There was no joy in Brisbane for Gary and Kyle Anderson.

The Unicorn pair bowed out at the quarter-final stage of the Brisbane Darts Masters on Saturday night.

Gary lost focus and concentration in the middle of his quarter-final. He was coasting at 5-1 ahead against Raymond van Barneveld and there were no signs of what was to come as he lost 10-8.

Kyle was never really in the game against Michael van Gerwen as he went down 10-3.

Gary was in total control. He also missed one dart at the bull to go 6-1 in front and then it all changed. Van Barneveld got back to within one, then Garry missed three darts to move 6-4 up.

His scoring dropped off and somehow the Dutchman managed to win six straight legs. It really was an unlikely comeback.

Barneveld hit seven 180s in nine legs and Anderson couldn’t find a way to break throw. A 100 finish on D19 kept him in it but that 7th maximum helped the Dutchman to the win.

Kyle never recovered from going 5-0 down. He did manage to win three straight legs but Van Gerwen then reeled off another five legs to close out a comfortable win.

The World No.1 hit finishes of 132 on the bull, 140 and 136. Anderson did manage six 180s but wasn’t able to pressurise Van Gerwen.

Brisbane Q/Final results:

Gary Anderson 8-10 Raymond van Barneveld

Rob Cross 10-4 Corey Cadby

Michael van Gerwen 10-3 Kyle Anderson

Peter Wright 10-4 Raymond Smith

S/Finals (best of 21 legs):

Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld

Peter Wright v Rob Cross

By STUART PYKE in Brisbane

Photo courtesy PDC