| 4 April 1968 (age 47)
Dartford, England (1968-04-04) |
Superman Theme by John Williams
Walkden, Greater Manchester
Matt Clark (darts player) Wikipedia
Matthew 'Matt' Clark (born 4 April 1968 in Dartford) is an English darts player who competes for the Professional Darts Corporation and formerly played for the British Darts Organisation. He uses the nickname Superman for his matches.
Matt Clark first started playing darts at the age of 19 at his local village pub, and after a few years was playing for the Kent county team. At the age of 24 he began moving towards pro darts attending the Dutch Open where he made the quarter finals of the pairs and singles competitions.Clark appeared in the BDO World Darts Championship eight successive years, reaching the quarter-finals in 1996.
He switched to the PDC in 2004 and quickly reached the top 32 in the world rankings. He made his PDC World Darts Championship debut in 2006 and reached the second round, losing to eventual champion Phil Taylor. He entered the 2007 tournament as the number 31 seed, but lost in the first round to Mick McGowan. In 2008, Clark lost in the first round to Roland Scholten. Despite losing, Clark won more legs than Scholten, Clark winning 12 to Scholten's 10. However, he gained revenge on Scholten having qualified for the 2008 World Matchplay through the Players Championship Order of Merit and defeating him 10–4 in the first round. He continued to defeat veteran Peter Manley 13–6 in an upset and reached the quarter-finals, his best performance in the competition, before being defeated by defending champion James Wade, despite checking out at 161 which was the highest checkout of that year's tournament. Prior to the Matchplay Event Matt lost 3 stone in weight which forced him to change his throwing stance.
Clark suffered a first round exit in the 2009 PDC World Darts Championship, losing to Kevin Painter in a sudden leg death which Clark missed one dart at double 12 to win.1996: Quarter Final (lost to Les Wallace 1–4)
1997: 1st Round (lost to Andy Fordham 2–3)
1998: 1st Round (lost to Mervyn King 0–3)
1999: 1st Round (lost to Paul Williams 2–3)
2000: 2nd Round (lost to Chris Mason 2–3)
2001: 2nd Round (lost to Kevin Painter 1–3)
2002: 1st Round (lost to Marko Pusa 1–3)
2003: 1st Round (lost to Raymond van Barneveld 1–3)
2006: 2nd Round (lost to Phil Taylor 1–4)
2007: 1st Round (lost to Mick McGowan 1–3)
2008: 1st Round (lost to Roland Scholten 2–3)
2009: 1st Round (lost to Kevin Painter 2–3)
2010: 1st Round (lost to Mervyn King 0–3)
2014: 1st Round (lost to Vincent van der Voort 1–3)