Damon Heta has moment to forget as he busts 180 by scoring a maximum
16th October 2022

Damon Heta had a darting disaster as he bust his score with a 'blunder from Down Under'.

The maximum score of 180 is usually reason to celebrate for darts players – but 'The Heat' Heta was hot under the collar after the howler in his clash against Chris Dobey. With the score at 5-2 and Heta closing out victory in his second round battle in the Gibraltar Darts trophy, the Aussie thrower was aiming to put pressure on Dobey.

Dobey was left on 24, needing D12 to hold his throw and prolong the match with Heta just one leg from victory in the best-of-11 encounter. But Heta, left on 180, was left red faced in his attempt to pile pressure on the Englishman as a complete brain fade caused him to bust his score.

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Dobey had just struck a timely 180 himself and perhaps Heta got caught up in the buzz of excitement as the match was reaching his climax.

Heta looked to have set up the perfect D20 outshot after landing his first two darts in the requisite trebles, meaning he needed just a single 20.

But Heta remarkably followed in a third treble, leaving both the player and the crowd in Gibraltar completely startled.

"Damon, Damon, Damon, Damon!" the commentator joked after his embarrassment. "What are you doing? The blunder from Down Under!"

Dobey capitalised on the huge error to bring the score back to 5-3, but Heta recovered to close out the match at 6-4.

Heta will now face 'Rockstar' Joe Cullen in the third round on Sunday after the 2022 Masters champion defeated Ritchie Edhouse in his second round match.

The European Tour tournament has a top prize of £25,000, and features stars such as Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall.


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