Corey 'King' Cadby crowned winner on Day 3 in Sydney

The second pro tour event of the season was held at the Blue Cattle Dog Hotel in St Clare, western Sydney, on Sunday and it proved to be another day of high class darts. In the end it was world youth champion Corey Cadby who came away with the full twenty points on offer but not before being put through the toughest of tests.
With just on 50 players in the event the group stages proved to be another test for all players and from it only the best survived. In the final 32 father played son when Steve Duke Snr defeated Jnr 4-2. Other players to progress included the likes of Jeremy Fagg, Tic Bridge, Cody Harris and John Weber.
With a very strong bottom half of the draw the round of 16 saw some tremendous action with Kevin Luland’s comeback win over young starlet Kalani Hillman the closest of the matches. A third day of Matthewson v Cadby was avoided when GG Mathers defeated Matthewson 6-3. The quarter final between Cadby and Mathers was a good affair with Cadby winning 6-4. In the other matches Tic Bridge overcame the timeless Duke Snr, John Weber defeated local entrant Kevin Luland and Cody Harris won 6-1 over Bill Aitken.
This set up a repeat of the final the previous night between Cadby and Harris and the match would live up to the night before plus more. In the first two legs the players checked out 62 (Harris) and 85 (Cadby) on throw before Cadby hit 180 and 177 for him to break the Kiwi’s throw but Harris was good enough to break straight back. He then consolidated the match by holding his throw. In the next leg Harris missed key shots at double to let Cadby off and the match was all tied up again. Cody sees Corey take to the oche in the next leg to chase down 121 but the Aussie misses and Harris converts 36 to lead 4-3. A maximum and a 140 gave Cadby the momentum in the next leg and he checked out 36 to tie it up again.
The next leg went to Harris who included a 180 to leave 20 to take the ninth leg. At 4-5 the leg of the night was played to that point. Cadby scored 140, 97 and 180 with Cody responding with 100, 140 and 95. Cadby set it up to leave tops but when he next visits he thinks it is in only to be left disappointed. It would not last long though as at the top of his next visit he took the leg. At 5-5 it was now or never and despite throwing first it was Harris under pressure with visits of 180, 128 and 177 (Harris himself got 139, 43, and 177.) Cadby hit the double eight with his tenth dart of the leg to make it through to the final. The match was one of the greats, every bit as good as last night’s semi-final between Cadby and Matthewson.
In the other match John Weber took an early break to be two up without reply. Tic Bridge got back into the match and at 4-1 down he converted successfully after Weber missed the bull. Weber then took the lead in the next leg and despite having some trouble hitting a double, he was soon 5-2 up and just a leg away from victory. Bridge was not going to give up easily and he soon had his third leg on the scorecard. Weber hits a 150 to leave just 24 on the board and he hits it to take out the win in the odd game of eleven.
So to the final where the new guard met the old guard and it was the new guard that won. Cadby started strongly in the opening leg but it was in the second leg, and against throw, that he nearly had a perfect leg. Cadby hit two 180s in a row, then the double 20 and double 19 before he hit nine chasing the double 12 needed for a nine darter. It took him two visits, but he made the most of his start to go two up. John Weber immediately broke back with a perfect start helping him but he could not hold his own throw in the next leg and surrendered the momentum he had gained immediately. With Weber on tops Cadby was able to get double 14 to go 4-1 up before he checked out 118 in the next leg which had been to that point all about Weber. With visits of 96, 100, 180, and 85 leaving tops it was Cadby who took the match out 6-1.
Afterwards Cadby was pleased to have improved on his loss in the final in Pro Tour event 1, “It was great to get over the disappointment of losing last night by winning tonight. I know the pressure is on myself to perform like last year and for me this was a great start.”
John Weber was philosophical, “After being out twelve months I did not expect to start so well this weekend. Across three events I have won a final, lost a semi final and lost a final, I have to be, and am, happy with that.”
Final
John Weber 1-6 Corey Cadby
Final 4
Tic Bridge 3-6 John Weber
Corey Cadby 6-5 Cody Harris
Final 8
Steve Duke Snr. 1-6 Tic Bridge
Kevin Luland 4-6 John Weber
Corey Cadby 6-4 Gordon Glen Mathers
Bill Aitken 1-6 Cody Harris
Final 16
Steve Duke Snr. 6-3 Jeremy Fagg
Tic Bridge 6-3 Aaron Petty
Kalani Hillman 5-6 Kevin Luland
John Weber 6-1 Dave Hanel
Corey Cadby 6-2 Jerry Weyman
Rhys Mathewson 3-6 Gordon Glen Mathers
John Bunyard 2-6 Bill Aitken
Cody Harris 6-1 Robbie King
Final 32
Steve Duke Snr. 4-2 Steve Duke Jnr
Harley Kemp 2-4 Jeremy Fagg
Tic Bridge 4-3 Dave Marland
Aaron Petty 4-3 Scott Johnson
Kalani Hillman 4-0 Glir Matteo
Kevin Luland 4-0 Tremaine Gallagher
John Weber 4-1 Liam Mclennan
Dave Hanel 4-3 Dwayne Seabourne
Corey Cadby 4-1 Matt Leahy
Jerry Weyman 4-0 Manny Kato
Rhys Mathewson 4-1 Daniel Sim
Lucas Cameron 1-4 Gordon Glen Mathers
John Bunyard 4-0 Dean Gibbs
Bill Aitken 4-2 John Griffiths
Cody Harris 4-0 Jason Stokes
Robbie King 4-2 Mike Bonser
Board 1
Matthew O’Neil
Dave Hanel
Mick Cohen
Manny Kato
John Bunyard
Clayton Collins
Daniel Sim
1st – John Bunyard
2nd – Dave Hanel
3rd – Manny Kato
4th – Daniel Sim
Board 2
Kayleigh Johnson
Kalani Hillman
Richard Barwell
Dwayne Seabourne
Nathan Walsh
Liam Mclennan
Lucas Cameron
1st – Kalani Hillman
2nd – Lucas Cameron
3rd – Dwayne Seabourne
4th – Liam Mclennan
Board 3
Matthew Leahy
Mike Bonser
Gerry Woods
Ronald Holmes
Harley Kemp
Steve Duke Snr.
1st – Steve Duke Snr.
2nd – Harley Kemp
3rd – Mike Bonser
4th – Matthew Leahy
Board 4
Cody Harris
Robbie King
John Griffiths
Dave Marland
Matthew Francois
Ash Britt
1st – Cody Harris
2nd – Robbie King
3rd – John Griffiths
4th – Dave Marland
Board 5
Corey Cadby
Gordon Glen Mathers
Jason Hobson
Aaron Petty
Glir Matteo
David Williams
1st – Corey Cadby
2nd – Aaron Petty
3rd – Gordon Glen Mathers
4th – Glir Matteo
Board 6
Steve Duke Jnr.
Scott Johnson
Paul Lease
Andrew Eagers
Kevin Luland
Tic Bridge
1st – Tic Bridge
2nd – Kevin Luland
3rd – Scott Jeremy
4th – Steve Duke Jnr.
Board 7
Bill Aitken
Cody King
Simon Farrell
Dean Gibbs
Jeremy Fagg
Rhys Matthewson
1st – Rhys Mathewson
2nd – Bill Aitken
3rd – Jeremy Fagg
4th – Dean Gibbs
Board 8
Tremaine Gallagher
Dave Henricks
Mark Taafe
Jerry Weyman
John Weber
Jason Stokes
1st – John Weber
2nd – Jerry Weyman
3rd – Tremaine Gallagher
4th – Jason Stokes
Players in Attendance – 61
Tremaine Gallagher
Clayton Collins
Ronald Holmes
Jeremy Fagg
Jason Stokes
Richard Barwell
Simon Farrell
Glir Matteo
Bill Aitken
Mike Bonser
Gerry Woods
Manny Kato
David Williams
Dave Marland
Andrew Eagers
Tic Bridge
Lucas Cameron
Cody Harris
Corey Cadby
Aaron Petty
Kevin Luland
Rhys Matthewson
Mick Cohan
Jason Hobson
Jerry Weyman
Dave Henricks
Cody King
Dwayne Seabourne
Steve Duke Snr.
Kayleigh Johnson
Ash Britt
Gordon Glen Mathers
Robbie King
Dean Gibbs
Harley Kemp
Matthew Francois
Daniel Sim
Dave Hanel
Matthew Leahy
John Griffiths
Nathan Walsh
John Bunyard
Mark Taafe
Liam McLennan
Scott Johnson
Kalani Hillman
Paul Lease
John Weber
Steve Duke Jnr.
Matthew O’Neil