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2023 NEWS


Mark McGeeney Qualifies for the World Senior Darts Tour - Masters 2023

World Senior Darts Tour - Masters 2023


Mark McGeeney qualifies for the WSDT Masters. The former BDO World Darts Champion runner-up has booked a place in the World Senior Darts Tours Masters and will play his darting idol Phil 'The Power' Taylor in the tournament's opening round.

The Gladiator has been trying different stems a flight with his Unicorn made darts. His new setup features a longer shaft and a pear-shaped flight. Mark said the new setup had improved his game, and he can't wait to play Phil.

The two-day darting event at the Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil, Somerset, June 24-25, will feature some of the biggest names and ex-world dart champions in history.


Watch Live via BT Sports. Other Streaming services have not been confirmed.

08/05/2023

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A Return to the PDC Q-School in 2023


Mark returned to the PDC Q-School in January 2023. He won through to the final stages but narrowly missed out on winning a tour card for the 2023/4 season. A further round win or a slightly greater leg difference would have seen Mark back in the PDC. Unfortunately, he missed out by two places.

Mark will continue in the Winmau Challenge tour and the Modus Super Series. Further details will be announced later in the year.

 


2022 NEWS


A Return to the PDC Q-School in 2022


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.

 


2021 NEWS


PDC Tour Card


Mark is on the brink of losing his PDC Tour Card. Although he has had many tough battles in the PDC Player’s Championships, Mark has been narrowly defeated in the early rounds of most of the tour. Signs of brilliance have been unfortunately followed with missed doubles costing him dearly.

Mark has one last chance to qualify for the World Darts Championships at the end of November. If he fails, Mark will be heading back to Q-School in February 2022.

All the best, Mark, lets hope your fortunes change for the better.

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November 2021


Mark retained his tour card in 2021 and continues to rise up the PDC Order of Merit table.


Mark made the 2021 PDC Order of Merit cut after a difficult 2020. Market, a key worker, was unable to take part in the home tour events in 2020 and struggled to maintain his form that he showed in in 2019. Harry Ward decided to call it a day playing on the PDC circuit (for now), which allowed Mark to make the 2021 cut.

Mark is determined not to sail too close to the wire in 2021 and a return to form should see the Gladiator move up the ranking table.

January 2021


2018 / 2020 NEWS


Mark McGeeney, Lakeside World Darts Finalist, two time back to back Dutch Open Champion and England International darts player. Mark is a supporter of Youth Darts and Prostate Cancer UK and many fans will also know he is also a keen Everton Football Club Supporter.

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England Darts Organistion England Darts Organisation Classic 2018


Mark was knocked out of the England Darts Organisation (EDO) Classic at Selsey by the eventual winner of the tournament Jim Williams.

Full details and links to the tournament event stream can be found on the EDO website.

9/9/2018

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2018 Turkish Open and Classic Winner Mark McGeeney

Turkish Open / Classic Singles & Pairs


Mark had a superb weekend of darts in Turkey, as he had a clean sweep of the titles.

The Turkish Open singles title

The Turkish Open Doubles title, partnered with Scott Mitchell

The Turkish Classic title

Mark won the Turkish Open 6-2

The Turkish Classic men’s singles. Mark beat his open Doubles partner Scott Mitchell 5-1

Mark McGeeney along with Scott Mitchell won the Turkish Pairs Open 4-0. They beat Wesley Harms and Debney Erauw in the final

21/10/2018

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Mark McGeeney - Unicorn Darts

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Mark joins the world’s top darts team - unicorn


Mark’s fans will know Mark has won the Dutch Open for the last two years and will also recall his narrow defeat in the 2018 BDO Lakeside World Championships to Glen Durrant after having two darts to win the title.

Unicorn has seen Mark’s incredible talent and along with his new management team Dunvegan Enterprisers who also managers dart stars such as Gary Anderson and Micheal Smith have signed Mark to use their precision dart equipment.

Mark’s new unicorn darts, flight and stems are now in development and will be available to buy before the end of the year.

Mark said “It is a big privilege for me to sign for Unicorn which will help me to take my career to the next level”

19/10/2018

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Mark McGeeney - Dunvegan Enterprises

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Mark signs up for Dunvegan Enterprises - Sports Management


The BDO and WDF No.1 Mark McGeeney has signed up with Tommy Gilmour’s Dunvegan Enterprises - Sport management

Mark said: “I am over the moon to join Tommy Gilmour’s Dunvegan Eneterprises - Sports Management.”

“I can now concentrate on my game and not get caught up worrying about travel, bookings and all sorts of stuff, because that is all now organised for me.”

“Tommy’s experience in managing world champion boxers and dart players like the two-time PDC world darts champion ‘Gary Anderson’ have made my decision easy.”

“Tommy manages a string of top-class dart players including. Gary Anderson, two-time PDC world darts champion, Michael Smith the former PDC youth champion, Ian White, Chris Dobey, Adam Hunt and Chris Quantock. Joining this stable of players is great for me and I immediately clicked with all of them. They are all great players and nice guys”

Tommy said: "I'm thrilled to add another No1 to the Dunvegan Team and look forward to having another World Champion in the near future. Mark will be a great asset to the team."

May - 2018

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Mark McGeeney BDO World Darts Trophy 2018

BDO World Trophy 2018


Preston Guild Hall 30th May - 3rd June 2018

Following the success of the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships, comes this season’s next Major, The World Darts Trophy.

Five days of world class darts comes to Preston Guild Hall this May/June featuring the World’s top 32 men and 16 ladies including Mark McGeeney, Scott Waites, Glen Durrant, Scott Mitchell, Trina Gulliver and Anastasia Dobromyslova.

From the 30th May to 3rd June see the World’s top players battle it out for a prize pool of over £50,000. Reigning World Professional Darts Championship winner, Glenn Durrant, 10 times World Ladies champion, Trina Gulliver, BDO No1. Mark McGeeney, Scott Mitchell, 3 x Lakeside World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova, and local hero Reigning Lakeside World Champion, Lisa Ashton.

British Darts Organisation Tickets available from Preston Guild Hall. www.prestonguildhall.co.uk
Tel: 0177280 4444 (booking fees may apply)

May - June 2018

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Mark McGeeney - Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK

Mark McGeeney helped boost Prostate Cancer UK’s Charity funds on 13th May 2018.

Marked tweeted that he would donate £2.00 to the charity for every person who wore a Prostate Cancer UK Team Shirt (PCUK). Lots of you help the cause by wearing your PCUK shirt which delighted Mark and will he will be making a donation of £500.00 to the charity very soon.

Marks total was 163 PCUK shirts worn should have been £326 in total but he said he would make it up and donate £500 which has also been matched by Danny who helps run the PCUK stall. £1,000 in total!

Mark would like to thank all that took part and if you would like to add to the funds you can donate online by clicking the Prostate Graphic that features on this website and follow the link to donate. Or click on the news graphic below to be taken to the donation page directly.


14th May 2018

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Mark McGeeney Bull's Open Champion 2017

Bull’s German Open and Masters 2018


13-15th April 2018

One of the biggest dart events in Germany will take place in a new venue at the Wunderland Kalkar.

Mark couldn’t replicate his title victory in the Bull’s German Open this year. He was defeated in the semi-finals by Derk Telnekes 3-5. The final was between Derk Telnekes and Scott Mitchell. Scott took the title in the deciding leg 6-5

In the Bull’s German Masters Mark made it to the quarter-final stage of the tournament.

Full details can be found at the Bull's German Open / Masters website

April 2018

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British Internationals 2018

 Winners  Second  Third
 Men  England  Wales  Scotland
 Women  England  Scotland  Wales
 Boys  Scotland  England  Wales
 Girls  England  Scotand  Wales

British Internationals - Results


You can replay the event via the YouTube Stream links below. 247.tv

Day one: Watch Again

Eng v Scot (Boys) | Wal v Scot (Girls) | Wal v Eng (Boys) | Eng v Wal (Women)

Day two: Watch Again

Scot v Eng (Girls) | Scot v Wal (Boys) | Eng v Wal (Girls) | Scot – Eng (Women) |Scot v Wal (Men)

Day three: Watch Again

Eng v Scot (Men) | Wal v Sco (Women) | Wal v Eng (Men)

More information can be obtained via the Wales Darts Organisation | England Darts Organisation | Scotland Darts Association websites

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Mark lost his first match against Scotland's Ross Montgomery 4-2. Mark's Ave: 31.14

Mark's second match against Welshman Steve Alker, Mark won 4-0. Mark's Ave: 27.83

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Mark McGeeney West Fries Semi-Finals 2018

West-Fries Darts Open (NL) 2018


West-Fries Darts Opane Semi-Finalist

Mark McGeeney Wesley Harms 1-2 (1-3, 3-2, 2-3)

Mark had a tough Semi-final match against Wesley Harms on the west Fires Open in the Netherlands at the weekend. Wesley won the first set 3-1 however, Mark fort back and took the second set with a 3-2.

In the final set Mark had a match dart to win 3-1 but missed. Wesley then took out a 118 finish on a double 19 to force a deciding leg. Wesley held it together and won the semi-final 3-2

Wesley went on to win the title 3-2 against Ross Montgomery

West-Fries  West- Fries Open

 

March 2018

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Mark McGeeney - IOM Classic Champion 2018

IOM Classic Champion 2018


IOM Classic Champion & Open Semi-Finalist

Mark added another darts title at the Isle of Man darts festival by winning the IOM Classic.  He faced again the current BDO World Champion Glen Durrant in the final but this time it was Mark who came out on top beating Glen 4-3 in a last leg shootout.

Mark also made the semi-final of the IOM Open on the same weekend. He was defeated by an on form Chris Landman from the Netherlands 5-2 who later lost in the final to Glen Durrant 5-3

View day one of the IOM Darts Festive and Mark’s victory by following the YouTube Link below.

  England Darts Organistion  YouTube

 

March 2018

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Mark McGeeney - British Internationals 2018

British Internationals 2018


Call up For Mark McGeeney

The England Selectors are pleased to announce that Mark McGeeney will again represent England in the British Internationals. The event this year will be staged in Wales from the 6th to 8th April.

Mark joins Scott Mitchell (Captain), Martin Adams, Scott Baker, Dave Copley, Daniel Day, Kevin Dowling, Dennis Harbour, Mick Haynes, Nigel Heydon, Paul Hogan and Conan Whitehead in their defence of the British International Darts Trophy

Scott Baker, Daniel Day, Kevin Dowling, Mick Haynes, Nigel Heydon and Conan Whitehead will all be making debuts for their Country.

  England Darts Organistion  

 

February 2018

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Dutch Open 2018

Dutch Open Champion 2018


Back-to-Back Dutch Open Titles for Mark

Mark McGeeney successfully defended his BAUHAUS Dutch Open Darts title. Mark won in a replay of the 2018 Lakeside World Darts Championship final against Glen Durrant.

The men's Dutch Open Darts final was a high-level match. Mark started strong and took the first set with 3-1. The second set seemed to go to Durrant after he was 2-0 up, however, Mark battled back and took the set. In the fourth there were four breaks of throw, after which Mark was in a position to throw for the match. He started that leg with a 140, 180 and after two missed match darts, he hit the third making him the winner of the Jilles Vermaat Trophy.

Dutch Open  YouTube

 

February 2018

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Lakeside World Darts Championships 2018

Lakeside World Darts Championships 2018


Mark, the BDO and WDF No.1 made it to the 2018 Lakeside World Darts Final in January where he faced defending champion and friend Glen Durrant.

Glen hadn’t competed in all of the ranking tournaments during 2017. He spent a lot of his time on tour and in exhibition matches. However, Glen was on form and despite Mark having darts at a double to win the World Championships, it was not to be. Glen claimed his consecutive Lakeside World title 7-6. Obviously, Mark was gutted not to win but he will be back next year and will be determined to put things right!

British Darts Organisation   World Darts Federation   YouTube

 

January 2018

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