Ashdown looks back on dramatic 2007 BDO final: 'The presentation party were lined up for six or seven sets'
Richard Ashdown during his chat on the Inside the WDF podcast giving his Lakeside memories touched on one of the most well known games in the history of the tournament in the 2007 final between Martin Adams and Phill Nixon.
Ashdown spoke about the tie which went from 6-0 to 6-6 and how the presentation party was waiting for multiple sets before the conclusion with Nixon threatening one of the greatest comebacks ever to win the title.
"From 6-0 to 6-6, the drama of that game was absolutely unbeatable. From a work perspective as much as from a viewing perspective because we were all ready to wrap up all the time. We could hear the director getting Ray Stubbs and Bobby George into position, no sit down gents another set. The presentation party were lined up for six or seven sets in a row as the game went from 6-0 to 6-6," said Ashdown to the Inside the WDF podcast.
"It was reminiscent of the 1989 final because the same thing happened. As a kid watching that, Jocky Wilson being 5-0 up and Eric (Bristow) being a leg away from 5-5."