25-07-2011

Lifelong darts fan Mandy Stevenson has praised Speedy Hire for giving her an experience she'll never forget, after winning the company's Champagne Moment award.

The Wirral fanatic was picked at random to present Paul Nicholson with a bottle of bubbly after ‘The Asset’s’ stunning performance to beat Phil Taylor in the UK Open was chosen as the most sparkling moment of the entire four days in Bolton.

Around 500 darts fans voted for their most memorable performance of the tournament after sponsors Speedy decided to create a poll for them to find an official champagne moment winner. Nicholson’s win over Phil Taylor received 38 per cent of votes with James Wade’s semi-final comeback against Mark Webster second (15 per cent) and Nicholson himself third for another outstanding result against current Premier League champion Gary Anderson (11 per cent).

The Asset, Mandy Stevenson and a bottle of the best bubbly! Thanks to the generosity of the PDC, Mandy was given tickets to the World Matchplay in Blackpool and presented Paul with his prize on the oche. Mandy said: “To stand up on the stage and meet Paul in person was a dream come true. He was wonderful to talk to and we hope his Speedy success will spur him on to more in the future. Paul said: “I have never seen an award like this before, with a personalised Speedy label featuring my name. I won’t be drinking this bottle that’s for sure. I’ll be keeping it on the mantel piece“I’d like to thank Speedy for organising this.

To win their champagne moment means a great deal to me, particularly with fans voting for the overall winner.” For regular Speedy darts comment keep in touch by following @speedysports on twitter.

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