Pusey Better For Auckland Experience

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Pusey Better For Auckland Experience

TIM PUSEY believes he will benefit from the experience of his TV debut as he prepares for the Melbourne Darts Masters.

The 25-year-old from Perth made his first appearance on the big stage in last weekend's Auckland Darts Masters, having qualified through his form on the DartPlayers Australia circuit in 2018.

He initially fell into a 3-0 deficit against Gary Anderson before taking out finishes of 119 and 100 in hitting back, but lost out 6-3 to the World Matchplay.

Pusey will compete in this week's Melbourne Darts Masters and also at the inaugural Brisbane Darts Masters from August 17-19, and is hoping to use his Auckland experience to upset some of the sport's biggest names.

"I was really nervous, I got comfortable after the third leg," reflected Pusey, speaking to the DPA.

"I couldn't hear the crowd when I was playing, it was good. 

"It was fine once I got comfortable, so next time I will be able to do that from the first leg. I should be better."

The World Series tour continues with the Melbourne Darts Masters this weekend (August 10-12) at the Hisense Arena. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

The Brisbane Darts Masters will be held from August 17-19 at the BCEC. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Melbourne Darts MastersAugust 10-12, Hisense Arena, Melbourne, AustraliaCompeting PlayersPDC Representatives: 

Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld

Oceanic Representatives: Corey Cadby, Tim Pusey, Raymond Smith, Haupai Puha, Damon Heta, Mike Bonser, Ray O'Donnell, James Bailey

Brisbane Darts MastersAugust 17-19, BCEC, Brisbane, AustraliaCompeting PlayersPDC Representatives: 

Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld

Oceanic Representatives: Corey Cadby, Tim Pusey, Raymond Smith, Mark Cleaver, Damon Heta, Gordon Mathers, Barry Gardner, Justin Thompson

ARTICLE BY DAVE ALLEN