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Luke Littler wins another tournament in his debut, he's a special talent

Josh Lawless

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Luke Littler wins another tournament in his debut, he's a special talent

Luke Littler has won yet another tournament in his debut, going all the way in the Players Championship.

The wonderkid burst onto the scene and reached the World Darts Championship final in his debut, ultimately falling short to Luke Humphries in a close encounter.

But his showing was enough for many to predict that he would dominate darts for years to come and Littler is already on his way to doing just that.

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The 17-year-old pipped three-time world champion and former world number one Michael van Gerwen in the Bahrain Masters for his first major honour and continue to show his class in the Premier League darts.

And then came the Players Championships 1, which Littler won at the very first attempt after qualifying due to his exploits at Alexandra Palace.

He bested Jim Williams, Luke Woodhouse and Michele Turetta - producing yet another nine-dart finish.

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Littler would then take on Ryan Searle in a best of 15 in the final.

The contest went all the way to the deciding leg, where 'The Nuke' prevailed 8-7 in a thriller of a match.

He averaged 110 and conjured up seven 180s against a fine opponent in Searle, who himself boasted an insane 111.71 average.

Littler takes home a £15,000 prize after his latest big win in Wigan.

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Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Humphries, who beat Littler to become world champion last month, suffered a shock whitewash 6-0 loss to world number 64 Ian White.

But the event at the Robin Park Tennis Centre has courted controversy after former world champion Gerwyn Price branded the conditions for players "pathetic" and less than amateur".

The Iceman withdrew from his match with Brendan Dolan when losing 4-2 and slammed the tournament on Instagram.

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"Absolutely pathetic conditions. Travel all the way to Wigan to play in a professional game and we have to play in less than amateur conditions.

"Never have I ever given a game up. Well that's me out of tomorrow as well.

"Gutted because my game was really good today and I rely on these events so much."

Featured Image Credit: PDC

Topics: Luke Littler, Darts

Josh Lawless
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