Mervyn King (14)
For a player of his undoubted talent, Mervyn King's PDC World Championship record isn't the best.
A beaten semi-finalist in 2009, each of his other four entries have ended in second-round defeats - to Roland Scholten, Co Stompe, Andy Smith and, last year, Michael van Gerwen.
But despite the decline in his world ranking continuing in 2012 (he is 14th from 12th), he can at least reflect on reaching only his second major final since switching to the PDC back in 2007.
- Date of birth: 15.03.66
- Birthplace: Ipswich
- Nickname: The King
- Major titles: World Masters (once)
- World Championship best: Runner-up (twice)
- Walk-on music: Bad
That came at the Grand Prix where after beating Terry Jenkins, Dave Chisnall, Robert Thornton and Brendan Dolan, he looked to be cruising as he moved into a 4-1 lead against Michael van Gerwen.
But roared on by the Dublin crowd, who King blamed for his collapse as they booed his double shots, van Gerwen rallied to win 6-4 to take his first major PDC title.
Now apparently over the bout of tennis elbow that he said on some days left him unable to "even pick up a cup of coffee let alone hit double top", King will hope to push on to even greater heights.
Twice a beaten finalist in the World Championship at the Lakeside, King won the Winmau World Masters and International Darts League before switching to the PDC and is a man who seems born to play on the big stages, though his ever-present earplugs continue to come in handy!