Andy Hamilton (darts player)
Andrew "Andy" Hamilton ( born March 16, 1967 in Stoke -on-Trent ) is an English darts player who stands in the PDC under contract. His nickname is The Hammer, so is his running music "U can not touch this " by MC Hammer.
Hamilton has begun at the age of 16 years with the darts. After the successes have failed to materialize, he took a break of 20 years. His first TV match he played at the UK Open in 2004 where he lost in the first round with 2-5 Eddie Lovely and retired.
In the following years, he reached the semi-finals on several occasions and also the finals of PDC Major tournaments, but so far have not won any of them. Tournament Win reach him, however, at PDC Pro tournaments such as. during the Antwerp Open 2008 With the PDC World Darts Championship 2012 he succeeded the biggest success of his career: He was in the final against the likewise derived from Stoke- on-Trent Adrian Lewis. However, he lost to Lewis clearly with 3-7.
Hamilton's performance at the PDC World Darts Championship in 2012 earned him a wildcard starting place for the 15 game days comprehensive Premier League Darts 2012 a series of tournaments in which he will participate for the first time and compete with seven other top players of the PDC.
Due to the same hometown Hamilton has initially trained with the multiple world champion Phil Taylor. Currently, his regular training partner but Colin Osborne.
Hamilton is married to Kate. With her he has three step-children: Adam, Sarah and Vicky. In his hometown he operated with his wife, the Skylark pub, which has now been sold, so that Hamilton can fully devote his darts career.