‘ I’ll be back’ vows Adams after early Lakeside loss
Martin Adams has already set his sights on winning the world title again.
TheDeeping legend bowedout of the Lakeside WorldChampionshipwhenlosing3- 2toDutch teenagerJimmyHendriksinan opening- round shock.
It was only the fifth time in 20consecutive appearances in the flagship BDO tournament that ‘ Wolfie’ has fallen at the first hurdle.
A poor performance and disappointingdefeatatFrimley Green predictably prompted plenty of questions over threetime championAdams’future.
But the 56 year- old - who ruled his side of the darting world in 2007, 2010 and 2011 - has today delivered an emphatic answer by insisting he hasnoplanstoputdownhisarrows just yet.
Adams said: “I am a dart player, I love beingadartplayer and I have absolutely no plans to do anything other than be a dart player.
“Darts has beenmylife for a long time and my passion and appetite for the game has not dropped at all.
“I still enjoy throwing darts just as much as I always have andIstill believe I cancompete against the best.
“I’ve won three world titles and three World Masters. Not many people can say that.
“But I still want to win more titles and that is what will inspire metogobacktothedraw- ing board and work hard on my game.
“I’ll be hitting the tournament circuit hard and making sure I get the result to get back to Lakeside next year.”
Adamshasbeenoutofsorts for much of the past year while dealing with personal problems.
He also admits a dramatic weight loss has not helped his game yet he twice clawed himself level against Hendriks - an 18 year- old World Championship debutantwhoboastsaglittering CV from his junior days.
But countless missed doubles at darts eventually caught upwithhiminthedecidingset.
Headded:“I’ve lost just over three stone andthat does affect your darts.
“It means I’ve not quite got the strength and power in the arm that I had before
“I need to work hard on adjusting mygameandimproving it going forward.
“I still scored pretty well but it was just a day when the doubles didn’t want to go in.
“And if you don’t hit your doubles, you will not win darts matches. It really is as simple as that.”
Martin Adams ( right) congratulates his conqueror Jimmy Hendriks after their first- round clash.