MARK WALSH came from 4-0 down to defeat Raymond van Barneveld in the final of the Blue Square UK Open East Midlands Regional Final.
Walsh picked up his second tournament victory of 2009 with a resilient display to claim the £6,000 first prize at the Moorways Centre in Derby.
He had to show his battling qualities throughout the day, defeating Derby-based Colin Osborne 6-5 to reach the last 32 and then seeing off Kevin Dowling and Co Stompe 6-4 - the latter after being 4-1 down.
Mark Walsh 6-2 Ken Dobson
Raymond van Barneveld 6-5 Mark Dudbridge
Mark Walsh 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Runner-Up £3,000 (full article...)