Xiaochen Zong is a professional darts player, ranking No. 1 in China in 2019 and 2020. In 2021, he was the champion of the PDC China Premier League 2nd Season and 3rd Season, which qualified him to attend the PDC World Cup. In 2020 he also qualified for the World Championship but sadly had to give up his place on both occasions due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Xiaochen lives in Chengdu, Sichuan, which is also where the pandas live, hence his nickname ‘The Pandaman’!
Xiaochen has been playing darts since October 2015. The following year he qualified for the PDC World Youth Championship and finished in the final 32. In 2017 he won the Inner Mongolia Open, the PDC World Championship China qualifiers, and competed in the first round of the PDC World Championship. This gave him PDC China No. 1 ranking for the first time.
In 2018 Xiaochen won the China-Russia-Mongolia Invitation Tournament, the PDC World Youth Championship China qualifiers and the China Darts Open Men's. 2019 saw him victorious in the China Capital Darts Tournament, and in the Beacon Fire Darts Open GM group he won and set the record for the 1st Chinese 9-dart finish in a live tournament.
Since then, he has sealed his PDC China No. 1 ranking by winning the 2020 PDC World Championship China Qualifier, the 2021 Duobiao China Cities Elites Darts Tour and both the 2020 and 2021 PDU China Tour GM group.
Xiaochen comments “I am honoured to join Team Mission, and I really look forward to meeting the rest of the team in person. It has been disappointing to not be able to attend the World Championship, but however hard it is we must do what is safe and right for everyone. I will be back next year!”
Xiaochen Zong will make every effort to get to the 2022 PDC Youth Championship and the World Championship next year.
The Mission Xiaochen Zong players darts feature a torpedo barrel design with a radial nose and a black and blue electro PVD coating. These 'Pandaman' 95% Tungsten darts feature innovative bamboo shaped micro cuts along the rear of the barrel, completed by the Mission logo, laser etched into the rear of the barrel. We give this a grip rating of 8 out 10.