Michael van Gerwen hit a nine-dart finish on Saturday night at the European Darts Matchplay in Hamburg. It is the first perfect leg on the Euro Tour circuit since 2013.

Ross Smith threw the last nine-darter on the Euro Tour five years ago. After that, the required double was missed sixteen times by several players. Van Gerwen put an end to the curse against Ryan Joyce.
The 29-year-old Dutchman started the fourth leg with a 180 and 177 score. Then he fired in a 144 checkout, to complete the nine-dart finish.

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Author: Pieter Verbeek