The first round is complete at Players Championship 23 with Justin Pipe impressing the most in the opening foray with a 112 average during a 6-2 victory over Ryan Joyce.

Pipe had to withstand a 108.6 average from his opponent in a brilliant first round tie. The likes of Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson are all through as well to the second round in Barnsley.

Raymond van Barneveld, Nathan Aspinall, Dave Chisnall and Daryl Gurney though were among the first round losers. Van Barneveld lost 6-4 to Simon Whitlock, while Mark Webster beat Aspinall 6-3. Josh Payne edged out Chisnall 6-5 and Gurney overcame Gurney after a leg-decider.

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Players Championship 23
First Round

Michael van Gerwen 6 | 4 Boris Koltsov
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 4 Steve Lennon
Darren Webster 6 | 1 Joe Murnan
Justin Pipe 6 | 2 Ryan Joyce
Luke Humphries 6 | 4 Ricky Evans
Bradley Brooks 6 | 2 Marko Kantele
Mark Webster 6 | 3 Nathan Aspinall
Maik Kuivenhoven 6 | 5 Andrew Gilding
Peter Wright 6 | 2 Stephen Burton
Gary Anderson 6 | 1 Toni Alcinas
Adam Hunt 6 | 5 Keegan Brown
Madars Razma 6 | 3 Wayne Jones
Ross Smith 6 | 3 Joe Cullen
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 2 Jose Justicia
Danny Noppert 6 | 1 Peter Hudson
Mickey Mansell 6 | 2 Jan Dekker
James Wade 6 | 4 Jonathan Worsley
William O’Connor 6 | 3 Arron Monk
John Henderson 6 | 2 Terry Temple
Mark Dudbridge 6 | 3 Matthew Edgar
Jonny Clayton 6 | 4 Luke Woodhouse
Ryan Meikle 6 | 2 Ted Evetts
Steve Beaton 6 | 1 Mark Wilson
Jose De Sousa 6 | 4 Nathan Rafferty
Josh Payne 6 | 5 Dave Chisnall
Reece Robinson 6 | 5 Ryan Searle
Mervyn King 6 | 4 Mike van Duivenbode
Mark McGeeney 6 | 3 Gavin Carlin
Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 3 Nathan Derry
Richard North 6 | 2 Niels Zonneveld
Stephen Bunting 6 | 2 Zoran Lerchbacher
James Wilson 6 | 3 Yordi Meeuwisse
Ian White 6 | 2 Adrian Gray
Kirk Shepherd 6 | 4 Kevin Burness
Gabriel Clemens 6 | 3 Carl Wilkinson
Kyle Anderson 6 | 3 Callan Rydz
Michael Smith 6 | 2 Cristo Reyes
Ron Meulenkamp 6 | 2 Andy Jenkins
Martin Schindler 6 | 3 Jamie Hughes
Alan Norris 6 | 5 Harry Ward
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 2 Brendan Dolan
Cody Harris 6 | 5 Robert Thornton
Vincent van der Voort 6 | 1 Christian Bunse
David Pallett 6 | 3 Matt Clark
Adrian Lewis 6 | 4 George Killington
Jelle Klaasen 6 | 4 Andy Boulton
Simon Whitlock 6 | 4 Raymond van Barneveld
James Richardson 6 | 4 Benito van de Pas
Steve West 6 | 5 Daryl Gurney
Simon Stevenson 6 | 2 Mario Robbe
Max Hopp 6 | 5 Devon Petersen
Scott Baker 6 | 0 Gary Eastwood
Glen Durrant 6 | 3 Christian Kist
Robert Owen 6 | 5 Conan Whitehead
Chris Dobey 6 | 2 Ryan Harrington
Berry van Peer 6 | 1 Tony Newell
Gerwyn Price 6 | 2 Barrie Bates
Davy Van Baelen 6 | 1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6 | 2 Vincent Van der Meer
Jamie Lewis 6 | 4 Tytus Kanik
Rob Cross 6 | 1 Alan Tabern
Michael Barnard 6 | 4 Geert Nentjes
Jeffrey De Zwaan 6 | 2 Eddie Dootson
Ritchie Edhouse 6 | 1 Ronny Huybrechts

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