PDC's November 2022 schedule confirmed

News

Jun 28 2022

The Grand Slam of Darts will return to Wolverhampton in 2022, following confirmation of November's PDC schedule.

Wonderful Williams claims incredible win at PC17

ProTour

Jun 15 2022

Scott Williams claimed a host of huge scalps to clinch his first PDC Pro Tour title in fairytale fashion at Players Championship 17 on Wednesday.

Sensational Smith lands third consecutive Pro Tour title at PC16

ProTour

Jun 14 2022

Michael Smith continued his magnificent form to clinch a third consecutive Pro Tour title with victory over Dirk van Duijvenbode in a remarkable Players Championship 16 final in Germany.

2022 Players Championship 16-17 entries confirmed

ProTour

Jun 13 2022

Entries have been confirmed for the Players Championship double-header in Niedernhausen on June 14-15.

Two new Players Championship dates confirmed

ProTour

Jun 10 2022

Two Players Championship events originally scheduled to be held later in 2022 have been rescheduled.

Nine-dart Smith goes back-to-back at Players Championship 15

ProTour

May 11 2022

Michael Smith produced a stunning day of darts to earn his second title in two days at Players Championship 15.

Michael Smith scoops Players Championship 14 title

ProTour

May 10 2022

Michael Smith secured his first title of 2022 at Players Championship 14.

ET8, ET9 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers confirmed

European Tour

May 09 2022

Tour Card Holder Qualifiers for European Tour Events Eight and Nine took place on Monday in Wigan.

Emotional Aspinall reflects on 'terrible' six months after title win

ProTour

Apr 11 2022

An emotional Nathan Aspinall reflected on a nightmare six months after ending his two-year wait for a PDC ranking title on Sunday.

Aspinall battles injury to claim PC13 title

ProTour

Apr 10 2022

The 2022 PDC ProTour season continues with Players Championship 13 in Barnsley on Sunday.

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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