Hartlepool darts player Tony ‘The Viper’ Eccles wins Scottish Open

Tony Eccles was triumphant in the Scottish Open.
Tony Eccles was triumphant in the Scottish Open.

TONY Eccles is back in business after triumphing in the Scottish Open.

The Hartlepool darts star has returned to his old stamping ground of the British Darts Organisation after a two-year stint in the Professional Darts Corporation.

And what a return.

The player, known as the Viper, came through a huge field before defeating Liverpool’s Robbie Green 5-3 in the final.

It was his second event back in the BDO side of the game after leaving the PDC following a barren run of form and some injury niggles.

And Eccles was happy with his performance in Renfrew, near Glasgow.

“I was pleased to win because it was a tough competition,” the Viper told SportMail.

“The final was hard to get in to but it was a good game.”

Read more about Tony’s Scottish Open success in today’s Sportmail.