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Eric Bristow

Darts Player
Born Apr 25, 1957

Eric Bristow MBE (born 25 April 1957) is an English darts player, whose skill at the game in the 1980s helped turn it into a worldwide spectator sport. He is a five time BDO world champion.

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1957 Birth Born on April 25, 1957.


1978 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He was fortunate to have been around at the right time as television began showing increased interest in the sport in the late 1970s, with the first world championship occurring in 1978. … Read More
…  He was ranked World No. 1 from 1980–81, 1983–85 and 1990, and won five World Championships and five World Masters titles. … Read More
1982 25 Years Old During the 1982 Arrows Chemicals British International Championship match in Scotland, Bristow was subject to what Darts World Magazine called "the most sustained barrage of jeering witnessed at a Darts match." … Read More
1983 26 Years Old He was a winner of the World Cup Singles on four occasions (1983 beating Jocky Wilson, 1985 beating Tony Payne, 1987 beating Bob Sinnaeve and 1989 beating Jack McKenna) and won the News of the World Darts Championship in 1983 beating Ralph Flatt and 1984 beating Ian Robertson together with countless other major tournaments including the British Open and Swedish Open three times each and the North American Open on four occasions.


1987 30 Years Old 1 More Event
During the Swedish Open in November 1987, he found himself unable to let go of his darts properly - a psychological condition known as dartitis, a bit like the yips in golf.
1989 32 Years Old In 1989, he married Jane Bristow (born 1962). … Read More
1990 33 Years Old He was never the same player again but did regain the number one ranking briefly in 1990. … Read More


1997 40 Years Old His swansong came in a classic semi-final at the 1997 PDC World Championship which he lost, ironically, to his protégé Taylor.
2000 43 Years Old Bristow's last appearance came at the World Championships in 2000 - ending his 23 years run of playing in the event and he ceased playing the sport professionally. … Read More
2004 47 Years Old In 2004, Bristow played John Lowe, with Bristow showing glimpses of his old form, as he won that match by 6 legs to 1. … Read More
2005 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Bristow was accused of assaulting his wife. … Read More


2012 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Bristow participated in the reality show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
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