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Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 23:44 GMT
PDC World Darts photos

Fans at the Alexandra Palace salute another 180 score.

Darts fans guarantee a raucous atmosphere at London's Alexandra Palace for the PDC World Championship

Alexandra Palace is packed to the rafters for the PDC World Championship

"Ally Pally" has replaced the Circus Tavern in Purfleet as the venue for the PDC version of the World Championship

Wayne "Hawaii 501" Mardle is uncustomarily lost for words after beating "The Power".

An emotional Wayne Mardle reaches the semi-finals by beating 13-time world champion Phil "The Power" Taylor

Qualifier Kirk Shepherd has enjoyed a dream run to the semi-finals.

Mardle's semi-final opponent is surprise package Kirk Shepherd, who downs veteran Peter Manley 5-4

John Part

Double world champion John Part of Canada edges James Wade 5-4 to seal his final-four berth

Kevin Painter

Part's opponent in the semis is Kevin "The Artist" Painter, who earns his place by beating Adrian Lewis 5-2

Kevin Painter

Painter has plenty of fervent support at the Ally Pally as he takes to the oche to face Part for a place in the final

John Part

But it is Part who quickly finds his big-game form and races into a 5-1 lead in their best-of-11-sets encounter

John Part celebrates his victory over Kevin Painter.

Painter pulls it back to 5-2 and 2-2 in the eighth set before a superb 130-finish from Part dashes his comeback hopes

Kirk Shepherd

In the second semi-final, 21-year-old qualifier Shepherd goes 3-1 up against experienced campaigner Mardle

Wayne Mardle

Mardle battles back to 4-4, whipping the crowd into a frenzy, but Shepherd refuses to be overawed by his wily opponent

Kirk Shepherd falls to his knees on the oche as he beats Wayne Mardle.

The sheet metal worker from Ramsgate displays nerves of steel to seal a 6-4 triumph and set up a final against Part

John Part takes to the stage at Alexandra Palace

With the Ally Pally packed to the rafters for the final, "Darth Maple" has his own unique way of taking to the stage

John Part

Part, the odds-on favourite, starts well as he chases his third world title and carves out a commanding 4-0 lead

Kirk Shepherd shows his frustration

Shepherd, who reached the final after a fairytale run in his debut PDC World Championship, cannot bring himself to look

Kirk Shepherd

But Shepherd settles down and a stunning 160 checkout makes the scores 5-2, much to the delight of the vocal crowd

John Part celebrates victory

The fightback does not last and after missing two match-winning opportunities, Part clinches his second PDC title

John Part (R) and Kirk Shepherd

Part joins an elite list of players after his historic win while Shepherd's displays have lit up the tournament

John Part kisses the World Championship trophy

Part celebrates his victory, having won the BDO world title in 1994 and the PDC crown in 2003



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