Williams Wins on Champions Week as Sherrock Takes Silver.
Jim Williams became the Online Darts League Champion after winning Phase 3 on a thrilling Finals Night, which saw him defeat Fallon Sherrock in the decider on Saturday night.
The Welshman, who is currently top of the PDC UK Challenge Tour Order of Merit, picked up the record £6000 top prize with a 4-2 final success on Champions Week.
Sherrock came close to becoming the first woman to win the title but fell at the final hurdle after missing two darts at a double to force a deciding leg.
It could’ve been a totally different story for Williams when he trailed fellow Welshman Mark Webster 3-0 in his opening match on Finals Night – only for the 2008 World Champion to miss 8 match darts as Williams produced an unlikely comeback victory.
That success was only the 17th time a player had overturned a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 at the Live League, after Sherrock had done the same thing earlier in the week when she averaged over 104 in a brilliant fightback against Arron Monk.
Williams’ final win over Sherrock was his second success of the evening over her as he defeated the iconic star 4-3 in the Group Stage, where both players overcame an unfortunate Webster.
Williams then defeated Martin Thomas 4-2 in the semi-finals in another all-Welsh encounter after Thomas progressed from Group 1 by beating Chas Barstow 4-3 in their decisive round-robin clash.
Kevin Burness saw off both Thomas and Barstow 4-1 in the group stage but went down 4-2 to Sherrock in the last four, before losing 4-1 to Thomas in the third-place playoff.
The week had begun with Burness winning Group A ahead of an unlucky Colin Osborne, who twice narrowly missed chances to reach Finals Night with a string of 4-3 defeats.
Group B was won by Webster, who lost just one match in reaching the Saturday night finale, while Williams came out on top in Group C.
Williams claimed the crown on Finals Night to become the second Welshman to take the title, following Richie Burnett’s Phase 2 glory.
The Online Darts Live League returns on Monday 16 August with the commencement of Phase 4, with the likes of Robert Thornton, Deta Hedman and Anastasia Dobromyslova all in action over six days.
All matches will be streamed live on the Online Darts League YouTube channel, with the evening sessions also being show free-to-air on Sporty Stuff TV.
The action begins at 9.30am on Monday with Group A featuring Thornton, Richard North, James Richardson, Robert Owen, Matthew Dennant and Sean Fisher.
Champions Week Online Darts Live League Results
Saturday August 14
Kevin Burness 4-1 Martin Thomas
Chas Barstow 1-4 Kevin Burness
Martin Thomas 4-3 Chas Barstow
Mark Webster 3-4 Jim Williams
Fallon Sherrock 4-1 Mark Webster
Jim Williams 4-3 Fallon Sherrock
Fallon Sherrock 4-2 Kevin Burness
Jim Williams 4-2 Martin Thomas
3rd/4th place play-off
Martin Thomas 4-1 Kevin Burness
Jim Williams 4-2 Fallon Sherrock