December 5, 2014
Burnham darts player wins £65k top prize at Players Championship

Burnham-On-Sea darts player Gary Anderson defeated Adrian Lewis to win the UK's Players Championship at the weekend.

The 43-year-old claimed his first televised major win since the 2011 Premier League.

Lewis levelled the final at 3-3 before Anderson took control with five straight legs.

And, although former world champion Lewis fought back with three legs in succession, Anderson went clear again to secure the £65,000 first prize.

Anderson, who beat Phil Taylor in the last eight, entered the event as the number one seed as a result of his performances on the Professional Darts Corporation Pro Tour during 2014.

"I worked my heart out this year to get the number one seed and I've had probably the hardest draw that you could have had, so to win the tournament makes it very special," said Gary, who has risen to fourth in the PDC Order of Merit.

"I got off to a good start in the final too and it's great to walk away with the trophy."


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