The Brazilian-born darts player emerged triumphant from the inaugural competition, which was designed by the German beer brand to drive interest in pub darts.

It is also hoped the event will raise awareness of the loss of darts boards in the UK as a result of pubs closing.

Over 50 players competed over the three weeksof the tournament and the Grand Final, at Nolan's Freehouse, Vauxhall, London, saw 16 players fight it out for the £400 first prize. Diogo Portela won in a closely fought 6-5 final.

A beginners' competition was also held on the night of the final for more casual players and people new to the game, which was won by Christine Hitchins.

"It's our first foray into darts in the UK and it's been an incredible experience," said Stephan Kofler, Krombacher sales and marketing director.

"I had no idea of the darts skill and talent on show in UK pubs so it's been fantastic to support these grassroots of the sport and generate some real excitement. It's just the beginning and we're already planning for the next challenges when the darts season really heats up at the end of the year."