Lakeside World Darts Finalist, Back to Back Dutch Open Champion 2017/2018
Mark started playing darts in 1991, a few of his workmates at the time played darts locally in Coventry and he decided to tag along. From there he joined his local pub team (The Devonshire Arms in Wyken, Coventry) He started 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 enable him the chance for selection for the county. He finally made his senior county debut in 1993 and after playing for 4 consecutive years at this level he stopped playing in 1997. After a break from the game for 13 years he came back in 2010 and joined the county circuit again and after his most successful year at this level in 2011 he was rewarded with his selection to the England squad. He made his England International debut at the British Internationals in Cardiff in April 2012. He has been a regular member in the international team since.
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 biggest successes 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 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’s best mates in darts are Wesley Harms, Richard Veenstra and Daryl Fitton, he is an engineer by trade, plays a bit of golf in his spare time and his darting hero is the great Phil Taylor.
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The top 96 dart players in the world will once again descend on the Ally Pally for the 27th PDC World Darts Championship. Mark McGeeney ‘Gladiator’ has qualified in his first year of holding a PDC Tour Card.
Mark’s first-round match will be again Matt Campbell on Saturday 14th December at 1900 (GMT)
Fans can watch the event live from 13th December 2019 – 1st January 2020 on Sky TV in the UK and Ireland in the UK, Fans outside the UK can watch the event on various other channels including PDCTV-HD Stream (Subscription Required). TalkSport 2 (UK Radio) will also be broadcasting the event so you can also listen to the event if you are travelling.
Mark attend PDC Q School. The second of four days of action saw almost 400 players battle it out to win a coveted two-year Tour Card, with the final two players from each day winning a Tour Card automatically and ranking points allocated to other players to form the UK Q School Order of Merit.
Mark former BDO number came agonisingly close to winning a Tour Card on the first day of action, suffering defeat in the semi-finals but went one better on Day Two. Mark began with victories over Dave Prins, Scott Dale, Martin Atkins, Andy Chalmers and Mark Hickey to reached the last 16.
McGeeney then recorded back-to-back 5-2 wins over Matt Clark and Jamie Bain, before edging out Carl Wilkinson 5-4 to attain his all-important Tour Card.
Mark said: "It's a huge relief for me, my whole year has been building up to this,"
"Everyone said Q School would be tough but for me, this is why I play the game, I want to compete with the best of the best.
"I loved playing in the Grand Slam and now my goal is to play at Ally Pally and the Winter Gardens and test myself against the world's top players."
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Mark McGeeney Major Dart Titles & PDC 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’s major dart titles include the British Open, German Open, Hal Open and well as a WDF World Cup team winner
Updated 25th November 2019
You can now book Mark for a darts exhibition or to present your darts events trophies. Mark, known as ‘Gladiator’, is one of the most recognised Professional Darts Players on the Darts Circuit, a regular on our TV screens and a larger than life character.
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