Van Duijvenbode and Woodhouse produce highest TV averages to reach Round Two at Players Championship Finals
Van Duijvenbode faced off against William O'Connor in a high quality opener. He started with with three 180's in the first two legs with gave him a 2-0 lead with a 13-darter and an 11-darter.
O'Connor broke back in the fourth leg with a 105 checkout but the Dutchman went into the break with the lead.
After the interval, it became 4-2 but O'Connor made it parity at 4-4. But he was broken again by 'The Titan' who then finished with a 41 checkout to win. He will play in the second round on Saturday against the victor of James Wade and Niels Zonneveld.
While Luke Woodhouse averaged 99 and won through against Brendan Dolan. Andy Boulton also showed his form by seeing off Ryan Joyce in a 6-4 win with two ton plus averages along the way as Stage Two action continues.
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 v Boris Krcmar
Rob Cross v Jason Lowe
Joe Cullen v Adam Hunt
Devon Petersen v Luke Humphries
Ryan Searle v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Adrian Lewis v Simon Whitlock
Brendan Dolan (97.71) 4-6 (99.04) Luke Woodhouse
Ryan Joyce (93.19) 4-6 (94.57) Andy Boulton
Stephen Bunting v Ryan Murray
Krzysztof Ratajski v Karel Sedlacek
Gabriel Clemens v Martijn Kleermaker
Ian White v William Borland
Jonny Clayton v Mickey Mansell
Daryl Gurney v Callan Rydz
Dave Chisnall v Mervyn King