As part of Paddy Power’s sponsorship of the upcoming Champions League of Darts, they have announced a special twist to the nine-dart finish prize fund.
Usually, the purse for a player hitting a nine-darter goes straight into their own pocket. But, in a world first, we’re giving the cash back to those attending the event.
There will be £50,000 shared between the members of the crowd in the session where the perfect finish is hit for the first time in Brighton on September 22-23.*
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) July 26, 2018
Gary Anderson, who hit a nine-dart finish at the World Matchplay last July, said: “I like the idea of giving something away to the fans that come and support you. To hit the nine-darter, and know it’s being spread among the crowd is a nice touch.
“But, they’ll definitely owe me a coffee – or something stronger – at the end of the night if I manage it!”
Spokesman Paddy Power said: “We liked the idea of flipping the nine-darter bonus on its head, and giving something back to the loyal fans who travel to see the darts – it gives them even more reason to cheer the players on.”
“It’s a world first we’re glad to be stumping up the cash for.”
For more information on the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts, or to buy tickets, head here.
* To read the full terms of Paddy Power’s nine-dart finish prize right here.