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Bunting left standing to claim Masters crown

ESPN staff
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Stephen Bunting overcame Tony O'Shea to claim the Winmau World Masters at Hull's City Hall on Sunday.

Bunting, the tournament's top seed, proved too strong for his opponent in the tournament final, ending O'Shea's remarkable run to the final in a 7-4 triumph.

With the quarter-finals and semi-finals also played on Sunday, Bunting ended the run of Jim Williams and then Wesley Harms to reach the final - while O'Shea disposed of Thomas Jungharns and then Phil Brown en route to his runner-up finish.

Michael van Gerwen staged an incredible comeback from 4-1 down to win the PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix title with a 6-4 defeat of Mervyn King in Dublin. The 23-year-old Dutchman looked set to suffer defeat in his quest for the £100,000 first prize when King took the first three sets of the game.

Van Gerwen won the fourth but missed six darts for the fifth as King moved 4-1 up and just two sets away from victory. The Dutch ace, though, won six straight legs to kick-start his challenge in pulling back to 4-3 before winning the eighth set 3-1 to square the game.

He then came from 2-0 down in set nine to lead the game for the first time, before sealing victory in style by taking the next set 3-0, completing the win with a superb 145 checkout.

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