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Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals

Nov 24 2017

THE Mr Green Sport Players Championship Finals began on Friday with the first round at the Butlins Minehead Resort.

The 2020 Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals was staged at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from November 27-29.

The tournament saw the top 64 players from the final 2020 Players Championship Order of Merit competing for £500,000 in prize money.

Fans who had booked a Weekend Break Package will have the option to move their booking to the 2021 tournament or to a different Butlin's break, or to obtain a refund. Any queries should be directed to Butlin's via this link.

Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals
Schedule of Play
Friday November 27
First Round
Afternoon Session
Main Stage

Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 William O'Connor
Michael Smith 6-5 Boris Krcmar
Rob Cross 6-3 Jason Lowe
Joe Cullen 6-3 Adam Hunt
Luke Humphries 6-3 Devon Petersen 
Ryan Searle 6-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Simon Whitlock 6-4 Adrian Lewis 
Mervyn King 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Stage Two
Luke Woodhouse 6-4 Brendan Dolan 
Andy Boulton 6-4 Ryan Joyce 
Ryan Murray 6-4 Stephen Bunting 
Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski 
Gabriel Clemens 6-5 Martijn Kleermaker
Ian White 6-4 William Borland
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Mickey Mansell
Callan Rydz 6-2 Daryl Gurney

Evening Session
Main Stage

Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Scott Waites
Gary Anderson 6-4 Keegan Brown
Niels Zonneveld 6-3 James Wade 
Peter Wright 6-5 Ryan Meikle
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Darius Labanauskas
Gerwyn Price 6-2 John Henderson
Jose De Sousa 6-3 Mike De Decker

Stage Two
Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Derk Telnekes
Jamie Hughes 6-2 Ricky Evans 
Ross Smith 6-1 Kim Huybrechts
Damon Heta 6-1 Maik Kuivenhoven
Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Steve Lennon
Madars Razma 6-3 Chris Dobey
Wayne Jones 6-3 Glen Durrant 
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-3 Darren Webster 
Danny Noppert 6-1 Steve Beaton

Saturday November 28
Second Round
Afternoon Session
Main Stage

Ian White 6-3 Gabriel Clemens
Ross Smith 6-3 Nathan Aspinall 
Michael Smith 6-4 Gary Anderson
Joe Cullen 6-5 Rob Cross
Jose de Sousa 6-5 Vincent van der Voort
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Jamie Hughes
Peter Wright 6-1 Simon Whitlock
 
Stage Two
Luke Woodhouse 6-4 Andy Boulton
Karel Sedlacek 6-5 Madars Razma
Callan Rydz 6-4 Ryan Searle 
Damon Heta 6-5 Ryan Murray
Mervyn King 6-1 Danny Noppert 
Luke Humphries 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena 
Jeffrey de Zwaan 6-4 Wayne Jones 
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-1 Niels Zonneveld 
 
Third Round
Evening Session
Main Stage

Michael Smith 10-7 Jose de Sousa
Gerwyn Price 10-6 Luke Humphries
Peter Wright 10-9 Callan Rydz
Michael Van Gerwen 10-7 Jeffrey de Zwaan
 
Stage Two
Joe Cullen 10-8 Ian White 
Damon Heta 10-7 Ross Smith 
Mervyn King 10-5 Karel Sedlacek 
Dirk van Duijvenbode 10-1 Luke Woodhouse

Sunday November 29
Afternoon Session

Quarter-Finals
Mervyn King 10-8 Damon Heta 
Peter Wright 10-6 Michael Smith
Gerwyn Price 10-9 Joe Cullen
Michael van Gerwen 10-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Evening Session
Semi-Finals
Mervyn King 11-4 Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen 11-8 Gerwyn Price

Final
Michael van Gerwen 11-10 Mervyn King
 
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final
Bradley Brooks 6-5 Joe Davis

Prize Fund
Winner - £100,000
Runner-Up - £50,000
Semi-Finalists - £25,000
Quarter-Finalists - £15,000
Third Round Losers - £10,000
Second Round Losers - £5,000
First Round Losers - £2,500
Total - £500,000

Emotional Michael van Gerwen returned to winning ways on the big stage with a dramatic 11-10 defeat of Mervyn King as he claimed the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals title for a sixth time on Sunday night.

World number one Van Gerwen has endured over eight months without a televised title since winning the UK Open in March, but completed a brilliant weekend in Coventry by retaining the Players Championship Finals crown in a sudden-death leg.

The success sees Van Gerwen claim the Players Championship Finals title for a sixth time - a personal first which also sees him become only the second player in history, behind Phil Taylor, to win a televised event more than five times.

He was also back to his best throughout six games at the Ricoh Arena, averaging 102 for the the tournament before being visibly moved as he held the trophy aloft after a winning final of the highest quality.

"I'm proud of myself," admitted Van Gerwen. "I've worked hard for this, and to come back stronger and stronger like this means a lot to me.

"Of course, it's been a long time since I won a tournament so I'm glad I played a very nice tournament. I played well and I'm glad to have my hands back on the trophy.

"I've been out of form for a few months and you need to battle back. You have to fight back and I'm glad I did."

Van Gerwen averaged 110 in a sensational 10-5 quarter-final win over Dirk van Duijvenbode, which he sealed with a 148 checkout, before then seeing off Gerwyn Price 11-8 from 8-6 down in the semi-finals.

The final was another tight affair, with Van Gerwen opening with a 96 finish only for King to take out 115 and 107 on his way to a 3-1 lead.

Van Gerwen powered home finishes of 146 and 94 in back-to-back 12-darters to level, before a 14-darter moved him 4-3 up.

King capitalised on four misses from the Dutchman to square the final again, only for Van Gerwen to take out 72 and 160 to move two legs clear, before a 120 finish put the world number one 7-5 up.

After King once more hit back to level, Van Gerwen produced a brilliant 135 bull finish only to see his opponent hit the same bed to take out 126 before levelling at nine-all with a 13-darter.

Double eight moved Van Gerwen 10-9 up and to the brink of victory, before King posted tops for a 13-darter to create a deciding leg.

However, Van Gerwen was first to a finish and posted double eight with his fourth match dart to finally seal a memorable title.

"I had to play my best performance I could, because Mervyn was playing a phenomenal game," added the 31-year-old. "I couldn't get rid of him and he kept pushing me to the end.

"I needed a couple of really good finishes but I was thinking 'don't let this slip out of your hands'. That was the only thing that I was worrying about."

King, who was runner-up to Paul Nicholson in 2010, played his part in an epic decider after winning through to his first televised final for six years on Sunday.

The 53-year-old had averaged over 100 in a stellar quarter-final win as he saw off Damon Heta 10-8, before punishing a below-par performance from World Champion Peter Wright in an 11-4 semi-final success.

However, he was left to rue a fifth defeat in a televised PDC final as Van Gerwen left him waiting on 45 in their sudden-death leg.

Price followed up last year's run to the final of the event by reaching the semi-finals this time around, edging out Joe Cullen 10-9 in their quarter-final.

Wright, meanwhile, came from 6-5 down to defeat Michael Smith 10-6 in their last eight contest, which also saw the St Helens thrower miss double 12 for a nine-dart finish.

Sunday's decisive final session at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry also saw the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship final go to a sudden-death leg, as Bradley Brooks defeated Joe Davis to win that title.

Blackburn's Brooks, 20, claimed a £10,000 top prize and also qualifies for next month's William Hill World Darts Championship.