Gary Anderson shrugged off the disappointment of Premier League Finals Night to claim a fifth title of the year.

The Unicorn star won Players Championship 11 in Milton Keynes on Saturday as he beat young German Gabriel Clemens 6-5 in a thrilling final.

Gary bounced back in style after his semi-final loss to Michael Smith at the O2 to take a third Players Championship victory of 2018.

Anderson said: “To be honest I was going to go home after Thursday night but decided to play and I nicked it in the end. It was a tough old day and, in the end, a good result for the old man! I guess I needed that.”

The Scot won the quarter-final, semi-final and final in last leg deciders. It was a classy performance from a class act.

He averaged 107 in beating Adrian Lewis in the quarter-finals and Darren Webster in the semi-finals.

And the Scot came back superbly to beat the German in the final. He was 1-4 down but fought back to level. Clemens took the ninth leg before Anderson forced the deciding leg. Clemens missed two match darts and the Unicorn ace took the title.

He was made to work hard all day at Stadium MK.

After a 1st Round 6-4 win over Josh Payne, he then beat Peter Hudson 6-5, Jermaine Wattimena 6-1 and Ryan Joyce 6-3 before those brilliant performances to dispatch Lewis and Webster.

Elsewhere as far as Team Unicorn was concerned, Michael Smith reached the quarter-finals but lost 6-4 to Webster, while Adam Hunt enjoyed a good run to the last 16 where he was beaten 6-1 by Peter Wright.


Meanwhile there was double celebration for Unicorn youngster Chris Dobey on Friday night as he qualified for two more big Euro Tour events - the Gibraltar Darts Trophy and Danish Darts Open. Ted Evetts also qualified for the Denmark event.


Photo courtesy Lawrence Lustig / PDC

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