Harry Ward became the winner of Players Championship 16 after a very surprising Pro Tour day in Barnsley. All top 16 ranked players were knocked out after the fourth round.

Ward denied Max Hopp a third PDC title as the Derbyshire ace edged out the German 8-7 in the Players Championship final. It’s Big H’s first senior title. The 21-year-old missed three match-darts in the 14th leg before Hopp forced a leg-decider with a 18-darter. Ward had the throw in the last leg and held his nerves with a 15-darter for the win.
The former BDO World Youth Championship runner-up kicked off the tournament with wins against Vincent Kamphuis (6-3 ) and Madars Razma (6-2), before coming through leg-deciders against James Richardson, Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall. In the semi-final he beat Jose de Sousa to reach the final, while Hopp overcame Robert Thornton. The Scotsman beat number one seed Michael van Gerwen earlier on the day.
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Final

92.9 Ward, Harry 8 7 Hopp, Max 91.7

Semi-Finals

83.5 Hopp, Max 7 6 Thornton, Robert 85.3
89.4 Ward, Harry 7 4 De Sousa, Jose 93.6

Quarter-Finals

96.8 Thornton, Robert 6 3 Dobey, Chris 91.4
89.9 Hopp, Max 6 3 Noppert, Danny 97.3
89.1 Ward, Harry 6 5 Aspinall, Nathan 82.1
102.6 De Sousa, Jose 6 1 Taylor, Scott 96.7

Last 16

104.3 Thornton, Robert 6 3 Ratajski, Krzysztof 106.0
87.5 Dobey, Chris 6 0 Clayton, Jonny 76.7
94.0 Noppert, Danny 6 2 Chisnall, Dave 92.1
86.3 Hopp, Max 6 2 Tabern, Alan 82.0
82.8 Aspinall, Nathan 6 2 Gray, Adrian 82.9
92.2 Ward, Harry 6 5 Smith, Michael 103.7
98.8 Taylor, Scott 6 3 Henderson, John 99.2
94.5 De Sousa, Jose 6 5 van der Voort, Vincent 95.7
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Author: Pieter