Kyle Anderson (darts player)
14 September 1987 |
Subiaco, Perth Australia
|Home town||Nottingham, East Midlands
|Playing darts since||1993|
|Darts||Unicorn 23g Kyle Anderson|
|Walk-on music||Need You Tonight by INXS|
|Organisation (see split in darts)|
|Current world ranking||93|
|BDO majors - best performances|
|World Masters||Last 72: 2010|
|PDC premier events - best performances|
|World Ch'ship||Last 64: 2013, 2014|
|UK Open||Last 128: 2014|
|Other tournament wins|
|Canberra DPA Event
DPA Australian Matchplay
DPA WA Open
Mittagong RSL Open
Warilla Bowls Club Open
He started playing darts at the age of six and has been competing in tournaments since he was nine. He first got interested in the game through watching his father play. Anderson is of indigenous origin.
Anderson qualified for the 2013 PDC World Darts Championship by winning the Oceanic Masters. He lost to Steve Beaton 3–0 in the first round as he missed two opportunities to take each of the opening two sets. Anderson dominated in the DPA's 2013 Australian Grand Prix season by winning seven events to top the Order of Merit. This secured him a place in the Sydney Darts Masters and the 2014 World Championship. He drew 16-time world champion Phil Taylor in Sydney and was defeated 6–1. At 2–1 down to Ian White in the first round of the World Championship, Anderson became the seventh player to throw a nine-dart finish in the history of the event. It was the second nine darter in less than an hour after Terry Jenkins had also hit one which meant Anderson had to share the £30,000 prize money. However, it was the last leg that he won during the match as he was defeated 3–1. Anderson stated after the match that he hoped his performance would help raise the profile of darts in Australia.
Anderson entered the 2014 Q School in an attempt to earn a two-year PDC tour card and succeeded on the first day by winning seven matches, culminating in a 5–3 win over Keegan Brown. He stated that if he could get sponsorship he would move to the UK to play the full schedule of events. He did so a few months later by basing himself in Nottingham. Anderson qualified for his first UK Open but lost 5–4 against Kevin McDine in the first round. He reached the semi-finals of a PDC event for the first time in April at the sixth Players Championship by beating seven-time major winner James Wade 6–3 in the quarters. Anderson faced Ian White and lost 6–1, with his solitary leg coming via a 140 checkout.
World Championship results
- "Kyle Anderson". Global Darts. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "Beau and Kyle Anderson". Deadly Vibe. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "2013 PDC World Championship Qualifiers". Darts Database. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "Ladbrokes WDC Day Five". PDC. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- "AGP Qualifiers For Sydney Finalised". PDC. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
- "Anderson Secures Ally Pally Return". PDC. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
- "Sydney Darts Masters First Round". PDC. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Ladbrokes World Championship Day Two". PDC. 14 December 2013.
- "2014 PDC Qualifying School Day One". PDC. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Thornton Triumphs In Wigan". PDC. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "Coral UK Open - Friday Afternoon". PDC. 7 March 2014.
- Player profile on Kyle Anderson from Dartsdatabase
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