Born in Singapore 1954, Paul Lim or to give him his full name, Paul Lim Leong Hwa, became the first ever person in the sport, to hit a 9-darter in the BDO World Championships. The “Singapore Slinger” achieved that superb feat in the 2nd round against The Republic of Ireland’s Jack McKenna in 1990. Paul scooped £52,000 for his troubles which was £28,000 more than Phil “The Power” Taylor received for actually winning the BDO Title!
Fast forward 27 years to December 2017 for a 2nd round encounter in the 2018 PDC World Championships at the Alexandria Palace in London. Paul is facing two times World Champion Gary Anderson where Deja Vu crops up in the most unexpected places! Even at 63, Paul was rolling back the years as if he had never left the stage. 177, 180, T20 and T20. Every man and his dog waited in anticipation to will that final dart into double 12……but it wasn’t to be, only a few millimetres separated perfection and his newly found stardom, plus many more new found fans!
Darts, excitement at its finest.