- Mervyn King (darts player)
Mervyn King Personal information Full name Mervyn King Nickname The King Born 15 March 1966
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Home town Bradwell, Norfolk
Darts information Playing darts since 1979 Darts 22g Winmau Mervyn King Laterality Right-handed Walk-on music Bad - Michael Jackson Organisation (see split in darts) BDO 1995 - 2007 PDC 2007 - present Current world ranking 11 BDO majors - best performances World Ch'ship Runner-up 2002, 2004 (2) World Masters Winner 2004 (1) World Darts Trophy Runner-up 2003, 2005 (2) Int. Darts League Winner 2005 (1) PDC premier events - best performances World Ch'ship Semi-finals 2009 World Matchplay Semi-finals 2009 World Grand Prix Semi-finals 2008 Grand Slam Semi-finals 2008 Premier League Runner-up 2009 Ch'ship League Runner-up 2008 Desert Classic Quarter-finals 2008, 2009 (2) European Ch'ship Quarter-finals 2009 UK Open Last 16 2007, 2010 (2) US Open/WSoD Quarter-finals 2007 Players Ch'ship Finals Runner-up 2010 Other tournament wins Tournament Years French Open
Dutch OpenPlayers Ch'ship Germany
Players Ch'ship Ldn
Players Ch'ship Swindon
UK Open Regional Swindon
1998, 1999, 2002
Other achievements Nine dart finish, Coventry Players Championship 2009, South African Masters 2009, UK Open 2010
Mervyn King (born 15 March 1966 in Ipswich) is an English professional darts player, who made his name in British Darts Organisation events, twice reaching the World Championship final. He now plays in the rival Professional Darts Corporation and has been ranked as high as fourth in the rankings. His nickname is The King.
King first took up the game at the age of twelve, playing with an old rolled-cardboard dartboard given to him by his father. His father insisted that he played darts using competition distance and height. By the age of thirteen, he had ambitions to become a professional player as he was playing county darts at Superleague level. His first county A game was at the age of fourteen and he won his local men's singles league at that age.
King made his professional debut as a 29-year-old in the 1994 World Masters where he lost in the last 32 to Andy Fordham. His first title in the BDO came in the 1996 French Open where he beat Leo Laurens in the final. King has won several Open titles since he came onto the darts scene in 1995, including the Dutch Open in 1997. He made his debut at BDO World Darts Championship in 1997 as a 30 year old. He reached the semi final of the event beating Ronnie Baxter and Roland Scholten before losing to eventual champion Les Wallace. He won £8,700 for his performance.
King reached eight major finals whilst playing in the BDO and converted only two of them into tournament victories. It wasn't until 2004 that he claimed his first BDO major title when he won the World Masters in Bridlington, defeating Tony O'Shea 6–5 in the final having trailed 3–5. His two other major victories to date have both taken place in Holland. The first of these was the 2005 International Darts League, where he defeated O'Shea again in the final, this time by 13–11 in legs. Later the same year he added the Dutch Grand Masters beating Martin Adams 5–4 in the final.
His first major final came in the 2000 World Masters where he beat such players as Peter Manley and Colin Monk before eventually narrowly falling to John Walton 2 sets to 3. King went into the 2002 BDO World Darts Championship as number 4 in the event seedings and reached the final, losing to Australian Tony David. King beat Raymond van Barneveld in the quarter-finals 5-3 whilst averaging 101.67 before beating Colin Monk in the semi-finals to reach his first World Championship final. As well as winning £24,000 for reaching the final, he also earned a further £2,000 for a 170 finish, the highest checkout in the tournament.
2003 proved to be a good year for King as he reached two major finals and the semi-final of the World Championships. He began the year with the 2003 BDO World Darts Championship and was seeded third for the tournament. He whitewashed Colin Monk 5 sets to 0 in the quarter-finals before losing out to Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-finals, denying him a second consecutive World Championship final appearance He went on to reach the finals of the 2003 International Darts League and World Darts Trophy losing out to Raymond van Barneveld on both occasions.
In 2004, King had another successful year as he reached two semi-finals and two finals, winning one, in the four BDO majors. He began the year ranked third in the seedings for the second consecutive year. In the 2004 BDO World Darts Championship, he narrowly beat Ritchie Davies 5 sets to 4 in the quarter finals before convincingly beating Tony O'Shea in the semi-finals 5-1. Despite this he lost in the final for the second time in three years losing to Andy Fordham 3 sets to 6. After his good World Championship form he went on to reach the semi-finals of the 2004 International Darts League and World Darts Trophy narrowly losing to Tony David and Martin Adams 8-9 and 4-5 respectively. He ended the year winning his first BDO Major in the World Masters as he beat Tony David in the semi-finals 6-2 before winning the tournament prevailing against Tony O'Shea in a tight encounter which ended 7-6 in favour of King handing him his first major title after his sixth final.
In 2005, he had his worst World Championship performance in four years, as he made only the quarter-finals, losing out to André Brantjes 2 sets to 3. King spoke of his poor form and prior to the 2005 BDO World Darts Championship. King's next tournament that year was the International Darts League. He beat Ted Hankey, Co Stompé and Simon Whitlock before facing Tony O'Shea for the second time in a major final, and won 13-11 to secure his second major BDO title. Also in 2005, King made the final of the World Darts Trophy for the second time and on this occasion he was beaten again losing 4-6 against Gary Robson. This was to be King's last major final before his controversial switch to the Professional Darts Corporation.
In 2006, King's form declined and his best result came in the 2006 World Darts Trophy where he made the quarter-finals narrowly losing to Michael van Gerwen 4-5. He also made only the second round in the 2006 BDO World Darts Championship whitewashing Brian Woods 3 sets to 0 before losing to eventual champion Jelle Klaasen 2-4. His last tournament as a BDO affiliated player came in the 2007 BDO World Darts Championship where he made the semi-finals before losing 4-5 against eventual champion Martin Adams. King was surrounded by controversy during this tournament following speculation about his future and a possible switch to the PDC. This would prove to be his last tournament as a BDO player.
Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career best Career win-loss World Championship R2 SF R2 SF x1 5–2 World Matchplay QF R1 SF R1 SF x1 5–3 World Grand Prix R2 SF R2 R1 SF x1 5–3 Las Vegas Desert Classic R2 QF QF QF x2 5–3 UK Open R6 R3 R3 R5 R6 x1 2–3 Premier League RU SF RU x1 5–4–5 US Open QF R2 QF x1 6–2 Grand Slam R2 SF R2 R2 SF x1 7–3 Championship League RU SF GRP RU x1 13–7–6 European Championship R2 QF R1 QF x 1 1–1 Players Championship Finals QF RU RU 2–1
PDC switch and beginnings
King's switch from the BDO to rival organization the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) created much debate and controversy. During the 2007 BDO World Darts Championship there was much speculation that King and three fellow BDO players (Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaasen and Vincent van der Voort) would be switching to the PDC after the World Championships. King was angry that rumours had surfaced and even threatened to quit the tournament as the speculation heightened even stating, "I'm really not happy with the treatment I've had today, not just from one person but from a lot of people who I have known for many years". Despite claiming to BDO press officer Robert Holmes that he would "rather pack up darts than play for the PDC" King announced his switch to the PDC on 6 February 2007 in a bid to "further his career". Having reached the semi-final of the 2007 BDO World Championships losing to eventual champion Martin Adams, King had signed a contract confirming he would play at the 2008 tournament due to a clause in all contracts of BDO players stating that if they reach the semi-finals of the World Championship they are obliged to return the following year, with champions committing themselves to three years. King's switch meant that the BDO threatened legal action against King.
King made his PDC debut at a non-televised event, the Southern Regional Final of the UK Open on March 4, 2007. He reached the quarter-finals before losing to Wayne Mardle. During his first year in the PDC, he performed well on the 2007 PDC Pro Tour, reaching one final, two semi-finals and four quarter-finals. He also gained a place in the 2007 World Matchplay where he reached the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champion James Wade. His performances in his first year helped him steadily climb the world rankings and qualify for his first PDC World Championship. In his first PDC World Championship he fell to Dutchman Roland Scholten in the second round.
2008 proved a successful year for King as he reached two semi-finals in PDC premier events as well as his maiden PDC premier final in the inaugural 2008 Championship League Darts where he lost 7-5 to Phil Taylor. His first PDC title came at the Scottish Players Championship in Glasgow in April 2008 where he beat Taylor on his way to a 3-0 victory over Mark Dudbridge. He also won a Pro Tour title in the Netherlands, beating Raymond van Barneveld. He also had two semi-final appearances in the 2008 World Grand Prix and the 2008 Grand Slam of Darts losing to Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor respectively. King ended the year and went into the 2009 PDC World Darts Championship as world number 13 in the PDC Order of Merit. His first year performances saw him win the Best Newcomer prize at the annual PDC awards dinner.
King went into 2009 competing in the 2009 PDC World Darts Championship, and this turned out to be his best result in the PDC World Championship to date. He beat Barrie Bates in the quarter-finals before falling to Phil Taylor 2-6 with Taylor averaging 103.44. His performance in the World Championship meant that he moved up to 6 in the PDC Order of Merit and therefore qualified automatically for the 2009 Premier League Darts.
King carried on his good form into the 2009 World Matchplay in July. He defeated Mark Dudbridge, Steve Beaton and Vincent van der Voort before meeting Phil Taylor in the semi-final. Taylor prevailed 17-6, averaging 106.54, and went on to win the tournament. In the next PDC Premier event of the 2009 season, the 2009 European Championship, he reached the quarter-final before losing to James Wade 6-10. This was after beating Colin Osborne in the second round 9-6 recording a 104.00 average. King's successful run in the 2008 Championship League Darts continued into the 2009 tournament as he reached the semi-final before losing to eventual champion Colin Osborne 1-6.
Also in 2009, King achieved his first televised nine dart finish. It came in September 2009 at the South African Masters against James Wade, and was the first ever televised nine dart finish outside of Europe.
2009 Premier LeagueMain article: 2009 Premier League Darts
King made a great start to his Premier League career as he opened up with an 8-1 victory over Sky wildcard Wayne Mardle. He then went on to record three more victories on the bounce beating James Wade 8-1, John Part 8-2 and Jelle Klaasen 8-4. He then faced defending champion Phil Taylor in Newcastle, recording a 7-7 draw despite leading 7-5 with both players averaging over 100. King's form then dropped, only winning two more games in Birmingham and Glasgow against Mardle and Wade respectively. King was also a controversial figure during the tournament, often letting the crowd get to him and affect his mood and darts. During a 2009 Premier League match with Taylor, he threw a dart over Taylor as he stooped down to pick up his flight. During the post-match interview, neither of them would look at each other. Another Premier League crowd at Newcastle in 2010 appeared to shake him with taunts that resulted in him stopping mid-throw and making gestures towards the fans. Five-time world champion Eric Bristow claimed that King "needs a strait jacket" after the performance. His final position of 4th in the league was influenced by the illness of Mardle, as he was withdrawn from the competition. Therefore all results that included Mardle were annulled, including King's two victories over Mardle. King's fourth place in the overall league meant that he faced Taylor in the play-off semi-finals at the Wembley Arena. King won 10-6 to end Taylor's winning streak in Premier League competitions. Despite this victory he was to finish runner-up as he lost the final 13-8 to Wade, who beat Raymond van Barneveld 10-8 in the other semi-final. Wade led King 8-2 before a mini comeback from King but Wade was able to see the game out to claim his maiden Premier League Darts title.
King went into the 2010 PDC World Darts Championship as number 5 in the PDC Order of Merit. Despite a poor performance in the Championship where he lost 2-4 in the second round to Co Stompé, he still qualified for the 2010 Premier League Darts King reached his third PDC major final in the 2010 Players Championship Finals. Having beaten James Wade, Jelle Klaasen, Wayne Jones and Colin Osborne in earlier rounds, he narrowly lost in the final to Paul Nicholson 13-11. This was his third PDC Premier event final without victory. King also reached the last 16 in the 2010 UK Open, losing 8-9 to Gary Anderson. King hit his second televised nine-dart finish during the match.
2010 Premier LeagueMain article: 2010 Premier League Darts
King started the 2010 Premier League with wins over James Wade and Adrian Lewis. His first loss of the season came in Belfast as he lost 6-8 to Ronnie Baxter. His rivalry with Phil Taylor continued in Manchester, where King recorded a 7-7 draw. King lost his last three round-robin matches to Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and Simon Whitlock, but he still made it to the semi-finals for the second consecutive year, again finishing 4th in the table. He finished on the same number of points as Baxter, but qualified due to a better leg difference. Just like in the previous year, he played against Taylor in the semi-final. This time, Taylor resoundingly won 8-1, averaging 107.98 in the process Despite losing badly against Taylor, King beat Whitlock in the third-place play-off.
King went into the 2011 PDC World Darts Championship ranked 6th in the PDC Order of Merit. His 2011 World Championship were ended in the second round, where he was beaten 3-4 by Andy Smith. After the World Championship, King dropped out of the automatic qualifying places for the 2011 Premier League Darts, and was not awarded a wildcard. His successful streak in the Players Championship Finals continued as he again reached the semi-final for the second consecutive year. He lost in the semi-final to Phil Taylor 8-10. He lost in the third round of the 2011 UK Open tournament, losing 9-5 to Mark Walsh. He successfully qualified for the 2011 World Matchplay Darts as the 9th seed., but lost 6-10 against Justin Pipe in the first round, reporting a complaint of tennis elbow.  At the 2011 European Championship, he beat Co Stompé 6-1 in the first round, before losing 3-10 to Taylor in the second round. He also qualified for the 2011 Championship League Darts winner's group by beating Simon Whitlock 6-3 in the final of group five. In the winner's group finished second in the table before losing to Paul Nicholson in the semi-final.
Premier League performances
Mervyn King 2009 Premier League performances Outcome Week Average Venue Opponent Score Win 1 97.63 Echo Arena, Liverpool Wayne Mardle 8-1 Win 2 104.00 Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh James Wade 8-1 Win 3 103.09 Ricoh Arena, Coventry John Part 8-2 Win 4 97.61 Odyssey Arena, Belfast Jelle Klaasen 8-4 Draw 5 102.97 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Phil Taylor 7-7 Loss 6 100.80 M.E.N. Arena, Manchester Raymond van Barneveld 3-8 Loss 7 89.27 The Centre, Brighton Terry Jenkins 5-8 Win 8 96.24 The NIA, Birmingham Wayne Mardle 8-2 Win 9 86.50 S.E.C.C., Glasgow James Wade 8-3 Loss 10 87.43 Westpoint Arena, Exeter John Part 6-8 Draw 11 97.62 Trent FM Arena, Nottingham Raymond van Barneveld 7-7 Draw 11 95.80 Trent FM Arena, Nottingham Jelle Klaasen 7-7 Draw 12 99.42 AECC, Aberdeen Terry Jenkins 7-7 13 No Fixture This Week Loss 14 95.49 The CIA, Cardiff Phil Taylor 2-8 Win SF 89.86 Wembley Arena, London Phil Taylor 10-6 Loss F 85.83 Wembley Arena, London James Wade 8-13 Mervyn King 2010 Premier League performances Outcome Week Average Venue Opponent Score Win 1 101.39 The O2 Arena, London Adrian Lewis 8-5 Win 2 91.26 International Centre, Bournemouth James Wade 8-4 Loss 3 97.89 Odyssey Arena, Belfast Ronnie Baxter 6-8 Win 4 98.74 Westpoint Arena, Exeter Terry Jenkins 8-5 Draw 5 99.45 M.E.N. Arena, Manchester Phil Taylor 7-7 Draw 6 92.99 The Centre, Brighton, Manchester Raymond van Barneveld 7-7 Loss 7 97.70 The NIA, Birmingham Simon Whitlock 6-8 Win 8 95.08 The CIA, Cardiff Terry Jenkins 8-2 Loss 9 94.96 S.E.C.C., Glasgow James Wade 4-8 Draw 10 94.15 The Arena, Sheffield Ronnie Baxter 7-7 Win 11 93.71 Echo Arena, Liverpool Adrian Lewis 8-3 Loss 12 89.98 AECC, Aberdeen Phil Taylor 1-8 Loss 13 81.27 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Raymond van Barneveld 5-8 Loss 14 90.26 Trent FM Arena, Nottingham Simon Whitlock 2-8 Loss SF 90.20 Wembley Arena, London Phil Taylor 1-8
World Championship performances
King has reached two World Championship finals and four semi-finals since making his debut in the BDO version in 1997. He went as far as the semi-final in his debut year, losing to eventual champion Les Wallace. During his run he hit thirty 180s, setting a new record for the tournament at the time. Since switching to the PDC, his best performance came in the 2009 World Championship when he reached the semi-final, losing 2-6 to Phil Taylor.
He reached his first BDO World Championship final in 2002. He narrowly beat Raymond van Barneveld 5-3 in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals he convincingly beat Colin Monk 5-1. He lost the final4–6 to Tony David. King spoke on David's performance congratulating him and commented, "I just wish I could have played half as well as he did." 
In 2003, King beat Steve Coote, Dennis Harbour and Monk before losing to van Barneveld 5-2 in the semi-finals.
In 2004, King again reached the world final. During his run he beat Rick Hofstra by 3 sets to 1, Jarkko Komula 3-2, Ritchie Davies 5-4, Tony O'Shea 5-1, before meeting Andy Fordham in the final. The match ended in a 6-3 victory for Fordham, making it the second time in three years that King had finished runner-up. Again King told of his disappointment commenting "I don't think it was a fantastic game. I just did not turn up.
His last appearance at the BDO World Championship was in 2007, where he narrowly lost a semi-final to Martin Adams 5-6.
King's most successful PDC World Championship was in the 2009, when he beat Mark Walsh and Dennis Smith before beating Barrie Bates 5-2 in the quarter-finals. This run set up a semi-final clash with Phil Taylor. King lost to Taylor 2-6.
King has been the subject of controversy during his career. In 2003 following his semi-final defeat to Raymond van Barneveld, he subsequently blamed the air conditioning for blowing his darts off course. The following year in his first round match against Rick Hofstra, when tied at 1–1 in sets, King complained that the length of the oche was not right; the players were forced to leave the stage whilst officials measured, King was incorrect. The players returned with the majority of the crowd against King, though he went on to win the match 3–1.
In the 2007 BDO World Championship, King played Mike Veitch in the second round, winning 4-2. After King had thrown the winning dart, Veitch refused to shake King's hand saying he'd been put off by King shouting whilst collecting his darts from the board.
In the 2010 Grand Slam of Darts, King played then-BDO player John Henderson in his last group game. Despite winning the game 5-4, he exchanged heated words with Henderson towards the end of the match and was visibly unhappy. Whilst refusing to reveal the precise reason to his actions, it was understood through television analysis that King felt Henderson, after having to move across the oche for a better shot with his third dart, had stepped across the oche line and thrown from a closer distance to the board, thus believing he had gained an unfair advantage. It was also discovered that King had complained to the match referee, George Noble, about the alleged infrigment. Many pundits, most notably Chris Mason, pointed out that Henderson rarely checks his standing position before throwing, and publicly criticised King for insinuating that Henderson cheated. However, two days later King admitted that he had overreacted after watching the match again on television and apologised to Henderson during a pre-match interview. King was booed by the crowd while attempting to hit a double four to win in the deciding leg of the second round match against James Wade; he failed, and lost.
King used to be married with three children. He is re-married with a daughter. His father was a regular presence at darts tournaments, often cheering King during matches while wearing his trademark crown. He died in September 2010, which King later admitted left him 'devastated', and this led to a loss of form. At the 2011 PDC World Darts Championship, King's wife cheered him on accompanied by a crown in remembrance of his father.
King is good friends with and lives close to fellow darts player Peter Wright and they often practice together. He is also a keen motor enthusiast and revealed that when younger he gave up his chance of becoming a racing driver to continue his fledging darts career.
- PDC Newcomer of the Year 2008.
- PDC Televised Performance of the Year 2009 (v Phil Taylor, Premier League Darts Semi-Final).
Nine-dart FinishesSee also: Nine-dart finish
Mervyn King's televised nine-dart finishes Date Opponent Tournament Method Prize 27 September 2009 James Wade South African Masters 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 £10,000 5 June 2010 Gary Anderson UK Open 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 £5000
World Championship Performances
- 1997 (BDO) - Semi Final lost to Les Wallace 3-5
- 1998 (BDO) - Round 2 lost to Ted Hankey 0-3
- 1999 (BDO) - Round 1 lost to Andy Fordham 2-3
- 2000 (BDO) - Quarter Final lost to Co Stompe 2-5
- 2001 (BDO) - Round 2 lost to John Walton 0-3
- 2002 (BDO) - Runner Up lost to Tony David 4-6
- 2003 (BDO) - Semi Final lost to Raymond Van Barneveld 2-5
- 2004 (BDO) - Runner Up lost to Andy Fordham 3-6
- 2005 (BDO) - Round 2 lost to André Brantjes 2-3
- 2006 (BDO) - Round 2 lost to Jelle Klaasen 2-4
- 2007 (BDO) - Semi Final lost to Martin Adams 5-6
- 2008 (PDC) - Round 2 lost to Roland Scholten 2-4
- 2009 (PDC) - Semi Final lost to Phil Taylor 2-6
- 2010 (PDC) - Round 2 lost to Co Stompé 2-4
- 2011 (PDC) - Round 2 lost to Andy Smith 3-4
Organization BDO PDC Outcome No. Year Tournament Opponent in Final Score in Final Runner-up 1 2000 World Masters John Walton 2-3 Runner-up 2 2002 BDO World Darts Championship Tony David 4-6 Runner-up 3 2003 World Darts Trophy Raymond Van Barneveld 2-6 Runner-up 4 2003 International Darts League Raymond Van Barneveld 5-8 Runner-up 5 2004 BDO World Darts Championship Andy Fordham 3–6 Winner 6 2004 World Masters Tony O'Shea 7-6 Winner 7 2005 International Darts League Tony O'Shea 13-11 Runner-up 8 2005 World Darts Trophy Gary Robson 4-6 Runner-up 9 2008 Championship League Darts Phil Taylor 5-7 Runner-up 10 2009 Premier League Darts James Wade 8-13 Runner-up 11 2010 Players Championship Finals Paul Nicholson 11-13
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- Mervyn King Official Website
- Player profile on Mervyn King from Dartsdatabase
- Mervyn King Profile on PDC.tv
Professional Darts Corporation · Top 20 PDC players in Order of Merit at November 6, 2011
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- Adrian Lewis
- James Wade
- Gary Anderson
- Paul Nicholson
- Terry Jenkins
- Mervyn King
- Mark Walsh
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- People from Ipswich
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- Professional Darts Corporation players
- British Darts Organisation players
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