|Born||24 November 1970|
|Home town||Middlesbrough, England|
|Playing darts since||1985|
|Darts||Glen Durrant 24 Gram Target Signature|
|Walk-on music||"Show Me Love" by Robin S.|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|Current world ranking||31 7 (3 January 2022)|
|BDO majors – best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Winner (3): 2017, 2018, 2019|
|World Masters||Winner (2): 2015, 2016|
|World Darts Trophy||Winner (1): 2018|
|Finder Masters||Winner (3): 2015, 2016, 2018|
|PDC premier events – best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Quarter Final: 2020|
|World Matchplay||Semi Final: 2019, 2020|
|World Grand Prix||Semi Final: 2019|
|UK Open||Last 64: 2020, 2021|
|Grand Slam||Semi Final: 2019|
|European Ch'ship||Last 32: 2019|
|Premier League||Winner (1): 2020|
|Players Ch'ship Finals||Last 16: 2019|
|Masters||Last 24: 2021|
|World Series Finals||Quarter Final: 2020|
|Other tournament wins|
|Lazenby Open 2014|
Middlebeck Open 2014
Northumberland Open 2012
Staithes Open 2009
Teesside Open 2011
Thornaby Open 2009
Glen Durrant (born 24 November 1970), nicknamed "Duzza", is an English professional darts player who currently plays in Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) events. He previously won the BDO World Darts Championship three times consecutively from 2017 to 2019. He is also a two-time World Masters and three-time Finder Darts Masters champion. After switching to the PDC in 2019, Durrant secured his maiden PDC major title by winning the 2020 Premier League.
Although he began playing in 1985, Durrant's first major appearance was in the 2004 Winmau World Masters, where he lost out in the early stages to Dietmar Burger. He would have more success the following year however. Two consecutive 3-0 wins put him in the last 32 and this was followed by a 3–1 win over Anthony Miera, to set up a last 16 match against Martin Adams. Durrant almost pulled off a famous victory but lost out 2–3.
Durrant has appeared in the PDC's UK Open on three occasions. In 2005, he won his opening match against Darren Moulsley before losing a deciding leg against Ray Cornibert in the last 64. In 2009, Durrant defeated Graham Usher and John McGuirk before losing out to Terry Jenkins 1–9. Durrant also qualified for the UK Open in 2012 by winning the Riley's qualifier in Middlesbrough. He drew a fellow Riley's qualifier in Stephen Bunting and lost 0–4 in the preliminary round.
In 2011, Durrant made his third appearance in the Winmau World Masters. Four consecutive wins and losing only three legs put him into the televised stages of the tournament where he defeated Craig Baxter 3–2 in sets in the last 24. In the last 16, he faced 2000 world champion John Walton. A 3–1 win in sets saw an emotional Durrant set up a rematch against Martin Adams, where Adams won 3–1.
Durrant came within one match of qualifying for the World Championship in 2012, but was beaten in the final round by Alan Norris who went on to reach the quarter-finals.
Durrant is a dominant force locally in his own Teesside area and has won the Teesside darts championship 3 times in the last 4 years.
He threw his first competitive nine-dart finish in the England Darts Organisations Grosvenor Casino Tyneside Classic. This was part of a dramatic comeback from 0–4, to win 5–4, against England teammate Garry Thompson in the last 16.
The first major International open tournament win for Durrant came in September 2012, when he recorded victories against Martin Adams, Robbie Green and Martin Atkins, amongst others, before defeating Scott Waites in the final to win the 2012 EDO England Classic and the £3000 first prize. At the same tournament he "did the double" by winning the pairs competition with his playing partner Tony Eccles and also was runner up in the inaugural EDO England Matchplay. After adding the 2012 Jersey Open, Durrant retained the England Classic in 2013.
Durrant made his debut at the World Championship in 2014 as a seeded player. He defeated qualifier Mike Day 3–0 in the first round before losing 4–1 to Norris.
Durrant reached the semi-finals of the Masters in 2014. He survived six match darts en route including four against Scott Mitchell in the quarter-finals (the other two were against Brian Dawson in a previous round), before losing in a deciding leg against eventual champion Martin Phillips having missed one match dart at the bullseye. Durrant then lost to Mitchell in the final of the Jersey Open, televised on Eurosport, having led 5–3 in a race to six and missed three match darts.
Durrant's reached the last four of the 2015 World Championship, maintaining a 90+ average in each of his first three wins over Karel Sedláček, Jamie Hughes and Darryl Fitton. In the semi-final, Martin Adams defeated Durrant 6–5, despite Durrant having led 5–4 and missing one match dart to win 6–4, and then leading the deciding set 2–0 in legs and missing two further match darts. The match was lauded as one of the best in the history of the tournament as Durrant averaged 99.57 to Adams` 97.92 and they hit 12 ton+ finishes between them. After the world championships, Durrant approached renowned sports mind coach Stephen McKibben from Northern Ireland, who was accredited with leading Scott Mitchell to world glory. He has worked with Stephen ever since and it has enabled him to win his majors and dominate the BDO world tour.
Durrant had a fine 2015 on the BDO Circuit and has picked up the English Classic, English Matchplay, Welsh Open, Denmark Open and Isle of Man classic titles, and was finalist in the Scottish Open, Isle of Man Open, English Open and British Classic. He also helped his country to win the WDF World Cup team title.
Durrant won his first major title with the 2015 World Masters title, after showing superb form throughout the tournament. He defeated the former World Matchplay champion, Larry Butler, 7–3 in the final. Durrant mentioned about how much working with Stephen has changed him from a nearly man to a major winner.
His second major BDO title came in December when he won the 2015 Zuiderduin Masters, beating Martin Adams 5–2 in sets in the final and averaging 100.69.
Durrant entered the 2016 World Championship as the favourite to win the tournament, and won his first two matches without dropping a set, defeating Dean Reynolds and Larry Butler. In the quarter final, the 2013 world champion and eventual winner, Scott Waites, defeated Durrant 5–4, despite Durrant leading 3–1 and 4–2 in sets and being 2–0 up in legs during the seventh set.
Durrant entered the 2017 BDO World Darts Championship as the number 1 seed and won the tournament for the first time, beating Danny Noppert in the final 7–3. Durrant had a pressure filled tournament, and contacted his mind coach Stephen McKibben after a near miss against Paul Hogan. Durrant excelled in the rest of the tournament, dominating his remaining games.
Durrant experienced his most successful season to date as he reached final of every major, successfully defending the BDO World Darts Championship. Through the year he won the BDO World Trophy for the first time, lost in the final of the Winmau World Masters and won the Finder Darts Masters.
Despite being the reigning Lakeside champion. Durrant was seeded number 2 for the 2019 BDO World Darts Championship and defeated Mark McGrath, Scott Baker, Kyle McKinstry, Jim Williams and Scott Waites in the final to once again retain the championship. He is the only player since Eric Bristow to win the championship three years in a row.
On 15 November 2018, Durrant announced his intentions to enter the PDC Q-School in January regardless of his performance in the BDO World Championship due to there being no penalties from the BDO, unlike previous years. He lost in the last 128 round at the first two days of Q School to Darren Herewini and Vince Tipple, collecting two points on the Q School Order or Merit. Durrant did better on the third day, but lost at the final hurdle to Reece Robinson.
On 21 January 2019, Durrant survived match darts from Matthew Dennant before going on to reach the last 32 and seal his two-year PDC Tour Card via the UK Q-School Order of Merit.
Following Gary Anderson's withdrawal from the 2019 Premier League, Durrant was selected as one of nine 'contenders' to replace him. He would play a one-off match against Daryl Gurney on night two in Glasgow which he lost 7–3.
At the second PDC Players Championship event in 2019, Durrant made his first PDC final after he beat Joe Cullen 7–4 in the semi-final. He hit a 170 checkout to stay in the match against Dave Chisnall, but eventually lost the final 8–7. The following week, Durrant would claim his first PDC title in just his fourth Pro Tour event, dispatching Dimitri Van den Bergh 8–3 in the final. On 18 May 2019, Durrant clinched his second PDC title at Players Championship 15 after a series of impressive performances on the day, beating Darius Labanauskas 8–1 in the final, having already dismissed World number 1 Michael van Gerwen 7–2 in the semi final. At the World Matchplay in July, Durrant advanced to the semi-finals, a run which included wins over Adrian Lewis, van Gerwen and James Wade.
On his debut at the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship, Durrant lost 5–1 in the quarter finals to Gerwyn Price.
In October 2020, Durrant won the 2020 Premier League on his debut appearance in the tournament, beating Nathan Aspinall in the final after surviving four match darts against Anderson in the semis. Durrant also topped the league phase, making him the third player to do so after van Gerwen the previous seven years and Phil Taylor the eight years previously. Two weeks after winning the Premier League, Durrant contracted COVID-19, forcing him to miss a couple of tournaments.
At the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship, Durrant lost 4–3 in the fourth round to Dirk van Duijvenbode. Durrant was selected to compete in the 2021 Premier League Darts, but endured a nightmare defence, losing all 9 of his matches, and being eliminated with 2 matches to spare. Durrant's struggles continued, as he suffered first-round defeats at both the 2021 World Matchplay and the 2021 World Grand Prix, posting a 58.02 average in defeat to José de Sousa at the latter tournament.
At the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship, Durrant suffered a 3–0 whitewash to William O'Connor in the second round.
|Premier League (1–0)|
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score[N 1]|
|Winner||1.||2020||Premier League||Nathan Aspinall||11–8 (l)|
|World Championship (3–0)|
|Winmau World Masters (2–1)|
|Zuiderduin Masters (3–0)|
|BDO World Trophy (1–0)|
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score[N 1]|
|Winner||1.||2015||Winmau World Masters (1)||Larry Butler||7–3 (s)|
|Winner||2.||2015||Zuiderduin Masters (1)||Martin Adams||5–2 (s)|
|Winner||3.||2016||Winmau World Masters (2)||Mark McGeeney||6–3 (s)|
|Winner||4.||2016||Zuiderduin Masters (2)||Jamie Hughes||5–3 (s)|
|Winner||5.||2017||World Darts Championship (1)||Danny Noppert||7–3 (s)|
|Winner||6.||2018||World Darts Championship (2)||Mark McGeeney||7–6 (s)|
|Winner||7.||2018||BDO World Trophy||Michael Unterbuchner||10–7 (l)|
|Runner-up||1.||2018||Winmau World Masters||Adam Smith-Neale||4–6 (s)|
|Winner||8.||2018||Zuiderduin Masters (3)||Richard Veenstra||5–3 (s)|
|Winner||9.||2019||World Darts Championship (3)||Scott Waites||7–3 (s)|
|PDC Ranked televised events|
|PDC World Championship||Non-PDC||QF||4R||2R|
|World Grand Prix||Non-PDC||SF||1R||1R|
|European Championship||Not held||Non-PDC||1R||WD||DNQ|
|Grand Slam of Darts||Not held||DNQ||2R||QF||RR||SF||RR||DNQ|
|Players Championship Finals||Not held||Non-PDC||3R||1R||DNQ|
|PDC Non-ranked televised events|
|Premier League Darts||NYF||Non-PDC||C||W||10th|
|World Series of Darts Finals||Not held||Non-PDC||DNQ||QF||DNQ|
|BDO Ranked televised events|
|BDO World Championship||DNQ||2R||SF||QF||W||W||W||Non-BDO|
|BDO World Trophy||Not held||1R||QF||2R||QF||W||Non-BDO|
|Winmau World Masters||Prel.||4R||DNQ||QF||5R||6R||SF||W||W||QF||F||Non-BDO|
|Finder Darts Masters||DNQ||W||W||RR||W||Non-BDO|
|Performance Table Legend|
|DNP||Did not play at the event||DNQ||Did not qualify for the event||NYF||Not yet founded||#R||lost in the early rounds of the tournament|
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
|QF||lost in the quarter-finals||SF||lost in the semi-finals||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|