Van Duijvenbode edges out Searle for PC12 success

ProTour

Apr 09 2022

Dirk van Duijvenbode claimed his second PDC ranking title with an 8-7 success over Ryan Searle in the Players Championship 12 final.

ET6, ET7 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers confirmed

European Tour

Apr 08 2022

Tour Card Holder Qualifiers for European Tour Events 6 and 7 took place on Friday at the Barnsley Metrodome.

European Tour 6-7 seeds & qualifier entries confirmed

European Tour

Apr 04 2022

Seeded players have been confirmed for European Tour Events Six and Seven, along with player entries for qualifiers.

Players Championships 12-13 entries confirmed

ProTour

Apr 04 2022

Player entries have been confirmed for Players Championship events 12-13.

Sensational Searle seals Players Championship 11 success

ProTour

Apr 03 2022

Ryan Searle scooped his third PDC ranking title with a superb 8-3 success against Nathan Aspinall in the Players Championship 11 final.

Comeback king Van Gerwen denies Wright to claim PC10 title

ProTour

Apr 02 2022

Michael van Gerwen won his second Players Championship title within a week with a superb comeback to defeat Peter Wright.

Jansen claims maiden title at Players Championship 9

ProTour

Apr 01 2022

Danny Jansen claimed his first PDC ranking title at Players Championship Nine in Barnsley on Friday.

Van Gerwen: "I will be top soon, don't worry!"

ProTour

Mar 27 2022

Michael van Gerwen has warned rivals Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price that he has his sights set on returning to the top of the PDC Order of Merit.

Van Gerwen denies Schindler to scoop Players Championship 8 title

ProTour

Mar 27 2022

Michael van Gerwen denied Martin Schindler a first ProTour triumph to continue his own run of success with a second ranking title of 2022.

Price doubles 2022 title tally at Players Championship 7

ProTour

Mar 26 2022

Gerwyn Price doubled his 2022 title tally with victory at Players Championship 7 in Niedernhausen on Saturday.

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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