Juli Gary Anderson ist beim World Matchplay in Blackpool ein 9-Darter gelungen. Im Viertelfinale gegen Joe Cullen warf der Schotte neun perfekte. Juli Gary Anderson wirft beim World Matchplay einen 9-Darter. Damit tritt er in die Fußstapfen einer echten Darts-Legende und sichert sich ein. Juli NINE DARTER FROM GARY ANDERSON | Anderson reels in the biggest fish of all to send the Winter Gardens crowd into a frenzy!!#BVDarts.
That's the gist of it, not a big darts fan but was a child in the UK through the 90s when darts was quite big. You don't have to use 3 darts per round — you can check out on any of the three darts, but of course it's physically impossible to get to 0 on eight darts.
They're playing a game called You work your way down from a score of to 0. But you have to get to 0 with a double-out outer ring or double-bull.
He got max point for the first two rounds —three Triple 20s. Then he checked-out with a Triple 20, Triple 19, followed by the Double In a lot of major tournaments getting a 9-darter means winning a bonus prize like a car.
Doesn't happen very often, but not unheard of either. Fast forward to the playoffs, one of the toughest matches of his career. It all comes down to one final dart.
Crowd is silent, ready to see Gary Anderson walk into the World Champion match. Didn't think the coolest thing I'd see today would be darts but here we are.
Greatness comes in so many forms. It really depends on what you consider as a sport, but I think most people would say it leans towards being a sport over a game.
It's shown on several "Sport" channels like Sky Sports and BBC Sport, and features incredibly skilled competitors displaying their amazing hand-eye coordination and muscle memory to produce consistent results.
The extent to which you think these things matter in a "sport" will ultimately define if it is or not for yourself, because of course most darts players look nothing like athletes.
If you want a legal answer, then it is considered a sport. I believe Phil Taylor said his winnings get taxed because darts is considered a sport, and if it weren't a sport, it'd be a past-time or a hobby, and he wouldn't get taxed on his winnings.
Might vary from country to country but that's how it is in the UK. I consider it a sport, yeah. If stuff like archery or shooting are considered sports I can't see why darts wouldn't be.
I personally it as a professional hobby. This is like asking the question if a hot dog is a sandwich. Bullseye is worth 50 points.
The inner ring though triples the score of the segment so the treble 20 is worth 60 points. The last dart is thrown at the outer ring double of the twelve because in you have to go out on a double.
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Want to add to the discussion? I never thought a darts crowd would be so rowdy! The intensity is insane. During the season, Anderson, together with the seven other players who competed in the Premier League recorded a charity single with Chas Hodges and his band called 'Got My Tickets For The Darts' which was written by Chas.
It was released on 18 May, the night after the play-offs at the O2 in London, where it was premiered. Proceeds from the single were donated to the Haven House Children's Hospice.
Anderson survived three match darts versus John Bowles in the second round of the World Championship to win in a deciding set,  but was then comfortably beaten by Raymond van Barneveld 0—4 in 33 minutes as he missed a total of 23 darts at doubles.
He qualified for the Premier League by virtue of being the champion. Anderson again posted an impressive average of However, Anderson's usual scoring power deserted him as he lost three sets in a row to exit the tournament.
Anderson bemoaned the fact that he had been playing consistently well over the previous months but kept losing games he should win through silly mistakes.
Anderson recovered from 5—3 down to Justin Pipe in the final to win 6—5, surviving six match darts from his opponent in the process and said afterwards his goal for the year was to reclaim his ranking in the top eight.
Anderson received a Sky Sports wildcard to participate in the Premier League this year. Anderson played Van Gerwen in the semi-finals against whom he lost to 7—5 and beat 7—4 during the league stage.
He kicked off with a and Anderson could only reply with 17 and went on to lose 8—7. Anderson stated that the quality of his darts was beginning to scare other players again and his successful week took him back into the world's top He finished the season top of the Pro Tour Order of Merit and was therefore the number one seed for the Players Championship Finals , something Anderson said he had worked his heart out all year to achieve.
In the quarter-finals he beat Taylor for the first time since in a televised knockout match and then eliminated Vincent van der Voort 11—7 and Lewis 11—6 in the final.
Anderson seemed to become frustrated with his first round opponent Scott Kirchner 's playing style at the World Championship.
Kirchner threw an imaginary dart before every visit to the board and Anderson struggled to a 3—1 win averaging Both players averaged over with 20 s thrown.
However, he would miss four darts to gain a set lead for the first time in the match, with Anderson going on to take it 6—3. Anderson held an early 3—1 advantage over Phil Taylor in the final, before the time world champion won nine of the next ten legs to move 4—3 ahead.
Taylor then missed three darts to take the next set, allowing Anderson to tie the scores at 4—4. In Anderson's first visit to the board at the beginning of the ninth set he hit two treble 20s, but his third dart knocked them out of the bed to score nothing.
He lost the leg and became distracted by a member of the audience shouting out to be two legs down, before punishing more missed darts from Taylor to claim the set.
Anderson stood one set away from the title when he made it 6—4, but Taylor quickly recovered to send the match into a deciding set.
Taylor had three darts to hold his throw in the second leg, but could not find the target as Anderson took the final set without reply to win his first World Championship 7—6.
The match broke the record for s in a PDC final with 32, beating the 31 thrown during the final. Anderson's total s during the whole tournament of 64 was also a record.
The title saw him climb to world number three, his highest position to date. At the Masters , following wins over Andy Hamilton ,10—2,  and James Wade ,10—5, in which Anderson averaged in the first five legs,  he lost 11—6 to Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-finals.
He missed double 12 for a nine darter in the last leg. Anderson rallied from 7—4 down to Dave Chisnall in the Premier League semi-finals to send the match into a deciding leg in which Chisnall missed three match darts, allowing Anderson to take out a finish to beat him 10—9.
Anderson defeated Van Gerwen 11—7 in the final to claim the second Premier League title of his career.
In the final of the European Championship , Anderson held a 10—7 advantage over Van Gerwen, but lost four legs in a row without getting a dart for the title as he was beaten 11— In the defence of his title, Anderson reached the final of the World Championship without facing any troubles following wins over Andy Boulton , Daryl Gurney , Vincent van der Voort , James Wade and Jelle Klaasen with the loss of just two sets.
Anderson took the fourth UK Open Qualifier with a 6—1 victory over James Wade , but at the main event suffered a huge surprise fourth round loss as amateur Barry Lynn won 9—3.
However, he was powerless to stop Michael van Gerwen from capturing the title with a 5—2 win. In his next event, the World Series of Darts Finals , Anderson wore glasses on stage for the first time.
He said after going for an eye test he could not believe he had won two world title without being able to see properly and also explained that he has had to change his throw after his old one would knock his glasses off.
In his quarter-final match with Dave Chisnall at the World Championship 33 s were thrown, just one shy of the record.
With the match tied at three sets apiece, Chisnall was ahead in the seventh set 2—0, but missed four darts to take it and Anderson would win 5—3.
He was on a game unbeaten streak at the event and missed two darts to take a 3—1 lead over Michael van Gerwen in the early stages of the final.
Anderson had not averaged over in his two previous wins in the final, but averaged The pair smashed the record for the most s in a match with 42 and Anderson's 71 for the entire tournament is also a record.
Anderson and Van Gerwen also met in the final of the Masters , with Anderson losing 11—7. Anderson's brother Stewart died from a heart attack in September , at the age of Anderson is a supporter of Scottish football side Hibernian.
Having initially gone under the moniker 'Dreamboy' earlier in his darts career, Anderson is now known as 'The Flying Scotsman',  having adopted the nickname after it was passed on to him by Scottish darts legend Jocky Wilson in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Retrieved 23 January Gary Anderson - The First Round! Archived from the original on 28 January Retrieved 30 May Retrieved 18 December Retrieved 19 December Retrieved 31 May Retrieved 30 December The first ever live broadcast nine dart finish was performed by Shaun Greatbatch against Steve Coote in the Final of the Dutch Open on 3 February , while Phil Taylor achieved the first live nine-darter broadcast on British television during the World Matchplay.
Even with two versions of the World Championship in operation, Lim's achievement was not repeated for nearly 19 years until 2 January , when Raymond van Barneveld became only the second person to achieve the feat and the first since the split in darts.
The leg after the nine-darter the fourth leg of the fifth set van Gerwen hit another eight perfect darts but missed the last dart at the double to achieve consecutive nine-dart finishes.
Unusually, both players lost their matches. He lost the match 3—4 to Raymond van Barneveld. He would then go on to defeat Adrian Lewis 7—5 in the final to retain his title and become only the 4th person to successfully retain his title after winning it for the first time.
Phil Taylor has achieved this feat more than any other darts player on television,  having done so 11 times.
Despite having achieved the feat a record 11 times, Taylor has never hit a nine-darter in the World Championship , missing a chance on the outside wire of double 12 in his last ever match in the Final.
The youngest player to throw a televised nine-darter is Michael van Gerwen , who hit the perfect leg in the semi-finals of the Masters of Darts tournament in the Netherlands.
The event was screened live in the Netherlands. Van Gerwen's nine-darter was the first live televised nine-darter that did not start with two s.
Van Gerwen has since gone on to hit 4 more televised nine-darters. The International Darts League became the first televised tournament to witness two nine-darters when Phil Taylor's 9-dart finish against Raymond van Barneveld was matched the following day May 9 by another perfect game from Tony O'Shea against Adrian Lewis.
The event was shown live on ITV4 , making it the first time a nine-darter had been seen live on free-to-air television in the United Kingdom.
Wade lost the match Mervyn King hit his first televised nine-dart finish in the South African Masters on September against James Wade — he became the first player to hit a televised nine-darter outside of Europe.
On 24 May , in the Premier League final against James Wade, Taylor made history by being the first player to ever hit two 9-dart finishes in a single match.
These were his seventh and eighth nine-dart finishes. Brendan Dolan became the first player ever to hit a nine-darter in a double-in double-out game.
He opened with double 20, before hitting successive treble 20s , and then finished on with T20, T17 and a bullseye. In October at the World Grand Prix , James Wade followed soon after by Robert Thornton became the first players to both hit a nine-darter in the same match.
James Wade went on to win the match This tournament was double-in double-out , meaning the 2nd and 3rd televised double-in double-out nine-dart-finishes were hit in the same match.
This also makes James Wade the only man ever to have hit a 'standard' nine-darter and a double-in double-out nine-darter. Currently over professional darts players have achieved nine-dart finishes, both televised and untelevised.
Prior to there had been around As of 26 July , 52 televised nine-darters have been achieved by 24 different men, 32 of those 52 hit two s and finished with a check-out.
Only 3 have been double-in double-out. The following table lists the number of nine-darters scored by players who have scored a televised nine-darter.
With nine-dart finishes now thrown on a regular basis the reward for throwing one has decreased. In the bonus stopped being awarded.
If multiple players hit a nine-dart finish in one premier event, the money is split evenly across all players who achieved a nine-dart finish in that event.
So the prize for a nine-darter varies for every PDC premier event. Mandy Soloman was the first woman to ever record a nine-dart finish in actual competition.
It was the first time female players were allowed to enter the qualifying rounds for the BDO World Championship. Hughes did end up winning the match 2—0 though.
Ten-time World Champion Trina Gulliver revealed she has twice missed her last dart to record a nine-dart finish.