The first round of action at the nineteenth Players Championship event has been concluded with Ian White, Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith and Adrian Lewis all bowing out at the earliest stage.

White was edged out by Luke Humphries in a 6-4 win for the Newbury ace; who has been getting together some good form as of late. Smith lost out in a decider against Toni Alcinas; in a match that summed up ‘Bully Boy’s season where he played better average wise but was pipped to the post.

Price averaged exactly the same as his opponent Justin Pipe but was beaten 6-3; while Lewis was beaten in a last-leg decider against Andy Boulton.

There were victories for the likes of Daryl Gurney, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson though despite the big names flying out left right and centre.

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Last 128
Luke Humphries 6 | 4 Ian White
Gabriel Clemens 6 | 4 David Pallett
Ross Smith 6 | 3 Jose De Sousa
Benito van de Pas 6 | 3 Maik Kuivenhoven
Joe Cullen 6 | 2 Alan Norris
Geert Nentjes 6 | 2 Ted Evetts
Matthew Edgar 6 | 3 Steve Beaton
Niels Zonneveld 6 | 5 Ritchie Edhouse
Nathan Aspinall 6 | 3 Eddie Dootson
Devon Petersen 6 | 2 Vincent Van der Meer
Christian Kist 6 | 4 Mervyn King
Luke Woodhouse 6 | 4 Alan Tabern
Mark Webster 6 | 2 Ricky Evans
Gary Anderson 6 | 5 Marko Kantele
Max Hopp 6 | 2 Darren Beveridge
Reece Robinson 6 | 5 Jan Dekker
Peter Wright 6 | 4 Mark McGeeney
Kim Huybrechts 6 | 2 Conan Whitehead
Darren Webster 6 | 5 Jose Justicia
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6 | 1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Glen Durrant 6 | 2 Callan Rydz
Kirk Shepherd 6 | 3 Simon Stevenson
Dave Prins 6 | 5 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Barrie Bates 6 | 2 Zoran Lerchbacher
Daryl Gurney 6 | 1 Joe Murnan
Ryan Harrington 6 | 3 Vincent Kamphuis
Vincent van der Voort 6 | 3 Arron Monk
Darius Labanauskas 6 | 4 Gary Eastwood
Toni Alcinas 6 | 5 Michael Smith
Carl Wilkinson 6 | 2 Michael Barnard
Josh Payne 6 | 3 Jamie Hughes
Yordi Meeuwisse 6 | 4 Shaun Carroll
Justin Pipe 6 | 3 Gerwyn Price
Mark Dudbridge 6 | 5 Tytus Kanik
Kyle Anderson 6 | 4 Steve Lennon
Bradley Brooks 6 | 4 Adam Hunt
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 5 Wayne Jones
Raymond van Barneveld 6 | 5 Boris Koltsov
Stephen Burton 6 | 5 Stephen Bunting
James Richardson 6 | 3 Scott Baker
Adrian Gray 6 | 5 Krzysztof Ratajski
Tony Newell 6 | 5 Mario Robbe
John Henderson 6 | 5 Christian Bunse
Mark Wilson 6 | 1 Robert Thornton
Rob Cross 6 | 4 Jamie Lewis
Ryan Joyce 6 | 3 George Killington
Cristo Reyes 6 | 4 Danny Noppert
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 2 Kevin Burness
Andy Boulton 6 | 5 Adrian Lewis
Steve West 6 | 3 Terry Temple
Keegan Brown 6 | 3 Jamie Bain
Jelle Klaasen 6 | 0 Madars Razma
Mickey Mansell 6 | 4 Jonny Clayton
William O’Connor 6 | 2 Peter Hudson
Ron Meulenkamp 6 | 5 Chris Dobey
Ryan Searle 6 | 1 Nathan Derry
Dave Chisnall 6 | 3 Ronny Huybrechts
Davy Van Baelen 6 | 1 Richard North
Harry Ward 6 | 5 James Wilson
Andrew Gilding 6 | 2 Jonathan Worsley
Martin Schindler 6 | 4 Simon Whitlock
Matt Clark 6 | 2 Mike van Duivenbode
Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 2 Gavin Carlin
Ryan Meikle 6 | 4 Brendan Dolan

Author: Samuel Gill