Today we are focusing on the rise and rise of Middlesbrough’s darting hero that is ‘Duzza’ Glen Durrant.
Durrant continues to perform on the highest level as he continues to win tournaments.
In 2015, Durrant won 8 tournaments including the Welsh Open, Denmark Open, England Classic and of course the big one as he won the Winmau World Masters title after he defeated Larry Butler in the final 7-3 in sets.
Durrant was highly tipped to win the Lakeside in January 2016, he played fantastic in the early rounds, he lost out to Scott Waites 5-4 after taking a big lead against Waites, Waites turned it round to beat Durrant and ended up winning the Lakeside.
Durrant came back stronger later in 2016, he has become a lot more mentally strong after each defeat thanks to a sports psychologist he uses, this year he recently won the Denmark Masters back to playing fantastic darts, beating Ryan Joyce 6-4 in the final.
A few weeks ago he reached the final of the Welsh Open losing out to Scott Mitchell in a last leg decider 6-5.
This weekend is the BDO World Darts Trophy and Durrant is looking in superb form, especially in the Welsh Open he played superb all day beating some fantastic players the highlight was being 3-2 up to Martin Atkins then Atkins broke Durrant to make it 3-3, Atkins went off with 180,100,140 to leave 81 after 9 and ‘Duzza’ replied in typical style with 140,140,180 and after Atkins missed his chance, Durrant nipped in and won the match with an 11 dart leg under maximum pressure.
Durrant had the highest 3 dart average in the BICC (County Darts) rankings with an average of (31.02) and lost just one match all season.
It will be very interesting and exciting to see how Durrant does this weekend in the World Darts Trophy which is being held at the Lakeside this weekend.
It has been mentioned several times that Durrant should consider a move to the PDC with his obvious five star quality, but Durrant has a great job and loves balancing his job with his darts and vowed if he wins the Lakeside he wants to honour his title and stay loyal to the BDO which you must give him massive credit for.
By Tom Beresford