Humphries produces brilliant display to defeat Petersen, Cullen also through with Hunt win
Humphries produced an exceptional display to see off Devon Petersen 6-3. He averaged 99.6 with 50% on the doubles and defied a 101 average from 'The African Warrior' in the process to reach Round Two.
While Cullen saw off Adam Hunt with a good performance averaging 95.5 with a high checkout of 130 to see off 'The Hunter' 6-3.
On Stage Two, 'The German Giant' Gabriel Clemens defeated Martijn Kleermaker in a classy tie on paper before play today. He edged out the Dutchman in a battle of the nicknamed Giants 6-5 with a 97.4 average, three 180's and 55% on the doubles.
While Ian White saw off Scottish youngster William Borland in a 6-3 victory with a potential shock on paper averted for 'Diamond'.
Players Championship Finals 2020 schedule
Friday, November 27
Afternoon session (from 13:45)
Dirk van Duijvenbode (101.16) 6-4 (102.85) William O'Connor
Michael Smith (100.18) 6-5 (107.79) Boris Krcmar
Rob Cross (98.34) 6-3 (94.15) Jason Lowe
Joe Cullen (95.45) 6-3 (87.74) Adam Hunt
Devon Petersen (101.46) 3-6 (99.65) Luke Humphries
Ryan Searle v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Adrian Lewis v Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall v Mervyn King
Brendan Dolan (97.71) 4-6 (99.04) Luke Woodhouse
Ryan Joyce (93.19) 4-6 (94.57) Andy Boulton
Stephen Bunting (89.63) 4-6 (90.04) Ryan Murray
Krzysztof Ratajski (93.63) 4-6 (86.36) Karel Sedlacek
Gabriel Clemens (97.38) 6-5 (96.9) Martijn Kleermaker
Ian White (90.62) 6-4 (89.42) William Borland
Jonny Clayton v Mickey Mansell
Daryl Gurney v Callan Rydz