Template - Date: Magnus Caris Retirement
Sweden’s No 1 for many years Magnus Caris, has announced he will retire following this weeks BetVictor World Cup of Darts. He will be representing his country for the final time with Dennis Nilsson.
Sweden will start off their World Cup campaign against Brazil on the opening day of the BetVictor World Cup, with the victor’s taking on either Scotland or Denmark in round two. Caris represented Sweden in the inaugural PDC World Cup with Par Riihonen in 2010.
2019 will be his sixth appearance in total for Sweden in the World Cup.
He also partnered Dennis Nilsson in 2012, and Par Riihonen for the second time in 2013. Peter Sajwani was his partner in 2014 and Daniel Larsson in 2016. In his last appearance he will again join forces with Dennis Nilsson for this 2019 campaign.
The 2009 & 2010 Swedish National Champion’s best World Cup performances have been the last 16 on three occasions, which he is looking to at least emulate in his final appearance.
Caris started playing darts in 1983 in his hometown of Stockholm and more seriously in 1987 ‘Poker Face’ as he was affectionally known also joined the PDC 9 Dart Club when he hit the feat in Players Championship 14 in 2015
The 50 year old has had an on-off career lasting 32 years when he started as an 18 year old, he played in the BDO from 1987 to 2009, where he then moved over to the PDC
He retained his PDC Tour Card in 2015 qualifying through on day 4 of the PDC Qualifying School, he also reached the quarter finals of the 2017 Gibraltar Darts Trophy. Two Players Championship Semi Finals last done in 2014 was his best Pro-Tour endeavours, and over recent years he has competed on the PDC Nordic & Baltic Tour events with 5 wins on the main tour, he has also qualified for European Tour events via the N&B qualifiers.
He competed on 5 occasions in the PDC World Championship, although he had preliminary round wins he was unable to get past the first round, he also competed in the 2011 Grand Slam of Darts where he finished 3rd in his group as a wildcard qualifier. He has also competed at the European Championship and the UK Open finals in recent years.
In the BDO he was a Semi Finalist in the 1992 Winmau World Masters beating notable players like John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Martin Adams before losing to Mike Gregory.
More notably he was a Semi Finalist in the Lakeside World Championship in 1994 after wins over Wayne Weening, Leo Laurens and Martin Adams, but he eventually fell to the crowd favourite Bobby George 5-4, he was leading the match 4-2 in sets and was 2-0 up in legs, but he missed double 12 for a 141 finish to gain a 5-2 win, from that moment he lost his composure and eventually lost the match.
Magnus is one of our longest overseas members, he was a terrific player and a very tough opponent. He was a good professional and a gentleman, we first met at the Swedish Open back in the day and have been friends since, everyone at the PDPA wish him well in his future endeavours:
Thanks for the memories: