PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final

Evetts crowned Unicorn World Youth Champion
Ted Evetts was crowned Unicorn World Youth Champion for the first time in Minehead on Sunday after defeating Nathan Rafferty 6-4 in the final. Evetts had an average of 95.44, Rafferty one of 93.66.

Competing in the World Youth Championship for the seventh and final time, the 24-year-old came back from 3-1 down to lift the title on the Main Stage at Butlin's Minehead Resort.
Evetts, who had already secured qualification for the 2021/22 World Championship via the ProTour Order of Merit, also receives the 10,000 pound winners' prize.

Earlier in the day, Evetts and Rafferty came through a 32-player tournament, played in group and knockout stages in Reds. The early stages of the final saw Rafferty land the first break of throw to lead 3-1, before back-to-back legs from Evetts saw him draw level. The following two legs were also won by Evetts, before Rafferty kept his hopes alive with a 100 checkout. However, his hopes of a first World Youth Championship title were extinguished in the following leg as Evetts cleaned up 37 in two darts to end his youth career on a high.

"I'm over the moon, I would've swapped all my youth titles for this one," said Evetts, the most successful player in Development Tour history. "If you'd have spoken to 16-year-old me who couldn't make it past the last 16, I wouldn't have believed I'd be standing here with this trophy. "I don't think I've shown anywhere close to what I can do in the senior ranks so far. There's a lot more to come from me. "Hopefully I can use this as a springboard for future success on the big stage."

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