World champion Gary is PDC Player of the Year

PDC ANNUAL AWARDS FOR 2014 SEASON'DORCHESTER HOTEL,LONDON 22/1/15'PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG'PDC PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2014'GARY ANDERSON
PDC ANNUAL AWARDS FOR 2014 SEASON'DORCHESTER HOTEL,LONDON 22/1/15'PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG'PDC PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2014'GARY ANDERSON

World darts champion Gary Anderson was a four-time winner at the PDC Annual Awards Dinner held in London on Thursday night.

The Eyemouth man’s brilliant return to his best over the past 12 months was crowned earlier this month when he edged out Phil Taylor 7-6 to win the William Hill World Darts Championship title.

Anderson had also won seven PDC ProTour titles during 2014 before claiming glory in the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals in Minehead at the end of November, and was a semi-finalist in the Betway Premier League, BetVictor World Matchplay and partypoker.com World Grand Prix.

The Berwickshire ace’s success was rewarded as he dominated the glittering PDC’s Annual Awards Dinner at the famous Dorchester Hotel, including winning the prestigious Player of the Year title.

Anderson opened the evening by picking up the ProTour Player of the Year title, with his seven wins and £113,250 prize money edging out Michael van Gerwen to top the 2014 standings based on performances in European Tour events, Players Championships and UK Open Qualifiers.

He was then voted as the PDPA Players’ Player of the Year and the PDC Fans’ Player of the Year - scooping over 60% of the vote in each poll - before being named as the PDC Player of the Year.

Anderson’s achievement matches the four awards which Phil Taylor won at the 2009 and 2010 PDC Annual Awards Dinner - ironically as he won the same four trophies in back-to-back years - as ye enjoyed further success.

A highlights programme from the PDC Annual Awards Dinner will be shown on Sky Sports on Friday, January 30, and Saturday, January 31.