What a climax to a wonderful tournament in Hamburg which showcased some of the lesser known dart playing countries in such a good light.
Representing your country is always very different to other events and there was no concealing the relief on the faces of both Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis as that dart finally hit the double 5 to take the title.
You had to admire the way that Paul and Simon fought back from 3 – 0 down to take the match to a sudden death decider. And, every player had the opportunity to claim the glory before Adrian hit the spot!
This event featured 24 different nations and showed how far the standard of darts has progressed in countries like South Africa and Germany.
I thoroughly enjoyed my role for the media and am learning all the time and am now looking forward to some cracking matches in the Premier League!
(Photo courtesy of: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)