Gary wins first UK Open title of his career

PUBLISHED: 14:51 07 March 2018

World Darts Champion Gary Anderson receiving a civic award from Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Cllr Martin Cox.

World Darts Champion Gary Anderson receiving a civic award from Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Cllr Martin Cox.


Darts star Gary Anderson won his first UK Open title of his career when he defeated Corey Cadby in the final at Minehead.

Burnham darts star Gary Anderson won the first UK Open title of his career after defeating Australian Corey Cadby 11-7 in the final.

The two-time world champion, who has also won two Premier League titles, last reached the final of this tournament in 2010, but added this major TV crown to his trophy cabinet.

He took the £70,000 first prize in front of the ITV 4 cameras at Butlin’s in Minehead, his first victory since 2016. The tournament was played with no spectators due to the adverse weather conditions.

Anderson had earlier defeated Rob Cross 10-5 in the quarter-finals, before beating David Pallett 11-7 in the semi-final.

In the final, he found himself 4-1 down, but hit back to lead 5-4 before hitting a key 108 to lead 8-6, eventually sealing victory with a 14-dart leg with a double 18.

Weston player Mike Norton gave former five-time world champion Raymond Van Barneveld a scare, before the Dutchman ran out a narrow 6-5 winner in the second round.

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