Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams wins first Welsh Open title

Rachel Taylor with Martin Adams, after she failed to beat Wolfie at the Depings Beer Festival ENGEMN00120130727180330

Rachel Taylor with Martin Adams, after she failed to beat Wolfie at the Depings Beer Festival ENGEMN00120130727180330

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Deeping-based darts ace Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams won the first Welsh Open title of his long and illustrious career yesterday (Sunday) to complete a highly successful weekend.

Adams beat fellow Englishman Gary Robson 6-2 in a one-sided final in Prestatyn after pipping another Englishman Scott Waites 5-4 in the semi-final to pick up the £5,000 first prize.

It was the 30th British Darts Organisation title of the 57 year-old’s career. That tally includes three world titles.

“It’s my first Welsh Open title and I’m delighted,” Adams said. “The secret of my success is that I just love playing darts. I’m one of the old men of the circuit now, but I will keep going while I enjoy it.”

It was a profitable weekend for Adams who also won £400 after losing 9-4 to Dutchman Jan Dekker in the final of the Pontins International Open, also at Prestatyn.

Adams won the first two legs of the final with ton-plus checkouts, but he struggled to stay with the younger man at the end of a long day of darts.

Dekker, who beat Adams in the World Championships earlier this year, eventually claimed the title 9-4.

Adams had beaten Ross Montgomery 8-7 in his semi-final and Robbie Green 8-4 in the quarter-final. Adams picked up a prize cheque for £400.