Back for the World Darts Championship from December 15, 2023 to January 3, 2024
As the reigning champion and world no 1, Smith has been indulging in everything that being on top of the darting world has to offer, his triumph at Alexandra Palace catapulting him onto a worldwide stage.
While Smith will remember January 3 2023 as the night he finally got over the line and lifted the Sid Waddell trophy, on that evening a piece of darting legacy was born as he and Michael van Gerwen produced the best leg of darts ever seen, ending with a Smith nine-darter eulogised by the commentary of Wayne Mardle.
With it, Smith took darts global and earned himself plaudits from darting fanatics, casuals, and those who saw darts for the first time through that very moment.
Although many would be blown away most by the worldwide recognition, Smith was more humbled to be celebrated as champion by his hometown St Helens and reflected on how “special” Mardle’s commentary made one of the moments of his career.
While it has been a year of celebration for Smith, he is now over the belief that he has “completed” darts and is firmly focused on ensuring he wins more than one World Championship, and what better way to do that than go back-to-back for the 2024 victory.