Players Championship Events/Results
Gerwyn Price beats MvG in a last leg decider on the double to win Players Championship 6 from Wigan.
Gerwyn Price claimed his first title of the year with a thrilling 8-7 defeat of Michael van Gerwen in the final of Players Championship 6 in Wigan on Sunday.
Having lost out to Peter Wright with an average of 109 in the final of Players Championship 5 on Saturday, Price found the bullseye for a 94 checkout in the deciding leg to land his tenth PDC title.
With both players seeking a maiden title of 2020 in their first meeting of the year, Price started the stronger in the all-Premier League final to take a commanding 4-1 lead. Van Gerwen, who hit a nine-darter in his semi-final win over Krzysztof Ratajski, fought back to trail 5-4 but was unable to find the lead as Price went 7-4 ahead.
Two 11 dart legs either side of a 15-darter saw Van Gerwen take an enthralling contest all the way to a deciding leg, and with the Dutchman waiting on 36 for the match, Price took out 94 to claim a second ever win over the world number one.
“Going into the deciding leg, with Michael throwing first, it looked like the game was gone,” admitted Price, who became the sixth different winner from six Players Championship events so far in 2020.
Players Championship 6
Robin Park, Wigan Sunday 23rd February
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Michael van Gerwen 6-2 James Wade
Peter Wright 2-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Ian White 4-6 Stephen Bunting
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Steve Beaton
Michael van Gerwen 7-6 Krzysztof Ratajski
Stephen Bunting 3-7 Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 7-8 Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright claimed his first ProTour title of 2020 by defeating Gerwyn Price 8-6 in Saturday’s Players Championship 5 final in Wigan, while Steve Lennon hit a nine-darter.
The World Champion averaged over 100 in all but one of his matches on his way to claiming the £10,000 top prize in this year’s fifth Players Championship event, sealing the win with a 170 finish. In the second round, Wright missed a dart at double 20 to break his own broadcast record average, but he still managed an astonishing 120.2 average in a whitewash victory over Adrian Gray.
Players Championship 5
Robin Park, Wigan Saturday 22nd February
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Rob Cross 5-6 Devon Petersen
Peter Wright 6-1 Glen Durrant
Gerwyn Price 6-2 William O’Connor
Steve Lennon 6-2 Gabriel Clemens
Devon Petersen 5-7 Peter Wright
Gerwyn Price 7-6 Steve Lennon
Peter Wright 8-6 Gerwyn Price
Krzysztof Ratajski claimed his seventh PDC title at Players Championship 4 in Wigan on Sunday, defeating Ian White 8-7 in a thrilling final.
Ratajski looked assured of victory as he led 7-6 and left 40 for the title, only for White to fire in a match-saving 155 checkout to force a deciding leg. With White throwing for the match, visits of 145 and 134 helped Ratajski on his way to winning the last-leg shootout which he finished on double eight.
Players Championship 4
Robin Park, Wigan Sunday 16th February
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Michael van Gerwen 4-6 Danny Noppert
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-4 Gabriel Clemens
Ian White 6-3 Mensur Suljovic
Peter Wright 6-2 Maik Kuivenhoven
Danny Noppert 2-7 Krzysztof Ratajski
Ian White 7-6 Peter Wright
Krzysztof Ratajski 8-7 Ian White
Ryan Searle lifted his very first PDC Pro-Tour title with event 3 from Wigan on Saturday defeating Michael van Gerwen 8-6 in the final.
Searle, who worked as a window cleaner until winning his Tour Card in January 2017, pockets the £10,000 top prize, which will be a major boost to his hopes of securing a debut in July’s World Matchplay, having narrowly missed out in 2019.
Players Championship 3
Robin Park, Wigan Saturday 15th February
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Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Chris Dobey
Peter Wright 6-3 Joe Cullen
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-3 Danny Noppert
Ryan Searle 6-5 Glen Durrant
Michael van Gerwen 7-3 Peter Wright
Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-7 Ryan Searle
Ryan Searle 8-6 Michael van Gerwyn
Players Championship 2
Metrodome, Barnsley Sunday 9th February
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Nathan Aspinall produced an astonishing display to land his fourth senior PDC title at Players Championship 2 in Barnsley on Sunday.
World number eight Aspinall, who was in inspired form throughout the day, hit a nine-dart finish and a 117.5 average in his 6-4 quarter-final win over Peter Wright. An incredible contest between Aspinall and Wright produced a combined average of 115.59, the highest combined match average recorded in PDC history.
Gabriel Clemens 6-2 Jamie Hughes
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Peter Wright
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Ross Smith
Gerwyn Price 6-0 Michael Mansell
Gabriel Clemens 0-7 Nathan Aspinall
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-7 Gerwyn Price
Nathan Aspinall 8-3 Gerwyn Price
Players Championship 1
Metrodome, Barnsley Saturday 8th February
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Gary Anderson claimed the first PDC ranking title of 2020 with victory at Players Championship 1 in Barnsley on Saturday.
Anderson defeated Canada’s Jeff Smith 8-4 in the final to get his 2020 campaign off to a perfect start following an injury-ravaged 2019. The two-time World Champion was in fine form all day, hitting four ton-plus averages, including a 107.5 against Christian Bunse in the first round.
Brendan Dolan 6-3 Maik Kuivenhoven
Peter Wright 5-6 Jeff Smith
Steve Beaton 3-6 Adrian Lewis
Gary Anderson 6-2 Joe Cullen
Brendan Dolan 2-7 Jeff Smith
Adrian Lewis 3-7 Gary Anderson
Jeff Smith 4-8 Gary Anderson