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|Born||4 October 1974|
|Playing darts since||1995|
|Darts||21 Gram Red Dragon Signature|
|Walk-on music||Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|Current world ranking||17|
|BDO majors - best performances|
|World Masters||Last 272: 2012|
|PDC premier events - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 32: 2017|
|World Matchplay||Last 32: 2018|
|World Grand Prix||Last 32: 2018|
|Grand Slam||Quarter Final: 2018|
|European Ch'ship||Last 16: 2017|
|UK Open||Last 32: 2018|
|Players Ch'ship Finals||Runner Up: 2017|
|World Series Finals||Last 24: 2017|
|Other tournament wins|
European Tour Events
Jonny Clayton (born 4 October 1974) is a Welsh darts player who plays in Professional Darts Corporation events. Clayton won the 2016 Worthingtons Darts Champion of Champions. His performances on the PDC Pro Tour ensured his qualification for the 2017 World Championship for the first time. He is a plasterer by trade. His nickname is The Ferret.
Clayton joined the PDC Pro Tour in 2015 after winning a Tour Card on the final day of Qualifying School. His first quarter-final came at the sixth Players Championship event and he lost 6–1 to Benito van de Pas. Clayton qualified for the Grand Slam of Darts later that year, but despite winning his opening match against Terry Jenkins, he went on to finish bottom of his group.
Clayton's first appearance at the UK Open came at the 2016 edition, but he was defeated 6–3 by James Wilson in the second round. Clayton recorded a quarter-final showing at the eighth Players Championship and reached his first semi-final at the 12th event, but was whitewashed 6–0 by Gary Anderson. A 2–0 victory over Tony Darlow saw Clayton claim the non-ranking Worthingtons Darts Champion of Champions title. He lost 6–3 to Darren Webster in round one of the Players Championship Finals.
Clayton made his PDC World Championship debut in the 2017 event, and came from a set down to beat fellow Welshman Gerwyn Price 3–1 in the first round. He lost 4–1 to Ian White in the second round. Clayton won his first PDC ranking title with Players Championship 22 after beating James Wilson 6-1 in the final.
Clayton got to his first PDC major final at the 2017 Players Championship Finals. He beat Jeffrey de Graaf, Price, Stephen Bunting, Steve Beaton and number 1 seed Rob Cross, before losing out to Michael van Gerwen.
His run to the final saw him break into the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit, meaning that he was a seed at the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship, where he was eliminated by fellow countryman Jamie Lewis.
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score[N 1]||Ref.|
|Runner-up||1.||2017||Players Championship Finals||Michael van Gerwen||2–11 (l)|||
|PDC World Championship||DNQ||2R||1R|
|World Matchplay||Did not qualify||1R|
|World Grand Prix||Did not qualify||1R|
|Grand Slam of Darts||RR||DNQ||QF|
|Players Championship Finals||DNQ||1R||F|
|Performance timeline legend|
|DNP||Did not play in the event||#R||lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(RR = Round robin)
|QF||lost in the quarter-finals|
|SF||lost in the semi-finals||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|
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