praises Burnham-On-Sea's Gary
Anderson after world darts final
Mayor has praised town darts star Gary Anderson after he put up
a valiant battle in the final of the World Darts Championship last
who lives in Burnham-On-Sea, lost
7-3 to Michael Van Gerwen in a tense final in front of a huge
audience and millions of TV viewers at Alexandra Palace in London.
was bidding to win a third consecutive title but couldn't match
the relentless high-scoring of his opponent.
Michael Clarke, pictured with his wife Mayoress Maria Clarke and
Gary, told Burnham-On-Sea.com after last night's match: "It's
been a superb accomplishment by Gary to reach the final for a third
has done the sport and himself very proud to do so well against
tough opposition. Although he didn't win, we pass our congratulations
to him on reaching the final."
praised his opponent, Van Gerwen, saying: "The year that this
man has had - its been a walk in the park for him. Its
well deserved but Ive had a good three years, the crowd has
been fantastic, and weve had a good couple of weeks here."
night's final came after Gary beat Peter Wright 6-3 on Sunday evening
to reach the final for a third consecutive year but he would be
denied a third world title.
lives in Burnham-On-Sea with his partner Rachel. He has three sons
- Ryan, Joel and Tai. Having previously worked as a builder, he
and his partner Rachel previously ran the Wellington Arms pub in
Rooksbridge, near Burnham, until a couple of years ago.
final appearance came after a win over Peter Wright on Sunday evening