Alan Warriner-Little

Alan Warriner-Little (born Alan Warriner on 24 March 1962 in Lancaster, Lancashire) is a retired English professional darts player. He lives in Preston, Lancashire and played with the nickname The Iceman.[1] He is a former World Grand Prix champion, and a former runner-up at the World Professional Darts Championship.

Alan Warriner-Little
Personal information
NicknameThe Iceman
Wozza
Born (1962-03-24) 24 March 1962 (age 58)
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Home townMaryport, Cumbria
England
Darts information
Playing darts since1980
Darts22 gram Red Dragon
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on music"Cold as Ice" by Foreigner
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO1985–1993
PDC1993–2009 (Founding Member)
BDO majors – best performances
World Ch'shipRunner Up: 1993
World MastersRunner Up: 1998
PDC premier events – best performances
World Ch'shipSemi Final: 1999, 2003
World MatchplayRunner Up: 1997, 2000
World Grand PrixWinner (1) 2001
UK OpenQuarter Final: 2004
Other tournament wins
TournamentYears
Atlantic City Open
Belgium Open
Boston Pro
British Open
British Pentathlon
Cleveland Darts Extraveganza
Dutch Open
England Open
Finnish Open
German Open
Isle Of Man Open
Jersey Festival Of Darts
North American Open
PDC Eastbourne Open
PDC Scottish Masters
PDC UK Matchplay
Witch City Open
1996
1989, 1990
2000
1990
1988
1999

1989, 1993, 1998
1998
1993
1998
1986
2000
1992
2002
1997
1995
2000
Other achievements
PDC World Number 1
BDO World Number 1
WDF World Number 1

Darts careerEdit

Before coming to prominence as a darts professional, Warriner-Little appeared as a contestant in a 1987 edition of the ITV gameshow Bullseye whilst working as a psychiatric nurse at a Lancaster hospital. He scored 257 the following year when he was invited back to throw for charity.

He made his World Championship debut in 1989, losing a second-round match to Jocky Wilson in a sudden death leg, after missing 8 match darts, with Wilson going on to win the tournament for his second World Championship. Warriner reached the quarter-finals in 1991 and 1992, before reaching his first World Final in 1993 - but he lost 3-6 to John Lowe. This form took him to the top of the world rankings.[citation needed]

He joined the top players in the game when they separated from the BDO after that 1993 final.

He has a consistent record in the PDC World Championship - reaching the quarter-finals seven times (1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006) and the semi-finals twice (1999 and 2003).

He won the 2001 World Grand Prix and also recorded the highest 3-dart average with a double start (106.45) which he did in the first round of that tournament.[2] As well as that he was runner-up in this event in 2004. He also was runner-up in the World Matchplay in 1997 and 2000, as well as in the World Masters in 1998.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Warriner was married to his first wife, Joanne, from 1987 to 1991, and married to his second wife, Kim, from 1991 to 2003.[4] He married his third wife, Brenda Little, in the summer of 2005, and changed his name from Alan Warriner to Alan Warriner-Little.[5] Warriner is also a Manchester United supporter. [6]

World Championship resultsEdit

[citation needed]

BDOEdit

PDCEdit

  • 1994: Quarter Final (lost to Steve Brown 3-4)
  • 1995: Last 24 Group (finished second in Group 4 behind Dennis Smith)
  • 1996: Quarter Final (lost to Dennis Priestley 1-4)
  • 1997: Quarter Final (lost to Eric Bristow 3-5)
  • 1998: Last 24 Group (finished bottom in Group 8)
  • 1999: Semi Final (lost to Phil Taylor 3-5)
  • 2000: Quarter Final (lost to Phil Taylor 0-5)
  • 2001: Quarter Final (lost to John Part 1-4)
  • 2002: Second Round (lost to Colin Lloyd 4-6)
  • 2003: Semi Final (lost to Phil Taylor 1-6)
  • 2004: Quarter Final (lost to Phil Taylor 1-5)
  • 2005: Third Round (lost to Paul Williams 1-4)
  • 2006: Quarter Final (lost to Wayne Mardle 0-5)
  • 2007: First Round (lost to Alan Tabern 0-3)
  • 2008: Second Round (lost to Peter Manley 1-4)

Performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
BDO World Championship L16 L32 QF QF RU No longer a BDO Member
Winmau World Masters L16 L16 QF SF DNP RU L32 DNP
PDC World Championship NYF QF L24G QF QF L24G SF QF QF L16 SF QF L32 QF L64 L32
World Matchplay NYF L16 L16 QF RU L16 L16 RU L16 L16 QF L16 L32 L32 L32 DNP
World Grand Prix NYF L16 L16G QF W L32 QF RU L32 L32 DNP
Las Vegas Desert Classic Not held L16 QF L16 L32 DNP
UK Open Not held L64 QF L96 L64 L96 L64
Performance Table Legend
DNP Did not play at the event DNQ Did not qualify for the event NYF Not yet founded L# lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals SF lost in the semi-finals RU lost in the final W won the tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile from Warriner's website Archived 2 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Alan Warriner-Little". Darts Database. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Lucky to still be alive, says champ". The Visitor. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  5. ^ Planet Darts profile Archived 9 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/AlanWarriner

External linksEdit