Luke Humphries produced a clinical display to whitewash Adam Gawlas 6-0 and clinch the World Youth Championship title at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort on Sunday evening.
Humphries – a two-time Development Tour champion – is making the full-time move to the senior circuit in 2020 and he grasped his final opportunity to claim World Youth glory in emphatic fashion.
Czech youngster Gawlas, 17, has enjoyed a remarkable rise to prominence since starting to play competitive darts in February but he was blown away by ‘Cool Hand’.
Experience certainly paid dividends for Humphries, who averaged 92.97, posted three maximums and converted 46 per cent of his attempts at double to clinch the £10,000 top prize.
Gawlas squandered two darts at double in the opening leg and this proved to be the only opportunities he was afforded at the outer ring throughout the contest.
Humphries – who defeated Rob Cross en route to reaching the World Championship quarter-finals almost 12 months ago, fired in back-to-back 17-dart legs to secure the early initiative.
The Englishman then produced an effortless 112 combination to move 3-0 ahead before unleashing an impressive barrage of scoring power to coast to victory.