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|Full name||Jerry Umberger|
|Born||January 21, 1942|
Malden, Massachusetts, United States
|Home town||Lavelle, Pennsylvania|
|Playing darts since||1963|
|Walk-on music||Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|BDO majors - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 16 1981, 1983|
|World Masters||Last 32 1981|
|PDC premier events - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 24 Group 1994, 1995|
|World Matchplay||Last 16 1994, 1996|
Darts career[edit | edit source]
Throwing American Darts, he was a member of four PA State Dart Championship teams. He won the 1977 championship, and then had back-to-back titles in 1979 and 1980 shooting with John Bobby and Lee Bredbenner.
Turning his attention to the English Pub boards, he competed in four World Professional Darts Championships during the 1980s. There he only managed to win two matches - a first round victory over fellow American Len Heard in 1981, and another first round win over Alan Glazier in 1983.
He failed to qualify again for the World Championship, but following the creation of the World Darts Council (now PDC) - a separate version of the World Championship - started up in 1994. There was initially a heavy reliance on American players to make up the contingent of competitors - and Umberger appeared at the 1994 and 1995 WDC World Championship, but did not progress beyond the initial round robin stage.
Returning to American darting, he won the final of his four State Titles in 1990, shooting with Rick Ney and Rick Koslusky.
Umberger also appeared at the 1995 and 1996 World Matchplay events, losing in the first and second rounds respectively.
American Dart Championships[edit | edit source]
1977 - Playing with Rick Ney, "Primrose" Pete Polinsky, and Mike Maurer
1979 - Playing with John Bobby and Lee Bredbenner
1980 - Playing with John Bobby and Lee Bredbenner
1990 - Playing with Rick Ney and Rick Koslusky
World Championship results[edit | edit source]
BDO[edit | edit source]
- 1981: 2nd Round (lost to Cliff Lazarenko)
- 1982: 1st Round (lost to Doug McCarthy)
- 1983: 2nd Round (lost to Tony Brown)
- 1985: 1st Round (lost to Alan Glazier)
PDC[edit | edit source]
- 1994: Last 24 Group: (lost to Kevin Burrows 3–0) & (lost to Peter Evison 0–3)
- 1995: Last 24 Group: (lost to Ritchie Gardner 1–3) & (lost to Bob Anderson 1–3)
References[edit | edit source]
- Jerry Umberger Player Profile dartsdatabase.co.uk
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