Wade edges out Beaton to prevail at Players Championship 30

ProTour

Nov 05 2022

James Wade produced a superb comeback to edge out a resurgent Steve Beaton in Saturday's Players Championship 30 final, as the 2022 ProTour season drew to a close in Barnsley.

Ruthless Price denies Van Veen to claim Players Championship 29 title

ProTour

Nov 04 2022

Gerwyn Price claimed his sixth title of 2022 with victory over emerging Dutch star Gian van Veen in Friday’s Players Championship 29 final at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Players Championship 29-30 & GSOD Qualifier entries confirmed

ProTour

Nov 02 2022

Player entries have been confirmed for Players Championship Events 29-30 and the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts Tour Card Holder Qualifier in Barnsley this weekend.

Rock: I know I can become World Champion

ProTour

Oct 24 2022

Josh Rock insists he can emulate Rob Cross and become World Champion on his Alexandra Palace debut, after scooping his first senior PDC title in Barnsley on Sunday.

Wonderful Rock seals first senior title with sensational PC28 success

ProTour

Oct 23 2022

Josh Rock produced a series of sensational displays to clinch his first senior PDC ranking title in Barnsley on Sunday, averaging 108 to defeat top seed Luke Humphries 8-5 in Sunday's final.

Clinical Cross doubles 2022 title tally at PC27

ProTour

Oct 22 2022

Rob Cross claimed his second PDC title of the year at Players Championship 27.

Comeback kid Heta claims PC26 triumph

ProTour

Oct 21 2022

In-form Damon Heta picked up his second title in six days with a brilliant comeback against Dirk van Duijvenbode in Friday's Players Championship 26 final.

Chisnall defies Rock to claim Players Championship 25 title

ProTour

Oct 20 2022

Dave Chisnall secured his second ranking title inside a month by winning Players Championship 25, seeing off Josh Rock 8-4 in the decider.

2022 Players Championship 25-28 entries confirmed

ProTour

Oct 19 2022

Player entries have been confirmed for Players Championship Events 25-28 in Barnsley this week.

2023 PDC calendar unveiled

News

Sep 30 2022

The 2023 PDC calendar will see over 170 days of darts played around the world.

Rob Cross produced a classy display to clinch his first title of 2022 with an impressive 8-3 defeat of Luke Humphries in Friday’s Players Championship 24 final in Barnsley.

The pair were meeting in their third ranking final of the season, with Humphries winning both previous tussles to claim European Tour titles in Prague and Stuttgart.

However, Cross avoided the unwanted hat-trick by winning seven of the last eight legs to complete a comprehensive victory, denying Humphries his sixth ranking title of the campaign.

Following four straight holds to kick off Friday’s final, Cross struck the first blow with a 12-dart break in leg five, cementing that advantage to establish a two-leg buffer.

The 31-year-old then produced a sublime 123 checkout on the bull to stretch his lead to 6-3, and after converting a two-dart 76 kill to move to the brink of victory, he sealed the deal with a 15-darter via double ten.

“I’m enjoying my darts again,” said Cross, who averaged 98.87 in Friday's showpiece to secure his 12th PDC title.

“This week my form had been disastrous, but I turned up today and got the win, which takes a little bit of pressure off.

“These are great tournaments to win. Every player is capable of hitting 100+ averages, but getting back on that stage from September onwards, that’s where I want to be.

“That is where I belong, and I love it. My only goal is to win, nothing more, nothing less.”

Cross produced his best performance of the day in the semi-finals, averaging 109.49 to overcome Chris Dobey 7-4 in a spectacular showdown.

The 2018 World Champion was the epitome of consistency in Barnsley, easing past Karel Sedlacek and David Evans earlier in the day, before edging out UK Open semi-finalist Keane Barry in a last-leg shoot-out.

Cross then swept aside Mickey Mansell to seal his spot in the last eight, where he defeated Jose De Sousa - avenging his defeat against the Portuguese star at last month’s World Matchplay.

Humphries was unable to secure his second Players Championship crown of 2022, despite firing in four ton-plus averages, including a sensational 111.14 in his semi-final success against Martin Schindler.

The Newbury ace also posted a stunning 108.65 average to whitewash Luc Peters, having also recorded battling victories over American duo Danny Baggish and Jules van Dongen.

Humphries then defied ton-plus averages from Matt Campbell and Dimitri Van den Bergh to seal his place in the semi-finals, where he rattled in four successive 12-darters to stun Schindler.

“Credit to Rob, he deserves a title with the way he’s been playing this year,” said Humphries, who continues to close in on a place in the world’s top ten.

“In the quarter-finals and semi-finals today I pulled it out of the bag, I played really well, and I felt really good in the final, they just weren’t dropping in.”

German number two Schindler was featuring in his second Pro Tour semi-final in as many months, defeating veteran duo Steve Beaton and Simon Whitlock en route to the last four.

Two-time Pro Tour winner Dobey also impressed at the Barnsley Metrodome, posting two ton-plus averages and dumping out Mensur Suljovic before succumbing to an inspired Cross.

Elsewhere, Jack Main remarkably landed his second nine-darter in as many days, achieving perfection during his second round victory over Niels Zonneveld.

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