Gary Anderson

Name: Gary Anderson
Nickname: The Flying Scotsman
Walk-On Music: Jump Around - House of Pain
Date of Birth: December 22 1970
Place of Birth: Eyemouth, Scotland
Home Town: Burnham-on-Sea, England
Darts Used: 22g Unicorn
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ONE of only three players to have held aloft the McCoy's Premier League Darts trophy, Gary Anderson capped a brilliant debut season in 2011 by taking the prestigious title.

The Scot's rise into the world's top four two years ago saw him earn a Premier League Darts spot, and after taking a victory over Simon Whitlock on his debut he rarely looked back during a fine campaign.

After finishing in third place in the league table, he overcame Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-finals and powered to the title with a 10-4 victory over Adrian Lewis in the decider.

Gary was less successful in the hugely competitive 2012 Premier League season, winning three and drawing four games but finishing at the foot of the table, three points adrift of the Play-Off places.

Having originally broken through over a decade ago, Gary claimed his first major title in 2007 by powering past Mark Webster with a brilliant performance to win the International Darts League.

He then returned to Holland later that year to add a second televised crown, this time defeating Phil Taylor in the final of the World Darts Trophy, and after reaching two Grand Slam of Darts semi-finals opted to move onto the PDC circuit in 2009.

A guest appearance in the Premier League Darts that year saw him defeat John Part in a Challenge Match after Wayne Mardle withdrew through illness, and fired his ambitions to win a full-time place in the tournament.

A run to the 2010 UK Open final continued his rivalry with Taylor, who also took victory when they met in the finals of the Players Championship Finals and Grand Slam of Darts over the next 18 months.

Gary's success also saw him reach the 2011 World Championship final in a superbly consistent run which was finally ended by Lewis, who hit a nine-darter to deny the Scot the sport's biggest prize.

A player who makes hitting 180s look effortless when at his fluent best, he followed last year's Premier League campaign by landing a nine-dart finish, his first on television, at the UK Open - expect plenty more excitement during the McCoy's Premier League Darts season!

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Major Titles
International Darts League: 2007
World Darts Trophy: 2007
Premier League Darts: 2011

PDC Non-Televised Event Wins
Players Championship (Wales): 2009
UK Open Qualifiers: 2010, 2011 x2
Players Championship (Barnsley) 2010
Players Championship (Las Vegas): 2010
Players Championship (Killarney): 2010
Players Championship (Crawley): 2011
Players Championship (Nuland): 2011 x3
Players Championship (Derby): 2011

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