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 retained his tour card for the 2021 season. However, he will return to Q-School in 2022.
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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Mark, unfortunately, lost his tour card at the end of 2021 and will return to the PDC Q-School in February 2022, attempting to win it back.
The PDC has 128 player tour cards held by the best dart players in the world. However, each year, players who have held a tour card for two years or longer that do not feature in the top half of the group lose their card and have to return to Qualifying School to win back one of the available cards. Mark held his tour card for three years. Despite the early success and making it to the PDC World Championships in 2018 and Players Championships, COVID, and other restrictions that all players have suffered, he hasn’t been kind to the Gladiator.
We all hope to see Mark back on the PDC players circuit next year.
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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 & 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
Mark will return to the PDC Q-School in 2022
Updated 29th Novemberr 2021
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