|Nickname The Peacemaker|
Name Chuck Pankow
|Home town Nashville|
|Born August 30, 1969 (age 46) Chicago, Illinois (1969-08-30)|
Chuck Pankow (born August 30, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois) is a United States dart player. He attended and graduated high school in Ocala, Florida, and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to playing darts he is a professional exotic animal handler and trainer. He started his career in 1991 at Jungle Larry's Caribbean Gardens in Naples, Florida, working with a variety of animals including big cats, elephants, reptiles and primates among others and is currently employed as an elephant trainer at the Nashville Zoo in Tennessee.
Pankow is also a member and President of the Greater Nashville Darting Association.
Pankow started playing the American dart circuit in 2008 and won several singles titles including Shoot for the Moon (cricket) and the Music City Classic (501). In 2009 he was a semi finalist in the PDC's North American Championships defeating #1 seed Gary Mawson before losing to eventual winner Scott Burnett. In October of that year he won the ADO U.S. Team Nationals to earn a position on the team representing the United States at the WDF Americas Cup in 2010 hosted by the Bahamas. Also on the team were, Gary Mawson, Brenda Roush and Marilyn Popp. Although the United States team lost the overall Cup to Canada, Pankow won the singles title defeating teammate and defending champion Gary Mawson in the final. In October 2010 Pankow competed in the Winmau World Masters and BDO World Championship Qualifier in Hull, England. Pankow lost in the 3rd round of the BDO World Championship qualifier to Lourence Ilagan (Philippines) and lost in the 1st round of the World Masters to Vincent van der Meer (Netherlands).
Pankow is sponsored by L-Style, the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel and Monster Barrels Design.