Kyle Anderson – AUS
Having made his emergence on the domestic circuit in Australia – qualifying for the 2013 World Championship as the DPA Oceanic Masters winner – Anderson landed a nine-dart finish on his second visit to Alexandra Palace the following year.
He then moved to the UK to become a full-time professional, making his UK Open debut in 2014 before reaching the semi-finals of the Sydney Darts Masters.
Kyle’s brother Beau is another former World Championship qualifier, with the pair having competed side-by-side on the DartPlayers Australia circuit and on the World Series of Darts tour as well as at the 2014 World Championship.
Kyle reached the quarter-finals at the UK Open and European Championship in 2016 as he broke into the world’s top 32, and also reached the last eight alongside Simon Whitlock when representing Australia at the World Cup of Darts.
August 2017 saw him make a further breakthrough, initially winning his first PDC ranking title at a Players Championship, with the aid of a nine-darter.
A week later, the Australian ace took victory on a TV stage for the first time, defeating Corey Cadby 11-10 in the final of the Auckland Darts Masters.
Anderson continued his good form later in 2017, hitting a nine-dart finish as he made the semi-finals of the European Championship.