There is a huge £100,000 bonus on offer should any player create history with TWO nine-dart finishes at this year’s William Hill World Darts Championship.
Incredibly, there have been a record-breaking 47 perfect legs recorded on the PDC circuit in 2019, with Michael van Gerwen landing the most recent at the Players Championship Finals – the first televised nine-darter for over 12 months.
Seven players have previously landed nine-darters at Alexandra Palace, with Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis the only two to have produced multiple perfect legs in darts’ showpiece event.
Michael van Gerwen famously missed double 12 for back-to-back nine-darters in the 2013 World Championship semi-finals against James Wade, whilst Phil Taylor is the only man to have registered two nine-dart legs in the same game in the 2010 Premier League final – also against Wade.
However, a massive £100,000 prize is on offer should any player achieve two nine-darters over the next three weeks, with this year’s event beginning on Friday December 13 and running through until the final on New Year’s Day.
“The standard of top-level darts has continued to soar this year and that’s been evident in the record number of nine-darters across the circuit,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
“The World Championship is the perfect stage for bringing the best out of players, and this £100,000 bonus for two nine-darters is another huge incentive for a player to make history at Ally Pally.”
Van Gerwen, Dean Winstanley, Terry Jenkins, Kyle Anderson and Gary Anderson are the other players who have achieved a nine-darter at the PDC World Championship – with Jenkins and Kyle Anderson both producing the magic moments in the very same session.
* Should two or more players break new ground by achieving two nine-dart finishes, the bonus would be shared on a pro-rata basis. For example, if two players were to each hit two nine-darters, at any stage during the event, they would receive £50,000 each. There is no additional bonus or priority given to players achieving three or more nine-darters.
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