The double-in, double-out set format of the World Grand Prix is notoriously one of the toughest on the PDC Tour, so to land the nine-dart finish is the ultimate dream.
Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan will always be remembered for his nine-dart finish against James Wade at the 2011 World Grand Prix.
Dolan created history as the first player to achieve a nine-dart finish in the double-start format, which was the highlight of his career and earned him the nickname ‘The History Maker’.
He produced the performance of his life in a 5-2 semi-final defeat of world No 3 Wade, which was crowned when he hit a perfect leg in the game’s second set.
Dolan opened the leg with a 160 score before adding a 180 and a stunning 161 finish – treble 20, treble 17, and then the bullseye – for a magical moment which sent the Citywest Convention Centre into a frenzy and earned him a £5,000 bonus on top of a guaranteed minimum pay-day of £40,000 for reaching the final.