Bunting defeats Wright after thriller, Noppert overcomes Ratajski
Stephen Bunting edged out Peter Wright at the Players Championship Finals after an absolute thriller. The former Lakeside champion claimed the win after a deciding leg.
It was a great game from both players, with 'Snakebite' and 'The Bullet' averaging over 98. However, Bunting made the difference on his finishing as he hit ten out of sixteen darts on the doubles. Wright leveled the game in the 18th leg with a 12-dart leg, before Bunting took the win in the decider with a superb 71 checkout.
Danny Noppert reached his first PDC major quarter-final after defeating giantkiller Krzysztof Ratajski. The Dutchman turned around a 2-3 deficit into a 10-4 victory and will face Bunting on Sunday afternoon in the quarter-finals.
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Evening session schedule
James Wade (89.00) 9-10 (87.34) Chris Dobey
Gary Anderson (100.58) 10-2 (91.78) Joe Cullen
Michael van Gerwen (104.06) 10-4 (93.65) Stephen Burton
Peter Wright (98.35) 9-10 (98.25) Stephen Bunting
Steve Lennon (92.35) 10-7 (90.44) Gabriel Clemens
Brendan Dolan (94.39) 6-10 (101.79) Daryl Gurney
Jonny Clayton (89.62) 10-5 (90.08) Ricky Evans
Krzysztof Ratajski (92.80) 4-10 (92.33) Danny Noppert