Heta lands maiden title on Autumn Series Day Two

PDC Autumn Series

Sep 13 2020

The PDC Autumn Series continues on Sunday with Day Two - watch live in PDCTV.

Autumn Series Day One victory for super Wright

PDC Autumn Series

Sep 12 2020

Peter Wright's brilliant 2020 continued as he opened the PDC Autumn Series with a superb Day One victory.

Top 25 player averages since the restart

PDC Autumn Series

Sep 12 2020

PDC stats analyst Christopher Kempf looks at who is in-form heading into the Autumn Series.

bwin World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier

World Series of Darts

Sep 11 2020

Joe Cullen, Steve Beaton, Vincent van der Voort & Harry Ward won places in the bwin World Series of Darts Finals.

Dan Dawson's five players to watch at the Autumn Series

PDC Autumn Series

Sep 11 2020

PDCTV commentator Dan Dawson picks five players to watch out for at the PDC Autumn Series.

Autumn Series Predictor game launched

PDC Autumn Series

Sep 10 2020

Three fantastic prizes are up for grabs in our Autumn Series Predictor game.

Player entries confirmed for PDC Autumn Series & World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier

PDC Autumn Series

Sep 08 2020

Player entries have been confirmed for the PDC Autumn Series and World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier.

Field confirmed for ET2 in Hildesheim

European Tour

Aug 05 2020

Autumn Series to be staged in September

PDC Autumn Series

Aug 02 2020

Darts' biggest stars will return to action at the PDC Autumn Series from September 12-16.

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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