The 13th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the final day of the PDC Summer Series. All results can be followed in our live blog.

The PDC Summer Series consists of five Players Championship tournaments from July 8-12. Michael van Gerwen took the victory during the first and third day. In between Ryan Joyce surprisingly claimed the title on Thursday. James Wade claimed the penultimate event on Saturday. All results during this five-day event count towards the PDC Summer Series Order of Merit.

Update 18:25pm

Wright claims final PDC Summer Series title with rout over Price in final

Peter Wright has capped off a brilliant day of darts by defeating Gerwyn Price in the final event of the PDC Summer Series to top the Order of Merit as a result.

Read about it below:

Wright claims final PDC Summer Series title with superb win over Price


Update 17:45pm

Wright to face Price in PDC Summer Series Day Five final

Peter Wright will face Gerwyn Price in a battle of the top two players by seeding on the ProTour and two of the best in the world as the final of the last day of PDC Summer Series is confirmed.

From what we’ve seen in the semi-finals, it will be a classic. The former was the first through sweeping aside Wayne Jones 7-2 with a 109 average.

But the game of the season potentially was on the other board as Devon Petersen averaged 113.5, hit a 170 checkout, seven 180’s and had a match darts but still lost 7-6 to Gerwyn Price in an absolute epic.

‘The Iceman’ himself averaged 102 but in the end, ‘The African Warrior’ couldn’t get the pivotal break with both players showing the insane standard they can throw for the whole game.

For Petersen, he goes agonisingly close to having a chance to win his first title and also a World Matchplay spot in a game where he hardly put a foot wrong.

Results Players Championship 13
Quarter-Finals

Gerwyn Price (102.3) 6 | 1 (87.6) James Wade
John Henderson (90.3) 3 | 6 (92.9) Devon Petersen
Peter Wright (96.9) 6 | 5 (97.2) Nathan Aspinall
Scott Baker (79.0) 0 | 6 (97.0) Wayne Jones

Semi-Finals

Gerwyn Price (102.3) 7 | 6 (113.5) Devon Petersen
Peter Wright (109.0) 7 | 2 (91.8) Wayne Jones


Update 17:15pm

Price vs Petersen and Wright vs Jones set for semi-finals on last day of PDC Summer Series

The line-up is confirmed for the semi-finals in the PDC Summer Series with two of the best in the world against two players looking for their first PDC ranking titles.

The first semi-final sees the imperious Gerwyn Price who continued where he left off against Jose de Sousa hitting a 102 average in easing past James Wade 6-1. This means that the latter cannot win a double and claim a Grand Slam place.

His opponent though will be looking to claim a place in a different tournament entirely, the World Matchplay. Devon Petersen has reached his second semi-final this year to continue his brilliant form he has shown without getting the results he has deserved.

He has today in defeating John Henderson 6-3 to end his dreams of being involved in Milton Keynes but only a title win will do for ‘The African Warrior’, can he get his first PDC title and claim the last spot?

In the other half, Peter Wright is through. The World Champion narrowly defeated fellow Premier League star, Nathan Aspinall 6-5 with a 97 average. He will take on the veteran, Wayne Jones who does not have a title to his name barring the Challenge Tour, he breezed past Scott Baker 6-0 and has gone under the radar.

Results Players Championship 13
Quarter-Finals

Gerwyn Price (102.3) 6 | 1 (87.6) James Wade
John Henderson (90.3) 3 | 6 (92.9) Devon Petersen
Peter Wright (96.9) 6 | 5 (97.2) Nathan Aspinall
Scott Baker (79.0) 0 | 6 (97.0) Wayne Jones

Semi-Finals

Gerwyn Price – | – Devon Petersen
Peter Wright – | – Wayne Jones


Update 16:30pm

Wright v Aspinall and Price v Wade among Quarter-Finals in Milton Keynes

We have our Quarter-Final line-up in Milton Keynes with two games in particular standing out on opposite ends of the draws.

Gerwyn Price who produced a comeback to see off Jose de Sousa in a phenomenal game which went all the way to a decider will take on James Wade, yesterday’s champion who will take a Grand Slam of Darts spot with victory today in topping the Order of Merit.

Also Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall – the World Champion and former UK Open Champion facing off in a battle of two of the best players in darts and in the former’s case despite his class this week, another chance to win his first title of the week.

In the other games, it is battles of unseeded players. Scott Baker will face Wayne Jones and John Henderson and Devon Petersen will face off in a game which could ultimately decide the final World Matchplay spot albeit the former will need a final and the latter the win.

Results Players Championship 13
Last 16

Gerwyn Price (102.0) 6 | 5 (103.3) Jose De Sousa
James Wade (99.1) 6 | 3 (96.3) Chris Dobey
John Henderson (90) 6 | 5 (88) Mickey Mansell
Devon Petersen (99.3) 6 | 3 (98.3) Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright (102.6) 6 | 1 (99.5) Brendan Dolan
Nathan Aspinall (96.5) 6 | 3 (97.3) Dirk van Duijvenbode
Scott Baker (95.9) 6 | 0 (85.9) Madars Razma
Wayne Jones (83.2) 6 | 4 (83.2) Mike De Decker

Quarter-Finals

Gerwyn Price – | – James Wade
John Henderson – | – Devon Petersen
Peter Wright – | – Nathan Aspinall
Scott Baker – | – Wayne Jones


Update 16:10pm

Beaton qualifies for 20th consecutive World Matchplay

Steve Beaton has done it! The popular ‘Bronzed Adonis’ will be in Milton Keynes next week for his 20th consecutive appearance at the World Matchplay.

Beaton himself went out in the second round earlier today to Christian Bunse so had a nervous wait when it came to finding out his fate.

Dirk van Duijvenbode who technically was the only player who could stop him if he beat John Henderson in the final went out in the Last 16 to Nathan Aspinall so the former Lakeside World Champion will delight our screens once more.


Update 15:40pm

Price hits phenomenal 113 average in Labanauskas win, sets up Last 16 clash with De Sousa

The action is into the Last 16 with some remarkable results coming out in terms of not only averages but World Matchplay qualification hopes.

Gerwyn Price will of course be at the World Matchplay but he produced another brilliant display in seeing off Darius Labanauskas. A 113 average was hit by ‘The Iceman’ in a 6-1 win.

His day won’t get any easier though as he takes on Jose de Sousa in what could be the match of the day. He has continued his excellent form with a 103 average in also a 6-1 win over Danny Noppert.

Also through include the likes of Peter Wright, Daryl Gurney, Nathan Aspinall and John Henderson.

Henderson in particular will be one to look out for, he edged past Mensur Suljovic in a 6-5 win to keep his World Matchplay hopes alive. He faces off against Mickey Mansell with both players still able to make it.

Also still in the running include Devon Petersen, Chris Dobey and Dirk van Duijvenbode, all of whom are into the Last 16. With two spots left, it’s not over yet.

Results Players Championship 13
Last 32

Gerwyn Price 6 | 1 Darius Labanauskas
Jose De Sousa 6 | 1 Danny Noppert
James Wade 6 | 4 Alan Tabern
Chris Dobey 6 | 1 Matthew Edgar
Mensur Suljovic 5 | 6 John Henderson
Mickey Mansell 6 | 4 William Borland
Devon Petersen 6 | 1 Christian Bunse
Daryl Gurney 6 | 2 Jamie Hughes
Peter Wright 6 | 2 Darren Webster
Brendan Dolan 6 | 1 Jermaine Wattimena
Nathan Aspinall 6 | 4 Robert Thornton
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 3 Martijn Kleermaker
Madars Razma 6 | 4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Scott Baker 6 | 3 Michael Smith
Mike De Decker 6 | 5 Peter Jacques
Wayne Jones 6 | 3 Robert Collins


Update 15:20pm

Brown set for World Matchplay, two spots left to be confirmed

In terms of the World Matchplay race, Keegan Brown has gone out as has Steve Beaton but as a result the former’s place is secure.

Two spots are left to be decided but Beaton will only miss out if Dirk van Duijvenbode defeats John Henderson in the final it seems. This potentially leaves Ricky Evans spot the most vulnerable.

He is currently on £22,500 with John Henderson needing only to reach the final. Devon Petersen and Dirk van Duijvenbode are both gaining ground and are into the Last 16 but both need a title.

As do Mickey Mansell and Chris Dobey who are into the Last 32, but with multiple big names now out; Evans could yet be under threat as could Beaton.


Update 15:00pm

Price and Wright through first hurdle, Durrant, Anderson and White out

The Last 32 is here on the final day of the PDC Summer Series and despite Michael van Gerwen falling in this round, lots of big names are still involved.

Among them is top seed Gerwyn Price who began his campaign in this round after getting a bye, he saw off William O’Connor in a whitewash win averaging 100.

James Wade is also through. Yesterday’s champion saw off Scott Mitchell in a thriller which saw ‘The Machine’ average 103 and ‘Scotty Dog’ 104 but it ended up 6-4 in the end to the former.

With Van Gerwen losing out, if he can claim a double he’d top the table which would grant him a Grand Slam spot, he currently doesn’t have. Peter Wright who also received a bye is also through and despite Jelle Klaasen going seven darts into a nine-darter twice, he still lost 6-4.

Glen Durrant, Ian White and Gary Anderson though have had their day curtailed. ‘Duzza’ lost out 6-4 to Wayne Jones, White lost 6-4 to Peter Jacques while Matthew Edgar who lost out to Anderson earlier on in the week having had match darts got revenge 6-4 with a 102 average.

Results Players Championship 13
Last 64

Gerwyn Price 6 | 0 William O’Connor
Darius Labanauskas 6 | 4 Steve Lennon
Jose De Sousa 6 | 2 Joe Murnan
Danny Noppert 6 | 4 Matthew Dennant
James Wade 6 | 4 Scott Mitchell
Alan Tabern 6 | 5 Karel Sedlacek
Chris Dobey 6 | 5 Ross Smith
Matthew Edgar 6 | 4 Gary Anderson
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 4 Callan Rydz
John Henderson 6 | 4 Matt Clark
William Borland 6 | 1 Maik Kuivenhoven
Mickey Mansell 6 | 5 Simon Whitlock
Devon Petersen 6 | 5 Michael van Gerwen
Christian Bunse 6 | 2 Steve Beaton
Daryl Gurney 6 | 1 Harry Ward
Jamie Hughes 6 | 4 Bradley Brooks
Peter Wright 6 | 4 Jelle Klaasen
Darren Webster 6 | 2 Andy Boulton
Brendan Dolan 6 | 5 Gavin Carlin
Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 5 Arjan Konterman
Nathan Aspinall 6 | 0 Ron Meulenkamp
Robert Thornton 6 | 3 Richard North
Martijn Kleermaker 6 | 3 Boris Krcmar
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 4 Ryan Joyce
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 2 Krzysztof Kciuk
Madars Razma 6 | 3 Geert Nentjes
Michael Smith 6 | 5 Luke Woodhouse
Scott Baker 6 | 5 Carl Wilkinson
Peter Jacques 6 | 4 Ian White
Mike De Decker 6 | 5 Keegan Brown
Wayne Jones 6 | 4 Glen Durrant
Robert Collins 6 | 4 Jeffrey De Zwaan


Update 14:25pm

Van Gerwen dumped out by Petersen despite brilliant fightback

Michael van Gerwen won’t be playing any further part in today’s action after defeat to Devon Petersen despite coming from 5-0 down against The African Warrior to force a decider. The popular South African keeps his World Matchplay hopes alive!

Petersen dumps out Van Gerwen after surviving brilliant fightback in second round of PDC Summer Series Day Five


Update 14:00pm

Searle, Huybrechts and Bunting’s World Matchplay hopes ended

The first round is complete on the final day at the PDC Summer Series with the World Matchplay race being nearly complete barring those who could win the title today.

Kim Huybrechts was first to lose out after losing 6-1 to Darren Webster – which included the nine-dart finish from the latter. He needed a Quarter-Final today.

Darius Labanauskas took out 125 in the decider to defeat Stephen Bunting and end his hopes; while Ryan Searle who came into today in 17th spot was trounced 6-0 by Geert Nentjes.

His defeat meant that Dimitri van den Bergh secured his debut in the tournament. Keegan Brown and Steve Beaton picked up first round wins to keep their spots alive. One more win for both will confirm it. While John Henderson defeated Ricky Evans 6-4 as he needs a final today to make it but for Mervyn King, his 13 year run at the tournament is over after defeat to Madars Razma.

Vincent van der Voort’s exit means that despite injury curtailing his last two days, Justin Pipe is in. Ryan Searle under the PDC rules would be the first player in as a replacement if he has to withdraw due to injury. He has tendinitis in his elbow seemingly from playing three straight days.

Results Players Championship 13
Last 128

William O’Connor 6 | 2 Nathan Rafferty
Darius Labanauskas 6 | 5 Stephen Bunting
Steve Lennon 6 | 5 Ciaran Teehan
Jose De Sousa 6 | 3 Jan Dekker
Joe Murnan 6 | 1 Graham Usher
Danny Noppert 6 | 5 Jason Lowe
Matthew Dennant 6 | 1 Scott Waites
James Wade 6 | 5 Reece Robinson
Scott Mitchell 6 | 2 Ryan Murray
Karel Sedlacek 6 | 4 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Alan Tabern 6 | 2 Mike van Duivenbode
Ross Smith 6 | 4 Joe Cullen
Chris Dobey 6 | 4 Jeff Smith
Gary Anderson 6 | 5 James Wilson
Matthew Edgar 6 | 5 Kai Fan Leung
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 2 Steve Brown
Callan Rydz 6 | 4 Martin Atkins (Wigan)
John Henderson 6 | 4 Ricky Evans
Matt Clark 6 | 2 Simon Stevenson
William Borland 6 | 3 Rob Cross
Maik Kuivenhoven 6 | 2 Jitse Van der Wal
Mickey Mansell 6 | 2 Jonny Clayton
Simon Whitlock 6 | 3 Nick Kenny
Michael van Gerwen 6 | 5 Ryan Meikle
Devon Petersen 6 | 3 Lisa Ashton
Steve Beaton 6 | 3 Mark McGeeney
Christian Bunse 6 | 2 Michael Barnard
Daryl Gurney 6 | 2 Ted Evetts
Harry Ward 6 | 5 Andrew Gilding
Jamie Hughes BYE | – Luke Humphries
Bradley Brooks 6 | 2 Conan Whitehead
Jelle Klaasen 6 | 3 Adam Hunt
Darren Webster 6 | 1 Kim Huybrechts
Andy Boulton BYE | – Jamie Lewis
Brendan Dolan 6 | 3 Josh Payne
Gavin Carlin 6 | 4 Steve West
Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 4 Barrie Bates
Arjan Konterman 6 | 3 David Pallett
Nathan Aspinall 6 | 3 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Ron Meulenkamp 6 | 4 Andy Hamilton
Richard North 6 | 5 Vincent van der Voort
Robert Thornton 6 | 4 Max Hopp
Boris Krcmar 6 | 3 Dave Chisnall
Martijn Kleermaker 6 | 2 Cameron Menzies
Ryan Joyce 6 | 2 Vincent Van der Meer
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6 | 5 Kirk Shepherd
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 1 Gary Blades
Krzysztof Kciuk 6 | 2 Nathan Derry
Geert Nentjes 6 | 0 Ryan Searle
Madars Razma 6 | 1 Mervyn King
Michael Smith 6 | 1 Benito van de Pas
Luke Woodhouse 6 | 3 Darren Penhall
Carl Wilkinson 6 | 5 Gabriel Clemens
Scott Baker 6 | 5 Harald Leitinger
Ian White 6 | 3 Niels Zonneveld
Peter Jacques 6 | 3 Martin Schindler
Keegan Brown 6 | 1 James Hubbard
Mike De Decker 6 | 3 Jonathan Worsley
Glen Durrant 6 | 1 Derk Telnekes
Wayne Jones 6 | 3 Adrian Gray
Jeffrey De Zwaan 6 | 5 Ryan Hogarth
Robert Collins 6 | 5 Aaron Beeney


Update 13:00pm

Webster hits second perfect leg of PDC Summer Series

Darren Webster has joined Rob Cross in hitting a nine-dart finish in the PDC Summer Series making it the second of the week – as well as ending Kim Huybrechts’ World Matchplay aspirations as a result.

Webster hits second nine-dart finish of the PDC Summer Series during win over Huybrechts


Update 12:35pm

Cross and Chisnall both out, Van Gerwen survives scare

Rob Cross and Dave Chisnall are both out in the opening round as the first matches from the 16 boards of action are complete in Milton Keynes.

Cross fell to Scottish ace William Borland while Chisnall lost out in an impressive display from the multiple soft-tip World Champion, Boris Krcmar. Van Gerwen on the other hand survived match darts from Ryan Meikle as he survived another early exit.

PDC Summer Series Day Five – Borland stuns Cross, Van Gerwen survives early exit against Meikle


Update 12:20pm

Humphries and Lewis withdraw late due to personal reasons

Justin Pipe and Adrian Lewis were withdrawals at the start of the day from today’s PDC Summer Series field but they have been joined by both Luke Humphries and Jamie Lewis.

Humphries was in last chance saloon for a potential World Matchplay spot but he gives further hope to the players currently in their spots of qualifying. Lewis has also withdrawn because of personal reasons.

Due to the draw already being complete, their first round opponents Jamie Hughes and Andy Boulton will both receive walk-overs.


Update 11:55am

Tournament to start shortly

The final day of the Summer Series kicks off at 12 with the first games on the 16 boards getting underway with a lot at stake today including spots in the World Matchplay.

Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright will go straight through to the second round after Justin Pipe and Adrian Lewis withdrew this morning. Michael van Gerwen will face Ryan Meikle, Rob Cross will take on William Borland and yesterday’s winner James Wade will start against Reece Robinson.

First 16 matches (by board order)

William O’Connor – | – Nathan Rafferty
Jose De Sousa – | – Jan Dekker
James Wade – | – Reece Robinson
Joe Cullen – | – Ross Smith
Mensur Suljovic – | – Steve Brown
Rob Cross – | – William Borland
Michael van Gerwen – | – Ryan Meikle
Daryl Gurney – | – Ted Evetts
Jelle Klaasen – | – Adam Hunt
Brendan Dolan – | – Josh Payne
Nathan Aspinall – | – Rowby-John Rodriguez
Dave Chisnall – | – Boris Krcmar
Krzysztof Ratajski – | – Gary Blades
Michael Smith – | – Benito van de Pas
Ian White – | – Niels Zonneveld
Glen Durrant – | – Derk Telnekes

Live-scores can be followed on DartConnect.


Update 09:30am

Draw for final day Summer Series confirmed

The draw has been released for the final day of Players Championship action as the PDC Summer Series reaches it’s conclusion.

Draw released for PDC Summer Series Day Five: Evans against Henderson and Hughes versus Humphries among top ties


Update 09:10am

Lewis and Pipe have withdrawn

The PDC confirmed on Twitter that Adrian Lewis and Justin Pipe both have withdrawn from the final day of the PDC Summer Series.

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Author: Samuel Gill