By Raz Mirza & Josh Gorton
Scotland William Borland sharp out Bradley Brooks in the first round of the world darts championship with this incredible nine-darter!
Scotland William Borland made darts history at the World Championship by his . to win first-round to collide with a nine-darter finish on debut.
Borland, from East Caulder, produced a storybook that ended on his match as he turned out fellow youngster Bradley Brooks in a blistering tungsten struggle.
World No. 2 Peter Wright started his quest for a second Ally Pally title in three years with win over Ryan Meikle, while the legendary Paul Lim bowed out after suffering a painful defeat to Joe Murnan.
World Darts Championship – Friday Night Results
|R1||Joe Murnan||3-2||Paul Lim|
|R1||William Borland||3-2||Bradley Brooks|
|R1||Ross Smith||3-0||Jeff Smith|
|R2||Peter Wright||3-0||Ryan Meikle|
Borland gave his mind throwing a nine-darter to beat Brooks
In a humdinger of a first-round collision, Brooks average 112.73 in cleaning up all three legs of the opening set without reply.
Are opponent Borland took out 92 to the . to seal second set 3-1 and level an entertaining encounter. The first two sets lasted just under 12 minutes.
Borland magic up this magical 148 checkout to move one leg away from victory
The third set went all the way way and it was ‘Big Willie’ who produced a brilliant 13-dart leg to the match around.
Borland completed another 13-darter to break throw at the start of the fourth before landing an exciting 148 to move within a leg of win.
Brooks produces a stunning 134 skinsaver to keep his hopes alive
‘Bam Bam’ replied with a grip before breaking in the next leg with an outrageous 134 (T17, T17, D16). He forced a decision set with a neat 98 cash register to surprise a raucous crowd.
Came back 25-year-old Borland with a 130 cash register on the rose to close in on victory, but Brooks wouldn’t lie down and he sent the match all way to a sudden-death leg.
a magnificent match got a dream ending when Borland landed a 180, a 177 and a 144 checkout for a blistering nine-darter leg to win the in style.
Awesome game of darts really enjoyed that well done from Willie Borland great way nasty finish brilliant also by Bradley Brooks. Well done both of You.
— Phil Taylor (@PhilTaylor) December 17, 2021
Unpleasant win 3 of are last four legs, Willie Borland took out 148, 130 and THOSE 144. AMAZING!
— Wayne Mardle (@Wayne501Mardle) December 17, 2021
He will next face ‘Heavy Metal’ Ryan Searle in the second round next Wednesday afternoon in what should be another classic.
Borland became the 11th player nasty join the nine-darter club at the World Cup, by with Raymond van Barneveld’s double cashing in to Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen as well as Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis out in the 2011 final.
9-darter to win the game, that happened 19 times before. But never on a big phase on TV!
9 darter in a last leg decider, that happened 5 times before
🏴White UKOQ 2 2018
🏴Dobey PC2 2019
🇦🇹Suljovic PC3 2021
Razma PC27 2021
Clement PC28 2021
— Premium Dart Data (@PremiumDartData) December 17, 2021
63rd nine-darter on television finish
54th in an official PDC TV event
43rd on air sports
19th comment by Stuart Pyke
4th comment by John Part
4th whistled by Kirk Bevins
11th in Alexandra Palace
2nd to win a television match
1st on TV by William Borland
Facts Courtesy of @LittleRichard
Wright started his World Cup bid with a stable display of arrows against ‘The Barber’ from Ipswich, easing towards opening set for gripping the second set 3-1 against double are lead.
He soon got the job done with a drama-free performance move on to the third round.
The Legendary Lim, who turns 68 next month, made its 14th appearance in the PDC World Championship, and ‘The Singapore Slinger’ made an explosive start against Murnan with a majestic 118 finish in the opening leg before holding it throw in the fourth leg around the . to seal first set.
lim, who first played in the worlds of 1982 in the Jollees Cabaret Club in Stoke-on-Trent, still produced top tungsten on the big stage, 39 years later. But his form left him in the second set with Murnan takes advantage of level up.
The Ally Pally crowd turned to a frenzy by darting legend, Lim, who laid off in a maximum for taking out 118 on tops
The next two sets were shared before Lancashire pitcher Murnan nailed tops with his sixth match darts to stumble over the finish line.
Ross Smith packed up an impressive 3-0 win over Jeff Smith from Canada with ends of 144 and 116 along the way nasty set up a second-round meeting with Stephen Bunting.
Live World Darts Championship
December 17, 2021, 12:30 pm
World Darts Championship – Saturday At The Darts
|R1||Jamie Hughes||vs||Raymond Smith|
|R1||Callan Rydzo||vs||Yuki Yamada|
|R1||Darius Labanauskas||vs||Mike De Decker|
|R2||Ian White||vs||Chris Landman|
|R1||Adam Hunt||vs||Boris Krcmar|
|R1||Ted Evetts||vs||Jim Williams|
|R1||Rowby John Rodriguez||vs||Nick Kenny|
|R2||Michael van Gerwen||vs||Chas Barstow|
Live World Darts Championship
December 17, 2021, 7:00 PM
World Darts Championship – Results Friday Afternoon
|R1||Ryan Joyce||3-2||Roman Benecky|
|R1||Keane Barry||3-2||Royden Lam|
|R1||Jermaine Wattimena||0-3||Boris Koltsov|
|R2||Krzysztof Ratajskiz||1-3||Steve Lennon|
A look back at the best of the action of the afternoon session
earlier in the day, Krzysztof Ratajski became the first seed to leave this year’s tournament, after having succumbed to 3-1 Steve Lennon in a turbulent affair.
Ratajski recovered from losing the opening set by taking out a sensational 132 cash register to level up one each, but the superior score van Lennon paid off when he dumped out the world No 12.
Krzysztof Ratajskiz hit this scandalous 132 cash register with two bullseyes and double 16
Ryan Joyce drove in one two-set lead before braving a spirited kickback from Czech debutant Roman Benecky to triumph in a last-leg shootout, and ‘Relentless’ will now meet Mervyn King for place in round three.
Barry buried this beautiful 121 cash register, finishing on the Rose!
Keane Barry triumphed in similar conditions, edges out Royden Lam from Hong Kong in a dramatic fifth and final set to secure his first victory at the World Championship, and the teenager reward is a fascinating showdown against eighth seed Jonny Clayton.
Koltsov took check of the third set with this 121 on the Rose
Elsewhere, Russia Boris Koltsov Hospitalized one of the greatest victories of his career to send Jermaine Wattimena in convert straight sets, 130 and 121 cash registers in the delight of the partisan Ally Pally crowd.
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