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.

Apr 16 2014

Players Championship 5&6 in Wigan

Players Championship 5&6 in Wigan

Saturday and Sunday saw the PDC ProTour weekend in Wigan, with Stuart joining the other 127 elite darts players.

The Robin Park Tennis Centre hosted 128 players over two days, and in each competition as they competed for the £10,000 first prize and £50,000 in total prize money.  The games are ‘behind closed doors’, with no public allowed, and are the real bread n butter of a professional darts player.

It may not be on TV, but the prize money on offer is high, and very important across the year!

Players Championship 5

Round 1: Stuart Kellett (21) 6-4 Nigel Heydon
Round 2:  Kevin Voornhout 6-5 Stuart Kellett

Players Championship 5

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett (23) 6-2 Zoran Lerchbacher
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 6-2 James Hubbard
Round 3:  Ian White 6-0 Stuart Kellett

£750 won over the weekend to add to the ranking points.  

Mar 16 2014

Player Championship Pro Tour Events 1&2

Player Championship Pro Tour Events 1&2

After the UK Open, it’s now time for heads down and back to work on’ the floor’, as Stuart joins the other 127 tour card holders on the PDC ProTour in Barnsley, for two floor tournament events.

This is where the main work is put in for the year, the many floor events behind closed doors across England.  There’s no easy games, with every player earning the tour card to be there.  Stuart is seeded 20th for the first event.

Players Championship 1
Barnsley Metrodome, March 15 2014

Round 1:   Stuart Kellett 6-2 Matt Padgett
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 6-2 Pete Dyos
Round 3:  Stuart Kellett 6-5 Simon Whitlock
Round 4:  James Wade 6-4 Stuart Kellett

A great win against premier league player Whitlock as Stuart has a run to win £1,000 in the first player champs event of the year.  A good start!

Players Championship 2
Barnsley Metrodome, March 16 2014

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-1 Steve Hine
Round 2:  Matthew Edgar 6-1 Stuart Kellett
 

Mar 16 2014

Stuart Kellett at the Minehead UK Open

Stuart Kellett at the Minehead UK Open

The UK Open in Minehead was televised by ITV4, and saw well over 3,000 darts fans pack out the three venues in the Butlins holiday camp.  The multi-board event saw play in the early rounds held across eight stages in the Butlins Minehead Resort, with the 106 professional qualifiers joined by 32 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 5-1 Michael Barnard
Round 2:  Terry Jenkins 9-4 Stuart Kellett

A tough round 2 game for KO, who come up against a Terry Jenkins in fantastic form – Terry won through to the final in the end, showing just how he was playing.

coral uk open

Feb 27 2014

Competition; Win Armageddon Exhibition Tickets!

Competition; Win Armageddon Exhibition Tickets!

On Friday April 25th 2014 Hermitage leisure center will host an 10 man invitational pro darts event consisting of some of the best players in the BDO and PDC.  Luckily for Stuart’s fans, his manager Matt Ward at MDA Promotions has provided some tickets to give away through this, his official site!  The event obviously features Stuart, and some of the cream of the PDC and BDO.

  • Stuart Kellett – Former BDO number 2 and Masters Finalist
  • Dean Winstanley – World runner up, Grand slam semi finalist and 9 dart hero
  • Ricky Evans – World youth runner up
  • Adrian Lewis – X2 World champion
  • Gary Anderson – 2011 Premier league winner
  • Ted Hankey – X2 World champion
  • Daryl Gurney – PDC new boy
  • Dave Chisnall – World number 7 German masters champion
  • Tony O’Shea – 3 Time world runner up
  • Andy Hamilton – Premier league star and world number 6

For full details of the event, see the MDA info page here.

THE PRIZES

We have FIVE prizes to give away, each being a pair of £20 standard tickets for Armageddon 2014 Exhibition.

COMPETITION CLOSED – DRAW BEING MADE

RULES

  • Entries must be in by Friday 14th March, and must include answer, name and postal address
  • One entry per household
  • No cash alternatives
  • Five winners randomly drawn and notified after 14th March
  • Stuart’s representatives decisions are final

Armageddon Poster 2014

 

Feb 22 2014

Kellett Back to Wigan; UK Open Qualifiers 4-6

Kellett Back to Wigan; UK Open Qualifiers 4-6

coral uk openTHE final three Coral UK Open Qualifiers for professional players will be held from Friday February 21- Sunday February 23, featuring over 200 players battling for places in next month’s Televised Finals in Minehead.  Stuart will be hoping for three good events, as every £ goes toward the main ranking, as well as he’ll be hoping for a good run to ensure he can comfortably make the Minehead finals.  £500-£750 will probably be enough, and Stuart has won £750 going into these last three qualifiers.

The weekend will see three tournaments, each worth £50,000, held at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan, with PDC Tour Card Holders joined by PDPA Associate Members in the field for each.

Following Sunday’s Qualifier Six, the leading 96 players (plus ties) from the Coral UK Open Order of Merit will qualify alongside the 32 Rileys Qualifiers to compete in the Coral UK Open Televised Finals at the Butlins Minehead Resort from March 7-9.

Entry lists are below for the three tournaments, which will each commence at 12pm and will be held across 32 boards in Wigan.  All games will be the best of 11 legs, with the leading 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit who have entered being exempt to the Last 128 stage, where they are drawn at random with one player per board.

Updates will be available throughout each event here at the PDC’s official website, www.pdc.tv, as well as through the PDC Live Scores Website,http://live.dartsdata.com, and on Twitter by following @PDCResults.

Qualifier 4 – Friday

Round 1:   Stuart Kellett Bye
Round 2:   Darren Webster 6-4 Stuart Kellett

No money won on Friday, still two more days to go…

Qualifier 5 – Saturday

Round 1:   Stuart Kellett Bye
Round 2:   Stuart Kellett 6-1 Garry Spedding
Round 3:   Stuart Kellett 6-2 William O’Connor
Round 4:   Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Stuart Kellett

£500 won in a better day – unfortunately KO came up against the world number 1 in top form.

Final Qualifier 6 – Sunday

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett Bye
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 6-1 Shaun Narain
Round 3:  Steve West 6-4 Stuart Kellett

Stu bows out, but he’ll be at the finals in Minehead in less than two weeks!  Watch on ITV4.

Feb 14 2014

Stuart Kellett at the Dutch Darts Masters

Stuart Kellett at the Dutch Darts Masters

THE Dutch Darts Masters European Tour event will be held from February 14-16 at the NH Hotel Koningshof in Veldhoven.  The tournament begins on Friday with the 16 games from the first round being held in one session from 3pm local time (2pm GMT).

All games in the main Dutch Darts Masters event will be streamed LIVE & FREE exclusively through the OfficialPDC YouTube Channel,www.youtube.com/OfficialPDC.

Stuart travelled over to Holland with team-mate Dean Winstanley, and they are both ready to do some damage!

KO plays second on day 1 – so it should be about 2.30pm UK time – you can watch on the official stream on YouTube.

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-2 Bernd Roith

Early double troubles don’t stop KO, who powers on from 2-2 to win 6-2 as Roith struggles on his scoring.

Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 6-3 Simon Whitlock

A great result against the world number 3!  95.12 average and four 180′s in front of the big Dutch  crowd.  Stuart rolls on into round 3 tomorrow!

Round 3:  Stuart Kellett 3-6 Wes Newton

Wez is on a roll this weekend, as he beats KO with 104 average. Lots of breaks of throw, but Stuart can’t settle to hold an build on those breaks.

Stu Kellett Dutch Maasters

Stu Kellett Dutch Maasters

Jan 31 2014

Euro Tour 1; German Darts Championships

Euro Tour 1; German Darts Championships

KO is in Germany this Friday, for the first PDC European tour event of the season.  

The £100,000 European tournament will be held from Friday January 31-Sunday February 2 at Halle 39 in Hildesheim, Germany, featuring 48 players.

The whole tournament will be broadcast exclusively through the PDC’s official YouTube channel, with fans worldwide able to watch live and free online.  Play commences on Friday, with the 16 first round games to be played in one session in Hildesheim, before the top 16 seeds enter at the second round stage on Saturday, which features two sessions. 

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 6-3 Fabian Herz
Round 2:  Stuart Kellett 5-6 Paul Nicholson

 

German Darts Championship

German Darts Championship

Dec 15 2013

Stuart Kellett at the 2014 World Championships

Stuart Kellett at the 2014 World Championships

ladbrokes world champs logoThe Ladbrokes World Darts Championship will be held from December 13 2013-January 1 2014 at Alexandra Palace in London, featuring 72 players from around the world and a record first prize of £250,000 from over £1 million in prize money.  Coverage is live on Sky Sports HD throughout the event, with the semi-finals and final being shown in 3D.

Stuart had a very tough first round draw, taking on ‘The Asset, Paul Nicholson, who has much returned to form in the last year.

Round 1:  Paul Nicholson 3-0 Stuart Kellett

Kellett won the opening leg of the contest before losing the next three to Nicholson, who claimed won the opening set with the aid of 97 and 72 finishes.  Nicholson then took the second set without reply after capitalising on missed doubles from the 32-year-old from Northwich, as he took command in the game.  Kellett improved in the third set, which went to a deciding leg, but the set once again fell the way of Nicholson as he hit double eight to cross the finishing line.

Match Information
First Set
1-0 – Both players hit 180s before Kellett takes out a 64 finish to win the first leg against the darts.
1-1 – Nicholson hits back straight away as he posts double eight to break.
2-1 – Both players record maximums once again before Nicholson takes out a 97 finish to lead.
3-1 – Kellett is just off-target with an attempt at bullseye for a 128 checkout and Nicholson clinically takes out 72 in two darts to win the first set.

Second Set
1-0 – Nicholson lands a third 180 before hitting double four after Kellett misses one more dart at bullseye, this time for a 130 checkout.
2-0 – Kellett hits his third maximum but one missed dart at tops proves expensive as Nicholson hits double eight.
3-0 – Nicholson lands another 180 but Kellett is first to a finish. However, one missed dart at double 16 is again costly as the Aussie hits double top to establish a two-set advantage.

Third Set
0-1 – Kellett takes out a 70 finish on double six with his opponent waiting on a two-darter.
1-1 – Nicholson levels thanks to an accurate third dart at double eight, with Kellett waiting on 36.
2-1 – Nicholson moves a leg away from victory thanks to an clinical two-dart 88 finish.
2-2 – One dart at double 18 to win the match goes high of the target from Nicholson and Kellett hits tops to keep his hopes alive.
3-2 – Kellett is unable to take out 127 and Nicholson hits double eight to win the match.

Match Stats

Paul Nicholson 3-0 Stuart Kellett
17 100+ 10
9 140+ 9
0 170+ 0
4 180 4
96.82 Average 95.09
97 High Finish 84
5 Breaks of Throw 2
9/19 – 47.37% Finishing – % 3/11 – 27.27%

Nov 29 2013

Can Kellett KO in Minehead? Player Championship Finals

Can Kellett KO in Minehead?  Player Championship Finals

Stuart at the Player Championships in Minehead

Stuart at the Player Championships in Minehead (Pic Lustig/PDC)

Stuart’s fantastic 2013 continues with KO taking part in the ITV4 televised Player Championship Finals in Minehead.  Stuart is 18th seed (of 32), after winning a great £30,800 in the qualifying floor tournaments.. and that’s one spot AHEAD OF PHIL TAYLOR!

The £250,000 event, televised live on ITV4, will be held across three days at the Somerset complex, with 4,000 fans packing the Butlins Minehead Resort for an action-packed weekend of darts.   The sofa is back, so some lucky fans will be enjoying the special VIP treatment.

The Cash Converters Players Championship Finals, featuring the top 32 players from the 2013 PDC ProTour Order of Merit. As well as being shown in the UK on ITV4, you can find it on RTL7 in the Netherlands, Sport1 in Germany, Fox Sports Australia, OSN across the Middle East and on www.LIVEPDC.TV for International Pass Subscribers.

Cash Converters Players Championship Finals
Friday November 29 - 
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 5-6 Gary Anderson

Heartbreak for Stuart as he loses a 4-1 lead, and Gary hits form late in the game to come back and win.  

0-1 – Kellett hits a 180, and when Anderson misses double 18 and nine, the Cheshire ace finishes double ten to lead.
0-2 – Kellett misses double 18 for a 116 finish, but another miss from Anderson allows him back in to hit the bed at the secone time of asking.
1-2 – Anderson finishes 32 to get off the mark.
1-3 – Kellett hits a 180 to leave 45, initially missing double 16 and eight before punishing two more misses from Anderson – both at tops – by returning to finish double two.
1-4 – Anderson misses another dart at tops, and Kellett pins double 16 to move three legs clear.
2-4 – Anderson hits back by finishing double two.
3-4 – The Scot’s revival continues as he takes out 101 to reduce the gap to one leg.
3-5 – Anderson hits a 177, but Kellett lands double seven to move a leg away from the win.
4-5 – Anderson posts tops to finish 76 as he replies to keep his hopes alive.
5-5 – Kellett is unable to finish 145 for the game, and Anderson takes out 44 on tops to force a deciding leg.
6-5 – Anderson misses three darts at double 16 for victory, but Kellett is unable to hit tops for a 120 finish, and the Scot returns to take out double 16 at the fourth time of asking to complete a fine comeback.

Interview with Tungsten Tales

Nov 06 2013

Kellett Qualifies for the Grand Slam of Darts!

Kellett at the 2013 Grand Slam of Darts!

KO continues his fantastic 2013 year in the PDC, by qualifying for the unique Grand Slam of Darts tournament in Wolverhampton, after coming through a huge field of 180 players in Wigan.

Stuart started his run to qualification with wins over Nathan Richards, Peter Hudson and Ricky Sudale before overcoming 1996 World Champion Steve Beaton with an excellent 4-1 triumph.

The 32-year-old then edged out youngster Ben Ward 4-3 before confirming a debut appearance in Wolverhampton thanks to a 5-3 triumph over Bristol’s Steve Brown.

The tournament sees Stuart play in three group stages – all live on Sky Sports from this Saturday.

WILLIAM HILL GRAND SLAM OF DARTS DRAW
GROUP A
Phil Taylor (1)
Kevin Painter
Paul Nicholson
Stuart Kellett

Saturday November 9 – Evening Session

Game 1:  Stuart Kellett  0-5 Phil Taylor

There’s nothing Stuart can do against a 112 average from the Master in an awesome display – so KO won’t take the loss to heart.

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Groups A-D Second Games

Game 2:  Stuart Kellett 5-4 Kevin Painter

A good battling performance from Stuart, who digs in and comes back to win a very tough game, and it’s his first PDC win on TV, the first of many!

Tuesday November 12 (7pm-11pm)

Groups A-D Final Games

Game 3:  Stuart Kellett 2-5 Paul Nicholson

Unfortunately Stuart nevers seems to find his scoring rhythm tonight, and it’s Paul who goes through to the knock-out stages.

Stuart interviewed after his win over Kevin Painter

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