John started playing darts in late 1997 at the age of 16. Before the end of 1998 he had started playing for Middlesex County Youth team and within a year of his debut for them, John had won his first singles title, in the Harrow & District Clubs League, as well as reached the semi final of the BDO British Teenage Championship, and represented Middlesex at both B, and then A levels.
His swift progress up the ranks within his County lead to much excitement that he could go to the very top of the game, and the next few years seemed to back up the hype, with John picking up numerous titles, both within Middlesex and at local open competitions. He also went on to try his hand at some of the UK based PDC events, narrowly missing out on a place at the World Grand Prix when losing to Mark Dudbridge in the final qualifying match.
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John found a plateau around 2004 and unfortunately, a couple of years later, he found his love for the sport tested to it's limits with a form of dartitis that not only affected his performances, but managed to kick a lot of confidence out of him. It wasn't until 2008 when he started to pick his game back up again and he started on the long road towards his former potential.
2010 saw John finally get back into the Middlesex 'A' side that he first represented over 10 years earlier, and in 2011, he won all nine County A matches from January through to December and it was this form that prompted him to give the PDC Qualifying School a try.
This proved to be the making of John, and a return to his old form got him through the tough four day tournament to earn a Tour Card with the PDC for the following two years. In that time, he qualified for both the 2012 and 2013 UK Opens, including a lifetime goal of playing live on Sky Sports against then World Youth Champion James Hubbard at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton.
John also took a place in PDC history as a qualifier in the very first European Tour event in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. He then also qualified for the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim on two separate occasions as well as returning to the UK Open again in 2016, this time as a Rileys amateur qualifier after being unable to retain his PDC Tour Card.
2017 sees a new era for John, with a faithful sponsor behind him, and continuing support from a number of generous companies such as L-Style, he is set to tackle the BDO circuit with his team-mate Dean Reynolds and try to qualify for the Lakeside World Championship in 2018, as well as competing back on the PDC Challenge Tour.
During his first year, John travelled to a number of places across the UK and Europe including the Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden in search of valuable ranking points.
He qualified for the Lakeside World Championship Qualifiers in Bridlington as he had hoped to, but unfortunately was knocked out in the final 32 of the event.