THE BEST MOMENTS FROM THE PDC WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS  - SportsHotels - The sports accommodation experts


The PDC World Darts Championship has grown into one of the UK biggest sporting events. Hosted at the famous Alexandra Palace, every festive season 64 of the world’s best players descend on the capital for three weeks of Tungsten Tossing.  With the tournament starting today we thought it was only right we look at our favourite moments from years gone by. Enjoy! 

Fallon Sherrock makes her mark 

In 2019 Fallon Sherrock became the first woman in history to win a match at the World Darts Championships. The Milton Keynes native came from a set down to beat Ted Evetts, before then going on to beat 11th seed Mensur Suljovic. Incredible darts. Incredible story.  

Rob Cross shocks the world 

In 2017 Rob Cross quite literally came out of nowhere to take the sport by storm. Previously competing as an amateur, the former electrician made light work of the transition into the professional game, winning four Players Championships in his debut season. However, no one could have predicted that season would culminate in Cross winning darts’ biggest prize as beat Phil Taylor 7-2 in the final.  

Nine’s the number for Borland 

When you think of last year’s tournament, one name in particular springs to mind – William Borland. The Scotsman was making his World Championship bow when he did something never seen before at Ally Pally. In what was a deciding leg to see who progressed through to the second round, Borland hit a superb 9 darter, to the bemusement of his opponent, Brooks. Hitting a nine darter is one thing, but hitting a nine darter to win a game at your first ever World Championships is something else.  

16 times for Taylor 

There is one player who is synonymous with the sport of darts, and that person is none other than Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor. Few sportspeople have dominated like the man from Stoke-upon-Trent and in 2013 The Power won his 16th (yes, SIXTEENTH) World Championship by beating Michael Van Gerwen 7-3 in the final. Astonishing.  

MVG hits 17 perfect darts 

No, this isn’t a typo, it actually happened. In December 2012 none other than Michael Van Gerwen was millimetres away from back-to-back nine darters. Hitting a nine darter is largely considered as one of sport’s hardest feats. However, after reeling from a superb leg, MVG found the skill to go again and hit another perfect 8 darts, before narrowly missing the double to make history. Anyone who was lucky enough to be in the Ally Pally crowd that day will surely never forget what they witnessed.  

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