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Darts player celebrates home-based tournament win with dinner plate trophy – Republic World – Republic World

Nathan Aspinall held aloft a makeshift trophy made out of a dinner plate as he celebrated overall victory in the PDC Home Tour. The Stockport player held his nerve to beat Jonny Clayton 6-4 in the finale, after putting himself in pole position for the crown with a final-leg victory over world number nine and tournament favourite Gary Anderson.

And, determined to get full value for his win despite being stuck at home, Aspinall scribbled his name on a dinner plate and celebrated at the end of the night by diving into his hot tub.

“I’ve just won something so here we go,” he said. “It’s permanent marker so it’s going in the bin after this, but there’s my little trophy for the night.”

Following the announcement earlier on Friday that the World Matchplay will take place from July 18-26 in Blackpool, players can look forward to emerging from their basements and garages to get back to something approaching normality soon – though it remains to be seen if fans can attend.

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