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An incredible finish to the £460,000 tournament saw Gurney show incredible resilience as he fought back from 9-8 down to win the final three legs for one of the biggest wins of his career.


There were tears of joy for emotional Gurney, who clinched the £100,000 title with a spectacular 85 checkout on the bullseye to end Van Gerwen’s three-year reign as champion in the event.

Daryl Gurney, Michael van Gerwen (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

“I’m over the moon with that win, it means to much to me,” said former World Grand Prix champion Gurney.

“That was the best bullseye I’ve ever hit in my life, I was determined to make sure we didn’t go to a deciding leg and I was relieved to see it go in.

“I knew I was playing well, I was hitting everything in practice and after a sticky start I straightened up my throw and I grew in confidence from there.

“To win this tournament is an unbelievable feeling and I’m going to enjoy this moment.”

A tight opening to the final saw the first 12 legs all won on throw, before Van Gerwen took out 88 for a first break of the contest, only for a tenacious Gurney to break straight back.

World number one Van Gerwen broke throw once again to go 9-8 up, only for Gurney to show nerves of steel, taking out 88 in two darts to level at 9-9.

Gurney took out 32 to hold throw and go within a leg of the title, before a stunning 85 finish on the bull sealed a sensational win for the world number five.

Michael van Gerwen (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

For Van Gerwen it was a first televised ranking final defeat in 15 matches, but the Dutchman was keen to acknowledge the achievement of his rival.

“I think he played a phenomenal game,” said Van Gerwen, who avenged his Grand Slam of Darts loss to Gary Anderson in the semi-finals.

“To be fair I think I let myself down and Daryl punished me because my performance was not 100 percent.”

A dramatic day at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort had also seen Gurney overcome Chris Dobey and Danny Noppert to book his spot in a third TV final.

Van Gerwen and Anderson produced a thriller in the semi-finals, while Stephen Bunting, Jonny Clayton and Steve Lennon – on his 25th birthday – were knocked out alongside Dobey in the quarter-finals.

Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh also enjoyed success on the Minehead stage as he retained the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship title, defeating Martin Schindler 6-3 in the final.

Attention on the PDC circuit now switches to the build-up to the William Hill World Darts Championship, which will begin on December 13 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Sunday November 25th

Afternoon Session (12.45 GMT)
Daryl Gurney 10-2 Chris Dobey
Danny Noppert 10-7 Stephen Bunting
Gary Anderson 10-4 Jonny Clayton
Steve Lennon 3-10 MvG

Evening Session (19.00 GMT)
Daryl Gurney 11-3 Danny Noppert
Gary Anderson 9-11 MvG

Daryl Gurney v MvG

Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals Prize Fund

Winner: £100,000
Runner-Up: £40,000
Semi-Finalists: £23,000
Quarter-Finalists: £12,500
Second Round Losers: £8,000
Last 32 Losers: £5,000
First Round Losers: £2,500
Total: £460,000
Nine-Dart Finish Bonus: £5,000


First Round: Best of 11 legs
Second Round: Best of 11 legs
Third Round: Best of 19 legs
Quarter-Finals: Best of 19 legs
Semi-Finals: Best of 21 legs
Final: Best of 21 legs

Plus PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final:

Martin Schindler (Germany) 3-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh (Belgium)

DIMITRI VAN DEN BERGH became the first player to retain the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship with a 6-3 win over Martin Schindler in Sunday’s final at the Butlin’s Minehead Resort.

The pair had won through to the decider earlier in November when the last 96 faced off in the early rounds in Wigan, but it was Van den Bergh who clinched the £10,000 title.

Belgian youngster Van den Bergh, who hit a nine-dart finish at the Grand Slam of Darts, got off to a flying start, landing a stunning 151 finish to go 3-0 up, averaging 111 as he went half-way to retaining his title.

Schindler held his nerve with a last-dart-in-hand double five to keep the tie alive at 4-2 and also landed a 13-darter to stay in touch at 5-3.

Van den Bergh, though, was not to be stopped as he romped to the winning line, coming close to breaking his own record average in a World Youth Championship final with a 100.44 total as he kept hold of the trophy.

Dimitri van den Bergh (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

“It feels incredible.” said Van den Bergh. “I knew that I had the chance to make history and this is more beautiful than last year.

“Knowing that I’m back-to-back champion is something I will remember forever. I’m very, very happy that I played like I did because Martin is a fighter.

Van den Bergh, 24, will now concentrate solely on the senior circuit, and has set his sights on emulating last year’s run to the quarter-finals of the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.

“In the World Youth Championship I’ve done my best and shown the young players that if you believe in yourself you can follow your dreams,” he added.

“I will be stronger now at the World Championship and will be focused on taking it step by step.”

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The Welsh ace had to battle back from behind against both Simon Whitlock and Mensur Suljovic just to reach the Wolverhampton final. He also trailed by three legs twice against Anderson, at 7-4 and 11-8, before hitting back to lift the Eric Bristow Trophy and claim the £110,000 title.

Price began the decider with a 120 finish, and after finding himself 4-2 down following a three-leg burst from Anderson, the Welshman finished 137 to pull back. Anderson, though, extended his advantage to 7-4 before seeing his rival claim four successive legs to regain the edge at 8-7.

The world number four found another gear to reel off four legs in a row as he moved back in front, levelling on tops, finishing 72 on the bull, 84 and 144 in taking an 11-8 advantage. Price finished 70 and 78 to respond before a 130 checkout saw him move within touching distance at 12-11.

Double ten saw Anderson move 13-11 up, but Price again dug in to win four successive legs as he turned the game on its head once again to move a leg away from glory, which was sealed on tops.

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Saturday November 17th (1900 GMT)

Quarter Finals
Michael Unterbuchner 6-16 Gary Anderson
Jonny Clayton 12-16 Michael van Gerwen

Sunday November 18th (1300 GMT)

Gerwyn Price 16-12 Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen 12-16 Gary Anderson

Evening Session (1930 GMT)

Gerwyn Price 16-13 Gary Anderson

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Sunday 11th November Peterborough
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 19

Quarter Final
Darren Beveridge 5-Michael Barnard
Ted Evetts 5-Nick Fullwell
Andy Boulton 3-5 David Evans
Christopher Bent 4-5 Barry Lynn

Semi Final
Darren Beveridge 1-5 Ted Evetts
David Evans 5-0 Barry Lynn

Ted Evetts 5-4 David Evans

Full Results CLICK HERE

Sunday 11th November Peterborough
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 20

Quarter Final
Michael Rasztovits 5-Michael Barnard
Nathan Rafferty 5-Barry Lynn
Reece Robinson 5-Robert Smith
Andy Boulton 5-Sean Ryan

Semi Final
Michael Rasztovits 5-4 Nathan Rafferty 
Reece Robinson 5-3 Andy Boulton

Michael Rasztovits 5-3 Andy Boulton

Full Results CLICK HERE


JONATHAN WORSLEY and David Evans claimed maiden PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour titles, while Cody Harris moved into a provisional qualifying place for the 2018/2019 William Hill World Championship in Peterborough on Saturday.

The opening day of the fifth and final Challenge Tour weekend of the year at the East of England Arena saw 2018 UK Open competitor Evans pocket the first £10,000 top prize thanks to a 5-2 win over Ryan Murray.

Welshman Worsley then became the second first-time Challenge Tour event winner of the day thanks to a 5-2 triumph over Harris in the final of Event 18, producing a 106 average in his quarter-final victory over Evans en route to the title.

Saturday 10th November Peterborough
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 17

Quarter Final
Thomas Lovely 
5-Ted Evetts
Ryan Murray 5-Matthew Dennant
Andy Boulton 5-Martin Atkins (Wigan)
David Evans 5-Cody Harris

Semi Final
Ryan Murray 
5-Thomas Lovely
David Evans 5-Andy Boulton

David Evans 
5-Ryan Murray

Full Results CLICK HERE

Saturday 10th November Peterborough
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 18

Darren Beveridge 5-3 Mick Todd
David Evans 2-5 Jonathan Worsley
Cody Harris 5-0 Patrick Lynskey
Nathan Rafferty 5-Cameron Menzies

Semi Finals
Darren Beveridge 4-5 Jonathan Worsley
Cody Harris 5-1 Nathan Rafferty 

Jonathan Worsley 5-2 Cody Harris 

Full Results CLICK HERE

Final 2019 ct oom table top 40

For Full Table CLICK HERE

1 Barnard, Michael £11,600
2 Evetts, Ted £6,100
3 Harris, Cody £5,650
4 Menzies, Cameron £5,300
5 Ratajski, Krzysztof £4,200
6 Boulton, Andy £4,050
6 Atkins, Martin (Wigan) £4,050
8 Nilsson, Dennis £4,000
9 Evans, David £3,850
10 Preston, Simon £3,800
11 Huckvale, Adam £3,400
12 Hughes, Jamie £3,350
13 Rasztovits, Michael £3,150
14 Cullen, Jason £3,100
15 Portela, Diogo £3,050
15 Cole, Jarred £3,050
17 Worsley, Jonathan £2,900
18 Meeuwisse, Yordi £2,800
19 Frost, Mark £2,750
20 Dennant, Matthew £2,550
21 Beveridge, Darren £2,500
21 Davey, John £2,500
23 Budgen, Lee £2,400
24 Lowe, Jason £2,300
25 Murray, Ryan £2,250
25 Lynn, Barry £2,250
27 Jenkins, Andy £2,100
28 Todd, Mick £2,050
28 Mitchell, Peter £2,050
28 Rickwood, Robert £2,050
31 Koltsov, Boris £2,000
31 Pallett, David £2,000
33 Prins, Dave £1,950
34 Gray, Adrian £1,900
35 Kellett, Stuart £1,850
36 Rafferty,Nathan £1,750
36 Ward, Harry £1,750
38 Corner, Richie £1,700
39 Bates, Barrie £1,550
40 Griffin, Rhys £1,500