Inglis aiming to make history after his third individuals title

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Stuart Inglis became only the second man in history to win the Bridlington and District Darts League Men’s Individuals Trophy for three years in a row, when he defeated Andy Wheeler 6-1 in this year’s final.

Inglis, 34, first won the title back in 2006, when he beat Bridlington Premier League champion Steve Rice in one of the best finals in recent history.

After a short hiatus from the game, the left-hander came back with all guns blazing to complete his remarkable feat.

Both men started the match in nervous fashion, but it was Inglis who settled first, as he raced into a 4-0 lead.

Wheeler, known as The Grinder fought hard throughout the match, and he was rewarded when he won the fifth leg to avoid a whitewash.

However, it was merely a matter of time before the defending champion would once again have his hands on the trophy, which has now become his trophy.

The hat-trick means that Inglis now owns the silverware outright, and also gave him the right to name the next trophy.

He chose to name the trophy after a gentleman who recently passed away, Ron Parker.

Mr Parker followed the Telegraph darts team everywhere they went and he was a huge fan of the sport.

A tearful champion dedicated his victory to Mr Parker, his team captain and close friend Chris Mitchell -, and his fiancé Emily Hulme.

After the match, he said “I’m so proud to have won this brilliant competition again.

“To win it once is special, but to win it four times, including a hat-trick is truly amazing.

“I can’t wait for next year so I can try to make it four on the spin, nobody has ever done that before, not even Steve Rice.”