Grand Slam spot for PDC Summer Series + rankings update

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Jun 26 2020

The winner of a 2020 PDC Summer Series Order of Merit will receive a place in this year's Grand Slam of Darts.

Live darts to return with PDC Summer Series on July 8

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Jun 12 2020

Live darts will return on Wednesday July 8 with the launch of the PDC Summer Series.

Events Update: May & June 2020

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Apr 22 2020

PDC events during May & June, along with the BetVictor World Cup of Darts, will not now take place as planned.

May's Austrian Darts Open postponed

European Tour

Apr 09 2020

The Austrian Darts Open will not now take place as planned from May 1-3 in Graz.

Matt Porter interview: Disruption likely to continue

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Mar 25 2020

The PDC calendar could suffer further postponements in the coming weeks, admits Chief Executive Matt Porter.

April events on PDC tour postponed

Pro Tour

Mar 19 2020

The PDC's non-televised tour events planned for April have now been postponed.

New dates confirmed for German Darts Grand Prix

European Tour

Mar 18 2020

The 2020 German Darts Grand Prix in Munich has been rearranged for July 31-August 2.

Double postponement for PDC tour

ProTour

Mar 17 2020

The Development Tour events on March 21-22 and Players Championships on March 28-29 are to be postponed.

European Darts Open moves to August

European Tour

Mar 16 2020

The European Darts Open has been rescheduled for August 7-9 following the postponement of the original dates.

Rankings update after Players Championships 7-8

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Mar 16 2020

Ian White moves back into the world's top ten following his Players Championship 8 win.

A total of 30 Players Championship events are held throughout 2019, with prize money won counting towards the ProTour Order of Merit

Results & Stats

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DartConnect

NINE-DART STAR Michael van Gerwen was at his flamboyant best as he clinched the Players Championship Three title, beating Ian White 8-5 in the final at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan on Saturday.

In a day in which he hit a stunning nine-darter - his second in as many weekends - the world number one toyed with his opponents like a lion with its prey as he raced to a second ProTour title of 2019.

Van Gerwen's moment of perfection came in his third round clash with Jamie Hughes, landing a 177 and 174 to set up a 150 finish, which he confidently took out with two treble 19s and double 18 to secure the victory.

In the final, Van Gerwen was ruthless; averaging 105.7, his highest of the day, the Dutchman took out two 160 finishes and a showpiece 170 to clinch the title in style.

He started by taking the opening two legs, but White responded well to level things at 2-2.

Van Gerwen then landed the first of his 160 finishes, before hitting tops to reopen a two-leg advantage.

The next two legs went with throw, before back-to-back 12 darters - the second with a 170 checkout - from the World Champion put him in touching distance of the title.

He wasn’t done there though, as his second 160 checkout put him 7-3 ahead and on the brink of victory.

White made him wait for his crowning moment with a 12-darter and then a break of throw of his own, but ultimately was powerless to resist as Van Gerwen sealed the win.

The Dutch ace started his day with a routine 6-3 victory over Ryan Searle.

His statistically worst performance of the day was to follow as he averaged just 90 in a 6-4 win over Ross Smith.

But he soon took it up a notch as he saw off Hughes 6-3, including that perfect leg, before beating World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh by the same scoreline.

The quarter-finals again saw him run out a 6-3 winner, this time against new Tour Card holder Gavin Carlin - who was enjoying his best run yet in a PDC event.

And in the semi-finals, he comfortably dispatched Mervyn King 7-3 to set up the final with White.

World number 12 White, who has enjoyed regular success on the floor, was hunting his second ProTour title in eight months, and a first title since his European Tour win back in September 2018.

He started his run to the final with a convincing 6-1 win over Vincent Kamphuis, averaging 103.6 in the process.

With confidence flowing, he then dispatched Mark Webster 6-3 and Ryan Joyce and Darren Webster 6-4 respectively to reach the quarter-finals.

There he saw off John Henderson by the same scoreline to set up a semi-final clash with Newcastle’s Chris Dobey.

In a high quality encounter, White recovered from 3-2 down to string together four straight legs and lead 6-3 in an impressive middle spell.

Dobey responded with a break of throw and hold of his own but White was the one to progress a 7-5 winner, before falling at the final hurdle to Van Gerwen.

The Players Championship double-header continues on Sunday, with a further £75,000 to play for as 128 players compete.

All the action will be broadcast live for all PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide through PDCTV-HD on both days (1200 GMT start), with coverage from two boards throughout each event.

Full Results & Stats
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Players Championship Three
Saturday February 16, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
Last 16

Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gavin Carlin 6-1 Kim Huybrechts
Steve West 6-1 Ron Meulenkamp
Mervyn King 6-4 Andy Boulton
Ian White 6-4 Darren Webster
John Henderson 6-5 Jose De Sousa
Chris Dobey 6-5 Zoran Lerchbacher
Peter Wright 6-2 Toni Alcinas

Quarter-Finals
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Gavin Carlin
Mervyn King 6-5 Steve West
Ian White 6-4 John Henderson
Chris Dobey 6-3 Peter Wright

Semi-Finals
Michael van Gerwen 7-3 Mervyn King
Ian White 7-5 Chris Dobey

Final
Michael van Gerwen 8-5 Ian White