PDC World Championships Review

Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor claimed the 2013 PDC World Championship crown, his sixteenth title, but the tournamnet will be remembered for many other highlights.

The final itself witnessed both players average over the 100 mark for three darts, proving that it was one of the best games of darts ever.

Runner-up Michael Van Gerwen hit 17 perfect darts in his semi-final against James Wade, as he became one of only a few players to produce a nine darter at the World Championships.

The video of his perfect 17 darts can be found here http://www.101greatgoals.com/other-sports/stunning-michael-van-gerwens-9-darter-v-james-wade-world-darts-championships/.

Van Gerwen also took out previous double World Champion Adrian Lewis in the quarter-final as he cemented himself as the golden boy of darts.

Lewis had a tournament to forget that rounded off a poor year for the two-time champion, who has been unable to show any of the form that took him to the top of the game.

There was also another nine darter in the championships as Dean Winstanley produced the perfect leg in his defeat to Vincent van der Voort.

The tournament will also be remembered for the return to form of Raymond van Barneveld, who produced some of the best legs ever in his first round match, giving him an average close to 108.

The spat him and the champion had at the end of their last four match was also great drama.

Taylor had been leading 5-1 but a comeback from Barney had put the game in the balance at 5-4 before Taylor held his nerve. However the fireworks started after the game as the handshake turned sour. Taylor has since apoligised for his actions.

However the return to form of Taylor and his sixteenth world title is the major talking point of the event.

His return to the top arguably sees him confirm his status as the greatest ever sportsman.

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