Jun 27 2012

Welcome to The Official Site of Stuart ‘KO’ Kellett!

Stuart Kellett LogoThis is the new homepage of Stuart ‘KO’ Kellett, Winmau Masters finalist, and now PDC Darts Professional.

After winning a PDC Tour card in 2012, Stuart has already moved up to 78th in the PDC Rankings (which is a 2 year rolling system, so plenty of time to move right up that!), and qualified for the 2013 world championships coming through a tough qualifier field in Barnsley.

Stuart has already taken some big name scalps, and is starting to settle into the new ‘professional’ regime of the PDC floor tournaments.

With his first experience of a PDC TV tournament under his belt (UK Open in Bolton), he has now also qualified for one of the big money European Tour events – the European Darts Open in Germany in July. With a proven darts management team behind him (MDA and Mitchell promotions, who also look after Dean Winstanley and Justin Pipe), Team Kellett is now looking to ‘KO’ his opposition and shoot up those rankings. Get in touch if you wish to be part of that team as a sponsor.

Feb 21 2015

Final Three 2015 UK Open Qualifiers

UK Open qualifiers again in Wigan, and each of the three £50,000 PDC ProTour event features over 200 players, with PDC Tour Card Holders joined by PDPA Associate Members as the second day of the weekend’s treble-header.

Another three day ‘weekend’ of darts for Stuart, as he continues with the second half of the UK Open Qualifiers.  After a disappointing first three days, and no money yet won towards qualification, Stuart will want some better luck and results to see him earn at least £500 which may be enough to qualify for the TV finals in Minehead.

Coral UK Open Qualifier Four
Friday February 20, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan

Round 1:   Stuart Kellett 6-1 Kevin Voornhout
Round 2:   Stuart Kellett 6-4 Terry Roach
Round 3:   Stuart Kellett 6-2 Dean Winstanley
Round 4:   Terry Jenkins 6-1 Stuart Kellett

A much better qualifier in Wigan today, with the £500 earned which may see Stuart safe for Minehead.  He will want to add to that over the next two days to make sure though.

Coral UK Open Qualifier Five
Saturday February 21, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-5 Pete Dyos
Round 2:  
Stuart Kellett 6-5 Dean Winstanley
Round 3:  Stuart Kellett 6-5 Matt Clark
Round 4:  Eddie Dootson 6-3 Stuart Kellett

With another £500 won on day 2, Stuart will be in Minehead – so he can relax on the last qualifier and see how much more he can add to the £1,000 already won.

Coral UK Open Qualifier Six
Saturday February 22, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett Bye
Round 2:  
Colin Osborne 6-5 Stuart Kellett

Stuart ends his qualification on £1,000, which puts him 65th in the order of merit for Minehead, which is live on ITV4.  If you are interesting in sponsoring him and have your patch on TV, get in touch.

Feb 14 2015

2015 German Darts Championships

After a disappointing first three UK Open qualifiers, it was much better news for Stuart as he started in the line-up for the first PDC European tour event, the German Darts Championshps.  With £115,000 prize money on offer, and a huge £25,000 first prize, a few wins can mean a lot to the rankings, which would be a great confidence booster for Kellett.

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-4 Daniel Zygla

It’s not the best KO has played, but the first round win is really important, and he goes on to Saturday’s last 32 round.

Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 0-6 Stephen Bunting

Unfortunately it’s one of those nights when doubles just won’t go in, 0/7 means Stuart goes no further.

german darts championship

Feb 08 2015

UK Open Qualifiers 1 to 3

The PDC have concentrated the UK Open qualifiers into two long weekends of three events, each being a £50,000 tournament, featuring over 200 players!  PDC Tour Card Holders are joined by PDPA Associate Members in bidding to qualify for March’s Coral UK Open Televised Finals.

The first three day qualifier had the players gather in a packed hall in Wigan…

UK Open Qualifier 1

Round 1:  Bye
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 2-6 Terry Temple

UK Open Qualifier 2

Round 1:  Bye
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 5-6 Mark Frost

UK Open Qualifier 3

Round 1:  Bye
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 3-6 mensur Suljovic

Stuart will be hoping for better form and luck the next three qualifying events, as he’ll need to earn all his qualifying money in those events if he is to reach Minehead.

Dec 20 2014

William Hill World Championships 2015

It turned out to be a disappointing world championships for KO this year, as he never showed his true skill on the big Alexandra Palace stage, going out the to the qualifier and prelim winner Sascha Stein from Germany.

Round 1:  STUART KELLETT 1-3 SASCHA STEIN

Match Information
First Set 0-3 - Could we be in for another shock on our hands? Stein makes a flying start, although Kellett is way below par, and misses six darts at double when losing the set.
Second Set 3-2 – Kellett escapes with the set that goes all the way. Stein threw for the set after a break, but crucially missed a dart at tops to go 2-0, and although Kellett his five when going for 52, he recovered to hit double 16 with his last dart.
Third Set 2-3 – Another close call but this time it’s Stein who prevails. Stein missed another six darts at doubles but his double 8 still made it 1-1. Stein then hits 180 to leave 57 and cleans it up, before a 14-darter puts him 2-1 ahead.
Fourth Set 2-3 – More late-night drama again as Stein books a dream place in the second round at the fourth time of asking having missed three match darts. Kellett extended the match with the first ton-plus finish of the match but Stein responded by taking out 79 on the Bull.

Match Stats

Stuart Kellett 1-3 Sascha Stein
19 100+ 21
2 140+ 14
1 170+ 0
3 180 2
73.08 Average 79.34
108 High Finish 81
3 Breaks of Throw 5
7/17 – 41% Checkout % 11/38 – 29%
Stuart Kellett world championships

Stuart Kellett at the Ally Pally (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Dec 03 2014

World Championships Draw

THE draw for the William Hill World Darts Championship first round was made at 12.30pm today (Tues 2nd Dec).

The 72 player tournament will be held from December 18-January 4 at London’s Alexandra Palace, with play spanning the festive period live on the Sky Sports Darts channel.  The preliminary round draw was made in advance of the first round draw, pitting the International Qualifiers against each other as they bid to win through to the first round proper.

Stuart will be seeded 32nd due to Richie Burnett having to pull out, and was draw against the winner of the prelim between Kim Viljanen (Finland) and Sascha Stein (Germany).  The TV schedule is yet to come, so we’ll update once we know when KO will be playing live on Sky Sports Darts.

William Hill World Darts Championship
First Round Draw

Michael van Gerwen (1) v Joe Cullen
Stuart Kellett (32) v Viljanen/Stein
Terry Jenkins (16) v John Weber
Justin Pipe (17) v Lawrence Ryder
Dave Chisnall (8) v Ryan De Vreede

William hill world championships

William hill world championships

Paul Nicholson (25) v Benito van de Pas
Robert Thornton (9) v Andrew Gilding
Ronnie Baxter (24) v Mackenzie/Gurney
Peter Wright (5) v Gerwen Price
Andy Smith (28) v Ronny Huybrechts
Andy Hamilton (12) v Dave Richardson
Steve Beaton (21) v Kyle Anderson
Gary Anderson (4) v McGrath/Kirchner
Jelle Klaasen (29) v Christian Kist
Wes Newton (13) v Perez/Reyes
Kevin Painter (20) v Koltsov/Muramatsu
Phil Taylor (2) v Jyhan Artut
Mark Webster (31) v Ron Meulenkamp
Ian White (15) v Haavisto/Michael
Kim Huybrechts (18) v Mickey Mansell
Simon Whitlock (7) v Darren Webster
Dean Winstanley (26) v Wayne Jones
Mervyn King (10) v Max Hopp
Vincent van der Voort (23) v John Henderson
James Wade (6) v Jamie Lewis
Stephen Bunting (27) v Wattimena/Marijanovic
Brendan Dolan (11) v Arendse/Hon
Michael Smith (22) v Mensur Suljovic
Adrian Lewis (3) v David Pallett
John Part (30) v Keegan Brown
Raymond van Barneveld (14) v Rowby-John Rodriguez
Jamie Caven (19) v Jason Hogg

Preliminary Round Draw
Christian Perez (Philippines) v Cristo Reyes (Spain)
Jani Haavisto (Finland) v John Michael (Greece)
Nolan Arendse (South Africa) v Alex Hon (Hong Kong)
Boris Koltsov (Russia) v Haruki Muramatsu (Japan)
Kim Viljanen (Finland) v Sascha Stein (Germany)
Mark McGrath (New Zealand) v Scott Kirchner (USA)
Jermaine Wattimena (Netherlands) v Robert Marijanovic (Croatia)
Scott Mackenzie (Hong Kong) v Daryl Gurney (Northern Ireland)

Oct 06 2014

Player Championships Pro Tour Dublin

SATURDAY saw the PDC’s return to Dublin kick off with Players Championship 15 at the Citywest Hotel.

The field of PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members are competing for £50,000 in prize money in the PDC ProTour event.

The tournament is the first of a Players Championship double-header ahead of the start of the partypoker.com World Grand Prix on Monday.

Players Championship 15
Saturday October 4, Citywest Hotel, Dublin

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-2 Steve Hine
Round 2:  
Brendan Dolan 6-3 Stuart Kellett

Players Championship 16
Sunday October 5,  Citywest Hotel, Dublin

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-5 Colin Osborne
Round 2:  Ronnie Baxter 6-4 Stuart Kellett

Two wins for Stuart this weekend, which means money won on each day, £500 towards the rankings.

Sep 17 2014

Sponsorship; Total Hire Backs Stuart Kellett

Total Hire and Sales, Derby

KO Kellett proud to represent Total Hire and Sales, Derby

“We are delighted to announce Total Hire and sales are sponsoring  Stuart Kellett for a second year on the PDC tour.

Speaking after the signing “KO” delighted with the backing said

“It has not been the best year on the pro tour this year but I have qualified for the worlds and I am determined to fulfil my potential. I would like to thank Carl (MD of total hire) for the support and look forward to my visit to one of  the 7 stores”.

 

Visit their site here – http://www.totalhireandsales.co.uk/

 

Sep 15 2014

Pro Tour; Kellett Back in Action in Crawley

After what seems an age, the players of the PDC elite pro tour got back to business this weekend, with the 128 players travelling to Crawley to take part in a double header player championships event.

Players Championship 13
September 13 2014, K2 Centre, Crawley

Round 1: Joe Murnan 6-2 Stuart Kellett

Players Championship 14
September 14 2014, K2 Centre, Crawley

Round 1: Stuart Kellett 6-3 Colin Osborne
Round 2: Stuart Kellett 6-5 Andrew Gilding
Round 3: Steve Beaton 6-2 Stuart Kellett

Not a good start to the 2nd half of the season, but Stuart got back into winning ways on day 2, picking up £500.

Jun 16 2014

Three Days of Darts in Coventry; Euro and ProTour

Three Days of Darts in Coventry; Euro and ProTour

THE PDC ProTour continues with another player champs event weekend at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry – back to a venue which hasn’t been used for some time.

The £50,000 tournament features a combination of PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members competing for the £10,000 first prize.

Unfortunately Stuart lost a close game in the Friday night European Tour qualifier going out 6-5 in round 2 to Jay Foreman.  Still two days of darts to look forward to, and two opportunities to improve Stuarts place in the rankings…

Players Championship 11
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Saturday June 14

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-5 Justin Pipe (12)
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 6-4 Keegan Brown
Round 3:  Stuart Kellett 3-6 Ronnie Baxter (21)

Players Championship 12
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Sunday June 15

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-2 Terry Temple
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 6-? Vincent van der Voort (25)
Round 3:  Stuart Kellett 6-2 Kim Huybrechts (8)
Round 4:  Stuart Kellett 6-2 Jamie Lewis (24)
1/4 Final:  Michael van Gerwen (1) 6-1 Stuart Kellett

Stuart has a great second day in Coventry, taking out three seeds, before losing to the world number one.  A good day at the office with £1,500 won, and a total of £2,000 on the rankings from the weekend.

May 04 2014

Players Championship 7&8 In Wigan

Players Championship 7&8 In Wigan

This weekend sees the stars of the PDC do battle in Players Championship 7 and 8 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan. The two £50,000 tournaments features 128 players, with PDC Tour Card Holders joined by PDPA Associate Members.

Play as always commences at 12pm, with the draw being made at 11am following the close of registration, and featuring 32 seeds from the One-Year ProTour Order of Merit.

Players Championship 7 Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett (26) 6-3 Denis Ovens
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 6-0 Terry Temple
Round 3:  Antonio Alcinas 6-4 Stuart Kellett

Players Championship 8 Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan

Round 1:  Michael Barnard 6-5 Stuart Kellett (24)

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