Martin Adams who is an English Professional Darts player was born on 4 th June of the year 1956. He is three time BDO World Champion and a three time World Masters Champion. He is the native of Sutton, London, England. He started the darts career in the pubs. Martin still plays the pub darts. It was in 1992 when Adams turned professional after he was made redundant by the Lloyds Bank. After the formation of World Darts Council that was held in 1993, all players who left British Darts Organization were banned to play the county darts and left the England to search for the new team as well as new captain. Martin then took over the position in the year 1993 and he remained the captain until March of 2013 becoming longest reigning captain of England ever.
Martin has won numbers of BDO Open Events and he has also won WDF World Cup singles for twice. He often missed out to win the biggest tournaments. In the year 1994, Adams made his Lakeside debut when he was at the age of 37. He then failed to progress beyond semi-finals of World Championship till 2005 when he reached final at 12th attempt. He also participated in 2004 Bavaria World Darts Trophy in which he was defeated by Raymond van Berneveld. He also lost in 2006 Bavaria World Darts Trophy and 2006 Winmau World Masters. Martin then reached his second world final in 2007. He was the number one seed for second time in his career. In draw for 2008 BDO World Championships, Martin beat Nixon 3-0. He went on losing in semi-finals to the number one seed Mark Webster who won the tournament.
In the World Masters Final of 2008 Adams beat Scott Waiters and recorded his first Masters victory as well as second major in another epic 7-6 encounter. After that, Adams reached to the semi-final at 2009 World Championship for fifth successive year. There, he was narrowly defeated by champion Ted Hankey. He also won another successive Masters Title later that year. He won Dutch Open Title in February of 2010 for first time in his career. The same year, he again won his third World Masters title. Later in 2011, he was beaten by champion Waites in 5-3 in semi-finals of World Masters. The following year, he was top seed at 2012 World Champion. He had difficult season in 2012-2013. He lost in first match at Masters 3-1 to the Rune David before he got eliminated in group stage of the Zuiderduin Masters without winning any of the matches. He was beaten by teenage debutante Jimmy Hendriks in 2013 World Championship.
After that, he became very focused on his career. He lost his weight as well as gave up smoking. He then entered at 2014 BDO World Championship. He reached to the quarter-finals with the comfortable wins over Tony O’Shea, David Cameron and Ross Montgomery. Adams was then loose 5-2 to Dan Dekker. He missed out the on reaching final for first time at 2014 Winmau World Masters since the year 2010. Currently, he plays for the Rigby’s in the Market Deeping, Lincolnshire. He will be number two seed at the Lakeside in 2015. He got his 2015 victory with 3-1- Jan Dekker at the first round of 2015 World Championship and set up a tie against Jim Widmayer in second round. He faced and beat Ross Montgomery in the quarter-finals. He played semi-finals with Glen Durrant and reached to the finals where he lost the match with Scott Mitchell 7-6 in deciding set.
To talk about his personal life, he was married to Sharon who was a swimming instructor. The couple got divorced in the year 2013 after their long relationship. They met to each other at the 18th birthday party of Sharon. At that time, Martin was helping his younger brother who was disk jockey. Martin and Sharon then exchanged their vows the following year in 1979. Martin has two children, both sons together with Sharon. Their first son was born in 1984 and he is named as Darren and their second son named Lauren was born in 2011. Currently, Adams is residing in Deeping St James near Market Deeping, Lincolnshire. Apart from that, he is now at the age of 58. He is nicknamed as Wolfie. He is one of the five members on BDO Board of Directors. Rex is active in social networking sites as well. To get more information about him, we can follow him on his Twitter account.