Perth Darts Masters 2016 Draw!

 

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Phil Taylor will face a rematch with Australian hotshot Corey Cadby as he begins his assault for a third successive Perth Darts Masters title at the PCEC on Thursday evening. Elsewhere, Michael van Gerwen will lock horns with home-favourite Kyle Anderson, in a repeat of their second-round clash in Sydney.

Taylor has a magnificent World Series record in Australia, and won his fourth straight title in Sydney with victory over Van Gerwen in a thrilling final last weekend. The 56-year-old has won both stagings of the Perth Darts Masters, but Cadby will be hoping for revenge.

Taylor began his Sydney Darts Masters campaign with a 6-3 victory over the 21-year-old Tasmanian, but Cadby, who has won seven DPA titles in 2016, will have gained a great deal of experience from his TV debut last week.

Michael van Gerwen will be aiming to clinch his maiden World Series crown down under. The Dutchman was edged out 11-9 by Taylor last week, but he has an instant opportunity to bounce back, which begins with an enthralling clash against Kyle Anderson, who was beaten 10-6 by MvG last week. Continue reading “Perth Darts Masters 2016 Draw!”

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Taylor shocks Van Gerwen to reign supreme in Sydney again!

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Phil Taylor continued his magnificent form down under, claiming a fourth consecutive Sydney Darts Masters crown with a thrilling 11-9 victory over Michael van Gerwen at The Star on Saturday evening.

Taylor has yet to be defeated in Australia since the World Series of Darts began in 2013, having claimed three previous Sydney titles and two Perth Darts Masters trophies in an unbeaten run spanning 20 matches. This run was extended to 24 matches this week, as he defeated Corey Cadby, Gary Anderson, Dave Chisnall and MvG to clinch the title.

Taylor secured his place in the final with a comprehensive 11-4 victory over his Target stablemate Dave Chisnall. ‘The Power’ averaged 102.47 and hit five maximums, as Chisnall struggled to produce the form that saw him ease past Adrian Lewis in the quarters.

The 56-year-old was in cruise control from the outset, and established leads of 7-1 and 10-2 at various stages in the contest. Chisnall rallied briefly with finishes of 66 and 70, but Taylor completed victory with a fine 12-darter, capped off with a clinical 81 checkout.

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Taylor averages 112 to dismantle Anderson in Sydney!

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Phil Taylor remains on course to win a fourth successive Sydney Darts Masters crown, after producing a majestic performance to dismantle world champion Gary Anderson in the quarter-finals at The Star on Friday night.

Taylor averaged 112.41- the highest recorded average in World Series history, to secure a 10-2 victory against ‘The Flying Scotsman’. It was an imperious display from ‘The Power’, who fired in seven maximums and hit an incredible 10 of his 15 attempts at double, at a ratio of 67%.

The opening two legs of the contest were shared, before the 16-time world champion established control. He opened the third leg with a 140 and 180, before hitting tops to complete an 11-dart leg. He then secured another 11-darter in the next leg, following up two maximums with D16 to break Anderson’s throw.

Taylor was scoring magnificently and fired in his fourth maximum to seize control of the fifth leg. However, the Stoke star missed five darts at double, to hand Anderson a chance to break back instantly. Nevertheless, the Scot was unable to capitalise, and the reigning Sydney champion eventually pinned D16 to move 4-1 ahead.

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Sydney Darts Masters- Day One Report!

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Kyle Anderson and Rhys Mathewson delighted the Sydney crowd with victories over Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade respectively, whilst Phil Taylor began the defence of his title with a hard-fought win against Corey Cadby at The Star on Thursday evening.

Kyle Anderson was in sensational form as he reeled off six consecutive legs to defeat five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld 6-1. Van Barneveld hit a maximum and converted a 71 checkout to open his account, but ‘The Original’ responded superbly, averaging just shy of 100 to set up a quarter-final clash with Michael van Gerwen.

Van Gerwen produced the performance of the day as he eased past New Zealand number one Cody Harris, with a 107.89 average. The Dutchman made a blistering start and was averaging 126 after three legs, but Harris reduced the arrears to 3-2. However, MvG was not to be denied, taking out finishes of 84, 72 and 71 to secure an emphatic 6-2 victory.

Rhys Mathewson caused the shock of the tournament, as he fought back from 5-2 down to dump out eight-time major winner James Wade.

Wade looked to be heading for a comprehensive victory, but the 28-year-old from Melbourne capitalised on ‘The Machine’s missed match darts to force a last-leg shootout. In the deciding leg, Mathewson registered his fifth maximum and pinned tops, to seal a brilliant comeback victory on his TV debut.

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Sydney Darts Masters 2016 Draw!

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Phil Taylor will begin the defence of his Ladbrokes Sydney Darts Masters title against Australia’s emerging star Corey Cadby, whilst world number one Michael van Gerwen will take on New Zealand’s Cody Harris, when the PDC World Series of Darts event kicks off at The Star on Thursday.

Taylor is yet to taste defeat in Sydney, having won all three of the tournament’s previous stagings. Nevertheless, the 56-year-old will face a tough test in the shape of Cadby. The 21-year-old Tasmanian has won an impressive seven DPA titles this year, and will be relishing the prospect of making his televised debut against ‘The Power’.

World number one Michael van Gerwen will take on New Zealand’s number one Cody Harris, who impressed in this year’s World Cup of Darts.

Van Gerwen could face his Dutch compatriot Raymond van Barneveld in the quarter-finals, although Van Barneveld has been handed a very tough draw against world number 30 Kyle Anderson. Anderson defeated the Dutchman 6-5 in Sydney two years ago, although the five-time world champion will be hoping to avenge that defeat this time around.

Australia’s number one Simon Whitlock will lock horns with eighth seed Peter Wright, who is yet to go beyond the quarter-finals of any World Series event in 2016. Elsewhere, Adrian Lewis, the 2015 Auckland Darts Masters winner, faces the experienced Kiwi Rob Szabo, twice a PDC World Championship qualifier.

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World Series of Darts Rankings

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Gary Anderson leads the way in the World Series of Darts rankings following his second successive World Series triumph in last weekend’s Auckland Darts Masters. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ followed up his Dubai Darts Masters victory over Michael van Gerwen with an 11-7 victory over defending Auckland champion Adrian Lewis on Sunday.

This leaves Anderson on a maximum 24 points, which is double that of his nearest challengers. Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis are both on 11 points, having appeared in one World Series final each this year. Despite averaging 107 against James Wade, Van Gerwen was beaten in the Auckland quarter-finals for the second straight year.

Lewis was thrashed 10-2 by Dave Chisnall in the Dubai Darts Masters, but Jackpot produced a much-improved showing in Auckland. Lewis beat Raymond van Barneveld in last year’s Auckland final, and he reached the final once again with victories over Stuart Leach, Phil Taylor and James Wade, before losing out to the world champion.

Phil Taylor, James Wade, Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld are all locked on eight points apiece following the opening two events of 2016. Taylor and Chisnall both secured five points from their run to the semi-finals in Dubai, however they exited in the last eight in New Zealand.

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Sydney Darts Masters-Preview

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Phil Taylor will be vying for a third consecutive World Series title as the Sydney Darts Masters gets underway this Thursday. Taylor will compete alongside Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, James Wade, Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting in the Australian city.

They will also be up against 8 Oceanic representatives; two of whom include Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson.  Josh’s Dartistry assesses the favourite for the title, potential outside bets, as well as men under huge pressure to perform.

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Kyle Anderson Exclusive Q/A: “My form I would say is good; I can’t really complain!”

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Nickname: The Original
Age: 27
Nationality: Australian
Favourite Double: D16
Current PDC Ranking: 46th
Pro Tour Ranking: 33rd
Career 9-darters: 4

Kyle Anderson is a man firmly on the rise in the PDC. He has always possessed incredible natural ability; illustrated by his memorable 9-darter against Ian White in the first round of the 2014 World Championships.

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