Learn more about Darren "The Demolition Man" Webster Norwich darts player
Darren Webster lives in Norwich and is married with 2 children. He came back into the sport in 2011 after taking a four year sabbatical. In March 2016 Darren repeated his accomplishments of 2007 by reaching the last 16 of the Coral UK Open held at Butlins in Minehead.
Webster had previously got to the quarter finals of the 2007 World Championship losing to Phil Taylor. In the same year he also got to the last 16 of the UK Open.
In 2012 Darren secured his tour card in Wigan and became a full time professional Darts player. Since then he has risen through the PDC order of merit and beaten the likes of Phil Taylor, Micheal Van Gerwin, Simon Whitlock and Jame Wade. Webster has continued to make progress and is currently ranked number 37 in the World.
In March 2016 Darren repeated his accomplishments of 2007 by reaching the last 16 of the Coral UK Open held at Butlins in Minehead.
Webster won the 2005 Open Oust Nederland, beating Co Stompé in the final.
Webster reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 PDC World Darts Championship, where he beat former champion Bob Anderson, Adrian Gray and South African Wynand Havenga. He was beaten 5–1 by Phil Taylor.
Webster reached the last 16 at the 2007 UK Open. He beat Andy Hamilton and James Wade, before losing to Alan Green.
In December 2013, Webster lost to James Wade in the first round of the 2014 World Championship, despite leading 2 sets to 1 (first to 3). He missed six darts to win the match, to which Wade responded in three straight legs, thus winning the match. He played in the World Matchplay for the first time since 2005 and was beaten 10–4 by Taylor in the first round. Webster's resurgence of form also saw him play in his first World Grand Prix and Grand Slam of Darts, but he lost in the opening round of the former and was defeated in all three of his group games in the latter. A final appearance in a major event of the year came at the Players Championship Finals where he missed two match darts in the deciding leg of the first round against Robert Thornton to lose 6–5.
Webster atoned for his misses against Wade a year earlier when he faced Simon Whitlock in the 2015 edition of the World Championship. From 1–1 in sets he only allowed the world number seven one more leg as he beat him 3–1. He won a trio of sets in deciding legs to lead Dean Winstanley 3–2 in the second round. However, Webster lost two sets in a row to be beaten 4–3. Webster twice reached the quarter-final stage of Players Championship events in 2015.
Webster saw off John Henderson 3–1 in the opening round of the 2016 World Championship, but Michael van Gerwen averaged 109.23 in their second round clash as Webster could only win one leg in a 4–0 defeat.