO MASTERS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2016
2016 SYDNEY MASTERS Semi Final Semi Final - 2015, 2016
2016 PERTH MASTERS Semi Final Semi Final - 2016
2016 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS Group Stage (3rd) Group Stage (3rd) - 2016
2016 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Runner Up Runner Up - 2015, 2016
TOURNAMENT WIN Players Championship 11 (May 2017) beat Daryl Gurney 6-3
FINAL Players Championship 11 (May 2017) beat Daryl Gurney 6-3
SEMI FINAL Dubai Darts Masters (May 2017) lost to Gary Anderson 11-8
QUARTER FINAL Dubai Darts Masters (May 2017) beat Dave Chisnall 10-5
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Semi Final lost to Gary Anderson 6-3
THE MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Phil Taylor 10-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Winner beat Adrian Lewis 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 16 lost to Simon Whitlock 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Winner beat Michael Smith 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Quarter Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 16 lost to Michael Smith 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Winner beat James Wade 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 16 lost to Kyle Anderson 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Runner Up lost to Gary Anderson 6-1
UK OPEN Winner beat Gerwyn Price 11-6
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 64 lost to Paul Nicholson 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 64 lost to Christian Kist 6-4
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Winner beat Michael van Gerwen 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 16 lost to Steve Beaton 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Quarter Final lost to Kim Huybrechts 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 128 lost to Wayne Jones 6-4
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS Quarter Final lost to James Wade 6-3
GERMAN DARTS OPEN Winner beat Benito van de Pas 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Last 64 lost to Paul Rowley 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Runner Up lost to Gary Anderson 6-3
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Winner beat Michael van Gerwen 6-0
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY Semi Final lost to Michael Smith 6-5
PREMIER LEAGUE Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 11-10
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Winner beat Daryl Gurney 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Quarter Final lost to Ian White 6-3
DUBAI DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Gary Anderson 11-8
WORLD CUP OF DARTS Last 32 (Gary Anderson) lost to Singapore 5-2
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY Last 16 lost to Cristo Reyes 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Last 16 lost to Rob Cross 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Last 32 lost to Vincent van der Voort 6-3
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN Last 32 lost to Kim Viljanen 6-5

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