PDC Unicorn World Youth Glory For Cadby

COREY CADBY claimed glory in the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship final with a 6-2 defeat of emerging Dutchman Berry van Peer on Sunday night. 

The Australian sensation has enjoyed an amazing breakthrough year, dominating the Australian Grand Prix circuit in his homeland, defeating Phil Taylor in the Perth Darts Masters and winning a PDC Unicorn Development Tour title last month.

The 21-year-old from Tasmania held his nerve in front of 4,000 fans at the Butlins Minehead Resort to take the £10,000 World Youth Championship title, confirming his status as the hottest prospect in the sport.

Having won through last month's early rounds in Wigan, Cadby showed no nerves by taking the opening three legs of the final against van Peer, landing a 180 in the opener, a 126 checkout in the second and a 14-darter in the third.

Cadby added another maximum in leg four before van Peer got off the mark with a 62 finish, but the Australian restored his cushion with double 16 in leg five for a 4-1 cushion.

The pair shared the next two legs as Cadby edged towards victory, but when van Peer missed double 18 in leg eight the Australian youngster swooped to follow a 180 with a two-dart 71 checkout to seal a superb triumph.

The victory sees Cadby claim the £10,000 first prize, with van Peer taking home £5,000, while both players qualify for the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts.

"It hasn't really sunk in yet but I'm over the moon," said Cadby. "It's massive and I'll only look forward now - this is just the start for me.

"It didn't feel like I was throwing my best but it got me the win. It's going to be amazing taking this trophy back home to show it off, it means absolutely everything.

"It's great experience and I can't wait to play against the best in the World Championship and hopefully I'll beat the best - I've no fear!"