Martin Adams’ bid for a fourth BDO World Darts title was ended by Jan Dekker on Friday night.
Dutchman Dekker edged out Deeping thrower ‘Wolfie’ 5-2 at Lakeside, in a match that was much closer than the score suggests.
It was one-way traffic early on at Frimley Green, with Dekker racing in an imperious 3-0 lead.
But Adams launched a comeback by winning sets either side of the interval - started in terrific style with a 161 checkout to clinch the fourth set.
Wolfie then came from way behind to take the opening leg of the sixth set against the throw after Dekker had fluffed 11 darts at the doubles.
Adams then nailed a 12-darter to extend his advantage, but the comeback was quelled when Dekker reeled off three legs on the spin to move to within a set of victory.
The Dutchman was now flying and moved to within a leg of the semis, but fluffed five darts for the match before Adams hit double one under huge pressure.
It mattered little, as Dekker made no mistake in the next leg with a cool 61 finish to end Adams’ run.
Wolfie collects £6,500 in prize money after seeing off David Cameron, Tony O’Shea and Ross Montgomery en-route to the last eight.