After two days at the Reebok, finals day would be watched from the comfort of the spare room. America’s Next Top Stick Insect, or some such drivel, took precedence downstairs so I was banished to the ‘darts room’ with my crowd of mini bendy bullies who were about to be allocated new homes through our UK Open competitions.

The day’s action is described elsewhere on the site; James Wade saw off Paul Nicholson, Mark Webster and Wes Newton to claim his seventh major title as the threads were tied up on a number of sub-plots that culminated in Wade’s remarkable catharsis.

More to come…

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