With summer fast approaching the darts season a weekly occurrence, we thought it a good idea to return to our player profiles where we take a little deep dive into a tour players history, so you can bamboozle your mates with your darting knowledge.
This week, we take a look The DreamMaker’s career to date.
Who is and where’s he from?
Dimitri Van den Bergh is a 24-year-old Belgian who joined the PDC in 2013 after turning professional just a year before with the BDO.
Hailing from Antwerp, Van den Bergh has been a player on an upward curve and really came into the limelight in 2016 after breaking into the top 64 on the PDC’s order of merit.
Now, the DreamMaker is 29th in the order of merit and set to make 2019 his best year yet.
Van den Bergh claimed the BDO British Teenage Open in 2013 and quickly won the 16th PDC Challenge Tour event of the year beating Reece Robinson 4-0.
In 2017 and 2018, the 24-year-old won the PDC World Youth Championship whilst claiming a total of nine wins on the PDC Development Tour.
In 2016, the Belgian won the Hemeco Open Rosmalen and two years later landed his first ever nine-darter against Stephen Bunting at the Grand Slam of Darts.
Despite being a youngster in professional darts, Van den Bergh is a World Championship quarter-finalist.
He achieved the feat in 2018 after claiming big wins over the likes of Robert Thornton and Mensur Suljović in his run to meet eventual winner Rob Cross in the last eight.
Last year he reached the third round but suffered a shock loss to Englishman Luke Humphries.
Pretty much the same as everyone else!
The goal is to make it into the Premier League of Darts and claim a first major professional win.
That will come as at 24, Van den Burgh has a long future ahead of him and his youth record is proof enough that the Belgian has the potential to be a future World Champion.