Kyle Anderson was a versatile Australian professional darts player who was well recognized for playing within the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) from 2012 to 2021. One of eight players to hit a nine-dart finish at the PDC World Championship, Kyle turned professional in 2014 and reached the last 32 at Alexandra Palace on four occasions. He won a first ranking title at a Players Championship event in August 2017 and won the Auckland Darts Masters a week later. He also achieved a second televised nine-darter in the semi-finals of the 2017 European Championship and was joined by brother Beau in competing at the 2013 Sydney Darts Masters and 2014 World Championship. Moreover, Anderson returned to his home city of Perth in 2020 at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and relinquished his PDC Tour Card earlier this year. Unhappily, we lost him on 24th August 2021.
Kyle Anderson Dies At 33
Kyle Anderson, the Australian darts player has died at the age of 33 on 24th August 2021. No cause of death has yet been announced. The Queensland-based player tested positive for Covid-19 soon after returning to Australia from the UK in March 2020, spending four weeks in self-isolation. He posted a picture, seemingly of himself in hospital, on his Instagram account on 10 August with the caption: “Getting all too regular now.”
The PDC president, Barry Hearn, said: “We send our condolences and best wishes to Kyle’s family and friends at this terribly sad time, particularly his wife and children. He was a popular player on the Tour and his talent and dedication made him an inspiration to other players.” “Such awful news to wake up to, Kyle you were the nicest person in darts, always had time for everyone,” wrote Gerwyn Price, the current world champion. “You will be sadly missed. Sending all my love and strength to your wife and young family, RIP brother.
- Being a versatile Australian professional darts player.
- For playing within the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) from 2012 to 2021.
Where was Kyle Anderson Born?
Kyle Anderson opened his eyes for the very first time on 14th September 1987 in Subiaco, Australia. He was Australian by nationality and Australian-white by ethnicity. Similarly, his religious belief was in the Christian religion. Kyle lastly celebrated his 33rd birthday in 2020 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign was Virgo. Thus, his race was white. Anderson’s parent’s details had not been revealed however we know that he was the brother of fellow darts player Beau Anderson.
How was the Career of Kyle Anderson?
- Kyle Anderson kicked off his career playing darts at the age of six whereas he first became interested in the game watching his father play.
- He was qualified for the 2013 PDC World Darts Championship by winning the Oceanic Masters however he lost to Steve Beaton 3-0 in the first round as he missed two opportunities to take each of the opening two sets.
- He dominated in the DPA’s 2013 Australian Grand Prix season by winning seven events to top the Order of Merit which secured him a place in the Sydney Darts Masters and the 2014 World Championship.
- He drew 16-time world champion, Phil Taylor, in Sydney and was defeated 6-1 whereas he became the seventh player to throw a nine-dart finish in the history of the event at 2-1 down to Ian White in the first round of the World Championship.
- Later he entered the 2014 Q School in an attempt to earn a two-year PDC tour card and succeeded on the first day by winning seven matches, culminating in a 5-3 win over Keegan Brown.
- He qualified for his first UK Open but lost 5-4 against Kevin McDine in the opening round as well as he reached the semi-finals of a PDC event for the first time in April at the sixth Players Championship by beating seven-time major winner James Wade 6-3 in the quarters.
- Also, he faced Ian White and lost 6-1, with his solitary leg coming via a 140 checkout, and in the opening round of the Perth Darts Masters, he was whitewashed 6-0 by Michael van Gerwen.
- He came from 3-0 down against Raymond van Barneveld at the Sydney Darts Masters to win 6-5 and set up an all Australian quarter-final with Simon Whitlock.
- Kyle stormed into a 3-0 lead and went on to record the most significant win of his career 8-3 whereas his run came to an end when he lost 10-4 to Phil Taylor in the semi-finals.
- A further quarter-final appearance at the 16th Players Championship followed, but he lost 6-1 against Stephen Bunting.
- As well, he defeated Steve Beaton 3-0 in the first round of the 2015 World Championship however he lost three consecutive sets from 2-1 ahead in the next round against Andy Hamilton to exit the tournament with a 4-2 defeat.
- Anderson entered the top 64 on the Order of Merit for the first time after the event as he was ranked world number 55 and led 8-7, but his scoring power deserted him as he was unable to set up a match-winning double in the next two legs to be edged out 9-8.
- One semi-final and two quarter-final showings on the Pro Tour has seen Kyle qualify for the World Matchplay through the Pro Tour Order of Merit. He was 8-7 behind James Wade with all 15 legs going on a throw-in his debut in the event.
- He received an invite to the World Series of Darts Finals and exited in the first round 6-4 against Dave Chisnall.
- In 2016, a 3-0 win over Brendan Dolan saw him whitewash a seeded player in the first round of the World Championship for the second year in a row.
- He reached his first major PDC quarter-final at the UK Open by defeating Andy Hamilton, James Wilson, and Benito van de Pas.
- At the second Players Championship event, he came close to playing in his first Pro Tour final but was edged out in the semi-finals 6-5 by Michael van Gerwen after missing one match dart.
- Kyle knocked out Van Gerwen 6-4 and then went 4-1 up on Phil Taylor in the quarter-finals of the Austrian Darts Open and for the second time, this year missed one match dart to reach the final as Taylor won 6-5.
- As well, he reached the second round of the World Grand Prix by beating Cristo Reyes 2-1 in sets but lost 3-1 to Gary Anderson.
- Anderson defeated Dave Chisnall and James Richardson before losing 10-5 to Peter Wright in the quarter-finals in the European Championship. He was then forced to withdraw from the Players Championship Finals and the 2017 World Championship due to being unable to obtain a UK Visa.
- He later returned to the UK in time for the start of the 2017 season and won his first Players Championship title at the 17 events of the 2017 PDC Pro Tour, beating Kevin Painter in the final.
- He also went on to win the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters, his first televised title, beating Corey Cadby to win the event.
- Kyle made the semi-final of the 2017 European Championship and hit a nine-dart finish against Michael van Gerwen before losing in a last-leg decider.
- Additionally, after beginning the 2020 season, Anderson returned to Australia in March following the suspension of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic and did not return to the tour, choosing to resign his card prior to the start of the 2021 tour, so that he could stay with his family for the birth of his second child.
- 2015 – Hits his first televised Nine-dart finish at the World Championships against Ian White
- 2015 – Breaks into the top 64 on the PDC Order of Merit for the first time
- 2015 – Hits a world record average of 134.84 in the fifth Players Championship
- 2016 – Breaks into the top 32 on the PDC Order of Merit for the first time
- 2017 – Wins the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters to claim his first-ever televised championship.
- 2017 – Nine-dart finish at the European Championship against Michael van Gerwen
Who was Kyle Anderson Wife?
Kyle Anderson was a married guy He was married to his beautiful wife Tara Anderson who is a qualified nurse. Basically, her understanding and their strong love bond had helped them stay glued for this long. The pair had been married for few years and have two children together. Out of their two children, their oldest child’s name is Charles. Talking about Kyle’s sexual orientation, he was straight. In addition, his hometown during the time of his death was in Nottingham, England.
How much was Kyle Anderson Net Worth?
Kyle Anderson had a net worth of between $1 million to $5 million as of 2021. He also had a fine amount of salary which was also in thousands of dollars per year. Kyle had earned a considerable amount of money from his career as his major source of income was from his darts player career. He had not done endorsed any brands till the time of his death.
What was the Height of Kyle Anderson?
Kyle Anderson stood at an ideal height with balanced body weight. His ethnic background was probably one of the reasons for his bold and extremely attractive personality. Kyle had a bald head with a brown beard and dark brown eyes color. He was average by body build.