Superb Clayton defies Plaisier to win Players Championship 14

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Jonny Clayton returned to winning ways with an 8-5 victory against Wesley Plaisier in Wednesday’s Players Championship 14 final in Milton Keynes.

Super Smith edges Plaisier for Players Championship 13 title

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Ross Smith won his fifth PDC ranking title by defeating Wesley Plaisier 8-7 to claim Players Championship 13 glory in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.

2024 Players Championships 13-14 Player entries confirmed

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Player entries have been confirmed for next week's Players Championship double-header, as the 2024 PDC ProTour season continues in Milton Keynes.

PDC Order of Merit update following PC11-12

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Dimitri Van den Bergh has regained his place in the world's top eight after claiming the third Players Championship title of his career in Hildesheim on Wednesday.

Van den Bergh doubles 2024 title tally with PC12 victory

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Dimitri Van den Bergh doubled his 2024 title tally at Players Championship 12 in Hildesheim on Wednesday, defeating Matt Campbell 8-3 in the final.

Spirited Soutar wins maiden PDC title in Hildesheim

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Alan Soutar secured his maiden PDC ranking title with a deciding-leg success against Daryl Gurney in Tuesday’s Players Championship 11 decider.

2024 Players Championships 11-12 Player entries confirmed

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Player entries have been confirmed for next week's Players Championship double-header in Hildesheim, as the 2024 PDC ProTour season continues in Germany.

Dolan denies De Graaf to return to winner's circle in Hildesheim

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Brendan Dolan won his first ranking title for almost two years after defeating Jeffrey de Graaf in Tuesday's Players Championship Ten decider in Hildesheim.

Super Smith hits back to deny Joyce for PC9 title

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Michael Smith won his first ranking title for 11 months as he hit back to deny Ryan Joyce in Monday's Players Championship 9 final in Hildesheim.

2024 Players Championships 9-10 Player entries confirmed

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Player entries have been confirmed for next week's Players Championship double-header in Hildesheim, as the 2024 PDC ProTour season continues in Germany.

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HARRY WARD claimed his first PDC title at Players Championship 16 in Barnsley on Sunday, defeating Max Hopp 8-7 in a dramatic final.

21-year-old Ward, who won his PDC Tour Card at UK Qualifying School in January 2019, continued his remarkable rise with a first title within four months of playing full-time on the professional circuit on the second day of the ProTour weekend double-header.

The Derbyshire youngster was ranked 88th on the PDC Order of Merit at the start of play, but produced a string of impressive displays to reach his third ranking quarter-final of the year.

Defeats of Vincent Kamphuis, Madars Razma, James Richardson led to a meeting with World Championship runner-up Michael Smith in the Last 16, where a 145 finish saw him come through a deciding leg.

Ward then overcame Nathan Aspinall 6-5, which he followed up with a 7-4 win over Jose de Sousa to reach the final where he held his nerve to defeat Hopp and claim the £10,000 star prize.

"This is unreal, I'm so, so happy to win this title," said Ward.

"Max is a great player and it was a really tough final, and after I missed three darts for the match I began to doubt myself a bit.

"I rode my luck at times but that's what you have to do sometimes and I'm really pleased that I made the most of it.

"I went to Q School without expecting to win a Tour Card so to achieve what I have done over the past few months is fantastic for me, and now I want to kick on further."

The final between 21-year-old Ward and 22-year-old Hopp began with a stunning 133 checkout from Ward, who doubled his lead only for Hopp to fire back to restore parity.

Ward fired in his 20th 180 of the day before finding tops to break throw and 5-3 up, and followed it up with another 13-darter to take a commanding 6-3 lead.

Hopp once again fought back, taking out a magnificent 150 finish to make it three straight legs for the German number one, who was bidding for his third PDC title in just over a year.

At 7-6 up, Ward missed three match darts, allowing Hopp to his double ten with his last dart in hand to take a thrilling encounter to a last-leg shoot-out.

Hopp piled on the pressure with visits of 180 and 125, but Ward was unshaken as he took out 68 to seal a historic win in his short career.

It was also a significant day for Robert Thornton, who returned to form with a win over Michael van Gerwen in the Last 32, which he followed with the third nine-dart finish of his career in a 6-3 win over Krzyszytof Ratakski.

The former World Grand Prix champion then defeated Chris Dobey to reach his first PDC semi-final in almost two years, where he was eventually defeated by Hopp.

Back-to-back quarter-final appearances across the weekend for Dobey move him into the world's top 32 for the first time, Challenge Tour high-flyer Scott Taylor reached his second ProTour quarter-final and Portgual's Jose de Sousa reached his first PDC semi-final.

Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis and Corey Cadby all fell before the Last 16 stage, while Raymond van Barneveld and Players Championship 15 winner Glen Durrant both suffered first round defeats.

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