Team Unicorn superstar Gary Anderson has claimed his third tournament win of the year.

On Saturday in Barnsley, the Scot played some incredible darts to win Players Championship 3, just six days after sweeping to victory at the UK Open. Of course, he’s also won a UK Open qualifier in 2018.

He really is playing some great stuff at the moment despite still being troubled by a longstanding back problem.

He whitewashed Peter Wright in the final to complete a memorable day.

“Don’t worry about me, I can still play a bit,” Anderson joked afterwards. “These days are getting harder. They are very tough tournaments to win, so to play this well again is a great feeling.”

His toughest match came in the very first round. He found himself 1-5 down to veteran Terry Jenkins, but somehow turned it round with a terrific run of five straight legs to win in a deciding leg.

Gary then had to battle to overcome Gary Eastwood and Simon Stevenson 6-4 to set up a clash with World Champion Rob Cross in the last 16.

The Unicorn ace went through the gears. He thrashed Cross 6-0 with a 109 average, a 170 finish and two further finishes on the bull.

Next came a routine 6-3 victory over Steve Hine in the quarter-finals before Gary came up with another stunning display in the semi-finals against Jamie Lewis. The Welshman had beaten Unicorn’s Joe Cullen 6-3 in the last eight, but was no match for Anderson.

The UK Open champ banged in a near 110 average as he raced into the final 6-3......there he found Peter Wright and yet again, Anderson was just too good

6-0 in under 15 minutes with a 101 average! He hit a maximum in the first leg on his way to a break of throw and that set the pattern for the final. There was a 14 darter, 13 darter and a 90 check-out on the bull and it was job done in some style!


James Wade may have had a miserable Saturday in Barnsley, losing 6-0 to Ricky Evans in the 1st Round, but he was celebrating another double qualification for the Euro Tour on Friday night.

The Unicorn man qualified for the German Darts Open and Austrian Darts Open, meaning he has now qualified for the first four Euro Tour events on the year.

Fellow Unicorn man Keegan Brown qualified for the German event, while Adam Hunt made it through to the Austrian tournament in Vienna.

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