Gary Anderson continued to roll again the years to safe Gamers Championship 25 glory, defeating Josh Rock within the ultimate; subsequent up on the Sky Sports activities darts calendar is the seventeenth staging of the Grand Slam of Darts from November 11-19 on the Aldersley Leisure Village
Final Up to date: 18/10/23 8:37pm
Gary Anderson continued his blistering kind to safe Gamers Championship 25 glory on Wednesday, defeating Josh Rock 8-4 within the decider to say back-to-back ProTour titles in Barnsley.
Anderson, a winner at Gamers Championship 24 final month, landed a nine-dart end on his option to victory on the Barnsley Metrodome, earlier than dispatching Rock to clinch his third rating title of the yr.
The 2-time world champion boasted a event common of 101.45 to seal the £12,000 prime prize, which strikes him prime of the 2023 Gamers Championship Order of Advantage with 5 occasions remaining.
Rock struck the primary blow with an instantaneous break of throw, however Anderson responded with a 121 leveller on the bull, sparking a run of 4 straight legs for the Scot.
He transformed a scientific 110 kill on tops to stretch his result in 4-1, and whereas Rock stopped the rot in leg six, the veteran star restored his three-leg buffer with a 12-dart maintain.
Rock hit again with 67 and 72 mixture finishes as he threatened to launch a late fightback, though ‘The Flying Scotsman’ had different concepts, producing a simple 127 end in leg 10 to regain management at 6-4.
The Northern Irishman then paid the value for spurning two darts at double as Anderson moved to the cusp of victory at 7-4, earlier than pinning double 4 moments later to cap off one other terrific marketing campaign.
“I’ve obtained nothing to lose. I simply come up and throw darts and so they’re going alright,” stated 52-year-old Anderson, who hit a nine-dart end throughout his second-round win over Keane Barry.
“I final performed in Leicester two weeks in the past. Right now is just the second time I’ve thrown since Andrew [Gilding] battered me on that stage!
“I used to be struggling on the finish there. The younger boys that do that each day of the week – hats off to them.
“I am enjoying nicely, however I am not trying too far forward. I’ve my odd follow with Ryan [Searle], play within the Gamers Championships, and if I qualify for the rest in between it is a bonus.”
This week’s Gamers Championship motion continues with Gamers Championship 26 on Thursday.
2023 Gamers Championship 25
Wednesday October 18
The Barnsley Metrodome
Martijn Kleermaker 6-4 Callan Rydz
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Danny Jansen
Josh Rock 6-2 Daniel Klose
Rob Cross 6-5 Joe Cullen
Gary Anderson 6-2 Gerwyn Value
Danny Noppert 6-1 Martin Lukeman
Cam Crabtree 6-4 Stephen Burton
Jim Williams 6-3 Mervyn King
Brendan Dolan 6-3 Martijn Kleermaker
Josh Rock 6-3 Rob Cross
Gary Anderson 6-4 Danny Noppert
Jim Williams 6-3 Cam Crabtree
Josh Rock 7-5 Brendan Dolan
Gary Anderson 7-5 Jim Williams
Gary Anderson 8-4 Josh Rock
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