Players Championship Darts 3 2014 Results: Scores, Order of Finish and Analysis

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Players Championship Darts 3 2014 Results: Scores, Order of Finish and Analysis
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Gary Anderson claimed his fourth tournament win of the season at the third Players Championship of 2014 in Crawley, beating Phil Taylor 6-5 in the final on Saturday.

The Scotsmen is enjoying one of the finest seasons in his career and had a phenomenal run throughout the day, but he needed every bit of skill to defeat Taylor, who didn't even lose a single frame his semifinal win over Nigel Heydon.

As shared by the PDC's official Twitter account, Anderson is in the form of his life, winning back-to-back PC's:

The final was a breathtaking affair that went right to the wire, and as reported by PDC, the level of play was exceptionally high:

One hundred twenty-eight players tried their luck at winning the £10,000 purse on Saturday, spread over 16 total boards.

Taylor was paired with Michael Van Gerwen in the fourth round in the then-tie of the round, with Taylor emerging victorious 6-5. Van Gerwen had won the second PC just last week and managed a nine-darter and a 114.2 average in his duel with Taylor and somehow still lost to the experienced Brit in what amounts to a disappointing fourth-round exit.

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It seemed like there would be no stopping Taylor, who really showed his form when he didn't allow Nigel Heydon a single frame in their semi-final bout. The Power came out and took an early lead which he held for the bulk of the final, putting real pressure on last week's winner.

But Anderson managed to keep his cool, and down 5-4, the Scot won the final two frames to give himself the tournament win.

Anderson nearly missed the final altogether, as Christian Kist received a matchdart on d5 during their semi-final match-up. The Dutchman was unable to capitalise, however, opening the door for Anderson to emerge victorious, 6-5.

The fourth PC will resume from Crawley tomorrow, as part of the PDC Pro Tour.

 

Full scores and order of finish (via pdc.tv):

 

First Round

Michael van Gerwen (1) 6-1 Scott Rand
Adam Hunt 6-5 Glenn Spearing
William O'Connor 6-3 Darren Webster (32)
Kevin Dowling 6-5 Matt Clark
Phil Taylor (16) 6-4 Keegan Brown
Kurt Parry 6-1 Jim Walker
Andy Hamilton (17) 6-5 Steve West
Joey Palfreyman 6-2 Darren Whittingham
Jamie Caven (8) 6-4 Peter Hudson
Mark Cox 6-5 Dan Russell
Terry Jenkins (25) 6-3 Tony Newell
Steve Hine 6-3 John Newland
Steve Beaton (9) 6-0 Jerry Hendriks
Chris Aubrey 6-2 Robert Owen
Jelle Klaasen (24) 6-3 Ryan De Vreede
Colin Osborne 6-4 Mareno Michels
David Pallett 6-5 Peter Wright (5)
Johnny Haines 6-3 Adrian Gray
Nigel Heydon 6-0 John Part (28)
Ian Moss 6-3 Colin Lloyd
Ian White (12) 6-1 Ricky Evans
Terry Temple 6-2 Wayne Pepper
Andy Smith (21) 6-1 Steve Douglas
Mark Webster 6-5 Andrew Gilding
Kim Huybrechts (4) 6-3 Darren Johnson
Connie Finnan 6-5 Jonathan Worsley
Wayne Jones (29) 6-2 Jason Lovett
John Henderson 6-3 Ross Smith
Simon Whitlock (13) 6-5 Josh Payne
Mark Dudbridge 6-4 Michael Barnard
Ronnie Baxter (20) 6-0 James Richardson
Matt Padgett 6-5 Steve Brown
Dave Chisnall (2) 6-5 Ronny Huybrechts
Mark Walsh 6-1 Zoran Lerchbacher
James Wade (31) 6-5 Joe Cullen
Dennis Smith 6-3 Darron Brown
Justin Pipe (15) 6-3 Magnus Caris
Kirk Shepherd 6-4 Arron Monk
Paul Nicholson (18) 6-5 Gary Stone
Ron Meulenkamp 6-5 Campbell Jackson
Robert Thornton (7) 6-3 Denis Ovens
Martyn Turner 6-3 Tomas Seyler
Michael Mansell 6-3 Jamie Lewis (26)
Jyhan Artut 6-2 Ben Ward
Kevin Voornhout 6-4 Wes Newton (10)
Christian Kist 6-3 Mark Barilli
Stuart Kellett (23) 6-4 Jamie Bain
Kevin McDine 6-4 Andy Parsons
Gary Anderson (6) 6-1 James Hubbard
Marc Dewsbury 6-1 Brian Woods
Paul Amos 6-5 Richie Burnett (27)
Conan Whitehead 6-1 Mick Todd
Mervyn King (11) 6-3 Gerwyn Price
Joe Murnan 6-2 John Bowles
Michael Smith (22) 6-4 Pete Dyos
Joey Ten Berge 6-2 Stuart White
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Brendan Dolan (3)
Daryl Gurney 6-5 Andy Jenkins
Antonio Alcinas 6-4 Vincent van der Voort (30)
Gino Vos 6-3 Steve Grubb
Adrian Lewis (14) 6-2 Dave Ladley
Dean Winstanley 6-3 Benito van de Pas
Kyle Anderson 6-4 Kevin Painter (19)
Kevin Thomas 6-4 Steve Maish



Second Round

Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Adam Hunt
William O'Connor 6-3 Kevin Dowling
Phil Taylor 6-2 Kurt Parry
Andy Hamilton 6-2 Joey Palfreyman
Jamie Caven 6-2 Mark Cox
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Steve Hine
Steve Beaton 6-4 Chris Aubrey
Jelle Klaasen 6-0 Colin Osborne
David Pallett 6-5 Johnny Haines
Nigel Heydon 6-2 Ian Moss
Ian White 6-4 Terry Temple
Mark Webster 6-1 Andy Smith
Kim Huybrechts 6-1 Connie Finnan
John Henderson 6-3 Wayne Jones
Simon Whitlock 6-4 Mark Dudbridge
Ronnie Baxter 6-0 Matt Padgett
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Mark Walsh - Dave Chisnall hits nine-dart finish
James Wade 6-1 Dennis Smith
Justin Pipe 6-3 Kirk Shepherd
Paul Nicholson 6-1 Ron Meulenkamp
Robert Thornton 6-0 Martyn Turner
Michael Mansell 6-2 Jyhan Artut
Christian Kist 6-5 Kevin Voornhout
Kevin McDine 6-5 Stuart Kellett 
Gary Anderson 6-3 Marc Dewsbury
Conan Whitehead 6-2 Paul Amos
Joe Murnan 6-3 Mervyn King
Michael Smith 6-5 Joey Ten Berge
Stephen Bunting 6-4 Daryl Gurney
Antonio Alcinas 6-1 Gino Vos
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Dean Winstanley
Kevin Thomas 6-1 Kyle Anderson
Losers £250

 

Third Round

Michael van Gerwen 6-4 William O'Connor
Phil Taylor 6-2 Andy Hamilton
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Jamie Caven
Steve Beaton 6-1 Jelle Klaasen
Nigel Heydon 6-4 David Pallett
Ian White 6-3 Mark Webster
Kim Huybrechts 6-1 John Henderson
Ronnie Baxter 6-1 Simon Whitlock
James Wade 6-3 Dave Chisnall
Justin Pipe 6-1 Paul Nicholson
Michael Mansell 6-5 Robert Thornton
Christian Kist 6-5 Kevin McDine
Gary Anderson 6-3 Conan Whitehead
Joe Murnan 6-4 Michael Smith
Antonio Alcinas 6-3 Stephen Bunting
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Kevin Thomas
Losers £500

 

Fourth Round

Phil Taylor 6-5 Michael van Gerwen - Michael van Gerwen hits nine-dart finish
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Steve Beaton
Nigel Heydon 6-3 Ian White
Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Kim Huybrechts
James Wade 6-3 Justin Pipe
Christian Kist 6-5 Michael Mansell
Gary Anderson 6-1 Joe Murnan
Adrian Lewis 6-1 Antonio Alcinas
Losers £1,000



Quarter-Finals

Phil Taylor 6-4 Terry Jenkins
Nigel Heydon 6-2 Ronnie Baxter
Christian Kist 6-3 James Wade
Gary Anderson 6-4 Adrian Lewis
Losers £1,500



Semi-Finals

Phil Taylor 6-0 Nigel Heydon
Gary Anderson 6-5 Christian Kist
Losers £2,500

 

Final

Gary Anderson 6-5 Phil Taylor
Winner £10,000
Runner-Up £5,000

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