Michael Smith doubles 2021 title tally at Players Championship 27

ProTour

Oct 22 2021

The 2021 PDC ProTour season continues with Players Championship 27 in Barnsley on Friday.

Cross continues winning form with PC26 title

ProTour

Oct 21 2021

Rob Cross continued his golden run of form to win Thursday's Players Championship 26 in Barnsley, defeating Ryan Searle 8-6 in a tight final.

Rydz doubles title tally at Players Championship 25

ProTour

Oct 20 2021

Callan Rydz doubled his PDC title tally at Players Championship 25 in Barnsley on Wednesday.

Battling Van den Bergh denies Lewis for PC24 triumph

ProTour

Oct 19 2021

Dimitri Van den Bergh made a remarkable comeback from 4-0 down to win his second ProTour title of 2021 at Players Championship 24.

Super Series 7 & World Series Finals Qualifier entries confirmed

ProTour

Oct 14 2021

Player entries have been confirmed for Super Series 7 and the World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier.

Youngsters impress as Hungarian Darts Trophy begins in Budapest

European Tour

Sep 03 2021

Bradley Brooks, Luke Humphries & Keane Barry were amongst the stand-out performers in the Hungarian Darts Trophy's first round.

Imperious Peter Wright wins fifth PDC title of 2021

ProTour

Aug 04 2021

PDC Super Series 6 concludes on Wednesday with Players Championship 23 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Sensational Searle Seals Super Series Win

ProTour

Aug 03 2021

The PDC Super Series 6 action continues on Tuesday with Players Championship 22 in Barnsley.

Players Championships 21-23 entries confirmed

ProTour

Jul 31 2021

Player entries have been confirmed for Players Championship events 21-23 (PDC Super Series 6).

Calendar update: Third Players Championship added in August

ProTour

Jul 24 2021

A number of amendments have been made to the PDC calendar, including the inclusion of a third Players Championship in August.

Ryan Searle won his first senior PDC title at Players Championship 3 in Wigan on Saturday, defeating Michael van Gerwen 8-6 in the final.

It was a first ever victory over Van Gerwen for Searle, whose rise from Challenge Tour to ProTour has seen him win five matches on the Alexandra Palace stage across the last two stagings of the World Championship.

Searle, who worked as a window cleaner until winning his Tour Card in January 2017, pockets the £10,000 top prize, which will be a major boost to his hopes of securing a debut in July's World Matchplay, having narrowly missed out in 2019.

A tough start to the day saw for Searle saw him overcome two-time Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price, before wins over Michael Smith and Glen Durrant on his way to the semi-finals.

Searle then defeated rising Dutch star Jeffrey de Zwaan 7-3 to set up a meeting with Van Gerwen, who got the better of Peter Wright by the same scoreline in their a repeat of New Year's Day's World Championship final.

The final saw Searle race into a 3-0 lead, before world number one Van Gerwen piled in three 180s across the next four legs to take a 4-3 lead.

Undeterred, Searle took out 78 to stop the rot and, after the next two legs were shared, the Devon man produced a 13-dart leg to go 6-5 up.

Van Gerwen was unable to find another break of throw as Searle sealed victory in style with another 13-darter to cap off one of the most significant days in his career to date.

"I just can't believe it," said Searle. "It's extra special to beat Michael in the final, it's a dream.

"I've been practicing a lot in my little man cave back home and playing out scenarios in my head - playing Michael in a final was one of them.

"When you get these chances you just have to take the opportunity and thankfully I did today.

"I think I let myself down a bit at the World Championship when I lost to Gary Anderson.

"I still don't think I've played my best, but I know what I can do.

"Nathan Aspinall beat me in the final of his first Players Championship win and look what's happened to him since then. Maybe it will be the same for me."

The third of 30 Players Championship events in 2020 saw the eighth and ninth nine-dart finishes of 2020 hit by Mensur Suljovic and Danny Noppert in their matches against Jeff Smith and Andy Boulton respectively.

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