Anderson Banned For Three Events

THE Darts Regulation Authority have confirmed that Gary Anderson will miss the next three European tournaments, which includes the European Tour events in Stuttgart and Zuiderduin and the European Championship, through suspension.

A DRA statement relating to the case read:

"As a result of an incident at the European Tour event in Berlin on June 22 2012, Gary Anderson was reported to the Darts Regulation Authority for a breach of rule 4.1 of the DRA Rule book;
'No Player or Member shall act in a manner which may reasonably be considered to injure or discredit the DRA or bring the game of darts into disrepute'.

"This related to him failing to complete his match and his subsequent behaviour.

"On Friday July 13 2012 his case was heard by the DRA Disciplinary Committee where he was found to be in breach of this rule.

"He was fined £600 and suspended from playing in the next three European events, including the European Championship on September 20-23 2012 at Muelheim, Germany.

"The DRA do not routinely publish the outcomes of hearings, but in this case it related to a senior player not being able to enter high-profile tournaments and it was important to clarify the reason for this."