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Lakeside World Darts photos

Fans at the Lakeside make the atmosphere electric.

'Let's play darts!' is the cry that fills the air at a sell-out Lakeside for the 2008 BDO World Championships

Martin Adams

The England flights, the rings, the 'Wolfie' belt buckle - it can only be 2007 Lakeside champion Martin Adams

Phill Nixon

In a repeat of the 2007 final, Adams opens against Phill Nixon, but there is no 'Nixy' fightback this time as he loses 3-0

Ted Hankey

The week's first controversy comes as ex-champion Ted 'The Count' Hankey is booed on the oche by a small number of fans

Darryl Fitton

As the second round progresses, Darryl Fitton is in excellent form, demolishing Gary Robson 4-0 in just 32 minutes

Martin Adams

Reigning champion Martin Adams is pushed hard by Robert Thornton but reached the last eight with a 5-4 victory

Simon Whitlock

Unseeded Aussie Simon Whitlock is in the form of his life as he thrashes Ted Hankey 5-0 in the quarter-finals

Mark Webster

On Saturday Webster justifies his top seeding by ending the Lakeside reign of Martin Adams in the semi-finals

Whitlock struggles to watch as Webster takes the lead

World number one Mark Webster races to a 3-0 lead over Simon Whitlock in the final

Webster is open-mouthed as he wins his fifth set

Welshman Webster, a trainee plumber, cannot believe his form as he wins his fifth set

Whitlock in action

Aussie qualifier Whitlock holds his nerve to take the best-of-13 final back to 6-5

Whitlock looks on as Webster kisses the floor

But Webster takes successive sets to make it 7-5, and crumples to the floor in disbelief

Webster celebrates

Webster celebrates with the trophy and a cheque for 85,000

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