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Darius Labanauskas

Darius Labanauskas
Personal information
NicknameLucky D
Born (1976-07-26) 26 July 1976 (age 42)
Kaunas
Home townKaunas
Lithuania
Darts information
Playing darts since2004
Darts24 Gram Cosmo
LateralityRight-handed
Walk-on musicInfinity 2008 by Guru Josh Project
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO2006–2018
PDC2018–
Current world ranking73
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'shipQuarter Final: 2017
World MastersLast 16: 2015, 2016
World Darts TrophyQuarter Final: 2016, 2018
Finder MastersQuarter Final: 2017
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'shipLast 32: 2019
Other tournament wins
Adeficator Open 2016
Baltic Cup Open 2013
Denmark Open 2016
Estonian Masters 2017
Estonian Open 2012, 2013, 2015
Hal Open 2016
Latvia Open 2017, 2018
Lithuania National Championships 2009, 2011, 2012
Lithuania Open 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
PDCNB Lithuania 2018 (x2)
Polish Open 2015
Riga Masters 2014
Riga Open 2014, 2015
Trakai Castle Cup 2014

Darius Labanauskas (born 26 July 1976, Kaunas) is a Lithuanian darts player who plays in the Professional Darts Corporation events.

Career

BDO

Labanauskas is a three-time Lithuania National Champion and won the Lithuania Open in 2011 and 2013. He also won the Baltic Cup Open in 2013, the Estonian Open in 2012 and 2013, and in 2014 he won the Trakai Castle Cup, the Riga Open and the Riga Masters. He was runner-up in the WDF Europe Cup singles in 2014, losing to Irishman David Concannon in the final. 2014 also saw him reach the final of the Estonian Open, Finnish Open and Baltic Cup Open.

His performances in 2014 helped Labanauskas qualify for the 2015 BDO World Darts Championship outright via his world ranking. He was beaten by Robbie Green in the first round despite hitting a 167 checkout during the match.

Consistent qualification for the BDO World Championship paid off in 2017 as he reached the quarter-finals before losing 5–2 to eventual champion Glen Durrant.

PDC

In 2018 Labanauskas competed on the PDC Nordic & Baltic Pro Tour, finishing in the top two to qualify for the 2019 PDC World Darts Championship.[1] Here he beat Matthew Edgar and Raymond van Barneveld before going out to Adrian Lewis in the last 32 with prize money of £25,000.

This run was followed by PDC European Q-School, where a disappointing first three days in Hildesheim were followed by a fantastic run all the way to the final on Day 4, where Labanauskas beat Vincent van der Meer 5–3 in the final to win a PDC Tour Card for the first time.[2]

World Championship Results

BDO

PDC

Performance timeline

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
BDO World Championship DNQ 1R PR QF 1R PDC
BDO World Trophy DNQ 1R QF 2R QF
Winmau World Masters 2R 6R 6R 3R DNQ
Zuiderduin Masters DNQ RR RR QF DNQ
PDC World Championship Non-PDC 3R
Performance Table Legend
DNP Did not play at the event DNQ Did not qualify for the event NYF Not yet founded #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals SF lost in the semi-finals RU lost in the final W won the tournament

References

  1. ^ Magnussen, Mads Plagborg. "Ally Pally-tickets will be decided today". PDC Nordic & Baltic. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ Murphy, Chris. "Labanauskas wins Tour Card". PDC. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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