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.

Tour Card Holder Qualifiers confirmed for European Tour Events 1-3

European Tour

Jul 09 2021

Friday saw a treble-header of Tour Card Holder Qualifiers for the year's first three European Tour events take place.

Brilliant Wright denies Van Gerwen to claim PC20 title

ProTour

Jul 08 2021

Peter Wright produced an outstanding display to win a third Players Championship of 2021 to end PDC Super Series 5.

Ross Smith ends Dolan hoodoo to claim maiden title at PC19

ProTour

Jul 07 2021

Ross Smith claimed his maiden PDC ranking title at Players Championship 19 in Coventry on Wednesday.

Gutsy Dobey claims maiden ranking title at PC18

ProTour

Jul 06 2021

Chris Dobey claimed the first ranking title of his career in dramatic fashion to edge out Jose de Sousa in the PC18 final.

Bunting ends five-year title wait at Players Championship 17

ProTour

Jul 05 2021

Stephen Bunting ended his five-year PDC title drought at Players Championship 17.

Ten further Players Championship dates confirmed

ProTour

Jul 05 2021

Dates for a further ten Players Championship events have been confirmed for the second half of 2021.

Jose de Sousa took victory on the opening day of PDC Super Series 3 with an astonishing 8-1 defeat of Luke Humphries in Saturday's final in Niedernhausen.

Jose de Sousa took victory on the opening day of PDC Super Series 3 with an astonishing 8-1 defeat of Luke Humphries in Saturday's final in Niedernhausen.

The Grand Slam of Darts champion produced one of the most dominant performances ever seen in a final as he averaged 114 to scoop the £10,000 title.

That display came at the end of an untouchable day of darts at the H+ Hotel, as De Sousa averaged over 96 in all six matches on his way to the win.

He opened the day with a 101 average against Maik Kuivenhoven and saw off Ciaran Teehan, Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens to reach the quarter-finals before posting a 111 average in a 6-2 defeat of Brendan Dolan.

The Portuguese star then averaged almost 104 in his 7-2 semi-final win over Krzysztof Kciuk, and left Humphries with little chance in the final.

De Sousa opened the final with 180s in the opening two legs before Humphries broke back in leg three - a blow which seemed to spur on the Unibet Premier League ace.

He took leg four in ten darts to move 3-1 up, then fired in back-to-back 11-darters to pull clear before legs of 14 and 12 darts pushed him to the brink of a victory which was sealed on double ten in the next leg.

"This is a special moment," said De Sousa. "I played well but I think my doubles were the reason I got to the final, they helped me a lot today so I'm happy.

"Right now I'm feeling in great shape, and my triple 20s are easy to make, and when you make so many triples you come to the final.

"I'm very happy for my doubles today, it was so important for me to make my doubles. I came up in my percentage in my doubles so it's amazing for me.

"Today, the feeling was so good. This doesn't stop here and tomorrow I have another day, and I hope I can do the same."

Humphries reached his third final of 2021 as the former World Youth Champion chased his maiden senior title - but was again left to rue a master-class from his opponent.

He averaged 104 in seeing off Niels Zonneveld in round two and just short of 100 in his quarter-final win over Jason Lowe, while he also defeated Kevin McDine, Nick Kenny and Mervyn King.

The semi-finals saw him meet fellow former World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh, and he came from 4-0 and 6-4 down to snatch a 7-6 win to reach the final.

World Matchplay champion Van den Bergh enjoyed his best run in a ProTour event since August 2019 as he won through to the semi-finals, averaging 111 in a quarter-final defeat of Jamie Hughes and only losing eight legs on his way to the last four.

Poland's Kciuk enjoyed his best-ever finish on the PDC ProTour, producing two ton-plus averages in five wins on the day.

Premier League table-topper Nathan Aspinall continued his strong form with a nine-dart finish against Andy Boulton, although he was eliminated in the last 16 by Dolan.

World number two Michael van Gerwen, five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld and World Grand Prix finalist Dirk van Duijvenbode were amongst the first round casualties in Niedernhausen.

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