Osborne Claims Skegness Open. The Wizard Overcomes The Apprentice?

The dartist formerly known as Ozzy has reverted to his original moniker, ‘The Wizard’, and seems intent on making up lost ground.

Out on ‘The Open Road’ recently there have been a few clues that Colin Osborne is working his way back to some very useful form. Whether it’s been some very good individual matches, decent runs in strong events, or just reports of a revitalised persona. The latest came on Saturday when he claimed the Jewsons Skegness Open.

Colin has reverted to his original moniker, but with a new look.

In a very strong field full of name players Colin sailed through the early rounds. Indeed his first three matches saw him drop only one leg. Observers remarked on a new fluency to his game and superb scoring power. Other name players fell by the wayside. Kevin Painter, Jamie Caven and the in-form Jason Marriot all entered.

After a couple of slightly closer encounters, he reached the final, where he would take on wonder kid Leighton Bennett. Having previously been the star of a new generation of players, Osborne seemed to be unaffected by the youngsters’ recent form. ‘The Wizard’ claimed the title and a handy first prize with a notable 5-2 victory.

We can’t help but notice, that in addition to reported hard practice and increased competitive efforts, Colin has recently felt that he could give fans their monies worth in exhibitions. Keep your eye out for more.

Huge credit for this event, and the full weekend, must go to Chris & Kathy Fletcher. They have developed a habit of staging good quality competitions, with decent prizes and nice atmospheres. Check out Chris N Kathy Fletcher on FB