Darts fans astounded as Chris Mason busts 130 finish against Tony OShea

Darts fans could not believe their eyes as they saw Chris Mason bust a 130 finish when taking on Tony O'Shea.

Mason and O'Shea faced off in the MODUS Super Series on Monday in Group A. The game caught the eye of the fans for all the wrong reasons though following Mason's mistake.

The 52-year-old was playing some impressive darts throughout, and found himself two legs to the good in the early stages. And Mason had the chance to further extend his lead when leaving himself a 130 checkout. After impressively hitting treble 20 and treble 18, Mason then lined himself up to complete the checkout with double eight.

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However, it went horribly wrong for him as his dart deviated into 16 just below to bust his checkout attempt. Visibly annoyed with his mistake, Mason was seen putting his hands to his head as he collected his darts from the board.

Those watching on were left in shock, with one darts fan – @ThePython180 – tweeting: "How do you bust a 130 peg," whilst @TheGobFather180 added: "That was nearly very very good! Busting 130 though, good luck living that down haha."

Despite the mishap it was not all bad for the 52-year-old as he went on to secure a comfortable 4-1 victory. The win moves Mason into second in group A, two points behind leader Mark Dudbridge.

Whilst it was a comfortable victory in the end, Mason revealed he had plenty of nerves heading into the clash. Asked if there was anything that surprised him upon his return to darts, he replied: "Yes, how nervous I was. Both in my opening games yesterday against Tony [O'shea] and today…

"Literally the first game I was so nervous and you are staring at the target, and your eyes are darting everywhere, your hands are shaking you can feel it in your stomach. It is tough and unless you have been up there, you know we always say it is so hard…

"When you are standing up there [the oche] you expose yourself massively, and it is horrible, it is literally horrendous!"


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