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.

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.

DAVE CHISNALL claimed his second ProTour title of 2019 with an 8-6 defeat of Daryl Gurney in the final of Players Championship 7 in Wigan on Saturday.

The opening day of the fourth ProTour weekend of the year saw Chisnall follow up February's Players Championship 2 triumph by landing the 14th PDC title of his career at the Robin Park Tennis Centre.

Chisnall's day began with a 6-1 rout of Davy van Baelen, before he hit averages of 104.3, 102.7 and 108.4 to power past Ritchie Edhouse, Stephen Bunting and Rob Cross respectively to reach the quarter-finals.

There, he overcame Vincent van der Voort 6-3 to maintain his record of losing no more than three legs in a match throughout the day, before producing a magnificent 109.1 average to see off Mark McGeeney 7-2 in the semi-finals.

Chisnall continued to hit the treble 20 with incredible regularity in the final, taking the lead for the first time at the business end of the contest and seeing it out to claim the £10,000 top prize.

 

"I've been playing really well in practice and I knew I would take some beating today," said Chisnall, who also reached the semi-finals of Players Championship 5.

"There were some great performances from me today, I didn't bring my best game into the final but I took my chances at the crucial points.

"This could be a massive year for me, I believe I can win 15 or 16 titles. I'm playing well enough and I've got a great team behind me so why not?

"My goal is to be in all the big tournaments but you've got to be playing well to get in them and so far this year that's what I'm doing, now I need to keep my form going."

An enthralling final began with Chisnall missing four darts at double, allowing Gurney to break and take a 2-0 advantage, only for Chisnall to break back and follow it up with a 13-dart hold to level at 2-2.

A fantastically-timed 180 from Gurney piled the pressure on Chisnall, who missed two darts at double as Gurney stepped in to take out 60 to break and open up daylight at 5-3.

Once again, Chisnall fired back with an 11-dart break of throw, which he followed up with a 119 checkout on the bull to make it 5-5.

Gurney, who was competing in his tenth PDC final, regained the lead at 6-5 with a 13-darter, but Chisnall replied in kind to level it up once more and make it a race to two legs for the title.

Gurney then missed seven darts at double and Chisnall punished by landing double top to lead for the first time, before holding throw to complete a perfectly-timed sprint to the finish.

Players Championship Finals winner Gurney fell just short in his bid for a first floor title since 2017, but the Northern Irishman impressed with a string of impressive performances, including a 7-2 win over Gerwyn Price, to reach his first ProTour final since September 2018.

Mark McGeeney reached his first ProTour semi-final since winning his Tour Card in January, while Ron Meulenkamp and Van der Voort made it to the last eight of a ProTour event for the first time this year.

It was a disappointing return to ProTour action for Gary Anderson who exited at the last 64 stage along with Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade and Adrian Lewis, while there were shock first round defeats for Peter Wright and Michael Smith.

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