Players Championship 7-8 entries confirmed

ProTour

Mar 25 2022

Entries for the Players Championship double-header in Niedernhausen on March 26-27 have been confirmed.

Anderson admits relief at recapturing form

News

Mar 22 2022

Gary Anderson admits he is relieved to have recaptured his form in the last week having endured a tough start to 2022.

Williams wins first ProTour title at Players Championship 6

ProTour

Mar 20 2022

Jim Williams beat Ricky Evans 8-6 to win Players Championship 6 and secure his first ever PDC title.

Heta edges out Anderson for Players Championship 5 triumph

ProTour

Mar 19 2022

Damon Heta claimed his third PDC title with a superb 8-6 triumph over Gary Anderson in Saturday's Players Championship 5 final.

Players Championships 5-6 entries & European Tour 4-5 seeds confirmed

ProTour

Mar 16 2022

Player entries have been confirmed for Players Championship events 5-6, along with European Tour seeds.

ProTour amendments confirmed on PDC calendar

ProTour

Mar 09 2022

A number of amendments have been made to the PDC calendar in relation to ProTour events and European Tour Qualifiers.

Cullen doubles up with Players Championship 4 success

ProTour

Feb 13 2022

Joe Cullen made it back-to-back ProTour titles with victory at Players Championship 4 in Wigan.

Cullen claims second 2022 title with Players Championship 3 win

ProTour

Feb 12 2022

Joe Cullen claimed his second title of 2022 with victory in Players Championship 3 in Wigan on Saturday, defeating Damon Heta 8-4 in the final.

2022 European Tour update: Riesa confirmed, Wieze rescheduled

European Tour

Feb 09 2022

The PDC European Tour will return with the International Darts Open in Riesa from February 25-27.

Wright defeats Price to win Players Championship 2

ProTour

Feb 06 2022

Peter Wright continued his sensational start to 2022 by winning Players Championship 2 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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