THE RACE to qualify for November's Players Championship Finals culminates with this weekend's Players Championship events in Barnsley.

Players Championships 21-22, the final ProTour events of the year, will see players battle it out for places in the top 64 of the Players Championship Order of Merit.

The 64-player field will travel to Butlins Minehead Resort from November 23-25 for the culmination of the years' Players Championship events, which will be shown live on ITV4.

Play will be split across two stages on the opening two days, before Finals Day on the Main Stage, while the weekend will also feature the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship final on Sunday evening.

Ian White (PDC)

A winner of two Players Championship titles, along with five additional semi-finals in 2018, Ian White is the outright leader of the field heading into the final two events of the year.

White is joined by a host of other stars in being guaranteed a place at Minehead in November, along with the likes of world number one Michael van Gerwen, world number two Peter Wright, World Champion Rob Cross and two-time World Champion Gary Anderson.

Benito van de Pas and Toni Alcinas are among the provisional qualifiers but will need to cement their places in the top 64 this weekend to fend off the likes of Vincent van der Voort and Paul Nicholson who will be aiming to fight their way into qualifying places.

The final ProTour weekend of the year in Barnsley, which will be preceded by the Tour Card Holders' Qualifier for the bwin World Series of Darts Finals on Friday night, is a vitally important one for a host of PDC stars.

As well as places in the Player Championship Finals on the line, players are also competing to retain their Tour Cards for 2019 and to qualify for the 2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship.

Players Championship Finals general view (PDC)

2018 Players Championship Finals Ticket Information

Butlins offer Weekend Break Packages for the tournament, which include four nights' accommodation at the Butlins Minehead Resort and tickets for the three-day Players Championship Finals.

To purchase, click here to visit the Butlins Big Weekends website, or call 0330 102 5295 (calls charged at standard UK rates and may vary from mobiles).

Please note: Tickets are not sold separately, only as part of Butlins Big Weekends packages.

2018 Players Championship Finals Schedule
Friday November 23

Afternoon Session (12.45pm)
Evening Session (7pm)

Saturday November 24
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)
Evening Session (7pm)

Sunday November 25
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)
Evening Session (7pm)

Players Championship Finals qualification graphic (PDC)