Wright eases past Hopp and Ratajski produces another comeback to see off Lewis

The final games in the second round at the Players Championship Finals in Minehead have been completed with Peter Wright and Krzysztof Ratajski both through.

Wright has admitted by his own standards that he hasn’t been playing well but put in a good performance against Max Hopp. Averaging 93 with 55% on his doubles claimed him a brilliant 6-2 win.
The final game on the main stage for the afternoon session saw Krzysztof Ratajski take on Adrian Lewis in a game that had been moved from Stage Two.
Ratajski produced a stunning comeback though meaning it was worthy of being moved. ‘The Polish Eagle’ went 3-1 down but soared to the win reeling off five straight legs akin to his win vs Gerwyn Price yesterday. He will play Danny Noppert later.
On Stage Two, Jonny Clayton saw off Michael Smith in a clash that went to a deciding leg. He survived one match dart from the ‘Bully Boy’ but he himself missed six before pinning 80 in the decider.
Then Joe Cullen ended proceedings with a 6-4 win over Steve Beaton. He hit five 180’s on the way to a good win and he sets up a rematch from the World Matchplay with Gary Anderson later in the process.
Click here for more information about the Players Championship Finals.
Afternoon session schedule
Main Stage
Daryl Gurney (96.92) 6-5 (93.63) Ryan Searle
James Wade (98.57) 6-4 (96.02) Nathan Aspinall
Dave Chisnall (92.82) 3-6 (93.59) Chris Dobey
Cristo Reyes (81.19) 5 (11) 6 (79.34) Steve Lennon
Gary Anderson (105.53) 6-1 (97.4) Simon Whitlock
Michael van Gerwen (106) 6 (11) 1 (89.34) Keegan Brown
Peter Wright (93.17) 6-2 (90.08) Max Hopp
Adrian Lewis (92.74) 3-6 (93.62) Krzysztof Ratajski
Stage Two
Stephen Bunting (84) 6-4 (82.59) Madars Razma
James Wilson (91.61) 5-6 (99.34) Gabriel Clemens
Jeffrey de Zwaan (96.75) 2-6 (99.69) Ricky Evans
Stephen Burton (94.94) 6-3 (93.93) Darren Webster
Ian White (85.59) 3-6 (86.51) Brendan Dolan
Danny Noppert (91.84) 6-5 (91.67) Mervyn King
Michael Smith (93.92) 5-6 (85.35) Jonny Clayton
Steve Beaton (94.92) 4-6 (95.7) Joe Cullen


Most read

How to watch the 2020 World Series of Darts Finals live

The live darting action continues this weekend with the World Series of Darts Finals taking place at the Salzburgarena in Aus...

Ashton claims massive scalp with opening round win over Smith in early results on Day One of PDC Autumn Series

Already there has been a big result in the PDC Autumn Series with Lisa Ashton sending Michael Smith home early on Day One wit...

PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit after Day Five

The PDC Autumn Series will be played from September 12-16. The results will count towards the PDC Autumn Series Order of Meri...

Timeline: How the BDO slowly bled to death after 47 years

What had been in the air for quite some time after a financial problems, messing around with tournament draws and a bad comme...

Van Gerwen dumped out in second round of PDC Autumn Series Day Two by Heta

Michael van Gerwen is out in the second round of the PDC Autumn Series after Damon Heta claimed a big scalp on Day Two.Van Ge...

Van der Voort complains about dartboard at World Series of Darts Finals: 'I bet to any money in the world something is different'

Vincent van der Voort booked a 6-0 whitewash victory over Joe Cullen to secure a place in the second round at the World Serie...

Results Day One - PDC Autumn Series: Wright sees off Razma in rout to win title (Live Blog)

The 14th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the first day of the PDC Autumn Series. All results c...

Draw released for World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier: Clayton set to face Ashton, Beaton against Van Duijvenbode

The draw has been released for the World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier which begins six days of action in Niedernhausen wi...

Lewis decides to "step away" from darts temporarily after PDC Autumn Series withdrawals

Jamie Lewis has decided to step away from darts temporarily after he withdrew from the last few days of the PDC Autumn Series...

Van Gerwen makes a return to old darts for PDC Autumn Series

Michael van Gerwen has decided to go back to his old darts, which he used before switching to darts manufacturer Winmau.The w...

Read more

Just in

Kenny remains unbeaten to claim PDC Home Tour II Group Nine, joined by Dobey and Bates in next phase

Nick Kenny is through the penultimate group of PDC Home Tour II after remaining unbeaten throughout Wednesday with six wins i...

Five-time world champion Van Barneveld makes comeback on PDC circuit in 2021

One year into his darts retirement, Raymond van Barneveld has revealed plans to make his PDC comeback next season.The five-ti...

De Zwaan admits lack of confidence: "I have come to an age when I start to ask myself whether I am good enough"

Jeffrey de Zwaan has been lauded as one of the top talents in darts but 2020 has brought a year which has seen bad form and i...

Adams on rejecting Grand Slam invitations before 2015 debut: "I'm sure if I meet Barry in the future, we'll have a laugh about it"

Martin Adams despite being one of the leading figures in the history of the BDO did not make his Grand Slam of Darts debut un...

Kenny leads PDC Home Tour II Group Nine after unbeaten start

The ninth PDC Home Tour II group is towards the halfway mark with Nick Kenny leading the way after an unbeaten start to proce...

Read more