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Article: Darts: PDC Media Release - Anderson Claims Maiden PDC Title

Darts: PDC Media Release - Anderson Claims Maiden PDC Title

GARY ANDERSON claimed his first title since joining the PDC with a 6-2 victory over Mervyn King in the Welsh Players Championship.

The Scotsman followed up two finals a month ago to go one better at the Newport Centre, picking up the £6,000 to continue a superb week.

He defeated John Part in a Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts Challenge Match on Thursday, and saw off two other Premier League stars on his way to victory on Saturday.

Having dropped just two legs in early wins against Ricky Williams and Geoff Whitworth, he defeated Ronnie Baxter 6-3 and then whitewashed Andy Hamilton in the last 16.

Andersonthen edged out Jelle Klaasen 6-5 in the quarter-finals and saw off Colin Osborne 6-1 in the semis.

In the final, he shared the opening two legs before holding throw in the third and producing a 12-darter to break for a 3-1 lead.


also took the fifth before King reduced the gap to 4-2 - only for a 180 to set up a 13-darter for the Scot in the next.

He then landed back-to-back maximums in opening the next leg, and though a potential nine-darter went begging, he took the leg in 14 darts on double five for the match.

King^s run in Newport, which included wins over Wayne Jones, world number two James Wade and Terry Jenkins, saw him reach his first PDC Pro Tour final of 2009.

He also moves above Jenkins into fifth place in the PDC Order of Merit after picking up the £3,000 runners-up cheque.

Osborne reached the semis for the third successive Players Championship, while Jones was appearing in the last four for the fourth time in 2009.

Holland^s Toon Greebe lifted his hopes of winning a qualification place for the Stan James World Matchplay this summer by reaching the last eight, alongside fellow countryman Klaasen, James Wade and Justin Pipe - who was appearing in his first PDC quarter-final.

Welsh Players Championship

Preliminary Round

Roland Scholten 6-1 Geoff Wylie

Dyson Parody 6-1 Shaun Dring

Dennis Smith 6-0 Andy Relf

Mark Lawrence 6-3 Dennis Zijderhand

Robert Watson-Lang 6-3 Ben Burton

Chris Allen 6-4 Mick McGowan

Robert Alford 6-4 John Quantock

Steve Hine 6-1 Kevin Harris

Kirk Shepherd 6-4 Robbie Newland

Alan Caves 6-4 Ian Lever

Peter Wright 6-4 Dave Honey

Mark Frost 6-1 Paul Gudgeon

Steve Perry 6-4 Nigel Birch

Jason Clark 6-5 Tony Ayres

Sam Rooney 6-0 Ian Lilley


Bates 6-1 Lee Holden

First Round

Lionel Sams 6-4 Dennis Priestley (1)

Steve Brown 6-0 Mike Roberts

Wayne Mardle (32) 6-3 Nick Fullwell

Roland Scholten 6-0 Arron Monk

Adrian Lewis (16) 6-0 Jon Archer

Justin Pipe 6-0 Jonathan Overton

Vincent van der Voort (17) 6-3 Richard Foster

Mark Stephenson 6-1 Dyson Parody

Colin Osborne (8) 6-0 Darren Latham

Chris Loudon 6-5 Robbie Parker

Steve Maish (25) 6-2 Simon Craven

Dennis Smith 6-1 Russell Mason

Colin Lloyd (9) 6-0 Alex Tinsley

Louis Blundell 6-2 Stephen Hardy

Tony Eccles (24) 6-4 Darren Johnson

Mark Lawrence 6-2 Ray Farrell

Ronnie Baxter (5) 6-0 Colin Wonnacott

Colin Monk 6-1 Stuart Holden

Gary Anderson (28) 6-1 Ricky Williams

Geoff Whitworth 6-5 Robert Watson-Lang

Andy Hamilton (12) 6-1 Dave Smith

Trevor Frost 6-3 Mark Tiller

Andy Jenkins (21) 6-3 Paul Knighton

Michael Barnard 6-2 Chris Allen

Alan Tabern (4) 6-1 Ian McFarlane

Adrian Gray 6-1 Richie Burnett

Jelle Klaasen (29) 6-4 Chris Thompson

Robert Alford 6-3 Steve Perkins

Stuart Bousfield 6-3 Kevin Painter (13)

Pete Allen Bye (Dave Ahmet retired during game)

Jan van der Rassel 6-4 Alex Roy (20)

Steve Hine 6-2 Danny King

James Wade (2) 6-3 Dave Ladley

Wayne Atwood 6-0 Jimmy O^Regan

Co Stompe (31) 6-1 Lee White

Kirk Shepherd 6-5 Ian Jopling

Mark Dudbridge (15) 6-1 Steve Musson

Gary Mawson 6-1 Jim Leighton

Steve Beaton (18) 6-1 Mark Webster

Paul Anthony 6-3 Alan Caves

Terry Jenkins (7) 6-0 Mark Jodrill

Martyn Turner 6-2 Norman Fletcher

Matt Clark (26) 6-1 Kevin Hill

Peter Wright 6-1 Kevin Dowling

Mervyn King (10) 6-2 Chris Mason

Kieran Leal 6-1 Steve Cupitt

Brendan Dolan 6-1 Peter Manley (23)

Mark Frost 6-5 Kevin McDine

Mark Walsh (6) 6-1 Gary Scratchley


Welding 6-3 Jim Withers

Andy Smith (27) Bye (Andy Fordham withdrew)

Toon Greebe 6-3 Steve Perry

Denis Ovens (11) 6-2 Stuart Dutton

Par Riihonen 6-1 Steve Grubb

Jamie Caven (22) 6-2 John Part

Jason Clark 6-5 Steve Evans

Robert Thornton (3) 6-0 Michael Smith

Chris Cooper 6-5 Lee Williams

Wes Newton (30) 6-4 Ian Perkins

John MaGowan 6-3 Sam Rooney

Michael van Gerwen (14) 6-0 Jimmy Dunlop

Bryan de Hoog 6-0 Gary Blades

Wayne Jones (19) 6-3 Owen Caffrey


Bates 6-0 Ken Dobson

Second Round

Lionel Sams 6-3 Steve Brown

Wayne Mardle 6-5 Roland Scholten

Justin Pipe 6-1 Adrian Lewis

Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Mark Stephenson

Colin Osborne 6-2 Chris Loudon

Dennis Smith 6-3 Steve Maish

Colin Lloyd 6-2 Louis Blundell

Mark Lawrence 6-3 Tony Eccles

Ronnie Baxter 6-0 Colin Monk

Gary Anderson 6-1 Geoff Whitworth

Andy Hamilton 6-3 Trevor Frost

Andy Jenkins 6-1 Michael Barnard

Alan Tabern 6-2 Adrian Gray

Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Robert Alford

Stuart Bousfield 6-4 Pete Allen

Steve Hine 6-3 Jan van der Rassel

James Wade 6-2 Wayne Atwood

Co Stompe 6-1 Kirk Shepherd

Mark Dudbridge 6-0 Gary Mawson

Steve Beaton 6-0 Paul Anthony

Terry Jenkins 6-2 Martyn Turner

Peter Wright 6-4 Matt Clark

Mervyn King 6-0 Kieran Leal

Mark Frost 6-3 Brendan Dolan

Mark Walsh 6-5 Gary Welding

Toon Greebe 6-5 Andy Smith

Denis Ovens 6-3 Par Riihonen

Jamie Caven 6-1 Jason Clark

Robert Thornton 6-5 Chris Cooper

John MaGowan 6-3 Wes Newton

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Bryan de Hoog

Wayne Jones 6-1 Barrie Bates

Losers £200

Third Round

Lionel Sams 6-4 Wayne Mardle

Justin Pipe 6-2 Vincent van der Voort

Colin Osborne 6-4 Dennis Smith

Colin Lloyd 6-1 Mark Lawrence

Gary Anderson 6-3 Ronnie Baxter

Andy Hamilton 6-3 Andy Jenkins

Jelle Klaasen 6-1 Alan Tabern

Steve Hine 6-1 Stuart Bousfield

James Wade 6-5 Co Stompe

Mark Dudbridge 6-5 Steve Beaton

Terry Jenkins 6-5 Peter Wright

Mervyn King 6-4 Mark Frost

Toon Greebe 6-5 Mark Walsh

Denis Ovens 6-3 Jamie Caven

Robert Thornton 6-4 John MaGowan

Wayne Jones 6-4 Michael van Gerwen

Losers £300

Fourth Round

Justin Pipe 6-2 Lionel Sams

Colin Osborne 6-1 Colin Lloyd

Gary Anderson 6-0 Andy Hamilton

Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Steve Hine

James Wade 6-5 Mark Dudbridge

Mervyn King 6-4 Terry Jenkins

Toon Greebe 6-4 Denis Ovens

Wayne Jones 6-4 Robert Thornton

Losers £400


Colin Osborne 6-1 Justin Pipe

Gary Anderson 6-5 Jelle Klaasen

Mervyn King 6-4 James Wade

Wayne Jones 6-5 Toon Greebe

Losers £800


Gary Anderson 6-1 Colin Osborne

Mervyn King 6-1 Wayne Jones

Losers £1,500


Gary Anderson 6-2 Mervyn King

Winner £6,000

Runner-Up £3,000

News Updates

In a change to the published list of entries, Raymond van Barneveld is not competing in Newport.

Andy Fordham also withdrew shortly before the start of the tournament for personal reasons.

Preliminary Round

Sam Rooney whitewashes Ian Lilley to move into first round.

Barrie Bates, Mark Frost, Steve Hine and Dyson Parody all pick up 6-1 victories.

Kirk Shepherd defeats Robbie Newland 6-4, with Chris Allen and Peter Wright progressing in the same manner.

Dennis Smith whitewashes Andy Relf, and Mark Lawrence wins 6-3 against Dennis Zijderhand.

Roland Scholten is 6-1 winner against Geoff Wylie.

Steve Perry defeats Nigel Birch 6-4.

Robert Watson-Lang is 6-3 winner against Ben Burton, and Alan Caves defeats Ian Lever 6-4.

Jason Clark wins in a deciding leg against Tony Ayres.

First Round

Robert Thornton is 6-0 victor against Michael Smith.

Michael van Gerwen picks up whitewash win over Jimmy Dunlop.

Terry Jenkins, Adrian Lewis, Colin Lloyd and Colin Osborne all pick up 6-0 wins, against Mark Jodrill, Jon Archer, Alex Tinsley and Darren Latham.

Stuart Bousfield knocks out Kevin Painter, the number 13 seed, with 6-3 victory.

Mark Walsh and Mark Dudbridge pick up 6-1 victories in their opening games.

James Wade wins 6-3 against Dave Ladley.

Bryan de Hoog whitewashes Gary Blades and now meets fellow Dutchman van Gerwen.

Andy Hamilton and Alan Tabern progress with 6-1 wins over Dave Smith and Ian McFarlane.

Ronnie Baxter whitewashes Colin Wonnacott and Pete Allen is handed a walkover victory when Dave Ahmet retires.

Chris Cooper edges out Lee Williams in a deciding leg, and Denis Ovens wins 6-2 against Stuart Dutton.

Louis Blundell is 6-2 winner against Stephen Hardy.

Mervyn King wins 6-2 against Chris Mason.

Lionel Sams knocks out number one seed Dennis Priestley with 6-4 victory, and Justin Pipe whitewashes Jonathan Overton.

Gary Welding picks up 6-3 win against Jim Withers.

Wayne Atwood whitewashes Jimmy O^Regan to set up second round tie with James Wade.

Jan van der Rassel defeats Alex Roy 6-4.

Chris Loudon takes out 145 to win deciding leg against Robbie Parker, who was waiting on double top for the match.

Kieran Leal is 6-1 winner over Steve Cupitt, and Wayne Jones wins 6-3 against Owen Caffrey.

Steve Brown whitewashes Mike Roberts to move into last 64.

Adrian Gray is 6-1 winner against Welshman Richie Burnett.

Steve Beaton knocks out another Welsh ace, Mark Webster, with 6-1 win.

Brendan Dolan is another 6-1 victor, defeating Peter Manley.

Trevor Frost wins 6-3 against Mark Tiller.

Gary Anderson, a winner in Thursday^s Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts Challenge Match, opens with 6-1 victory against Ricky Williams.

Vincent van der Voort, Steve Maish and Tony Eccles pick up wins.

Toon Greebe and Barrie Bates also progress with wins.

Steve Hine defeats Danny King 6-2, having missed double 12 for a nine-darter in one leg.

Jamie Caven is 6-2 winner against John Part.

Wayne Mardle makes successful return to action after illness with 6-3 win over Nick Fullwell.

Jelle Klaasen takes 6-4 win over Chris Thompson.

Peter Wright is 6-1 winner against Kevin Dowling, while Paul Anthony overcomes Alan Caves 6-3.

John MaGowan wins 6-3 against Sam Rooney.

Andy Jenkins and Robert Alford pick up 6-3 wins.

Roland Scholten defeats Arron Monk in straight legs, while Mark Frost takes deciding leg victory against Kevin McDine.

Mark Stephenson is 6-1 winner against Dyson Parody.

Michael Barnard overcomes Chris Allen 6-2.

Kirk Shepherd is deciding leg winner against Ian Jopling.

Second Round

Michael van Gerwen wins all-Dutch game with Bryan de Hoog 6-2.

Stuart Bousfield progresses to last 32 with 6-4 win over Pete Allen.

Mark Walsh picks up narrow 6-5 win against Gary Welding.

Colin Lloyd is 6-2 winner against Louis Blundell.

Mervyn King whitewashes Kieran Leal to progress, while Justin Pipe knocks out Adrian Lewis 6-1.

Robert Thornton wins 6-4 against Chris Cooper.

Wayne Jones is 6-1 winner against Barrie Bates and now plays Michael van Gerwen.

Mark Dudbridge whitewashes Gary Mawson and Ronnie Baxter is another 6-0 winner, against Colin Monk.

Steve Hine wins 6-3 against Jan van der Rassel.

Lionel Sams picks up 6-3 win over Steve Brown.

Colin Osborne takes 6-2 victory against Chris Loudon, with Alan Tabern defeating Adrian Gray in the same manner.

Mark Lawrence wins 6-3 against Tony Eccles and now meets Colin Lloyd.

Steve Beaton whitewashes Paul Anthony, and Gary Anderson is 6-1 winner against Geoff Whitworth.

Terry Jenkins overcomes Martyn Turner 6-2, with Mark Frost picking up 6-3 victory over Brendan Dolan.

Vincent van der Voort is 6-4 winner against Mark Stephenson.

Denis Ovens is 6-3 victor in clash with Sweden^s Par Riihonen.

Co Stompe defeats Kirk Shepherd 6-1 and now takes on James Wade.

Wayne Mardle edges out Roland Scholten in a deciding leg.

Jelle Klaasen is another narrow winner, against Robert Alford.

Toon Greebe edges out Andy Smith 6-5.

Andy Hamilton moves into round three with 6-3 win over Trevor Frost.

Dennis Smith wins 6-3 against Steve Maish.

Andy Jenkins completes the second round action with 6-1 win over Michael Barnard.

Third Round

Wayne Jones reaches last 16 with 6-4 win over Michael van Gerwen.

Steve Hine races past Stuart Bousfield 6-1 to reach last 16.

Colin Lloyd defeats Mark Lawrence 6-1.

Toon Greebe wins a second successive game 6-5, this time against Mark Walsh, to move into last 16.

Mark Dudbridge edges out Steve Beaton 6-5.

Mervyn King progresses to round four with 6-4 win over Mark Frost.

Justin Pipe takes 6-2 win against Vincent van der Voort.

Robert Thornton comes from behind to win 6-4 against veteran John MaGowan.

Lionel Sams ends Wayne Mardle^s return to action with 6-4 victory.

Denis Ovens progresses with 6-3 victory against Jamie Caven.

James Wade defeats Co Stompe in a deciding leg, after taking out 167 to level at five-all.

Jelle Klaasen overcomes Alan Tabern 6-1.

Colin Osborne sets up fourth round game with Colin Lloyd with 6-4 win over Dennis Smith.

Gary Anderson progresses with 6-3 win over Ronnie Baxter.

Andy Hamilton completes the last 16 line-up with 6-3 win against Andy Jenkins.

Fourth Round

Jelle Klaasen wins in 11 legs against Steve Hine, who missed double 12 for a nine-darter for the second time in the day.

James Wade also sneaks into the quarter-finals, defeating Mark Dudbridge 6-5.

Wayne Jones picks up 6-4 win over Robert Thornton.

Toon Greebe sets up quarter-final with Jones after 6-4 win against Denis Ovens, reaching the last eight for the second time this year.

Mervyn King will meet James Wade in the last eight after 6-4 defeat of Terry Jenkins.

Gary Anderson whitewashes Andy Hamilton to reach quarter-finals.

Justin Pipe reaches his first PDC Pro Tour quarter-final with 6-2 win over Lionel Sams.

Colin Osborne sets up quarter-final against Pipe with 6-1 win over Colin Lloyd.


Wayne Jones books semi-final spot with 6-5 win over Toon Greebe, his fourth last four appearance this season.

Mervyn King progresses to last four with 6-4 win against James Wade.

Gary Anderson wins through to semi-finals by seeing off Jelle Klaasen in a deciding leg, taking out 62 in two-darts for a 14-darter with Klaasen waiting on double top.

Colin Osborne powers into semis with 6-1 by defeating Justin Pipe 6-1.


Mervyn King wins place in Welsh Players Championship final with 6-1 defeat of Wayne Jones.

Gary Anderson earns a spot in his third Players Championship final of 2009 with 6-1 win against Colin Osborne.

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