As you know, I love my darts. I’ve been watching most of the games all week, following my particular favourites, Martin (Wolfie) Adams and Ted (The Count) Hankey.I’ve been following Ted for quite a few years now and in the early days I used to refer to him as “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas poo” after the South Park character. It used to give me and Em a little giggle that his name was Hankey… Well, I haven’t done that for a while, but then I noticed this last night when I was watching… I had to wind back the PVR to get the pic. I love how they’ve even added a steaming turd at the end of the sign!! (LOL) What makes it even funnier is that that is Sharon Adams in the foreground to the right side of the sign. It was team Wolfie’s table!!! I can’t work out now if that was meant to be a sign of support or not now, but it SO made me chuckle when I saw it. I don’t know if you can make it out, but also, on the table is a little Mr. Hankey toy – you might just be able to make out the little Santa hat Mr. Hankey wears? Oh man, that pic is GOLD!
As Pixie-Anne Wheatley on Fast Forward used to say (if you’re Australian, you might get the reference), “It’s the question that’s on the lips and tips of everyone’s thingies”…Very strange to see the Royal fraternity at the darts last night. Both Mike Tindle (Zara Philips’ squeeze) and Peter Philips were there. Gawd, even the hoi polloi at the darts. How poosh!!
After 14 years of trying, Martin “Wolfie” Adams won the BDO Lakeside World Darts Championship 2007. Congratulations to Wolfie and his wife Sharon. He won the final of a best of 13 sets, 7-6, after his opponent Phil “Nixy” Nixon was down 6-0 in the match. Yes! Wolfie only had one set to win and then Nixy put on a monumental comeback performance. Not really helped by Wolfie becoming very untidy with his “finishes”. Nixy clawed his way back to make it 6-6. In a way Wolfie really didn’t deserve to win it as Nixy made such a fightback. Nixy had been trying for 20 years just to get TO the World Darts Championship and it was his very first success at getting through to playing. He was at odds of 150/1 to win the championship – and for a time it looked like a lot of people were going to be making some tidy sums of money. He would have been the bookies best friend.
But finally, Wolfie came through and won the deciding set without the need to go into a tie-break situation. His wife Sharon was in pieces. She has wanted this for him for so long. She lives every dart. She was an emotional wreck when they went into the deciding set and had to leave the viewing area because she just couldn’t take it anymore! I get the feeling that although Wolfie won, he might be in the doghouse for turning Sharon into a plate of jelly! lol
(Martin “Woflie” Adams with the trophy for the winner of Lakeside Darts Championship 2007.)