Beaton claims victory at Players Championship 13

 

Rolling back the years with Steve Beaton as he wins Players Championship 13.
Photo : Lawrence Lustig / PDC

Steve Beaton rolled back the years this afternoon in Wigan as he claimed Players Championship 13 over in Wigan which was his first PDC title win for four years and his third in his illustrious career. The Bronzed Adonis stated his intent from the get-go as he kicked things off with a 6-0 whitewash win over Matthew Dennant who defeated Beaton in last night’s Euro Tour qualifier 6-2 and Beaton got his revenge in the end to kick off the days play perfectly. In round two, Beaton came up against a talented youngster in Keegan Brown. It was a closely contested battle but in the end it was Beaton who came out on top taking it 6-4 to move into the last 32. The former World champion breezed past Robert Owen 6-2 as he confirmed his place in the last 16 with his confidence growing more and more as each round progressed. It wasn’t getting any easier for Beaton as he came up against Dave Chisnall in the last 16, but Beaton managed to edge out the St Helens ace taking the tie 6-4 to move into the Quarter-Finals.

In the last eight he produced a flawless display to whitewash Kirk Shepherd 6-0 as he heat inside the venue clearly wasn’t getting to Beaton as he breezed into the Semi-Finals. In the Semi-Finals he faced a very tough opponent in Rob Cross who himself continued his marvellous run of form as he took out the favourite Peter Wright in the last 16. It was a nip n’ tuck affair but Beaton raced into a 2-leg lead early on as he took out finishes of 124 and 120 and Cross couldn’t get back into the contest as Beaton remained in firm control of the contest and seen the match out with a 6-3 victory and booked his place in the final.

Beaton faced a final with Gary Anderson who himself was in superb form all day as he dropped just 3 legs from the last 16 onwards which included a 6-0 demolition job over Kim Huybrechts. Beaton kicked off the final in perfect fashion as he fired in a terrific 125 finish to take the opening leg. The pair exchanged 180’s in the second leg and the Bronzed Adonis doubled his lead to 2-0 with a 12-dart leg as he picked out D20. Beaton missed a dart at D16 for a 3-0 lead but it wasn’t punished by the Scot as he missed a dart at the bull, Beaton returned to take out D16 for a 3-0 lead. Anderson replied with a 12-darter as he picked out D20 to reduce the deficit to two legs. Beaton regained a three-leg lead as he fired in D20 for a 13-darter, Anderson fired in a maximum to apply the pressure but Beaton was composed as you like as he moved within two legs of the title. The two-time back-to-back World Championship reduced the deficit as he picked out D10 for a 12-darter as he looked to make a comeback, but Beaton wasn’t lying down as he moved 5-3 ahead courtesy of a 15-darter as he found D8 with his last dart in hand with Anderson waiting to pounce on 72. Anderson held throw firmly to stay alive in the contest to make it 3-5 as he took out 68 on D20. Beaton completed the victory with a terrific 12-dart leg as he picked out D20 capping off a delightful display from the Bronzed Adonis, Anderson played his part but with Beaton playing so well on his own throw that two-leg lead early on was just too much for Anderson to live with and he thoroughly deserved to win Players Championship 13. The statistics from the Final were very impressive with Beaton averaging 107.09 and a spellbinding first nine average of 121.04. It just shows how high the standard was when Gary Anderson averaged 108.53 and hit four maximums and he won just three legs.

 

Last 128

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

Last 64

Peter Wright 6 | 1 Steve Hine
Vincent van der Voort 6 | 5 Andy Boulton
Rob Cross 6 | 2 Vincent Kamphuis
Mervyn King 6 | 2 Ryan Searle
Ryan Meikle 6 | 3 Andy Jenkins
Robert Thornton 6 | 5 Mickey Mansell
Tony Newell 6 | 4 Jelle Klaasen
Darren Johnson 6 | 5 Jonathan Worsley
Dave Chisnall 6 | 1 James Richardson
Matt Clark 6 | 3 Andrew Gilding
Robert Owen 6 | 5 Joe Cullen
Steve Beaton 6 | 4 Keegan Brown
Jamie Lewis 6 | 5 Ian White
Jonny Clayton 6 | 2 William O’Connor
Kirk Shepherd 6 | 5 Paul Harvey
Mike De Decker 6 | 1 James Wilson
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 2 Antonio Alcinas
Paul Nicholson 6 | 5 Berry van Peer
Richard North 6 | 4 Stephen Bunting
Ted Evetts 6 | 5 Jermaine Wattimena
Richie Corner 6 | 4 Joe Murnan
Darren Webster 6 | 3 Ross Twell
Daryl Gurney 6 | 4 John Michael
Terry Temple 6 | 1 Christian Kist
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 5 Jamie Caven
John Henderson 6 | 5 Madars Razma
Wes Newton 6 | 5 Gerwyn Price
Stuart Kellett 6 | 4 Kyle Anderson
Michael Smith 6 | 4 Andy Hamilton
Brendan Dolan 6 | 5 Justin Pipe
Gary Anderson 6 | 2 Adam Hunt
Harry Robinson 6 | 0 Stephen Burton

Last 32

Peter Wright 6 | 3 Vincent van der Voort
Rob Cross 6 | 1 Mervyn King
Robert Thornton 6 | 1 Ryan Meikle
Tony Newell 6 | 3 Darren Johnson
Dave Chisnall 6 | 3 Matt Clark
Steve Beaton 6 | 2 Robert Owen
Jamie Lewis 6 | 4 Jonny Clayton
Kirk Shepherd 6 | 1 Mike De Decker
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 0 Paul Nicholson
Richard North 6 | 4 Ted Evetts
Darren Webster 6 | 5 Richie Corner
Daryl Gurney 6 | 3 Terry Temple
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 5 John Henderson
Stuart Kellett 6 | 2 Wes Newton
Michael Smith 6 | 3 Brendan Dolan
Gary Anderson 6 | 4 Harry Robinson

Last 16

Rob Cross 6 | 4 Peter Wright
Robert Thornton 6 | 3 Tony Newell
Steve Beaton 6 | 4 Dave Chisnall
Kirk Shepherd 6 | 5 Jamie Lewis
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 3 Richard North
Daryl Gurney 6 | 5 Darren Webster
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 3 Stuart Kellett
Gary Anderson 6 | 2 Michael Smith

Last Eight

Rob Cross 6 | 1 Robert Thornton
Steve Beaton 6 | 0 Kirk Shepherd
Daryl Gurney 6 | 5 Mensur Suljovic
Gary Anderson 6 | 0 Kim Huybrechts

Last Four

Steve Beaton 6 | 3 Rob Cross
Gary Anderson 6 | 1 Daryl Gurney

Final

Gary Anderson 6 | 1 Daryl Gurney
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