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Players Championship Derby Preview - Big Guns Return To Action

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A selection of Darts' elite will return to the oche for the Players Championship events in Derby this weekend following a one month break.

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The PDC Pro Tour returns back to the UK following the events in Canada last weekend, which saw wins for John Part and Ronnie Baxter.

Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade and Gary Anderson are all set to feature and will be hot favourites to reach the later stages; World champion Adrian Lewis however does not compete.

114 players will line up on Saturday, with 117 in action the next day.

Over £70,000 prize money will be on offer, as the race hots up for places in the upcoming major televised events.

The Unicorn Youth tour will also return following Saturday's main event, with Michael Van Gerwen looking to extend his lead at the top of the rankings and follow up his recent good form, which saw him reach the semi-final of Sunday's Players Championship in Canada.

Play begins at 1pm at the Moorways Centre in Derby, with the draw made at the close of registration at 12pm.

Players Championship 17/18 Entries September 3-4

Adam Hunt
Adam Smith-Neale
Adrian Bolitho
Adrian Gray
Alan Tabern
Alex Roy
Andrew Hibbert
Andy Brown
Andy Hamilton
Andy Hutchings
Andy Jenkins
Andy Pearson
Andy Relf
Andy Smith
Barrie Bates
Brendan Dolan
Brian Woods
Chris Aubrey
Chris Thompson
Co Stompe
Colin Lloyd
Colin Osborne
Darrell Claydon
Darren Johnson
Darren Whittingham
Dave Chisnall
Dave Honey
Dave Smith
David Coyne
Denis Ovens
Dennis Priestley
Dennis Smith
Dylan Duo
Dyson Parody
Gary Anderson
Gary Mawson
Gary Welding
Geoff Whitworth
Ian Jopling
Ian White
James Richardson
James Wade
Jamie Caven
Jason Crawley
Joe Cullen
John Henderson
John O’Shea
John Part
John Walton
Jon Archer
Justin Pipe
Kevin Dowling
Kevin McDine
Kevin Painter
Kirk Shepherd
Louis Blundell
Magnus Caris
Mareno Michels
Mark Dudbridge
Mark Frost
Mark Hylton
Mark Jones
Mark Walsh
Mark Webster
Martyn Turner
Matt Clark
Matt Jackson
Matt Padgett
Matthew Edgar
Mervyn King
Michael Barnard
Michael Mansell
Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen
Mick Todd
Nick Fullwell
Nicky Bache
Nigel Birch
Nigel Heydon
Paul Nicholson
Paul Rowley
Paul Schofield
Peter Hudson
Peter Manley
Phil Taylor
Raymond Van Barneveld
Robert Thornton
Roland Scholten
Ronnie Baxter
Ryan Harrington
Scott Rand
Shaun Griffiths
Simon Burt
Simon Whitlock
Stephen Hardy
Steve Beaton
Steve Brown
Steve Evans
Steve Farmer
Steve Grubb
Steve Hine
Steve Maish
Steven Pearson
Terry Jenkins
Terry Temple
Tony Ayres
Tony Eccles
Vincent van der Voort
Wayne Atwood
Wayne Jones
Wes Newton
William O’Connor

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Players Championship Derby Preview - Big Guns Return To Action

A selection of Darts' elite will return to the oche for the Players Championship events in Derby this weekend following a one month break.

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