Eyemouth Gary Anderson was in imperious form as he won his sixth PDC ProTour title of 2014 at Saturday’s Players Championship 13 in Crawley, edging past Richie Burnett 6-5 in the final.
The Berwickshire star’s superb form during the year continued as he claimed the £10,000 first prize at the K2 Centre, sweeping through the field to pick up the victory.
After wins over Richie Howson, Tony Newell and Steve Hine, Anderson was pushed all the way in the quarter-finals before edging out Kim Huybrechts, hitting an 11-darter in their deciding leg.
He then whitewashed Adrian Lewis in the semi-finals with a stunning 115 average - which he opened with legs of 13 and 12 darts which were bettered by closing legs of ten and 11 darts - before going all the way to a deciding 11th leg for the third time on the day by Burnett in a tight final. Burnett took out 96, 114 and 80 as he opened up an early 3-1 lead, and he also added legs of 13 and 12 darts as he moved into a 5-3 cushion.
However, the Welshman paid the price for missing his chance to claim victory in the ninth leg before Anderson finished 70 to force a decider, which he won in style as two 140s pulled him clear of Burnett before double 18 completed a 13-dart leg.