This may be his first appearance in a major ranking event, but we’ve already seen plenty to suggest that 21-year-old darting sensation, Corey Cadby, can one day lift the famous Sid Waddell Trophy.
The Tazmania-born thrower, nicknamed ‘The King’, will take to the Ally Pally oche for the first ever time this evening in his Preliminary Round tie with Qiang Sun. And it says a lot about Cadby that he’s a staggering 1/14 to win that and set up a clash with Joe Cullen.
On the whole, it’s been a great 12 months for Cadby, who made headlines in August after defeating 16-time world champ Phil Taylor 6-2 in legs at the Perth Masters, before breezing through the PDC World Youth Championship, beating Dutch prospect, Berry van Peer, 6-2 in the final last month.
The last three winners of that competition are now in the PDC Order of Merit’s Top 40, including world number 11, Michael Smith.
And winning trophies is fast becoming a habit The King can’t seem to shake, with no less than 11 titles to his name in 2016.
He may be top of the Dartplayers Australia rankings, but it’s time for Cadby to take his game to the next level.
While it’s unlikely that this’ll be his year (he’s 150/1 to win the tournament), we certainly think there’s some value in the 3/1 on him becoming a world champ before 2035.
Speaking to PDC.TV earlier this month, Cadby said a move to the UK in the next year would be on the cards in order to climb up the rankings.
He still has a lot to learn in the game, and he’ll admit that. But the precocious talent certainly isn’t lacking in the confidence department.
We’ll end this one with a quote from the man himself, when asked how good he thinks he can be.
“I’m gonna be the best. That’s it. There’s no point playing if I’m not gonna be the best.”
Big words, but Cadby certainly has the potential to back them up, and we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on him in the next few months.
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