- Full name Phil Jones
- Nickname Champagne
- Age 71
- Date of death 23 March 2018 (Age 71)
- Residence Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
- Occupation Sportentertainer
More about Phil Jones
Phil Jones was the first referee during the first ever World Cup held at Wembley in 1977. He actually started his match (between the eventual champions Wales and France) a few minutes too early just to make sure he was the first one. In the early days of darts Phil refereed nearly every big tournament. He worked with Bobby George for 17 years as they travelled the world together getting as much people as possible interested in darts. In 1993 he followed the top players to SKY television and became their Master of ceremonies. Phil retired after the 2007 Ladbrokes PDC WC and now lives in Las Vegas with his wife. Jones was inducted into the PDC hall of fame in 2007. Jones dies at the age of 71 in March 2018.