9-Darter Compilation: All 48 Televised Nine-Dart Finishes

9-Darter Compilation - The complete list of all televised 9-dart finishes

Ever since John Lowe became the first man to record a televised 9-dart finish back in 1984, arguably one of sport’s most difficult skills has been achieved no fewer than 48 times. Ranked alongside a maximum 147 break in snooker, as well as a perfect 300-point game in bowling, a 9-darter is undoubtedly the pinnacle of darts. However not so long ago, a 9-dart finish was somewhat of a rarity, and was hardly ever hit, let alone on television.

​However, since Lowe’s achievement almost 30 years ago, the number of 9-dart finishes has gradually increased, with today an average of 5 televised 9-darters per year. Despite a reported 115 being made away from the cameras over the years, nothing can quite beat the excitement and suspense of a 9-dart finish under the bright lights at Alexandra Palace or Lakeside, cheered on by a raucous crowd of thousands behind the players.

​18 years had passed until someone was able to match the achievements of Lowe in 1984, and it was perhaps a surprise that it came from little known Peter Lim. Still to this day one of the most famous 9-darters in the history of darts, Lim would pocket himself more than double that of which the eventual world champion that year received.

Despite the amount of 9-darters increasing dramatically in recent years due to the improvement of equipment and boards, resulting in less bounce outs and higher average scores, players can still earn hefty bonuses as a result of producing such moments of magic.

​Perhaps unsurprisingly, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor is the man to hold the record for the most 9-dart finishes, with the 14-time world champion having the feat on 11 separate occasions in front of the camera. His first of which came back in 2002 during the PDC World Matchplay, in what was the first on UK television, and most recently in August of last year against Peter Wright in Sydney. Back in 2010, Taylor even achieved two 9-darters in one match against James Wade during the Premier League of Darts.

​In fact, Wade has found himself on the wrong end of a 9-darter a staggering 7 times, more than any other player in history. Although, some relief for the Englishman can be taken from the fact that he became the first man to record three 9-darters in a calendar year, doing so back in 2006.

​Overall, a total of 29 9-darters have been achieved by English players, with 10 coming from Dutchman, 3 from Scotland, 2 by Australians, and one from Singapore, Canada, Northern Ireland and Belgium respectively.

So take a look at the videos below to relive some of the finest moments from the history of darts.

All televised 9-darters

Last updated: June 1, 2016.

You can search through all the videos of the televised 9-darters below by entering the name of a player into the field below.


John Lowe vs. Keith Deller

Date: 13 October 1984
Tournament: World Matchplay
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T17, T18, D18
Prize: £102,000

The first ever televised 9-dart finish came from John Lowe back in 1984. The Englishman achieved the feat against his fellow countryman Keith Deller at the World Matchplay Championship, and would go on to claim the title that year. Lowe hit two 180’s before finishing on 141, earning him a bonus of £102,000 along the way.

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Paul Lim vs. Jack McKenna

Date: 9 January 1990
Tournament: BDO World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £52,000

Singapore born Paul Lim needed just 67 seconds to write himself into darts folklore. Lim threw his perfect leg against Jack McKenna at Lakeside in 1990, to become the first man to produce a 9-dart finish at a World Championship. Lim would take home a total prize money from the tournament of £55,000, almost double that of Phil Taylor, who secured the first of his sixteen world titles that year.

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Shaun Greatbatch vs. Steve Coote

Date: 3 February 2002
Tournament: Dutch Open
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T15, D18
Prize: -

Englishman Shaun Greatbatch became the first man to produce a 9-darter on live television in 2002, as he defeated Steve Coote at the Dutch Open. Greatbatch who has recently battled bone marrow cancer will always be remembered fondly as a result of his double 18 to clinch the remarkable achievement.

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Phil Taylor vs. Chris Mason

Date: 1 August 2002
Tournament: World Matchplay
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £100,000

Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor produced the first of his eleven 9-dart finishes back in August of 2002. The legendary figure in the sport defeated Chris Mason at the World Matchplay Championships, and would eventually take home prize money of £100,000. Taylor would go on to beat Canadian John Part in the final, and become the first to achieve a 9-darter on UK television.

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Phil Taylor vs. Matt Chapman

Date: 5 June 2004
Tournament: UK Open
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: 501 bottles of Budweiser

Just two year’s later, Taylor was at it again, this time at the UK Open against Matt Chapman. The most successful player of all time proceed a double 12 to finish off another famous achievement, this time earning himself 501 bottles of Budweiser beer in the process.

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Phil Taylor vs. Roland Scholten

Date: 12 June 2005
Tournament: UK Open
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: 501 bottles of Budweiser

It’s that man again, as Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor followed up his moment of magic the previous year with yet another 9-dart finish at the 2015 UK Open. A double twelve again led to the winning of a very precise 501 bottles of beer, helping him to achieve victory over Dutchman Scholten by 11 sets to 6.

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Raymond van Barneveld vs. Peter Manley

Date: 23 March 2006
Tournament: Premier League Darts
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: -

The next 9-dart finish to be televised would come from Dutch favorite Raymond Van Barneveld, as he defeated Peter Manley in the Premier League of Darts in March 2006. The first 9-darter in the Premier league would come with a finish of treble 20, treble 19 and double 12, earning him 15,000 euros in earnings.

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Michael van Gerwen vs. Raymond van Barneveld

Date: 17 February 2007
Tournament: Masters of Darts
Method: T20, 2 x T29; 3 x T20; T20, T17, D18
Prize: €10,000

A year later in 2007, it would be Van Barneveld who was on the receiving end of a 9-darter from compatriot Michael Van Gerwen. The youngster was starting to make a name for himself in the world of darts, and despite eventually losing out to his more experienced opponent, a 9-dart finish and a 10,000 euro cheque certainly made people aware of his talents.

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Phil Taylor vs. Raymond van Barneveld

Date: 8 May 2007
Tournament: International Darts League
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: Opel Tigra Twin Top

That same year at the International Darts League, Phil Taylor yet again came up with a moment of magic against his old nemesis Van Barneveld. A double 12 by the Englishman wrapped things up nicely, in what by this point was far from unexpected from a man of Taylor’s abilities. A brand new sports car was his reward for such an achievement this time around.

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Tony O'Shea vs. Adrian Lewis

Date: 9 May 2007
Tournament: International Darts League
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: Opel Tigra Twin Top

Supporters at the International Darts League were not made to wait long for yet another moment of history, as Tony O’Shea produced a moment of brilliance in his match-up against Adrian Lewis. O’Shea would go on to defeat his opponent 7-4, and also pick up a new set of wheels for his troubles along with Taylor.

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Phil Taylor vs. Wes Newton

Date: 9 June 2007
Tournament: UK Open
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £20,000

The familiar combination of the UK Open and Phil Taylor would once again throw up an historic moment, as the fourteen-time world champion earned himself prize money of £20,000 with yet another 9-dart finish. Despite not winning the title that year, Taylor’s moment of brilliance was undoubtedly the moment of the tournament.

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John Walton vs. Martin Phillips

Date: 17 November 2007
Tournament: World Masters
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £2,000

John Boy Walton made his 9-darter on 17th November 2007 during his first round match with Martin Phillips at the Winmau World Masters. Despite winning the match, Walton would suffer a disappointing semi-final defeat just days later. However, a £2,000 paycheck for his 9-darter would no doubt have cheered him up.

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Phil Taylor vs. Jamie Harvey

Date: 6 June 2008
Tournament: UK Open
Method: 3 x T20; 2 x T20, T19; 2 x T20, D12
Prize: £25,000

A year later from his heroics at the 2007 UK Open, Phil Taylor was up to his old tricks again, as he produced yet another 9-dart finish during his victory over Jamie Harvey. A final dart to make double 12 helped the finest player of all time on his way to a crushing 9-1 victory over Harvey.

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James Wade vs. Gary Anderson

Date: 20 November 2008
Tournament: Grand Slam of Darts
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: -

The Grand Slam of Darts in 2008 is our next destination, with James Wade completing his 9-darter up against Gary Anderson. Having thrown three  9-dart legs in 2006 that were not televised, Wade finally produced a televised 9-darter on his way to victory over Anderson. Wade has found himself on the receiving end 9-darters 4-times since, including two by Phil Taylor and Brendan Dolan's amazing perfect leg with a double start and bull finish.

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Raymond van Barneveld vs. Jelle Klaasen

Date: 2 January 2009
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £20,000

The World Championship’s in London would be the scene for the next televised 9-dart finish, as Raymond Van Barneveld would yet again produce such a moment over a fellow Dutchman, this time in the form of Jelle Klaasen. A £20,000 cheque would be his reward this time, however it would once again be Phil Taylor who would claim the title in 2009.

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Mervyn King vs. James Wade

Date: 27 September 2009
Tournament: South African Masters
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £10,000

Later in 2009, Mervyn King would produce his first televised 9-darter at the South African Open. Wade once again found himself the victim in Johannesburg, and would eventually go down to King with relative ease.

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Darryl Fitton vs. Ross Montgomery

Date: 13 December 2009
Tournament: Zuiderduin Masters
Method: 2 x T20, T19; 3 x T20; 2 x T20, D12
Prize: £4,000

Little know Darryl Fitton would win prize money of £4,000 as a result of his maiden 9-darter against Ross Montgomery in the Zuiderduin Masters on 13th December 2009. Nicknamed ‘The Dazzler’, Fitton showed class by donating all of his winnings to charity after the tournament.

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Raymond van Barneveld vs. Brendan Dolan

Date: 28 December 2009
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £25,000

The PDC World Championships in 2009 would provide an opportunity for the games' greats to entertain packed crowds with yet another televised 9-dart finish. Raymond Van Barneveld was the man to deliver on this occasion, as he completed his third broadcasted 9-dart finish against Brendan Dolan, picking up £25,000 as a reward.

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Raymond van Barneveld vs Terry Jenkins

Date: 29 April 2010
Tournament: Premier League Darts
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: -

Almost a year had passed by the time another televised 9-darter occurred, and it was again left to Van Barneveld to do the honors. His Premier League Darts match-up with Terry Jenkins was the scene of what would be the first of three such achievements at the tournament in 2010.

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Phil Taylor vs. James Wade

Date: 24 May 2010
Tournament: Premier League Darts
Method: T20, 2 x T19; 3 x T20; T20, T17, D18 and 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: -

Unsurprisingly, it would be Phil Taylor who once again got in on the act. Taylor became the first man to produce two 9-darters in the same match. One of the greatest moments in the history of the sport helped Taylor on his way to yet another victory over Wade.

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Mervyn King vs. Gary Anderson

Date: 5 June 2010
Tournament: UK Open
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £5,000

Just a month later in June 2010 at the UK Open, Mervyn King threw a perfect 9-darter in his victory over Gary Anderson. The Reebok Stadium in Bolton was the scene of the fifth set moment, with Englishman King producing his second televised 9-darter.

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Raymond van Barneveld vs. Denis Ovens

Date: 17 July 2010
Tournament: World Matchplay
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £5,000

Dutchman Van Barneveld once again showed his full array of skills on his way to yet another 9-dart finish at the World Matchplay in July of 2010. Prize money of £5,000 was the reward for Van Barneveld, who would once again lose out to Phil Taylor later on in the tournament.

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Adrian Lewis vs. Gary Anderson

Date: 3 January 2011
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £10,000

Adrian Lewis recorded the third ever 9-dart finish at the PDC World championships during the tournament in January 2011. His fixture with compatriot Gary Anderson was the scene for the moment of brilliance, which earned Lewis a bonus sum of £10,000.

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John Part vs. Mark Webster

Date: 16 July 2011
Tournament: World Matchplay
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £10,000

The World Matchplay of 2011 saw Canadian John Part produce an unexpected 9-dart finish during his match against Mark Webster from Wales. Part came back from 7-1 down to find himself within one leg of Webster, before eventually just losing out to his opponent.

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Adrian Lewis vs. Raymond van Barneveld

Date: 31 July 2011
Tournament: European Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: -

The European Championships in July 2011 saw Adrian Lewis once again write himself into the record books by producing a 9-dart finish during his match against the much fancied Raymond Van Barneveld. Lewis would go on to make the final, where he eventually came unstuck against champion Phil Taylor.

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Brendan Dolan vs. James Wade

Date: 8 October 2011
Tournament: World Grandprix
Method: D20, 2 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T17, bullseye
Prize: £5,000

Northern Irishman Brendan Dolan certainly made his breakthrough into the big time in the world of dart’s during the World Grand Prix in 2011, as a 9-dart finish during his match with James Wade made everyone stand up and take notice.

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Phil Taylor vs. Kevin Painter

Date: 16 February 2012
Tournament: Premier League Darts
Method: 3 x T20; T20, 2 x T19; T20, T17, D18
Prize: -

Having been almost a year since Taylor had made a televised 9-darter, the Premier League of Darts in February 2012 gave us a reminder of the legendary figure’s abilities. Taylor would go on to defeat Simon Whitlock of Australia to win the tournament that year, with a score of 10-7 in the final.

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Simon Whitlock vs. Andy Hamilton

Date: 17 May 2012
Tournament: Premier League Darts
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T15, D18
Prize: -

During his run to the final, Whitlock would produce a 9-darter of his own, helping him to defeat Andy Hamilton along the way. Whitlock came from 4-1 down against ‘The Hammer’ to eventually run out 8-6 winner.

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Gary Anderson vs. Davey Dodds

Date: 8 June 2012
Tournament: UK Open
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £10,000

Gary Anderson produced his first ever 9-dart finish the UK Open of 2012 against Davey Dodds. The third round match saw Anderson win by a convincing 9-3 margin, however, he would be defeated in the following round by eventual winner Robert Thornton.

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Michael van Gerwen vs. Steve Beaton

Date: 25 July 2012
Tournament: World Matchplay
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £2,500

Michael Van Gerwen produced his first televised 9-dart finish since 2007 during the World Matchplay in July 2012. The Dutchman would eventually lose out to James Wade in an epic quarter final clash, however, Van Gerwen was now a permanent fixture in the world of darts.

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Wes Newton vs. Justin Pipe

Date: 26 July 2012
Tournament: World Matchplay
Method: 3 x T20; 2 x T20, T19; 2 x T20, D12
Prize: £2,500

Having beaten James Hubbard in the opening round of the same tournament, Wes Newton produced a 9-dart finish of his own, despite eventually losing out 13-10 to Justin Pipe.

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Dean Winstanley vs. Vincent van der Voort

Date: 23 December 2012
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £7,500

Yorkshire-man Dean Winstanley picked up a cheque for £7,500 as a result of his first 9-dart finish during his World Championship fixture against Vincent van der Voort. Despite eventually losing 4-2 to the Dutchman, Winstanley certainly enjoyed his moment in the spotlight.

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Michael van Gerwen vs. James Wade

Date: 30 December 2012
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 2 x T20, T19; 2 x T20, D12
Prize: £7,500

During the same tournament, more established professionals Van Gerwen and Wade battled it out for a place in the final. Van Gerwen produced a moment of brilliance in which he threw 17 perfect darts to help him secure a 6-4 victory over the Englishman, but would eventually lose out to Taylor in the final.

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Terry Jenkins vs. Per Laursen

Date: 14 December 2013
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £15,000

It was the PDC World Championships of the following year by the time another televised 9-darter came around. Terry Jenkins had the Alexandra Palace crowd on their feet, before suffering a heart breaking loss to qualifier Laursen by 3 sets to 2.

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Kyle Anderson vs. Ian White

Date: 14 December 2013
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £15,000

Later on in the same tournament, Australian Kyle Anderson would produce the second 9-darter of the tournament. This would be the only high point for Anderson however, as he crashed out of the competition in the opening round against Ian White by 3 sets to 1.

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Phil Taylor vs. Michael Smith

Date: 23 July 2014
Tournament: PDC World Matchplay
Method: 3 x T20; 2 x T20, T19; 2 x T20, D12
Prize: £10,000

During his 2013 World Matchplay victory, Phil Taylor produced yet another 9-dart finish during his second round match with Michael Smith. Taylor would go on to defeat Smith 13-6, and eventually beat number one seed Van Gerwen 18-9 in the final.

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James Wade vs. Robert Thornton

Date: 8 October 2014
Tournament: PDC World Grand Prix
Method: D20, 2 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T17, bullseye
Prize: £2,500

Despite suffering an agonizing final defeat against Van Gerwen, James Wade would have taken heart from his performances during the PDC World Grand Prix in 2014, not least of which because of a 9-darter against Robert Thornton in the second round.

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Robert Thornton vs. James Wade

Date: 8 October 2014
Tournament: PDC World Grand Prix
Method: D20, 2 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T17, bullseye
Prize: £2,500

Scotland’s Thornton got his revenge on Wade sooner than expected however, as in the same match he produced a moment of brilliance of his own. Despite going down 3-2 to his stronger opponent, Thornton will always remember this moment, as well as the £2,500 cash winnings.

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Michael van Gerwen vs. Raymond van Barneveld

Date: 26 October 2014
Tournament: European Championship
Method: 2 x T20, T19; 3 x T20; 2 x T20, D12
Prize: £5,000

Michael Van Gerwen produced a stunning piece of brilliance during his semi final win over compatriot Raymond Van Barneveld. Van Gerwen would go on to crush Terry Jenkins 11-4 in the final.

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Kim Huybrechts vs. Michael van Gerwen

Date: 14 November 2014
Tournament: Grand Slam of Darts
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: -

Belgium's Kim Huybrechts gave van Gerwen a taste of his own medicine during the 2014 Grand Slam of Darts. Huybrechts produced the most famous win of his career to defeat his opponent 16-10, before losing to Dave Chisnall in the following round.

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Adrian Lewis vs. Raymond van Barneveld

Date: 30 December 2014
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £10,000

Adrien Lewis claimed winnings of £10,000 by producing a 9-darter of his own during the 2015 PDC World Championships. Lewis would eventually lose out 4-3 to Raymond Van Barneveld in the quarter finals at Alexandra Palace.

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Darryl Fitton vs. Martin Adams

Date: 1 February 2015
Tournament: Dutch Open
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: Skoda Fabia

‘The Dazzler’ Darryl Fitton produced the moment of the 2015 Dutch Open, as a 9-dart finish meant the Englishman would take home a brand new car despite losing out eventually to tournament winner Martin Adams.

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Phil Taylor vs. Peter Wright

Date: 22 August 2015
Tournament: Sydney Darts Masters
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: -

During the semi-final match-up at the Sydney Darts Masters in 2015, Phil Taylor came up with yet another special moment on his way to the title. During his match with Scotland’s Peter Wright, ‘The Power’ completed a 9-dart finish to help him on his way to the final with a 10-7 victory.

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Dave Chisnall vs. Peter Wright

Date: 8 November 2015
Tournament: Grand Slam of Darts
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £30,000

Despite eventually losing out 10-7 to Peter Wright in the opening round of the 2015 Grand Slam of Darts, Dave Chisnall hit his first ever televised 9-darter to earn himself a massive £30,000 in prize money.

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Gary Anderson vs. Jelle Klaasen

Date: 2 January 2016
Tournament: PDC World Championship
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £15,000

The first of three 9-dart finished so far in 2016 came from Gary Anderson during the season opening PDC World Championships. Anderson was full of confidence, defeating Jelle Klaasen in the semi-final, before defeating Adrian Lewis in the final.

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Michael van Gerwen vs. Rob Cross

Date: 5 March 2016
Tournament: UK Open
Method: 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12
Prize: £10,000

The recent UK Open saw Michael Van Gerwen yet again produce a 9-darter for the supporters in Minehead. Van Gerwen defeated Rob Cross in the fourth round, before taking the tile through victories over Barry Lynn and Peter Wright.

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Adrian Lewis vs. James Wade

Date: 14 April 2016
Tournament: Premier League Darts
Method: 3 x T20; 2 x T20, T19; 2 x T20, D12
Prize: -

The 2016 Premier League of Darts, which for the first time was held in Holland, saw the most recently televised 9-dart finish. Adrian Lewis produced such a moment during his match-up with James Wade, before Van Gerwen eventually went on to win the tile for this year.

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