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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 January 2007, 19:17 GMT
Lakeside photos

Martin Adams

Martin Adams milks the applause from the crowd as he emerges for the final of the World Championship

Martin Adams and Phil Nixon

Adams is the strong favourite to beat opponent Phil Nixon - a 150-1 outsider before the tournament began

Martin Adams

Adams is in complete control from the outset and races into a 6-0 lead to leave Nixon shell-shocked at the break

Phil Nixon

Nixon seems unable to make an impression and faces the prospect of a whitewash as Adams continues to dominate

Phil Nixon

Nixon then stages a remarkable comeback, winning six sets in a row to force a deciding set against all odds

Martin Adams wins the title

But Adams prevails to win a thrilling final and clinch his first Lakeside World Championship title

Martin Adams

Adams' delight is clear as he ends his 14-year wait to get his hands on the coveted trophy

Mervyn King celebrates a winning double against Martin Adams

Mervyn King pushed Adams all the way in Saturday's semi-finals, winning three straight sets to level the match at 5-5

Martin Adams and Mervyn King hug each other at the end of their semi-final

But Adams held his nerve, taking the final set 3-0 to end his great friend's fightback

Niels de Ruiter throws a dart against Phil Nixon

Nixon's semi-final opponent, Dutchman Niels de Ruiter, won three successive sets before going down 6-4

Trina Gulliver

Reigning women's champion Trina Gulliver also maintained her unbeaten run at the Lakeside with a record seventh title

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