World Darts Championship Q&A: Last chance to see Phil 'The Power' Taylor, £1.8m in prize money up for grabs and more drunken fancy dress characters than you can chuck an arrow at
As Barry Hearn will tell you, it just isn't Christmas until the darts is on the TV.
The Professional Darts Corporation chairman's crown jewel – the World Championship at the Alexandra Palace – starts on Thursday night.
Michael van Gerwen, just as bald and just as bold, will be looking to defend his crown while Phil 'The Power' Taylor is aiming to bow out with a bang as he prepares to hang up his darts.
Here, Sportsmail gives you the lowdown on the tournament at the Ally Pally.
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