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  Monday, 14 January, 2002, 17:14 GMT
Dreamer David deserves his win
Bobby George is the expert summariser for the BBC's coverage of the Embassy World Championship
Bobby George - may the darts be with you
Bobby George reviews the Embassy World Darts Championship which culminated in a sensational win for battling Aussie Tony David.

Another classic Embassy final - lovely jubbly.

If you had asked me at the beginning of the week to pick a winner, I couldn't have told you, so I'm not that surprised that Tony won it.

Tony's got haemophilia and a bad arm, so it's an amazing story.

But he didn't sit at home doing nothing, he worked at it, studied the game and now he's world champion.

Tony David is only the second non-Briton to win at Frimley Green
Tony David dreamt of victory

Mervyn played the best darts over the week and had a lot of tough matches, especially against Ray Barneveld, which was a great game.

He started the tournament cold and got better as the week went on, but in the final I was disappointed with Mr King to be honest.

He started badly, and he shouldn't be that way because he's used to those big situations.

Tony kept grinding away and Mervyn left it too late.

He had chances to hit the doubles in the first four sets, but he was all over the shop. As they say, darts is a funny old game.

Mervyn King is overcome by emotion after sealing a place in the last four
King looked drained in the final

When Mervyn started to come back, I thought 'hello, he's going to beat Tony', but Tony had a good cushion and to come back from that position is very, very difficult.

I had dinner with Tony last night and he was over the moon - he dreamt he was going to win it and he won it. And good luck to the lad - he deserves it.

Mervyn was pretty philosophical about the whole thing. He said, "Bob, I never got started and he beat me up, that's the way it goes."

But I think it's good for the game for someone outside the British Isles to win it. Raymond Barneveld won it, and now they love their darts in Holland.

It was a great week overall, with some great games and an electric atmosphere.

And it's a case of power of the people - they lift you and make you want to play darts.

But that's it for another year. Hopefully I'll be back on the oche next year, but it all depends on if I qualify.

In the meantime, be lucky and may the darts be with you.

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