Toyokazu Shibata played soft-tip darts at the beginning of his career. In 2017 he reached the quarter-finals of the Japanese qualifier for the PDC World Darts Championship 2017. In November 2021 he was able to win the Japanese qualifier and thus qualified for the PDC World Darts Championship 2022.
He showed himself to be a promising talent to watch, averaging 95.42 in the final and 70 percent on his doubles, for an overall tournament average of 90.72.
On his world championship debut, Shibata will face Welshman Lewis Williams.
People call him by his nickname Yellow Devil. He wears a yellow shirt often and he claims that he has a devilish personality which is why he has such a nickname.
He was born on 3 December 1986 in Japan, Osaka. He is 35 years old now but has been playing darts since he was 18. He has a keen interest in the game. He not only plays the game but also works for the dart shop in his hometown.
Other than that, personal details are not available about Shibata but he is one the best darts player to watch out for in the upcoming year.