Simon Whitlock

Simon Whitlock

The Wizard
AUSTRALIA
  • World ranking 8
  • Televised titles 1
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 16
  • Televised nine dart finishes 1
  • Walk on music Down Under - Men at Work
  • Date of birth March 03 1969
  • Home town Hornsby, Australia
  • Darts Used 22g Winmau
  • Twitter @SWhitlock180

THE most successful player in Australian darting history, Simon ended his search for a televised title at the 2012 European Championship and has been a force in the sport for the past decade.

Originally a qualifier for the 2002 PDC World Championship as the Oceanic Masters winner, Whitlock spent the next six years competing on the WDF circuit in his homeland, reaching the Lakeside Championship final in 2008.

After moving onto the PDC circuit during 2009, Whitlock made an immediate impression with a run to the World Championship final on his Alexandra Palace debut, losing out to Phil Taylor in the decider.

After winning the European Championship title, Whitlock reached the final in 2013 in his defence of the title before losing out to Adrian Lewis, and has also reached the finals of both the Premier League and World Cup of Darts in 2012.

Whitlock also achieved a nine-dart finish on TV in the 2012 Premier League semi-finals, and landed two perfect legs in the latter half of 2016 as he also won two ranking titles.

The Australian ace hit top form again in 2017 and almost crowned his resurgence with the World Grand Prix, only to lose narrowly to Daryl Gurney.

Whitlock's impressive displays were rewarded with an invitation into the Premier League after a three-year absence.

European Championship 2012
Dutch Darts Masters 2012
Players Championship 2010 (x6), 2012 (x2), 2014, 2016 (x2), 2017
UK Open Qualifier 2013, 2017 (x2)
  Most Recent Best Performance
2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 Runner Up - 2010
2018 UK OPEN Last 64 Quarter Final - 2017
2018 WORLD MATCHPLAY Quarter Final Semi Final - 2010, 2014
2018 WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 32 Runner Up - 2017
2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Runner Up Winner - 2012
2018 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2008,
2009, 2018
2018 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 32 Semi Final - 2012

 

  Most Recent Best Performance
2018 THE MASTERS Last 16 Quarter Final - 2013
2018 PREMIER LEAGUE 8th Runner Up - 2012
2018 GERMAN MASTERS - -
2018 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  Semi Final (Kyle Anderson) Runner Up - 2012
2018 U.S. MASTERS - -
2018 SHANGHAI MASTERS - -
2018 AUCKLAND MASTERS Semi Final Semi Final - 2018
2018 MELBOURNE MASTERS Quarter Final Semi Final - 2017
2018 BRISBANE MASTERS Last 16 Last 16 - 2018
2018 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS Group Stage (4th) Group Stage (4th) - 2018
2018 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2016, 2018

 

TOURNAMENT WIN Players Championship 4 (March 2017) beat Darren Johnson 6-3
FINAL European Championship (October 2018) lost to James Wade 11-8
SEMI FINAL European Championship (October 2018) beat Joe Cullen 11-10
QUARTER FINAL Grand Slam of Darts (November 2018) lost to Gerwyn Price 16-15

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Darren Webster 4-0
THE MASTERS Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 10-6
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 128 lost to Rob Cross 6-1
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Winner beat Gary Anderson 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 64 lost to Ted Evetts 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Last 64 lost to Rob Hewson 6-2
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Winner beat Ronny Huybrechts 6-3
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 32 lost to John Henderson 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Semi Final lost to Alan Norris 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 128 lost to Darren Johnson 6-3
UK OPEN Quarter Final lost to Daryl Gurney 10-9
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 128 lost to Steve Hine 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Winner beat Darren Johnson 6-3
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Kevin Painter 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 128 lost to Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Quarter Final lost to Mensur Suljovic 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 16 lost to Daryl Gurney 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 128 lost to Craig Gilchrist 6-5
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (ET) Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-2
GERMAN DARTS OPEN Last 16 lost to Rob Cross 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Last 128 lost to Matt Clark 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 128 lost to Jonathan Worsley 6-4
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to Rob Cross 6-3
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY Last 16 lost to Daryl Gurney 6-4
PREMIER LEAGUE -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Quarter Final lost to Daryl Gurney 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Quarter Final lost to Kim Huybrechts 6-3
DUBAI DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD CUP OF DARTS Last 16 (Kyle Anderson) lost to Russia 2-1
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY Last 32 lost to Andy Hamilton 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 -  
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN Last 16 lost to Cristo Reyes 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN Last 32 lost to Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-5
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS -  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 64 lost to Steve Hine 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Last 128 lost to Richard North 6-1
U.S. DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD MATCHPLAY Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 11-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Last 64 lost to Peter Hudson 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 32 lost to Brendan Dolan 6-5
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Kyle Anderson 10-9
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Phil Taylor 11-4
PERTH DARTS MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Gary Anderson 10-5
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS Last 16 lost to Robert Owen 6-4
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-0
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS -  
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN Quarter Final lost to Joe Cullen 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 32 lost to Richard North 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Last 64 lost to Joe Murnan 6-5
WORLD GRAND PRIX Runner Up lost to Daryl Gurney 5-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 128 lost to Jamie Bain 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Last 128 lost to Matt Clark 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-1
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS (WS) -  
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 10-5
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Last 16 lost to Daryl Gurney 6-3
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Last 32 (4th)  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 32 lost to Jan Dekker 6-5
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Darren Webster 4-1
THE MASTERS Last 16 lost to James Wade 10-8
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Last 16 lost to Kim Huybrechts 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 64 lost to Lee Evans 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 128 lost to Robert Marijanovic 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Last 128 lost to Adam Huckvale 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 16 lost to Corey Cadby 6-2
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Last 32 lost to Kim Huybrechts 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 64 lost to Keegan Brown 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 32 lost to Richie Burnett 6-2
UK OPEN Last 64 lost to Ian White 10-7
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Last 128 lost to Ritchie Edhouse 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Last 128 lost to Alan Tabern 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Last 64 lost to Steve Lennon 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 64 lost to Madars Razma 6-3
EUROPEAN DARTS OPEN Quarter Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-1
GERMAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to Keegan Brown 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 128 lost to Jimmy Hendriks 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Semi Final lost to Adrian Lewis 6-1
GERMAN DARTS OPEN Last 32 (withdrew)
AUSTRIAN DARTS OPEN Last 16 lost to Ian White 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Last 16 lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-1
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 128 lost to Jamie Lewis 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Quarter Final lost to James Wade 6-3
DUTCH DARTS MASTERS Last 16 lost to Mensur Suljovic 6-3
PREMIER LEAGUE 8th  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Last 32 lost to Gabriel Clemens 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Last 64 lost to Cody Harris 6-4
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD CUP OF DARTS Semi Final (Kyle Anderson) lost to Scotland 2-1
GIBRALTAR DARTS TROPHY Last 16 lost to Rob Cross 6-2
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 13 Last 32 lost to Jermaine Wattimena 6-0
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 14 Quarter Final lost to Jermaine Wattimena 6-1
DANISH DARTS OPEN Runner Up lost to Mensur Suljovic 8-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Last 64 lost to Prakash Jiwa 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 16 Last 128 lost to Jamie Lewis 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS MATCHPLAY Last 32 lost to Justin Pipe 6-3
U.S. DARTS MASTERS -  
SHANGHAI DARTS MASTERS -  
WORLD MATCHPLAY Quarter Final lost to Peter Wright 16-5
AUCKLAND DARTS MASTERS Semi Final lost to Raymond van Barneveld 10-5
MELBOURNE DARTS MASTERS Quarter Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 10-8
BRISBANE DARTS MASTERS Last 16 lost to Corey Cadby 6-5
GERMAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Last 32 lost to Michael Rasztovits 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 17 Quarter Final lost to Peter Wright 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 Last 64 lost to Cody Harris 6-4
DUTCH DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP Quarter Final lost to Peter Wright 6-4
INTERNATIONAL DARTS OPEN Runner Up lost to Gerwyn Price 8-3
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS Group Stage (4th)  
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 19 Last 32 lost to Jermaine Wattimena 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 20 Last 128 lost to Robert Thornton 6-2
WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 32 lost to James Wilson 2-1
EUROPEAN DARTS TROPHY Last 32 lost to Richard North 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Last 64 lost to William O'Connor 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 Last 128 lost to Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-4
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Runner Up lost to James Wade 11-8
WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Quarter Final lost to Gerwyn Price 10-7
GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Quarter Final lost to Gerwyn Price 16-15
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 32 lost to Gary Anderson 6-1

 

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