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Dave Prins

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Full name  David Prins
BDO  2005-
Current world ranking  84
Home town  Peterlee
Laterality  Left-handed
Name  Dave Prins
Nickname  The Badger
World Ch'ship  Last 16: 2014

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Born  16 November 1968 (age 47) England (1968-11-16)

Walk-on music  Dynamite by Taio Cruz

Willy van de wiel dave prins t1 wdc 2012

David Michael "Dave" Prins (born 16 November 1968) is an English darts player currently playing in British Darts Organisation events.



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Dave Prins TPRE Jeroen Geerdink Netherlands v Dave Prins England YouTube

Prins reached the last 16 of the 2009 Winmau World Masters, where he lost to Tony O'Shea in three straight sets.

Prins qualified for his first BDO World Darts Championship in 2010. He was the seventh seed, but lost in the first round to eventual semi-finalist Martin Phillips.

He won the 2010 Isle of Man Open, beating Joey ten Berge. He also qualified for the 2011 BDO World Darts Championship as the number 16 seed, but lost 1-3 to John Walton. After the match, Prins said that he believed he would not be able to compete on the BDO Circuit in 2011 due to work commitments. However, he continued playing and subsequently qualified for the 2012 BDO World Darts Championship, where he again lost in the first round, 3-0 to Willy van de Wiel; this match then became the focus of a match-fixing controversy where it was alleged that Prins had intentionally played poorly, though no evidence was ultimately found and no action was taken. Prins once again reached the World Championship in 2013, this time missing seven match darts in a 3-2 defeat by Richie George. In 2014, Prins entered the tournament at the newly implemented preliminary round and finally won his first match at the Lakeside, defeating Dutch debutant Jeroen Geerdink 3-0. Prins followed this up with a 3-0 first round victory over Jim Williams to set up a second round clash with world number one Stephen Bunting, which Prins lost 4-0 despite averaging almost 90 while Bunting averaged over 100.


  • 2010: 1st Round (lost to Martin Phillips 0-3)
  • 2011: 1st Round (lost to John Walton 1-3)
  • 2012: 1st Round (lost to Willy van de Wiel 0-3)
  • 2013: 1st Round (lost to Richie George 2-3)
  • 2014: 2nd Round (lost to Stephen Bunting 0-4)
  • Trivia

    Prins played with 40-year-old darts handed down to him by his father, although in the 2012 Worlds he played with new personalised darts.


    Dave Prins Wikipedia

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