Matt Porter interview: Disruption likely to continue

News

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

News

Mar 16 2020

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

White wins first title of 2020

ProTour

Mar 15 2020

Ian White claimed his first title of the year at Players Championship 8.

New May dates for European Darts Grand Prix

European Tour

Mar 14 2020

The 2020 European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen has been rescheduled for May 29-31.

Aspinall wins Players Championship 7

ProTour

Mar 13 2020

Nathan Aspinall claimed the £10,000 top prize at Players Championship 7 in Barnsley.

ET3-4 Tour Card Holder Qualifiers

European Tour

Mar 13 2020

Five players enjoyed a European Tour qualifying double on Friday in Barnsley.

Players Championship events are held throughout the year, with prize money won counting towards the ProTour Order of Merit

All Players Championship events will be streamed live for PDCTV-HD Subscribers worldwide with coverage from two boards throughout each event.

GERWYN PRICE made it back-to-back PDC title wins with an 8-4 victory over Ricky Evans in the final of Players Championship 6, on a day which saw a nine-darter hit in Barnsley on Sunday.

Price followed up his Players Championship 5 triumph on Saturday with a series of stunning displays, ending the weekend with an incredible ten ton-plus averages from his 14 wins as he picked up his sixth PDC title.

The Welshman, who previously won back-to-back Players Championship events across separate weekends in 2016, became the 13th ProTour weekend double-event winner in PDC history.

The Grand Slam of Darts Champion began the day by edging past Harry Ward 6-5, before a stunning 112.7 average saw Price whitewash Zoran Lerchbacher 6-0.

The Welsh number one, who has made an unbeaten start to his second Premier League season, made it back-to-back whitewash wins against Josh Payne before a fourth consecutive 100-plus average saw Price power past David Pallett 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals.

There, he overcame Adrian Lewis 6-4, and followed it up with a 106 average to comfortably defeat Nathan Aspinall 7-2, before proving too strong for Evans to end the weekend with £20,000 in prize money, winning the title with a spectacular 170 finish.

"This weekend I proved to myself and a lot of people that I can play top quality darts," said Price, who will return to Premier League action in Exeter on Thursday.

"It's all a case of having confidence in myself, believing in my ability and I think I played phenomenally well all day.

"I'm happy with my consistency over the weekend and I couldn't have asked for a better way to win it than with a 170.

"Hopefully now I can carry this form into the Premier League and I can keep performing to this standard and win another TV title along the way."

Price began the final in untouchable form, racing into a 4-0 lead with two breaks of throw, before Evans stopped the rot with back-to-back legs, followed by a 108 checkout to go within a leg of Price at 4-3.

However, Price found double top with his last dart in hand to halt the Evans comeback, which he soon followed with a 105 finish using two double tops to break throw and make it 6-3.

Price held throw to go within a leg of the title, but after he missed eight match darts, Evans found double four to keep the contest alive.

Price was quick to put those missed darts behind him, as the following leg saw him land the biggest checkout in the game to seal an 8-4 victory.

Despite defeat in the final, it was a successful day for Evans who ended his five-year wait for a Players Championship final berth.

The Kettering thrower claimed the scalps of Daryl Gurney and Krzysztof Ratajski on his way to the quarter-finals, where he overcame Kyle Anderson and then Danny Noppert to reach the final.

Another top class day of action saw Ritchie Edhouse strike the tenth nine-dart finish of the 2019 PDC campaign, and the fifth perfect leg in three days of action in South Yorkshire, in his last 16 defeat to Noppert.

A day of surprise early exits saw Premier League stars Peter Wright, Michael Smith, Mensur Suljovic and Raymond van Barneveld all go out at the first round stage.

Former World Champion Rob Cross reached the last 32 along with Simon Whitlock, who ended his winless start to the year.