Players Championship 1 & 2 Entries!

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The entries have been confirmed for the year’s first two Players Championship events which will take place at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday 25th February and Sunday 26th February.

The 128-player tournaments will see PDC Tour Card Holders and PDPA Associate Members competing across the weekend, featuring 32 top seeds from the Pro Tour Order of Merit. There will be live coverage from two streaming boards across both days, with all games being the best of eleven legs.

The most high-profile absentee from next weekend’s action will be world champion Michael van Gerwen. The world number one suggested earlier this year that he would scale down his Pro Tour commitments due to the forthcoming birth of his first child with his wife Daphne.

Phil Taylor and Terry Jenkins will also not feature at the Barnsley Metrodome, although this is of no surprise. Taylor will no longer compete on the Pro Tour ahead of his planned retirement in January 2018, whilst Jenkins himself has claimed that he is ‘semi-retired’, and will focus solely on major TV tournaments that he has already qualified for.

However, a host of other big names will be competing for the right to win the opening Players Championship events in 2017. World number two Gary Anderson will be present, along with his compatriot Peter Wright, fresh from his hat-trick of UK Open qualifier victories over the past fortnight.

Simon Whitlock will also be aiming to continue his magnificent floor form. ‘The Wizard’ won two of the six UK Open qualifiers in Wigan and has now won four Pro Tour titles in as many months.

Five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld will also feature in Barnsley. Van Barneveld confirmed that he will compete far more frequently on the Pro Tour in 2017 in a bid to climb the world rankings, and he’ll be joined by fellow Premier League stars James Wade, Adrian Lewis, Dave Chisnall, Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts.

Benito van de Pas and Ian White, both of whom claimed a trio of Players Championship victories in 2016, will be hoping to replicate that success this year. Elsewhere, world number eight Mensur Suljovic is expected to make his first Pro Tour appearance of the season after missing the UK Open qualifiers due to personal reasons.

Welsh number one Gerwyn Price and three-time world champion John Part have opted not to compete in Barnsley next weekend. Meanwhile, other tour-card holders skipping the opening double-header include John Michael, Madars Razma, Dick van Dijk, Ross Smith, Royden Lam and Kim Viljanen. The full list of entrants can be viewed below.

Players Championship One
Saturday February 25, Barnsley Metrodome

Antonio Alcinas
Kyle Anderson
Gary Anderson
Jamie Bain
Mark Barilli
Ronnie Baxter
Steve Beaton
Andy Boulton
John Bowles
Darron Brown
Jim Brown
Keegan Brown
Lee Bryant
Stephen Bunting
Richie Burnett
Stephen Burton
Ray Campbell
Jamie Caven
Dave Chisnall
Matt Clark
Jonny Clayton
Richie Corner
Rob Cross
Joe Cullen
Scott Darbyshire
Mike De Decker
Jeffrey de Graaf
Bryan de Hoog
Jeffrey de Zwaan
Jan Dekker
Matthew Dennant
Chris Dobey
Brendan Dolan
Matthew Edgar
Ritchie Edhouse
Ricky Evans
Ted Evetts
Andrew Gilding
Robbie Green
Shaun Griffiths
Sven Groen
Daryl Gurney
Andy Hamilton
Paul Harvey
John Henderson
Jimmy Hendriks
Steve Hine
Max Hopp
Peter Hudson
Adam Hunt
Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
Peter Jacques
Andy Jenkins
Prakash Jiwa
Darren Johnson
Wayne Jones
Vincent Kamphuis
Stuart Kellett
Mervyn King
Aden Kirk
Christian Kist
Jelle Klaasen
Maik Langendorf
Steve Lennon
Zoran Lerchbacher
Adrian Lewis
Jamie Lewis
Mickey Mansell
Mick McGowan
Yordi Meeuwisse
Ryan Meikle
Ron Meulenkamp
Joe Murnan
Tony Newell
Wes Newton
Paul Nicholson
John Norman
Alan Norris
Richard North
William O’Connor
Robert Owen
Kevin Painter
David Pallett
Ryan Palmer
Andy Parsons
Josh Payne
Devon Petersen
Justin Pipe
Diogo Portela
Simon Preston
Chris Quantock
Cristo Reyes
James Richardson
Harry Robinson
Rowby-John Rodriguez
Paul Rowley
Martin Schindler
Ryan Searle
Kirk Shepherd
Michael Smith
Dennis Smith
Simon Stevenson
Mensur Suljovic
Scott Taylor
Terry Temple
Robert Thornton
Mick Todd
Ross Twell
Raymond van Barneveld
Benito van de Pas
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Vincent van der Voort
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Berry van Peer
James Wade
Mark Walsh
Jermaine Wattimena
Darren Webster
Mark Webster
Steve West
Ian White
Simon Whitlock
Ricky Williams
James Wilson
Brian Woods
Jonathan Worsley
Peter Wright

Players Championship Two
Sunday February 26, Barnsley Metrodome

Antonio Alcinas
Kyle Anderson
Gary Anderson
Jamie Bain
Mark Barilli
Ronnie Baxter
Steve Beaton
Andy Boulton
John Bowles
Darron Brown
Jim Brown
Keegan Brown
Lee Bryant
Stephen Bunting
Richie Burnett
Stephen Burton
Ray Campbell
Jamie Caven
Dave Chisnall
Matt Clark
Jonny Clayton
Richie Corner
Rob Cross
Joe Cullen
Scott Darbyshire
Mike De Decker
Jeffrey de Graaf
Bryan de Hoog
Jeffrey de Zwaan
Jan Dekker
Matthew Dennant
Chris Dobey
Brendan Dolan
Matthew Edgar
Ritchie Edhouse
Ricky Evans
Ted Evetts
Andrew Gilding
Robbie Green
Shaun Griffiths
Sven Groen
Daryl Gurney
Andy Hamilton
Paul Harvey
John Henderson
Jimmy Hendriks
Steve Hine
Max Hopp
Peter Hudson
Adam Hunt
Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
Peter Jacques
Andy Jenkins
Prakash Jiwa
Darren Johnson
Wayne Jones
Vincent Kamphuis
Stuart Kellett
Mervyn King
Aden Kirk
Christian Kist
Jelle Klaasen
Maik Langendorf
Steve Lennon
Zoran Lerchbacher
Adrian Lewis
Jamie Lewis
Mickey Mansell
Mick McGowan
Yordi Meeuwisse
Ryan Meikle
Ron Meulenkamp
Joe Murnan
Tony Newell
Wes Newton
Paul Nicholson
John Norman
Alan Norris
Richard North
William O’Connor
Robert Owen
Kevin Painter
David Pallett
Ryan Palmer
Andy Parsons
Josh Payne
Devon Petersen
Justin Pipe
Diogo Portela
Simon Preston
Chris Quantock
Cristo Reyes
James Richardson
Harry Robinson
Rowby-John Rodriguez
Paul Rowley
Martin Schindler
Ryan Searle
Kirk Shepherd
Michael Smith
Dennis Smith
Simon Stevenson
Mensur Suljovic
Scott Taylor
Terry Temple
Robert Thornton
Mick Todd
Ross Twell
Raymond van Barneveld
Benito van de Pas
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Vincent van der Voort
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Berry van Peer
James Wade
Mark Walsh
Jermaine Wattimena
Darren Webster
Mark Webster
Steve West
Ian White
Simon Whitlock
Ricky Williams
James Wilson
Brian Woods
Jonathan Worsley
Peter Wright

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