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Our first entry on the list is old favourite Wayne Mardle. Often cited as the great contributor, or simply for that fantastic interview on Dutch TV, Mardle enjoyed an excellent debut year in the PDC.

He reached the last 16 of the World Grand Prix and World Championships, but his biggest success came in Blackpool. ‘Hawaii 501’ reached the final of the 2003 tournament at the Winter Gardens, defeating the likes of Alan Warriner, John Part and Colin Lloyd on route to the final where he would meet old adversary Phil Taylor.

Holding a 97 average in that match, Mardle scored heavier that The Power, but couldn’t convert his chances. Taylor had beaten Mardle at the World Championship six months previous, and repeated the feat winning 18-12 in front of a packed crowd. These days Mardle is a coach and commentator for Sky Sports, and has remained a firm favourite with the fans.