Barney Beaten By The Flying Scotsman In Perth

Barney Beaten By The Flying Scotsman In Perth

Gary Anderson Wins Perth Darts Masters

Gary Anderson put his poor form behind him to take down Perth Darts Masters on Sunday, his second World Series of Darts title of the season following his win in Dubai back in May. Beating Raymond van Barneveld 11-7, the Flying Scotsman was in imperious form, averaging almost 104 and landing seven 180s.

Anderson victorious while Van Barneveld falls short

Anderson, who is 9/2 with Skybet & bet365 to win next month’s Champions League of Darts, had earlier seen off James Wade 11-9 in the semi-finals before meeting with Barney in the final, his first Masters final in the last five stages.

With Van Barneveld’s loss in Perth, in 25 attempts he has yet to earn a World Series crown or win an individual PDC title since the Hong Kong Masters in 2015. He was, however, responsible for eliminating Phil Taylor, as well as Corey Cadby, playing on home soil, and Daryl Gurney in the semi-finals.

In a high quality final, Barney himself averaged 101.87, striking three 180s and a bullseye finish which closed the leg gap at 7-6 before Anderson upped his game significantly to storm the following five legs and claim the fifth World Series trophy of his career.

Next up: Dutch Masters

This week, it would have been Barney’s turn to play on home soil as the action, which takes place from September 1-3, heads to the MECC in Maastricht for the Dutch Darts Masters. Despite home advantage, RVB is one of many big hitters sitting this one out.

It goes without saying that Michael van Gerwen, refreshed following a month off, is a favourite at 8/11 with both bet365 and Skybet. Having won the previous three Dutch Masters, the world number one is expected to mark his return by making it four in a row. With no Anderson, Adrian Lewis, RVB or Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright is the second favourite at 5/1, with the same two bookmakers. At a distant third is Daryl Gurney, who can be picked up at 16s, also at Skybet and bet365.

In other news, Germany will host a night of Premier League Darts next year as the PDC continues to take the brand to new lands. This means that the star darters will be touching down in Berlin where, on Thursday February 22, the Mercedes-Benz Arena will host Germany’s first ever DPL night.

The action gets underway on the 1st of February at Dublin’s 3Arena, while Judgement Night will be in Belfast on March 29, with London’s O2 hosting the final on 17th of May.

Premier League Darts dates 2018

Here is a full look ahead to the schedule for 2018:

• Dublin – February 1
• Cardiff – February 8
• Newcastle – February 15
• Berlin – February 22
• Exeter – March 1
• Leeds – March 8
• Nottingham – March 15
• Glasgow – March 22
• Belfast – March 29 (Judgement Night)
• Liverpool – April 5
• Sheffield – April 12
• Rotterdam – April 19
• Manchester – April 26
• Birmingham – May 3
• Aberdeen – May 10
• London – May 17 (Play-offs at the O2 Arena)

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Phil Taylor Suffers First Round Shock In Perth, Opens Up The Field

The Perth Masters began yesterday with the mother of all shocks as 16-time world champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor suffered a first round defeat to Australian Corey Cadby. The sixth and final leg of this year’s World Series continues today and is the final event to count towards the World Series rankings table before the field and seedings are determined for the World Series Finals in Glasgow this November.

Only one week ago, Cadby had lost to Taylor; The Power was then on his way to winning the Sydney Masters. No such joy this week, however, as the 21-year-old Aussie exacted his revenge with an amazing 6-2 victory, despite Taylor’s decent 111 average. Having won at Perth for the last two years, Taylor’s form Down Under had been more than solid, having won his third straight Sydney Darts Masters title a week ago (which also made it 24 games unbeaten in Australia).

At the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Cadby broke his man with a decent 122 checkout before holding his nerve to seal the giant-killing win. For his efforts, Cadby, the only Ocenanic representative to make it through the first round, will meet Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright following his 6-4 defeat of Adam Rowe.

The hugely surprising Taylor result opens the field for the remaining stars of the game, all of whom have progressed into the second round which begins at midday today with delayed coverage at 7pm on ITV4.

Elsewhere, Michael Van Gerwen beat Anderson (Aussie Kyle that is, not Gary) for the second time in a week, with a 6-4 victory. As for Gary, the Flying Scotsman bagged a 6-3 win over Kim Lewis, so plays again.

James Wade eased past Rob Szabo 6-0, while Raymond van Barneveld didn’t run to any problems in his match against Simon Whitlock, taking it down 6-2. Dave Chisnall was another first round winner, seeing off Koha Kokiri 6-1, while Adrian “Jackpot” Lewis was quick to defeat local boy David Platt 6-3.

The event finishes this weekend, with the quarter-finals played over the best of 19 legs, and the semi-finals and final played over a best of 21 leg format.

First Round Results

  • James Wade 6-0 Rob Szabo
  • Dave Chisnall 6-1 Koha Kokiri
  • Peter Wright 6-4 Adam Rowe
  • Adrian Lewis 6-3 David Platt
  • Phil Taylor 2-6 Corey Cadby
  • Gary Anderson 6-3 Kim Lewis
  • Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Kyle Anderson
  • Raymond van Barneveld 6-2 Simon Whitlock

After the opening round’s clearing, Friday’s quarter-finals has been left with a lot of interesting ties, even without the ever popular Phil Taylor. Notably, the first game of the day sees Adrian Lewis face off against former world number one Raymond Van Barneveld. Betway are offering 12/1 on ‘Jackpot’ to win the event, something well worth considering given some of his performances in 2016.

The same bookmaker have installed Gary Anderson as second favourite and are offering a best price of 9/2 on the Scotsman taking the tourney. He faces Englishman and 25/1 shot Dave Chisnall.

Corey Cadby’s reward for eliminating Taylor is a meet with Peter Wright and, although ranked 80/1 following his win, it is hard to see the young Aussie seeing off his second big hitter in 24 hours. Should Wright progress, it might be worth jumping on his 12/1 outright price at Betway right now, especially given his presence in the softer side of the draw, a result of Taylor’s absence.

Friday’s quarter-finals (best of 19 legs)

  • Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld
  • Michael van Gerwen v James Wade
  • Gary Anderson v Dave Chisnall
  • Corey Cadby v Peter Wright

Perth Darts Masters 2016 Tournament Schedule

Saturday August 27

Semi-Finals (12pm-3pm)

  • Anderson/Chisnall v Lewis/van Barneveld
  • van Gerwen/Wade v Cadby/Wright
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