Andy Boulton

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Andy Boulton
Personal information
Nickname X-Factor
Born (1973-02-25) 25 February 1973 (age 43)
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Home town Ardrossan, Scotland
Darts information
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music "Juicy Wiggle" by Redfoo
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2004-2015
PDC 2015-
Current world ranking 57
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16: 2008
World Masters Last 16: 2006
Zuiderduin Masters Last 24 Group: 2008
PDC premier events - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 64: 2016
Grand Slam Group Stages: 2015
UK Open Last 16: 2011
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Airdrie European Open
Granite City Open
North Lanarkshire Open
Scotland National Championships
Tyne and Wear Open
2010
2009
2008

2011

2009

Andy Boulton (born 25 February 1973 in Stoke-on-Trent) is an English darts player currently playing for the Professional Darts Corporation. He is nicknamed X-Factor due to appearance on The X Factor in 2012, where he reached boot camp karaoke.

Career[edit]

Boulton made his televised debut in the PDC UK Open in 2005, where starting at the preliminary round, he reached the third round, with waiter Sergio Bongiovanni amongst his victims. He was drawn against rising star Colin Osborne and lost 5-1.

Boulton played in the 2006 Winmau World Masters, beating three previous opponents before defeating Tony O'Shea in the last 32 stage. He evantually lost to Martin Adams in the last 16. He then played at the 2008 BDO World Darts Championship, causing a big upset in the first round, beating Martin Atkins before losing to Ted Hankey in the second round.

In March 2008, Boulton won the unranked North Lanarkshire Open, beating Robert Thornton in the final.

Boulton qualified for the 2009 UK Open as a pub qualifier. He beat Darren Latham 6-5 in the first round, before losing 4-6 to Wes Newton in the second round. Later that year, he claimed the Granite City Open title in Aberdeen, beating former world champion John Walton in the final.

Boulton was a stand-by qualifier for the 2011 BDO World Championship, and progressed to the first round after Martin Adams - who was already assured of a place at the Lakeside - won the Winmau World Masters. Boulton was defeated in the first round 3-0 by Robbie Green.

In 2011, Boulton won the Scotland National Championship, and again qualified for the UK Open.[1]

Andy crossed over to the PDC in 2015 through the Q School Order of Merit with 20 points. Andy also qualified for the German Masters.

The X Factor is currently sponsored by Showtime Darts, who helped to design and manufacture his new signature darts.

Private life[edit]

Boulton supports Stoke City F.C. He has three children - Lloyd, Ebony, and Bailey.[2]

World Championship Performances[edit]

BDO[edit]

PDC[edit]

References[edit]

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