Lakeside World Darts Finalist, Back to Back Dutch Open Champion 2017/2018
Mark started playing darts in 1991 with a few of his workmates locally in Coventry. He joined his local pub team (The Devonshire Arms in Wyken, Coventry). He used to go and watch his mates Nick Gedney, and Pete Allen play for Warwickshire County. They both encouraged Mark to join a Super League team to give him a chance to be selected for the county. He finally made his senior county debut in 1993, and after playing for four consecutive years at this level, he stopped playing in 1997.
In 2010, after a thirteen-year break from the sport, Mark returned to the county darts circuit. In 2011, after was his most successful year at the county level, he was selected to play for England.
Mark made his England international debut at the British Internationals in Cardiff in April 2012. He has been a regular member of the international team Until he joined the PDC in 2019
However, the floodgates didn’t open, and Mark had to wait another four years for his second tournament victory, the England Classic, in which he upset Dutchman Wesley Harms in the final.
The following year was a fruitful one for Mark, for he won the Lincolnshire Open and the British Open. He qualified for his first World Championship in 2016, losing to defending champion Scott Mitchell in the second round, and it was another Scott - Waites, this time - who ended his journey last year.
Mark’s greatest success to date is the back-to-back Dutch Open champion titles in 2017/2018. The Dutch open is the biggest darts event in the world and attracted entrance levels of 4000 in 2017 and over 5,000 in 2018
Mark is also back-to-back Winmau World Master runner up for 2016/2017 and the 2018 Isle of Man Classic Champion. He beat the then-current World Champion Glen Durrant in the final 5-4.
In January 2019, Mark attended the PDC Q School and won a two-year PDC Tour Card to compete on the more lucrative PDC darts circuit. Mark retained his tour card for the 2021 season. However, he will return to Q-School in 2022. Unfortunately, Mark didn’t retain his tour card and currently plays on the PDC Challange Tour and the WDF Darts Circuit. Mark hopes to return to the top flight of the PDC in 2023
Mark’s best mates in darts are Wesley Harms, Richard Veenstra and Daryl Fitton. He is an engineer by trade, plays golf in his spare time, and his darting hero is the great Phil Taylor.
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Mark took part in the 2020 PDC world Darts Championships making it to the second round. In the first round, he beat Matt Cambell but was knocked out by ‘Rapid’ Ricky Evan in the second.
2020 has been a challenging year for all PDC players, and Mark failed to make the cut for the 2021 championships but retained his tour card for the 2021 season.
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Mark McGeeney Major Dart Titles & WINMAU PDC Challenge Tour / WDF Ranking
The former BDO World No.1 joined the PDC in January 2019 after winning a tour card at the PDC Q School. Mark had a successful BDO career winning back-to-back Dutch Open titles and runner-up in the World Championships and Winmau Masters twice. Mark was also part of the very successful England squad from 2012 until he joined the PDC.
Mark returned to Q-School in 2022. Unfortunately, Mark didn’t retain his tour card and is currently playing on the PDC Challenge Tour & Modus Super Series.
Mark’s major dart titles include the British Open, German Open, Hal Open, The Dutch Open and a WDF World Cup team winner.
Updated 1st November 2022
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