The World Grand Prix’s double-in, double-out set format is famously among the roughest in the PDC Tour, so to land the nine-dart finish is the best dream.
Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan will be remembered because of his nine-dart ending against James Wade in the 2011 World Grand Prix.
Dolan established history as the first player to reach a end and made him the nickname’The History Maker’.
He made the operation of his life in a 5-2 semi-final defeat of world # 3 Wade, that was crowned when he struck on a perfect leg at the next set of the game.
Dolan opened the leg with a 160 score before adding a 180 and a gorgeous 161 end – treble 20, treble 17, and then the bullseye – to get a magical moment which delivered the Citywest Convention Centre into a frenzy and got him a 5,000 bonus in addition to a guaranteed minimum pay-day of #40,000 for attaining the final.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” said Dolan. “I’ve only done three or four normal nine-darters in training, so to do you on TV with a double-start is incredible.
“After I hit on the 160 and 180, I had been focusing so hard on getting the seventh dart from the treble 20. As soon as I hit on the 17 I just understood the bullseye was about to go in, I believed that comfy there.
“It is the greatest moment of my career – to strike a nine-darter and reach the final of a major tournament is brilliant and the only thing which may out-rank it is to win the closing today.”
Dolan streak in the tournament came to an end if he lost 6-3 to Phil Taylor at the final.
In the World Grand Prix in 2014, James Wade and Robert Thornton made history as nine-dart finishes threw in precisely the identical match.
Thornton missed four darts to win the game and that enabled it to be won 3-2 by Wade to advance. It was left by him all of the way to closing this year before losing 5-3 to Michael van Gerwen.
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