Rob Cross clinches first title of 2022 at Players Championship 24

Rob Cross claimed his first ranking title of 2022 at Players Championship 24 in Barnsley with an 8-3 victory over Luke Humphries in the final.

The pair were meeting in their third ranking final of the season, with Humphries having won  both previous encounters to claim European Tour titles in Prague and Stuttgart.

However, Cross gained his revenge by reeling off seven of the last eight legs to complete a commanding triumph, denying Humphries his sixth ranking title of the year.

Following four straight holds to kick off Friday’s final, Cross struck the first blow with a 12-dart break in leg five, cementing that advantage to establish a two-leg buffer.

The 31-year-old then produced a sublime 123 checkout on the bull to stretch his lead to 6-3, and after converting a two-dart 76 kill to move to the brink of victory, he sealed the deal with a 15-darter via double ten.

“I’m enjoying my darts again,” said Cross, who averaged 98.8 in the final.

“This week my form had been disastrous, but I turned up today and got the win, which takes a little bit of pressure off.

“These are great tournaments to win. Every player is capable of hitting 100+ averages, but getting back on that stage from September onwards, that’s where I want to be.

“That is where I belong, and I love it. My only goal is to win, nothing more, nothing less.”

Cross produced his best performance of the day in the Semi-Finals, averaging 109.5 to dispatch Chris Dobey 7-4.

The 2018 World Champion was the epitome of consistency at the Barnsley Metrodome, easing past Karel Sedlacek and David Evans earlier in the day, before edging out UK Open semi-finalist Keane Barry in a last-leg shoot-out.

Cross then swept aside Mickey Mansell to seal his spot in the Last Eight – where he defeated Jose De Sousa – avenging his defeat against the Portuguese star at last month’s World Matchplay.

Humphries was unable to secure his second Players Championship crown of 2022 despite firing in four ton-plus averages, including a sensational 111 in his Semi-Final success against Martin Schindler.

The Newbury ace also posted a stunning 108.65 average to whitewash Luc Peters, after recording battling victories over American duo Danny Baggish and Jules van Dongen.

Humphries then defied ton-plus averages from Matt Campbell and Dimitri Van den Bergh to seal his place in the semi-finals, where he rattled in four successive 12-darters to stun Schindler.

“Credit to Rob, he deserves a title with the way he’s been playing this year,” admitted Humphries.

“In the quarter-finals and semi-finals today I pulled it out of the bag, I played really well, and I felt really good in the final, they just weren’t dropping in.”

German number two Schindler was featuring in his second ProTour semi-final in as many months, defeating veteran duo Steve Beaton and Simon Whitlock en route to the Semi-Finals.

Two-time ProTour winner Dobey also impressed, posting two ton-plus averages and dumping out Mensur Suljovic before succumbing to an inspired Cross.

Elsewhere, Jack Main remarkably landed his second nine-darter in as many days, achieving perfection during his Second Round victory over Niels Zonneveld.

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Players Championship 24 Results

Friday August 5

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-0 Luc Peters
Jules van Dongen 6-5 Josh Rock
Florian Hempel 6-2 Daryl Gurney
Matt Campbell 6-4 Stephen Bunting
Steve West 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Ross Smith 6-5 Radek Szaganski
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-1 Damian Mol
Brian Raman 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 George Killington
Shaun Wilkinson 6-3 John Brown
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Ted Evetts
Madars Razma 6-4 Gian van Veen
Jack Main 6-5 Niels Zonneveld – *Main hits a nine-darter*
Simon Whitlock 6-5 Scott Mitchell
Martin Schindler 6-4 Robert Owen
Steve Beaton 6-3 Martin Lukeman
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Geert De Vos
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-1 Mervyn King
Cameron Menzies 6-4 Scott Waites
Chris Dobey 6-3 Luke Woodhouse
Bradley Brooks 6-4 Jim McEwan
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Boris Krcmar
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Jon Worsley
Pete Burgoyne 6-5 Ricky Evans
Rob Cross 6-3 David Evans
Keane Barry 6-5 Geert Nentjes
Richie Burnett 6-4 Jason Heaver
Mickey Mansell 6-2 Kim Huybrechts
Jamie Clark 6-5 Danny Noppert
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Kevin Burness
Jose de Sousa 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Ritchie Edhouse 6-3 Rowby Rodriguez
Losers: £750

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-4 Jules van Dongen
Matt Campbell 6-3 Florian Hempel
Ross Smith 6-3 Steve West
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-1 Brian Raman
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Shaun Wilkinson
Madars Razma 6-3 Brendan Dolan
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Jack Main
Martin Schindler 6-1 Steve Beaton
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
Chris Dobey 6-3 Cameron Menzies
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Bradley Brooks
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Pete Burgoyne
Rob Cross 6-5 Keane Barry
Mickey Mansell 6-2 Richie Burnett
Vincent van der Voort 6-5 Jamie Clark
Jose de Sousa 6-3 Ritchie Edhouse
Losers: £1,250

Last 16
Luke Humphries 6-3 Matt Campbell
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-2 Ross Smith
Madars Razma 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Martin Schindler 6-2 Simon Whitlock
Chris Dobey 6-3 Krzysztof Kciuk
Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Dave Chisnall
Rob Cross 6-1 Mickey Mansell
Jose de Sousa 6-1 Vincent van der Voort
Losers: £2,000

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries 6-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Martin Schindler 6-5 Madars Razma
Chris Dobey 6-3 Mensur Suljovic
Rob Cross 6-4 Jose de Sousa
Losers: £3,000

Semi-Finals
Luke Humphries 7-3 Martin Schindler
Rob Cross 7-4 Chris Dobey
Losers: £4,000

Final
Rob Cross 8-3 Luke Humphries
Winner: £12,000
Runner-up: £8,000

Players Championship Event 24 | Draw and Live Scores

The draw for Players Championship 24 has been confirmed as 128 players return to action in Barnsley on Friday.

Players Championship events will be held on consecutive days from August 3-5 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Prize money will stand at £100,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and Players Championship Order of Merit.

World Champion Peter Wright leads the line-up, alongside fellow Premier League stars Michael Smith, Joe Cullen and Gary Anderson.

Back-to-back World Series event winner Dimitri van den Bergh and four-time European Tour event winner Luke Humphries are also eyeing further success, while the likes of Nathan Aspinall Dirk van Duijvenbode and Scott Williams also look to back up their recent title wins.

Play commences at 12pm BST each day, with all matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Semi-Finals are best of 13 and the final is best of 15.

Matches from two streaming boards available to watch exclusively live on desktop and mobile in the UK and various other regions.

WATCH PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 24 STREAMED LIVE HERE (18+)

Players Championship 24 Draw

Friday August 5

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-0 Luc Peters
Jules van Dongen 6-5 Josh Rock
Florian Hempel 6-2 Daryl Gurney
Matt Campbell 6-4 Stephen Bunting
Steve West 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Ross Smith 6-5 Radek Szaganski
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-1 Damian Mol
Brian Raman 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 George Killington
Shaun Wilkinson 6-3 John Brown
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Ted Evetts
Madars Razma 6-4 Gian van Veen
Jack Main 6-5 Niels Zonneveld – *Main hits a nine-darter*
Simon Whitlock 6-5 Scott Mitchell
Martin Schindler 6-4 Robert Owen
Steve Beaton 6-3 Martin Lukeman
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Geert De Vos
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-1 Mervyn King
Cameron Menzies 6-4 Scott Waites
Chris Dobey 6-3 Luke Woodhouse
Bradley Brooks 6-4 Jim McEwan
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Boris Krcmar
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Jon Worsley
Pete Burgoyne 6-5 Ricky Evans
Rob Cross 6-3 David Evans
Keane Barry 6-5 Geert Nentjes
Richie Burnett 6-4 Jason Heaver
Mickey Mansell 6-2 Kim Huybrechts
Jamie Clark 6-5 Danny Noppert
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Kevin Burness
Jose de Sousa 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Ritchie Edhouse 6-3 Rowby Rodriguez

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-4 Jules van Dongen
Matt Campbell 6-3 Florian Hempel
Ross Smith 6-3 Steve West
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-1 Brian Raman
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Shaun Wilkinson
Madars Razma 6-3 Brendan Dolan
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Jack Main
Martin Schindler 6-1 Steve Beaton
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
Chris Dobey 6-3 Cameron Menzies
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Bradley Brooks
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Pete Burgoyne
Rob Cross 6-5 Keane Barry
Mickey Mansell 6-2 Richie Burnett
Vincent van der Voort 6-5 Jamie Clark
Jose de Sousa 6-3 Ritchie Edhouse

Last 16
Luke Humphries 6-3 Matt Campbell
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-2 Ross Smith
Madars Razma 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Martin Schindler 6-2 Simon Whitlock
Chris Dobey 6-3 Krzysztof Kciuk
Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Dave Chisnall
Rob Cross 6-1 Mickey Mansell
Jose de Sousa 6-1 Vincent van der Voort

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries 6-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Martin Schindler 6-5 Madars Razma
Chris Dobey 6-3 Mensur Suljovic
Rob Cross 6-4 Jose de Sousa

Semi-Finals
Luke Humphries 7-3 Martin Schindler
Rob Cross 7-4 Chris Dobey

Final
Rob Cross 8-3 Luke Humphries

Players Championship Darts Event 23 | Draw and Latest Scores

The draw for Players Championship 23 has been confirmed as 128 players do battle in Barnsley on Thursday.

Players Championship events will be held on consecutive days from August 3-5 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Prize money will stand at £100,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and Players Championship Order of Merit.

World number one Gerwyn Price leads the line-up, alongside the likes of World Champion Peter Wright and fellow Premier League stars Michael Smith, Joe Cullen, Gary Anderson and James Wade.

Back-to-back World Series event winner Dimitri van den Bergh and four-time European Tour event winner Luke Humphries are also eyeing further success, while the likes of Damon Heta, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Scott Williams also look to back up their recent title wins.

Play commences at 12pm BST each day, with all matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Semi-Finals are best of 13 and the final is best of 15.

Matches from two streaming boards available to watch exclusively live on desktop and mobile in the UK and various other regions.

WATCH PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 23 STREAMED LIVE HERE (18+)

Players Championship 23 Draw

Thursday August 4

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

Second Round
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Scott Waites
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-3 Maik Kuivenhoven
Alan Soutar 6-5 Kevin Doets
Bradley Brooks 6-1 Steve Lennon
Danny Noppert 6-4 Gian van Veen
Mervyn King 6-3 Ian White
Ted Evetts 6-1 Adam Gawlas
Martin Lukeman 6-5 Mario Vandenbogaerde
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Rusty Rodriguez
Brian Raman 6-2 Nathan Rafferty
Jimmy Hendriks 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Andrew Gilding 6-1 John Brown
Rob Cross 6-4 Kevin Burness
Jamie Hughes 6-1 Cameron Menzies
Shaun Wilkinson 6-5 Darius Labanauskas
Geert Nentjes 6-4 Jose Justicia
Michael Smith 6-1 Jeff Smith
Scott Williams 6-5 Max Hopp
Niels Zonneveld 6-4 Martin Schindler
Gabriel Clemens 6-5 Joe Murnan
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-3 David Pallett
George Killington 6-4 Richie Burnett
Peter Wright 6-5 Lee Evans
Ron Meulenkamp 6-5 Radek Szaganski
Ross Montgomery 6-5 Gerwyn Price
Danny Baggish 6-3 Ryan Joyce
Keegan Brown 6-3 Darren Webster
Luc Peters 6-5 Gary Anderson
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 Brett Claydon
Jim Williams 6-4 Mike De Decker
Boris Krcmar 6-4 Jamie Clark
Chris Dobey 6-4 David Evans

Last 32
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-3 Karel Sedlacek
Alan Soutar 6-2 Bradley Brooks
Danny Noppert 6-3 Mervyn King
Ted Evetts 6-4 Martin Lukeman
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Brian Raman
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Jimmy Hendriks
Rob Cross 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Shaun Wilkinson 6-0 Geert Nentjes
Michael Smith 6-1 Scott Williams
Niels Zonneveld 6-3 Gabriel Clemens
George Killington 6-5 Krzysztof Kciuk
Peter Wright 6-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Danny Baggish 6-5 Ross Montgomery
Keegan Brown 6-2 Luc Peters
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 Jim Williams
Chris Dobey 6-3 Boris Krcmar

Last 16
Alan Soutar 6-4 Ricardo Pietreczko
Ted Evetts 6-5 Danny Noppert
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Andrew Gilding
Shaun Wilkinson 6-4 Rob Cross
Michael Smith 6-1 Niels Zonneveld
Peter Wright 6-4 George Killington
Keegan Brown 6-2 Danny Baggish
Chris Dobey 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Quarter-Finals
Ted Evetts 6-2 Alan Soutar
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Shaun Wilkinson
Peter Wright 6-3 Michael Smith
Keegan Brown 6-4 Chris Dobey

Semi-Finals
Nathan Aspinall 7-6 Ted Evetts
Keegan Brown 7-4 Peter Wright

Final
Keegan Brown 8-7 Nathan Aspinall

Players Championship Darts Event 22 | Draw and Live Scores

The draw for Players Championship 22 has been confirmed as 128 players battle it out in Barnsley on Wednesday.

Players Championship events will be held on consecutive days from August 3-5 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Prize money will stand at £100,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and Players Championship Order of Merit.

World number one Gerwyn Price leads the line-up, alongside the likes of World Champion Peter Wright and fellow Premier League stars Michael Smith, Joe Cullen, Gary Anderson and James Wade.

Back-to-back World Series event winner Dimitri van den Bergh and four-time European Tour event winner Luke Humphries are also eyeing further success, while the likes of Damon Heta, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Scott Williams also look to back up their recent title wins.

Play commences at 12pm BST each day, with all matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Semi-Finals are best of 13 and the final is best of 15.

Matches from two streaming boards available to watch exclusively live on desktop and mobile in the UK and various other regions.

WATCH PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 22 STREAMED LIVE HERE (18+)

Players Championship 22 Draw

Wednesday August 3

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-0 Connor Scutt
Jeff Smith 6-1 Scott Williams
Josh Rock 6-1 Brendan Dolan
Jeffrey De Zwaan 6-3 Gary Anderson
Ryan Searle 6-1 Nathan Rafferty
Kenny Neyens 6-4 Madars Razma
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-3 Joe Cullen
Jon Worsley 6-5 William O’Connor
Martijn Kleermaker 6-2 Rob Cross
Darius Labanauskas 6-2 Geert De Vos
Jose de Sousa 6-5 Mervyn King – *De Sousa hits a nine-darter*
Stephen Bunting 6-2 Jason Lowe
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Jamie Clark
Lewy Williams 6-3 Steve Lennon
Dave Chisnall 6-1 James Wilson
Robert Owen 6-4 Andrew Gilding
Michael Smith 6-0 Max Hopp
Vincent van der Voort 6-5 John Henderson
Martin Schindler 6-3 Jules van Dongen
Gabriel Clemens 6-3 Nick Fullwell
David Pallett 6-5 Geert Nentjes
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Rowby Rodriguez
Danny Noppert 6-4 Mike De Decker
Chris Dobey 6-5 Brian Raman
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Devon Petersen
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Luc Peters
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-4 Tony Martinez
Florian Hempel 6-3 Mickey Mansell
John O’Shea 6-1 Stephen Burton
Danny Jansen 6-5 Ross Montgomery
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-5 Rusty Rodriguez – *Rodriguez hits a nine-darter*
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Ted Evetts

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-2 Jeff Smith
Josh Rock 6-4 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Ryan Searle 6-4 Kenny Neyens
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-4 Jon Worsley
Martijn Kleermaker 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Jose de Sousa
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Lewy Williams
Dave Chisnall 6-0 Robert Owen
Michael Smith 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Martin Schindler 6-4 Gabriel Clemens
David Pallett 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Danny Noppert 6-5 Chris Dobey
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Mensur Suljovic
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Florian Hempel
John O’Shea 6-4 Danny Jansen
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Kim Huybrechts

Last 16
Luke Humphries 6-2 Josh Rock
Ryan Searle 6-3 Ricardo Pietreczko
Stephen Bunting 6-1 Martijn Kleermaker
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Dave Chisnall
Michael Smith 6-5 Martin Schindler
Danny Noppert 6-2 David Pallett
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Gerwyn Price
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-5 John O’Shea

Quarter-Finals
Ryan Searle 6-2 Luke Humphries
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Stephen Bunting
Danny Noppert 6-4 Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Semi-Finals
Nathan Aspinall 7-6 Ryan Searle
Krzysztof Ratajski 7-5 Danny Noppert

Final
Nathan Aspinall 8-3 Krzysztof Ratajski

Players Championship Darts Event 21 | Draw and Live Scores

The draw for Players Championship 21 has been confirmed as 127 players return do battle in Barnsley on Monday.

Players Championship events will be held on consecutive days from June 8-11 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Prize money will stand at £100,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and Players Championship Order of Merit.

Following Players Championship 21, the top 16 players from the Main Order of Merit will join the next 16 highest ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit in the Betfred World Matchplay.

The star-studded 32-player field will battle it out for a record £800,000 prize fund at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from July 16-24.

Four-time European Tour event winner Luke Humphries is among the in-form players in action, alongside world number one Peter Wright and fellow Premier League stars Jonny Clayton, Michael Smith, Joe Cullen, Gary Anderson and James Wade.

Back-to-back World Series event winner Dimitri van den Bergh is also eyeing further success, while the likes of Damon Heta, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Scott Williams also look to back up their recent title wins.

Michael van Gerwen has opted out of the quartet of ProTour events as he continues his recovery from an operation in his throwing arm.

Play commences at 12pm BST each day, with all matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Semi-Finals are best of 13 and the final is best of 15.

Matches from two streaming boards available to watch exclusively live on desktop and mobile in the UK and various other regions.

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Players Championship 21 Draw

Monday July 11

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

Second Round
Cameron Menzies 6-5 Luke Humphries
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Lee Evans
Scott Marsh 6-5 Jimmy Hendriks
Keegan Brown 6-3 Gabriel Clemens
Joe Murnan 6-4 Joe Cullen
Brendan Dolan 6-5 Ian White
Danny Noppert 6-3 Geert Nentjes
Luke Woodhouse 6-5 Connor Scutt
Damon Heta 6-5 Josh Rock
Ricky Evans 6-5 Geert De Vos
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Matt Campbell
Steve Lennon 6-2 Jamie Clark
Danny Jansen 6-4 Shaun Wilkinson
Nathan Rafferty 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Ritchie Edhouse 6-5 Alan Soutar
Mensur Suljovic 6-3 Ryan Meikle
Michael Smith 6-5 Ron Meulenkamp
Keane Barry 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Richie Burnett
James Wade 6-3 Scott Mitchell
Peter Wright 6-2 Jermaine Wattimena
Rowby Rodriguez 6-3 Peter Hudson
Niels Zonneveld 6-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Chris Dobey 6-0 Kevin Doets
Rob Cross 6-1 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Vincent van der Voort 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Jonny Clayton 6-4 Jack Main
Mervyn King 6-2 Andrew Gilding
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Devon Petersen
Ross Smith 6-1 Jim Williams
Mickey Mansell 6-4 Jose de Sousa
Kim Huybrechts 6-5 Steve Beaton

Last 32
Cameron Menzies 6-4 Karel Sedlacek
Keegan Brown 6-4 Scott Marsh
Brendan Dolan 6-5 Joe Murnan
Danny Noppert 6-3 Luke Woodhouse
Damon Heta 6-3 Ricky Evans
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Steve Lennon
Nathan Rafferty 6-5 Danny Jansen
Mensur Suljovic 6-1 Ritchie Edhouse
Michael Smith 6-4 Keane Barry
Dave Chisnall 6-1 James Wade
Peter Wright 6-4 Rowby Rodriguez
Niels Zonneveld 6-5 Chris Dobey
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Rob Cross
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Mervyn King
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Ross Smith
Mickey Mansell 6-1 Kim Huybrechts

Last 16
Keegan Brown 6-1 Cameron Menzies
Brendan Dolan 6-5 Danny Noppert
Damon Heta 6-3 Krzysztof Ratajski
Mensur Suljovic 6-1 Nathan Rafferty
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Michael Smith
Peter Wright 6-2 Niels Zonneveld
Jonny Clayton 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Mickey Mansell

Quarter-Finals
Brendan Dolan 6-3 Keegan Brown
Damon Heta 6-2 Mensur Suljovic
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Peter Wright
Jonny Clayton 6-3 Nathan Aspinall

Semi-Finals
Brendan Dolan 7-4 Damon Heta
Jonny Clayton 7-4 Dave Chisnall

Final
Brendan Dolan 8-5 Jonny Clayton

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Adrian Lewis ends three-year title drought at Players Championship 20

Adrian Lewis ended a three-year wait for a PDC ranking title at Players Championship 20 in Barnsley, defeating Boris Koltsov 8-4 in the final.

Lewis has endured a turbulent spell since his last Players Championship success in March 2019, dropping out of the world’s top 32 and failing to qualify for a number of TV majors.

However, the two-time World Champion showed his class as he continued his recent resurgence with seven wins to pick up the £12,000 title on Sunday.

The win assures Lewis of a place in the Betfred World Matchplay, which begins in Blackpool next Saturday, with the 2013 runner-up set to return for an 18th appearance after missing out last year for the first time since his debut in 2004.

“I’ve worked hard for this, so I’m really happy,” said Lewis. “It’s been amazing – I made a semi on the first day and that gave me the confidence to turn it on today.

“It’s more important, because I thought I might not make the Matchplay – it was hard. After the first day when I got to the semis, it takes a bit of pressure off.

“I played alright yesterday and lost to Matt Campbell, and then today I thought ‘right, come on, just give it what you’ve got’.

“I always believe in myself. If everything clicks, I’ve got a great chance – I can lose to anybody and I can beat anybody!”

Lewis was forced to battle hard in the day’s early rounds, surviving two match darts in defeating Shaun Wilkinson 6-5 before seeing off Martijn Kleermaker and Nick Fullwell by 6-4 scorelines.

He then averaged 102 in defeating Pete Burgoyne, and produced a ton average in seeing off World Grand Prix champion Jonny Clayton 6-4 in the Quarter-Finals.

Lewis proved too strong for Nathan Aspinall in the Semi-Finals as he powered to a 7-2 success, before brushing aside Koltsov in the final.

Koltsov took the opening leg and also levelled at two-all after Lewis fired in legs of 11 and 13 darts, and three consecutive legs for the Stoke star moved him into a 5-2 advantage.

Russia’s Koltsov hit back to 6-4 behind, but another 13-darter restored Lewis’ breathing space before he duly sealed the deal.

Koltsov secured his place in a first ProTour final with wins over Steve West, Jose Justicia, Kevin Burness, Kevin Doets, Krzysztof Kciuk and Martin Schindler in his best display since securing a Tour Card.

German ace Schindler continued his impressive season with a run to a third Players Championship Semi-Final, while Aspinall also reached the Last Four in his bid to claim a second ProTour title of the year.

The day also featured a nine-dart finish from Nathan Rafferty, although the former World Youth Championship runner-up went on to lose his First Round tie to Dave Chisnall 6-4.

The series of four Players Championship events conclude on Monday with Event 21, which is the final tournament before the cut-off for World Matchplay qualification.

Four ProTour qualification places remain up for grabs, with Chris Dobey, Madars Razma, Brendan Dolan and Rowby-John Rodriguez currently occupying the provisional spots.

Ross Smith goes into Players Championship 21 trailing Rodriguez by £3,000, while Simon Whitlock and Ricky Evans require a run to at least the Semi-Finals if they are to gate-crash the Winter Gardens.

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Players Championship 20 Results

Sunday July 10

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-0 William O’Connor
Alan Soutar 6-3 Vincent van der Voort
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-4 Daryl Gurney
Luke Woodhouse 6-1 Gabriel Clemens
Kevin Burness 6-5 Ryan Joyce
Boris Koltsov 6-4 Jose Justicia
Kevin Doets 6-1 Karel Sedlacek
Ian White 6-3 Madars Razma
Damon Heta 6-1 Damian Mol
Geert De Vos 6-4 Ricky Evans
Martin Schindler 6-2 Danny van Trijp
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-4 Ross Montgomery
John Henderson 6-3 Ryan Searle
Steve Beaton 6-3 Ross Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Scott Williams
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Luc Peters
Michael Smith 6-1 Steve Haggerty
James Wilson 6-5 Mario Vandenbogaerde
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Josh Rock
Tony Martinez 6-1 Geert Nentjes
Nick Fullwell 6-4 Peter Wright
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Martijn Kleermaker
Radek Szaganski 6-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Pete Burgoyne 6-2 Chris Dobey
Jermaine Wattimena 6-0 Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock 6-1 Ryan Meikle
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Matt Campbell
Jamie Hughes 6-3 Darius Labanauskas
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Jim Williams
John O’Shea 6-1 Rowby Rodriguez
Andy Boulton 6-5 Danny Baggish
Jamie Clark 6-2 Kim Huybrechts
Losers: £750

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-3 Alan Soutar
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-1 Luke Woodhouse
Boris Koltsov 6-4 Kevin Burness
Kevin Doets 6-5 Ian White
Damon Heta 6-1 Geert De Vos
Martin Schindler 6-2 Ricardo Pietreczko
Steve Beaton 6-2 John Henderson
Andrew Gilding 6-3 Krzysztof Ratajski
Michael Smith 6-1 James Wilson
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Tony Martinez
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Nick Fullwell
Pete Burgoyne 6-3 Radek Szaganski
Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 John O’Shea
Andy Boulton 6-4 Jamie Clark
Losers: £1,250

Last 16
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-5 Luke Humphries
Boris Koltsov 6-3 Kevin Doets
Martin Schindler 6-4 Damon Heta
Steve Beaton 6-5 Andrew Gilding
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Michael Smith
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Pete Burgoyne
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Andy Boulton
Losers: £2,000

Quarter-Finals
Boris Koltsov 6-4 Krzysztof Kciuk
Martin Schindler 6-2 Steve Beaton
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena
Losers: £3,000

Semi-Finals
Boris Koltsov 7-3 Martin Schindler
Adrian Lewis 7-2 Nathan Aspinall
Losers: £4,000

Final
Adrian Lewis 8-4 Boris Koltsov
Winner: £12,000
Runner-up: £8,000

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Players Championship 2022 Event 20 | Draw and Live Scores

The draw for Players Championship 20 has been confirmed as 128 players return to action in Barnsley on Sunday.

Players Championship events will be held on consecutive days from June 8-11 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Prize money will stand at £100,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and Players Championship Order of Merit.

Following Players Championship 21, the top 16 players from the Main Order of Merit will join the next 16 highest ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit in the Betfred World Matchplay.

The star-studded 32-player field will battle it out for a record £800,000 prize fund at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from July 16-24.

Four-time European Tour event winner Luke Humphries is among the in-form players in action, alongside world number one Peter Wright and fellow Premier League stars Jonny Clayton, Michael Smith, Joe Cullen, Gary Anderson and James Wade.

Back-to-back World Series event winner Dimitri van den Bergh is also eyeing further success, while the likes of Damon Heta, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Scott Williams also look to back up their recent title wins.

Michael van Gerwen has opted out of the quartet of ProTour events as he continues his recovery from an operation in his throwing arm.

Play commences at 12pm BST each day, with all matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Semi-Finals are best of 13 and the final is best of 15.

Matches from two streaming boards available to watch exclusively live on desktop and mobile in the UK and various other regions.

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Players Championship 20 Draw

Sunday July 10

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-0 William O’Connor
Alan Soutar 6-3 Vincent van der Voort
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-4 Daryl Gurney
Luke Woodhouse 6-1 Gabriel Clemens
Kevin Burness 6-5 Ryan Joyce
Boris Koltsov 6-4 Jose Justicia
Kevin Doets 6-1 Karel Sedlacek
Ian White 6-3 Madars Razma
Damon Heta 6-1 Damian Mol
Geert De Vos 6-4 Ricky Evans
Martin Schindler 6-2 Danny van Trijp
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-4 Ross Montgomery
John Henderson 6-3 Ryan Searle
Steve Beaton 6-3 Ross Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Scott Williams
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Luc Peters
Michael Smith 6-1 Steve Haggerty
James Wilson 6-5 Mario Vandenbogaerde
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Josh Rock
Tony Martinez 6-1 Geert Nentjes
Nick Fullwell 6-4 Peter Wright
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Martijn Kleermaker
Radek Szaganski 6-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Pete Burgoyne 6-2 Chris Dobey
Jermaine Wattimena 6-0 Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock 6-1 Ryan Meikle
Dave Chisnall 6-3 Matt Campbell
Jamie Hughes 6-3 Darius Labanauskas
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Jim Williams
John O’Shea 6-1 Rowby Rodriguez
Andy Boulton 6-5 Danny Baggish
Jamie Clark 6-2 Kim Huybrechts

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-3 Alan Soutar
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-1 Luke Woodhouse
Boris Koltsov 6-4 Kevin Burness
Kevin Doets 6-5 Ian White
Damon Heta 6-1 Geert De Vos
Martin Schindler 6-2 Ricardo Pietreczko
Steve Beaton 6-2 John Henderson
Andrew Gilding 6-3 Krzysztof Ratajski
Michael Smith 6-1 James Wilson
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Tony Martinez
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Nick Fullwell
Pete Burgoyne 6-3 Radek Szaganski
Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 John O’Shea
Andy Boulton 6-4 Jamie Clark

Last 16
Krzysztof Kciuk 6-5 Luke Humphries
Boris Koltsov 6-3 Kevin Doets
Martin Schindler 6-4 Damon Heta
Steve Beaton 6-5 Andrew Gilding
Jonny Clayton 6-5 Michael Smith
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Pete Burgoyne
Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Andy Boulton

Quarter-Finals
Boris Koltsov 6-4 Krzysztof Kciuk
Martin Schindler 6-2 Steve Beaton
Adrian Lewis 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena

Semi-Finals
Boris Koltsov 7-3 Martin Schindler
Adrian Lewis 7-2 Nathan Aspinall

Final
Adrian Lewis 8-4 Boris Koltsov

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Danny Noppert claims third PDC title at Players Championship 19

Danny Noppert secured his third PDC ranking title at Players Championship 19 on Saturday, battling back from behind to defeat Andrew Gilding 8-6 in the final.

Noppert, whose most only previous ProTour triumph came back in 2018, followed up March’s UK Open success with a second ranking title of the season.

The Dutch star reeled off five consecutive legs from 6-3 down in the final to deny Gilding a maiden PDC ranking title at the Barnsley Metrodome.

“It was a long time ago since I last won one a Players Championship title,” admitted Noppert.

“I won this title through fighting and never giving up, if you believe in something then you can achieve it.

“I am a happy man to finally have my moment on the floor. There are 128 fantastic players here so to win this means a lot.

“Now, I am looking forward to all the tournaments coming up.”

Noppert’s route to glory began with a ruthless 6-0 whitewash of Australia’s Gordon Mathers with a 102.5 average before seeing off Luke Woodhouse and James Wade to reach the Last 16.

There, he overcame Canada’s Matt Campbell and backed up that result with a 6-1 rout of Rowby-John Rodriguez to reach the Semi-Finals.

Noppert then swept aside top seed and four-time Euro Tour winner Luke Humphries 7-3 to progress to his first ProTour final of 2022.

It was Gilding who struck first in the final, pinning the bullseye for a 121 checkout en route on his way to establishing a 6-3 lead.

Noppert clawed his way back into the contest with a 12-dart break to reduce the deficit to 6-5, and two legs later he broke once again to take the lead for the first time at 7-6.

Gilding was unable to stop the onslaught and the following leg saw Noppert finish the job with a last dart double 16 to end his four-year wait for a Players Championship title.

The £8,000 added onto Gilding’s PDC ranking further solidifies his provisional spot in the field for the upcoming Betfred World Matchplay.

After posting four ton-plus averages en route to reaching the Quarter-Finals on Friday, world number 72 Gilding defeated Jules Van Dongen, John Brown and Jack Main before averaging 109.5 in a 6-1 rout of Martin Lukeman.

He then dispatched Lee Evans by the same scoreline, before edging out Ryan Searle 7-6 courtesy of a 96 checkout in the deciding leg.

Meanwhile, Rowby-John Rodriguez strengthened his grip on the final provisional qualification spot for the World Matchplay with a fine run to the Quarter-Finals, moving £3,000 clear of nearest challenger Ross Smith.

Joe Cullen, Rob Cross, Jonny Clayton and Nathan Aspinall were among the notable First Round casualties, while Dave Chisnall survived five missed match darts from Gary Anderson before taking out 154 to snatch victory in their Second Round contest.

The 128-player field will return to action on Sunday for the third of four consecutive ProTour events.

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Players Championship 19 Results

Saturday July 9

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-5 Mervyn King
Maik Kuivenhoven 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Gary Anderson
Boris Krcmar 6-5 Callan Rydz
Peter Wright 6-0 Jermaine Wattimena
Jamie Hughes 6-5 Jamie Clark
Brian Raman 6-3 Ricardo Pietreczko
John Henderson 6-1 Ron Meulenkamp
Eddie Lovely 6-5 Max Hopp
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-5 Nick Fullwell
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-2 Florian Hempel
Steve West 6-4 Mickey Mansell
Damon Heta 6-5 Tony Martinez
Matt Campbell 6-5 Adrian Lewis
Danny Noppert 6-4 Luke Woodhouse
James Wade 6-2 Danny van Trijp
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Gerwyn Price
Ryan Joyce 6-3 Boris Koltsov
Niels Zonneveld 6-2 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Andy Boulton 6-5 Daryl Gurney
Ryan Searle 6-1 Keane Barry
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Jimmy Hendriks
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-5 Geert Nentjes
Scott Waites 6-4 Kim Huybrechts
Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Michael Smith
Lee Evans 6-5 Ian White
Raymond van Barneveld 6-1 Martin Schindler
Steve Lennon 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Jack Main 6-5 Martijn Kleermaker
Andrew Gilding 6-4 John Brown
Mike De Decker 6-2 Jon Worsley
Martin Lukeman 6-1 Devon Petersen
Losers: £750

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-4 Maik Kuivenhoven
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Boris Krcmar
Jamie Hughes 6-4 Peter Wright
Brian Raman 6-3 John Henderson
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-2 Eddie Lovely
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-0 Steve West
Matt Campbell 6-2 Damon Heta
Danny Noppert 6-3 James Wade
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Ryan Joyce
Niels Zonneveld 6-4 Andy Boulton
Ryan Searle 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Scott Waites 6-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Lee Evans 6-4 Mensur Suljovic
Raymond van Barneveld 6-5 Steve Lennon
Andrew Gilding 6-0 Jack Main
Martin Lukeman 6-3 Mike De Decker
Losers: £1,250

Last 16
Luke Humphries 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Jamie Hughes 6-3 Brian Raman
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-1 Krzysztof Ratajski
Danny Noppert 6-3 Matt Campbell
Niels Zonneveld 6-3 Karel Sedlacek
Ryan Searle 6-2 Scott Waites
Lee Evans 6-2 Raymond van Barneveld
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Martin Lukeman
Losers: £2,000

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries 6-3 Jamie Hughes
Danny Noppert 6-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Ryan Searle 6-4 Niels Zonneveld
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Lee Evans
Losers: £3,000

Semi-Finals
Danny Noppert 7-3 Luke Humphries
Andrew Gilding 7-6 Ryan Searle
Losers: £4,000

Final
Danny Noppert 8-6 Andrew Gilding
Winner: £12,000
Runner-up: £8,000

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Players Championship 2022 Event 19 | Draw and Live Scores

The draw for Players Championship 19 has been confirmed as 128 players return to action in Barnsley on Saturday.

Players Championship events will be held on consecutive days from June 8-11 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Prize money will stand at £100,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and Players Championship Order of Merit.

Following Players Championship 21, the top 16 players from the Main Order of Merit will join the next 16 highest ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit in the Betfred World Matchplay.

The star-studded 32-player field will battle it out for a record £800,000 prize fund at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from July 16-24.

Four-time European Tour event winner Luke Humphries is among the in-form players in action, alongside world number one Peter Wright and fellow Premier League stars Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton, Michael Smith, Joe Cullen, Gary Anderson and James Wade.

Back-to-back World Series event winner Dimitri van den Bergh is also eyeing further success, while the likes of Damon Heta, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Scott Williams also look to back up their recent title wins.

Michael van Gerwen has opted out of the quartet of ProTour events as he continues his recovery from an operation in his throwing arm.

Play commences at 12pm BST each day, with all matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Semi-Finals are best of 13 and the final is best of 15.

Matches from two streaming boards available to watch exclusively live on desktop and mobile in the UK and various other regions.

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Players Championship 19 Draw

Saturday July 9

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-5 Mervyn King
Maik Kuivenhoven 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Gary Anderson
Boris Krcmar 6-5 Callan Rydz
Peter Wright 6-0 Jermaine Wattimena
Jamie Hughes 6-5 Jamie Clark
Brian Raman 6-3 Ricardo Pietreczko
John Henderson 6-1 Ron Meulenkamp
Eddie Lovely 6-5 Max Hopp
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-5 Nick Fullwell
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-2 Florian Hempel
Steve West 6-4 Mickey Mansell
Damon Heta 6-5 Tony Martinez
Matt Campbell 6-5 Adrian Lewis
Danny Noppert 6-4 Luke Woodhouse
James Wade 6-2 Danny van Trijp
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Gerwyn Price
Ryan Joyce 6-3 Boris Koltsov
Niels Zonneveld 6-2 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Andy Boulton 6-5 Daryl Gurney
Ryan Searle 6-1 Keane Barry
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Jimmy Hendriks
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-5 Geert Nentjes
Scott Waites 6-4 Kim Huybrechts
Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Michael Smith
Lee Evans 6-5 Ian White
Raymond van Barneveld 6-1 Martin Schindler
Steve Lennon 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Jack Main 6-5 Martijn Kleermaker
Andrew Gilding 6-4 John Brown
Mike De Decker 6-2 Jon Worsley
Martin Lukeman 6-1 Devon Petersen

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-4 Maik Kuivenhoven
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Boris Krcmar
Jamie Hughes 6-4 Peter Wright
Brian Raman 6-3 John Henderson
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-2 Eddie Lovely
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-0 Steve West
Matt Campbell 6-2 Damon Heta
Danny Noppert 6-3 James Wade
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Ryan Joyce
Niels Zonneveld 6-4 Andy Boulton
Ryan Searle 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Scott Waites 6-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Lee Evans 6-4 Mensur Suljovic
Raymond van Barneveld 6-5 Steve Lennon
Andrew Gilding 6-0 Jack Main
Martin Lukeman 6-3 Mike De Decker

Last 16
Luke Humphries 6-5 Dave Chisnall
Jamie Hughes 6-3 Brian Raman
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-1 Krzysztof Ratajski
Danny Noppert 6-3 Matt Campbell
Niels Zonneveld 6-3 Karel Sedlacek
Ryan Searle 6-2 Scott Waites
Lee Evans 6-2 Raymond van Barneveld
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Martin Lukeman

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries 6-3 Jamie Hughes
Danny Noppert 6-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Ryan Searle 6-4 Niels Zonneveld
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Lee Evans

Semi-Finals
Danny Noppert 7-3 Luke Humphries
Andrew Gilding 7-6 Ryan Searle

Final
Danny Noppert 8-6 Andrew Gilding

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Dirk van Duijvenbode storms to Players Championship 18 title

Dirk van Duijvenbode secured his third career title at Players Championship 18 in Barnsley, whitewashing Gabriel Clemens 8-0 in the final.

Players Championship 12 winner in April, Van Duijvenbode continued his blistering spell of form by clinching the £12,000 top prize at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday.

The Dutch star was in sensational form throughout the event, averaging above 100 in five of his seven victories and sealing victory with a ruthless whitewash of Clemens.

In the first meeting between the pair, Van Duijvenbode asserted his dominance from the off, securing the opening leg with an 11-darter.

He then raced into a 3-0 lead with Clemens yet to be afforded a dart at double, before the German eventually missed one in the fourth leg as Van Duijvenbode broke and moved halfway towards victory.

A clinical 122 checkout moved Van Duijvenbode into a 6-0 lead, before he wrapped up the remaining two legs to seal an emphatic triumph.

“The top three at the moment are not in the best form they have ever been, and so the rest start fancying their chances,” said the world number 14.

“Luke Humphries has won loads of titles recently and I can do it too. I beat him today, and I have gone on to win the title.

“If you want to beat me now, you have to play well.”

With little over a week to go until the Betfred World Matchplay, the success marks the perfect preparation for Van Duijvenbode, and the 30-year-old now believes he has the experience to go on to lift the Phil Taylor Trophy in Blackpool.

“In all the other interviews I would have said no, but now I think I am capable [of winning the World Matchplay],” he added.

“I think the PDC is a great road to becoming a top player. You play in events like this, and then you go to European Tours with the cameras and crowd and start winning there, and then it’s a small step to the big stage.

“I used to be bothered by those sort of things, but the experience now means I am used to it and now I am here as a winner.”

Van Duijvenbode’s run to the title began with a 6-1 win over Connor Scutt, before he claimed deciding leg victories over Ritchie Edhouse and Chris Dobey – with both players missing match darts.

He then posted a 107 average in defeating World Champion Peter Wright 6-4, before following up with a 105 average and four ton-plus finishes in seeing off Humphries 6-2 in the Quarter-Finals.

Another ton-plus average followed as he denied Adrian Lewis 7-4 in the Semi-Finals, with the two-time World Champion’s run ensuring him a safety net from the chasing pack in the race for World Matchplay qualification.

Clemens’ defeat marks his sixth final loss in succession and extends his wait for a maiden PDC ranking title.

He started the day in electric form, seeing off Adam Hunt and Gordon Mathers without dropping a leg and averaging 114 against the latter.

The power scoring continued as he averaged 104.8 in dispatching Dutch youngster Geert Nentjes 6-4.

Comfortable victories followed over Ryan Meikle and Daryl Gurney as the German reached the Last Four – where he squeezed past Nathan Aspinall 7-6.

Elsewhere, it was a birthday to remember for Dimitri van den Bergh as he pinned an incredible nine-dart finish against Ryan Meikle in the Third Round, only to come out on the losing end.

Andrew Gilding also produced some breath-taking early displays, averaging 118.33 – the highest of the day – in victory over Brett Claydon, before backing this up with a 111.52 average as he saw off Berry van Peer during a run to the Quarter-Finals.

Rowby-John Rodriguez’ run to the Last 32 sees him climb above Ross Smith and into the final provisional qualification place for the World Matchplay by virtue of the countback rule.

The 128-player field will return to action on Saturday for the second of four consecutive ProTour events.

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Players Championship 18 Results

Friday July 8

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Rowby Rodriguez 6-2 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Scott Mitchell 6-3 Martin Schindler
Steve West 6-5 Ron Meulenkamp
Peter Wright 6-3 Joe Murnan
Ian White 6-5 William O’Connor
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Ritchie Edhouse
Chris Dobey 6-2 Devon Petersen
Danny van Trijp 6-5 Scott Waites
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Luc Peters
Mickey Mansell 6-3 Danny Noppert
Stephen Bunting 6-2 Karel Sedlacek
Damon Heta 6-1 Mike De Decker
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Berry van Peer
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Jose de Sousa
James Wade 6-5 Matt Campbell
Cameron Menzies 6-1 Gerwyn Price
Jamie Hughes 6-4 John Henderson
Brian Raman 6-2 Krzysztof Kciuk
Dave Chisnall 6-1 Stu Wilson
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Darren Webster
Madars Razma 6-5 Ricardo Pietreczko
Joe Cullen 6-3 Richie Burnett
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Scott Williams
Andy Boulton 6-3 Raymond van Barneveld
Mario Vandenbogaerde 6-3 Ross Smith
Jon Worsley 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Daryl Gurney 6-2 Peter Hudson
Geert Nentjes 6-4 Ryan Searle
Gabriel Clemens 6-0 Gordon Mathers
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Florian Hempel
Ryan Meikle 6-5 Martin Lukeman
Losers: £750

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-1 Rowby Rodriguez
Scott Mitchell 6-3 Steve West
Peter Wright 6-3 Ian White
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Chris Dobey
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Danny van Trijp
Mickey Mansell 6-3 Stephen Bunting
Andrew Gilding 6-5 Damon Heta
James Wade 6-5 Simon Whitlock
Cameron Menzies 6-1 Jamie Hughes
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Brian Raman
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Madars Razma
Joe Cullen 6-3 Kim Huybrechts
Mario Vandenbogaerde 6-1 Andy Boulton
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Jon Worsley
Gabriel Clemens 6-4 Geert Nentjes
Ryan Meikle 6-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh – *Van den Bergh hits a nine-darter*
Losers: £1,250

Last 16
Luke Humphries 6-4 Scott Mitchell
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Peter Wright
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Mickey Mansell
Andrew Gilding 6-5 James Wade
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Cameron Menzies
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Joe Cullen
Daryl Gurney 6-0 Mario Vandenbogaerde
Gabriel Clemens 6-2 Ryan Meikle
Losers: £2,000

Quarter-Finals
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 Luke Humphries
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Andrew Gilding
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Dave Chisnall
Gabriel Clemens 6-3 Daryl Gurney
Losers: £3,000

Semi-Finals
Dirk van Duijvenbode 7-6 Adrian Lewis
Gabriel Clemens 7-6 Nathan Aspinall
Losers: £4,000

Final
Dirk van Duijvenbode 8-0 Gabriel Clemens
Winner: £12,000
Runner-up: £8,000

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Players Championship 2022 Event 18 | Draw and Live Scores

The draw for Players Championship 18 has been confirmed as 128 players do battle in Barnsley on Friday.

Players Championship events will be held on consecutive days from June 8-11 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Prize money will stand at £100,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and Players Championship Order of Merit.

Following Players Championship 21, the top 16 players from the Main Order of Merit will join the next 16 highest ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit in the Betfred World Matchplay.

The star-studded 32-player field will battle it out for a record £800,000 prize fund at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from July 16-24.

Four-time European Tour event winner Luke Humphries is among the in-form players in action, alongside world number one Peter Wright and fellow Premier League stars Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton, Michael Smith, Joe Cullen, Gary Anderson and James Wade.

Back-to-back World Series event winner Dimitri van den Bergh is also eyeing further success, while the likes of Damon Heta, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Scott Williams also look to back up their recent title wins.

Michael van Gerwen has opted out of the quartet of ProTour events as he continues his recovery from an operation in his throwing arm.

Play commences at 12pm BST each day, with all matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals to be contested over the best of 11 legs, while Semi-Finals are best of 13 and the final is best of 15.

Matches from two streaming boards available to watch exclusively live on desktop and mobile in the UK and various other regions.

WATCH PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP 18 STREAMED LIVE HERE (18+)

Players Championship 18 Draw

Friday July 8

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

Second Round
Luke Humphries 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Rowby Rodriguez 6-2 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Scott Mitchell 6-3 Martin Schindler
Steve West 6-5 Ron Meulenkamp
Peter Wright 6-3 Joe Murnan
Ian White 6-5 William O’Connor
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Ritchie Edhouse
Chris Dobey 6-2 Devon Petersen
Danny van Trijp 6-5 Scott Waites
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Luc Peters
Mickey Mansell 6-3 Danny Noppert
Stephen Bunting 6-2 Karel Sedlacek
Damon Heta 6-1 Mike De Decker
Andrew Gilding 6-1 Berry van Peer
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Jose de Sousa
James Wade 6-5 Matt Campbell
Cameron Menzies 6-1 Gerwyn Price
Jamie Hughes 6-4 John Henderson
Brian Raman 6-2 Krzysztof Kciuk
Dave Chisnall 6-1 Stu Wilson
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Darren Webster
Madars Razma 6-5 Ricardo Pietreczko
Joe Cullen 6-3 Richie Burnett
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Scott Williams
Andy Boulton 6-3 Raymond van Barneveld
Mario Vandenbogaerde 6-3 Ross Smith
Jon Worsley 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Daryl Gurney 6-2 Peter Hudson
Geert Nentjes 6-4 Ryan Searle
Gabriel Clemens 6-0 Gordon Mathers
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Florian Hempel
Ryan Meikle 6-5 Martin Lukeman

Last 32
Luke Humphries 6-1 Rowby Rodriguez
Scott Mitchell 6-3 Steve West
Peter Wright 6-3 Ian White
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Chris Dobey
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Danny van Trijp
Mickey Mansell 6-3 Stephen Bunting
Andrew Gilding 6-5 Damon Heta
James Wade 6-5 Simon Whitlock
Cameron Menzies 6-1 Jamie Hughes
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Brian Raman
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Madars Razma
Joe Cullen 6-3 Kim Huybrechts
Mario Vandenbogaerde 6-1 Andy Boulton
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Jon Worsley
Gabriel Clemens 6-4 Geert Nentjes
Ryan Meikle 6-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh – *Van den Bergh hits a nine-darter*

Last 16
Luke Humphries 6-4 Scott Mitchell
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Peter Wright
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Mickey Mansell
Andrew Gilding 6-5 James Wade
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Cameron Menzies
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Joe Cullen
Daryl Gurney 6-0 Mario Vandenbogaerde
Gabriel Clemens 6-2 Ryan Meikle

Quarter-Finals
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 Luke Humphries
Adrian Lewis 6-2 Andrew Gilding
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Dave Chisnall
Gabriel Clemens 6-3 Daryl Gurney

Semi-Finals
Dirk van Duijvenbode 7-6 Adrian Lewis
Gabriel Clemens 7-6 Nathan Aspinall

Final
Dirk van Duijvenbode 8-0 Gabriel Clemens

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