19 Facts About Andy Jenkins


Andrew Jenkins was born on 11 March 1971 and is an English professional darts player who competes in Professional Darts Corporation events.


Andy Jenkins was nicknamed "Rocky" due to his rough personality.


Andy Jenkins has reached high rankings in the PDC, but has never won a major tournament.


In 2009, Andy Jenkins was given a PDC ban for almost two years for an assault on Terry Andy Jenkins during a non-televised PDC tournament.


Andy Jenkins began his career playing in British Darts Organisation competitions and had some success in the open events.


Andy Jenkins took the Embassy British Gold Cup Singles in 1994, England Open in 2000, Swiss Open and Japan Open in 2001 and the Isle of Man Open in 2002.


Andy Jenkins made his debut at the Lakeside Country Club in 1995, and managed only one win in his seven consecutive appearances.

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Andy Jenkins decided to switch to the Professional Darts Corporation in 2002 where his first round jinx continued - he lost to number nine seed Denis Ovens at the 2002 PDC World Championship.


Andy Jenkins rose steadily up the world rankings after joining the PDC and was seeded 10th for the 2003 World Championship.


At the 2005 World Championship, Andy Jenkins finally notched up a victory over Peter Evison, who had played dreadfully, averaging just 67.34 for the match.


Andy Jenkins went into the 2007 World Championship as the number 12 seed.


Andy Jenkins finally managed a decent run to justify his consistent high ranking, putting out highly fancied Adrian Lewis in the last 16 on his way to the semi-final.


Andy Jenkins has had more success away from the World Championships.


Andy Jenkins reached the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in 2002 and the semi-finals of the UK Open in 2004 - losing to John Part on both occasions.


Andy Jenkins received a suspension from the tour following misconduct at the PDC's German Open event.


Andy Jenkins beat Phil Taylor at the 2008 Grand Slam of Darts but went out in the last 16 to Simon Whitlock.


Andy Jenkins suffered a first round exit in the 2009 PDC World Championship, losing to Co Stompe.


Andy Jenkins lost in the first round of the 2010 World Championship to Peter Manley.


Andy Jenkins was due to participate in the 2010 Players Championship Finals, but due to his ban, his place in the draw was taken by Manley.