Mervyn King
Birthday: 15.March 1966
Lives in: Bradwell, Norfolk, England
Born in: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Nickname: The King
Darts: 22 g Datadarts Mervyn King Golden (Own Design)
Walk-On-Music: King of Kings (Motörhead)
Organisation: PDC

Mervyn King joined the BDO in 1995 and already in his first year he won several Open titles. 1997 he for the first time qualified for the BDO World Championship and reached the semifinals, 2002 and 2004 he stood in the finale but lost both times. 2004 he won the Winmau World Masters - till now his biggest success.
After the World Championship 2007 he together with Jelle Klaasen, Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort switched to the PDC, a switch accompanied by some disputes. King always had stated he never ever would join the BDO.
He climbed up the rankings quite fast - much faster then his Dutch colleagues - and he´s now often to be found under the last eight of the Major tournaments and took already part two times in the Premier League being ranked under the Top 10 of the PDC.
2009 he caused a sensation when he defeated Phil Taylor in the semifinals of the Premiere League but he lost in the finale to James Wade.

Picture with courtesy of Lawrence Lustig

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