Richie Burnett
Birthday: 7. February 1967
Lives in: Cwmparc, Rhondda, Wales
Born in: Cwmparc, Rhondda, Wales
Nickname The Prince of Wales
Darts: Red Dragon Richie Burnett
Organisation: PDC

The Welshman Richie Burnett played in the BDO from 1994 to 1999.
In 1994 he won the World Masters and 1995 the BDO Embassy World Championship where he defeated Raymond van Barneveld in the final, He was only the fourth player who managed to hold both titles at the same time. In 1996 Burnett was back in the World Championship final but was beaten by Steve Beaton and in 1998 he again reached the final but this time got down to Raymond van Barneveld. When he returned in 1999 he lost first round and after that decided to switch to the PDC.
He never played as successful in the PDC though he reached the final of the World Matchplay in 2001 and twice - 2002 and 2003 - the quarterfinals of the PDC World Championship. He slided down the rankings more and more. In 2007 he qualified through the qualifier for the World Championship but lost first round to Aley Roy.
Burnett lost his form, had financial problems and suffered from dartitis but in 2010 he slowly seems to recover.

Picture with courtesy of Lawrence Lustig

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