World Champion Smith seals PDC Awards hat-trick, Rock claims double including Best Newcomer as Ross Smith and Humphries also winners

Newly crowned World Champion and World Number One, Michael Smith cemented the best year of his career to date with a hat-trick as the PDC Awards were announced.

Smith not only sealed both accolades but also the Grand Slam of Darts breaking a long major title wait after finals at the UK Open and European Championship in 2022 as well as multiple ProTour and the Dutch Darts Championship.

Sealing the main PDC Player of the Year, he was also voted as such for the Fans and PDPA Players' Player of the Year.

Elsewhere, Ross Smith got televised performance of the year for his stunning display at the European Championship.

This though saw the PDC draw criticism on social media for his omission from the Premier League line-up as one of two major champions to miss out.

While World Number Five, Luke Humphries who dominated the European Tour with four titles sealed ProTour Player of the Year, Josh Rock after a whirlwind 2022 was voted Newcomer of the Year and Young Player of the Year.

PDC Player of the Year

WINNER: Michael Smith


Michael van Gerwen

Gerwyn Price

Joe Cullen

ProTour Player of the Year

WINNER: Luke Humphries (£187,750)


Michael van Gerwen (£135,250)

Damon Heta (£134,750)

Rob Cross (£123,000)

Moneybarn Best Newcomer

WINNER: Josh Rock (36)


Rowby-John Rodriguez (51)

Scott Williams (57)

Jim Williams (59)

Toyo Tires Televised Performance of the Year

WINNER: Ross Smith - Cazoo European Championship Final


Gerwyn Price - Cazoo Premier League Belfast Semi-Final

Michael Smith - Cazoo World Darts Championship Final

Michael van Gerwen - Betfred World Matchplay Final

Selco Fans’ Player of the Year

WINNER: Michael Smith

Second: Michael van Gerwen

Third: Gerwyn Price

PDPA Players’ Player of the Year

WINNER: Michael Smith

Second: Josh Rock

Third: Michael van Gerwen

Winmau Young Player of the Year

WINNER: Josh Rock


Nathan Rafferty

Keane Barry

Sebastian Bialecki

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