Michael van Gerwen and James Hubbard will battle for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship title tonight.
The pair have waited since November's qualifying rounds in Crawley for the chance to challenge for the £15,000 title when they step out between the semi-finals and final of the McCoy's Premier League Darts Play-Offs at The O2 in London.
The night gives van Gerwen the chance to erase the memories of his defeat to Arron Monk when the tournament - then the World Under-21 Championship - was first played, having lost 6-4 at Alexandra Palace in January 2011.
Van Gerwen bounced back to win four events when the PDC Unicorn Youth Tour was introduced last year, and followed up reaching the World Youth Championship final by hitting a nine-darter in winning a Speedy Services UK Open Qualifier in February.
"It's my second final and it's my turn to win," said van Gerwen, who will be playing for the last time in a Youth event on Thursday night.
"Last year I lost the final against Arron and he played very well, but it hurt me so much. For weeks afterwards I was disappointed and kept thinking about the game, but because I was still able to play on the Youth Tour last year it gave me another chance to make the final.
"I've done that so now I want to win. I feel more confident now.
"I have to play my own game and not make the mistakes I did last year."
The 23-year-old added: "It would mean a lot to me to win.
"Everyone knows how important I think this is - I want to win, it’s my last chance to do it and I want to make sure I do."
Although Hubbard had played fleetingly on the Youth Tour last year, his achievement in reaching the World Youth Championship final was rewarded with a TV debut in the 2011 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts and a Tour Card to turn professional.
His first opponent in a major televised game was Phil Taylor in Wolverhampton, while he has impressed since with some strong performances on the PDC ProTour.
"I’ve proved recently that I can hold my own in professional events," the 19-year-old from Norfolk told the Modus Darts website. "My run to the quarter-final of the UK Open Qualifier last week has given me a massive confidence boost.
"I’m looking forward to playing Michael, knowing that I’ve beaten players of the same calibre.
"I’m practising hard and feeling quite good. I’ve been working hard on my finishing because I think that could be the key in the final. If Michael plays like he can then I will have to make sure I take my chances when they come."
Although Thursday's crowd of around 10,000 at The O2 will be the biggest Hubbard has ever played in front of, he attended last week's league night at the Metro Radio Arena to taste the atmosphere first hand.
"The crowd were amazing," he said. "There's going to be at least twice as many people at The O2 and not every darts player gets the chance to play in front of that kind of crowd.
"I'm a lucky guy and hopefully I'll be able to make the most of the opportunity I've got.
"I think the pressure is more on Michael because he has more experience. He lost in the final last year as well so that could be playing on his mind.
"I have seen a lot more of him than he has of me, so I think I can use that to my advantage.
"Winning would mean everything to me. When you first pick up a dart you dream of being a World Champion.
"To be a World Champion at any level is a fantastic achievement and it really would be a dream come true for me."
The game is being played over the best of 11 legs, and will take place following the McCoy's Premier League Darts semi-finals.
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