Gary Anderson like many is in lockdown and spoke in a recent interview about how he is filling his time which has included home-schooling and of course playing in the PDC Home Tour which he came through last week.

“I’ve had a few throws since Barnsley. Home teaching takes up all my time. Schools have been great, they’ve been sending plenty of stuff through. Rachel (his partner) deals with more than I do because I’ve got patience to last about five minutes,” said Anderson in an interview with Phill Barrs.

Anderson spoke also his form pre-lockdown and said that as usual for him it’s all about translating the form he shows in practice into matches.

“It was starting to come good, it was getting better. Practising honestly fantastic, as soon as Dan (Dawson) said game on, it was back to the old scenario, same old rubbish. I reckon it’s going to be a couple of months till we get back on tour at least.”

World Matchplay fears and tournaments restarting

Being a former champion at the World Matchplay, ‘The Flying Scotsman’ admitted a lot of factors have to be considered; in addition while he echoed an idea previously evoked by Gerwyn Price about potentially playing constant ProTour, he isn’t 100% optimistic on the season returning.

“I don’t know if it can run at all. They tell you that you have to stay away from people but you’re up in Blackpool, staying in the hotels. I’m just going to wait until we get the all clear,” he continued.

“If they can get the venues for the floor tournaments at weekends, if we’re seven weeks behind on the ProTour we could actually go and have a week in Barnsley. We could play for the seven or eight days that we need to catch up on. I think this year will just be written off to be honest.”

Face masks adorning the logos of the two time World Champion have also been released with money going to the NHS.

“Hopefully a load of folk will buy them and make loads of money and we can pass that on the NHS, because they’ve been brilliant.”

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Author: Samuel Gill