Brilliant Chisnall completes handful of 2023 titles with PC30 triumph

ProTour

Nov 02 2023

Dave Chisnall claimed a fifth ranking title of 2023 as the ProTour season concluded with Players Championship 30 in Barnsley on Thursday.

Impressive Price powers to PC29 title

ProTour

Nov 01 2023

Gerwyn Price stormed to an emphatic 8-3 victory over Dave Chisnall in Wednesday's Players Championship 29 decider to secure his seventh PDC title of 2023.

2023 Players Championships 29-30 entries confirmed

ProTour

Oct 26 2023

Player entries have been confirmed for next week's Players Championship double-header, as the 2023 PDC ProTour season concludes in Barnsley.

Nine-dart star Smith claims PC28 glory

ProTour

Oct 21 2023

Ross Smith claimed his second ranking title of 2023 as he landed a nine-dart finish on the way to glory in Players Championship 28.

Surprise package Szaganski causes a sensation with PC27 success

ProTour

Oct 20 2023

Radek Szaganski secured his maiden PDC ranking title with victory over Connor Scutt in Friday’s Players Championship 27, to cap off an astonishing day of action in Barnsley.

Resurgent Joyce stuns Price to end title drought at PC26

ProTour

Oct 19 2023

Ryan Joyce clinched his second PDC ranking title with victory in Players Championship 26, culminating in a dramatic comeback win over Gerwyn Price in Thursday's decider.

Nine-dart Anderson defeats Rock to seal PC25 glory

ProTour

Oct 18 2023

Gary Anderson continued his blistering form to secure Players Championship 25 glory on Wednesday, defeating Josh Rock 8-4 in the decider to claim back-to-back ProTour titles in Barnsley.

2023 Players Championships 25-28 entries confirmed

ProTour

Oct 13 2023

Player entries have been confirmed for next week's Players Championship events, as the 2023 PDC ProTour season continues in Barnsley.

Awesome Anderson scoops PC24 title

ProTour

Sep 29 2023

Gary Anderson won his second ranking title of 2023 on Friday, continuing his superb form in Barnsley to defeat Ryan Joyce 8-4 in the Players Championship 24 final.

Rampant Chisnall wins Players Championship 23 in Barnsley

ProTour

Sep 28 2023

Dave Chisnall celebrated his second PDC ranking title in the space of five days with a sensational 8-3 victory against Luke Humphries in Thursday's Players Championship 23 decider in Barnsley.

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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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.

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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