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Shayne Burgess
Personal information
NicknameThe Bulldog
Born (1964-06-01) 1 June 1964 (age 56)
Hastings, East Sussex, England
Home townHastings, East Sussex, England
Darts information
Playing darts since1978
Darts19gms Elven
Walk-on music"Place Your Hands" by Reef
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO1988–1994, 2012–2014
PDC1994–2008, 2018
BDO majors – best performances
World Ch'shipLast 32: 1994
World MastersQuarter Final: 1993
PDC premier events – best performances
World Ch'shipSemi Final: 1999
World Matchplay3rd Place: 1994
World Grand PrixRunner Up: 1999, 2000
UK OpenRunner Up: 2003
Other tournament wins
BDO Gold Cup
Pacific Masters
Witch City Open
Ireland Spring Classic
German Open
N.Ireland Open
1999, 2000
Other achievements
Nine dart finish at Eastbourne Open, 2001
Updated on 16 April 2019.

Shayne Burgess (born 1 June 1964) is an English former professional darts player who competed in Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) tournaments.


Early career

Burgess reached the quarter finals of the British Open in 1992 and the quarter-finals of the Winmau World Masters in 1993. Burgess switched to the PDC (then known as the WDC), and reached the semi finals of the 1994 World Matchplay in his first televised event in the WDC.[citation needed]

Peak years

He reached the semi finals of the 1999 PDC World Championship, when he lost a 4-5 in to Peter Manley, and the quarter finals of the 2000 PDC World Championship. Burgess also finished as runner-up in both the 1999 and 2000 World Grand Prixs, losing to Phil Taylor in both finals.[citation needed]

Aside from achieving a 9-dart finish at the Eastbourne Pro event in February 2001, Burgess' form declined for a couple of years after his 1998-2000 peak. However, Burgess then suddenly reached the final of the inaugural UK Open in 2003, again losing to Taylor.[1]

Return to BDO

In 2008, after years of a big decline in his form, Burgess left the PDC circuit. In 2011, Burgess was playing on the BDO circuit, and he hit the second 9-dart finish of his career in September 2012, during a Sussex Super League game.[2] Burgess continues to play for the Hastings team of the Sussex Superleague's East Division, along with fellow former PDC player Adrian Gray.[3]

World Championship Results




Career finals

PDC major finals: 3 (3 runners-up)

World Grand Prix (0–2)
UK Open (0–1)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 1999 World Grand Prix England Phil Taylor 1–6 (s)
Runner-up 2. 2000 World Grand Prix England Phil Taylor 1–6 (s)
Runner-up 3. 2003 UK Open England Phil Taylor 8–18 (l)

Performance timeline

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
BDO World Championship DNQ L32 No longer a BDO Member DNQ
Winmau World Masters L32 QF DNP L32 DNP L272 DNP L32
PDC World Championship NYF DNP L24G L24G L24G QF SF QF L32 L16 L32 DNP
World Matchplay NYF SF L16 L32 L16 L32 QF L16 L32 L32 DNP
World Grand Prix Not yet founded SF RU RU L16 DNQ DNP
UK Open Not held RU L128 DNP L96 DNP L128 DNP
News of the World Not held L32 Not held
Performance Table Legend
DNP Did not play at the event DNQ Did not qualify for the event NYF Not yet founded L# 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 RU lost in the final W won the tournament


  1. ^ "Burgess Among UK Open Qualifiers". Professional Darts Corporation. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Brilliant Burgess hits nine darter". Bexhill Observer. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "PDC World Championships". Shayne Burgess. Darts Database. Retrieved 11 October 2014.