Nov 29 2013

Can Kellett KO in Minehead? Player Championship Finals

Can Kellett KO in Minehead?  Player Championship Finals

Stuart at the Player Championships in Minehead

Stuart at the Player Championships in Minehead (Pic Lustig/PDC)

Stuart’s fantastic 2013 continues with KO taking part in the ITV4 televised Player Championship Finals in Minehead.  Stuart is 18th seed (of 32), after winning a great £30,800 in the qualifying floor tournaments.. and that’s one spot AHEAD OF PHIL TAYLOR!

The £250,000 event, televised live on ITV4, will be held across three days at the Somerset complex, with 4,000 fans packing the Butlins Minehead Resort for an action-packed weekend of darts.   The sofa is back, so some lucky fans will be enjoying the special VIP treatment.

The Cash Converters Players Championship Finals, featuring the top 32 players from the 2013 PDC ProTour Order of Merit. As well as being shown in the UK on ITV4, you can find it on RTL7 in the Netherlands, Sport1 in Germany, Fox Sports Australia, OSN across the Middle East and on www.LIVEPDC.TV for International Pass Subscribers.

Cash Converters Players Championship Finals
Friday November 29 – 
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)

Round 1:  Stuart Kellett 5-6 Gary Anderson

Heartbreak for Stuart as he loses a 4-1 lead, and Gary hits form late in the game to come back and win.  

0-1 – Kellett hits a 180, and when Anderson misses double 18 and nine, the Cheshire ace finishes double ten to lead.
0-2 – Kellett misses double 18 for a 116 finish, but another miss from Anderson allows him back in to hit the bed at the secone time of asking.
1-2 – Anderson finishes 32 to get off the mark.
1-3 – Kellett hits a 180 to leave 45, initially missing double 16 and eight before punishing two more misses from Anderson – both at tops – by returning to finish double two.
1-4 – Anderson misses another dart at tops, and Kellett pins double 16 to move three legs clear.
2-4 – Anderson hits back by finishing double two.
3-4 – The Scot’s revival continues as he takes out 101 to reduce the gap to one leg.
3-5 – Anderson hits a 177, but Kellett lands double seven to move a leg away from the win.
4-5 – Anderson posts tops to finish 76 as he replies to keep his hopes alive.
5-5 – Kellett is unable to finish 145 for the game, and Anderson takes out 44 on tops to force a deciding leg.
6-5 – Anderson misses three darts at double 16 for victory, but Kellett is unable to hit tops for a 120 finish, and the Scot returns to take out double 16 at the fourth time of asking to complete a fine comeback.

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