Date of birth: 11 March 1971
Home town: Portsmouth
Darts used: 19g Andy Jenkins Dynamic Series
Walk on music: Gonna Fly Now – Theme from Rocky
Andy ‘Rocky’ Jenkins has been a regular participant in major tournaments for over fifteen years. He reached the semi-finals of the World Championship in 2007.
Jenkins had early success in his career by claiming victory in the British Gold Cup in 1994. He continued to triumph in the BDO Open events, winning four titles between 2000 and 2002.
In 2002, Rocky joined the PDC and began to climb the rankings immediately, partly due to his performance at the World Grand Prix, where he reached the semi-finals, eventually losing to John Part. He was seeded tenth in the World Championship the following year.
Jenkins made it to the semi-finals of the UK Open in 2004 but was again denied by Part. In 2007, he had his best run in the World Championship as he beat Adrian Lewis on his way to another major semi-final, this time losing out to eventual winner Raymond van Barneveld.
Jenkins became one of the few players to beat 15-time World Champion Phil Taylor when he defeated The Power at the 2008 Grand Slam of Darts.
In 2013, Jenkins proved his ability once again with a run to the final of Players Championship 14 in Wigan.