It has been an incredible few months in the life of Dimitri Van den Bergh since he was crowned World Youth champion last November.
This year's World Cup of Darts has been hailed as the best yest. We asked Wayne Mardle to pick out just what made it a huge success.
Barry Hearn says offering women a direct route into the World Darts Championship eliminates one of the few remaining reasons for their success at the top level.
Sixteen days of World Championship action will be live on Sky Sports from Thursday, December 13 to the final on New Year's Day.
The World Darts Championship will have at least two female qualifiers after the PDC announced an expanded field of 96 and record prize money for the 2018/19 tournament.
The World Cup of Darts always throws up some memorable moments and this year was no different.
Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld teamed up to give the Netherlands a comprehensive victory over Scotland in the final of the World Cup of Darts.
After dumping out second seeds England at the World Cup of Darts, the Belgian pair of Kim Huybrechts and Dimitri Van den Bergh showcased their dancing skills.
It's trophy day at the World Cup of Darts as the tournament reaches its conclusion with two bumper sessions of top tungsten action.
Hosts Germany came from behind to dump out sixth seeds Northern Ireland at the World Cup of Darts, while England, the Netherlands and Belgium also reached the last eight.
Defending champions Netherlands, top seeds Scotland and four-time winners England will all feature in an action-packed double-session in the second-round of the World Cup of Darts on Saturday.
Belgium booked their spot in the second-round of the World Cup of Darts after edging out Republic of Ireland in a thrilling last-leg decider in Frankfurt.
After day one had seen Scotland underline their status as top seeds and Austria became the first high-profile team to be sent packing - the tungsten titans of the tournament had things all their own way on Friday night.
Gary Anderson and Peter Wright lost just a single leg between them as Scotland eased into the last eight at the World Cup of Darts with victory over Brazil.
Dimitri Van den Bergh is set to make his World Cup of Darts debut for Belgium on Friday, and the World Youth champion is relishing the prospect of representing his country for the very first time in Frankfurt.
The World Cup of Darts continues live on Sky Sports at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt on Friday night, as the first round comes to a close.
Momo Zhou became just the second female player to feature at the World Cup of Darts - and despite defeat she showed the talent that earned her place in Frankfurt.