ox. ox. ox. Simon Whitlock heard the Dutch Open Darts Championship go crazy yesterday by limiting his match to three darts in a bull’s-eye. A wonderful shot that we rarely see. Darts expert, Eric Claris, explains why.
Simon Whitlock “The Wizard” was 150 points away from beating Swede Daniel Larsson at the Dutch Darts Open yesterday. Most quarters immediately think of a check-out route through Triple 20, but the eccentric Whitelock chose the rare bull bull.
“You rarely see the exits during matches,” Eric Clariss said. “In the world of darts, such a shot is often considered disrespectful. When you have three darts in your hand, you usually sacrifice one darts to go for an easy double. Shooting straight into a bull’s eye is actually a thing.” empty†
Still getting out of the account where you have to throw in different numbers is more difficult.
The shot is also not too difficult, according to Clarisse.
“Of course it’s harder than 180. The bull’s eye area is simply smaller than the triple 20 area. However, still drag where you have to throw different numbers is more difficult. Eye, so you have very good guidelines.”
“Finish 141 – triple 20, triple 19, double 12 – has a higher level of difficulty in my opinion. Especially if you’re about to throw a 9 quad.”
Did Clarice ever try to finish a triple bull himself during his run?
“I did, but only during demonstrations. In an official match I never did it simply because it was ‘not finished’. Nowadays you see such shots a lot. The line between acceptable and disrespectful seems to blur a little bit.”
Watch Simon Whitlock’s cool trick here
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