Teenager James Hubbard, a member of Rileys Norwich, was crowned PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion following a 6-3 win over Michael van Gerwen.
The 19-year-old from Norfolk showed no nerves in a brilliant opening as he hit an 11-dart finish and led 3-0 before holding off the Dutchman's fightback to claim the £10,000 first prize last night (Thursday 17th May).
"It feels amazing," he said. "When you start playing darts, this is what you dream of, and to play in front of 10,000 people is a dream come true for me, and to come out as World Champion is amazing.
"I was nervous before the game but Simon Whitlock was brilliant and gave me lots of advice, and the start I made on stage was terrific and settled me down.
"I didn't think I'd win it to be honest because Michael's so experienced and such a brilliant player. You always believe in yourself, but when I hit that double top it was the most amazing feeling of my life."
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