Dazzling Dimitri crowned World Champion

 He is a World Champion and what a performance from Dimitri van den Bergh!

 The Belgian youngster beat Josh Payne 6-3 to win the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship in Minehead on Sunday night.

 He also recorded the highest ever average in a World Youth Final....101.23

 "It is an unbelievable feeling. I spoke to my Dad before and he gave me good advice as always. This is a very proud   moment for me and my family," Dimitri said.

 "Everyone comes into the Development Tour to hopefully make a future in the sport. Maybe I can make my future in darts   for many years."

 He was a worthy winner.

 Van den Bergh raced into a 2-0 lead before Payne hit back. But 14 and 13 dart legs saw the Unicorn ace go 4-1 in front.   Payne then hit a second maximum and a terrific 108 finish before a bit of brilliance from the Belgian.

 He produced a magnificent 146 finish to take him to the brink of the title and although Payne managed to take another l   leg,  Van den Bergh wasn't to be denied.

 In the 9th leg, he hit 177 and followed that with a 150 and then D18 to take the crown and pocket a cheque for £10,000

"This is a big step to the big time in darts. Hopefully there is a whole lot more to come. I just want to win!" Dimitri said 

Congratulations to Dimitri from everyone at Unicorn.

By STUART PYKE in Minehead 

Photo courtesy Lawrence Lustig / PDC