Van Gerwen and Anderson to miss Players Championship 5 & 6!

Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will both be absent from Players Championship 5 & 6 at the Barnsley Metrodome this weekend, after the entries for the third ProTour double-header of the year were confirmed on Monday afternoon.

The field of PDC Tour Card Holders is complemented by PDPA Associate Members to complete the 128 competitors in each £75,000 tournament. World number one Michael van Gerwen has won two of the opening four events, with Dave Chisnall scooping Players Championship 2 and Glen Durrant sealing his maiden PDC title at Players Championship 4.

Nevertheless, Van Gerwen is one of four Tour Card holders who will be absent on both days in Barnsley this weekend. Elsewhere, two-time world champion Gary Anderson remains sidelined due to the back injury that saw him withdraw from the Premier League and he faces a race to be fit for his UK Open title defence in March.

UK Open finalist Corey Cadby remains absent as his visa issues are yet to be resolved, whilst former Lakeside world champion Christian Kist – who has suffered well-documented injury problems over the last 18 months – also misses out.

Van Gerwen, Anderson, Cadby and Kist will be replaced by the top four players on the Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit, Ritchie Edhouse, Boris Koltsov, Stephen Burton and Shaun Carroll.

Simon Whitlock has endured a nightmare start to 2019, following up opening-round exits at the World Championship and the Masters by failing to register a win in any of the opening four Pro Tour events. ‘The Wizard’ will be absent from Players Championship 5 on Saturday, where he’ll be replaced by Dave Prins – ranked fifth on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.

Five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld returns to Pro Tour action after missing last weekend’s double-header, whilst Ian White, who reached the final of Players Championship 3 on Saturday, will be the top seed in Van Gerwen’s absence. The entries for this weekend’s double-header can be viewed below.

Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Players Championship 5
Saturday February 23

Toni Alcinas
Kyle Anderson
Nathan Aspinall
Jamie Bain
Scott Baker
Michael Barnard
Barrie Bates
Steve Beaton
Andy Boulton
Bradley Brooks
Keegan Brown
Christian Bunse
Stephen Bunting
Kevin Burness
Stephen Burton
Gavin Carlin
Shaun Carroll
Dave Chisnall
Matt Clark
Jonny Clayton
Gabriel Clemens
Rob Cross
Joe Cullen
Jeffrey De Zwaan
Jan Dekker
Nathan Derry
Chris Dobey
Brendan Dolan
Eddie Dootson
Mark Dudbridge
Glen Durrant
Gary Eastwood
Matthew Edgar
Ritchie Edhouse
Ricky Evans
Ted Evetts
John Goldie
Adrian Gray
Daryl Gurney
Ryan Harrington
John Henderson
Max Hopp
Peter Hudson
Jamie Hughes
Luke Humphries
Adam Hunt
Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
Wayne Jones
Ryan Joyce
Jose Justicia
Vincent Kamphuis
Tytus Kanik
Marko Kantele
George Killington
Mervyn King
Jelle Klaasen
Boris Koltsov
Maik Kuivenhoven
Darius Labanauskas
Steve Lennon
Zoran Lerchbacher
Adrian Lewis
Jamie Lewis
Mickey Mansell
Robert Marijanovic
Mark McGeeney
Yordi Meeuwisse
Ryan Meikle
Ron Meulenkamp
John Michael
Arron Monk
Joe Murnan
Dawson Murschell
Geert Nentjes
Tony Newell
Danny Noppert
Alan Norris
Richard North
William O’Connor
Jose Augusto Olivera De Sousa
Robert Owen
David Pallett
Josh Payne
Devon Petersen
Justin Pipe
Gerwyn Price
Dave Prins
Krzysztof Ratajski
Madars Razma
Cristo Reyes
James Richardson
Mario Robbe
Reece Robinson
Rowby-John Rodriguez
Martin Schindler
Ryan Searle
Kirk Shepherd
Michael Smith
Ross Smith
Simon Stevenson
Mensur Suljovic
Alan Tabern
Terry Temple
Robert Thornton
Davy Van Baelen
Raymond van Barneveld
Benito van de Pas
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Vincent Van der Meer
Vincent van der Voort
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Mike van Duivenbode
James Wade
Harry Ward
Jermaine Wattimena
Darren Webster
Mark Webster
Steve West
Ian White
Conan Whitehead
Carl Wilkinson
James Wilson
Mark Wilson
Luke Woodhouse
Jonathan Worsley
Peter Wright
Niels Zonneveld

Players Championship 6
Sunday February 24

Toni Alcinas
Kyle Anderson
Nathan Aspinall
Jamie Bain
Scott Baker
Michael Barnard
Barrie Bates
Steve Beaton
Andy Boulton
Bradley Brooks
Keegan Brown
Christian Bunse
Stephen Bunting
Kevin Burness
Stephen Burton
Gavin Carlin
Shaun Carroll
Dave Chisnall
Matt Clark
Jonny Clayton
Gabriel Clemens
Rob Cross
Joe Cullen
Jose De Sousa
Jeffrey De Zwaan
Jan Dekker
Nathan Derry
Chris Dobey
Brendan Dolan
Eddie Dootson
Mark Dudbridge
Glen Durrant
Gary Eastwood
Matthew Edgar
Ritchie Edhouse
Ricky Evans
Ted Evetts
John Goldie
Adrian Gray
Daryl Gurney
Ryan Harrington
John Henderson
Max Hopp
Peter Hudson
Jamie Hughes
Luke Humphries
Adam Hunt
Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
Wayne Jones
Ryan Joyce
Jose Justicia
Vincent Kamphuis
Tytus Kanik
Marko Kantele
George Killington
Mervyn King
Jelle Klaasen
Boris Koltsov
Maik Kuivenhoven
Darius Labanauskas
Steve Lennon
Zoran Lerchbacher
Adrian Lewis
Jamie Lewis
Mickey Mansell
Robert Marijanovic
Mark McGeeney
Yordi Meeuwisse
Ryan Meikle
Ron Meulenkamp
John Michael
Arron Monk
Joe Murnan
Dawson Murschell
Geert Nentjes
Tony Newell
Danny Noppert
Alan Norris
Richard North
William O’Connor
Robert Owen
David Pallett
Josh Payne
Devon Petersen
Justin Pipe
Gerwyn Price
Krzysztof Ratajski
Madars Razma
Cristo Reyes
James Richardson
Mario Robbe
Reece Robinson
Rowby-John Rodriguez
Martin Schindler
Ryan Searle
Kirk Shepherd
Michael Smith
Ross Smith
Simon Stevenson
Mensur Suljovic
Alan Tabern
Terry Temple
Robert Thornton
Davy Van Baelen
Raymond van Barneveld
Benito van de Pas
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Vincent Van der Meer
Vincent van der Voort
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Mike van Duivenbode
James Wade
Harry Ward
Jermaine Wattimena
Darren Webster
Mark Webster
Steve West
Ian White
Conan Whitehead
Simon Whitlock
Carl Wilkinson
James Wilson
Mark Wilson
Luke Woodhouse
Jonathan Worsley
Peter Wright
Niels Zonneveld

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