The double-in set arrangement of the World Grand Prix is famously among the toughest on the PDC Tour, so that to property the finish is your greatest fantasy.
The Brendan Dolan of northern Ireland will be remembered for his nine-dart finish against James Wade in the 2011 World Grand Prix.
Dolan made history as the first player to attain a complete from the format, which was the highlight of his career and earned him the nickname’The History Maker’.
He produced his life’s operation in a defeat of world # 3 Wade, which had been crowned when he struck on a leg that was perfect in the game set.
Dolan opened the leg with a 160 score before adding a 180 plus a stunning 161 finish – treble 20, treble 17, and the bullseye – for a magic moment which delivered the Citywest Convention Centre to a frenzy and got him a #5,000 bonus in addition to a guaranteed minimal pay-day of #40,000 for attaining the final.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” said Dolan. “I’ve just done three or four normal nine-darters in training, so to do one on TV with a double-start is awesome.
“Once I hit on the 160 and 180, I was focusing so hard on getting the seventh dart from the treble 20. As soon as I struck on the treble 17 I simply knew the bullseye was likely to move in, I believed that comfy there.
“It’s the best time of my career – to hit a nine-darter and get to the final of a major tournament is amazing and the one thing which can out-rank it’s to win the closing today.”
Dolan’s wonderful streak in the championship came to an end if he lost 6-3 to Phil Taylor at the final.
As nine-dart finishes withdrew in precisely the match, In the World Grand Prix at 2014, Robert Thornton and James Wade made history.
Thornton overlooked four darts to win the match and that allowed Wade to acquire it 3-2 to advance. He left it all the way to final this year before losing 5-3 to Michael van Gerwen.
The greatest names in darts will soon go back to Dublin’s Citywest Hotel for the 2019 World Grand Prix from October 6-12 and you will be able to watch all the action on Sky Sports.
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