Results Day Five - PDC Autumn Series: Price claims back-to-back titles with thrilling win over Ratajski (Live blog)

The 18th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the fifth day of the PDC Autumn Series. All results can be followed in our live blog.

The PDC Autumn Series consists of five Players Championship tournaments from September 12-16. All results during this five-day event count towards the PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit.

Update 17:15 BST Time - Price claims back-to-back titles with thrilling win over Ratajski

Gerwyn Price has claimed back-to-back titles to conclude the PDC Autumn Series with victory over Krzysztof Ratajski.

'The Iceman' has been imperious this week and finishes top of the Order of Merit after finalising proceedings today.

Thanks for joining us this week for the PDC Autumn Series on the live blog! Live action continues with the World Series of Darts Finals this weekend!

Update 16:35 BST Time - Price reaches consecutive finals, set to face Ratajski

We have our final on the last day of action at the PDC Autumn Series and it will see two of the best players on the Players Championship series do battle in Gerwyn Price and Krzysztof Ratajski.

Price will look for back-to-back titles after winning yesterday and his red hot streak continues after victory over Jose de Sousa 7-3.

He has now hit five averages in a row of 103+ with his lowest being against Chris Dobey hitting 103.0 in the Last 16 and his highest being against James Wade in the Quarter-Finals (107.2).

Against 'The Special One', it was 104.5 as he has proved his form and he will look for yet another high average when he takes on 'The Polish Eagle'.

Ratajski booked his place in the final himself by seeing off Brendan Dolan in a 7-4 victory averaging 98 in the process but will know now he will have to up it to add a second title of the year.

Quarter-Finals

Gerwyn Price (107.2) 6 | 5 (97.1) James Wade

Jose De Sousa (101.9) 6 | 3 (103.1) Michael van Gerwen

Brendan Dolan (88.3) 6 | 3 (84.3) Matt Clark

Krzysztof Ratajski (90.2) 6 | 0 (78.3) Simon Whitlock

Semi-Finals

Gerwyn Price (104.5) 7 | 3 (99.7) Jose De Sousa

Brendan Dolan (98.1) 7 | 4 (99.2) Krzysztof Ratajski

Update 15:50 BST Time - Price v De Sousa and Dolan v Ratajski set for semi-finals

The semi-finals have been confirmed in Niedernhausen as we are coming towards the conclusion and one player has continued his brilliance from yesterday.

That is Gerwyn Price who edged past James Wade 6-5 with a 107.2 average to boot. The victor yesterday, he is now set to finish top of the Autumn Series Order of Merit after victory for his next opponent Jose de Sousa against Michael van Gerwen .

De Sousa claimed his first win over Mighty Mike 6-3 and will look for his first title win in a year after claiming two in the Players Championship series.

In the other half it sees the only other winner this year left in the field and that is Krzysztof Ratajski who whitewashed Simon Whitlock. The latter was out of sorts with a 78 average and now 'The Polish Eagle' has soared into the semi-finals with a tie against Brendan Dolan next.

Quarter-Finals

Gerwyn Price (107.2) 6 | 5 (97.1) James Wade

Jose De Sousa (101.9) 6 | 3 (103.1) Michael van Gerwen

Brendan Dolan (88.3) 6 | 3 (84.3) Matt Clark

Krzysztof Ratajski (90.2) 6 | 0 (78.3) Simon Whitlock

Semi-Finals

Gerwyn Price - | - Jose De Sousa

Brendan Dolan - | - Krzysztof Ratajski

Update 15:10 BST Time - Price v Wade and De Sousa v Van Gerwen among Quarter-Finals

The Quarter-Final line-up has been confirmed on Day Five of the PDC Autumn Series with Gerwyn Price v James Wade and Jose de Sousa v Michael van Gerwen among them.

Price has been playing exceptionally this week with it being capped off with a title win yesterday and this has continued today. His latest win came against Chris Dobey 6-2 averaging 103.

Wade as has been pointed out with his win at the PDC Summer Series always has at least one title win or run during a block of tournaments and today could be the day. 'The Machine' has gone under the radar of sorts this week and he took out Jamie Hughes this time around 6-4.

Jose de Sousa knows how to win titles and he has set up a clash with Mighty Mike next up after both averaged 102 in wins over Callan Rydz and Karel Sedlacek.

The Special One's win in particular was as his moniker suggests with Rydz who always has the ability to shows flashes of brilliance hitting a 103 but being beaten in a decider.

Then it is the turn in the opposite half of the draw of Brendan Dolan who returned to the foray last year with two ProTour titles and in the veteran, 'Superman' Matt Clark, he has a chance at potentially another title tilt.

Finally it is Krzysztof Ratajski who is a title winner this year and is a proven winner on the Players Championship series. He faces 'The Wizard' Simon Whitlock who disposed of Bradley Brooks. The aforementioned 'Polish Eagle' defeated World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh.

Last 16

Gerwyn Price (103.0) 6 | 2 (92.1) Chris Dobey

James Wade (97.3) 6 | 4 (93.8) Jamie Hughes

Callan Rydz (103.7) 5 | 6 (102.4) Jose De Sousa

Michael van Gerwen (102.3) 6 | 3 (94.1) Karel Sedlacek

Scott Baker (95.1) 4 | 6 (94.7) Brendan Dolan

Matt Clark (90.5) 6 | 4 (89.2) Danny Noppert

Krzysztof Ratajski (90.7) 6 | 4 (89.9) Dimitri Van den Bergh

Bradley Brooks (89.1) 2 | 6 (95.1) Simon Whitlock

Quarter-Finals

Gerwyn Price - | - James Wade

Jose de Sousa - | - Michael van Gerwen

Brendan Dolan - | - Matt Clark

Krzysztof Ratajski - | - Simon Whitlock

Update 14:30 BST Time - Dobey dumps out Cross, Whitlock recovers to deny Durrant

The action is into the Last 16 with Rob Cross and Glen Durrant both out in Niedernhausen at this stage.

Cross lost out in the Board Final to Chris Dobey who averaged 98.3 in a 6-4 victory; while Durrant was on the other end of a comeback from Simon Whitlock.

Whitlock came from 4-0 down and survived three match darts to edge through in a 6-5 victory.

Michael van Gerwen could have suffered the same fate with his compatriot Dirk van Duijvenbode putting up more of a fight than earlier in the week. It was only a 6-5 victory for the World Number One who averaged just 91.

Gerwyn Price on the other hand didn't have such issues with yesterday's champion seeing off Madars Razma in a 6-3 victory with a 103.5 average.

Last 32

Gerwyn Price 6 | 3 Madars Razma

Chris Dobey 6 | 4 Rob Cross

James Wade 6 | 3 Adam Hunt

Daryl Gurney 4 | 6 Jamie Hughes

Callan Rydz 6 | 3 Carl Wilkinson

Jose De Sousa 6 | 5 Jermaine Wattimena

Michael van Gerwen 6 | 5 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Karel Sedlacek 6 | 5 Ryan Joyce

Scott Baker 6 | 3 Rowby-John Rodriguez

Brendan Dolan - | - Scott Mitchell

Matt Clark 6 | 3 Keegan Brown

Danny Noppert 6 | 5 Stephen Bunting

Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 3 Peter Jacques

Dave Chisnall 6 | 5 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Bradley Brooks 6 | 4 Martijn Kleermaker

Simon Whitlock 6 | 5 Glen Durrant

Update 14:00 BST Time - Petersen hits nine-dart finish during defeat to Van den Bergh

Devon Petersen may have lost out to Dimitri van den Bergh but after his final defeat yesterday and now a nine-dart finish, he can leave Niedernhausen with his head held high.

Watch the brilliant nine-dart finish from 'The African Warrior' below:

Update 13:50 BST Time - Durrant, Price and Dobey impress in second round victories

The second round is complete on the final day at the PDC Autumn Series and there have been some impressive displays from the likes of Glen Durrant, Gerwyn Price and Chris Dobey.

Durrant breezed past Maik Kuivenhoven who himself averaged 99 in a 6-1 win averaging 109 in the process.

While Price also hit the heights averaged wise with 106.3 in his victory over Vincent van der Voort. Dobey hit 105 also in his 6-1 win over Mike de Decker so the high averages are flying out around the H+ Hotel.

For the likes of Michael van Gerwen (d. Brian Raman 6-2), Krzysztof Ratajski (d. Adrian Gray 6-2) and Rob Cross (d. Reece Robinson 6-2), it is smooth progression while in the case of Peter Wright his day is over after defeat to Rowby-John Rodriguez.

Last 64

Gerwyn Price 6 | 4 Vincent van der Voort

Madars Razma 6 | 3 Geert Nentjes

Rob Cross 6 | 2 Reece Robinson

Chris Dobey 6 | 1 Mike De Decker

James Wade 6 | 4 Boris Krcmar

Jonny Clayton 4 | 6 Adam Hunt

Daryl Gurney 6 | 4 Jason Lowe

Jamie Hughes 6 | 1 Mickey Mansell

Carl Wilkinson 6 | 3 Kirk Shepherd

Callan Rydz 6 | 4 Scott Waites

Jose De Sousa 6 | 5 Jelle Klaasen

Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 1 Steve Beaton

Michael van Gerwen 6 | 2 Brian Raman

Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 5 John Henderson

Karel Sedlacek 6 | 3 Max Hopp

Ryan Joyce 6 | 5 Justin Hood

Rowby-John Rodriguez 6 | 3 Peter Wright

Scott Baker 6 | 4 Steve West

Brendan Dolan 6 | 4 Andrew Gilding

Ryan Murray 3 | 6 Scott Mitchell

Matt Clark 6 | 4 Josh Payne

Kim Huybrechts 3 | 6 Keegan Brown

Danny Noppert 6 | 5 Andy Boulton

Stephen Bunting 6 | 5 Luke Humphries

Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 2 Adrian Gray

Harald Leitinger 5 | 6 Peter Jacques

Dave Chisnall 6 | 5 Niels Zonneveld

Devon Petersen 2 | 6 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Martijn Kleermaker 6 | 2 Ian White

Bradley Brooks 6 | 3 Lisa Ashton

Glen Durrant 6 | 1 Maik Kuivenhoven

Simon Whitlock 6 | 4 Gabriel Clemens

Update 12:50 BST Time - Van den Bergh edges past Michael, Heta out in race for Grand Slam spot

The first round has concluded on the final day of action at the PDC Autumn Series with World Matchplay champion Dimitri van den Bergh edging past John Michael into the second round.

Van den Bergh averaged only 90 in seeing off Michael 6-5 but while the Belgian is through, the same can't be said for Damon Heta who was looking to claim himself a Grand Slam spot as the top non-qualified player.

While he still could, he lost out in the first round 6-4 to Steve West so a wait will take place now for the Aussie ace.

Other notable displays came from Madars Razma who hit a 104 average in seeing off William Borland, Jermaine Wattimena averaged 102 in seeing off Conan Whitehead and Challenge Tour player Justin Hood defeated Ron Meulenkamp 6-1 with a 102 average.

Last 128

Vincent van der Voort 6 | 4 Derk Telnekes

Madars Razma 6 | 3 William Borland

Geert Nentjes BYE | - Jamie Lewis

Rob Cross 6 | 3 Ryan Hogarth

Reece Robinson 6 | 5 Benito van de Pas

Mike De Decker 6 | 5 Joe Cullen

Chris Dobey 6 | 1 Steve Brown

James Wade 6 | 5 Ryan Meikle

Boris Krcmar 6 | 4 Joe Murnan

Jonny Clayton 6 | 3 Steffen Siepmann

Scott Taylor 4 | 6 Adam Hunt

Daryl Gurney 6 | 1 Justin Pipe

Jason Lowe 6 | 2 Richard North

Jamie Hughes 6 | 1 Kai Fan Leung

Mickey Mansell 6 | 2 Vincent Van der Meer

Kirk Shepherd 6 | 3 Nathan Aspinall

Carl Wilkinson 6 | 4 Jesus Noguera

Scott Waites 6 | 2 Ross Smith

Callan Rydz 6 | 3 Ricky Evans

Jose De Sousa 6 | 3 Marko Kantele

Jelle Klaasen 6 | 1 Aaron Beeney

Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 2 Conan Whitehead

Gavin Carlin 5 | 6 Steve Beaton

Michael van Gerwen 6 | 0 Barrie Bates

Brian Raman 6 | 4 Jan Dekker

Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 1 Jitse Van der Wal

John Henderson 6 | 2 Graham Usher

Max Hopp 6 | 5 Michael Smith

Karel Sedlacek 6 | 4 Matthew Edgar

Ryan Joyce 6 | 4 Mark McGeeney

Ron Meulenkamp 1 | 6 Justin Hood

Peter Wright 6 | 1 Yordi Meeuwisse

Rowby-John Rodriguez 6 | 1 Ted Evetts

Steve West 6 | 4 Damon Heta

Scott Baker 6 | 2 Robert Collins

Brendan Dolan 6 | 1 Darren Webster

Andrew Gilding 6 | 2 Daniel Larsson

Ryan Murray 6 | 4 Ryan Searle

Nathan Derry 2 | 6 Scott Mitchell

Matt Clark 6 | 4 Mensur Suljovic

Josh Payne 6 | 2 Christian Bunse

Kim Huybrechts 6 | 2 Darius Labanauskas

Keegan Brown 6 | 2 Adrian Lewis

Danny Noppert 6 | 4 Robert Thornton

Andy Boulton 6 | 2 Nick Kenny

Stephen Bunting 6 | 2 Jeff Smith

Martin Schindler 4 | 6 Luke Humphries

Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 2 Krzysztof Kciuk

Adrian Gray 6 | 5 Alan Tabern

Harald Leitinger 6 | 2 Mervyn King

William O'Connor 5 | 6 Peter Jacques

Dave Chisnall 6 | 2 James Wilson

Niels Zonneveld 6 | 1 David Pallett

Devon Petersen 6 | 1 Steve Lennon

Dimitri Van den Bergh 6 | 5 John Michael

Update 11:35 BST Time - Van Gerwen and Wright breeze through opening round, Smith and Aspinall out

The first action of the day is complete at the PDC Autumn Series with Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright breezing through their openers in Niedernhausen.

Van Gerwen is currently top of the Order of Merit after his title win earlier in the week and will look to maintain that today. He hit a 106 average in easing past Barrie Bates in a whitewash win.

Wright didn't complete the exploits that Van Gerwen did but hit a 96 average in defeating Yordi Meeuwisse 6-1.

Also through include the likes of Glen Durrant (d. Wayne Jones 6-2), Rob Cross (d. Ryan Hogarth 6-3) and James Wade who came through a tough tie with Ryan Meikle 6-5.

For Michael Smith though once again he is out. As a result he has made it 3/5 days he has headed out in the first round. He lost out to Max Hopp 6-5.

Ross Smith needs to likely win his board today and this is a board which includes Nathan Aspinall but that hurdle is out of the way with 'The Asp' losing to former World finalist Kirk Shepherd.

Vincent van der Voort 6 | 4 Derk Telnekes

Rob Cross 6 | 3 Ryan Hogarth

James Wade 6 | 5 Ryan Meikle

Daryl Gurney 6 | 1 Justin Pipe

Nathan Aspinall 3 | 6 Kirk Shepherd

Jose De Sousa 6 | 3 Marko Kantele

Michael van Gerwen 6 | 0 Barrie Bates

Michael Smith 5 | 6 Max Hopp

Peter Wright 6 | 1 Yordi Meeuwisse

Brendan Dolan 6 | 1 Darren Webster

Mensur Suljovic 4 | 6 Matt Clark

Danny Noppert 6 | 4 Robert Thornton

Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 2 Krzysztof Kciuk

Dave Chisnall 6 | 2 James Wilson

Ian White 6 | 5 Arjan Konterman

Glen Durrant 6 | 2 Wayne Jones

Update 10:30 BST Time - Play to get underway in 30 minutes

The tournament will get underway shortly as the board seeds will enter the oche in 30 minutes. Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright are among the players who will come into action in the first batch of matches.

Gerwyn Price received a bye after Andy Hamilton withdrew from the tournament. This means the second match on Board One will be among the first matches.

Vincent van der Voort - | - Derk Telnekes

Rob Cross - | - Ryan Hogarth

James Wade - | - Ryan Meikle

Daryl Gurney - | - Justin Pipe

Nathan Aspinall - | - Kirk Shepherd

Jose De Sousa - | - Marko Kantele

Michael van Gerwen - | - Barrie Bates

Michael Smith - | - Max Hopp

Peter Wright - | - Yordi Meeuwisse

Brendan Dolan - | - Darren Webster

Mensur Suljovic - | - Matt Clark

Danny Noppert - | - Robert Thornton

Krzysztof Ratajski - | - Krzysztof Kciuk

Dave Chisnall - | - James Wilson

Ian White - | - Arjan Konterman

Glen Durrant - | - Wayne Jones

Update 10:00 BST Time - Hamilton withdraws from tournament

There will only be 127 players involved on the final day of the PDC Autumn Series with Andy Hamilton withdrawing due to injury.

Update 9:30 BST Time - Draw released

The draw has been released for Day Five of the PDC Autumn Series in Niedernhausen. Among the top ties are Michael Smith against Max Hopp, while two-time world champion Adrian Lewis faces Keegan Brown.

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