Anderson Delighted With Progress, Despite ‘Pete Tong’ Counting.

GARY ANDERSON remains unbeaten in six PDC Home Tour matches despite admitting he can’t count quick enough.The Flying Scotsman won his last 32 online streaming group without defeat in fine style on Thursday night.

Anderson hopes to again be triumphant, despite a few subtraction issues. His ‘Pete Tong’ counting does not seem to have held him back so far!

It means he has won all half dozen matches so far and goes into the semi-finals in a tournament he almost couldn’t play in because of lack of WiFi signal. That SunSport story prompted the broadband issue to be solved and now he’s one of the few top seeds left in the competition.

But, the twice World Champion admitted to a small isuue:

“I started well and then it went Pete Tong. I’m struggling with going for different numbers on the board in case I can’t count up quick enough. You know what my counting is like, it’s absolutely atrocious.“

So I’m scared to go for 19s if I’ve got to add it up. I’ll get the calculator out!”Anderson dropped just six legs in three matches, dumping Nick Kenny 6-2, Luke Humphries 6-1 and Jamie Lewis 6-3.

The Somerset-based star is the top-rated player still left in the Home Tour having seen Peter Wright, Glen Durrant, Stephen Bunting, Gerwyn Price, and Michael Smith all crash out in recent weeks. He added: “It still feels strange, you still wait for the boy to walk in front of you before you throw darts. It takes a bit of getting used to, very weird.“I play darts here but if I’m someone, they are here in person. It’s listening to the phone, can’t see it, watching the score pad. Then try and listen to the third dart hit the board so you can get ready to throw. I’m getting used to it though, I think.”

Gary & reigning World Champion Peter Wright will get to defend their title after all! (L lustig PDC)

Anderson and reigning World Champion Wright will get a chance to defend their World Cup victory in August.

The 2020 BetVictor World Cup of Darts is now set to be held from November 6-8 in Graz as Austria prepares to host the event for the first time. The 32-nation World Cup had been originally planned to take place in Hamburg in June, but was amongst the tournaments postponed recently due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Last year Wright and Anderson claimed the title for the first time by defeating Ireland’s William O’Connor and Steve Lennon in the final. England and the Netherlands have won the World Cup four times apiece since the tournament – which is unique on the PDC circuit for the combination of Doubles and Singles ties – was introduced a decade ago.


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