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Van Gerwen wins world title

first_imgThe world No 1 produced another blistering display of high-scoring in a dominant victory over two-time defending champion Anderson, whose hopes of a famous hat-trick were crushed by Van Gerwen.Both men shared a total of 42 180s, which was a record for maximums hit in any match, and Van Gerwen would end with an average of 107.79 after securing the Sid Waddell Trophy.The Dutchman reeled off the opening set in a blur of green, pinning the bullseye for a 122 finish in the very first leg, and would open an early lead with a composed 36 checkout.But Anderson had expertly held his nerve in the previous two finals and applied the brakes to ‘The Green Machine’ by finding double 20 to level the match.The first break would come in the following set, with Anderson hitting tops again with arrow-like accuracy, and he pinched the third set on double 12 after more stray darts from Van Gerwen.There would be a furious response from Van Gerwen in the following set as he traded more legs with the Scotsman before levelling the match 2-2 on a decisive 86 checkout.Both players were scoring freely in a high quality contest, but Van Gerwen’s deadly accuracy at the doubles was keeping Anderson at arm’s length and he opened a 4-2 lead with a succession of legs.Anderson’s crown was slipping from his grasp while he lost 12 of 13 legs and Van Gerwen pulled 5-2 ahead following a 125 finish.  There would be no respite for the Scot in the next set, with Van Gerwen firing out a 100 checkout to leave himself within touching distance of the trophy.The interference of an intruder on stage briefly seemed to break Van Gerwen’s concentration in the ninth set and Anderson extended his reign a little longer.But Van Gerwen would end his three-year wait for another world title by hitting the bull to seal a superb victory.last_img read more

Princess launches Bon Voyage initiative in Australia

first_imgPrincess Cruises CEO Alan Buckelew at the 2010 Partnership Summit announced it will launch their “Bon Voyage Experience” in Australia allowing friends of passengers a taste of cruising, after proving successful in its initial roll out in North America. The program to be launched on May 21, will allow family and friends of passengers embarking on a cruise from both Sydney and Melbourne to bid farewell to them in true cruising spirit, which for only $49 per person, visitors will enjoy a four course dining room lunch, a ship tour, and also take home a souvenir photo.Visitors participating in the Bon Voyage Experience will undergo the same security screening procedures as regular passengers.There will be a limit of maximum 50 guests able to enjoy the Bon Voyage Experience on any given embarkation day. For more information visit www.completecruisesolution.com.au Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Princess Cruises Exec VP, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service Jan Swartz with CEO & President, Alan Buckelewlast_img read more