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Nandor Bezzeg

    He is one of the top darts players in Eastern Europe and Nandor Bezzeg wants to prove himself in the world of PDC Darts.

    He is the best darts player to come out of Hungary – winning six Hungarian Championships in succession, and he has represented his country all round the world.

    He gave us a glimpse of what he can do at the 2012 World Cup of Darts in Hamburg….Bezzeg hit a couple of good finishes, but he and partner Kristian Kauffman were narrowly edged out by the more experienced Canadian team of John Part and Ken McNeill.

    The 46-year-old from Jaszladany, which is about 50 minutes from Budapest, has claimed some notable scalps in PDC Europe Pro Tour events, including wins over Team Unicorn stablemate James Wade 

    He appeared in the World Championship at the Alexandra Palace in 2009 after winning the East European qualifier, which took place in the Czech Republic.

    But Bezzeg was beaten in the 1st Round by quick-fire Dutchman Vincent van der Voort. However, that experience at the Ally Pally gave Bezzeg the hunger for more and his only aim now is to clinch a spot back at the World Championship.

    But he still wrote his name into the darting history books despite his 3-0 defeat to Van der Voort, by becoming the first ever Hungarian to appear at the World Championship… was a memorable moment for the sport in his country.

    Bezzeg will play all the European Pro Tour events in as he tries to make his mark and achieve his dream of a World Championship return.

    “I am really enjoying my darts at the moment,” he said. “But it is sometimes difficult to travel, so I have to do the best that I can and play when I can. But it helps my game the more I can play against the top players in the PDC.”

    He has also represented Hungary in BDO World Cups six times….in 2007, he was beaten in the final of the BDO Austrian by Joey ten Berge, but returned 12 months later to claim the title with victory over another Dutchman Davy Verkooijen….he then switched to the PDC.

    In total, he has over 20 Hungarian championships when you include pairs and team triumphs over the last decade.

    It all started for Nandor back in 1997 when he was bitten by the darts bug by accident….his pub were playing in an amateur championship and they were short of a player, so he was drafted in at the last minute….and that was that!

    Currently there are 25 teams around Hungary playing in three leagues but the sport and the interest in darts is growing steadily and he has certainly played his part in that spike of player participation.

    Away from darts, Bezzeg is a driver for a clothes company and is married to Eve with a son Balazs and daughter Vivien.

    Nickname:   Mighty Magyar
    Date of birth:   12th May 1971
    Place of birth:   Szolnok
    Height:   185 cm
    Hometown:   Jaszladany
    Family:   Married with two children
    Hobbies:   Astronomy, science
    Sponsors:   Unicorn Darts, Novo-Parts
    Darts used:   Unicorn Global Nandor Bezzeg 23gm
    Best darts moment so far:   2009 Eastern European qualification victory
    Favourite food:   Bean gulas (it's a soup)
    Favourite drink:   Good Hungarian palinka (Hungarian spirit)
    Favourite holiday destination:   Badacsony, Hungary (a nice holiuday place at Lake Balaton)
    Favourite music:   Vivaldi Four Seasons
    Favourite movie:   Forest Gump, American Beauty
    Favourite PDC event:   All
    Favourite TV programme:   Stargate
    Sporting hero:   Michael Schumacher
    PDC World Championship   Last 64   2009
    WDF World Cup Singles   Last 64   2007
    WDF Europe Cup Singles   Last 64   2000, 2004, 2006
    PDC World Cup of Darts   Last 16   2015, 2016
    OTHER WINS    
    Apatin Open   Winner   2010, 2011, 2016
    Austrian Open   Winner   2008
    PDC Euopean Tour Eastern European Qualifier   Winner   2017
    PDC World East European Qualifying Event   Winner   2008
    Romanian Open   Winner   2010