Dirk van Duijvenbode came extremely close to re-writing darting history earlier, as he almost hit TWO 9-darters in a Development Tour event in Coventry today! In the last leg of his first round match against Tommy Wilson, van Duijvenbode missed D12 for the magical 9, but remained unperturbed, hitting the 9-darter in his next match against Kurt Parry! Only Michael van Gerwen has matched this sort of feat; in his 2013 World Championship semi-final against James Wade; van Gerwen hit 17 perfect darts; missing D12 for two 9-darters in succession.
Rising Dutch star Mike Zuydwijk averaged a stunning 130.56 in whitewashing Christopher Bent 4-0 in the third round of a PDC Development tour event in Coventry today.
Zuydwijk used just 46 darts to secure victory; recording legs of 11, 11, 12 and 12 darts to complete the rout. The Dutchman’s effort is believed to be the fourth highest average in PDC history. This comes just weeks after Kyle Anderson averaged an astonishing 134.84 in a 6-1 demolition of Terry Jenkins in a Players Championship event.