Day three of the Unibet World Grand Prix saw, Gary Anderson and Kim Huybrechts steal the show. Huybrechts produced the highest average of this year’s competition so far with a 98.47, as he beat Stephen Bunting 3-0. The Belgian ace was clinical on his double starting, as he was nailing double 16 for fun. Huybrechts never looked in any danger, as he was highly charged on the stage.
Double world champion Gary Anderson seemed refreshed after his recent holiday, the Scotsman missed two Euro Tour and three Pro Tour events but appears to be better for it. Anderson was up against Aussie ace Kyle Anderson for a place in the quarter-finals. It was Gary who raced into a 2-0 lead, with some impressive finishing. Kyle rallied to take the third set, but the double Gary showed why he’s had so much success over the past few years. Gary made light work of the set to round off a 3-1 victory. The Scotsman averaged 97 in booked a showdown with Huybrechts, but can’t discount Kyle as he played more than his part in a great game.
The quarter-final showdown between Anderson and Huybrechts should be an explosive affair, as both players like to get on with things. Anderson is chasing MvG at the top of the world rankings, while Huybrechts is knocking on the door of the world’s top ten and a win could catapult himself right into the mix for next year’s Premier League.
By Phill Barrs