William Borland steals the show ahead of Peter Wright’s costume with a gorgeous nine-quarter show; Saturday’s World Championships will see Michael Van Gerwin open his challenge to lift the Sid Waddell Cup for the fourth time against Chas Barstow.

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Scotsman William Borland outmaneuvered Bradley Brooks in the first round of the World Darts Championships with this impressive nine-fourths championship!

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Scotsman William Borland outmaneuvered Bradley Brooks in the first round of the World Darts Championships with this impressive nine-fourths championship!

Scotsman William Borland outmaneuvered Bradley Brooks in the first round of the World Darts Championships with this amazing nine-four-fours tournament!

Scotsman William Borland made exciting history for darts at the World Championships by winning the first round of the match by scoring nine darts in his debut.

Borland, of East Caulder, produced a story ending with his match when he outplayed fellow young Bradley Brooks in a sharp tungsten fray.

World number two Peter Wright began his quest for a second Ally Pally title in three years with a victory over Ryan Meikle, while legendary Paul Lim withdrew after suffering a painful defeat to Joe Murnan.

World Darts Championship – Friday Night Results

R1 Joe Mornan 3-2 Paul Lim
R1 William Borland 3-2 Bradley Brooks
R1 Ross Smith 3-0 Jeff Smith
R2 Peter Wright 3-0 Ryan Mickley
Borland gave his thoughts after throwing his Lord Nine to defeat Brooks

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Borland gave his thoughts after throwing his Lord Nine to defeat Brooks

Borland gave his thoughts after throwing his Lord Nine to defeat Brooks

In a first-round match, Brooks averaged 112.73 in cleaning all three legs of the opening set without a response.

And his opponent, Borland, pulled 92 points to win the second set 3-1 and tied in an interesting match. The first two sets lasted just under 12 minutes.

Borland conjures this magical exit 148 to keep one leg away from victory

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Borland conjures this magical exit 148 to keep one leg away from victory

Borland conjures this magical exit 148 to keep one leg away from victory

The third set came to an end and it was “Big Willie” who delivered a superb 13-arrow hit to turn the match around.

Borland completed another 13 breakout throws at the start of the fourth inning before dropping in a delightful 148 to move within the winning stage.

Brooks produces amazing skin care 134 to keep his hopes up

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Brooks produces amazing skin care 134 to keep his hopes up

Brooks produces amazing skin care 134 to keep his hopes up

‘Bam Bam’ responded with a comment before breaking into the next leg with an outrageous 134 (T17, T17, D16). He forced a decisive set with a neat 98 exit to delight a raucous crowd.

The 25-year-old Borland came back with a 130-on-goal score to come close to winning, but Brooks wasn’t going to lie down and sent the competition all the way to the leg of sudden death.

A great game was given a dream come to an end when Borland landed 180, 177 and 144 out leg nines to win it in style.

Heavy Metal will face Ryan Searle in the second round next Wednesday afternoon in what should be another classic.

Borland became the eleventh player to join the nine-darts club at Worlds, along with Raymond van Barneveld’s double to Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwin as well as Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis in the 2011 final.

63rd place televised nine darts

54th place in the official event of PDC TV

43rd place in Sky Sports

19th Commentary by Stuart Pike

4 Comment John Part

The fourth is ruled by Kirk Bivens

Eleventh in Alexandra Palace

2nd place to win a televised match

First on TV, William Borland

The facts from LittleRichard

Peter 'Snakebite' Wright was in the Christmas spirit in North London on Friday night

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright was in the Christmas spirit in North London on Friday night

Wright kicked off his World Championship bid with a fixed-edge display of arrows against Ipswich’s “Barber”, easing the first set before clinching the second 3-1 to double his lead.

He quickly completed his job with a drama-free performance to sail into the third round.

The legendary Lim, who turns 68 next month, made his 14th appearance at the PDC World Championships, and “The Singapore Slinger” made a strong start against Murnan with a superb 118 finish in the first leg before catching the throwback in the second leg to rule the match. The first group.

Lim, who first played in the 1982 World Championships at the Jollees Cabaret Club in Stoke-on-Trent, was still producing some excellent tungsten on the big stage, 39 years later. But his form abandoned him in the second set and Mornan took the opportunity to raise the level.

Ally Pally's audience was sent into a frenzy by the impulsive legend, Lim, who shot at full speed before knocking out the 118 on top.

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Ally Pally’s audience was sent into a frenzy by the impulsive legend, Lim, who shot at full speed before knocking out the 118 on top.

Ally Pally’s audience was sent into a frenzy by the impulsive legend, Lim, who shot at full speed before knocking out the 118 on top.

The next two sets were shared before Lancashire pitcher Mornan topped the tops with his sixth darts in the match to stumble over the finish line.

Ross Smith He finished off with a big 3-0 win over Canadian Jeff Smith with a finish of 144 and 116 all the way to prepare for his second round encounter with Stephen Banting.

World Darts Championship

December 17, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

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World Darts Championship – Saturday at The Darts

afternoon
R1 Jimmy Hughes against Raymond Smith
R1 Callan Reds against Yuki Yamada
R1 Darius Labanoskas against Mike de Decker
R2 Ian White against Chris Landmann
Morocco, West, sunset
R1 Adam Hunt against Boris Krakmar
R1 Ted Evetts against Jim Williams
R1 Robbie John Rodriguez against Nick Kenny
R2 Michael Van Gerwin against Chace Barstow

World Darts Championship

December 17, 2021, 7:00 pm

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World Darts Championship – Friday afternoon results

R1 Ryan Joyce 3-2 Roman Beneke
R1 Ken Barry 3-2 Royden Lam
R1 Jermaine Watimina 0-3 Boris Koltsov
R2 Krzysztof Ratajsky 1-3 Steve Lennon
A look back at the best events from the afternoon session

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A look back at the best events from the afternoon session

A look back at the best events from the afternoon session

Earlier in the day, Krzysztof Ratajski became the first seed to exit this year’s tournament, after succumbing 3-1 to the Steve Lennon In an upside down case.

Ratajsky recovered from losing the opening set by making a thrilling exit 132 to settle one each, but Lennon’s superior points paid off as he overcame world number 12.

Krzysztof Ratajski hit this scandalous exit 132 with two Bullseyes and a Double 16

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Krzysztof Ratajski hit this scandalous exit 132 with two Bullseyes and a Double 16

Krzysztof Ratajski hit this scandalous exit 132 with two Bullseyes and a Double 16

Ryan Joyce Raced into a two-set lead before defying a racy reaction from Czech player Roman Beneke to win the penalty shootout in the first leg, Reliants now meet Mervyn King to book their place in Round Three.

Barry buried this impressive 121-point request, and ended up at the point target!

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Barry buried this impressive 121-point request, and ended up at the point target!

Barry buried this impressive 121-point request, and ended up at the point target!

Ken Barry He triumphed in similar circumstances, outpacing Hong Kong’s Royden Lam in a dramatic fifth and final set to secure his first World Championship win, and the teenager’s reward is a fine showdown against eighth seed Johnny Clayton.

Koltsov dominated the third set with this 121 goal post

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Koltsov dominated the third set with this 121 goal post

Koltsov dominated the third set with this 121 goal post

Elsewhere, Russia’s file Boris Koltsov He scored one of the biggest wins of his career for fielding Jermaine Watimena in straight sets, turning 130 and 121 eliminations to the delight of Ally Pally’s partisan crowd.

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