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Steve Alker
Personal information
NicknameThe Snakeman
Born (1964-02-14) 14 February 1964 (age 57)[1]
Cardiff, Wales
Home townPontyberem, Llanelli
Darts information
Playing darts since1985
Darts10g Unicorn
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on music"Real Wild Child (Wild One)" by Iggy Pop
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO1998–2005, 2007–2019
PDC2005–2006
BDO majors – best performances
World Ch'shipLast 32: 2001
World MastersLast 32: 2002, 2016, 2017
PDC premier events – best performances
World Ch'shipLast 16: 2006
UK OpenLast 32: 2005
Other tournament wins
TournamentYears
Welsh Open1998

Steve "Snakeman" Alker (born 14 February 1964) is a Welsh retired professional darts player who competed in British Darts Organisation and Professional Darts Corporation events.

Career

Alker won the 1998 Welsh Open, beating Colin Monk in the final. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2000 British Open. He played in the 2001 BDO World Darts Championship and 2002 Winmau World Masters but lost in the first round of both tournaments.

At the 2005 UK Open, where starting in the Preliminary Round, he went on to win five matches, including a victory over Kevin Painter before losing to Phil Taylor in the fifth round. In the 2006 PDC World Darts Championship he reached the last 16, beating Alan Caves and Denis Ovens before losing to Wayne Jones.

Alker quit the BDO in 2019.

Personal life

Alker and his wife were convicted in 2016 of animal welfare offences and banned from keeping animals for ten years.[2]

World Championship results

BDO

PDC

References

  1. ^ "Snakeman cooks Ovens' goose". New Zealand Herald. 29 December 2005. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Former darts champion Steve 'Snake Man' Alker and wife banned from keeping animals for 10 years". www.heraldscotland.com. Retrieved 17 June 2020.