Dimitri van den Bergh smashes Gary Anderson 18-10 to scoop £150k pot in Betfred World Matchplay final


DANCING Dimitri van den Bergh was in dreamland last night as he lifted the Betfred World Matchplay on his debut.

The Belgian got his hands on the Phil Taylor Trophy – his first PDC TV major – as he smashed Gary Anderson 18-10 in the final.

Antwerp’s Van den Bergh, 26, banked £150,000 for his efforts in the rearranged event in Milton Keynes.

The Dreammaker, who celebrated with his routine oche dance, said: “My dreams have come true. 

“What a beautiful trophy I have in my hands. Phil Taylor, I saw him play so many tournaments.

“I am also a massive fan of Gary Anderson.

“Now I have won against a player like that to pick up a trophy named after a darts great.

“Well I’m making my dreams come true.

“We have gone through a difficult time recently and it’s great this tournament has happened.”

It was a poor, low-scoring match with only four 180s and Scot Anderson, 49, said: “Dimi played well. I wasn’t even close to the game.

“I was lucky I got a few legs off him.

“He has played well the whole tournament and deserved this.”


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