congratulates Burnham's darts world champion Gary Anderson
Mayor has congratulated local darts star Gary Anderson, who has
become world champion after an exciting final at the PDC World
Championships last night (Sunday).
The town's darts supremo beat the 16-time world champion Phil
Taylor 7-6 in a tense match.
led Taylor 3-1 then trailed the match before going 6-4 ahead.
Taylor showed all his experience to level it at 6-6, leading to
a dramatic final set at Alexandra Palace.
won the first leg of the decider and when Taylor missed a double-12
in the next, the Burnham player capitalised and went on to seal
victory and pick up the £250,000 winning cheque.
Mayor, Cllr Martin Cox, said he was delighted at the result, telling
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is a fantastic result and I congratulate
Gary on such a fantastic win. I look forward to welcoming him
back to Burnham and recognising this superb achievement which
I feel we should all celebrate."
Mayor added: "We now have two world champions in Burnham
after Liam Phillips' BMX win in 2013 which is great in helping
to put Burnham on the map."
lives in Burnham-On-Sea with his partner Rachel and his two sons
Ryan and Joe.
December, we reported
here how Gary had won the Players Championship. In 2013 we
here Gary's involvement in a local fundraising event for the
Oaktree Arena in Highbridge.
Burnham's Gary Anderson receiving his champion's trophy from jockey
Tony McCoy (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)