|DATE OF BIRTH||September 1987|
|PRO SERIES DART RANGE OCTOBER 2020|
Kyle "The Original" Anderson is the first Aboriginal professional darts player in history, he started his career in the British Darts Organisation in 2006 before moving to the more competitive PDC in 2012. Having won the Oceanic Masters, Anderson Qualified for the 2013 PDC World Championships.
Having finished at the top of the Order of Merit in the DPA's 2013 Australian Grand Prix season, Anderson lost in the first round of the Sydney Darts Masters to Phil Taylor. It was a heavy defeat but a great experience for the man from Subiaco.
It was during the 2014 PDC World Championship that Anderson realised he had an opportunity to raise the profile of Australian darts around the world and the sport itself inside his own country. Throughout his time playing in Australia, Anderson often dominated, winning several titles including the Victoria Open, Canberra DPA Event, Coolbellup Open, DPA Australian Matchplay, Mittagong RSL Open, and the Nerang Open. However, Kyle was not happy to rest on his laurels and he entered the 2014 Q School, successfully claiming a two-year PDC tour card at the first attempt.
Having qualified for a two-year PDC tour card, Anderson knew he had to make a big decision and moved to Nottingham, England. As the majority of PDC events would be taking place in England and Europe, Anderson made a life changing choice to base himself in Nottingham for the benefit of his career. The move immediately paid dividends as the Australian reached the semi-final of the sixth Players Championship, beating James Wade along the way.
Since then, Anderson has been a regular on the PDC Tour and reached the top 50 in the world. He has played in several PDC World Championships, with the third round being his best performance to date.
Kyle's career highlights include hitting a nine-dart finish against MVG during the 2017 European Championship. It was the second nine-dart finish of Anderson’s Professional Darts Corporation career, with the previous one having come against Ian White in the 2013 PDC World championship.
At the end of March 2020, Kyle was dealt a blow when he tested positive for coronavirus. Thankfully, he recovered and made his return to professional darts in the 2020 PDC Home Tour. Such is his dedication to the sport; Anderson played his matches in the early hours of the morning due to the fact he was in Australia.
Shot is absolutely delighted to add Kyle to our Pro Darts Player tribe, we are currently working closely with Kyle on the design and prototyping of his new darts range, due for worldwide release in October 2020.
Walk on Song: Sound of da Police- KRS ONE
When did you start playing darts? How did you get into darts?
Darts is a big game in my family, I started playing as soon as I could at six years old. I've been competing in tournaments since I was 9. My Dad is a very good player and we often had Uncles come around to play after bbq and it was on, you had to learn quick.
Do you have any good dart tips?
Don't forget to enjoy the game! Show you want to win it, have determination but be cool at the same time.
Favourite warm up routine?
Scoring is a major aspect of the game now, so I pretty much hone in on that. My tip is arrange your scoring and work the doubles later.
Get your scoring game up to par, where you are comfortable on getting a treble in say one in four darts, then amp that up.
- First Australian to Win a PDC Tour Card
- 2019 World Championship - Last 32
- 2019 World Cup of Darts-Last 16
- 9 Dart Finish at the 2017 European Championship
- PDC Players Championship 2017 -Event Winner
- Auckland Darts Masters 2017- Winner
Hit a 9 Darter at the 2013 World Champs