Series 18: Episode 74 (first broadcast 31st March 2017)
Sports is one of Judith Kepple weaker subjects that is unless it is about darts!
When asked in a tiebreaker question: ‘Trina Gulliver is a multi-world champion in which sport’ Judith immediately answered: Darts!
Maybe some of the question are a little too easy!
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Trina is dedicated to getting back to her top form as she prepares for the British Internationals later this month. An event that will be screen for the first time on free to air channel Front Runner
Following the HAL Open and Masters in the Netherlands, there are plenty of top events for Trina Gulliver to focus on in April, with the German Open and Masters (7-9th) and the Denmark Open and Masters (29-30th) on the horizon.
Before then, attention turns back to the international scene with the ever-popular British International Championships between March 24 and 26th.
Trina Gulliver is one of the most distinguished darts players in the history of the women’s game, notching 10 world titles in her 23-year career.
She has been a constant presence at the top of the world rankings since making her first appearance in the sport in 1994 and displays no signs of abating any time in the near future, despite the rise of the Netherlands’ Aileen de Graaf.
It wasn’t to be World title no. 11 this year for Trina. However, Trina still breaks more records by being the only Ladies player to feature at all 17 Lakeside World Championship Finals.
Trina has managed to qualify all 17 world finals, winning 10 to date and has been runner up on 2 further separate occasions.
This year Trina, lacking a little form but also showing some spells of brilliance was knocked out by Aileen de Graff from the Netherland in the Quarter Finals who in turn lost to the eventual winner, England's Lisa Ashton.
Trina will again try for her 11th World Title in 2018
Look out for Trina at the Sports personality of the year show Sunday 18th December BBC 1, 6.40pm Although Trina is not a finalist in this year’s ultimate award she has been invited as a VIP guest at this year’s event.
Trina’s has won both of the BDO major darts events this year. She won her 10th World Darts title in January 2016 and followed this up by winning her 6th Winmau World Masters earlier this month.
Trina has won the BBC Midlands Sports Personality award in 2003 and the BBC South Sports Awards' Female Team in 2005
Trina Gulliver MBE wins the 2016 Winmau World Masters
Trina having to go through qualifying for the World Masters lifted her six Winmau World Masters title to the delight of her many fans. Trina beat fellow England international Deta Hedman 5-2 in a very nervous final. Both players giving each other total respect on the oche meant not for the high scoring final we have come to expect from these legends of the sport. Never the less it was Trina who held her nerve to take the title.
Introducing Trina Gulliver’s main Sponsors new product range.
Winmau have been Trina Gulliver’s main sponsor for over sixteen years in that time Trina have won ten World Championship titles and five Winmau World Masters titles using Winmau’s bespoke darts and equipment. Winmau’s 2017 product range sees the launch of their latest Dartboard the Blade 5 Dual Core.
Winmau new products will be used in the Winmau World Masters and the 2017 Lakeside world championship. You can download Winmau’s Full 2017 product brochure from here:
Jerry Coughlan interviews Trina
Jerry Coughlan is based in Cork, Ireland and is a Pro DJ / Producer & Radio Presenter for After Hours FM & Sports Matters. This short interview covers Jerry's personal meeting with Trina some 16 years ago and Trina's career to date. Jerry has interviewed many sports starts online and further information can be found on Jerry’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
Trina wins her 8th British Pentathlon Title
Trina has won her 8th Ladies British Pentathlon title with a total of 329 points. In 2nd place was Deta Hedman (301), 3rd was Claire Brookin (285) and 4th was Rhian Griffiths (280).
Trina Gulliver MBE wins the 2016 Lakeside Ladies World Darts Championship.
In a return to form Trina seeded 8th in the 2016 Lakeside World Championships had a tough draw to win this year’s Championship. On her way to victory she beat Dee Bateman, Lisa Ashton the 2015 World Champions and World ranked No1 before taking out Aileen de Graaf in the semi-finals. In the final Trina played England Captain Deta Headman ranked 4th in the World. Trina beat Deta 3-2 in sets to claim her 10th World Darts Title.
Past tournament information details featured within this year have been removed from this sectionOct 01
Trina Gulliver vs Martin Adams
One leg of darts on the phone! You have to trust your opponent to give their correct score and finish! Bizarre!
Trina Extends Winmau Contract for a further Three Years 9 Times World Champion Trina Gulliver MBE Extends Winmau Contract Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand, are delighted to announce the continuation of their sponsorship agreement with the most successful ladies players of all time – 9 times World Champion, Trina Gulliver MBE. Trina has been a part of the Winmau family for 17 years and the new contract will see her reach the amazing landmark of 20 years with the company. She has achieved every major honour in the game, and is largely responsible for the huge increase in the interest and participation in the women’s game in recent years.
Trina said: “I have reached many milestones in my career, including 9 World titles and 5 Winmau World Masters victories. These rank as some of the proudest moments in my career along with being awarded the MBE for services to ladies darts. However, my new contract with Winmau that will see our friendship exceed 20 years is up there with all these amazing moments. They really offer me so much support both on and off the oche, and I can’t thank them enough for helping me realise my dreams over the past 17 years. The standard of the women’s game has increased dramatically in the past few years, and it’s great to have so many new competitors and tournaments to compete in. I am hungry for more major titles, and proved at the Lincolnshire Open this month that I can still beat the best players in the world.”
Ian Flack, Sales and Marketing Director of Winmau, added: “I know I’ve said it before, but Trina is a true friend of myself and the company. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for 15 years and she has been a shining light for our brand and for the sport of darts. No other women’s player has had such a positive impact on the sport, and Trina works tirelessly to promote the ladies game at all levels. I doubt any player will win more than 9 women’s World Championships in the future, but I know Trina is keen to add to this tally to make the target even more difficult!”
Trina said: “I am delighted to be sponsored and associated with Harlequin Teamwear they make quality dart shirts"
Harlequin Teamwear: " We are delighted to announce the signing of BDO Darts Star Trina Gulliver MBE, ahead of the 2015 Lakeside World Darts Championships, who joins the brand on an initial one year deal."
"We are delighted that Trina has chosen to join the brand and look forward to seeing her in action on the famous Lakeside stage this coming week wearing her new custom Harlequin shirts. Trina faces Anneke Kuijten in the first round of the tournament on the afternoon of Tuesday (6th Jan) and we wish her the very best of luck".
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