Mark Webster (10)
After a breakthrough year in 2011 in which he recorded a string of PDC personal bests, it's fair to say the last 12 months have been a good deal tougher for Mark Webster.
Having made the switch from the BDO in February 2009, the left-hander had climbed from 25th to a career-high sixth by this time last year but has since slipped back to 10th in the rankings.
A trained plumber, Webster first came to prominence in 2006 as he won the WDF Europe Cup and reached the semi-finals of the Winmau World Masters, while 12 months later he beat the great Phil Taylor in the International Darts League.
- Date of birth: 12.08.83
- Birthplace: St Asaph
- Nickname: Webby
- Major titles: World Championship (once), World Cup (once)
- World Championship best: Winner (once)
- Walk-on music: The Bartender and the Thief
His crowning glory came in January 2008 when he justified his billing as No 1 seed to win the BDO world title but made an early exit when defending his title 12 months later and had joined the PDC within six weeks of that setback.
After beating Taylor en route to the semi-finals at Alexandra Palace two years ago, he picked his way through to the last four in the UK Open later that year and also reached the quarter-finals of both the World Matchplay and Grand Slam.