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Gerwyn Price scoops second Players Championship title of 2022

Jamie Shaw in Players Championship 04 Nov 2022
Gerwyn Price celebrates (Photo by Scott Radford-Chisholm/PDC)

Gerwyn Price secured his second Players Championship title of the year at Event 29 in Barnsley on Friday with an 8-4 victory over Gian van Veen in the final.

Price, who regained his world number status last weekend, denied the Dutch youngster in a high-quality contest to clinch his fifth PDC title of 2022.

The Welshman registered four ton-plus averages en route to scooping the £12,000 top prize in the penultimate Players Championship event of the campaign.

The pair traded four consecutive hold of throw to kick off the final, but Price struck the first blow with a 79 checkout to break in leg five, before extending his lead on tops after Van Veen squandered three darts at doubles to level.

The 37-year-old followed up a clinical 115 checkout with an 11-dart hold to continue his march towards the title, only for Van Veen to reduce the deficit to 6-4.

Van Veen, a non Tour Card holder featuring in only his eighth ProTour event, performed magnificently throughout the day, but back-to-back 14-darters from Price put pay to the youngster’s hopes of a fairy-tale triumph.

“Gian is a fantastic player and I’m sure he will get to many more finals, but thankfully I won this one today,” said Price.

“I played brilliantly in some games, but in other games I was average. I slipped up a few times early on, but you need a little bit of luck at times.

“I’m feeling confident again, whereas five or six months ago my confidence was so low, and we know this game is all about confidence.

“It was a tough six months for me, but the form is coming back and I’m looking forward to the next few tournaments.”

Price began his run with a nervy deciding-leg victory over Steve West, before dispatching Nathan Rafferty and Connor Scutt with imperious 107 and 111 averages.

The 2021 World Champion also avenged his defeat to Rowby-John Rodriguez at last week’s European Championship by seeing off the Austrian star 6-3 in the Last 16.

Price then averaged 106 in a Quarter-Final whitewash of Martin Schindler, and defied a spirited fightback from Belgium’s Mike De Decker to close out a 7-4 success in the Semi-Finals.

Van Veen, who has also featured in Challenge Tour and Development Tour finals within the last three months, closed to within £1,250 of Players Championship Finals qualification with a series of sparkling displays.

After battling past former World Youth Champion Bradley Brooks in his opener, Van Veen edged out Brendan Dolan in a last-leg decider, before firing in a 109 average to overcome Richie Burnett.

The 20-year-old maintained his charge with successive 6-2 wins over Alan Soutar and William O’Connor, and swept aside Dave Chisnall 7-3 in the semi-finals with his fourth ton-topping average of the afternoon.

Elsewhere, Chisnall posted an astonishing 115 average in his run to the last four, while De Decker defeated Jonny Clayton and Rob Cross in reaching the first ProTour semi-final of his career.

Cross demolished James Wade with a 113 average en route to the Quarter-Finals, and he was joined by Schindler, Jermaine Wattimena and O’Connor, who impressed in his third round win over World Champion Peter Wright.

The final Players Championship event of 2022 will take place on Saturday at the Barnsley Metrodome, as the race to qualify for the Players Championship Finals and World Championship reaches a dramatic conclusion.


Players Championship 29 Results

Friday November 4

First Round
Jeffrey De Zwaan 6-5 Luke Humphries
Gary Anderson 6-1 Scott Waites
Scott Williams 6-4 Luc Peters
Luke Woodhouse 6-3 Steve Beaton
Josh Rock 6-0 Mensur Suljovic
John Henderson 6-4 Berry van Peer
Andrew Gilding 6-2 Shaun Wilkinson
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Keegan Brown
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Joe Murnan
Mervyn King 6-4 Brett Claydon
Chris Dobey 6-3 George Killington
Florian Hempel 6-5 Ricky Evans
Joe Cullen 6-4 Jon Worsley
Darius Labanauskas 6-4 Darren Webster
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Jurjen van der Velde
Ritchie Edhouse 6-5 Jelle Klaasen
Peter Wright 6-3 Ross Smith
Adam Gawlas 6-2 Jeff Smith
William O’Connor 6-5 Callan Rydz
Gordon Mathers 6-1 Jimmy Hendriks
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-1 Kenny Neyens
Steve Lennon 6-1 Radek Szaganski
Stephen Bunting 6-2 Maik Kuivenhoven
Mickey Mansell 6-5 Graham Usher
David Evans 6-3 Michael Smith
Richie Burnett 6-3 Simon Whitlock
Brendan Dolan 6-2 Jules van Dongen
Gian van Veen 6-4 Bradley Brooks
Ryan Searle 6-3 Ian White
Tony Martinez 6-3 Ted Evetts
Jason Heaver 6-4 Gabriel Clemens
Alan Soutar 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Damon Heta 6-3 Geert Nentjes
Mario Vandenbogaerde 6-1 Andy Boulton
Jim Williams 6-4 William Borland
Devon Petersen 6-5 Eddie Lovely
Martin Schindler 6-4 Keane Barry
Peter Hudson 6-5 Kevin Burness
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 John Brown
Raymond van Barneveld 6-3 Kevin Doets
Danny Baggish 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Martijn Kleermaker 6-4 Glen Durrant
Rowby Rodriguez 6-3 Nick Fullwell
John O’Shea 6-3 Jacques Labre
Gerwyn Price 6-5 Steve West
Nathan Rafferty 6-0 Matt Campbell
Adam Hunt 6-2 Madars Razma
Connor Scutt 6-0 Jack Main
Rob Cross 6-1 Ricardo Pietreczko
Jamie Hughes 6-2 Jamie Clark
James Wade 6-3 James Wilson
Dan Read 6-2 Scott Mitchell
Jake Jones 6-5 Jose de Sousa
Danny Jansen 6-1 Niels Zonneveld
Ryan Meikle 6-5 Martin Lukeman
Karel Sedlacek 6-5 Ron Meulenkamp
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Boris Krcmar
Cameron Menzies 6-4 Rusty Rodriguez
Kim Huybrechts 6-2 John Michael
Brian Raman 6-5 Stephen Burton
Mike De Decker 6-5 Jonny Clayton
Ryan Joyce 6-2 Ross Montgomery
Daryl Gurney 6-5 Damian Mol
Thibault Tricole 6-3 Max Hopp

Second Round
Gary Anderson 6-3 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Luke Woodhouse 6-5 Scott Williams
Josh Rock 6-2 John Henderson
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Andrew Gilding
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Mervyn King
Chris Dobey 6-4 Florian Hempel
Joe Cullen 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Ritchie Edhouse 6-4 Adrian Lewis
Peter Wright 6-4 Adam Gawlas
William O’Connor 6-3 Gordon Mathers
Steve Lennon 6-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Mickey Mansell 6-3 Stephen Bunting
Richie Burnett 6-4 David Evans
Gian van Veen 6-5 Brendan Dolan
Ryan Searle 6-3 Tony Martinez
Alan Soutar 6-3 Jason Heaver
Damon Heta 6-5 Mario Vandenbogaerde
Devon Petersen 6-5 Jim Williams
Martin Schindler 6-2 Peter Hudson
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-1 Raymond van Barneveld
Martijn Kleermaker 6-5 Danny Baggish
Rowby Rodriguez 6-2 John O’Shea
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Nathan Rafferty
Connor Scutt 6-4 Adam Hunt
Rob Cross 6-1 Jamie Hughes
James Wade 6-4 Dan Read
Danny Jansen 6-5 Jake Jones
Ryan Meikle 6-5 Karel Sedlacek
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Cameron Menzies
Kim Huybrechts 6-5 Brian Raman
Mike De Decker 6-4 Ryan Joyce
Thibault Tricole 6-3 Daryl Gurney
Losers: £750

Last 32
Luke Woodhouse 6-3 Gary Anderson
Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Josh Rock
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Chris Dobey
Joe Cullen 6-3 Ritchie Edhouse
William O’Connor 6-3 Peter Wright
Steve Lennon 6-1 Mickey Mansell
Gian van Veen 6-3 Richie Burnett
Alan Soutar 6-5 Ryan Searle
Damon Heta 6-3 Devon Petersen
Martin Schindler 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Rowby Rodriguez 6-5 Martijn Kleermaker
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Connor Scutt
Rob Cross 6-1 James Wade
Danny Jansen 6-4 Ryan Meikle
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Nathan Aspinall
Mike De Decker 6-1 Thibault Tricole
Losers: £1,250

Last 16
Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Luke Woodhouse
Dave Chisnall 6- 2 Joe Cullen
William O’Connor 6-3 Steve Lennon
Gian van Veen 6-2 Alan Soutar
Martin Schindler 6-3 Damon Heta
Gerwyn Price 6-3 Rowby Rodriguez
Rob Cross 6-1 Danny Jansen
Mike De Decker 6-4 Kim Huybrechts
Losers: £2,000

Dave Chisnall 6-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Gian van Veen 6-2 William O’Connor
Gerwyn Price 6-0 Martin Schindler
Mike De Decker 6-4 Rob Cross
Losers: £3,000

Gian van Veen 7-3 Dave Chisnall
Gerwyn Price 7-4 Mike De Decker
Losers: £4,000

Gerwyn Price 8-4 Gian van Veen
Winner: £12,000
Runner-up: £8,000

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