Price and De Sousa safely through opening round tests

Gerwyn Price and Jose de Sousa are safely through their opening round tests to end proceedings on the opening day at the Players Championship Finals.

Price saw off John Henderson in a 6-2 victory as he looks to add the Players Championship Finals to his resume after his Grand Slam of Darts disappointment. He averaged 98 and hit three 180's in the process against 'The Highlander'.

De Sousa after his Grand Slam win did not suffer the same fate as James Wade who he beat in the final on the same stage last weekend as he saw off Mike de Decker 6-3 to begin his campaign. He also hit three 180's and a 97 average en route to winning through.

Just before these games as well, Stage Two finished with Danny Noppert thrashing Steve Beaton 6-1 with a 100 average and three 180's en route.

Schedule 2020 Players Championship Finals

Friday November 27

First Round

Evening Session (1900 GMT)

Main Stage

Nathan Aspinall (92.15) 6-5 (91.82) Scott Waites

Gary Anderson (89.87) 6-4 (90.59) Keegan Brown

James Wade (93.43) 3-6 (94.41) Niels Zonneveld

Peter Wright (104.83) 6-5 (101.29) Ryan Meikle

Michael van Gerwen (103.34) 6-3 (90.38) Darius Labanauskas

Gerwyn Price (98.09) 6-2 (94.91) John Henderson

Jose De Sousa (96.92) 6-3 (90.81) Mike De Decker

Stage Two

Vincent van der Voort (88.73) 6-2 (87.12) Derk Telnekes

Ricky Evans (87.15) 2-6 (98.9)Jamie Hughes

Ross Smith (96.29) 6-1 (93.15) Kim Huybrechts

Damon Heta (97.53) 6-1 (83.01) Maik Kuivenhoven

Jermaine Wattimena (103.53) 6-1 (102.16) Steve Lennon

Madars Razma (93.48) 6-3 (96.32) Chris Dobey

Glen Durrant (95.65) 3-6 (100.13) Wayne Jones

Darren Webster (85.77) 3-6 (100.25) Jeffrey de Zwaan

Danny Noppert (100.07) 6-1 (92.88) Steve Beaton

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