Schedule and preview Friday bumper session 2022 Players Championship Finals including Van Gerwen, Price, Humphries and Smith

With the World Cup taking top billing in the sporting world over the next few weeks, the start of the Players Championship Finals won't see two sessions on Friday with a full day of darting action upon us at Butlins in Minehead.

Starting at 10:30am with Rob Cross set to take one of the earliest walk-ons in darting history when he faces Kevin Doets, it will run until 6:30pm just before the England game takes place on Friday evening. On the Main Stage, the bumper line-up includes Joe Cullen facing Rowby-John Rodriguez, James Wade taking on Mensur Suljovic, man of the moment Josh Rock facing the always entertaining Cameron Menzies.

Dimitri van den Bergh will aim to kick start his form again when he faces Martin Lukeman, while again Danny Noppert will face Simon Whitlock. First time major winner recently, Michael Smith will face Ritchie Edhouse, while to end the session on the Main Stage sees Gerwyn Price face Ryan Joyce, Raymond van Barneveld return again to face Kim Huybrechts after his Grand Slam run, before Michael van Gerwen - Ryan Meikle and Nathan Rafferty aiming to topple Luke Humphries.

There is no Peter Wright in Minehead with the defending champion withdrawing due to his wife Jo being rushed to hospital during the Grand Slam of Darts. He was replaced by Gian van Veen who will face Ross Smith also on the main stage on Friday.

While over on Stage Two, it sees the remaining games and multiple big names as Gary Anderson, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Jose de Sousa, Jonny Clayton and Dave Chisnall who would all usually take Main Stage billing move to Red's.

Players Championship Finals

Schedule of Play

Friday November 25 (1030-1830 GMT)

First Round

Main Stage

Rob Cross v Kevin Doets

Joe Cullen v Rowby-John Rodriguez

Damon Heta v Ricardo Pietreczko

James Wade v Mensur Suljovic

Josh Rock v Cameron Menzies

Gian van Veen v Ross Smith

Nathan Aspinall v Martijn Kleermaker

Dimitri Van den Bergh v Martin Lukeman

Danny Noppert v Simon Whitlock

Michael Smith v Ritchie Edhouse

Gerwyn Price v Ryan Joyce

Kim Huybrechts v Raymond van Barneveld

Michael van Gerwen v Ryan Meikle

Luke Humphries v Nathan Rafferty

Stage Two

Andrew Gilding v Ricky Evans

Callan Rydz v Madars Razma

Daryl Gurney v Keegan Brown

Scott Williams v Alan Soutar

Brendan Dolan v Jermaine Wattimena

Jim Williams v Mike De Decker

Krzysztof Ratajski v William O'Connor

Adrian Lewis v Keane Barry

Jose de Sousa v Danny Jansen

Dirk van Duijvenbode v Mickey Mansell

Ryan Searle v Mervyn King

Stephen Bunting v Jamie Hughes

Chris Dobey v Geert Nentjes

Martin Schindler v Vincent van der Voort

Jonny Clayton v John O'Shea

Matt Campbell v Steve Beaton

Gabriel Clemens v Gary Anderson

Dave Chisnall v Niels Zonneveld

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