From Qualifier To Masters Champion
David Cameron defeats Phil Taylor to become World Seniors Darts Masters Champion.
No nerves showing from either player in the opener as they both fired in 180s but it was Taylor who found an 87 checkout to win the first set after Cameron missed the opportunity to win it.
Reverse roles in set two, with Taylor getting the early break he had the chance to win both leg two and leg and leg three until Cameron got over the line with a 60 finish.
After the interval, David Cameron won set three with an early break and a hold, with Phil Taylor doing the same to Cameron in the fourth which included a 100 checkout from The Power with two double tops.
Set five Cameron found two breaks either side of a 116 checkout from Taylor to lead 3-2 at the break, with Taylor missing a set dart at the end of an attempted 120 checkout.
David Cameron found an extra gear after the break and extended his lead by three sets, after winning four out of the next five to move one away from the title.
The eighth set started with Cameron winning the first leg, meaning he was one away from the title, however, Taylor hit straight back winning leg two with ease, before punishing Cameron who didn’t get a match dart with 81 left with three darts in hand.
When the momentum looked like it was with Taylor he missed a handful of darts on throw to take the opener in the ninth with Cameron then taking out 96 to win the title.
Cameron Wins the Semi-Final of Qualifiers
David Cameron’s Semi-Final win came against fellow qualifier Richie Howson.
The Canadian took a 2-0 lead into the first interval after winning both sets in the deciding leg.
The Owl got closed the deficit to just one after punishing Cameron’s missed set darts. Cameron didn’t let this hold him back and won the next two sets 2-1 and giving him a 4-1 lead.