|Birthday:||19. December 1965|
|Lives in:||Rainham, England|
Richie Howson was 2011 one of the amateur qualifiers for the UK Open and played himself into the third round.
In 2012 he joined the PDC Qualifying School in Barnsley and won a Tour Card on the very first day. In his first four Pro Tour events he every time reached the last 32. He once stood in the quarter finals of an UK Open Qualifier and once under the last 16. So he was qualified for the UK Open 2012 and he managed as well to secure himself a place in the first two events of the European Tour.
Howson stated to play darts when he was 42. Already in his second year he played for his county Essex and in 2011 qualified for the Winmau Wolrd Masters.
In June 2012 Howson was voted the fourth player to be sponsered by the British The Stars of Darts Forum for a year.
Picture with courtesy of Lawrence Lustig, PDC.