Published:
December 28, 2015
Burnham's world darts champion Gary Anderson is through to last 16

Reigning William Hill World Darts Champion Gary Anderson from Burnham-On-Sea has reached the last 16 of the PDC World Championship with a victory at London’s Alexandra Palace over the weekend.

Gary Anderson admitted he couldn’t stop shaking during his tense victory over Daryl Gurney in the second round of the World Darts Championship on Saturday.

The reigning world champion held his nerve at crucial moments to seal a 4-1 victory over Gurney that was a lot closer than the final score line looked.

"I started with 180, but couldn’t stop shaking for two sets," he said after his victory. "There were good darts and bad darts. Daryl missed some crucial doubles and I managed to clinch it."

"I had a good seven or eight days off (after the first round) and it was like starting again so I’m glad to get past it. I have got a few days now on the practice board to get some work done."

Gary, who averaged 99.15, insisted his victory 12 months ago is in the past now and he has set his sights on back-to-back successes at Alexandra Palace.

He said: "I want to try and get my hands on the trophy like everyone else. In the first round I felt the pressure, but now I’m the old world champion and this is a new tournament."

The Burnham-On-Sea player has a clash against 'The Dutch Destroyer' Vincent van der Voort in the next round.

Gary was given a civic reception by Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor earlier this year following his world championship win.

Also see:
Celebration held for Burnham's world darts champion Gary Anderson

 


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