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Mitchell takes World Championship
12 Jan 2015 10:10
Scott Mitchell held his nerve to land his first BDO World Championship crown with a nail-biting 7-6 win over Martin Adams on Sunday night.
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The 44-year-old had only won two matches on his previous five visits to the Lakeside going into this year's tournament, but against a three-time champion he stayed calm at the death to win the £100,000 top prize.
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Mitchell burst into tears before roaring with delight and embracing his family in the crowd.
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Both players had real finishing problems throughout the match, but Adams was the more afflicted and it proved costly.
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What the contest lacked in quality - and it lacked plenty - it made up for in drama as the match swung one way and then the other. Neither player was able to establish more than a one-set lead, but, after missing a dart for the title when 6-5 and 2-1 in front, Mitchell clinched the deciding set 3-1.
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Mitchell told the BBC: "This is quite amazing."Halfway through that I really wished I was watching it, I didn't really want to be up here.
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"It's everything that dreams are made of really, I can't believe it."
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