Kim Huybrechts

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Nationality
bel Belgium
Nickname
The Hurricane
Darts Used
Unicorn 25g
Walk on music
Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining
Rank
13
Favorite Sportsteam
Liverpool
Favorite Event
World championships & World Cup Pairs
Honours
World Cup Runners up, Players Championship Runner up,
Twitter
@KimHuybrechts
Age
32

Kim’s rise in rankings since joining the PDC has been nothing short of breath-taking, becoming a well known face on Sky Sports in only a few years. He is already ranked 15th in the world, and has earned £147,200 in the last two years (at time of writing, Aug 2013). Younger brother of TSMC managed Ronny Huybrechts.

His performance during the European Championship and other Pro Tour Events secured him a place in the top 16 of the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit and thus a place in the World Championships for the first time. Huybrechts had a fantastic debut in the tournament as he managed to reach the quarter-finals. He enjoyed a dream first round match by defeating Brendan Dolan 3–0, with the Irishman only picking up two legs during the match and continued his fine form to beat James Richardson 4–1 in the second round. He dropped the first set in the last 16 against Paul Nicholson, but then went on an incredible run by winning 12 of the next 14 legs to triumph 4–1. His tournament was ended in the last 8 by Andy Hamilton as he lost 2–5 with a 91.7 average, over 10 points lower than his opponents. Kim revealed after the match that his performances had earned him new sponsors, which will help him play all the tournaments on the PDC circuit for two years and admitted that it was his “biggest achievement of his career to date”
Kim partnered his brother Ronny in the World Cup of Darts, becoming the first brothers to do so and had a spectacular run to reach the final of the event. Highlights included a 5–1 doubles win over the Australian pair of Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson, averaging 101.08 in beating Croatia 4–0 in the quarter-finals, and averaging 105.47 in their semi-finals victory over Finland, the highest ever in a doubles match in the history of the event. They faced the English partnership of Phil Taylor andAdrian Lewis in the final which was a step too far on that occasion.
Kim was finalist in the 2012 Player Championships in Minehead, winning many fans with his fantastic performances in front of 3,500+ fans at the packed venue, on live on ITV4.