CARDIGAN darts star Jamie Lewis’ achievement at the recent William Hill World Championships is to be recognised by the town council.

The 26-year-old reached the semi-finals of the televised event at Alexandra Palace before finally bowing out to 16-times former world champion and darting legend Phil Taylor.

On his way to the last four, Jamie brushed aside the likes of world Nos 2 Peter Wright as he announced his arrival on the world stage.

Ultimately though, it was his lack of experience on the big stage that cost him dear but no doubt he will learn and come back stronger as he became the first player to win through to the last four after starting in the preliminary round

Jamie’s performances thrilled audiences around the country and turned the focus on to his hometown of Cardigan and now he is to be presented with a special certificate to mark his achievement by the town council.

“I’m sure that I speak for the entire town in congratulating Jamie most sincerely in his scintillating performance in reaching the semi-finals of the William Hill World Darts Championships. It was most exciting to watch him reach the semi-finals,” said Cllr John Adams-Lewis.

“As a Cardigan lad – born and bred in the town – we are very proud of his performance. He has certainly put Cardigan on the map and I’m sure that the town council will want to award him accordingly.

“He has a bright future ahead of him. We wish him the very best of luck in future tournaments.

“If he had won, it would have been like when Hywel Davies won the Grand National.”