Robert Thornton
Birthday: 17. July 1967
Lives in: Ardrossan, Ayshire, Scotland
Born in: Ayrshire, Scotland
Nickname: The Thorn
Darts: 26g Robert Thornton Red Dragon
Walk-On-Music: I'm Gonna Be (The Proclaimers)
Organisation: PDC
Internet-Site: Robert Thornton

Robert Thornton returned into darts after he had taken a break to help to raise his children in 2002. First he joined the BDO and in 2005 took for the first time part in the BDO World Championship and reached the quarterfinals. In November 2007 he won the World Masters. In January 2008 he again took part in the World Championship and again stood in the quarterfinals. Mid of 2008 he was ranked fourth in theBDO ranking.
He qualified for the PDC UK Open 2008 by the pub qualifers and than announced his switch to the PDC. During the following months he played the Pro Tour with some success and so qualified for the PDC World Championship 2009. After the World Championship, eight months after his switch, he already was ranked under the top 32 of the PDC. 2009 he reached his first Major final - the Players Championship Finals and he won two Pro Tour events. 2012 he won the UK Open and moved up the rankings. A few good years on the circuit followed in which Thornton managed to qualify for all Majors. 2015 he won the World Grand Prix in Dublin. 2016 was the so far last good year for the Scotsman. After it there were no further wins or good placings. By now (2020) he's in danger to lose his Tour Card.

Major Tournaments
BDO World ChampionshipQuarterfinals2005, 2008
PDC World ChampionshipQuarterfinals2015
World MastersWinner2007
World MatchplayLast 162016
World Grand PrixWinner2015
UK OpenWinner 2012
Grand Slam of DartsFinal2013
Premier LeagueFifth2013
European ChampionshipSemifinals2014
Players Championship FinalsFinal2009
PDC World Cup of DartsQuarterfinals 2014, 2016
The MastersQuarterfinals2013, 2017
Champions League of DartsLast 8 Group2016
World Series of Darts FinalsLast 162015
Las Vegas Desert ClassicLetzte 322008

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