Ian White has struck it first time lucky with victory over Peter Wright to win the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen.
White has appeared in two previous finals in the past two weeks on the European Tour but has finally been rewarded for his efforts with an 8-7 win.
‘Diamond’ claimed the first leg but it kept on throw with Wright making it one a piece soon after. White though soon smashed in a 170 checkout to make it 3-1.
This was to no avail though with Wright breaking back to make it 3-2. White regained the lead but was soon pegged back to parity at 4-4.
This was the same at 5-5 and 6-6 with it seemingly going all the way. White missed one at tops and it looked like the turning point with Wright punishing to break and to go one away.
Wright though missed one match dart and was punished for it with White making sure it was going to go all the way.
This proved the turning point with White taking the win from there in a thrilling final in Sindelfingen.
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Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Ian White (97.07) 6-1 (93.56) Jeffrey de Zwaan
Steve Beaton (87.47) 6-2 (85.62) Darren Webster
Nathan Aspinall (90.23) 5-6 (92.00) Jamie Hughes
Peter Wright (97.94) 6-3 (99.35) Michael van Gerwen
Ian White (98.78) 7-5 (90.39) Steve Beaton
Jamie Hughes (89.58) 1-7 (98.97) Peter Wright
Ian White (91.36) 8-7 (92.68) Peter Wright
Author: Samuel Gill