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|Born||4 November 2001|
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England
|Home town||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Playing darts since||2011|
|Darts||25g Blue Fin|
|Walk-on music||Fireball by Pitbull ft. John Ryan|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|BDO majors - best performances|
|World Masters||Last 32: 2018 (Youth)|
|PDC premier events - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 96: 2018 (Youth)|
|Other tournament wins|
Career[edit | edit source]
2018[edit | edit source]
In August 2018, Male qualified for the 2018 World Youth Masters, winning through to the last 32 stage. A couple of weeks after this, Male played in the England Youth Grand Prix Finals, after winning one event in his hometown, beating Brad Phillips 5-3 in the final. At the finals event, he was able to navigate the early rounds and reach the final, and fought back from 4-1 down to level at 4-4. He eventually lost 5-4 to Mitchell McCarthy.
Male competed on the Development Tour for the first time in 2018, and qualified for the 2018 PDC World Youth Championship after finishing high enough on the Development Tour Order of Merit, aided by reaching a quarterfinal at the 19th event (on his 17th birthday), with victories against Jarred Cole and Lee Budgen along the way, losing to Geert Nentjes. Other notable victories came against the likes of Ted Evetts and Harry Ward over the weekend. However the following day he lost in the group stage to Kevin Doets (5-4) and Evetts (5-0).
2019[edit | edit source]
Male continues to play on the Development Tour and England Youth circuits. On 14th April, Male won his second England Youth Grand Prix event, and first of 2019, by defeating reigning JDC European Champion Brad Phillips 5-3 in the final. He came close to adding a second for 2019 and third in all at the very next event, losing narrowly to Beau Greaves 5-4 in Durham on 5th May.
In addition to playing Development Tour and England Youth events, Male also began playing on the JDC Junior Darts Tour. His best results came at event #4 (5-1 defeat to James Beeton in the final) and event #6 (quarter final defeat to Coby Swanson). His efforts on the tour led him to a 16th place finish, and a spot in the JDC World Championship Finals, held in Gibraltar in September. However he won’t be able to take part due to the fact that he would have turned 18 years old before the date of the final and couldn’t qualify for it as a result.
At the BDO Youth Festival of Darts in Colchester, Male clinched the British Teenage Open title, winning six games en route, and as a result has earned his place in this year’s Winnau World Youth Masters. On the same day, he also competed in the second Under-18 Challenge Tour event, but lost in the last 16 to England representative Brad Phillips. On the 28th July, Jack clinched a second Grand Prix title of 2019 and a third in all after overcoming Luke Littler 5-3 in the final.
On 11th August, Jack reached his fourth final on the Grand Prix circuit for 2019 in Blackburn, however he could not add a third Grand Prix title of 2019 and a fourth in all as he narrowly lost 5-4 in the final, against Littler.
At the beginning of September Jack attended the England Classic weekend, taking part in various events. The highlight of the weekend for him was reaching the final of the England Boys Matchplay, coming through a tough draw. In the final Male didn’t produce the same form that had carried him through to this point, yet he staged a brilliant fight back from 3-0 down to level the match and force a decider. He just missed out on taking that title as Charlie Manby took a hard fought final by a 4-3 score line. Elsewhere Male reached the last 64 stage of the England Classic, coming from 3-1 down to beat Ritchie Edhouse 4-3, before losing 4-1 to Andy Hamilton.
World Championship results[edit | edit source]
PDC[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Tyne & Wear's Jack Male qualifies for Winmau World Masters – North East Darts". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- 2018 England Darts Youth Grand Prix
- 2018 England Youth Grand Prix Finals
- "2018 Unicorn World Youth Championship L96". PDC.tv. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
- 2019 England Darts Youth Grand Prix
- JDC Junior Darts Tour 4
- JDC Junior Darts Tour 6
- JDC Junior Darts Tour 2019 Order of Merit
- 2019 BDO Youth Festival of Darts Day Two
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