Jamie Hughes (darts player)
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|Born||27 February 1986|
West Bromwich, England
|Playing darts since||1996|
|Darts||Jamie 'Yozza' Hughes Red Dragon 26g|
|Walk-on music||"Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|Current world ranking||42|
|BDO majors – best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Semi Final: 2016, 2017|
|World Masters||Runner Up: 2014|
|World Darts Trophy||Semi Final: 2016|
|Finder Masters||Winner (1): 2014|
|PDC premier events – best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 96: 2020|
|World Matchplay||Last 32: 2019|
|World Grand Prix||Last 32: 2019|
|Grand Slam||Last 16: 2016|
|European Ch'ship||Last 32: 2019|
|UK Open||Quarter Final: 2020|
|Players Ch'ship Finals||Last 32: 2019|
|Other tournament wins|
European Tour Events
Hughes broke out in 2014 by entering the world's top ten and reaching the final of the prestigious Winmau World Masters. He defeated Alan Norris 3–2 in the quarter-finals from 2–0 down, and Martin Adams 6–5 in the semi-finals from 5–2 down, also surviving ten match darts in the ninth set. Hughes was eventually beaten 7–3 by Martin Phillips having led 2–0 and thrown for the third set. In December of that year, Hughes won the prestigious Zuiderduin Masters on his first appearance at the event, surviving six match darts in the semi-final against Tony O'Shea before beating Gary Robson 5–0 in the final, losing only three legs in the whole match.
Hughes made his World Championship debut at the 2015 BDO World Darts Championship as the number 10 seed. He beat Michel van der Horst in the first round before losing in the second round to his good friend Glen Durrant. Hughes then went onto to make the 2015 BDO World Trophy as fifth seed, however he was surprisingly beaten 7–4 by Stefaan Deprez in the last 16. Later on in the year Hughes reached the Quarter-finals of the 2015 World Masters but was surprisingly beaten by Thomas Junghans. Hughes failed to defend his previous Zuiderduin Masters finals, been knocked out of the competition in the group stage.
Hughes was fourth seed going into the 2016 BDO World Darts Championship, beating Ross Montgomery, Madars Razma and fifth seed Wesley Harms to reach the semi finals for the first time. He was defeated 6–1 by eventual winner Scott Waites, however reaching the semi-finals meant he automatically qualified for the 2017 tournament. Hughes achieved his best ever World Trophy result when he reached the Semi-finals, where he was defeated 11–9 to eventual winner Darryl Fitton. Hughes qualified for the PDC event the Grand Slam of Darts for the first time due to his ranking. He beat Dave Chisnall and James Wilson to finish top of his group. He was beaten 10–9 by Chris Dobey in the last 16. Hughes reached the Semi-finals of the 2016 World Masters but was beaten by eventual winner Glen Durrant. In the 2016 Zuiderduin Masters he reached the final, before once again being beaten by Glen Durrant.
Hughes switched to the PDC following the 2018 BDO World Darts Championship, entering the 2018 PDC Q-School. He was unable to win a Tour Card, but finished 12th on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit, winning one event and making another semi-final. 2018 also saw Hughes make the last 32 of the UK Open, qualify for his first European Tour event, the 2018 European Darts Open, and play in the last four Players Championship events due to his Challenge Tour success. He picked up £3,500 in these tournaments, setting him up well for a return to Q-School in 2019.
A fantastic performance on the opening day in Wigan including several very high averages meant Hughes won his PDC Tour Card for the first time on the very first day of 2019 UK Q-School, beating Kirk Shepherd 5–1.
Hughes was to win his first PDC title in June, claiming the Czech Darts Open in Prague with an 8–3 win over Stephen Bunting, after knocking out the number 14 seed Simon Whitlock in the semi final, qualifying him for the World Matchplay as a result.
World Championship resultsEdit
- 2015: 2nd Round (lost to Glen Durrant 1–4)
- 2016: Semi Final (lost to Scott Waites 1–6)
- 2017: Semi Final (lost to Glen Durrant 1–6)
- 2018: 1st Round (lost to Michael Unterbuchner 2–3)
- 2020: 1st Round (lost to Zoran Lerchbacher 2–3)
|PDC World Championship||Non-PDC||1R|
|World Grand Prix||Non-PDC||1R|
|Grand Slam of Darts||DNP||2R||RR||DNQ||RR|
|Players Championship Finals||Non-PDC||2R|
|BDO World Championship||DNP||2R||SF||SF||1R||PDC|
|BDO World Trophy||Not held||DNP||2R||SF||1R||DNP|
|Winmau World Masters||PR||DNP||L144||L272||RU||QF||SF||L32||DNP|
|Performance Table Legend|
|DNP||Did not play at the event||DNQ||Did not qualify for the event||NYF||Not yet founded||#R||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||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|
- "BDO Exodus continues: Hughes moves to the PDC". Dartsnews. 15 January 2018.