Quiz about Amazing Moments in Darts
Quiz about Amazing Moments in Darts

Amazing Moments in Darts Trivia Quiz


Welcome to my little pub, filled with amazing stories of some great darting moments from the professional scene. I'll be bringing you through great comebacks, debut victories and some pitfalls in this amazing game.

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Abby_91
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Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. World Cup of Darts - here selected nations are represented by their country's two highest ranking players in doubles and singles play. The first round in 2017 saw number one seeds Scotland face off against Singapore. Of these four players, who was not present in this battle? Hint

Gary Anderson
Paul Lim
Harith Lim
Michael van Gerwen

2. This great moment involves a young man from the Land Down Under, 'The Original' Kyle Anderson. In the 2016 Austrian Darts Open, he went toe to toe with world number 1 Michael van Gerwen with a stunning show, which saw Kyle finish the game on the same double 3 times in a row. Of these doubles, which did he use to knock out Mighty Mike? Hint

Double 17
Bullseye
Double 19
Double 7

3. 2017 saw the breakthrough for an Austrian player originally from Serbia. In a fairy tale final at the Champions League of Darts, the man known as 'The Gentle' won his first televised title against Gary Anderson. Who is this gentleman? Hint

John Part
Max Hopp
Mensur Suljovic
Kim Huybrechts

4. A young man named Keith Deller made a certain high checkout synonymous with his name. In 1983, he took out one of the greatest players to ever set foot at the oche in the final of the BDO World Championship. Who is this crafty arrow thrower? Hint

Jocky Wilson
John Part
Vincent van der Voort
Eric Bristow

5. In the world of darts, one man's name will always be mentioned. He is none other than the record breaking, history making 16 time champion, Phil 'The Power' Taylor. In the 2010 Premier League Darts final, 'The Power' became the first player to hit two nine dart finishes in the same game. Who was the victim of this amazing achievement? Hint

Wayne Mardle
Mervyn King
James Wade
Andy Hamilton

6. One of the greatest rivalries in darts saw the BDO's top gun in the 90s, Raymond van Barneveld shift over to the PDC. His aim, to beat Phil Taylor. At the 2007 PDC World Championship, the final of dreams came true, it was 'Barney' versus 'The Power'.

True or false: the match went all the way to a deciding sudden death leg on the 13th and final set.

True
False

7. In 2015, a big man made a comeback to the big stage after numerous health scares. He is former Lakeside World Champion Andy Fordham, and he made it to a special tournament which sees the best of the PDC against the BDO. What is this special yearly event? Hint

Players Championship
World Matchplay
UK Masters
Grand Slam of Darts

8. This player is a man in red, also known to his fans as 'Duzza'. In a match against Peter Wright, he was one double away from hitting a magical nine-dart finish. Who is the man named 'Duzza'? Hint

Scott Waites
Daryl Fitton
Martin Adams
Glen Durrant

9. In one of the toughest tournaments held by the PDC, the World Grand Prix of Darts 2017 made history. This tournament saw no English player reach the quarter-final stage. Of the for players listed (all four made it to the quarters), which one is from Australia? Hint

John Henderson
Benito van de Pas
Daryl Gurney
Simon Whitlock

10. The 2018 PDC William Hill World Championship was a tournament that saw big names fall, and new blood rise to the occasion. The winner was a world championship debutante; for many players it was the greatest debut of any player in history. Who won the 2018 world title? Hint

Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jamie Caven
Rob Cross
Jamie Lewis


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1. World Cup of Darts - here selected nations are represented by their country's two highest ranking players in doubles and singles play. The first round in 2017 saw number one seeds Scotland face off against Singapore. Of these four players, who was not present in this battle?

Answer: Michael van Gerwen

In this clash, Scotland were the top seeds, represented by Gary Anderson and Peter Wright who were 2nd and 3rd in the PDC Order of Merit respectively. Anderson won the PDC World Championship back to back in 2015 and 2016. Wright won his first televised title in 2017, becoming the UK Open champion. For Singapore, the top players in the world of Soft Tip darts played for the island nation, represented by Paul Lim and Harith Lim, who despite sharing the same surname have no relation.

Paul, the oldest player in the tournament at 63 years old, was no stranger to the European circuit, being the first man ever to hit a perfect 9 dart finish in the Embassy World Championship back in 1990. Harith saw prominence for winning the inaugural BDO World Youth Masters, and like Paul, compete mainly in Soft Tip.

In one of the greatest upsets ever recorded in darts, Singapore beat the Scottish duo in the first round 5 legs to 2, with Anderson and Wright unable to find their rhythm and scoring power for most of the match. It was a 100 checkout from Paul Lim that sealed the deal, with Gary Anderson busting on double 14 when he needed Double 9 to keep Scotland alive. The 2 Lims would play on, defeating Spain's Toni Alcinas and Cristo Reyes before succumbing to the Belgian brother duo of Kim and Ronnie Huybrechts in the quarter finals.

The 2017 World Cup went to the Netherlands, led by world number 1 Michael van Gerwen, and 5 time world champion Raymond van Barneveld.
2. This great moment involves a young man from the Land Down Under, 'The Original' Kyle Anderson. In the 2016 Austrian Darts Open, he went toe to toe with world number 1 Michael van Gerwen with a stunning show, which saw Kyle finish the game on the same double 3 times in a row. Of these doubles, which did he use to knock out Mighty Mike?

Answer: Bullseye

In the quarter finals of the Austrian Darts Open, MvG was seen as the big favourite to take the title to his list of countless accomplishments, but Kyle Anderson defied expectations and pulled off three stunning bullseye finishes in a row, the finishes being a 121, 72 and 121 again respectively. This left Michael van Gerwen reeling and Kyle took the victory home with a 6-4 scoreline.

'The Original' has recorded two 9 dart finishes in his career, one in the 2013 World Championship against 'The Diamond' Ian White, and the 2017 Players Championship in another outing against Michael van Gerwen.
3. 2017 saw the breakthrough for an Austrian player originally from Serbia. In a fairy tale final at the Champions League of Darts, the man known as 'The Gentle' won his first televised title against Gary Anderson. Who is this gentleman?

Answer: Mensur Suljovic

Mensur Suljovic entered the Champions League of Darts as the 7th seed out of 8 players, and had an amazing performance in the group stage, fending off Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall to finish top of his group undefeated. In the interviews before the knockout stages, Mensur stated he had no chance of winning, as players like Phil Taylor, Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld are better than he was, but he would prove himself wrong.

'The Gentle' took out RVB in the semi-finals in style with a 160 checkout, and the finals saw him face off against 'The Flying Scotsman' Gary Anderson once again. Mensur kept his cool and with a dart at double 14, took his first winners' trophy and ₤100,000 in prize money.

Suljovic is known for his unorthodox throwing style, twirling his dart with the flight pointing up before swinging back away from his eye line to throw and uses a light 16 gm dart. He also has a fondness to finish on double 14, and will use anything in his power to finish on that double when possible.
4. A young man named Keith Deller made a certain high checkout synonymous with his name. In 1983, he took out one of the greatest players to ever set foot at the oche in the final of the BDO World Championship. Who is this crafty arrow thrower?

Answer: Eric Bristow

Eric Bristow is considered by many as one of the greatest names in darts. His confident, almost arrogant demeanor, signature red shirt and mind games to rile up opponents made 'The Crafty Cockney' a household name and propelled darts into a global phenomenon. In 1983 though, he failed to lift up the trophy. He decided to play safe when left with 121, instead of finishing on the bullseye, Eric hit 18 to leave him with 32 to score, thinking the young Ipswich native won't be able to finish a high checkout. Keith took to the board and stunned the crowd with a triple 20, triple 18 and double 12 finish, and from that moment on, the 138 became known as a Deller finish. Keith Deller would compete for another 24 years before retiring in 2007, to become a spotter for the cameras during matches and occasional pundit for Sky Sports.

Bristow would press on. In the 80s he racked up a total of five world titles and in the 90s he sponsored the development of one of the greatest players to ever enter the sport of darts, Phil 'The Power' Taylor. Sadly, Eric left the world after a sudden heart attack on 5 April 2018 at the age of 60. His death was announced during a Premier League match between Daryl Gurney and Peter Wright.
5. In the world of darts, one man's name will always be mentioned. He is none other than the record breaking, history making 16 time champion, Phil 'The Power' Taylor. In the 2010 Premier League Darts final, 'The Power' became the first player to hit two nine dart finishes in the same game. Who was the victim of this amazing achievement?

Answer: James Wade

James Wade is one of the most successful players in darts, having won eight PDC major titles in his career. A left handed player, Wade is known as 'The Machine' for his love of mechanical work, and for his throw, which has been described as being a very consistent action, almost machine-like. Wade first made a name for himself by stopping Phil Taylor's 44 match winning streak in the 2008 Premier League opener before taking home the League trophy the following year. That all changed in 2010, where the two giants took finals night to a sky high battle.

Wade took the first leg of the match before Phil responded with a nine dart finish, hitting a 147 to take the 2nd leg. On the 15th leg, Phil showed darting excellence when both players were tied 7 legs apiece. He produced another nine darter, this time with a 141 finish to raise the roof as Wade could only smile at such a feat happening in front of him. On the 16th leg, Phil showed he wasn't done and was two darts away from hitting a 3rd consecutive nine dart.
6. One of the greatest rivalries in darts saw the BDO's top gun in the 90s, Raymond van Barneveld shift over to the PDC. His aim, to beat Phil Taylor. At the 2007 PDC World Championship, the final of dreams came true, it was 'Barney' versus 'The Power'. True or false: the match went all the way to a deciding sudden death leg on the 13th and final set.

Answer: True

The Circus Tavern was a packed house, with fans, families and darts finest players in attendance to see the two best players of the generation duking it out at the oche. Raymond came to the final having not dropped a set after the 2nd round against Colin Lloyd, whilst Phil decided to play some mind games by entering the match wearing Dutch orange to try and get under Barney's skin.

Taylor took the first three sets with Barney unable to find his rhythm, but by the 4th set, Barney bounced back to take his first set. But as the final went on, it went back and forth before reaching the 13th set tied at 6 sets each. After 4 legs, they were tied 2 legs apiece, and at the 5th leg, the first player to win by 2 legs would be world champion, but if tied at 5-5, they will go into sudden death, and that would be the case for this dramatic final.

Unable to pull away by 2 legs, Barney won the bullseye to take first shot at the sudden death leg, and maintained the lead to bring pressure to 'The Power' after failing a 148 checkout to win. Barney, left with 40, took one dart at double 20 to beat Phil Taylor in a dramatic near three-hour battle for darting greatness.

Though many believed this would see Barney and Taylor trade championships, it wouldn't be the case as Phil continued to dominate the World Championship scene, winning the 2009, 2010 and 2013 titles to become a 16-time champion. Raymond would see mixed success over the years, hitting nine dart finishes in the world championship 2 years straight and reaching the final of 2009 where he could only take a single set against a rampant Taylor. His last major win was the 2014 Premier League title. The duo clashed on 83 occasions, with Phil winning a whopping 61 times against the Dutchman.
7. In 2015, a big man made a comeback to the big stage after numerous health scares. He is former Lakeside World Champion Andy Fordham, and he made it to a special tournament which sees the best of the PDC against the BDO. What is this special yearly event?

Answer: Grand Slam of Darts

The Grand Slam of Darts is a tournament that sees players from the BDO get invited to face off against PDC top brass in a group stage/knockout tournament format. 'The Viking' Andy Fordham was one of two UK Qualifiers for the BDO, with seven other players joining in the group stages.

Andy's story getting there is one of triumph and trials. In 2004, he won the BDO Lakeside Championship in a dramatic battle against Raymond van Barneveld, winning 5 sets to 4 despite being down 0-3 at the early goings. He would then be invited to a special best of 13 sets exhibition match against reigning PDC Champion Phil Taylor, a battle to see who is truly the best. Andy withdrew due to heat intensity, and the game ended with Phil being declared the winner by default.

After his 2004 world title, Andy's form would slip, unable to produce the performance that made him top of the world in darts due to poor health linked to his obesity and drinking habits.

Despite a grueling UK qualifier, 'The Viking' went up to the big stage against Adrian Lewis, to a roaring crowd in the 2015 Grand Slam of Darts, and shot a maximum score of 180 with his first 3 darts to thunderous cheers and an excited call from commentator Wayne Mardle, who described Andy as a player who literally came back from the brink of death to play stunning darts. He continues to be an ambassador for the BDO and Winmau Darts.
8. This player is a man in red, also known to his fans as 'Duzza'. In a match against Peter Wright, he was one double away from hitting a magical nine-dart finish. Who is the man named 'Duzza'?

Answer: Glen Durrant

Glen Durrant is one of the BDO's most dominant players, winning the BDO Lakeside Championship back to back in 2017 and 2018. His achievements helped him qualify for the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts, where he finished on top of his group in the group stages.

He entered the quarter finals as the sole representative for the BDO, and struggle to keep up with his fellow group qualifier, 'Snakebite' Peter Wright. Peter took an early lead with 'Duzza' struggling with his doubles. With Peter just a few legs away from victory, Glen had 2 attempts at a 9 dart finish, with his first attempt missing on treble 19, and his 2nd time just missing at double 12. In the end, the mohawked 'Snakebite' was too much for Glen as they finished 16 legs to 10 in favour of the Scotsman. 'Duzza' though was left with a great deal of respect from the rowdy PDC crowd and his fellow dart players with murmurings that the would try for the PDC.

That didn't happen as he went on to win the 2018 BDO Lakeside Championship, clinching it away from Mark McGeeney in a tight fought battle.
9. In one of the toughest tournaments held by the PDC, the World Grand Prix of Darts 2017 made history. This tournament saw no English player reach the quarter-final stage. Of the for players listed (all four made it to the quarters), which one is from Australia?

Answer: Simon Whitlock

The World Grand Prix is a set format tournament with an added twist -- players must start each leg with a double, and finish with a double. Missing a double can be extremely unforgiving in this format, and many top seeds such as Michael van Gerwen, Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith were knocked out early on when doubles failed them in 2017.

At the quarter finals, there were only three seeded players left, and none of the remaining players were English. In a sport dominated by the Brits for decades, this was a first for a televised darts competition. Players in the quarter finals included Scotland's John Henderson, Robert Thornton and Peter Wright, Raymond van Barneveld and Benito van de Pas of the Netherlands, Mensur Suljovic of Austria, Simon Whitlock of Australia and winning his first ever TV major, 'Superchin' Daryl Gurney of Northern Ireland.

The final saw 'Superchin' Daryl Guney against 'The Wizard' Simon Whitlock. Whitlock, being no stranger to reaching the finals in darts, had been a runner up at the PDC & BDO World Championships. This was Gurney's first TV final. It would be 'Superchin' who fell to his knees in tears as he celebrated a well fought victor as Grand Prix Champion. This victory propelled him to world no. 4 in the Order of Merit.
10. The 2018 PDC William Hill World Championship was a tournament that saw big names fall, and new blood rise to the occasion. The winner was a world championship debutante; for many players it was the greatest debut of any player in history. Who won the 2018 world title?

Answer: Rob Cross

Rob Cross entered the scene in 2016 playing the UK Open, where he got knocked out by Michael van Gerwen, falling victim to a 9 dart finish and two 170 checkouts from the Dutchman. He would pick up a PDC Tour Card and, in 2017, became a regular fixture in the Pro Tour, winning in many events against the likes of Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis, and ascended into the top 32.

At the 2018 World Championship, Cross entered as the 20th seed, but his stellar run in the year made him a favourite among the bookies, and the world watched in awe as the 27 year old former electrician brought down all the competition in his path. In his path to the final, he dispatched Japan native Seigo Asada, Michael Smith, John Henderson and young Belgian Dimitri Van den Bergh, who had a similarly stellar run in the World Championship.

It would be the semi finals that saw Cross face off against the man who beat him in his first visit to the UK Open, Michael van Gerwen. His game against MvG had to go to sudden death and as the London crowd heckled MvG, Cross kept his cool to end MvG's quest for a third world title.

The final saw Cross take on the retiring Phil Taylor, who intended to go for a 17th world title before hanging up his boots. It was not meant to be for 'The Power', as 'Voltage' shocked the world when he dominated him 7 sets to 2. In a span of a year, Rob Cross has become the next big darting phenomenon.
Source: Author Abby_91

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