PLAYER OF THE YEAR Gary Anderson was a four-time winner at the PDC Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, as James Wade, Stephen Bunting and Keegan Brown also collected trophies on a glittering night at The Dorchester in London.
Anderson's brilliant return to his best over the past 12 months was crowned earlier this month when he edged out Phil Taylor 7-6 to win the William Hill World Darts Championship title.
He had also won seven PDC ProTour titles during 2014 before claiming glory in the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals in Minehead at the end of November, and was a semi-finalist in the Betway Premier League, BetVictor World Matchplay and partypoker.com World Grand Prix.
It was ladies final day at Lakeside yesterday and we saw Lisa Ashton retain her BDO world title with a terrific win over the young Fallon Sherrock.
Ashton, who was unseeded for this tournament, was made to work for her second title by the sixth seed Sherrock.
The defending champion took the first two sets after Sherrock missed a series of doubles. However, showing maturity beyond her years Sherrock took the third set.
Australian Junior Dart Championships.
Day Two Doubles Results
Girls to come through their pools were in Pool A VIC Tori Kewish and Kassandara Lee and QLD Rebbecca Justice and Elisha James and in Pool B QLD Tiarna Smith and Nicola Whitworth and WA Angela Clarke and Erin Dawson.
The semi-final were won by Vic Tori Kewish & Kassandra Lee3 -2 and Rebbecca Justice & Elisha James winning 3-2
In the finals it was QLD Rebbecca & Elisha winning through with a 3-2 win.
Quarter finals day at Lakeside and what a day it was. Tournament favourite Jeff Smith beat the number 16 Seed Robbie Green to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.
Smith, who works in a car body shop in New Brunswick, is now the only overseas player in the last eight of the men’s competition. The pivotal moment of the match came in the deciding leg of the fourth set when Smith took out 160 to put him 3 sets to 1 up. The Canadian went on to win 5 sets to 0. Smith hopes now to emulate fellow Canadian John Part, who won the title on his Lakeside debut in 1994.