THE seven-year stranglehold of Martin dominance has ended in the Dave Bonnett Memorial Trophy.

In last Saturday's competition, Nick Hailes scooped the title following a great day of darts.

The day started with the group sections, with all of the big names successfully advancing.

The cut-throat last-16 knockout stages saw the first big name casualty of the day.

The 2017 champion Pete Martin was dumped out by Bryan Lewis in a stunning upset, while Corwen ace Deian Roberts also fell at this stage.

The quarter-final line-up saw Bryan Lewis continue his rich vein of form as he stopped Jamie Clayton's great day with a 3-0 victory to book a last-four slot.

Nick Hailes defeated Glyn Lloyd 3-1, with Dylan Anderson picking up a 3-0 win over 2016 winner Rich Martin.

Elsewhere, four-time champion Dil Martin advanced with a victory over Shane Evans.

Bryan Lewis' excellent day was stopped in the semi-finals as Dil Martin picked up a 3-1 win to once again take his place in the final.

The other last-four clash produced a brilliant five-leg affair, with Nick Hailes just getting the better of Dylan Anderson.

The final was a great advert for Denbigh darts with a high calibre of scoring.

Llandyrnog man Hailes looked dead and buried at 2-1 down, but missed match darts by Martin opened the door for the 'Hailstone' to take out a crucial 92 outshot.

The fifth and final leg saw Martin make the running, but he once again missed match darts and these would be punished as Hailes dramatically took the coveted title with a tight 3-2 victory.