James Malin

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Jan 03

Darts quiz: how much do you know about the PDC World Championship?

Michael van Gerwen became a two-time world champion when he beat Gary Anderson at Alexandra Palace on Monday. Do you know your darts history?

Where was the PDC World Darts Championship held every year before it moved to Alexandra Palace in 2008?

Wembley Arena

Circus Tavern

Riverside Sports Arena

Swan Hall

No one pulled off a nine-dart finish at this year’s PDC World Championship. Who threw one in the semi-final last year on his way to winning the tournament?

Jelle Klaasen

Raymond van Barneveld

Gary Anderson

Adrian Lewis

How many times has Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor won the PDC World Darts Championship?

12

14

16

18

What is the highest possible checkout to win a game of darts?

160

168

170

180

How old was Michael van Gerwen when Phil Taylor won his first PDC World Darts Championship trophy?

Five

Eight

11

14

Which of these is a genuine Sid Waddell quote?

‘He had it on a plate, he had the sausage, bacon and eggs on it as well, but he couldn’t take it’

‘Braver than a matador in a pink tutu he was’

‘They tell me that all men are equal in God’s eyes, this player makes you seriously think about those words’

‘The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in, with a portion of chips, you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them’

When was the first PDC World Darts Championship?

1986

1990

1994

1998

Phil Taylor won the championship in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Who broke his chain of consecutive victories by winning the title in 2003?

Dennis Priestley

John Part

Gary Anderson

Raymond van Barneveld

Which player has the nickname ‘The Menace’?

Michael van Gerwen

Gary Anderson

Andy Jenkins

Dennis Priestley

Who used Tony Christie’s song Is This the Way to Amarillo as his entrance music?

Peter Manley

Vincent van der Voort

Andy Smith

Steve Hine

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