Anderson ends title drought with superb PC8 triumph


Mar 20 2023

Gary Anderson ended his three-year wait for a PDC ranking title by defeating Krzysztof Ratajski 8-5 in Monday's Players Championship 8 final in Hildesheim.

First ranking title of 2023 for Van Gerwen with PC7 success


Mar 19 2023

Michael van Gerwen picked up his first ranking title of 2023 by defeating Josh Rock 8-4 in Sunday's Players Championship 7 final in Hildesheim.

PDC Order of Merit changes following 2023 Players Championships 5-6


Mar 13 2023

Ross Smith has entered the top 16 on the PDC Order of Merit for the first time following 2023 Players Championship Events Five and Six.

Imperious Van Duijvenbode storms to Players Championship 6 success


Mar 12 2023

Dirk van Duijvenbode clinched his second ProTour title of 2023 with a superb 8-4 success against Ryan Searle in Sunday's Players Championship 6 final at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Super Smith sinks Anderson to seal second ProTour crown


Mar 11 2023

Ross Smith denied a resurgent Gary Anderson to claim Players Championship 5 glory and celebrate his second ProTour title in Barnsley on Saturday.

Players Championships 5-6 entries & ET5-6 seeds confirmed


Mar 07 2023

Player entries have been confirmed for the Players Championship double-header in Barnsley, along with the 16 seeded players for ET5-6.

Vintage Van Duijvenbode wins Players Championship 4


Feb 19 2023

Dirk van Duijvenbode dispatched Ryan Searle 8-2 to clinch Players Championship 4 success on a sensational day of darts in Barnsley on Sunday.

Huybrechts dispatches Clemens to end title drought in Barnsley


Feb 18 2023

Kim Huybrechts stormed to Players Championship 3 victory in Barnsley on Saturday, courtesy of a comprehensive 8-1 win against Germany's number one Gabriel Clemens.

Players Championships 3-4 entries & ET3-4 seeds confirmed


Feb 15 2023

Player entries have been confirmed for this weekend's Players Championship double-header in Barnsley, along with the 16 seeded players for ET3-4.

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 in Barnsley.

Australian star Heta claimed the Gibraltar Darts Trophy title on Sunday night, and pocketed a further £12,000 in prize money with his second Players Championship win of 2022.

Heta had also won through to Thursday's semi-finals in Barnsley, and was in danger of missing out in the decider 24 hours later after Van Duijvenbode made the stronger start.

The Dutchman broke throw in the opening leg, moved 2-0 up and held a 4-2 advantage before Heta hit top gear.

The World Cup winner produced a 13-darter and then broke with a 14-darter to level, and reeled off back-to-back 11-dart legs as he stormed to victory with six in a row.

Heta ended the final with an average of 103.52 - one of five ton-plus averages he achieved on Friday in seven victories.

He whitewashed Niels Zonneveld in the first round, enjoyed a 6-1 win over Premier League star James Wade with a 106 average and saw off world number two Gerwyn Price 7-3 in the semi-finals.

"I'm real stoked," said Heta. "I'm really happy with the way I've played in the last couple of days. I just feel really comfortable.

"Today was always about I composed myself. It was always about how I play, what I can do and taking my chances and that's something I've learned.

"I think over these last few months I've really learned a lot, and hopefully this is the norm and I keep doing great things."

Van Duijvenbode had been aiming to claim his third Players Championship title of the year, and produced some consistently superb darts during the event.

He overcame Scott Marsh, Luke Woodhouse, Gian van Veen, Danny Noppert, Damian Mol and Boris Krcmar on the day, only to see his title hopes dashed by Heta's comeback.

Price won through to a second successive semi-final, while Krcmar was appearing in the last four for the first time since February after recording three ton-plus averages in five wins.

World Championship finalist Michael Smith was joined in the quarter-finals by Mol, Alan Soutar and Matt Campbell - who defied a 108 average from Thursday's runner-up Josh Rock to win a high-quality last 16 tie.

Friday's event also featured a nine-darter by Jonny Clayton - the 40th since the World Championship - during his first round win over Ryan Meikle.

Saturday will see the third of four Players Championship events in Barnsley take place, with a further £12,000 top prize on offer as 128 players compete for the title.

Coverage will be broadcast via PDCTV from 1200 BST.