Well, we’re at the final and who would have thought Adrian “Jackpot” Lewis would have made it? He beat Phil Taylor in an epic encounter last night, taking it all the way down to the final leg of the match, recording his first win over the world number one on television. It now takes his lifetime wins of Phil Taylor to 3, but this is perhaps the most significant. In the other match, James Wade demolished Raymond van Barneveld in front of a very partisan crowd, but Wade managed to shrug it off, get down to business and make the final in this event, which he obviously loves.
So, the final of the World Grand Prix, the final chance for me to throw some tips your way until the Grand Slam of Darts on ITV4 in November. How time flies when you’re having fun, eh? Still, it’s been a great week, it built up to the big crescendo of Lewis beating Taylor and now all that’s left is for these two “warriors” to break out the tungsten and crown the 2010 World Grand Prix Champion. But spare a thought for the Phil Taylor backers, who have had their fingers burnt at 1/2! Well, maybe don’t spare a thought for them if you managed to pick out James Wade, or even better, Adrian Lewis, for the outright win.