Callan Rydz recovered from 3-0 adrift to deny Gabriel Clemens a first PDC ranking title, defeating ‘The German Giant’ 8-6 in the final of Players Championship 25 in Barnsley on Wednesday, to clinch his second Pro Tour crown of 2021.Continue reading “Rydz runs riot to claim second Players Championship crown”
Gerwyn Price clinched his first title as World Champion by defeating Luke Humphries 8-5 in Wednesday’s Players Championship Six final in Milton Keynes.Continue reading “Irrepressible Price clinches first title as world champion”
Nathan Aspinall maintained his superb start to 2020 to clinch Players Championship Seven glory with a convincing 8-4 win over former World Grand Prix finalist Brendan Dolan in Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.Continue reading “Aspinall eases past MvG en route to fifth PDC title”
Ryan Searle defeated four Premier League stars en route to winning his first PDC ranking title on Saturday afternoon in Wigan, prevailing at Players Championship Three courtesy of a dramatic 8-6 win over Michael van Gerwen.Continue reading “Super Searle stuns Van Gerwen to win first PDC title”
Mensur Suljovic won Players Championship 26 with a thrilling 8-7 victory over Ian White, despite ‘The Diamond’ averaging 107 and landing a nine-dart finish on a dramatic Sunday afternoon at the Barnsley Metrodome.Continue reading “Super Suljovic denies nine-dart White at PC26!”
James Wade secured his fifth PDC ranking title of 2019 with an 8-6 victory over Dave Chisnall in Players Championship 24 at the Barnsley Metrodome on Wednesday afternoon.Continue reading “Fantastic five for Wade in Barnsley!”
James Wade claimed a third PDC title in the space of eight days after completing a memorable Players Championship double on a thrilling weekend of darts in Barnsley.
Prior to this month, ‘The Machine’ hadn’t won a Players Championship event since July 2015, but the nine-time major winner claimed Players Championship 11 & 12 glory to secure his third floor title in four events.Continue reading “Double delight for Wade in Barnsley!”
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. Continue reading “Van Gerwen and Anderson to miss Players Championship 5 & 6!”
Michael van Gerwen has branded Mervyn King as ‘a disgrace to darts’ following their bizarre semi-final tussle at Players Championship 3 at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “Van Gerwen labels King ‘a disgrace’ after Players Championship tussle!”
Krzysztof Ratajski incredibly made it back-to-back PDC title victories with a 6-4 triumph over Adrian Lewis in the final of Players Championship 22 at the Barnsley Metrodome on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Double Delight for Ratajski in Barnsley!”
Krzysztof Ratajski claimed his second PDC Pro Tour title of 2018 and a first Players Championship crown with a 6-2 victory over Chris Dobey at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “Comeback King Ratajski seals second PDC title!”
Raymond van Barneveld will make his return to the Pro Tour circuit next week, as the Players Championship heads to Dublin ahead of the Unibet World Grand Prix. Continue reading “Van Barneveld set for Pro Tour return!”
The entries for this weekend’s Players Championship double-header in Wigan have been confirmed, but there are a few notable absentees. Continue reading “Players Championship 9 & 10: Entries confirmed!”
Mickey Mansell claimed his maiden PDC title after defeating two-time world champion Adrian Lewis 6-4 in the final of Players Championship Eight at the Barnsley Metrodome on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Players Championship Eight Report!”
World number one Michael van Gerwen will be the big-name absentee from this weekend’s Players Championship double-header in Barnsley, following his back-to-back European Tour triumphs over the last fortnight. Continue reading “Van Gerwen, Suljovic & Cadby to miss Players Championship double-header!”
Michael van Gerwen has returned to the top of the Players Championship Order of Merit after clinching his third Players Championship title of the season in Milton Keynes over the weekend. Continue reading “Players Championship Order of Merit Update!”
Ian White clinched his first PDC title for over 18 months after claiming a dramatic deciding-leg victory over Dave Chisnall at Players Championship Six in Milton Keynes on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Players Championship Six Report & Results!”
Michael van Gerwen clinched his third Players Championship title of the year after defying a 109.62 average from Chris Dobey to triumph on a thrilling day of action in Milton Keynes on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “Players Championship Five Report!”
Gary Anderson leads the way on the Players Championship Order of Merit after completing a magnificent double in Barnsley over the weekend. ‘The Flying Scotsman’, who clinched the UK Open title just over a week ago, defeated Peter Wright and Jeffrey de Zwaan in the respective finals to take his tally of titles in 2018 to four. Continue reading “Players Championship Order of Merit Update!”
Jonny Clayton clinched his first PDC title with a spectacular 6-1 victory over former BDO number one James Wilson in the final Players Championship event of the year at the Barnsley Metrodome on Wednesday evening. Continue reading “Players Championship 22 Report!”
Rob Cross’ incredible debut season in the PDC continued as he defeated world number five Adrian Lewis to clinch his fourth Players Championship title of the year at the Barnsley Metrodome on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading “Players Championship 21 Report & Results!”
Gary Anderson defeated nine-dart hero Peter Wright to clinch his second Players Championship title of the year at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan on Sunday afternoon. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ defeated his fellow Scot in the final of Players Championship Two last month and replicated the feat in emphatic style. Continue reading “Anderson denies Nine-dart Wright in Wigan!”
Daryl Gurney has leapfrogged world number one Michael van Gerwen to top the Players Championship Order of Merit, after enjoying the best weekend of his darting career in Barnsley. ‘Super-Chin’ won his maiden PDC title at Players Championship Seven on Saturday, before losing out in the final of Sunday’s event to Joe Cullen. Continue reading “Players Championship Order of Merit Update!”
Daryl Gurney clinched his maiden PDC title with a brilliant victory over Kim Huybrechts in Players Championship Seven at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday afternoon. ‘Super-Chin’ produced a string of stunning displays to scoop the £10,000 winner’s cheque and become the seventh different Players Championship winner this year. Continue reading “Players Championship Seven Report!”
The entries for this weekend’s Players Championship double-header in Barnsley have been confirmed, although there are set to be a few big-name absentees; most notably the world’s top two players. Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will both miss this weekend’s action, as they’re competing in an exhibition in Edinburgh on Saturday. Continue reading “Big names absent for Players Championships 7 & 8!”
Michael van Gerwen returned to winning ways on the PDC Pro Tour, after thrashing his old adversary Peter Wright to win Players Championship Six at the Arena MK in Milton Keynes on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Players Championship Six Report!”
Two-time world champion Gary Anderson remains top of the Players Championship Order of Merit after the second double-header which took place at the Barnsley Metrodome over the weekend. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ was knocked out in round-three by Daryl Gurney on Saturday, before succumbing to eventual winner Simon Whitlock on Sunday. Continue reading “Players Championship Order of Merit Update!”
Simon Whitlock won his third Pro Tour title of the year with victory over the giant-killing Darren Johnson, on a cracking day of action at Players Championship Four at the Barnsley Metrodome on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Players Championship Four: Report & Results!”
Rob Cross won his maiden PDC Pro Tour title with a dramatic deciding-leg victory over Mervyn King in the final of Players Championship Three at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “Players Championship Three: Report & Results!”
Gary Anderson clinched his first title of the year with a magnificent victory over his compatriot Peter Wright in the second Players Championship event at the Barnsley Metrodome on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Anderson averages 115.15 to stun Snakebite and win Players Championship Two!”
Alan Norris claimed the opening Players Championship event of the year after defeating inspired debutant Peter Jacques at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday afternoon. Norris performed superbly throughout the day; dropping just 14 legs en route to scooping the £10,000 winner’s cheque and securing his second Players Championship title. Continue reading “Players Championship One Report!”
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. Continue reading “Players Championship 1 & 2 Entries!”
Benito van de Pas clinched his third Players Championship title of the year with a comprehensive 6-1 victory over Dave Chisnall in the final Pro Tour event of 2016 at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday afternoon.
The 23-year-old Dutchman, who broke into the world’s top 16 earlier this year, capitalised on an error-strewn display from Chisnall to scoop the £10,000 winner’s cheque, whilst also securing second spot on the final Players Championship Order of Merit.
Van de Pas opened his account in Saturday’s final with a solid 16-dart hold on tops, but Chisnall fired back by pinning D10, having missed tops for a 160 checkout in the preceding visit. However, the Dutchman regained his lead in leg three, kicking off the leg with a magnificent 177, before converting D16 for a classy 13-dart leg.
Nevertheless, the fourth leg saw farcical finishing from both players. Chizzy spurned an incredible ELEVEN darts at double to restore parity, and after missing 8 darts at double, Van de Pas eventually hit D1 to secure an important break. Continue reading “Van de Pas demolishes Chisnall to win Players Championship 20!”
The entries for next week’s Players Championship triple-header at the Barnsley Metrodome have been confirmed. The triple-header will take place during midweek, from September 20th-22nd, ahead of the inaugural staging of the Champions League of Darts, which will be the PDC’s first ever tournament televised on the BBC.
The Champions League of Darts, which takes place in Cardiff from September 24-25, sees the world’s top eight players compete in a round-robin format, with two groups of four, where the top two players from each group progress to the semi-finals.
World number one Michael van Gerwen will be present in Barnsley, as will 16-time world champion Phil Taylor. Nevertheless, world champion Gary Anderson has opted not to compete, as he prepares for the PDC’s inaugural competition in Cardiff.
James Wade won’t be competing in Players Championship 14, but he will be in action on the following two days, whereas Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis have chosen not to enter Players Championship 16. The other Champions League of Darts participants- Peter Wright, Robert Thornton & Michael Smith, will compete in all three events.
Elsewhere, five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld will be making his return to Pro Tour action, and he will be joined by his trio of Dutch proteges; Jeffrey de Zwaan, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Mike Zuydwijk.
The world’s top three players will not be competing in this weekend’s Players Championship double-header in Barnsley. Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor have all opted to take the weekend off and focus on the Premier League, with just under three weeks until final’s night at the O2 Arena on May 19th.
In addition to this, five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld will also not be present at the Barnsley Metrodome. Van Barneveld, who was also absent for the triple-header in Barnsley three weeks ago, is opting to focus primarily on major TV tournaments, rather than Pro Tour events in 2016.
As a consequence, Adrian Lewis will be the highest ranked player competing this weekend, and he’ll be joined by his fellow Premier League stars James Wade, Peter Wright and Robert Thornton.
However, in Van Gerwen’s absence, Peter Wright will be the top seed, and he’ll be hoping to replicate his victory from the first Players Championship event of the year. Michael Smith will be the second seed, whilst Ian White and Benito van de Pas, who both tasted victory in the recent triple-header, will also be in action.
Alan Norris claimed his first ever PDC title at the Players Championship Event 18 in Dublin, but Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen both played a starring role at the Citywest, by hitting 9-darters earlier in the day.
However, Norris deserves the plaudits after a tournament victory that should secure his spot in the remaining majors of 2015. He has been plagued by inconsistency in his PDC career thus far, but he’s enjoyed a real upturn of form in recent months; recently reaching the quarter-finals of the European Darts Open in Dusseldorf.
However, he came through a field of high-quality players in Dublin this afternoon, and produced arguably his best performance in the final, where he dismantled Kim Huybrechts 6-1 with a stunning 108 average!
Terry Jenkins celebrated his 52nd birthday in fine style, as he beat Peter Wright 6-4 to win Players Championship 15 at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday.
Jenkins was in scintillating form in Saturday’s final, averaging 108 as he completely overpowered Snakebite to claim just his third PDC title since January 2009.
Australian ace Kyle Anderson recorded the highest ever average in darting history yesterday, in the fifth Players Championship event in Barnsley. Anderson despatched Terry Jenkins 6-1 courtesy of an astonishing 134.84 average, where he used just 77 darts to secure victory!