Jules van Dongen burst onto the North American dart scene in 2020, quickly making a name for himself, earning the moniker “The Dutch Dragon.” Born in Meerssen, Netherlands, Jules' admiration for the sport of darts was spawned watching fellow Dutchman, Raymond van Barneveld, at the Lakeside World Championships.

After being gifted a dart board for his first communion, he would hit the board to avoid his studies. Moving to the states in 2013, he and a team of expat Dutchmen started an annual tradition of competing at the Missouri State Championship in Lake of the Ozarks, returning with little more than memories. Everything changed in 2020 when the pandemic hit and online leagues sprang up and created a forum to practice and perfect his game. His first major tournament win was St. Patrick’s Open and then he went on to claim the Woody Dart Tournament title, competing in traditional wood darts.

Kicking off 2021, he finally claimed his sought-after trophy Missouri State Championship trophy and laid the groundwork for a winning year on the US circuit. He went on to claim the champion titles at Cherry Bomb International, Charlotte Open, CDC (Championship Darts Circuit) Matchplay, Steel City Open, Seacoast Open and Dart Madness. Jules also earned his CDC Tour Card and invites to the WDF World Masters, Lakeside World Championships and a spot representing Team USA at the America’s Cup. Versatile in steel and soft, he also earned wins at Triple Bull and PPD Nationals in soft tip. And not to forget his most thrilling accomplishment, his first nine-darter against Canadian Jacob Taylor live on stream.

Wanting to further his game, Jules set his sights on a Professional Darts Circuit (PDC) Tour card at Qualifying School in January 2022. Heading into the week, he was fully prepared to walk away with nothing more than a week of experience playing against some of the top players in the world. But to his surprise, and the joy of his Dutch and American followers, he had earned enough points on day 2 of finals to be in contention for his 2-year tour card. He secured his tour card in 2nd place in the Order of Merit following his 6-1 win over Jacque Labre with 104 average.

Jules is looking to establish himself on the PDC tour and is constantly on the hunt for opportunities to challenge his game. His first title win of 2022 was the Omaha Bullshooter.

Jules' History

  • 2016 - First official tournament at the Missouri State Championship in Lake of the Ozarks
  • 2020 - First tournament win at Missouri St. Patrick’s Day Open
  • 2020 - First Streamed Nine Darter
    Jules played an online match against Jacob Taylor on the Bearded Dart Guy stream and captured the bounty on Jake and threw his first ever nine darter.
  • 2021 - Claimed Missouri State Open Championship Title Win
    An accomplishment 5 years in the making, getting his name on the rotating trophy.
  • 2022 - Earned PDC ProTour Card