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Chris Dobey

FIVE dramatic days changed the career of Chris Dobey. 

The Bedlington ace won the Cazoo Masters in late January, beating Rob Cross in the final to take victory in his first TV major. 

In a whirlwind few hours, Dobey was then handed a place in the prestigious Premier League and won the opening night on his full debut, beating Michael van Gerwen with a wonder 160 finish. 

He admitted: “I've come a long way since I was putting out the cones on motorway contraflows as a traffic management operative.

“I knew this moment was coming and I'm already thinking about winning the next TV major, not just stopping at one.

“Am I ready for the Premier League? Who knows? But it will mean the world to me to play on that stage in front of the fans in Newcastle and I know my game has an extra gear to kick in.”

But this was far from an overnight success story. 

Dobey had been gradually building towards this huge breakthrough over the last seven years. 

He made his breakthrough in 2016 and is aiming to push his way into the world's top 16 to continue his development.

The Northumberland-based youngster originally qualified for the 2014 UK Open as an amateur qualifier before joining the PDC circuit the following year, qualifying again for the UK Open and also for the World Series of Darts Finals.

Then 2016 proved to be a big year as Dobey won a spot in the Grand Slam of Darts, where he won through to the quarter-finals in Wolverhampton with a series of assured displays.

He also went on to qualify for a debut at the Players Championship Finals and his first World Championship appearance.

Team Unicorn star Dobey reached his first televised semi-final at the 2019 World Grand Prix, and went on to reach the final four at the Players Championship Finals a month later.

His World Championship record has been a scattering of fourth round exits, three times in seven years. 

But his best performance came in 2023, missing out in the last eight to eventual finalist Van Gerwen.

Player name:   Chris Dobey
Nickname:   Hollywood
Date of birth:   31 May 1990
Place of birth:   Ashington
Height:   6ft 0ins
Hometown:   Bedlington
Occupation before darts:   Traffic management operative
Hobbies:   Playing darts. Spendiing time with family
Sponsors:   Dunvegan Enterprises, Unicorn Darts
Darts used:   Unicorn 23gm 90% Tungsten
Best darts moment so far:   Reaching quarter finals of German Marsters
Practice partners:   My Dad at home, Dave Chisnall, Michael Smith, Josh Payne
Favourite double on dartboard:   D16
Walk on Music:   All of the Lights by Kanye West
Favourite food:   Depends on occasion
Favourite drink:   Diet Coke
Favourite holiday destination:   Tenerife
Favourite music:   Kingande. Jubel
Favourite PDC event:   World Matchplay
Favourite TV Programme:   PDC Darts
Favourite football team:   Newcastle United
Sporting hero:   Alan Shearer
PDC World Championship   Last 16   2019
World Masters   Winner 2023
World Matchplay   Last 32   2019
World Grand Prix   Semi Final   2019
UK Open   Last 16   2018
Grand Slam Of Darts   Quarter Final   2016
European Championship   Last 16   2019
Players Championship Finals   Quarter Final   2018
World Series Of Darts Finals   Last 16   2017