Deeping-based darts ace Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams won the first Welsh Open title of his long and illustrious career yesterday (Sunday) to complete a highly successful weekend.
Adams beat fellow Englishman Gary Robson 6-2 in a one-sided final in Prestatyn after pipping another Englishman Scott Waites 5-4 in the semi-final to pick up the £5,000 first prize.
It was the 30th British Darts Organisation title of the 57 year-old’s career. That tally includes three world titles.
“It’s my first Welsh Open title and I’m delighted,” Adams said. “The secret of my success is that I just love playing darts. I’m one of the old men of the circuit now, but I will keep going while I enjoy it.”
It was a profitable weekend for Adams who also won £400 after losing 9-4 to Dutchman Jan Dekker in the final of the Pontins International Open, also at Prestatyn.
Adams won the first two legs of the final with ton-plus checkouts, but he struggled to stay with the younger man at the end of a long day of darts.
Dekker, who beat Adams in the World Championships earlier this year, eventually claimed the title 9-4.
Adams had beaten Ross Montgomery 8-7 in his semi-final and Robbie Green 8-4 in the quarter-final. Adams picked up a prize cheque for £400.