Littler nails nine darter and wins Belgian Open

Darts player Luke Littler in a purple shirt hold up his left hand.

LUKE Littler has won the Belgian Darts Open, by beating Rob Cross 8-7.

In epic final, Littler would hit a sensational nine darter for the second time this year.

He would also smash the European tour record of 180 scores, hitting 30 across the weekend beating Dave Chisnall’s record of 28.

The event’s final against would see his nine darter in leg 11, and Cross would respond with a 121 finish on the bullseye to break Littler’s throw.

The game would go to a decider with Littler taking the leg in 14 darts, finishing on an unorthodox D5 to take the championship as well as £30,000.

Littler said: ” I just had to get over the line, and I dug in”

“I know that he spotlight is on me and the minute because I have done so well, but I will have my head down.”

He would rile the crowd up with his final words by saying, “I think there should be a premier League of darts [event] in Belgium.”

Littler’s path the the final started on Friday, beating Jose de Sousa, Krzysztof Ratajski, Damon Heta, Jermaine Wattimena and Ricardo Pietreczko.

The Nuke’s run was littered with controversy, with Ratajski drinking from Littler’s bottle while on stage.

In the semi final, Pietreczko was less than complementary about Littler’s supposed showboating, leading to a confrontation between the two in the aftermath of the match.

Cross’ route to final was made of wins against Lukas Wenig, Danny Noppert, Ryan Searle and Gerwen Price before falling in the deciding leg.

Both players will have three days without darts, before they travel to Nottingham for night seven of the Premier League.

Littler will play PL leader Michael van Gerwen and Cross will face night five winner Nathan Aspinall.