Wright survives Rydz scare to reach Quarter-Finals, King claims commanding Sedlacek win
Wright to start the tie headed into the lead at 6-4 up with Rydz missing four darts to level and the former restored a two leg advantage. But Rydz had his chance as he made it 6-6 as Wright made it 6/24 on the doubles.
Wright moved away though with a 12-darter in the form of a 91 checkout making it 9-7. Rydz broke back with a 161 checkout to keep himself involved and made it into a decider.
But despite Wright missing his first handful of darts, Rydz was too far back to potentially trouble and Wright got through.
While Mervyn King over on Stage Two saw off Karel Sedlacek with a commanding 10-5 victory with a 94.4 average, four 180's and a high checkout of 124 as he ended the run of 'Evil Charlie'.
Schedule 2020 Players Championship Finals
Saturday November 28
Evening Session (1900 GMT)
Michael Smith (102.11) 10-7 (103.57) Jose de Sousa
Gerwyn Price (98.38) 10-6 (91.62) Luke Humphries
Peter Wright (94.55) 10-9 (87.44) Callan Rydz
Michael Van Gerwen v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Ian White (99.37) 8-10 (98.53) Joe Cullen
Ross Smith (92.49) 7-10 (96.75) Damon Heta
Karel Sedlacek (92.7) 5-10 (94.37) Mervyn King
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Luke Woodhouse