Results third round PC1: Van Barneveld, Anderson and Lewis knocked out in third round
Raymond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis suffered third round defeats at the first Players Championship of the year as Terry Jenkins remained in contention.
Van Barneveld was unable to challenge Dave Chisnall (1-6), while Lewis came up short against Keegan Brown: 3-6. Gary Anderson lost out in a deciding leg against a resurgent Benito van de Pas. Kim Huybrechts, Stephen Bunting and Kyle Anderson were among the other players eliminated.
Terry Jenkins reached the last 16 of a PDC -event for the first time since 2016 with a 6-3 win over Cristo Reyes. The Raging Bull had already knocked out Maik Langendorf and Mervyn King in his first two matches.
World-number-one Michael van Gerwen comfortably held off Josh Payne, with fellow Premier League stars Michael Smith and Rob Cross getting the better of Stephen Burton and Arron Monk respectively.
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Michael van Gerwen 6|1 Josh Payne
Danny Noppert 6|5 William O'Connor
Dave Chisnall 6|1 Raymond van Barneveld
Keegan Brown 6|3 Adrian Lewis
James Wilson 6|2 Jamie Bain
Ian White 6|2 Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith 6|1 Stephen Burton
Gerwyn Price 6|3 Stephen Bunting
Ryan Joyce 6|1 Wayne Jones
Michael Barnard 6|0 Kyle Anderson
Ron Meulenkamp 6|1 Kim Huybrechts
Terry Jenkins 6|3 Cristo Reyes
James Wade 6|1 Chris Dobey
John Henderson 6|2 Peter Hudson
Rob Cross 6|2 Arron Monk
Benito van de Pas 6|5 Gary Anderson