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PDC Players Championship Crawley Weekend Preview

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The final double header of ProTour events before the World Matchplay will take place in Crawley this weekend as 122 players travel to the K2 Centre.

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The battle for qualifying places in the summer's showpiece event - the World Matchplay - hots up, with the weekend in Crawley being the penultimate weekend before the cut-off is made for Blackpool places.

The third European Tour event held from July 6-8 also counts towards the ProTour order of merit, from which the top 16 players outside of the world's top 16 will be invited to compete in Blackpool at the end of July.

An array of big names will take part on Saturday and Sunday, including reigning World Champion Adrian Lewis, Raymond van Barneveld and recent German Darts Championship runner-up Dave Chisnall.

Gary Anderson has now pulled out of the events as he looks to recover from an eye injury which also forced him to withdraw midway through his European Tour opener last weekend.

Phil Taylor has chosen to skip the events as he takes time out to prepare for the defence of his World Matchplay crown, while Raymond van Barneveld and Chris Mason join Anderson as last minute withdrawals from the original list of entries.

Ones to watch include consistent floor performers Justin Pipe and Wes Newton, along with young sensation James Hubbard who will be eyeing yet more scalps across the two events.

Ted Hankey returns to ProTour action, while the likes of Kim Huybrechts, Simon Whitlock, James Wade and Andy Hamilton will all look to gather momentum in the build-up to the big one in Blackpool. 

Both events are non-televised and will commence at 12pm, with the draw being made following the close of registration at 11am. All games will be the best of 11 legs and are not open to public entry.

Players Championship 9 & 10 Entries
K2 Centre, Crawley - June 30-31

Antonio Alcinas
Chris Aubrey
Paul Barham
Michael Barnard
Barrie Bates
Ronnie Baxter
Steve Beaton
John Bowles
Keegan Brown
Steve Brown
Richie Burnett
Simon Burt
Gary Butcher
Magnus Caris
Jamie Caven
Dave Chisnall
Matt Clark
Gareth Cousins
Joe Cullen
Daniel Day
Brendan Dolan
Kevin Dowling
Mark Dudbridge
Matthew Edgar
Peter Evison
Steve Farmer
Mark Frost
Nick Fullwell
Andrew Gilding
Adrian Gray
Shaun Griffiths
Steve Grubb
Johnny Haines
Andy Hamilton
Ted Hankey
Stephen Hardy
Ryan Harrington
John Henderson
Jerry Hendriks
Nigel Heydon
Sam Hill
Steve Hine
Ashley Holgate
Richie Howson
James Hubbard
Peter Hudson
Kim Huybrechts
Mark Hylton
Andy Jenkins
Terry Jenkins
Prakash Jiwa
Darren Johnson
Mark Jones
Wayne Jones
Ian Jopling
Stuart Kellett
Liam Kelly
Mervyn King
Jelle Klaasen
David Ladley
Adrian Lewis
Jamie Lewis
Colin Lloyd
Steve Maish
Michael Mansell
Kevin McDine
Mareno Michels
Arron Monk
Ian Moss
Joe Murnan
Wes Newton
Paul Nicholson
William O'Connor
Colin Osborne
Denis Ovens
Kevin Painter
Andrew Palmer
John Part
Gareth Pass
Devon Petersen
Justin Pipe
Scott Rand
Andy Relf
James Richardson
Reece Robinson
Carlos Rodriguez
Alex Roy
Roland Scholten
John Scott
Damien Sherwood
Andy Smith
Dennis Smith
Michael Smith
Ross Smith
Adam Smith-Neale
Keith Stephen
Co Stompe
Alan Tabern
Terry Temple
Chris Thompson
Robert Thornton
Mick Todd
Aaron Turner
Kurt Van De Rijck
Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen
Mike Veitch
Matthew Waddoups
James Wade
Jim Walker
Les Wallace
Mark Walsh
Darren Webster
Mark Webster
Ian White
Simon Whitlock
Darren Whittingham
Dean Winstanley
Brian Woods
Peter Wright
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PDC Players Championship Crawley Weekend Preview

The final double header of ProTour events before the World Matchplay will take place in Crawley this weekend as 122 players travel to the K2 Centre.

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