Dayrl Gurney nailed a magnificent 170 at the World Darts Championship
Gurney will take on John Henderson or Marco Kantele in the second round on Saturday
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 19/12/17 12:38am
Daryl Gurney beat Ronny Huybrechts to reach the second round of the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, with his show-stopping 170 the main highlight.
Northern Ireland's Gurney, the fourth seed, beat Huybrechts of Belgium with an impressive 3-1 victory on Monday night.
The World Grand Prix champion showed why he's every inch one of the favourites to claim the title on New Year's Day with a blizzard of blistering arrows.
He looked on course for the first nine-darter of the tournament in the opening leg, but narrowly missed T19 with his eighth dart.
Gurney was determined to steal the show and did so in the most spectacular fashion by sinking 'The Big Fish' - a 170 checkout.
A 170 checkout normally has a 3% average completion rate. Thus far at the World Championship, 170s are being finished nearly 10% of the time. At this rate, we'll have ten more before the tournament is over.— Christopher Kempf (@ochepedia) December 18, 2017
Click on the play button in the video above to see Gurney's 170 checkout and then watch the video below to see him come close to the holy grail in darts.
The 2018 World Championship from Alexandra Palace continues on Tuesday from 7pm.
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