Dimitri van den Bergh won the 2022 Viaplay Nordic Darts Masters from Copenhagen on Saturday night.
Dimitri Van den Bergh produced a series of superb displays to clinch his first World Series title at the Viaplay Nordic Darts Masters, defeating Gary Anderson 11-5 in Saturday’s showpiece in Copenhagen.
Featuring in just his eighth World Series event, Van den Bergh emerged victorious to scoop the £20,000 top prize, securing his second senior televised title in the process. The Belgian toppled Anderson to claim his maiden TV ranking crown at the 2020 World Matchplay, and repeated the feat on Danish soil to deny the Scot a seventh World Series triumph.
The world number nine capitalised on a nightmare start from Anderson to establish an almost unassailable 8-0 advantage, and though Anderson rallied, he was unable to complete an extraordinary comeback.
Van den Bergh fired in legs of 12 and 13 darts to seize the early initiative, and a stunning 130 finish in leg five continued the procession. Anderson’s woes on the outer ring persisted as the Belgian extended his cushion, but the Scot suddenly sparked into life, reeling off four legs of his own to halve the deficit.
Van den Bergh moved to the brink of victory at 10-4 with clinical 86 and 72 combinations, only to spurn three match darts in leg 15, gifting Anderson a temporary reprieve. However, the 27-year-old made no mistake moments later, following up a fourth 180 with a 14-darter to seal the deal.
2022 World Series of Darts
Nordic Darts Masters
Saturday June 11th
Afternoon Session (1300 local time)
Gerwyn Price 5-10 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael Smith 10-6 Fallon Sherrock
Michael van Gerwen 4-10 James Wade
Peter Wright 4-10 Gary Anderson
Evening Session (2000 local time)
Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-11 Michael Smith
James Wade 7-11 Gary Anderson
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-5 Gary Anderson
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-0 Benjamin Drue Reus
Gary Anderson 6-5 Daniel Larsson
James Wade 6-3 Madars Razma
Fallon Sherrock 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Brian Løkken
Michael Smith 6-2 Vladimir Andersen
Peter Wright 6-0 Matthías Örn Fridriksson
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Marko Kantele