Darts Legend Alan Glazier has sadly passed away.
Alan Glazier who was well known as ‘The Ton Machine’ has sadly passed away after illness ages 81.
Alan was one of the first darts players who turned professional in an attempt to make a full-time living from the game of darts as it grew in popularity during the 1970s.
He was one of the players who appeared in the very first World Professional Darts Championship in 1978, losing against Alan Evans in the first round.
In 1979, he reached the quarter-finals at the Embassy World Championship before being beaten by Tony Brown.
His best run at the World Championships came in 1986, when he reached the semi-finals for the only time, falling to Eric Bristow 5-3. Glazier’s last appearance at the Lakeside Country Club was in 1987, when he lost in the first round to Richie Gardner.
Outside of the World Championship, Glazier managed to reach the final of the News of the World Darts Championship in 1979 where he lost to Bobby George and won the Swedish Open in 1978.
Glazier appeared on the UK television show Bullseye 15 times as one of the professionals and he represented England 27 times between the years 1974–1988.
Our sincere condolences to all his friends and family.
RIP Alan Glazier ‘The Ton Machine’