Adrian Lewis

Adrian Lewis

  • World ranking 7
  • Televised titles 8
  • Non-Televised PDC Titles 16
  • Televised nine dart finishes 5
  • Walk on music Pigbag - Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
  • Date of birth January 21 1985
  • Home town Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Darts Used 21g Target
  • Twitter @Jackpot180

FLAMBOYANT, heavy-scoring and entertaining, Adrian has established himself amongst the sport’s leading stars over the past decade since emerging as a teenage prodigy.

A former practice partner of another Stoke ace, Phil Taylor, when he first broke through, Lewis has since developed a thrilling on-stage rivalry with darts’ greatest-ever player during his own rise to the top of the game, as well as a partnership which yielded four PDC World Cup of Darts titles from 2012-2016.

Lewis’ first ranking title came in 2004 and seven more PDC wins would follow before he finally tasted glory in a televised event - but Lewis did it in typical style with a stunning nine-darter as he defeated Gary Anderson in the 2011 World Championship final.

Anderson would gain revenge in the Premier League final four months later, but Lewis went on to become only the third player in the sport's history to successfully defend their first World Championship when he overcame Andy Hamilton at Alexandra Palace in 2012.

A third TV title followed at the 2013 European Championship before he was crowned as the UK Open champion in March 2014.

Lewis went on to reach the final at the Players Championship Finals in November 2014, losing out to Anderson to match appearance sin the 2010 World Grand Prix and 2013 Masters finals, where James Wade and Taylor denied him other big titles.

Also a two-time semi-finalist in the Grand Slam of Darts, his 2013 defeat to Taylor in Wolverhampton saw Lewis hit 18 maximum 180s and averaged 110.99 in one of the greatest individual displays ever seen.

Lewis achieved a further piece of history at the 2015 World Championship with another brilliant nine-dart finish, although the perfect leg came in a defeat to Raymond van Barneveld at Alexandra Palace.

He went on to win one UK Open Qualifier and two Players Championships before reclaiming the World Cup of Darts title alongside Taylor in June 2015, defeating Scottish duo Anderson and Peter Wright in the final.

Lewis then followed up a run to the Sydney Darts Masters final by claiming the inaugural Auckland Darts Masters title, edging out Taylor in the semi-finals and Van Barneveld in a thrilling final.

Lewis then reached further finals at the 2015 Players Championship Finals - where Michael van Gerwen took victory - and in his bid to win a third World Championship title, where Anderson would deny him in the decider at Alexandra Palace.

A UK Open Qualifier win was followed by a nine-dart finish against Wade in the 2016 Premier League in Belfast before he reached the semi-finals of that event, while a fourth World Cup title was followed by Lewis reaching the final in his defence of the Auckland Darts Masters crown only to be denied by Anderson.

Semi-Final appearances in the 2016 World Matchplay and 2017 Masters followed before Lewis landed another nine-darter in the Premier League, this time against Van Barneveld in Liverpool, to follow another Players Championship win.

PDC World Championship 2011, 2012
UK Open 2014
European Championship  2013
World Cup of Darts 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Auckland Darts Masters 2015
German Darts Masters 2012
Players Championship 2005, 2006, 2009 (x2), 2010 (x2), 2013, 2015 (x2), 2017
UK Open Qualfier 2005, 2011, 2015, 2016
  Most Recent Best Performance 
2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 16 Winner - 2011, 2012
2017 UK OPEN Last 32 Winner - 2014 
2016 WORLD MATCHPLAY Semi Final Runner Up - 2013
2016 WORLD GRAND PRIX Last 16 Runner Up - 2010
2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - Winner - 2013
2016 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS Group Stage (4th) Semi Final - 2011, 2013
2016 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS Last 16 Runner Up - 2014, 2015
  Most Recent Best Performance 
2017 THE MASTERS Semi Final Runner Up - 2013
2017 PREMIER LEAGUE 8th Runner Up - 2011
2017 DUBAI MASTERS - Semi Final - 2014, 2015
2017 WORLD CUP OF DARTS  Semi Final (Dave Chisnall) Winner - 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
2016 AUCKLAND MASTERS Runner Up Winner - 2015
2016 SHANGHAI MASTERS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2016
2016 TOKYO MASTERS Semi Final Semi Final - 2016
2016 SYDNEY MASTERS Quarter Final Runner Up - 2015
2016 PERTH MASTERS Quarter Final Quarter Final - 2015, 2016
2016 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS Group Stage (3rd) Group Stage (3rd) - 2016
2016 WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS Quarter Final Semi Final - 2015
TOURNAMENT WIN Players Championship 5 (April 2017) beat Dave Chisnall 6-3
FINAL Players Championship 5 (April 2017) beat Dave Chisnall 6-3
SEMI FINAL Players Championship 5 (April 2017) beat Michael van Gerwen 6-5
QUARTER FINAL Players Championship 9 (April 2017) lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-5
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Last 16 lost to Raymond van Barneveld 4-3
THE MASTERS Semi Final lost to Michael van Gerwen 11-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 1 Runner Up lost to Peter Wright 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 2 Last 128 lost to Rob Cross 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 Last 32 lost to Michael Smith 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 4 Last 64 lost to Zoran Lerchbacher 6-4
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 5 Last 128 lost to Richard North 6-5
UK OPEN QUALIFIER 6 Semi Final lost to Peter Wright 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Last 32 lost to Michael Smith 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 Last 128 lost to John Henderson 6-3
UK OPEN Last 32 lost to Paul Hogan 10-6
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 5 Winner beat Dave Chisnall 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 6 Last 128 lost to Jan Dekker 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 7 Last 64 lost to Zoran Lerchbacher 6-4
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 8 Last 32 lost to Gerwyn Price 6-5
GERMAN DARTS MASTERS Last 48 lost to Daryl Gurney 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 9 Quarter Finals lost to Michael van Gerwen 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 10 Last 16 lost to Jonny Clayton 6-5
EUROPEAN DARTS GRAND PRIX Last 16 lost to Dave Chisnall 6-3
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Last 128 lost to John Bowles 6-5
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 12 Last 64 lost to Mickey Mansell 6-1
WORLD CUP OF DARTS Semi Final (Dave Chisnall) lost to Netherlands 2-0