You know it’s the most wonderful time of the year when the World Darts Championship is just around the corner.
We can’t wait for the tournament to kick off on Thursday and we’ve got Planet Funk’s ‘Chase The Sun’ blaring in the office on repeat to get us pumped for it.
All the big hitters will be at Alexandra Palace – headed by world number one Michael van Gerwan, 16-time champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and current back-to-back world title holder Gary Anderson.
Rather fittingly since the first one by the legendry Raymond van Barneveld in 2009, there’s been a total of nine moments of darting perfection – the nine-darter – at the world’s best tournament. The feat is so rare only seven players have managed to achieve it!
So celebrate the start of the World Darts Championship – which runs until January the 2nd – we’ve decided to put every single one of them here for you.
Check out the list of who’s done it and video below:
World Championship nine-dart finishes:
Raymond van Barneveld v Jelle Klaasen – 2009 Quarter-Final
Raymond van Barneveld v Brendan Dolan – 2010 2nd Round
Adrian Lewis v Gary Anderson – 2011 Final
Dean Winstanley v Vincent van der Voort – 2013 2nd Round
Michael van Gerwen v James Wade – 2013 Semi Final
Kyle Anderson v Ian White – 2014 1st Round
Terry Jenkins v Per Laursen – 2014 1st Round
Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld – 2015 3rd Round
Gary Anderson v Jelle Klaasen – 2016 Semi-Final
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget Gary Anderson’s from last year. Here’s the champ’s effort in all it’s glory:
Oh what the hell, here’s Chase the Sun as well to get you bang in the mood for the darts: