Glen Durrant beat fellow Englishman Scott Waites 7-3 to care for conclude a third consecutive BDO World Championship title on the Lakeside.
Durrant, forty eight, is the first participant to care for conclude three BDO world titles in a row since Eric Bristow in 1984-86 and the fifth to care for conclude it on three or extra instances.
“It methodology the earth and support,” Durrant suggested Eurosport after beating Forty one-yr-extinct two-time champion Waites.
“To achieve it against a Lakeside legend, it is the icing on the cake.”
Durrant threw 13 180s and accomplished with a Ninety five.19 moderate, when in contrast to Waites’ 91.38 – winning 25 of Forty three legs.
“For four or 5 gadgets [Waites] became once grand the greater participant,” Durrant stated. “I received a little bit bit lucky, nonetheless when I went support at 3-3, it became once major to interrupt him. At 5-3 I became once feeling loads extra confident.
“The man is an mountainous, the last in the case of the Lakeside. I am useless jubilant.
“I originate no longer assume I’ve had a closer feeling in darts.”
Durrant won the first assign of abode and the next three also went with the throw, earlier than Waites broke to slide 3-2 up with checkouts of 20, 104 and Forty five.
From there, on the other hand, Durrant chanced on one more stage, winning the next 5 gadgets to care for conclude dwelling the winners’ cheque.
“I am gutted about shedding. Glen didn’t give me grand likelihood after the destroy,” stated Waites, winner in 2013 and 2016.
“This is why he’s champion and I am no longer. My darts didn’t slide true away, Glen’s did.”
On Saturday, Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki became once crowned women folks’s BDO world champion after a 3-zero victory over English high seed Lorraine Winstanley.