Deeping St James darts legend Martin Adams has launched his quest for a fourth Lakeside World Championship crown.
The 2007, 2010 and 2011 champion eased past Canadian thrower David Cameron on Saturday to claim a 3-1 win in a preliminary round clash at Frimley Green.
The 57-year-old dropped out in the first round in 2013 after personal issues away from the sport affected his game.
However on Saturday Adams took control by winning the opening seven legs of the contest to forge into a 2-0 set lead, but he encountered resistance in the third set when Cameron broke his throw in a final-leg decider to halve the arrears.
But Adams wrapped up victory in a fourth set featuring three consecutive breaks before he held his own throw to secure a place in the first round.
He will now take on three-time runner-up Tony O’Shea tonight (Tuesday).
Stockport thrower O’Shea will be a tough challenge for Adams, having just missed out on being crowned champion in the last two finals of the competition.
Coverage is live on BBC TV, Red Button, and the BBC Sport website with highlights and coverage on BBC 2 until the competition’s close on Sunday.