Sensational Searle Seals Super Series Win

ProTour

Aug 03 2021

The PDC Super Series 6 action continues on Tuesday with Players Championship 22 in Barnsley.

Players Championships 21-23 entries confirmed

ProTour

Jul 31 2021

Player entries have been confirmed for Players Championship events 21-23 (PDC Super Series 6).

Calendar update: Third Players Championship added in August

ProTour

Jul 24 2021

A number of amendments have been made to the PDC calendar, including the inclusion of a third Players Championship in August.

Tour Card Holder Qualifiers confirmed for European Tour Events 1-3

European Tour

Jul 09 2021

Friday saw a treble-header of Tour Card Holder Qualifiers for the year's first three European Tour events take place.

Brilliant Wright denies Van Gerwen to claim PC20 title

ProTour

Jul 08 2021

Peter Wright produced an outstanding display to win a third Players Championship of 2021 to end PDC Super Series 5.

Ross Smith ends Dolan hoodoo to claim maiden title at PC19

ProTour

Jul 07 2021

Ross Smith claimed his maiden PDC ranking title at Players Championship 19 in Coventry on Wednesday.

Gutsy Dobey claims maiden ranking title at PC18

ProTour

Jul 06 2021

Chris Dobey claimed the first ranking title of his career in dramatic fashion to edge out Jose de Sousa in the PC18 final.

Bunting ends five-year title wait at Players Championship 17

ProTour

Jul 05 2021

Stephen Bunting ended his five-year PDC title drought at Players Championship 17.

Ten further Players Championship dates confirmed

ProTour

Jul 05 2021

Dates for a further ten Players Championship events have been confirmed for the second half of 2021.

Players Championship events are held throughout the year, with prize money won counting towards the ProTour Order of Merit

All Players Championship events will be streamed live for PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide with coverage from two boards throughout each event.

GLEN DURRANT landed his second PDC ranking title at Players Championship 15 at The Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday.

The opening day of the ProTour double-header weekend saw Durrant double his haul of PDC crowns since joining the professional circuit in January, following up his Players Championship 4 victory in February.

Three-time Lakeside Champion Durrant secured a remarkable result in the semi-finals, defeating Michael van Gerwen 7-2 in the first meeting between the pair to reach the final where he proved too strong for Darius Labanauskas, running out an 8-1 victor.

Durrant's day started with 6-0 whitewashes over Matthew Edgar and Simon Stevenson, which he followed up with two 6-4 wins over Kyle Anderson and Danny Noppert.

The 48-year-old then defeated Michael Smith 6-4, before convincing victories over Van Gerwen and Labanauskas saw him clinch the £10,000 top prize.

"It feels absolutely fantastic, I can't put into words how happy I am right now," said Durrant, who has secured a provisional place in July's Betfred World Matchplay.

"Last weekend on the Euro Tour was really difficult to me but this weekend has been perfect. I had a fabulous week in practice and I knew I was playing well.

"I was determined to enjoy today but to win another title is pretty special. I joined the PDC for moments like this.

"Before I played Michael [van Gerwen] I asked if I could have his shirt which I immediately regretted as it showed weakness, but he didn't play his best game and I was able to capitalise.

"I've totally exceeded the initial targets I set myself at the start of the year and soon my goals will be changing but I'm not putting too much pressure on myself at the moment."

A one-sided final between world ranked 70 and 91 saw Durrant punish Labanauskas' missed darts at double as he raced into a 3-0 lead, before Labanauskas chalked his first leg on the board to make it 3-1.

However, that was as good as it got for Labanauskas, who made history in becoming the first Lithuanian player to reach a PDC ranking final, as Durrant ruthlessly reeled off five consecutive legs to run out victorious in his third PDC final since joining the circuit.

Despite defeat in the final, Labanauskas also continued his strong first year as a PDC professional with his first appearance in a ranking final.

Labanauskas, who will represent Lithuania in June's BetVictor World Cup of Darts, claimed victories over Gabriel Clemens, Bradley Brooks, Cristo Reyes and Steve Beaton, before saving his best two performances of the day for his quarter-final and semi-final matches.

His last eight meeting with Ryan Meikle saw him pick up a 6-2 success, before a 99.9 average saw Labanauskas get the better of Ron Meulenkamp 7-4 to reach the final.

A high-quality Saturday also saw Dave Chisnall hit a nine-dart finish in his Last 64 clash with Reyes, although the Spanish number one went on to claim a 6-5 victory.

It was also a positive day for four-time Development Tour title winner Meikle, who reached his first senior PDC quarter-final, and for Chris Dobey, who made it through to his second quarter-final of 2019.

Meulenkamp also made it through to his third PDC ranking semi-final, but once again failed to make it past the final four hurdle.

Departing Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld produced a 104.9 average to beat Jamie Hughes 6-5, but went out at the last 32 stage.

Peter Wright, James Wade, Adrian Lewis and Corey Cadby all exited before the Last 32.

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