The Bull at the 2014 European Championships

Terry Jenkins 2014 European Championships runner up

Terry Jenkins 2014 European Championships runner up (Pic Lustig/PDC)

Terry Jenkins good form in 2014 has continued this weekend, with some great darts thrown during the European Championships in Germany.

The 888.com sponsored European Championship is taking place at the RWE Sporthalle in Muelhei

m, Germany from October 24-26, and the 32-player event features a £250,000 prize fund as the players compete across three days for the title.

Terry didn’t exactly have an easy draw, up against a very in-form Gary Anderson Game 1, and the tough draw continued, with Terry having to beat Robert Thornton, and Lakeside World Champion Stephen Bunting, before beating his good friend Mervyn King in the semi final.

Round 1:  Terry Jenkins 6-5 Gary Anderson
Round 2:  Terry Jenkins 10-8 Robert Thornton
1/4 Finals:  Terry Jenkins 10-7 Stephen Bunting
Semi Final:  Terry Jenkins 11-8 Mervyn King
Final:  Terry Jenkins 4-11 Michael van Gerwen

Terry Jenkins celebrates at the European Championship darts

Terry Jenkins celebrates at the European Championship darts (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Terry Jenkins walk-on 2014 European Championships finals

Terry Jenkins walk-on 2014 European Championships finals (Pic Lustig/PDC)

Terry Jenkins, 2014 UK Open Finalist!

Terry Jenkins, 2014 UK Open Finalist!

After a fantastic three days in Minehead, Terry Jenkins won his way into the final of the 2014 UK Open, showing fantastic form on his way there, beating the current world number 1, Michael van Gerwen in an amazing semi-final in front of 3,000+ fans.

Terry also had to beat a string of great players along the way, including Stuart Kellett, James Wade and Brendan Dolan.

Unfortunately the final turned out to be just one game to far, as Terry missed out on the title, losing out in his 8th major final against a very impressive Adrian Lewis, who never really let Terry into the game.

Terry celebrates his quarter final win on the big stage

Terry celebrates his quarter final win on the big stage (Pic Lustig/PDC)

Results

Round 1:  Terry Jenkins 9-4 Stuart Kellett
Round 2:  Terry Jenkins 9-5 Paul Nicholson
Round 3:  Terry Jenkins 9-8 James Wade
1/4 Final:  Terry Jenkins 10-4 Brendan Dolan

Semi-Finals: Terry Jenkins 10-8 Michael van Gerwen

Match Stats

Terry Jenkins 10-8 Michael van Gerwen
20 100+ 21
17 140+ 8
0 170+ 0
6 180 8
96.65 Average 95.58
116 High Finish 134
4 Breaks of Throw 3
10/23 – 43% Checkout % 8/28 – 29%

Final
Terry Jenkins 1-11 Adrian Lewis

The Bull Hits a 9 Darter at the World Championships!

The Bull Hits a 9 Darter at the World Championships!

A mixed day at the world championships for The Bull this year, as he hit a perfect 9 dart leg, to add himself of the history books.

Jenkins’ joy, though, was short-lived as Laursen won the final set 4-2 in a tie-break.

“I’ve always said that I need to hit nine-darters to win games, but even that wasn’t enough today!” admitted Jenkins, who also hit a 170 checkout during the game.

“I knew I was practising well and I said to my mate beforehand that I thought I was going to hit a nine-darter.

“I felt I played really well but I don’t seem to get those second chances. It was my fault in the last set, but it shouldn’t have gone to the last set and the way I was playing I should have won beforehand.”

Terry Jenkins 9 darter

Terry Jenkins celebrates his 9 darter (Pic Lustig/PDC)

The Bull at the 2013 World Matchplay

Terry Jenkins vs Pieman aves

Terry Jenkins vs Pieman stats (click to see details)

Terry Jenkins joined the other elite 31 darts professionals at Blackpool for the 2013 World Matchplay event, with a huge £100,000 first prize on offer.

The venue is the world famous Winter Gardens, and it’s going to be HOT HOT HOT, with the country going through a heat wave.  The fact the venue is also packed with darts fans, and lit for Sky Sports HD TV just increases the temperature.

Terry takes on his old friend and exhibition partner Andy ‘The Pieman’ Smith in round 1, kicking the event off on the first Saturday night (20th July).

Round 1:  Terry Jenkins 10-3 Andy Smith

While Terry will want to sharpen up his finishing before his next match, his scoring was on the mark, hitting 180’s for fun in his power scoring demonstration.

Round:  Terry Jenkins 12-14 Phil Taylor

What a performance from The Bull!  7-3 down, against the greatest player of all time, and then the Bull began to charge.  Terry 8-9 down on the Taylor throw hits 180, 140, 170, 11 to break to bring it back to 9-9!   Then Taylor misses darts to break back, and Terry makes it 10-9 holding his throw.  TJ keeps it close up until 11-11.. at which point Phil takes out 68 to break, and Terry’s amazing challenge finally looks like it’s over.. BUT Phil misses three darts for 40, and Terry BREAKS!  12-12.   Phil breaks Terry’s heart with a break.. and then holds to win the game.

This performance shows that THE BULL IS BACK, and would like to thank his fans who all #bullieve 

Terry Jenkins world matchplay vs Phil Taylor

So close for a huge win for Terry against The Power (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Terry Jenkins beats the Pieman at the 2013 Matchplay

Terry Jenkins beats the Pieman at the 2013 Matchplay (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Terry and Daniella walkon

UK Masters; Terry Jenkins Results at the 1st Euro Tour Event 2013

European tour UK Masters

European tour UK Masters

Everyone’s favourite raging bull Terry Jenkins started his UK Masters with a very confident 6-1 win against Kevin McDine in Minehead, at the £20,000 top prize event.

This is the first European Tour event of 2013 – with 64 PDC players from across the world taking part.  While it’s not on TV, it is on the big Butlin’s stage where the player championship finals where played, and its still a huge venue packed full of darts fans.

UK Masters Results

Friday 8th March, First round

Round 1:  Terry Jenkins 6-1 Kevin McDine

Saturday March 9 Second Round
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

Round 2:  Terry Jenkins 2-6 Richie Burnett

Terry Jenkins at the 2013 Ladbrokes World Championships

Terry Jenkins at the 2013 Ladbrokes World Championships

Terry starts his world championships campaign on Saturday 15th December, when he takes on Steve ‘The Bomber’ Brown, at approx 3pm in the afternoon session.  The tournament will be watched by millions of darts fans on Sky Sports, and thousands in the Alexandra Palace venue.  Tune in to watch your favourite, The Raging Bull make his attempt to become world champion!

We will update all the scores and results as they happen…

1st Round, Best of 5 sets

Terry Jenkins 3-0 Steve Brown

I nice comfortable first two sets for Terry as he powers his way through them.  Set 3 sees Bomber come back into the game, evening up the set at 2-2, but Jenkins has the throw in what could be the final leg… leaves himself 16 with Bomber back on 111.    And it’s GAME, SET and THE MATCH to The Bull.  Round 2 here he comes.
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2nd ROUND, BEST OF 7 SETS

Terry Jenkins (98.14) 4-1 John Part (89.34)

Terry was outstanding in his second round game against former world champion John Part.  The Bull won nine of the opening 11 legs of the contest in the process of moving three sets up with some brilliant darts.

The three-time World Champion won the fourth set to raise his hopes of mounting a comeback, but Jenkins took the fifth set to progress to a third round clash with Andy Hamilton on Sunday evening.

“I felt very comfortable all the way through that match,” said Terry, who averaged over 98. “I’m very pleased with the way I played, and particularly with my finishing.

“I knew that area of my game had to be good tonight because John usually takes the chances that are given to him. I’m feeling very confident at the moment and I feel my game is in good shape for another good run this year.”

Match Stats

Terry Jenkins 4-1 John Part
26 100+ 23
11 140+ 5
2 170+ 0
6 180 4
98.18 Average 89.34
116, 110, 100 High Finish 107
4 Legs Against Throw 1
57% Finishing % 30%

Third Round, Best of 7 Sets

Andy Hamilton (99.47 2×180) 4-1 Terry Jenkins (100.39 13×180)

Disappointment was written on Terry’s face tonight – his scoring was huge (thirteen 180’s!), but he just missed a few crucial doubles.  Both players hit great averages, and gave us a 3rd round to be proud of.

Match Stats

Andy Hamilton 4-1 Terry Jenkins
32 100+ 27
12 140+ 11
1 170+ 1
2 180 13
99.47 Average 100.39
130 High Finish 120
7 Legs Against Throw 5
52% Finishing % 31%

The Bull in Dublin; Jenkins at the Grand Prix

Terry headed over to Dublin is fantastic form – his practice is really paying dividends at the moment, and he seems to be playing with a new found confidence and agression.

He had a very tough draw though, his first round match against ‘the King’, Mervyn King.   Remember that in the World Grand Prix, it’s a double to start, and double to finish – which can make even the best player look stupid!

 Round 1:  Terry Jenkins (3-1) 1-2 Mervyn King (3-2, 3-2)

First Set
0-1 – King takes the opener to break throw immediately.
1-1 – Jenkins struggles to open but hits a 180 and finishes 126 on the bull to level.
2-1 – Jenkins lands another 180, and finishes 40 by hitting double five and double 15.
3-1 – Jenkins initially misses six darts to open the leg before hitting a 160, and he battles back to win the set on double four.
Second Set
1-0 – Jenkins makes a brilliant start to the second set, hitting 160, 140, 177 and double 12 to win the opener.
2-0 – King misses four darts to level – one at tops, two at double ten and one at double five – as Jenkins steps in to double his advantage and move a leg away from the win.
2-1 – King hits a 180, and when Jenkins misses two match darts he lands double 16 to win the leg.
2-2 – Jenkins misses another match dart, this time at double ten for a 137 checkout, and King posts double 16 again to stay alive.
2-3 – King wins a third straight leg by finishing double eight.
Third Set
0-1 – Jenkins misses double ten and King steps in to take the final set’s opener.
0-2 – Double four from King sees him move a leg away from victory.
1-2 – Jenkins opens with a 160 and makes the initial running, but King fires in a 177 to leave 92. Jenkins misses two darts at double 16, but King misses a dart at the bull and allows him in to post double eight.
2-2 – King is first to a finish but misses double top and ten, and Jenkins hits tops to save the match and force a deciding leg.
2-3 – Jenkins scores the better in a tense decider, but misses two darts at double eight and King lands double ten to take a remarkable victory.

Watch the darts on Livepdc.tv

Watch the darts on Livepdc.tv

Terry on Tour; Results from PDC ProTour 11&12 in Barnsley

The PDC ProTour started up again with the professional players travelling to Barnsley for two more floor tournament events.

Terry showed some great form, hitting MANY 180’s in his games, and throwing some great darts – so watch out for him on TV at the upcoming European Darts Championships!

Terry hit a 107 average in his third round win over Brendan Dolan on Sunday, after winning several games 6-0 on Saturday, and taking out James Wade and Simon Whitlock!

Saturday Results

Round 1:  Terry Jenkins (13) 6-3 Prakash Jiwa
Round 2:  Terry Jenkins 6-0 Magnus Caris
Round 3:  Terry Jenkins 6-0 Dave Ladley
Round 4:  Terry Jenkins 6-2 James Wade
1/4 Finals:  Terry Jenkins 6-3 Simon Whitlock
Semi Finals:  Ian White 6-0 Terry Jenkins

Sunday Results

Round 1:  Terry Jenkins (11) Bye
Round 2:  Terry Jenkins 6-4 James Hubbard
Round 3:  Terry Jenkins 6-1 Brendan Dolan
Round 4:  Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Terry Jenkins

You can watch Terry play in the European Championships on ESPN, as he makes his first round appearance on Friday, about about 10.05pm.  Or see highlights (or live outside the UK) on the official Livepdc.tv site.

Watch the European Darts champs (highlights and live)

Watch the European Darts champs (highlights and live) on Livepdc.tv

German Darts Masters; Terry Jenkins at Euro Tour 4

Terry Jenkins in Germany

Terry Jenkins in Germany (pic PDC Europe)

Terry traveled to Stuttgart to take part in the 4th PDC European Tour event.  The German Darts Masters commenced on Friday with the first round split across two sessions at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart.

The £82,100 European Tour event opens with play in the first round being held on two stages.  All games during the tournament are the best of 11 legs, with each game expected to last around 30 minutes

Terry played his first game against the ‘local’ Germany player Tomas Seyler in round 1, on the main stage in front of the German fans!  That didn’t phase The Bull though, and he ran out a winner to win a minimum £1,000 from the tournament…

Round 1:  Terry Jenkins 6-3 Tomas Seyler

Round 2: Terry Jenkins 6-4 Richie Burnett

A tough game in round 2, but The Bull proved too tough for the Prince of Wales Burnett on this occasion.  Round 3 beckons like a red rag to the BULL!

Round 3:  Terry Jenkins 4-6 Tony West

Terry unfortunately for him played a Tony West who was having a great run, and his tournament ended there.  Barnsley next weekend – so lots more darts to come from The Bull!

Jenkins vs Burnett in Germany

Jenkins vs Burnett in Germany (pic PDC Europe)

Terry Jenkins at the World Matchplay 2012

Terry puts everything into winning from 9-5 down!

Terry puts everything into winning from 9-5 down! (pic Lustig/PDC)

It’s that time, when the players head to sunny (ish) Blackpool for the 2nd most prestigious darts tournament in the PDC calendar, the Betfair World Matchplay.

With £5,000 won for just making the talented last 32, there’s also a lot of prize money on offer for those who can bring their A game.

Terry opened his campaign on the opening night, with a very tough game against the very much fancied Kim Huybrechts, one of a talented pair of brothers from Belgium.

Kim started the game in tremendous form, on a 110 average at the first break.  While other players may have given up, Terry’s fans know The Bull never ever gives in.  Terry upped his game to another level, and won leg after leg to draw level, and then overtake Kim to win the game 11-9.  The game was widely credited with being THE game of the first night, and who knows, maybe the entire first round.

Round 1:  Terry Jenkins 11-9 Kim Huybrechts

“I’m feeling exhausted after that!” said Jenkins. “It was a good game and maybe Kim should have beaten me, but he didn’t miss anything until the end there and I suppose he had to miss at some point.  At 9-5 I told myself to dig in, and I knew that if I could win a leg against the darts that I was probably going to win my legs with the darts the way I was throwing, so I was waiting for Kim to make a little mistake.

I could see that he was probably thinking about winning, and I took my chances when I had them.”

Terry celebrates his win on the Blackpool stage

Terry celebrates his win on the Blackpool stage (Pic Lustig/PDC)

Jenkins now plays five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld, about 9.30pm, on Wednesday 25th July.

Round 2: Terry Jenkins (92.85 ave) 13-10 Raymond van Barneveld

Terry wins an amazing game, showing true bottle once again.  50% check-out average was the big difference.

1/4 Finals:  Terry Jenkins (96.94 ave) 16-12 Adrian Lewis (93.34 ave)
10x 180s and two 121 c/os for Jenkins in his magnificent win!

Jenkins has his head on this afternoon! no laughing n joking.. just pure darts chucking!  Averaging 107 after 6 legs, and 100% c/o rate!    Terry reaches a 10-6 lead still averaging over 102, including 8 maximums!  Lewis shows his world championship form to get back to 11-11.. but then The Bull pushes on again.. with a hold then a break.. 13-11 up.   Head down from that point, the crowd sing Bully’s name as he beats the world champion 16-12!

Semi Final:  Terry Jenkins 15-17 James Wade

The Bull starts fantastically once again, rushing into a 4-1 lead at the first break.   Wade then starts to come to life, and it’s 6-3.. then Wade hits 6 legs in a row.  Terry gave himself a real talking to at the break, and suddenly manages to stuff something in Wade’s spokes.. and wins 2 legs ton the trot.. now only 9-8 to Wade.  It’s a second charge from the Bull, 5 legs in a row!    The break comes at the wrong time, and Wade comes back to break.  Then a 144 for Wade to break.  13-12 to Wade, and then a fantastic 98 c/o and a break for Jenkins makes it all square again.   Wade takes a two leg advantage.. but under massive pressure, The Bull holds and breaks back, 15-15!!  Heartbreak.. Terry misses several darts to hold throw .. and Wade breaks.

Well Terry did all his fans proud in that tournament, every single game entertaining AND showing true bottle and fight.  The BULL IS BACK ON A CHARGE! 

Terry chucking against Wade in the semi final

Terry chucking against Wade in the semi final of the Matchplay (Pic Lustig/PDC)