Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Adams is darts champion again

Martin Adams claimed his second BDO World Championship as he edged a tenacious Dave Chisnall 7-5 in the final at Frimley Green.

The 53-year-old, who claimed his first title three years ago, was again victorious at Lakeside with a fine performance.

Adams took the first two sets to put his opponent under early pressure and when he went 3-0 up after Chisnall let a winning position slip the result looked a formality.

Chisnall fought back to take the fourth set under pressure, but when Adams hit a 10-dart leg in the fifth it looked like the 2007 champion would outclass his opponent.

Yet a determined showing from the 29-year-old, coupled with a missed double top from Adams, allowed Chisnall to make it 3-2.

Adams extended his lead to 4-2 before Chisnall put together successive sets for the second time to fight back to 4-4.

Adams edged into a 6-5 lead, but Chisnall scored a 10-darter of his own to take the first leg of the 12th set to tee up a tense finale.

Nonetheless Adams held his nerve and found double top to claim the trophy.

Adams, who claimed the £100,000 winner's prize as well as a £3,000 bonus for a tournament-best checkout of 170 in the match said: “It's a lovely cheque, but it's the world professional darts title...that's what we come here for.

“Dave's game is all about not letting go. He's like a dog with a bone.

“He maybe gave me a little too much rub of the green in the early sets, but I'm happy with that, thanks Dave.”

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