World number two Gary Anderson, signed off the three-week leg of the Oceanic leg of the World Series with victory in the Perth Darts Masters. Anderson sealed his fifth World Series title, after a win at the Perth Darts Masters. The Scot added the Perth Darts Masters to his Dubai Darts Masters, that we won earlier in the year. In a sold out HBF Stadium the Perth crowd were served up a treat, as Gary Anderson would have to beat James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld to taste glory in the Perth Darts Masters.
In the first semi-final Gary Anderson and James Wade, served up a real treat for the Perth crowd. In the first mini session, Anderson had the better of the exchanges, as the world number two found himself 4-1 up at the break. Wade showed why he has won eight major titles, as he battled back to five each. Anderson and Wade then shared legs, but it was a leg of brilliance from Anderson that made the difference as the Scotsman would go on to win by 11 legs to 9.
The second semi-final was a tense affair between RvB and Daryl Gurney, both players never found their best form, but this helped add to the drama. Gurney will be kicking himself as he lead Barney 10-8. Van Barneveld won the last three legs of the match, booking his place in the Perth Darts Masters final.
In a hotly contested final it was Anderson who always had the upper hand. The Scot seemed to always be one step ahead of Barney, as he finished with a 104 average and seven 180s. Anderson was crowned Perth Darts Masters champion with an 11-7 win over Raymond van Barneveld.
“It’s great to win here; this is my kind of town, nice and relaxed! It’s been a long three weeks, and I just can’t wait to get home and see my son,” said Anderson.
“Raymond is a legend of the game and beating him at any time is fantastic, so to do it in a final is even better.
“There’s some big things coming up in my personal life and on the dart board over the next few months so I can’t wait to get going,”