By Josh Green (@JoshGreenMedia)
Gary Anderson was in action down under over weekend as he competed in the Brisbane leg of World Series of Darts. Eight of the PDC’s top stars were pitched against the most talented throwers from the continent of Oceania.
‘The Flying Scotsman’ opened his 2019 World Series campaign, against former UK Open semi-finalist, Corey Cadby. The 24-year-old looked to have settled quickly thanks to an early hold of throw, but the fortunes would quickly be reversed as Anderson assumed control.
The following six legs would go the way of the Scot, as defeated a below par Cadby in double quick fashion in the first session on the Brisbane coast.
After his ton plus average in round one, Anderson would face Demon Heta In the quarter-finals. Both players held throw in the initial exchanges, but Heta would produce the first break of the match in leg six. His lead would be extended thanks to a spectacular 103 checkout.
Missed darts on the outer ring gave Heta the chance to see out the match as he continued on to the semi-finals. ‘The Heat’ would eventually live up to his name in Brisbane, adding Simon Whitlock and then Rob Cross to his list of scalps, as he went on to seal the perfect birthday present, a first PDC title in his home nation.
Anderson will be back in World Series of Darts action next weekend as he takes to stage in Melbourne for the second event of the Aussie double header.