John Part

Three times World Champion John Part is back!

The Canadian star - without doubt one of the best ever - has re-joined Team Unicorn after several years “on the road!”

Part heads back to Unicorn as a player, ambassador and mentor.

“It’s just great to be back,” he said. “I always felt very comfortable with Unicorn. A great product range, leaders in their field and they love to innovate. That’s my type of company!”

“I still have a great passion for playing, but the roles of ambassador and mentor appeal to me greatly. Darts is my life and I will be honoured to represent the Unicorn brand, get involved in helping other players and pass on years of experience.”

Part believes he can still achieve on the tough PDC Tour after superbly winning seven matches on one magical day at Wigan in January to earn his prized Tour Card.

“That was huge for me,” he admitted. “A really big boost for my confidence and belief. I know I can still play to a really high standard. I need more days like that!

Part believes he can still make a difference. “Being back at Unicorn will hopefully help me to make my mark again. It would be great to get back to the World Championship as a player and a commentator!”

He went on: “I feel it is also very important to help other players build for the future. Maybe a kind of calling for me, which is why the new partnership with Unicorn is perfect. But I definitely feel up to the challenge of playing. I am 51 now but there are still possibilities for me on the circuit!”

He will get his darts “fine tuned” with Unicorn and they will also be made available to buy….the darts of a three-times World Champion.

“I guess I’m the everyman of darts. I’m the guy who’s played everyone. I’m not a superstar, but I hope that I’m what everybody could be.”

“My mentality hasn’t changed. I want to taste those big games and the success that goes with it. I love the commentary for Sky Sports. It is great to analyse. I can still be awestruck by watching a game. It doesn’t feel like a job! But I feel I’ve still got a good two or three years as a player to achieve.”

Unicorn Managing Director Edward Lowy couldn't hide his delight: "We loved working with John, Part 1, as it were, and sharing in his third World Championship win in 2008."

That history making victory for the Canadian was the first World Championship won at the Alexandra Palace.

Mr Lowy added: "JP 2, The Sequel, is going to be blockbusting, barnstorming good fun as we work with John on the oche, the media and to use his years of knowledge and experience. Great to have you back JP!"

Part summed himself up in typical Part fashion: "I'm probably the best pub player in the world to be a three-times World Champion!"

We look forward to the latest chapter in the John Part story.

Player:  John Part
Nickname:  Darth Maple
Date of Birth:  29 June 1966
Place of Birth:  Toronto
Height:  6'1"
Home Town:   Oshawa
Hobbies:  Film
Sponsor:  Unicorn
Walk-on Music:   The Imperial March - John Williams
Darts:  Unicorn 95% Tungsten John Part World   Champion Ambassador Natural 24g
Best Darts Moment So Far:  Winning 2003 World Championships
Favourite Double:  D16
Favourite Food:  Cajun
Favourite Drink:  Coffee
Favourite Holiday Destination:  Home
Favourite Music:  Blues guitar
Favourite Movie:  The Wild Bunch
Favourite PDC Event:  The World Championship
Favourite TV Programme:  The Walking Dead
BEST MAJOR RESULTS    
BDO World Championship   Winner   1994
PDC World Championship   Winner   2003, 2008
World Masters   Last 16   1995, 1997
World Matchplay   Final   2002, 2005
World Grand Prix   Final   2002, 2003
UK Open   Final   2004
Grand Slam Of Darts   Quarter Final   2007, 2012
Premier League   6th   2005, 2009
European Championship   Last 32   2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
Players Championship Finals   Last 16   2009
WDF World Cup Singles   Last 128   1999
WDF Americas Cup Singles   Winner   2002
PDC World Cup of Darts   Quarter Final   2016
     
BEST OLD MAJOR RESULTS
   
World Darts Trophy   Last 16   2007
International Darts League   Last 32 Group   2007
Las Vegas Desert Classic   Winner   2006
     
OTHER WINS    
Blueberry Hill   Winner   2001, 2002
Canada National Championships   Winner   1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007
Canadian Open   Winner   1995, 2001, 2004
Cleveland Darts Extraveganza   Winner   2002
Golden Harvest North American Cup   Winner   2004
Ireland Open Autumn Classic   Winner   2002
Ireland Open Spring Classic   Winner   2002
North American Darts Championship   Winner   2010
North American Pro Tour Chicago   Winner   2012
PDC Eastbourne Open   Winner   2000
PDC Nations Cup Singles   Winner   2002
PDC Northern Ireland Open   Winner   2002
PDC UK Masters   Winner   2013
PDPA Players Championship Austria   Winner   2011
PDPA Players Championship Canada   Winner   2011
PDPA Players Championship Derby   Winner   2011
PDPA Players Championship Gibraltar   Winner   2008
PDPA Players Championship Hayling Island   Winner   2007
Shanghai International Darts Open   Winner   2009
Soft Tip Bullshooter World Championship   Winner   2008
UK Open South West Regional Final   Winner   2003
Vauxhall Autumn Open   Winner   2003
Vauxhall Spring Open   Winner   2002, 2003
WDF World Cup Pairs   Winner   1993
West Tyrone Open   Winner   2002, 2003
Windy City Open   Winner   2002, 2003