Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dave Harrington's PDC World Championship prelim Opponent

 Name: Haruki Muramatsu

Nickname: Hal

Country: Japan

Age: 35

Started Playing: 2002

Style: Right handed

Haruki Muramatsu first qualified for the 2010 PDC World Darts Championship in 2010. He overcame Krzysztof Kciuk (Poland) 4 legs to 1 in the preliminary round and then lost his first round proper tie 3-0 (sets) against Ronnie Baxter.

He again qualified for the PDC World Championship in 2012. He defeated Dennis Nilsson (Sweden) 4 legs to 2 in the preliminary round. In the first round proper he faced the irrepressible Phil Taylor. He was beaten 0-3 (sets) but won 3 legs which included twice breaking Taylor's throw. Post match Phil Taylor was quoted as saying "he would have frightened any pro" the way Muramatsu played.

Muramatsu and Morihiro Hashimoto represented Japan in the 2012 PDC World Cup of Darts but were beaten 2-5 by Sweden in the first round.

This will be a tough preliminary round test for Dave but if he wins he will face an even tougher test in Australia's indisputable No.1 Simon Whitlock !


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