Clinical Clayton clinches his third title of 2021

Jonny Clayton continued his blistering start to 2021 by claiming a second Players Championship title of the year on Thursday, defeating UK Open champion James Wade 8-5 in the final on day three of PDC Super Series 2.

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Ratajski and Dolan seal Players Championship titles!

Krzysztof Ratajski and Brendan Dolan clinched Players Championship titles on a weekend that featured a host of big-name absentees in Hildesheim.

Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and James Wade all sat out this weekend’s double-header in Germany, leaving World Matchplay finalist Michael Smith as the solitary top eight representative in action.

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Wade & Clayton seal Players Championship titles!

James Wade and Jonny Clayton sealed Players Championship glory on another eventful weekend of Pro Tour action at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Four of the world’s top seven were absent this weekend, with Michael van Gerwen joined on the sidelines by Daryl Gurney, Gary Anderson and Gerwyn Price. Meanwhile, 2018 world champion Rob Cross pulled out of Sunday’s event due to illness.

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Van de Pas storms to Players Championship Nine glory with 111 average!

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Benito van de Pas won his second Pro Tour title of the year with a stunning 6-0 whitewash victory over Joe Cullen in the final of Players Championship Nine at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on Sunday afternoon.

Van de Pas enjoyed a fine day at the Ricoh, reaching his third Pro Tour final of the year and averaging 111 in Sunday’s curtain-raiser. Cullen averaged an impressive 102.38, but he wasn’t given a sniff. Benito kicked off proceedings with victory over his fellow Dutchman Christian Kist, before easing past Andy Boulton 6-2.

‘Big Ben’ then breezed through to the quarter-finals, dropping just one leg against Nathan Aspinall and Jason Wilson respectively. Van de Pas later defeated Justin Pipe 6-3 in the last eight, after Pipe had previously seen off Stephen Bunting and Chris Dobey.

Van de Pas then romped into the final after dismantling Darren Webster 6-1. Webster had claimed a series of creditable scalps throughout the afternoon, beating Kyle Anderson, Kevin Painter, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Mark Walsh and Alan Norris. Nevertheless, his fine run was ended by the 23-year-old Dutchman in the last four. Continue reading “Van de Pas storms to Players Championship Nine glory with 111 average!”

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