Glen Durrant beat fellow Englishman Scott Waites 7-Three to rob a third consecutive BDO World Championship title at the Lakeside.
Durrant, 48, is the first participant to rob three BDO world titles in a row since Eric Bristow in 1984-86 and the fifth to rob it on three or more instances.
“It way the earth and support,” Durrant told Eurosport after beating forty one-year-light two-time champion Waites.
“To discontinue it against a Lakeside fable, or no longer it is the icing on the cake.”
Durrant threw Thirteen 180s and carried out with a ninety five.19 realistic, when compared to Waites’ 91.38 – pleasant 25 of forty three legs.
“For four or five sets [Waites] used to be great the upper participant,” Durrant stated. “I purchased rather bit lucky, but after I went support at Three-Three, it used to be crucial to interrupt him. At 5-Three I was feeling way more assured.
“The man is a gigantic, the final in phrases of the Lakeside. I’m silly fully chuffed.
“I don’t judge I’ve had a greater feeling in darts.”
Durrant gained the first residence and the next three also went with the throw, before Waites broke to hasten Three-2 up with checkouts of 20, 104 and 45.
From there, alternatively, Durrant stumbled on one other diploma, pleasant the next five sets to evaluate residence the winners’ cheque.
“I’m gutted about shedding. Glen didn’t give me great likelihood after the destroy,” stated Waites, winner in 2013 and 2016.
“This is the reason he’s champion and I’m no longer. My darts didn’t hasten straight away, Glen’s did.”
On Saturday, Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki used to be topped ladies individuals’s BDO world champion after a Three-0 victory over English high seed Lorraine Winstanley.