Anderson dominates in Wigan as he wins Players Championship 14

Gary Anderson returned to winning ways in Wigan as he won Players Championship 14.
Photo : Lawrence Lustig / PDC

Gary Anderson’s delightful run of form continues as he won PDC Players Championship 14 in Wigan on Sunday afternoon. The Scot lost out in the final yesterday to Steve Beaton but he made amends just 24 hours later to win the title. Gary’s form in Wigan has been superb as he has made three finals out of the last four events in Wigan. Just like yesterday, Anderson had a slow start in sweltering conditions it’s fair to say at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan as he opened up with a last-leg deciding victory over Mickey Mansell (6-5). He then defeated Harry Robinson 6-4 in the second round in another close tungsten tussle.

In the Last 32, it was the battle of the Anderson’s as he took on Australia’s Kyle Anderson. The Scot stated his intent early on as he cruised to a 6-2 victory as he cemented his place in the last 16. As each round progressed, Anderson seemed to get better and better as he swept aside the young Dutchman Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 to book his place in the Quarter-Finals. Anderson cruised into the Semi-Finals with the minimum of fuss as he seen off Richard North 6-1 to set up a mouth-watering Semi-Final clash with the in-form Rob Cross. The Semi-Final was a terrific contest with both players throwing well on their own throw, in the end though Anderson broke the Cross throw in the tenth and final leg to book his place in his second final in as many days as he recorded a 6-4 victory over Rob Cross.

In the final, Anderson came up against his stable-mate Ian White who himself had played superbly all afternoon in the sweltering conditions. Anderson dominated proceedings in the final as he cruised to a 6-1 victory, the averages were very close but it was the finishing statistics from Anderson that proved to be pivotal in the end with Anderson hitting 60% of his doubles attempted compared to the 20% of his opponent.

The delighted Scot spoke to Dan Dawson after the final :

” The last couple of games have dragged a little, it’s been a long day and it’s been really hot. These tournaments are hard work as Ian will tell you, it’s absolutely baking in here. ”

” Since Dubai, I think I’ve thrown my darts once. Then there was the World cup I think we lasted about 16 minutes on stage, then I came back and went on holiday. ”

I’ve played well today and surprised myself, I was playing well before I won the first World title two years ago. Every night I had at home I was down the pub playing 60,70,80 legs a night we were playing Monday Tuesday every week really helped me, but the last 23 years we have been on the road so haven’t had the chance. ”

 

 

Players Championship 14

Last 128

Peter Wright 6 | 4 Paul Harvey
Peter Hudson 6 | 3 Vincent Kamphuis
Vincent van der Voort 6 | 3 Andrew Gilding
John Bowles 6 | 2 Kirk Shepherd
Peter Jacques 6 | 5 Stephen Bunting
Ricky Williams 6 | 4 Ted Evetts
Mark Webster 6 | 4 Mervyn King
Adam Hunt 6 | 5 Jamie Caven
Yordi Meeuwisse 6 | 4 Jelle Klaasen
Jeffrey de Graaf 6 | 5 Jonathan Worsley
Darren Webster 6 | 3 Diogo Portela
William O’Connor 6 | 5 James Richardson
Alan Norris 6 | 3 Scott Darbyshire
Martin Schindler 6 | 0 Jim Brown
Robert Thornton 6 | 0 Sven Groen
Mark Barilli 6 | 5 Paul Nicholson
Ian White 6 | 4 Simon Stevenson
Warrick Scheffer 6 | 3 Jan Dekker
Brendan Dolan 6 | 5 Jonny Clayton
Josh Payne 6 | 2 Ryan Meikle
Gerwyn Price 6 | 2 John Michael
Ryan Searle 6 | 1 Maik Langendorf
James Wilson 6 | 3 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Richie Corner 6 | 1 Haruki Muramatsu
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 4 Mike De Decker
Simon Preston 6 | 3 Bryan de Hoog
Justin Pipe 6 | 5 Keegan Brown
Mick Todd 6 | 2 Ray Campbell
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6 | 4 Joe Cullen
Steve Lennon 6 | 3 Ross Twell
Devon Petersen 6 | 5 Steve West
David Pallett 6 | 4 Michael Rasztovits
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 0 Ricky Evans
Mark Walsh 6 | 3 Andy Hamilton
Robbie Green 6 | 1 Callan Rydz
Ron Meulenkamp 6 | 2 Ritchie Edhouse
Rob Cross 6 | 1 Paul Rowley
Andy Jenkins 6 | 4 Terry Roach
Antonio Alcinas 6 | 5 Steve Beaton
Richie Burnett 6 | 2 Darren Johnson
Steve Hine 6 | 3 Benito van de Pas
Brian Woods 6 | 5 Chris Quantock
Ronny Huybrechts 6 | 3 Stephen Burton
Wayne Jones 6 | 2 Darron Brown
Daryl Gurney 6 | 3 Andy Boulton
Kevin Painter 6 | 1 Aden Kirk
Joe Murnan 6 | 3 Christian Kist
Dennis Smith 6 | 4 Prakash Jiwa
Dave Chisnall 6 | 5 Stuart Kellett
Jimmy Hendriks 6 | 5 Terry Temple
John Henderson 6 | 3 Wes Newton
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 0 Scott Taylor
Gary Anderson 6 | 5 Mickey Mansell
Harry Robinson 6 | 4 Robert Owen
Kyle Anderson 6 | 4 Ronnie Baxter
Berry van Peer 6 | 4 Madars Razma
Michael Smith 6 | 2 Matthew Dennant
Jamie Bain 6 | 1 Matt Clark
Chris Dobey 6 | 5 Zoran Lerchbacher
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6 | 1 Ryan Palmer
Cristo Reyes 6 | 3 Tony Newell
Richard North 6 | 2 Mick McGowan
James Wade 6 | 1 Shaun Griffiths
Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 3 Jamie Lewis

Last 64

Peter Wright 6 | 0 Peter Hudson
Vincent van der Voort 6 | 3 John Bowles
Peter Jacques 6 | 5 Ricky Williams
Mark Webster 6 | 2 Adam Hunt
Yordi Meeuwisse 6 | 4 Jeffrey de Graaf
Darren Webster 6 | 3 William O’Connor
Martin Schindler 6 | 5 Alan Norris
Robert Thornton 6 | 5 Mark Barilli
Ian White 6 | 1 Warrick Scheffer
Josh Payne 6 | 1 Brendan Dolan
Gerwyn Price 6 | 4 Ryan Searle
Richie Corner 6 | 5 James Wilson
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 1 Simon Preston
Justin Pipe 6 | 0 Mick Todd
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6 | 4 Steve Lennon
David Pallett 6 | 5 Devon Petersen
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 1 Mark Walsh
Ron Meulenkamp 6 | 5 Robbie Green
Rob Cross 6 | 4 Andy Jenkins
Antonio Alcinas 6 | 5 Richie Burnett
Steve Hine 6 | 4 Brian Woods
Wayne Jones 6 | 4 Ronny Huybrechts
Daryl Gurney 6 | 5 Kevin Painter
Joe Murnan 6 | 2 Dennis Smith
Jimmy Hendriks 6 | 5 Dave Chisnall
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 4 John Henderson
Gary Anderson 6 | 4 Harry Robinson
Kyle Anderson 6 | 1 Berry van Peer
Jamie Bain 6 | 2 Michael Smith
Chris Dobey 6 | 3 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Richard North 6 | 5 Cristo Reyes
James Wade 6 | 1 Jermaine Wattimena

Last 32

Vincent van der Voort 6 | 3 Peter Wright
Mark Webster 6 | 3 Peter Jacques
Darren Webster 6 | 1 Yordi Meeuwisse
Robert Thornton 6 | 4 Martin Schindler
Ian White 6 | 2 Josh Payne
Gerwyn Price 6 | 5 Richie Corner
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 2 Justin Pipe
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6 | 3 David Pallett
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 5 Ron Meulenkamp
Rob Cross 6 | 4 Antonio Alcinas
Wayne Jones 6 | 1 Steve Hine
Daryl Gurney 6 | 1 Joe Murnan
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 1 Jimmy Hendriks
Gary Anderson 6 | 2 Kyle Anderson
Jamie Bain 6 | 5 Chris Dobey
Richard North 6 | 5 James Wade

Last 16

Vincent van der Voort 6 | 5 Mark Webster
Robert Thornton 6 | 3 Darren Webster
Ian White 6 | 2 Gerwyn Price
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6 | 5 Kim Huybrechts
Rob Cross 6 | 5 Mensur Suljovic
Daryl Gurney 6 | 3 Wayne Jones
Gary Anderson 6 | 2 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Richard North 6 | 4 Jamie Bain

Last Eight

Robert Thornton 6 | 3 Vincent van der Voort
Ian White 6 | 5 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Rob Cross 6 | 4 Daryl Gurney
Gary Anderson 6 | 1 Richard North

Last Four

Ian White 6 | 3 Robert Thornton
Gary Anderson 6 | 4 Rob Cross

Final

Gary Anderson 6 | 4 Ian White
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