‘I asked Peter Wright if I could use his darts – then he brought out 300 sets’

Dimitri Van den Bergh had a close-up look at Peter Wright's extensive collection of darts – and it's even bigger than you'd imagine.

The Scot, who won the PDC World Darts Championship both in 2020 and 2022, welcomed the Belgian into his home as the world shut down due to the pandemic.

Van den Bergh and Wright used the opportunity to hone their trebles and doubles – utilising his impressive collection of arrows on the private board.

The 53-year-old is known for changing his darts on a regular basis including during matches – and has the stockpile to match.

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Speaking to Daily Star Sport on behalf of SafeBettingSites, Van den Bergh said: "During Covid when I was living at his house I said bring me every set of darts you have because I want to check them all out.

"I think it was like 360 sets but that was then and we’re a few years down the line now. He said it’s probably around 500 sets now.

"For him he feels that he can play with darts to a certain potential but then he cannot go further. But he can with a different dart."

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Wright is currently ranked at World No 3 following a difficult year on tour, with Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen leading the way in the order of merit.

Van den Bergh sits 14th in the build-up to the world championships at the end of the year, having won his first major at the World Matchplay back in 2020.

The 29-year-old has targeted a return to the Premier League in 2024 having narrowly missed out on the playoffs in 2021.

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The Dream Maker said: "I would love to be back there and qualify for finals night. Being picked alone is a huge honour when you’ve got 120 professionals on the tour doing whatever they can to be picked.

"My first year in the Premier League was Covid affected so it wasn’t the full experience.

"But in some ways last year was harder because you’re away from home more but I learned so much and mentally I’m now so much stronger.”

Next up on the PDC tournament calendar is Jack's World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam, with Van den Bergh taking on the winner of Damon Heta vs Ricky Evans on Saturday.

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