English professional darts player, Michael Smith was born on September 18th, 1990 in St. Helens in the United Kingdom.
He was said to have been born to very supportive parents who threw their weights behind him throughout his life and sports career. Smith spent his childhood with his parents in St. Helens.
In St Helens, Smith attended Saint Cuthbert’s High School. He broke his hip when he was 15 and had to use crutches for 16 weeks after falling off his bike on the way to school. Smith threw his first 180-degree pitch while using crutches during that time.
He enrolled in a joinery program at college after graduating from high school, but with one exam left, he made the best decision of his life and dropped out to compete in a darts competition.
He frequently won regional darts competitions and made his PDC major debut at the 2009 UK Open, where he was defeated by Dave Ladley 6-5 in the opening round.
Smith defeated Peter Manley and Matt Clark to advance to the UK Open’s round of 32 before falling to Mervyn King. Along with William O’Connor, Arron Monk, and Reece Robinson, he was one of several young athletes who had a big impact on the competition.
He was the fourth seed for the 2011 PDC Under-21 World Championship, where he was defeated by Benito van de Pas in the quarterfinals. In a PDC Youth Tour match against Michael van Gerwen on February 26, 2011, in Barnsley, Smith defeated him with a nine-dart finish.
In 2012, Smith, who was by this point a full-time pro on the PDC darts circuit, made his World Championships debut, falling to Co Stompé 0-3 in the opening round.
At the Players Championship Event 2 in Benidorm in January 2012, Smith got his second professional victory. He won seven games, culminating in a 6-3 triumph over Justin Pipe to win the championship and the £6,000 cash prize.
He qualified for the European Tour Event 1 in Vienna in April by winning the UK qualification against Les Wallace and Shaun Griffiths. He defeated Jamie Caven 6-4 in the opening round thanks to a nine-dart finish, but Mark Walsh defeated him 5-6 in the second.
Smith was able to qualify for the 2013 World Championship by taking the second of sixteen spots given to the top non-qualified players, thanks to his standing on the ProTour Order of Merit. But in the opening round, he came up against a hot Raymond van Barneveld, who averaged 108.31, and Smith lost the match 0-3 despite only winning one leg.
Smith qualified for the 2014 World Championship through the primary ranking list for the first time when he climbed into the top 32 in the world on the Order of Merit just before the deadline.
Smith defeated Mensur Suljovi 3-1 in the first round of the 2015 World Championship before coming back to defeat Brendan Dolan 4-2 after falling behind 2-0. This victory set up a third-round matchup with Stephen Bunting of St. Helens. Smith fell behind 2-0 despite knocking out checkouts of 170 and 132 before finding his scoring touch and limiting Bunting to one leg to cut the deficit to 3-2.
With victories over Jeffrey de Zwaan, Steve Beaton, and Benito van de Pas at the 2016 World Championship, Smith made it to the quarterfinals for the first time, where he faced Raymond van Barneveld with a 3-0 lead.
Smith had lost 10 straight matches when the 2017 World Championship began and has not won a match since September 2016. He defeated Ricky Evans in the first round without losing a leg, and he admitted that he had recently been struggling with demons.
Smith, the 13th seed in the 2018 World Championship, lost to eventual champion Rob Cross in the second round after missing two match darts. Smith won a second invitation to the Premier League after winning the title, and he was accepted into the league for the 2018 season.
Smith entered the 2019 World Championship as the tenth seed. He defeated John Henderson and Ryan Searle to go to the quarterfinals after defeating Ron Meulenkamp in the second round.
Smith lost to Luke Woodhouse in the second round of the 2020 World Championship, which resulted in an early elimination for him. Smith lost the 2020 Masters final 11-10 in a last-leg decider after missing three match darts to defeat Peter Wright. To advance to the final, he had already defeated Mensur Suljovi, Adrian Lewis, and Nathan Aspinall.
Smith lost against Jason Lowe in the second round of the 2021 World Championship, causing him to leave the competition early once more. He defeated Michael van Gerwen 16-13 in the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts to advance to the semifinals, where he fell to Peter Wright 16-12.
Smith defeated Ron Meulenkamp by a score of 3-0 to start his 2022 World Championship campaign. He then defeated William O’Connor by a score of 4-2.
He faced up against two of the best players from the 2021 season in the following games, first defeating Jonny Clayton in a shootout that required extra legs and then defeating the defending champion Gerwyn Price by surviving two match darts to win the final set.
Smith defeated Nathan Rafferty by a score of 3-0 to begin his 2023 World Championship campaign. Smith overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat Martin Schindler 4-3 in the third round. Smith defeated Gabriel Clemens 6-2 in the semifinal.
Does Michael Smith have children?
Smith and his wife, Dagmara Malczewska have two sons together. The names of their sons are; Michael Jr. who was born in 2014 and Kasper who was also born in 2017.
About Michael Jr.
There is very little information regarding the children of Michael Smith since he’s decided to keep that part of his life private.