Michael van Gerwen and James Wade will battle it out in the final of the first Players Championship of 2018 after the pair survived their semi final matches.

Van Gerwen hit a 142-finish and averaged 101 in defeating Gerwyn Price 6-3. The Dutchman has already claimed three titles this year and will now be hoping to add a fourth.
Standing in his way will be James Wade, who got the better of Ryan Joyce: 6-4. Wade took a 4-1 lead before seeing his fellow Englishman level at 4-4. In the end, The Machine kept his cool to reach his first final of 2018.
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Last 16
Michael van Gerwen 6 | 4 Danny Noppert
Dave Chisnall 6 | 5 Keegan Brown
Ian White 6 | 1 James Wilson
Gerwyn Price 6 | 5 Michael Smith
Ryan Joyce 6 | 5 Michael Barnard
Ron Meulenkamp 6 | 4 Terry Jenkins
James Wade 6 | 0 John Henderson
Rob Cross 6 | 1 Benito van de Pas
Last Eight
Michael van Gerwen 6 | 0 Dave Chisnall
Gerwyn Price 6 | 3 Ian White
Ryan Joyce 6 | 4 Ron Meulenkamp
James Wade 6 | 5 Rob Cross
Last Four
Michael van Gerwen 6 | 3 Gerwyn Price
James Wade 6 | 4 Ryan Joyce
Final
Michael van Gerwen 0 | 0 James Wade

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Author: Bart Timmer