Hamilton Takes Maiden Title

ANDY HAMILTON picked up his first PDC Pro Tour title with a 3-1 win over Colin Lloyd in Sunday's StanJames.com Players Championship in Gibraltar.

The Stoke star overcame Andy Smith, Roland Scholten, Terry Jenkins and Alan Warriner-Little on his way to the final.

There, he took the first five legs without reply against the former World Number One, to put himself 2-0 up and within touching distance of the win.

Lloyd hit back to stay in the match on double four and then matched Hamilton blow for blow - the pair began with 180s - to win the deciding leg of the third set.

A third maximum of the game gave Hamilton the edge in the first leg of set four, which he won on double eight, and he then sealed the £5,000 first prize on double 16 after Lloyd missed two darts at double top.

Lloyd avenged Saturday's loss to Adrian Lewis in the quarter-finals with a victory at the same stage 24 hours later, and he overcame Colin Osborne in the semi-finals.

Michael van Gerwen ended Raymond van Barneveld's winning run with a superb 3-0 victory over the World Champion.

The 17-year-old had inflicted van Barneveld's last defeat - in a Players Championship in Holland last November - and dropped only one leg in repeating the feat against Saturday's winner.

The young Dutchman was eventually beaten by on-song Alan Warriner-Little, who enjoyed a run to the last four and also defeated Gary Welding, Wayne Mardle and John Part on the day.

Andy Hamilton is pictured being presented with a commemorative trophy by Stan James' Rachel Rottger and Gibraltar Sports Minister Fabian Vinet

StanJames.com Players Championship
First Round
Kirk Shepherd 3-1 Mick McGowan
Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Matt Clark
Raymond van Barneveld 3-0 Andrew Davies
Kevin Painter 3-2 Henry O'Neill
Carlos Jose Rodriguez Sequera 3-2 Barrie Bates
Alan Warriner-Little 3-0 Manolo v. Rodriguez
Wayne Mardle 3-0 Dyson Parody
Alan Tabern 3-0 Barry McLaren
Rocco Maes 3-1 Dave Ladley
John Part 3-0 Vincent van der Voort
Dave Askew Bye (Francisco Ruiz)
Darren Johnson Bye (Vernon Shepherd)
Terry Jenkins 3-0 Simon Craven
Alex Roy 3-0 Ian Eames
Ronnie Baxter 3-0 Bob Crawley
Lionel Sams 3-0 George Ramos
Roland Scholten 3-0 Alan Caves
Andy Smith 3-0 Kieran Leal
Shane Passey 3-0 Barry French
Andy Hamilton 3-0 Nigel Peden
Steve Beaton 3-0 Bob Avenell
Dave Honey 3-1 Jason Crawley
Colin Lloyd 3-1 Darren Webster
Denis Ovens 3-0 Nicholas Barbara
Justin Broton Bye (Chris Mason)
Bob Anderson 3-0 Henry Zapata
Adrian Lewis 3-0 Tony Randell
Wes Newton 3-1 Steve Grubb
Owen Caffrey 3-0 George Grant
James Wade 3-0 Dave Jowett
Colin Osborne 3-0 Kevin Spiolek
Ben Burton 3-1 Dylan Duo
Robert Watson-Lang 3-2 Dennis Priestley
Wayne Jones 3-0 Jim Leighton
Andy Jenkins 3-1 Steve Brown
Ian Whillis 3-1 Dennis Smith
Jon Archer 3-1 Martin Burchell
Peter Manley 3-1 Lee White
Mark Dudbridge Bye (Garrett Gray)
Tab Hunter 3-1 Yves Cottenge
Sean Palfrey 3-1 Mark Walsh

Second Round
Adrian Gray 3-2 Kirk Shepherd
Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Raymond van Barneveld
Kevin Painter 3-2 Jimmy Mann
Carlos Jose Rodriguez Sequera 3-1 Robbie Green
Alan Warriner-Little 3-0 Gary Welding
Wayne Mardle 3-0 Chris Sargeant
Alan Tabern Bye (Steve Maish)
John Part 3-1 Rocco Maes
Dave Askew Bye (Jason Clark)
Terry Jenkins 3-2 Darren Johnson
Alex Roy 3-0 Paul Wills
Ronnie Baxter 3-1 Paul Dillon
Lionel Sams 3-2 Richie Burnett
Roland Scholten 3-0 Alan Kimberley
Andy Smith 3-0 Ray Farrell
Andy Hamilton 3-0 Shane Passey
Wayne Atwood 3-1 Steve Beaton
Colin Lloyd 3-2 Dave Honey
Denis Ovens 3-0 John MaGowan
Jamie Cavan 3-1 Justin Broton
Bob Anderson 3-1 Danny Peach
Adrian Lewis 3-0 Peter Evison
Wes Newton 3-0 George Federico
James Wade 3-2 Owen Caffrey
Colin Osborne 3-0 Bruce Terrett
Ben Burton 3-2 Robert Watson-Lang
Jelle Klaasen 3-2 Wayne Jones
Colin Monk 3-1 Andy Jenkins
Ian Whillis Bye (Ian Branks)
Peter Manley 3-0 Jon Archer
Mark Dudbridge 3-1 Ian Critchett
Sean Palfrey 3-1 Tab Hunter
Losers £75

Third Round
Michael van Gerwen 3-2 Adrian Gray
Carlos Jose Rodriguez Sequera 3-2 Kevin Painter
Alan Warriner-Little 3-1 Wayne Mardle
John Part 3-0 Alan Tabern
Terry Jenkins 3-1 Dave Askew
Alex Roy 3-2 Ronnie Baxter
Roland Scholten 3-0 Lionel Sams
Andy Hamilton 3-1 Andy Smith
Colin Lloyd 3-1 Wayne Atwood
Denis Ovens 3-0 Jamie Cavan
Adrian Lewis 3-2 Bob Anderson
Wes Newton 3-1 James Wade
Colin Osborne 3-2 Ben Burton
Jelle Klaasen 3-0 Colin Monk
Peter Manley 3-1 Ian Whillis
Sean Palfrey 3-2 Mark Dudbridge
Losers £150

Fourth Round
Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Carlos Jose Rodriguez Sequera
Alan Warriner-Little 3-2 John Part
Terry Jenkins 3-1 Alex Roy
Andy Hamilton 3-1 Roland Scholten
Colin Lloyd 3-2 Denis Ovens
Adrian Lewis 3-2 Wes Newton
Colin Osborne 3-1 Jelle Klaasen
Peter Manley 3-1 Sean Palfrey
Losers £300

Alan Warriner-Little 3-1 Michael van Gerwen
Andy Hamilton 3-0 Terry Jenkins
Colin Lloyd 3-1 Adrian Lewis
Colin Osborne 3-2 Peter Manley
Losers £600

Andy Hamilton 3-1 Alan Warriner-Little
Colin Lloyd 3-1 Colin Osborne
Losers £1,250

Andy Hamilton 3-1 Colin Lloyd (2-0, 2-0, 1-2, 2-0)
Winner £5,000
Runner-Up £2,500