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The world’s leading darts players won't just be playing for their own financial gain at the 2021/22 PDC World Championships – but will be out to win money for fans and charity as well.
The top prize at the Alexandra Palace stands at £500,000, as well as an extravagant trophy for the winner, but thanks to PDC official partner Selco Builders Warehouse, entrants can target a financial windfall by other means.
The company is offering 50,000 to any player who can make history by landing two perfect nine-dart legs during the tournament – which Gerwyn Price won last year.
Furthermore, if the incredible feat is achieved another £25,000 will be awarded to fan, and £25,000 will also go to Selco’s nominated charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.
Three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen, who has hit seven televised nine-dart finishes and missed double 12 for a second nine-darter at the World Championship in 2012, commentedL “This is a really exciting competition from Selco which adds extra interest to what is already an incredible tournament.
“Hitting two nine-dart finishes over the course of the tournament is hard, but it’s certainly not impossible. I will be going out there and giving everything to make it happen, not only for myself but for the fan and the charity as well.
“I’m sure the money would make a tremendous difference to them.”
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A total of 39 perfect legs have been witnessed during PDC events this year, while James Wade landed the tenth nine-darter in the history of the PDC’s World Championship last December at Ally Pally.
Darts fans have to register at www.selcobw.com/100kdarts by the time the second nine-dart finish is recorded to be in with a chance of winning the £25,000.
Selco's nominated charity, Global’s Make Some Noise, helps improve the lives of disadvantaged people in communities by partnering with small charities across the UK to keep crucial services going, such as food banks, domestic violence and mental health helplines, carer support, community projects and employment programmes.
Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, said about the initiative: “We are very proud of our partnership with the PDC and the World Championship is the highlight of the year for our darts-loving colleagues and customers.
“We really wanted to bring some extra excitement to the event this year and we feel we’ve done just that with this incredible £100,000 jackpot prize.
Gerwyn 'The Iceman' Price will go in as defending champion when the 2021/22 World Darts Championship starts on December 15, concluding on January 3.
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