Stephen Bunting is an English professional darts player. He competes in events of the Professional Darts Corporation. He won the 2014 BDO World Championships and is a twice former World Masters champion. He has been called up to the England squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2014 World Cup of Darts in Glasgow.
About Stephen Bunting in brief
Stephen Bunting is an English professional darts player. He competes in events of the Professional Darts Corporation. He won the 2014 BDO World Championships and is a twice former World Masters champion. Bunting won both the British Teenage Open and the World Youth Masters in 2001 and also captured the WDF Europe Youth Cup in 2002. In 2008 he won the Northern Ireland Open, beating fellow Cheshire player Darryl Fitton two sets to nil in the Final. In July 2008 he reached the quarter-finals of the BDO British Classic where he lost to Scotland’s Ross Montgomery live on Setanta. On 21 May 2009 Bunting finished joint fourth in the Dutch Pentathlon in Oosterhout, Netherlands. In September 2011 Bunting played in the England Classic at Bunn Leisure, in Selsey Sussex. He was the defending champion having won the title in 2010. On 22 October 2011 he won his first European event at the Tops of Ghent tournament in Belgium. In the last 256 Bunting defeated Billy Calerts 4–2 in the last 128 round. He then defeated Marcel Blik 4–1 in the final 128 round to win the £2,500 first prize for the second time. He also won the Lancashire county team and newly crowned Romanian Open Champion Joe Murnan 4–3 in the semi-finals. He had a regular regular place in the PDC World Team Darts Championship. He is also a regular in the World Darts Tour and is known as ‘The Bullet’ Bunting has a regular spot in the English County Darts team and is also known as ‘The Assassin’.
He has been called up to the England squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2014 World Cup of Darts in Glasgow. In November 2008 Bunting captured his maiden BDO ranked open title when he winning the NorthernIreland Open. In May 2009 he finished second in the Netherlands Pentathlon with Scott Waites 2nd and Gary Robson 3rd. In August 2009 he won a £2.5,000 prize for his performance in the British Open tournament in Lytham St Annes, beating Dave Chisnall 2–0 in sets. In October 2009 he beat Tony Andrews 5–1 with a per dart average of 30. 27 with a final score of 6–3. In June 2010 he beat Wayne Warren 3–0 to reach the last 32 of the Winmau World Masters on ESPN. He beat Peter Johns from Wales 3-0 in last 32 and played Robbie Green in last 16. In the semi final he defeated Jamie Robinson 6-3 with a average of 29. 10 with a last leg finish of 170 in the fifth leg. He lost 3 sets tonil against Ross Montgomery in the Quarter Finals of the British Classic in July 2008. On 30 September 2011 he beat Steve Gurney 3-1 to win his first PDC European Tour title in Belgium, beating Clive Barden 3-2 and Sam Rooney 3–2.