Nathan Girvan hit the jackpot in his showdown in opposition to darts nice Adrian Lewis on Wednesday when he recorded an extraordinary nine-dart end in Wigan.
The pair clashed right through the fifteenth match of this yr’s Players Championship on the Robin Park Sports Centre. And whilst two-time international champion Lewis used to be the big name title at the billing, it used to be Girvan whose efficiency garnered a lot of the gallery’s consideration.
That’s after the 19-year-old celebrated a pinpoint parade of rankings that learn 180-180-141, marking the primary best leg of his PDC profession. His used to be the 3rd nine-darter to be witnessed on the Players Championship match after Ross Smith and Damon Heta each and every reflected the feat on Tuesday.
Not even a nine-darter used to be sufficient to keep away from defeat as Girvan fell 6-3 to way more skilled opposition, alternatively. The teenager used to be unlucky to stand such an esteemed foe within the first spherical however has time on his fingers as he seems to degree the sphere.
Girvan is a two-time runner-up within the BDO World Youth Darts Championship and reached the overall of the World Youth Masters in 2017. The Forfar local is a fabricated from the Angus Darts Academy in Arbroath, which is administered through any other PDC professional, Alan Soutar.
The youngster ability advised BBC Sport Scotland in 2019 of his ambition to at some point be topped international champion. Facing off in opposition to opposition of Lewis’ calibre at such an early level in his construction will assist in that regard.
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It’s additionally price noting Girvan maintained a 100.6 reasonable regardless of dropping the fit through 3 legs. The Scot joined the PDC for the 2021 season and hasn’t regarded a ways quick of a few high-class pageant right through his first yr or so on their books.
While Girvan’s nine-dart accomplishment could have attracted probably the most consideration in Wigan, it used to be not at all the final of its sort. Michael Smith celebrated a 2nd victory in as many days after beating Callan Rydz in Wednesday’s finale..
‘Bully Boy’ produced a nine-dart end of his personal when he beat Florian Hempel within the quarter-finals. Girvan’s skill to copy the feat at this type of younger age, alternatively, will ship alarm bells that probably the most recreation’s largest potentialities is gaining in momentum.