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

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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

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Sep 30 2022

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

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

The first of four Players Championship events this week saw Chisnall scoop the £12,000 title at the Barnsley Metrodome with a superb performance in the final.

Chisnall also won September's Belgian Darts Open, and continued his fine run of form with some outstanding displays in seven victories on the day.

He recorded averages of 103 and 107 in early wins over Simon Whitlock and Maik Kuivenhoven, then whitewashed Tony Martinez and dropped just one leg in his last 16 clash with Gary Anderson, where both players averaged over 102.

Chisnall then ousted top seed Luke Humphries with a sensational 114 average in the quarter-finals, book-ending his performance with 11-dart legs.

He then overcame world number two Gerwyn Price 7-6 in the semi-finals in his tightest test of the day and was too strong for Northern Ireland's emerging star Rock in the decider.

Legs of 13, 12 and 12 darts helped Chisnall to storm into a four-leg leg before Rock hit back, cutting the gap from 6-1 to 6-4 at one stage with the aid of a 122 finish and legs of 14 and 13 darts.

However, the youngster missed his chance to pull back further in a key 11th leg, before Chisnall pinned double 16 in the next to seal the title.

"Today's been a very good day for me," said Chisnall, who hit a huge 35 maximum 180s during the event.

"The treble 20s were going in like there was no tomorrow, I was hitting 180s for fun all day and I'm very happy. I've hit big scores, three or four crucial 140 checkouts, and it's got me through."

Chisnall is now targeting back-to-back successes on Friday as the 128-player field return to action at the Barnsley Metrodome - and he is also looking to re-establish his status amongst the sport's top stars after dropping out of the top ten.

"My goal is to get back into the Premier League but it's just consistency," he continued. "If you don't get that consistency, you're not going to win these tournaments.

"I've always said that to win tournaments you need luck - to be fair today I don't think I've had any luck, I've just battered the people who I played! I can win them all if I play like that."

Rock has enjoyed an impressive debut year on the PDC circuit, and Thursday saw the 21-year-old win through to his first senior final - having won five Winmau Development Tour titles already in 2022.

"Josh Rock is the future," added Chisnall. "He is so good and he'll learn from these losses.

"I played him in the beginning of the year and he beat me twice, it's two-two now. There will be a lot of rivalry between me and him I think - even though I'm 20 years older than him!"

Rock achieved four ton-plus averages in six wins on a day which began with a whitewash of Ritchie Edhouse.

He averaged 102 to defeat Darren Webster, 110 against Dirk van Duijvenbode and then followed up victory over Kim Huybrechts by averaging 112.66 in his quarter-final win over Mike De Decker - who averaged almost 114 in reply!

He then saw off Sunday's Gibraltar Darts Trophy winner Damon Heta 7-3 in a high-quality semi-final which saw Rock average almost 109, before he was edged out by Chisnall.

Price's run to the semi-finals was his best in a Players Championship since he tasted victory in March, while Heta's strong form continued as he reached the last four.

Dutch youngster Gian van Veen won through to his first senior quarter-final alongside Humphries, De Decker and Mervyn King - who edged out World Champion Peter Wright in the last 16.

The week's four Players Championship events continue on Friday, with action from 1200 BST being streamed through PDCTV.

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