Harry Ward claimed his first PDC title over the weekend. His victory in Barnsley signified the turning of obvious talent into genuine achievement.
The twenty-one-year-old, Unicorn player stands out from the crowd in more ways than one. He stands over 6’3″ tall and could be described as sturdily built. But it’s not just his form that is unusual. His darts are over 56mm in length.
The majority of modern, thinner style, tungsten darts are around 50.8mm long, with bomb shaped barrels being even shorter. Martin Adams, Peter Wright & MVG use between 52 & 54.6mm.
Big H may well be the user of the longest barrel in the PDC. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues, or is extended and whether a pattern emerges as to what type of player uses them.
In the meantime, we wish Harry continued success. He is very popular and easy going. Another young player whose rise has been a pleasure to watch.