World Darts Championship: William Borland makes nine-dart history as Peter Wright sails through | Darts News

William Borland steals the show in front of the Peter Wright costume with a show-stopping nine-darter; On Saturday at the World Cup, Michael van Gerwen will open his challenge to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy against Chas Barstow for the fourth time

Last updated: 17/12/21 23:42

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Scotsman William Borland beat Bradley Brooks in the first round of the World Darts Championship with this incredible nine darts!

Scotsman William Borland beat Bradley Brooks in the first round of the World Darts Championship with this incredible nine darts!

Scotsman William Borland made world championship history by winning his first round with a milestone of nine darts on his debut.

Borland, from East Caulder, produced a storybook that concludes his match as he beat fellow youngster Bradley Brooks in a tungsten brawl.

World No. 2 Peter Wright began his quest for the second Ally Pally title in three years with victory over Ryan Meikle, while legendary Paul Lim retired after suffering a painful defeat to Joe Murnan.

Darts World Championship – Friday night results

R1 Joe Murnan 3-2 Paolo Limi
R1 William Borland 3-2 Bradley Brooks
R1 Ross Smith 3-0 Jeff Smith
R2 Peter Wright 3-0 Ryan Meikle

Borland expressed his thoughts after throwing a nine darts to defeat Brooks

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Borland expressed his thoughts after throwing a nine darts to defeat Brooks

Borland expressed his thoughts after throwing a nine darts to defeat Brooks

In a first-round clash, Brooks averaged 112.73 in clearing all three legs of the unanswered opening set.

His opponent Borland knocked out 92 to seal the second set 3-1 and level a fun bout. The first two sets lasted just under 12 minutes.

Borland summons this magical 148 checkout to take one leg away from victory

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Borland summons this magical 148 checkout to take one leg away from victory

Borland summons this magical 148 checkout to take one leg away from victory

The third set went all the way and it was “Big Willie” who produced a brilliant 13-dart leg to turn the game upside down.

Borland completed another 13 darts to break the shot early in the fourth before landing with an exhilarating 148 to move one leg from victory.

Brooks makes an amazing 134 skin protector to keep his hopes alive

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Brooks makes an amazing 134 skin protector to keep his hopes alive

Brooks makes an amazing 134 skin protector to keep his hopes alive

‘Bam Bam’ responded with a hold before breaking into the next leg with an outrageous 134 (T17, T17, D16). He forced a deciding set with a tidy 98 checkout to delight a rowdy crowd.

25-year-old Borland returned with a checkout of 130 on target to close for victory, but Brooks had no intention of lying down and sent the race to death.

A great match had a dream ending when Borland got a checkout of 180, 177 and 144 for a nine-dart leg to win it in style.

He will meet next ‘Heavy Metal’ Ryan Searle in the second round next Wednesday afternoon in what should be another classic.

Borland became the 11th player to join the nine-darts club at the World Cup, alongside Raymond van Barneveld’s brace against Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen and Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis who cashed in the 2011 final.

63rd television milestone with nine darts

54th in an official PDC TV event

43rd on Sky Sport

19th comment by Stuart Pyke

4th comment by John Part

4th arbitration by Kirk Bevins

11 at the Alexandra Palace

2nd to win a televised match

1st in TV by William Borland

Made courtesy of @LittleRichard

Peter 'Snakebite' Wright was in the Christmas spirit in North London on Friday night

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright was in the Christmas spirit in North London on Friday night

Wright began his World Championship run with a steady display of arrows against Ipswich’s “The Barber”, slowing down to the opening set before clinching the second set 3-1 to double his lead.

He soon completed the job with a drama-free performance to navigate round three.

Legendary Lim, who turns 68 next month, was making his 14th appearance in the PDC World Championship, and “The Singapore Slinger” made an explosive start against Murnan with a majestic 118 in the opening round before holding the throw-in. in the fourth stage to seal the first whole.

Lim, who first played in the 1982 World Cup at the Jollees Cabaret Club in Stoke-on-Trent, was still producing premium tungsten on the big stage 39 years later. But his form abandoned him in the second set with Murnan taking advantage of it to level up.

Ally Pally's crowd was sent into a frenzy by the unbridled legend, Lim, who fired all the way before taking out 118 at the top

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Ally Pally’s crowd was sent into a frenzy by the unbridled legend, Lim, who fired all the way before taking out 118 at the top

Ally Pally’s crowd was sent into a frenzy by unbridled legend, Lim, who fired all the way up before taking out 118 at the top

The next two sets were shared before Lancashire pitcher Murnan nailed the max with his sixth dart of the match to stumble across the finish line.

Ross Smith finished a massive 3-0 win over Canadian Jeff Smith with finishes of 144 and 116 along the way to arrange a second round bout with Stephen Bunting.

Live Darts World Championship

December 17, 2021, 12:30 pm

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Darts World Championship – Saturday at Darts

Afternoon
R1 Jamie Hughes vs Raymond Smith
R1 Callan Rydz vs Yuki Yamada
R1 Darius Labanauskas vs Mike De Decker
R2 Ian White vs Chris Landman
Evening
R1 Adam Hunt vs Boris Krcmar
R1 Ted Evetts vs Jim Williams
R1 Rowby-John Rodriguez vs Nick Kenny
R2 Michael van Gerwen vs Chas Barstow

Live Darts World Championship

December 17, 2021, 7:00 pm

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Darts World Championship – Friday afternoon results

R1 Ryan Joyce 3-2 Roman Benecky
R1 Keane Barry 3-2 Royden Lam
R1 Jermaine Watttimena 0-3 Boris Koltsov
R2 Krzysztof Ratajski 1-3 Steve Lennon

A look at the best of the action from the afternoon session

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A look at the best of the action from the afternoon session

A look at the best of the action from the afternoon session

Earlier in the day, Krzysztof Ratajski became the first seed to exit this year’s tournament, after losing 3-1 to Steve Lennon in an upside-down deal.

Ratajski recovered from the opening set loss by scoring a sensational 132 checkout to equal one each, but Lennon’s top scoring paid dividends when he knocked out world number 12.

Krzysztof Ratajski hit this scandalous 132 checkout with two bullseyes and double 16s

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Krzysztof Ratajski hit this scandalous 132 checkout with two bullseyes and double 16s

Krzysztof Ratajski hit this scandalous 132 checkout with two bullseyes and double 16s

Ryan Joyce ran a two-set lead before challenging a spirited comeback from Czech rookie Roman Benecky to prevail in a last-leg shootout, and “Relentless” will now face Mervyn King for round three spot.

Barry buried this wonderful checkout 121, ending up on target!

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Barry buried this wonderful checkout 121, ending up on target!

Barry buried this wonderful checkout 121, ending up on target!

Keane Barry triumphed in similar circumstances, beating Hong Kong’s Royden Lam in a dramatic fifth and final set to secure her maiden World Championship win, and the teenager’s reward is a fascinating showdown against the eighth seed Jonny Clayton.

Koltsov took control of the third set with this 121 on target

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Koltsov took control of the third set with this 121 on target

Koltsov took control of the third set with this 121 on target

Elsewhere, Russia Boris Koltsov recorded one of the biggest wins of his career to dispatch Jermaine Wattimena in two sets, converting 130 and 121 crates to the delight of the Ally Pally partisan crowd.

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