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Article: Darts : Hankey reclaims BDO crown

Darts : Hankey reclaims BDO crown

Ted Hankey secured his second BDO World Darts Championship with a nailbiting 7-6 victory over Tony O^Shea in the final at the Lakeside Country Club on Sunday evening.

^The Count^ missed a hatful of opportunities to close out the match as a valiant O^Shea refused to lie down and fought back from 6-4 down to level at 6-6.

Hankey wasted no fewer than seven darts for the championship in the 12th set, but finally took out double 10 at the second attempt to win the deciding set 3-1 and regain the title he last won in 2000.

Hankey told BBC2: "I had so many chances to win it. I missed double top and double 10 I think. I thought I ain^t going to win this.

"I kept missing and I thought that I^m done here. Tony played so well.

"I am over the moon, but this guy^s time will come. I am sorry I beat him, but I am glad I am world champion."

O^Shea struggled for consistency after winning the first set and was always playing catch-up after going in 4-2 behind at the break.

He said: "I don^t know what was happening in the first six sets. Ted looked like he was going to romp it. I gave it a good go after the break.

"I never give up. Even if I was 6-0 down I would never give up."

Story By: Bakewell Today

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