In his first ever World Darts Championship, Raymond Smith certainly announced himself to the world of darts… just not in the way he would have particularly liked.
Smith secured the infamous spot at Ally Pally after he finished top of the DPA Australian Pro Tour for the first time in his career, which earned him a spot at one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.
In an astonishing comeback, the Aussie came back from a two-set deficit to draw level, and celebrated accordingly in front of the roaring crowd.
A picturesque celebration that Smith definitely won’t want to see again.
In the image captured, Smith's fake front teeth have fallen out and his mid-air false gnashers really are a thing to behold.
However, the incident may not have helped that Australian's confidence all too well.
After the teeth drop, Smith went on to lose the match by the skin of his teeth. The decisive set was won by the former World Championship quarter finalist Alan Tabern.
Tabern expressed more usual celebrations as he progressed to the second round of the tournament.
Though, it won’t be an easy task for the Englishman by any stretch of the imagination.
He faces Michael van Gerwen in the second round - who has obtained 18 titles in his illustrious career so far.
He is, in fact, favourite to win the whole competition and claim his third World Championship prize on New Year’s Day.
This year's Championship promises to be one of the most interesting yet.
It is the first time in the history of the competition that two female players will be involved in a great advocate for the sport.
After making the cut of around 96 darts players, Bolton’s Lisa Ashton, the four-time women’s world darts champion, and Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova, a three-time Lakeside ruler, will feature at the north London venue.
Smith’s misfortunes were just one of the of many bizarre moments to happen in the darts this year, we’re sure.News Now - Sport News