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Edward Foulkes

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Edward Foulkes
Personal information
Full nameEdward Shoji Foulkes
Born (1990-02-24) 24 February 1990 (age 31)
Naha, Japan
Home townNagoya, Japan
Darts information
Playing darts since2005
Darts21 Gram Dynasty
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on music"Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic or "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi
Organisation (see split in darts)
PDC2020–
Current world rankingScript error: No such module "DartsRankings".
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'shipLast 64: 2021
Other tournament wins
PDJ Japan Championship 2020


Edward Shoji Foulkes (エドワード 昌司 ファウルクス, Foulkes S. Edward, born 24 February 1990 in Naha) is a Japanese–Welsh professional darts player, who currently plays in Professional Darts Corporation tournaments. He is also known as a soft tip darts professional.[1][2] Foulkes was born to a Welsh father, and a Japanese mother.

Foulkes's main occupation is music, and he is also a restaurant manager. He plays the Japanese folk instrument shamisen and sings.[3]

Foulkes was named after his great-grandfather Hugh Edward Foulkes, a professional football player, who made one appearance for the Wales national team in 1931 while also playing in the Football League. His grandfather, also Hugh Edward Foulkes was also a professional sportsman; a golfer who played at Llandudno golf course.[4]

Darts career[edit]

Foulkes began playing darts at the age of 15 at his family-run pub in Okinawa, Japan.[5]

PDC[edit]

He won the 2020 Japanese Championship, qualifying him to compete at the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship.[6] He won his first round match at that championship against Mike De Decker with a 3–0 win.[7][8]

World Championship results[edit]

PDC[edit]

  • 2021: Second round (lost to Brendan Dolan 1–3)

References[edit]

  1. "Interview with Foulkes Shoji Edward PDC World Darts Championship 2021". 12 December 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  2. "SOFT DARTS PROFESSIONAL TOUR JAPAN Edward Shoji Foulkes". 19 December 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  3. "島唄ライブ&沖縄料理 喜納啓子Ohana". 19 December 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  4. "PDC World Darts Championship: Who is Edward Foulkes?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  5. "Interview with Foulkes Shoji Edward PDC World Darts Championship 2021". 12 December 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  6. "Dartn.de Newsflash - Ausgabe Nr. 57". Dartn.de (in Deutsch). 13 October 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  7. "Foulkes produces stunning World Championship debut win over De Decker". Darts News. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  8. "World Darts Championship: Jose de Sousa and Daryl Gurney both through at Alexandra Palace". skysports.com. 17 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.


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