Glen Durrant beat fellow Englishman Scott Waites 7-3 to steal a third consecutive BDO World Championship title at the Lakeside.
Durrant, 48, is the most necessary participant to steal three BDO world titles in a row since Eric Bristow in 1984-86 and the fifth to steal it on three or more events.
“It system the earth and support,” Durrant instructed Eurosport after beating forty one-year-archaic two-time champion Waites.
“To lift out it in opposition to a Lakeside epic, or no longer it’s miles the icing on the cake.”
Durrant threw Thirteen 180s and carried out with a Ninety five.19 sensible, in comparison with Waites’ ninety one.38 – successful 25 of forty three legs.
“For four or 5 devices [Waites] modified into remarkable the simpler participant,” Durrant mentioned. “I received a little bit bit lucky, nonetheless as soon as I went support at 3-3, it modified into major to ruin him. At 5-3 I modified into feeling loads more assured.
“The guy is a big, the final by system of the Lakeside. I’m humdrum happy.
“I create no longer own I’ve had a greater feeling in darts.”
Durrant received the most necessary station and the following three also went with the throw, before Waites broke to head 3-2 up with checkouts of 20, 104 and forty five.
From there, nonetheless, Durrant found one more level, successful the following 5 devices to get rid of dwelling the winners’ cheque.
“I’m gutted about shedding. Glen didn’t give me remarkable likelihood after the ruin,” mentioned Waites, winner in 2013 and 2016.
“That’s the reason he’s champion and I’m no longer. My darts didn’t bound straight away, Glen’s did.”
On Saturday, Japan’s Mikuru Suzuki modified into topped girls’s BDO world champion after a 3-zero victory over English prime seed Lorraine Winstanley.