The third and final day of the 2020 Masters saw 8 players left standing after the first round concluded last night.

By tonight someone will be leaving the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes with the title and £60,000 richer. But who will be crowned the champion by tonight?

AFTERNOON SESSION (QUARTER FINALS)

Adrian Lewis v Michael Smith

The first quarter final of the afternoon’s play was the two time world champion Adrian Lewis taking on St Helen’s Michael Smith. Could Lewis reach his first Masters semi final in three years? Or will Smith reach his first?

Leg 1

Lewis has the first crack at a finish but narrowly misses the bull for a 121 out. Smith then misses double 18 for a 156, however Lewis is unable to punish, missing double 8 then double 4. Smith then mops up double 9 for the first leg and an early break. Lewis 0-1 Smith.

Leg 2

Smith misses double 16 for a 149 finish but then mucks up by missing 6 darts at double. Lewis so nearly steals it but again misses the bull when taking out 124. Smith then picks out double 2 to double his advantage. Lewis 0-2 Smith.

Leg 3

Smith hits his first maximum at the start of the third but Lewis’ bull blues continue as he narrowly misses it again, this time for the big fish! Once again Smith takes advantage, taking out a superb 93 on the bull to treble his lead. The bull was blocked but somehow Bully Boy found a route! Lewis 0-3 Smith.

Leg 4

The fast start continues for Smith as he takes out tops on 70 for a 14 dart leg. Lewis 0-4 Smith.

Leg 5

Both players hit maximums at the start of the fifth but Smith narrowly misses bull for a 130 finish. Lewis throws away three darts at double 16 but gets a lifeline after Smith misses tens and fives. Lewis grabs it with his bare hands on double 16 and Jackpot is finally on the board as we head into the first break. Lewis 1-4 Smith.

Leg 6

Lewis misses double 12 for a 141 finish but he returns to take it out and pulls another leg back. Lewis 2-4 Smith.

Leg 7

Lewis puts in his second maximum of the match, then takes out 61 on double 18 for a 14 darter and three on the spin. Lewis 3-4 Smith.

Leg 8

Jackpot levels the match! Smith can’t take out 110 and Lewis tucks away 76 on tops to put the match all square from 4-0 down! Lewis 4-4 Smith.

Leg 9

Lewis misses double 18 for a 110 finish, then misses two more at double. Smith then can’t get close to 146 and Lewis pins double 4 to go ahead for the first time in the match! Lewis 5-4 Smith.

Leg 10

Lewis leaves himself on 42 after 15 darts but his hopes for a two leg lead are dashed as Smith takes out 90 on double 15 with the last dart and both players are level at the second break. Lewis 5-5 Smith.

Leg 11

Smith misses tops for a double double 137 finish but he returns to take out double 10 after Lewis misses double 16 and double 8 to go back infront. Lewis 5-6 Smith.

Leg 12

Smith leaves himself 40 after 12 darts and he puts away double 10 with his final dart to go two ahead of Lewis once more. Lewis 5-7 Smith.

Leg 13

A third maximum is nailed for Lewis at the start of the 13th and it paves the way for a 14 darter, finishing it on double 8 to stop the rot. Lewis 6-7 Smith.

Leg 14

Agony for Lewis yet again as he misses the bull for the fourth time in the match and Smith clears 52 on tops to go two ahead again. Lewis 6-8 Smith.

Leg 15

Lewis begins it with his fourth maximum but it’s Smith who wins it on double 15 and he goes one away from the semi finals. Lewis 6-9 Smith.

Leg 16

Smith nearly wins it in style with a big fish but he returns to take out double 10 and secure his spot in the semi finals of the Masters for the first time.

Final score: Lewis 6-10 Smith.

Nathan Aspinall v Jonny Clayton

Next quarter final was the reigning UK Open and US Masters champion Nathan Aspinall taking on Michael van Gerwen’s conqueror Jonny Clayton. Could the Asp reach the semi finals on his Masters debut? Or will Clayton reach his first TV semi final since November 2017?

Leg 1

Clayton hits the first maximum of the contest but it’s Aspinall who gets first shot at the double but the Asp misses two at double 8 for a 70 finish and Clayton mops up 66 on double 16 for the first leg. Aspinall 0-1 Clayton.

Leg 2

Clayton’s plans in taking out 108 don’t go as well and Aspinall takes out 92 on double 6 to level the match. Aspinall 1-1 Clayton.

Leg 3

Clayton hits his second maximum of the match and the Welshman seals a fantastic 10 darter on double 8. Aspinall 1-2 Clayton.

Leg 4

Clayton makes it three maximums in four legs and he breaks the Aspinall throw with a 13 darter on tops. Aspinall 1-3 Clayton.

Leg 5

Aspinall finds his first 180 of the match but then misses the bull for a 121 finish! However returns to break back on double 8 after Clayton is unable to checkout on 119. Aspinall 2-3 Clayton at the break.

Leg 6

Clayton puts away his fourth maximum of the match, only for Aspinall to pin double 12 for a 13 dart leveller. Aspinall 3-3 Clayton.

Leg 7

It’s a second maximum for Aspinall and he makes it back to back 13 darters after putting away double 16. Aspinall 4-3 Clayton.

Leg 8

Aspinall continues his fine form after the break, taking out 41 on double 16 to make it four on the spin. Aspinall 5-3 Clayton.

Leg 9

Clayton misses a dart at double 16 for a 70 finish but he returns to hit double 8 and finally stops the rot. Aspinall 5-4 Clayton.

Leg 10

Clayton cannot take out the big fish and Aspinall roars into a two leg lead at the break, taking out 56 on tops for a 14 darter. Aspinall 6-4 Clayton.

Leg 11

Clayton needed a good start after the break and he does just that, taking out a 104 finish on double 16 to stay in touch. Aspinall 6-5 Clayton.

Leg 12

Aspinall puts home his third 13 darter of the match, picking off double 16 to restore his two leg gap. Aspinall 7-5 Clayton.

Leg 13

The Asp then follows it up with a 14 darter on the same bed to go three clear of Clayton! Aspinall 8-5 Clayton.

Leg 14

The end is nigh for Clayton as he cannot find a 146 finish and Aspinall takes out 64 on double 16 to go one leg away from the semis. Aspinall 9-5 Clayton.

Leg 15

Aspinall misses tops for a 154 match clincher and Clayton picks out double 8 to stay in the match. Aspinall 9-6 Clayton.

Leg 16

Aspinall puts in his third maximum of the match but then squanders two more match darts on a 96 finish. Clayton hands him another chance after missing tops to stay alive but the Asp misses two more at double 9! Clayton tucks away tops this time to claw the deficit to two. Aspinall 9-7 Clayton.

Leg 17

Aspinall is unable to take the big fish out and Clayton takes out 50 on double 16 to put Aspinall under enormous pressure! Aspinall 9-8 Clayton.

Leg 18

Clayton’s scoring ebbs away in this leg and Aspinall breathes a sign of relief, taking out tops to reach the semi finals of the Masters on his debut! He faces Michael Smith

Final score: Aspinall 10-8 Clayton.

Gerwyn Price v Gary Anderson

The third quarter final was between the reigning Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price and the two time world champion Gary Anderson. Both are not the best of friends especially after that controversial Grand Slam final in 2018. These two met at the quarter final stages two years ago, where Anderson won 10-6. Another win for Gary? Or will Price make it through to his first Masters semi final?

Leg 1

Anderson pressures Price’s 56 with a 132 setup to leave double 16. His effort is rewarded as Price misses two at tops and the Scotsman nails double 8 to win the first leg. Price 0-1 Anderson.

Leg 2

Price doesn’t get close to taking out 138 and Anderson tucks away 80 on double 10 for the swift break. Price 0-2 Anderson.

Leg 3

Price gets on the board in style! The Iceman takes out a class 130 finish on double 5 to pull a leg back. Price 1-2 Anderson.

Leg 4

Price misses a dart at tops for a 120 finish to get level and Anderson mops up 72 on tops to restore his two leg lead! Price 1-3 Anderson

Leg 5

Price begins the leg with his second 180 and then takes out 75 on double 12 for a 12 darter, with Anderson left waiting on tops. Price 2-3 Anderson at the break.

Leg 6

Anderson nails his first maximum, then seals a 12 darter of his own with a 104 finish on double 12. Price 2-4 Anderson.

Leg 7

Anderson misses tops for a 112 finish but returns to hit it next time and move three clear of his rival! Price 2-5 Anderson.

Leg 8

Anderson puts home his second maximum of the match but misses double 5 for an 85 finish. Price fails to hit tops for a 74 finish and Anderson returns to hit double 1 last dart and put the world number three in real trouble! Price 2-6 Anderson.

Leg 9

Anderson brings in maximum number three, then takes advantage of two more misses from Price by checking out 60 on tops to move five clear! Price 2-7 Anderson.

Leg 10

Both players trade maximums in the tenth but it’s Anderson who completes a clean sweep of the session, nailing tops for an 11 darter to go six clear at the break! Price 2-8 Anderson.

Leg 11

Anderson continues where he left off at the break, picking out double 7 to go within one of victory. Price 2-9 Anderson.

Leg 12

Anderson makes his 5th maximum of the match, with Price also hitting his fifth to leave double 5. However it is all in vain for the Welshman as Anderson puts away 41 on double 10 for a 12 darter and the Scot finally gets his long awaited revenge after that controversial Grand Slam final! Anderson’s best performance in some time that!

Final score: Price 2-10 Anderson.

Peter Wright v Dave Chisnall

The final quarter final of the afternoon’s play was between the reigning world champion Peter Wright and five time major runner up Dave Chisnall. Could Wright continue his unbeaten streak? Or will Chizzy reach the semi finals at this tournament for the third time running?

Leg 1

An routine start for Peter Wright as he takes out 80 on tops for the first leg. Wright 1-0 Chisnall.

Leg 2

Wright puts in a commanding lead in the second, but then misses six darts at double to allow Chisnall in. The St Helens player is unable to convert tops for a 114 finish and Wright picks out double 2 to eventually to win a leg that he nearly let slip! Wright 2-0 Chisnall.

Leg 3

The world champion puts his foot on the gas as he takes out double 16 for a 13 darter. Wright 3-0 Chisnall.

Leg 4

Wright misses three darts at doubles but he returns to tuck away double 10 with Chisnall waiting on 56! Wright 4-0 Chisnall.

Leg 5

Wright nails his first maximum of the match, which he goes on to take out an 11 darter on double 16 and the world champion takes a comfortable lead into the break! Wright 5-0 Chisnall.

Leg 6

Chisnall once again struggles to get anything going and Wright plows in an 87 finish on double 9 to move further clear! Wright 6-0 Chisnall.

Leg 7

Yet another easy stroll for the world champion as he takes out double 3 to go seven without reply, which included his second maximum. Wright 7-0 Chisnall.

Leg 8

Chisnall gets a rare chance on 70 but misses double 11 for it. However he gets an unexpected second chance as Wright misses tops for a 119 finish. A bounce out when hitting the big three summed up Chisnall’s day and he never recovers as he misses double 4. Wright then takes out double 5 to go eight clear. Wright 8-0 Chisnall.

Leg 9

Wright then moves one leg away from the semis as he takes out a supreme 120 checkout on tops. Wright 9-0 Chisnall.

Leg 10

Wright misses a match dart at tops for an 80 finish, but Chisnall misses two at his favourite double 18 to get on the board and Wright hits double 10 last dart to put Chisnall out of his misery with a whitewash win. A complete mismatch as Chisnall was ill but the world champion puts in a professional performance and he faces Gary Anderson in the semis.

Final score: Wright 10-0 Chisnall.

EVENING SESSION (SEMI FINALS AND FINAL)

Nathan Aspinall v Michael Smith

The first semi final of the evening was Nathan Aspinall against Michael Smith. Both players haven’t reached the final of this event! But who will end that wait?

Leg 1

Aspinall races to the checkout first. He misses double 16 and 8 first visit but makes no mistake on double 4 in the next for the early break. Aspinall 1-0 Smith.

Leg 2

Smith misses the bull for a 164 finish and Aspinall takes out 74 on double 16 to double his lead. Aspinall 2-0 Smith.

Leg 3

Smith misses tops for a 134 finish but returns to hit it to get on the board with a 13 darter. Aspinall 2-1 Smith.

Leg 4

Aspinall puts in the first maximum of the match, then takes the leg on tops after Smith missed double 15 for a 110 finish. Aspinall 3-1 Smith.

Leg 5

Smith leaves 65 after 15 darts and Bully Boy as they call him takes it out on double 10 to remain a leg down at the first break! Aspinall 3-2 Smith.

Leg 6

Smith piles in his first maximum but Aspinall takes out a 100 finish on tops to restore his two leg advantage! Aspinall 4-2 Smith.

Leg 7

Smith fires in his second maximum, but he makes a pig’s ear of it from 131 and Aspinall takes out 60 on tops to go three clear for the first time! Aspinall 5-2 Smith.

Leg 8

Smith starts the leg with his third maximum and he finishes it with a 72 finish on double 12 for a 14 darter and an important break back! Aspinall 5-3 Smith.

Leg 9

Another great leg from Smith as he posts double 18 for a sweet 13 darter and get back within one of the Asp! Aspinall 5-4 Smith.

Leg 10

Aspinall starts the leg with his second maximum but despite missing double 16 for a 90 finish, he returns to hit double 8 last dart for a two leg cushion into the second break! Aspinall 6-4 Smith.

Leg 11

Smith comes out guns blazing after the break, starting it with back to back maximums and leave a possible 9 dart chance. He misses with the 7th but comfortably takes out 84 on double 11 for a 12 darter! Aspinall 6-5 Smith.

Leg 12

Aspinall is first to a checkout, but the Asp misses three at tops. He gets another chance however as Smith misses the same bed! However Aspinall fluffs his lines in missing tops, tens and fives and Smith pounces on double 10 to finally level up this semi final! Aspinall 6-6 Smith.

Leg 13

Aspinall misses the bull for the big fish and Smith goes ahead for the first time in this match thanks to tops! Aspinall 6-7 Smith.

Leg 14

Smith misses tops for a 104 finish and Aspinall takes out 60 on the same bed to get back level. Aspinall 7-7 Smith.

Leg 15

Smith puts away his sixth maximum of the game and he closes it out with a 66 finish on double 6 for a 12 darter and goes ahead into the final break! Aspinall 7-8 Smith.

Leg 16

Aspinall fires back level after the break, taking out 87 on double 8 for a 12 darter of his own! Aspinall 8-8 Smith.

Leg 17

Another strong hold of throw from Smith as he picks out tops to edge himself infront again! Aspinall 8-9 Smith.

Leg 18

Smith can’t take out the big fish for a potential match winning break and Aspinall takes out 76 in two to send the match into a best of three. Aspinall 9-9 Smith.

Leg 19

Aspinall puts away his third 180 of the game but Smith misses double 7 for an 88 finish to hand Aspinall a chance to break on 97. He slots in the treble 19 but then misses tops and double 10 to blow a huge opportunity! He doesn’t get another though as Smith takes out a pressure double 1 with the last dart and the man from St Helens goes within a leg of the final. Aspinall 9-10 Smith.

Leg 20

An ugly leg from both players but it’s Aspinall who gets the first chance on 51 and he coolly takes it out on double 16. Decider time! Aspinall 10-10 Smith.

Leg 21 (Final Leg)

Smith settles the better of the two in the decider, leaving tops after 12 with Aspinall left on 99. Smith then has three match darts for a place in the final. He misses it with the first, but slots it in with the second and Smith goes through to his first Masters final! Could he end his long wait for a title?

Final score: Aspinall 10-11 Smith.

Peter Wright v Gary Anderson

The second semi final featured an all Scottish world champion tie between Peter Wright and Gary Anderson. How will come out on top in this derby?

Leg 1

First chance goes to Anderson, but the Scot misses tops for a 64 finish and Wright takes out 82 on the same bed for the early break! Wright 1-0 Anderson.

Leg 2

Wright leaves himself double 4 after 12 darts and the reigning world champion takes it out first dart for a 13 dart hold. Wright 2-0 Anderson.

Leg 3

Anderson puts away his first maximum and the two time world champion picks out tops for a 14 darter to get on the scoresheet. Wright 2-1 Anderson.

Leg 4

Wright comes close for a 164, but misses the bullseye and Anderson takes out 52 on tops to level up the match! Wright 2-2 Anderson.

Leg 5

A shoddy leg from Anderson gives Wright a chance to break straight back and Snakebite does just that on double 16 to take a slender lead at the first break. Wright 3-2 Anderson.

Leg 6

Wright puts in his first maximum of the match to leave 101. He misses double 16 for that very finish but then picks it out next visit to retain his two leg gap over Anderson. Wright 4-2 Anderson.

Leg 7

Great response from Anderson as he takes out 70 on tops for a 14 dart hold and to stay on the reigning world champion’s tail. Wright 4-3 Anderson.

Leg 8

Both players hit maximums before Wright misses double 16 for a 104 finish. But once again he returns to hit it next visit and goes two ahead again! Wright 5-3 Anderson.

Leg 9

Wright puts in his third maximum of the match then plants double 18 for a 13 darter and move three clear for the first time. Wright 6-3 Anderson.

Leg 10

Wright puts in his third maximum in as many legs (four in total) and he races to leave double 12 after 12 darts. He then takes it out last dart for a healthy four leg advantage at the second break. Wright 7-3 Anderson.

Leg 11

Anderson puts in his third maximum of the match, then rolls in a superb 130 checkout on double 5 to stop the rot. Wright 7-4 Anderson.

Leg 12

Anderson rolls in two maximums in the leg and leaves himself handy on double 17. But he doesn’t get a shot at it as Wright cleans up 70 on tops to restore his four leg advantage. No wonder that double 17 is the safest area on the board! Wright 8-4 Anderson.

Leg 13

Wright hits his fifth maximum to leave himself a chance on 121. He misses the bull for it but then finds double 9 last dart next visit after Anderson can’t check out 134! Wright 9-4 Anderson.

Leg 14

Wright begins the leg with his sixth maximum. He misses three at tops for it but returns to hit double 10 and move within one of the winning line. Wright 10-4 Anderson.

Leg 15

Anderson isn’t finished yet! The two time world champion finds a 14 darter on tops to keep the match alive going into the final break. Wright 10-5 Anderson.

Leg 16

Both players put in 180’s in this leg but though Anderson misses tops for a 62 finish, he returns to hit double 10 for another leg after Wright missed a match dart at tops himself. Wright 10-6 Anderson.

Leg 17

Anderson piles in his 7th maximum but then hands Wright another chance for the match after missing tops for a 104 finish. Wright then misses two at double 12 and one at double 6 to kill off the match and Anderson makes no mistake on tops to keep the match going. Wright 10-7 Anderson.

Leg 18

A sigh of relief for Wright as the world champion puts in a 12 darter at the best time possible, sealing it with a 121 finish on double 18 to book his place in the final. The world champion will now set his sights on back to back TV titles.

Final score Wright 11-7 Anderson.

Michael Smith v Peter Wright (THE FINAL)

16 players came to the Marshall Arena in hoping to become the champion, now just two players are left standing with the winner taking home the trophy and £60,000.

Michael Smith beat Mensur Suljovic, Adrian Lewis and Nathan Aspinall to get here whilst Peter Wright has beaten Joe Cullen, Dave Chisnall and Gary Anderson en route, dropping just 9 legs in those games.

Will Michael Smith finally win his first major title? Or will the reigning world champion Peter Wright claim back to back TV tournaments?

Leg 1

Smith misses the bull for a match starting big fish, but Wright cannot take out tops on 78 and Smith puts away the same bed for the early break! Smith 1-0 Wright.

Leg 2

Smith starts the leg with the first maximum of the final. He then leaves 118 but it’s put under intense pressure as Wright finds his first 180 of the game to leave double 12. The pressure works as Smith misses tops for it and Wright finds double 6 for an immediate break back. Smith 1-1 Wright.

Leg 3

The world champion rolls his way into the lead, taking out 90 on tops for a fine 12 darter. Smith 1-2 Wright.

Leg 4

Smith begins the leg with his second 180 but then misses a dart at double 16 for a 64 finish. Wright steps in but misses the bull by a long way on 82 to hand Smith another chance. Smith then wastes three more darts at doubles and Wright reels in 42 on tops for a two leg lead! Smith 1-3 Wright.

Leg 5

Smith puts in his third maximum to leave himself 46 but Wright soaks up the pressure, hitting double 5 to go three ahead at the first break. Smith 1-4 Wright.

Leg 6

Wright misses tops for a 104 finish to go 5-1 up and Smith takes out 57 on tops with the last dart to close the gap to two. Smith 2-4 Wright.

Leg 7

Wright begins the leg with his second 180, then picks out tops for a comfortable hold of throw. Smith 2-5 Wright.

Leg 8

Smith nails his fourth maximum then cleans up 61 on tops with Wright left sitting on that very double. Smith 3-5 Wright.

Leg 9

Wright starts the leg with his third maximum then sails for a comfortable hold, taking out double 12 for a 13 darter. Smith 3-6 Wright.

Leg 10

A fifth maximum is successful for Smith and he holds his nerve well by taking double 10 last dart with Wright sat on tops. Wright two legs ahead at the second break. Smith 4-6 Wright.

Leg 11

Wright once again sails his way to another 13 dart hold, sealing it on double 16! Smith 4-7 Wright.

Leg 12

A sixth 180 is delivered by Smith and after missing tops for a 75 finish he returns to pick out double 5 last dart to keep himself in contention. Smith 5-7 Wright.

Leg 13

Wright once again races his way on his throw, leaving tops after 12. Unbelievably he misses five darts at doubles but sinks double 5 with his last dart to keep himself three ahead of Smith. Smith 5-8 Wright.

Leg 14

Wright puts away his fourth maximum but then misses darts at double top and double 10 for a four leg cushion and Smith slots in a tough double 19 first dart to keep himself two behind! Smith 6-8 Wright.

Leg 15

Wright looks set for another hold of throw but then makes a big mistake in hitting double 16 instead of double 7 when checking out 88, busting his score! Smith has a golden to break back on 90 but he goes inside double 15 and the chance is lost! Wright then misses double 7 in his second attempt at 88 and Smith takes his opportunity on double 6 and out of nowhere this match is back on throw at the final break! Smith 7-8 Wright.

Leg 16

Wright leaves himself 80 after 12 in an attempt to break back but can only watch as Smith finds a 130 checkout on double 5 from nowhere and all of a sudden, the match is level! Smith 8-8 Wright.

Leg 17

Wright continues to miss on the outer ring, missing double 14 for a 107 finish! However Smith misses a break opportunity on tops for a 77 finish and Wright finds double 14 second dart to edge his nose infront again! Smith 8-9 Wright.

Leg 18

Wright starts the leg with his fifth maximum and gets a golden chance to go within one of the title after Smith misses tops for a 118 finish. Three darts at double 16 go to waste from the world champion and Smith pounces on tops to go level again. Best of three now. Smith 9-9 Wright.

Leg 19

Wright once again frail on the doubles as he misses tops, tens and fives, but the world champion holds his nerve on double 2 next visit and go within one of the title. Smith 9-10 Wright.

Leg 20

Both players trade maximums but this final is going down to the decider as Smith takes out 67 on double 8 for an 11 darter! Smith 10-10 Wright.

Leg 21 (Final Leg)

Smith puts in his 8th maximum of the match and he brilliantly sets himself on tops after 12. Wright then fires in a 171 to leave double 8 and hope that he gets a shot at it. But up comes Smith with three darts at tops to win his first major PDC title. He throws it high with the first, ducks it low for the second and then the third goes agonisingly outside the double 10! Smith crawls to his knees in despair and anguish, leaving Wright with three darts at double 8 to win the title himself. The first goes wide! The second also goes wide! Last dart! IT FIND IT’S WAY IN THE DOUBLE 8 AND PETER WRIGHT IS THE 2020 LADBROKES MASTERS CHAMPION!!!!

A strange but an incredible final. Heartbreak for Smith again as his wait goes on but he’s denied once more but congrats to Peter Wright who has backed his world championship win with another TV title!

Final score: Smith 10-11 Wright.

POST MATCH INTERVIEWS

2020 Ladbrokes Masters Champion Peter Wright

“I’m a very lucky player tonight, Michael should’ve won that,”

“I’ve been in his position many times before, so I know how he’s feeling and it’s not nice.

“But, I’m obviously over the moon to win the first tournament of the year and hopefully there will be many more.

“I think my performance dipped at the end of the day, I started missing too many doubles so I need to cut that out.”

“Overall, I’m really happy with how this weekend went and I’d like to thank the amazing crowd for making it another special night for me.”

2020 Ladbrokes Masters runner up Michael Smith

“Peter could’ve easily buried me earlier in the game but when I gave myself a chance I missed it again.”

“I wanted it so much – I think I threw too hard at the doubles for the match, but when they left my hand they felt like they were going in.

“It’s another runner-up trophy to add to my big collection but I’ll get over it and tomorrow I’ll be back on the board practicing double top.

“It is a positive start to 2020, even though I’m feeling so disappointed right now, but I’ve got the Premier League and UK Open to look forward to around the corner.”

Next Darts

Well readers that was another thrilling tournament to enjoy. After Van Gerwen’s departure in round one it opened up this tournament and it was excellent to see a new name on the trophy.

Commiserations to Michael Smith but once again he blew his chance for a TV title, however it shows how cruel this sport is.

But congrats to Peter Wright who was in my opinion the best player of the tournament and I’m glad that he backed up his world championship triumph with some more silverware.

Next darts is the return of the Premier League with night one at Aberdeen. That should be another thrilling night of darting action!