Draw confirmed for 2023 Players Championship Finals as defending champion Michael van Gerwen to open against Callan Rydz

The draw has been completed after the conclusion of the ProTour season for the Players Championship Finals, with the top 64 players to descend on Minehead between November 26-29.

Michael van Gerwen claimed a record extending seventh Players Championship Finals title last year and will open up his defence against Callan Rydz.

Gerwyn Price is top seed after winning four titles this year and will face Ricky Evans due to seeding. Gary Anderson is number two as he returns to his technically local venue and faces Steve Beaton.

Dave Chisnall who topped the overall ProTour Order of Merit and has won five titles this season is set to face Lee Evans. Other standout ties include Chris Dobey vs Raymond van Barneveld, Michael Smith facing Richard Veenstra and Luke Humphries taking on Martin Lukeman.

Big misses from the tournament include Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall. Both have not been in the best form this season on the ProTour, with the latter saying it was done for a reason due to his partner Kirsty turning 30 and him spending all of his recent years in Minehead instead of celebrating.

But the fact still remains that two of the top major champions will be big misses and in the case of Wright, winners money will fall off from two years ago.

The sixteenth edition of the Players Championship Finals will take place from Nov. 24 to 26. Last year, Van Gerwen won the tournament by beating Rob Cross 11-6 in the final.

Draw Players Championship Finals

(1) Gerwyn Price v (64) Ricky Evans

(32) Kim Huybrechts v (33) Martin Schindler

(16) Stephen Bunting v (49) Mickey Mansell

(17) Gian van Veen v (48) Chris Landman

(8) Ross Smith v (57) Scott Williams

(25) Callan Rydz v (40) Michael van Gerwen

(9) Danny Noppert v (56) Matt Campbell

(24) Mike De Decker v (41) Mario Vandenbogaerde

(4) Dave Chisnall v (61) Lee Evans

(29) Chris Dobey v (36) Raymond van Barneveld

(13) Rob Cross v (52) Cameron Menzies

(20) Luke Woodhouse v (45) Simon Whitlock

(5) Josh Rock v (60) Rowby-John Rodriguez

(28) Gabriel Clemens v (37) Connor Scutt

(12) Jonny Clayton v (53) Stephen Burton

(21) Daryl Gurney v (44) Niels Zonneveld

(2) Gary Anderson v (63) Steve Beaton

(31) Dimitri Van den Bergh v (34) Jim Williams

(15) James Wade v (50) William O'Connor

(18) Andrew Gilding v (47) Steve Lennon

(7) Luke Humphries v (58) Martin Lukeman

(26) Radek Szaganski v (39) Ian White

(10) Ryan Searle v (55) Boris Krcmar

(23) Ricardo Pietreczko v (42) Christian Kist

(3) Damon Heta v (62) Jules van Dongen

(30) Jose de Sousa v (35) Kevin Doets

(14) Krzysztof Ratajski v (51) Maik Kuivenhoven

(19) Brendan Dolan v (46) Ritchie Edhouse

(6) Dirk van Duijvenbode v (59) Jermaine Wattimena

(27) Michael Smith v (38) Richard Veenstra

(11) Ryan Joyce v (54) Daniel Klose

(22) Joe Cullen v (43) Jamie Hughes

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