Top five Players Championship moments of 2019

Peter Wright (PDC)

We continue the countdown to the 2019 Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals by picking our top five moments from this year's Players Championship events.

The top 64 players from the year's 30 Players Championship events will travel to Butlin's Minehead Resort on Friday for the Players Championship Finals - full schedule in Event Information tab.

The main stage action will be broadcast live on ITV4 in the UK, on PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7.

Matches from stage two on Friday and Saturday will be streamed live for PDCTV-HD Subscribers at

5. Prolific Wade's fifth
(PC24, Barnsley - Wednesday, September 11)

James Wade picked up more floor titles than any other player on the circuit in 2019, with his fifth coming at Players Championship 24.

The final between Wade and Dave Chisnall saw a meeting of two players who were yet to lose a ranking final this year, but it was Wade who prevailed 8-6 to maintain his unbeaten record.

4. Price edges thrilling final
(PC27, Dublin - Friday, October 4)

Gerwyn Price, Krzysztof Ratajski (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Gerwyn Price came out on top of an incredible final against Krzysztof Ratajski to win Players Championship 27 in Dublin as the pair renewed rivalries having previously shared the stage in memorable contests at the UK Open and Players Championship Finals.

Price seemed to be cruising to the title as he led 6-1, before Ratajski stopped the rot with a 170 checkout which lit the blue touch paper for a remarkable comeback attempt.

This time it was Ratajski's turn to reel off six legs without reply to lead 7-6, but Price dug deep and stopped the rot with a 121 finish before the next leg saw the Welshman find double top with his last dart for a 74 finish to clinch his fourth PDC crown of 2019.

3. Combined record average
(PC30, Barnsley - Tuesday, October 15)

The final Players Championship event of the year saw Ian White and Max Hopp record the highest ever combined average in a broadcast match.

Despite averaging 111 in the last 32 contest, White was on the wrong end of a 6-2 scoreline as Hopp averaged an incredible 119.24.

The game featured ten 180s, six from Hopp and four from White, while Hopp landed the highest checkout with a 127.

2. Duzza's first PDC title
(PC4, Wigan - Sunday, February 17)

Glen Durrant (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Glen Durrant clinched his first PDC title in just his second weekend on the tour at Players Championship Four, with an 8-3 win over Dimitri Van den Bergh in the final.

The opening weekend of his PDC career saw him reach the final of Players Championship Two, before he went one better the following weekend.

The three-time Lakeside Champion won his Tour Card under huge pressure on the final day, and his two Players Championship wins helped him qualify for the World Matchplay and World Grand Prix where he made the semi-finals in both events.

1. Record-breaking Wright
(PC29, Barnsley - Monday, October 14)

Peter Wright set a new record for the highest ever recorded average in a live broadcast match at Players Championship 29.

Wright averaged 123.5 in his 6-0 quarter-final win against Krzysztof Ratajski, beating the previous record of 123.4, set by Michael van Gerwen in a 7-1 defeat of Michael Smith in the 2016 Premier League.

Unable to reach those heights in the next round, Wright was edged out 7-6 by eventual winner Brendan Dolan in the semi-finals.