darts star Gary Anderson wins Champions League
darts star Gary Anderson has win the Champions League of Darts for
the first time.
Anderson, 47, added the Champions League title on Sunday night (September
23rd) to the World Matchplay crown he won in July.
struggled with a bad back during Sunday's play and almost went out
in the group stage, winning a deciding leg against Michael van Gerwen
then defeated Austria's Mensur Suljovic 11-4 in the last four before
overcoming Peter Wright in an all-Scottish final.
lost his first group match to Daryl Gurney on Saturday, followed
by Gurney's victory against Dave Chisnall in Sunday's afternoon
session, Anderson knew only a win over tournament favourite Van
Gerwen would be good enough to secure a semi-final place.
world champion Anderson let a 9-6 advantage slip and then watched
Van Gerwen miss two match darts in the deciding leg to eliminate
him, before stepping up to take out a brilliant 140 checkout for
a memorable 10-9 victory.