Andrew Gilding
Birthday: 7. December 1970
Lives in: Bungay, England
Born in: Ipswich, England
Nickname Goldfinger
Darts: 25g Cosmo Darts
Walk-On-Music: Gold (Spandau Ballett)
Organisation: PDC

Andrew Gilding played from 2010 - 2011 on the BDIO Circuit and reached in 2011 the last 16 of the Winmau World Masters. In the same year he qualified or the UK Open as a pub qualifier and played himself under the last 32. From 2012 he started to play on the PDC circuit with his best result the quarterfinals of an UK Open qualifier. In 2013 he stood in the semi-finals of a Players Championship but lost his Tour Card end of the year.
So in 2014 he had to take part in qualifying School and again got a two year Tour Card. He reached the final of an UK Open qualifier and the final of a Players Championship and qualified for the World Matchplay by the Pro Tour Order of Merit but lost first round. He qualified as well for the PDC World Championship 2015 but had no chance against Robert Thornton in his first round match. In 2015 he played himself into the semi-finals of the UK Open where he lost to Michael van Gerwen. He was qualified again for the PDC World Championship 2016 and reached the second round but his best result 2016 was a semi-final on the Pro Tour. Nevertheless he managed to qualify for the PDC World Championship and won against John Henderson in the first round. He lost second round against Gary Anderson. The following years were without success for Gilding and he lost his Tour Card end of 2018. For two years he played on the Challenge Tour before in Qualifying School 2021 he finally managed to win his Tour Card back. He strated with some good results on the Pro Tour in the year 2023. But it was nevertheless a surprise when Gilding won the UK Open 2023, his first Major, beating Michael van Gerwen in the close final.

Major Tournaments
PDC World ChampionshipSecond Round2016, 2017, 2023
World MatchplayFirst Round 2022
World Grand PrixLast 162014
UK OpenWinner2023
European ChampionshipFirst Round2022
Players Championship FinalsFirst Round2018

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