Maiden senior title for Humphries at Players Championship 1

ProTour

Feb 05 2022

Luke Humphries secured his maiden senior ranking title with a superb 8-4 defeat of Ryan Searle in Saturday's Players Championship 1 final.

Players Championships 1-2 entries confirmed

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Jan 29 2022

Player entries have been confirmed for Players Championship events 1-2.

2022 PDC Tour Card Holders

ProTour

Jan 15 2022

A breakdown of the 128 PDC Tour Card Holders for the 2022 campaign.

PDC chairman Hearn announces record prize money for 2022

News

Dec 07 2021

PDC Chairman Eddie Hearn has announced that prize money on the PDC circuit will smash through the £15 million barrier in 2022.

2022 PDC calendar confirmed up to end of October

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Nov 12 2021

The 2022 PDC calendar will see over 150 days of darts played from January to October.

Battling Ratajski hits back against Cullen to claim PC30 win

ProTour

Nov 04 2021

Krzysztof Ratajski ended the 2021 Players Championship series on a high with a superb comeback win over Joe Cullen.

Van Gerwen recaptures winning feeling at Players Championship 29

ProTour

Nov 03 2021

Michael van Gerwen enjoyed his first ranking title win of the year at Players Championship 29.

Dobey defeats Searle to claim second ranking title

ProTour

Nov 02 2021

Chris Dobey won his second ranking title with victory over Ryan Searle in Players Championship 28 in Barnsley.

TV event places and Tour Cards on the line at Super Series 8

ProTour

Nov 01 2021

PDC stars will be competing for places in TV events and Tour Cards at Super Series 8.

Super Series 8 entries confirmed

ProTour

Oct 30 2021

Player entries have been confirmed for Super Series 8, which will take place at the Barnsley Metrodome from November 2-4.

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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