This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 8 °C Monday 17 February, 2020

Adrian Lewis hits the Jackpot with world title win

It was an historic night for Phil Taylor’s apprentice at the Alexandra Palace. Were you watching?

Image: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire.

Du du du du du doo, du du dee doo-doo! Oi Oi Oi!

YES INDEED, ARROWS fans. Another PDC world championships drew to a close at the Ally Pally in north London last night with Adrian Lewis claiming his first major title.

And what a final it was.

The 25-year-old from Stoke, nicknamed ‘Jackpot’,  clinched a £200,000 victory after a record-breaking display.

Lewis produced the best performance of his career, landing a historic first-set nine-darter en route to the 7-5 victory.

Lewis said: “I was more excited about hitting a nine-darter in the final than winning the title itself, but at least I can pay my tax bill now – they want £108,000!

I will only have about £30,000 left by the time I’ve settled up with the taxman, but it’s a big weight off my mind.

Earlier in my career I wasn’t looked after properly and I found myself with this huge bill from the Inland Revenue, but at least I can afford to pay it now.

I’m living in dreamland and I can’t tell you how brilliant it feels to hold this trophy. I think I deserved it, but I’ve got to push on and prove I’m not a flash in the pan.

Anderson, who earned £100,000 as runner-up, said: “Now I know what it feels like to be hit by a barrage of 180s, and right now I feel more tired than anything.”

Check out the nine-darter. Pretty good I guess…

(The commentary is either from Dutch TV or it’s the guy who does the minor hurling final)

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Read next: