Thursday, 20 November 2008

Game Shot - Best Darts Leg Ever?

I have been a big darts player since I first went to University and was signed up to trial for my College's team, despite the fact that I had never thrown a dart in my entire life!

Proudly, I can say that I ended up captaining that team for 2 years, winning league promotion 4 years running (division 6 up to division 2!), winning the 8-man, 4-man (twice) and doubles Cuppers competitions. I also played for my University team twice (once in the Varsity Match against Cambridge) and never lost a leg for them!

Despite all these great times, I have never hit a 9-dart leg! It is easily the hardest thing to accomplish in the world of darts and very few people in the world have ever managed it.

However, watching the Grand Slam of Darts on ITV4 tonight (20/11/2008), I had the pleasure of witnessing James Wade hit a great "9-darter" (in the traditional T20, T19, D12 format). It reminded me of the last time I watched James Wade, in the World Matchplay Final 2008 against Phil "The Power" Taylor. The 25th Leg of that Final was probably one of the most exciting legs I have ever seen, with both players on for 9-dart finishes. I have the honour of sharing this moment with you all through the power of YouTube!

The Greatest Ever Leg of Darts?

The other great thing to note about this entire final was that Phil "The Power" Taylor's 3-dart average for the match was 109.47!! Awesome!

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