Auckland Open Final – K Anderson v Cadby
Kyle Anderson followed up his maiden title winning the 17th round of the Players Championship last week by taking his first televised title in the Auckland Open. His opponent was fellow Aussie Corey Cadby who had shocked Phil Taylor earlier in the week. Cadby started the better racing into an early 4-1 lead.
The seventh leg was key when with Cadby sitting on 40 and looking to take a 5-2 lead, Anderson took out a 160 finish to instead close the gap to 4-3. Anderson took the next two to take the lead for the first time in the match but let Cadby off in the next missing two darts allowing Cadby to break back for 5-5.
Anderson re-took the lead in the 15th leg with back to back 180’s setting up the break to go up 8-7 but again let his opponent back in missing three darts to go two legs up and allowing Cadby to break back. The match went all the way to 10-10 and Cadby had the advantage of throwing first for the title. However Anderson landed a crucial 180 setting up 68 to take the title, which he duly did to ensure his second title in two weeks.
A superb opening to the first of three tournaments down under as the tour now head to Australia where Anderson will look to continue his excellent form on home turf.