Robert Thornton

Robert Thornton

The Thorn
SCOTLAND
  • World ranking 27
  • Televised titles 3
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 10
  • Televised nine dart finishes 1

SCOTTISH star Robert has enjoyed plenty of success over the past decade to become one of his country's most successful players.

The winner of the 2007 World Masters before he joined the PDC circuit, Thornton has since won more than a dozen PDC ranking titles.

His first PDC televised triumph came at the 2012 UK Open, where a win over Phil Taylor avenged his defeat in the decider at the inaugural Players Championship Finals in 2009.

The runner-up in the 2013 Grand Slam of Darts to Taylor, Thornton hit a nine-dart finish in the double-start format the following year in a historic contest which saw both the Scot and James Wade achieve a perfect leg - the first time that both players had achieved a nine-darter in a televised match.

Thornton's return to Dublin in 2015 saw him enjoy further World Grand Prix success as he went all the way to claiming the title by defeating Michael van Gerwen in the final.

World Grand Prix  2015
UK Open 2012
World Masters 2007
European Darts Open 2015
Players Championship 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 (x2), 2014 (x3)
UK Open Qualfier 2009, 2013
  Most Recent Best Performance
2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 Quarter Final - 2015
2017 UK OPEN Last 64 Winner - 2012
2017 WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 32 Last 16 - 2016
2017 WORLD GRAND PRIX Quarter Final Winner - 2015
2017 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - Semi Final - 2008
2017 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS - Runner Up - 2013
2016 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 64 Runner Up - 2009
  Most Recent Best Performance
2017 THE MASTERS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2013, 2017
2017 PREMIER LEAGUE - 5th - 2013
2017 DUBAI MASTERS - -
2017 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  - Quarter Final - 2014, 2016
2017 SHANGHAI MASTERS - -
2017 U.S. MASTERS - -
2017 AUCKLAND MASTERS - -
2017 MELBOURNE MASTERS - -
2017 PERTH MASTERS - -
2017 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS - Group Stage (4th) - 2016
2017 GERMAN MASTERS - -
2017 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS - Last 16 - 2015
TOURNAMENT WIN World Grand Prix (October 2015) beat Michael van Gerwen 5-4
FINAL Players Championship 9 (April 2017) lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-2
SEMI FINAL Players Championship 14 (June 2017) lost to Ian White 6-3
QUARTER FINAL World Grand Prix (October 2017) lost to Daryl Gurney 3-2
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Daryl Gurney 4-3
THE MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Adrian Lewis 10-6
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 64 lost to Paul Rowley 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 128 lost to Ryan Murray 6-0
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 128 lost to Keegan Brown 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Last 64 lost to Jeffrey de Graaf 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 16 lost to Rob Cross 6-1
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 32 lost to Benito van de Pas 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 64 lost to Mike De Decker 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 128 lost to Paul Rowley 6-4
UK OPEN Last 64 lost to Joe Cullen 10-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 64 lost to Richie Burnett 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 128 lost to Steve Lennon 6-5
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP - -
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 64 lost to Mark Webster 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 64 lost to Ron Meulenkamp 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 32 lost to Jermaine Wattimena 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 16 lost to Gerwyn Price 6-1
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (ET) Last 32 lost to James Wade 6-3
GERMAN DARTS OPEN Last 48 lost to Nathan Aspinall 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Runner Up lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 32 lost to Simon Preston 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX -  
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY -  
PREMIER LEAGUE -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Last 128 lost to Richie Corner 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Last 32 lost to Daryl Gurney 6-3
DUBAI DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD CUP OF DARTS -  
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Quarter Final lost to Rob Cross 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Semi Final lost to Ian White 6-3
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN -  
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN -  
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 16 lost to Daryl Gurney 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Last 16 lost to Zoran Lerchbacher 6-5
U.S. DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 32 lost to Cristo Reyes 10-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Last 64 lost to Chris Quantock 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 128 lost to Andrew Gilding 6-3
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS -  
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS -  
PERTH DARTS MASTERS -  
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS -  
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX -  
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS -  
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 16 lost to Jimmy Hendriks 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Last 16 lost to James Wilson 6-2
WORLD GRAND PRIX Quarter Final lost to Daryl Gurney 3-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 128 lost to Stuart Kellett 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Last 64 lost to Jan Dekker 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY Last 48 lost to Krzysztof Ratajski 6-4
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (WS) -  
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP -  
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS -  
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS -