Martin Fitzmaurice

Called TV Nine Darters
Called Major Nine Darters
Highest Called Major average
Highest called TV average
Martin Fitzmaurice

Personal Information

  • Full name Martin Fitzmaurice
  • Nickname The Legend
  • Age 75
  • Date of death 14 April 2016 (Age 75)
  • Residence Colchester, Essex
  • Occupation Sportentertainer
  • Website(s)

More about Martin Fitzmaurice

Martin Fitzmaurice has been the face of the Embassy and all other major televised tournaments which are played under the banner of the BDO and the WDF from 1986-2013. He started calling in the county system and made ​​his tournament debut at the Buckham Oil Open in 1975.

In the exhibition circuit he has worked with Bobby George (5 years), then as a stand-inn for Eric Bristow and Maureen Flowers which together had a show in that period. Then three years with Bob Anderson and over 1,000 shows with Leighton Rees. In more recent years he has worked with nearly every player in England and all over the world. In addition to his career as a caller he is also very active within the BDO and IDPA. The Highlight in the great career of Fitzmaurice comes on January 9, 1990 when Paul Lim hits the first and only 9-darter on stage at the Lakeside Country Club against Jack McKenna. Martin is the referee that match.

In 2013 he is forced into retirement after he made ​​racist comments on stage during the British Internationals. On april 14th 2016 Fitzmaurice passes away. Fitzmaurice will be forever famous as the man with the famous words where many a match started with: "Are you ready? Ladies and gentlemen ... Let's play darts! ... "

Called TV Nine Darters by Martin Fitzmaurice

Date Tournament Thrower Opponent
09/01/1990 World Championship Men 1990