Historic moment for Price with World Championship nine-darter

Gerwyn Price (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Gerwyn Price achieved a slice of history with his nine-darter in the William Hill World Darts Championship on Saturday.

The world number one landed his first televised nine-darter during a thrilling quarter-final tie against Michael Smith - although the game saw his World Championship title defence ended with a dramatic 5-4 loss.

However, alongside being his own first nine-darter in a televised match, Price also achieved the unique feat of being the first player to use the treble 19-treble 20-double 12 route on the big stage.

The nine-darter was also the third in this year's tournament, making the 2021/22 World Championship the first in the event's history to feature three perfect legs.

William Borland had hit the first nine-darter in the sudden-death leg of his thriller with Bradley Brooks, while Darius Labanauskas then achieved perfection during a first round defeat to Mike De Decker.

Should any of the remaining four players achieve TWO nine-darters in the semi-finals and final, this would trigger the huge £100,000 bonus on offer from leading builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse, an official partner of the PDC.

The player would win £50,000 for themselves by twice achieving perfection - with a member of the public who enters a special prize draw and Selco's nominated charity Global's Make Some Noise each receiving £25,000.

Members of the public can book their place in the draw by completing the form at this link before any player hits a second nine-dart finish.