Van Gerwen edges Wright for PDC Summer Series Day One win

PDC Summer Series

Jul 08 2020

Michael van Gerwen celebrated darts' return to action in brilliant fashion on Day One of the PDC Summer Series.

Players Championship events: The lowdown

PDC Summer Series

Jul 06 2020

Learn more about Players Championship events ahead of this week's PDC Summer Series.

Grand Slam spot for PDC Summer Series + rankings update

News

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

News

Jun 12 2020

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

Events Update: May & June 2020

News

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

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.

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.