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Ross Montgomery
Personal information
Full name Ross Montgomery
Nickname The Boss
Date of birth 16 October 1962 (1962-10-16) (age 47)
Place of birth , Scotland
Home town Greenhills, East Kilbride, Scotland
Darts information
Playing darts since
Darts -
Laterality Right-handed
Walk-on music I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 2003 - present
Current world ranking 6 (WDF)
7 (BDO)
BDO majors - best performances
World Ch'ship Last 16 2009
World Masters Last 16 2007
Int. Darts League Last 32 Group 2007
Other tournament wins
Tournament Years
Welsh Open
EDO England Open
British Classic

Ross Montgomery (born 16 October 1962) is a Scottish darts player who plays for the British Darts Organisation. His nickname is The Boss.

Darts career

Montgomery plays for the Calderwood Inn in the Rutherglen / East Kilbride Darts League and the Roadhouse in the Glasgow Premier League. He is a multiple time Rutherglen / East Kilbride singles champion, however he lost the 2008 final to Chris Loudon. He regained the title in 2009 with a 4-0 victory over David McLean in the final.

Montgomery qualified for the 2006 BDO World Championships along with players like Brian Woods and eventual champion Jelle Klaasen of The Netherlands. Montgomery was drawn in the first round with another Dutchman Vincent van der Voort, losing 3-1 in sets.

He follow this however by reaching the final of the Scottish Open beating Gary Robson and Michael van Gerwen before losing in the final to Sweden's Goran Klemme, runner up in the 2005 World Masters. He played in the 2007 International Darts League, beating PDC player Chris Mason, Belgium's Dirk Hespeels and avenged his Lakeside defeat by van der Voort to win Group 4 with a 100% record. He wasn't able to repeat his performances in the Last 32 Group Stage, losing all 3 of his games in Group D to Martin Atkins, Scott Waites and group winner Raymond van Barneveld. Montgomery produced a good run in the Winmau World Masters, reaching the last 16 of the tournament, losing to Atkins.

In 2008, Montgomery won the newly created EDO England Open, which was run by the newly formed English Darts Organisation. He scored wins over Johnny Nijs, Ted Hankey, Gary Robson and Edwin Max before beating another Scotsman Gary Anderson in the final. He then reached the final of the inaugural BDO International Open, an event formerly known as the BDO England Open, losing to Davy Richardson. On 26 July 2008 Montgomery won his second event of the year, winning the British Classic, again beating Anderson in the final.

These performances helped Montgomery earn automatic qualification for the 2009 BDO World Championships as the number 10 seed. He defeated Welshman Martin Phillips in the first round but lost in round two to eventual champion Ted Hankey. He entered the tournament the following year as the Number 6 seed, but wasted six darts to win his first round match and lost to Garry Thompson.

American Football

Montgomery played American Football for the Glasgow Diamonds for 11 years and met his wife Dorothy while she was a cheerleader for the team. He was forced to retire through injury and took up darts instead.

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