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Article: ^Wolfie^ aiming to master the world

^Wolfie^ aiming to master the world

MARTIN Adams hopes he can fill in the only big gap on his glorious darting CV this weekend.

Market Deeping legend ^Wolfie^ has been mopping up top tournament wins for years, but has never got his hands on the Winmau World Masters crown.

That could all change on Saturday and Sunday at the Spa in Bridlington when Adams will be bidding to take the spoils in an event second only to the Lakeside World Championship in the BDO pecking order.

Adams, who came agonisingly close to taking the title when a runner-up in 2006 to then-teenage sensation Michael van Gerwen, said: "It is a tournament I have never won, but one I would dearly like to win.

"I have come really, really close but it has always got away from me, so hopefully I can get hold of it this time!

"By this time of the year everyone is really thinking about the World Championship. To have another big tournament like the Winmau is ideal because any problems with your game will come to light.

"Touch wood everything seems to be going well for me at the minute."

Adams was a shock quarter-final casualty last year at the hands of eventual winner Robert Thornton when a new format was introduced for the first time.

The top eight seeds – including Adams – don^t now enter the tournament until the last 16 stage when the action is televised by BBC.

He added: "It came into force last year after some discussions with the television people.

"Obviously it is a big help for the seeded players to come in later on, but that doesn^t really guarantee anything. Upsets can still happen."

The tournaments now come thick and fast for Wolfie with the Winmau being followed by the Zuiderduin Masters in Holland next weekend – an event he has won twice. Then, in January, it is on to the famous Lakeside.

ADAMS certainly won^t be alone in Bridlington as two other local throwers have earned places in the Winmau World Masters.

City-based Paul Crawford – the winner of the British Masters title last year – and March man Paul Newstead line-up in groups 14 and eight respectively.

Those two men are also involved in the big annual Lakeside International Play-Offs in Bridlington on Thursday night.

Popular local thrower Dennis Harbour – who has twice qualified for the World Championship via this route – is bidding to complete his hat-trick.

Story By: Peterborough Today


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