Prior to joining MDA Promotions in 2018, Hughes enjoyed a successful period in the BDO – establishing himself as one the organisation’s top players and winning several titles inclding the likes of the Antwerp Open, British Classic, British Pentathlon, Gwynedd Open, Isle of Man Classic, Romanian Classic, Swedish Open and his only major televised win at the Zuiderduin Masters in the Netherlands back in 2014.
After signing with MDA Promotions, Hughes competed on the PDC Challenge Tour and several European Tour events prior to winning his PDC tour-card in January 2019. Yozza produced several sensational displays en route to securing his tour-card on day one at PDC qualifying school, recording three averages of 109+ en route.
In a thrilling debut year on the PDC tour, Hughes’ form in both the Players Championship events and on the Euro Tour opened up several doors of opportunity for the West Midlands ace.
In July, Hughes picked up his first senior PDC title as he won the Czech Darts Open in Prague on the European Tour. Hughes needed to win the event in order to qualify for the World Matchplay in the final event before the cut-off.
Hughes went on to quality for every televised tournament in 2019 after a solid year on-tour.