DARTS star James Lewis produced two superb performances at the PDC World Series finals in Vienna before losing at the quarter-final stage.
Lewis, who celebrates his 27th birthday this week, is still waiting to win a tournament after joining the PDC in 2012.
But this year he has reached the World Championship semi-final, where he became the last player to lose against the legendary Phil Taylor, who has retired.
Lewis, who hails from Cardigan but now plays out of Carmarthen, stole the show on the opening day of the World Series as he defeated Dimitri Van den Bergh of Belgium 6-2 and had an astonishing average of 109.8.
As he roared to victory, he raised his hands in memory of his grandfather John Evans of Cardigan, who died the previous week. Afterwards he said: “It’s been a really hard week but I knew I was going to come out here to do well for him.
“In my head I was thinking ‘I don’t want to let him down’, and thankfully performed well for him tonight, so I’m chuffed with that.”
In the second round the West Wales ace threw superb darts in the final two legs to spring a 6-5 win over 28-year-old reigning world champion Rob Cross of Hastings.
But he could not repeat his previous successes against 35-year-old European champion and world number six James Wade of Aldershot, who came out on top 10-5.