The 12th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the fourth 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.. All results during this five-day event count towards the PDC Summer Series Order of Merit.


Update 18:45

Van Gerwen keeps top spot on PDC Summer Series Order of Merit

Michael van Gerwen remains on the number one spot on the PDC Summer Series Order of Merit despite a first round defeat on Saturday. James Wade is the new number two after claiming the title on the fourth day of this five-day event.

PDC Summer Series Order of Merit after Day Four


Update 18:15

Wade produces display of superb finishing to claim title

Day Four is complete at the PDC Summer Series and a familiar winner is standing tall in Milton Keynes with James Wade producing a brilliant display of finishing to defeat Rob Cross.

Wade defeats Cross in brilliant display to claim Day Four of PDC Summer Series


Update 17:40

Nine-dart hero Cross set to face Wade in today’s final

The final is now set for Players Championship 12 with the fourth PDC Summer Series seeing two top seeds face off in Rob Cross and James Wade.

Cross struck perfection (below) in a brilliant victory over Mensur Suljovic which saw ‘Voltage’ hit a 110 average in a match that finished 7-2 in favour of the current World Matchplay champion. Could he be the man to beat today?

He will face James Wade who defeated his fellow ProTour stalwart, Ian White in a 7-4 win, adding a Machine flourish in the end hitting a 136 checkout to seal the deal.

Results Players Championship 12
Last 16

Rob Cross (97.1) 6 | 5 (94.4) Callan Rydz
Jamie Hughes (94.7) 6 | 1 (88.2) Jason Lowe
Mensur Suljovic (96.4) 6 | 5 (95.1) Kai Fan Leung
Daryl Gurney (92.8) 6 | 4 (92.0) Robert Thornton
Michael Smith (98.8) 6 | 4 (96.5) Peter Wright
James Wade (102.9) 6 | 4 (102.6) Nathan Aspinall
Krzysztof Ratajski (98.3) 6 | 3 (97.4) Jose De Sousa
Ian White (103.7) 6 | 4 (97.7) Glen Durrant

Quarter-Finals

Rob Cross (101.5) 6 | 5 (96.4) Jamie Hughes
Mensur Suljovic (95.5) 6| 4 (100.5) Daryl Gurney
James Wade (98.0) 6 | 0 (85.6) Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski (96.1) 1 | 6 (92.1) Ian White

Semi-Finals

Rob Cross (110.1) 7 | 2 (93.5) Mensur Suljovic
James Wade (103.2) 7 | 4 (103.4) Ian White


Update 17:35

Cross strikes perfection in semi-final clash over Suljovic

There has not been a nine-dart finish in the PDC Summer Series up to now with Rob Cross pinning perfection during his semi-final clash with Mensur Suljovic.

Going treble 19, treble 16 and double 18; it was an effortless display of finishing from ‘Voltage’, view it below!

VIDEO: Cross hits brilliant nine-dart finish in PDC Summer Series semi-final clash with Suljovic

 


Update 17:00

Cross vs Suljovic and Wade vs White set for semi-finals in Milton Keynes

The semi-final line-up has been confirmed in the fourth PDC Summer Series event with Rob Cross set to face Mensur Suljovic and James Wade to take on Ian White. Four remain, who will take the title?

Wade was first through after breezing past Michael Smith in a 6-0 win with a 98 average, ‘The Machine’ showed his form on Friday but was denied by Michael van Gerwen but can the Aldershot ace go all the way today?

He will face another player well known for his exploits on the ProTour in Ian White who eased past Krzysztof Ratajski 6-1.

Rob Cross then edged past Jamie Hughes denying the Tipton ace in a 6-5 victory with a 101 average, ‘Voltage’ will look to build up form ahead of his World Matchplay defence and what better way than a potential ranking win.

He will take on Mensur Suljovic who has produced some brilliant performances this week. He edged past Daryl Gurney in a 6-4 win.

Results Players Championship 12
Last 16

Rob Cross (97.1) 6 | 5 (94.4) Callan Rydz
Jamie Hughes (94.7) 6 | 1 (88.2) Jason Lowe
Mensur Suljovic (96.4) 6 | 5 (95.1) Kai Fan Leung
Daryl Gurney (92.8) 6 | 4 (92.0) Robert Thornton
Michael Smith (98.8) 6 | 4 (96.5) Peter Wright
James Wade (102.9) 6 | 4 (102.6) Nathan Aspinall
Krzysztof Ratajski (98.3) 6 | 3 (97.4) Jose De Sousa
Ian White (103.7) 6 | 4 (97.7) Glen Durrant

Quarter-Finals

Rob Cross (101.5) 6 | 5 (96.4) Jamie Hughes
Mensur Suljovic (95.5) 6| 4 (100.5) Daryl Gurney
James Wade (98.0) 6 | 0 (85.6) Michael Smith
Krzysztof Ratajski (96.1) 1 | 6 (92.1) Ian White

Semi-Finals

Rob Cross – | – Mensur Suljovic
James Wade – | – Ian White


Update 16:20

Smith, Wade and Cross all into Quarter-Finals in Milton Keynes

Proceedings are into the Quarter-Final stage on Day Four of the PDC Summer Series with the likes of Michael Smith, James Wade and Rob Cross still in the running for the title today.

Cross edged past Callan Rydz who had accounted for Gerwyn Price in the previous round. He will take on Jamie Hughes who defeated Jason Lowe.

The second Quarter-Final sees Mensur Suljovic who edged past Kai Fan Leung take on Daryl Gurney who defeated Robert Thornton – ‘The Thorn’ having his best run in a while today but it has come to an end.

A tantalising match between Michael Smith and James Wade awaits after the former saw off World Champion, Peter Wright and the latter defeated Nathan Aspinall.

Premier League leader Glen Durrant is also out after defeat to Ian White and he will now face Krzysztof Ratajski who defeated yesterday’s finalist, Jose de Sousa.

Results Players Championship 12
Last 16

Rob Cross (97.1) 6 | 5 (94.4) Callan Rydz
Jamie Hughes (94.7) 6 | 1 (88.2) Jason Lowe
Mensur Suljovic (96.4) 6 | 5 (95.1) Kai Fan Leung
Daryl Gurney (92.8) 6 | 4 (92.0) Robert Thornton
Michael Smith (98.8) 6 | 4 (96.5) Peter Wright
James Wade (102.9) 6 | 4 (102.6) Nathan Aspinall
Krzysztof Ratajski (98.3) 6 | 3 (97.4) Jose De Sousa
Ian White (103.7) 6 | 4 (97.7) Glen Durrant

Quarter-Finals

Rob Cross – | – Jamie Hughes
Mensur Suljovic – | – Daryl Gurney
Michael Smith – | – James Wade
Krzysztof Ratajski – | – Ian White


Update 15:40

Rydz edges past Price, Gurney dents Petersen’s World Matchplay hopes

The action continues in Milton Keynes up to the Last 16 stage with Gerwyn Price the latest player to fall.  The Number One seed would have been optimistic of potentially claiming a title today especially with Michael van Gerwen falling early on but despite averaging 101, he lost 6-4 to Callan Rydz who averaged 99.

Rydz beforehand had produced a 105 average to edge past Ryan Searle after a last leg decider win over Matt Clark. The performance of the round though came from Daryl Gurney who claimed a 6-4 win over Devon Petersen to put a dent in his World Matchplay aspirations.

The latter was awfully unlucky like he has been all week with the performances he has been putting in, he averaged 106 to Gurney’s 107 but lost out in the end to ‘Superchin’.

Also through include the likes of Peter Wright, Michael Smith, Ian White and Glen Durrant as we get towards the latter end of proceedings.

Results Players Championship 12
Last 32

Callan Rydz 6 | 5 Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross 6 | 5 Danny Noppert
Jamie Hughes 6 | 4 Ryan Meikle
Jason Lowe 6 | 3 Max Hopp
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 3 Martijn Kleermaker
Kai Fan Leung 6 | 2 William Borland
Robert Thornton 6 | 3 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Daryl Gurney 6 | 4 Devon Petersen
Peter Wright 6 | 2 Ricky Evans
Michael Smith 6 | 4 Jermaine Wattimena
Nathan Aspinall 6 | 1 Benito van de Pas
James Wade 6 | 3 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 2 Keegan Brown
Jose De Sousa 6 | 2 James Wilson
Ian White 6 | 4 Darren Webster
Glen Durrant 6 | 1 Wayne Jones

Last 16

Callan Rydz – | – Rob Cross
Jamie Hughes – | – Jason Lowe
Mensur Suljovic – | – Kai Fan Leung
Robert Thornton – | – Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright – | – Michael Smith
Nathan Aspinall – | – James Wade
Krzysztof Ratajski – | – Jose de Sousa
Ian White – | – Glen Durrant


Update 15:10pm

Kleermaker wins thriller against Humphries, Anderson dumped out by Lowe

The action continues into the Last 32 on the fourth day of the PDC Summer Series with some big averages continuing to be displayed in Milton Keynes.

Martijn Kleermaker produced one of the performances of the round in seeing off Luke Humphries in a last leg decider. The Dutch Giant averaged 107 and survived a match dart off an 81 checkout on the bull before hitting a 140 checkout to seal the win against Cool Hand who himself averaged 105.

Callan Rydz (105), Nathan Aspinall (105) and Glen Durrant (106) also produced some classy displays. But for Gary Anderson despite averaging 104 he fell to the impressive Jason Lowe 6-3.

Results Players Championship 12
Last 64

Gerwyn Price 6 | 3 Steve Brown
Callan Rydz 6 | 3 Ryan Searle
Rob Cross 6 | 2 Lisa Ashton
Danny Noppert 6 | 3 Andrew Gilding
Ryan Meikle 6 | 4 William O’Connor
Jamie Hughes 6 | 0 Gary Blades
Max Hopp 6 | 5 Dave Chisnall
Jason Lowe 6 | 3 Gary Anderson
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 3 Andy Boulton
Martijn Kleermaker 6 | 5 Luke Humphries
Kai Fan Leung 6 | 1 Brendan Dolan
William Borland 6 | 4 Scott Baker
Robert Thornton 6 | 3 Joe Murnan
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6 | 2 Maik Kuivenhoven
Daryl Gurney 6 | 2 Nathan Derry
Devon Petersen 6 | 5 Gabriel Clemens
Peter Wright 6 | 0 John Henderson
Ricky Evans 6 | 4 Steve Lennon
Michael Smith 6 | 4 Niels Zonneveld
Jermaine Wattimena 6 | 5 Reece Robinson
Nathan Aspinall 6 | 3 Simon Whitlock
Benito van de Pas 6 | 4 Andy Hamilton
James Wade 6 | 3 Harald Leitinger
Jeffrey De Zwaan 6 | 3 Mickey Mansell
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 1 Carl Wilkinson
Keegan Brown 6 | 2 Mark McGeeney
Jose De Sousa 6 | 5 Madars Razma
James Wilson 6 | 3 Martin Atkins (Wigan)
Ian White 6 | 2 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Darren Webster 6 | 5 Kim Huybrechts
Glen Durrant 6 | 1 Stephen Bunting
Wayne Jones 6 | 2 Ryan Joyce


Update 14:10pm

Dobey’s World Matchplay hopes diminished by Whitlock

The first round is complete on the fourth day of PDC Summer Series and with the World Matchplay field being completed on Sunday – it is last chance saloon for a lot of players.

One of those is Chris Dobey. ‘Hollywood’ lost out 6-5 to Simon Whitlock who won with a 13 darter on throw. Now the Bedlington ace needs to win tomorrow’s event to have any chance of returning to Milton Keynes next week.

Steve Beaton’s progress is also under threat with ‘The Bronzed Adonis’ £2,000 clear of Ryan Searle in 17th in 14th place currently but a third consecutive first round defeat will see his place go down to the wire.

Results Players Championship 12
First Round

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


Update 13:10 pm

A first win for Ashton

Lisa Ashton began her day with a 6-4 victory averaging 89 over Adam Hunt to claim her first win of the PDC Summer Series. The Lancashire Rose will meet Rob Cross in the second round.

Ashton off the mark in PDC Summer Series with victory over Hunt to set up clash with Cross


Update 12:50 pm

High averages!

While Michael van Gerwen is out, some other players produce big averages to move into the second round. Ryan Meikle averages 111 to whitewash Joe Cullen, while Peter Wright (105.5), Gerwyn Price (109.5) and Mensur Suljovic (108.6) all hit 105+ averages to win their opening game.

Rob Cross (100.2) 6-0 Jitse van der Wal
Ryan Meikle (111.3) 6-0 Joe Cullen
Mensur Suljovic (108.6) 6-1 Richard North
Peter Wright (105.5) 6-1 Martin Schindler
Michael Smith 6-1 Ryan Murray
James Wade (102.5) 6-0 Mike van Duivenbode
Gerwyn Price (109.5) 6-1 Derk Telnekes
Ian White (105) 6-1 Ryan Hogarth
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-2 Karel Sedlacek
Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Alan Tabern
Jose De Sousa (102.6) 6-5 Jelle Klaasen
Daryl Gurney (106) 6-5 Mervyn King
Glen Durrant 6-4 Matthew Dennant


Update 12:35 pm

Van Gerwen is out!

Michael van Gerwen won’t claim a hat-trick of PDC Summer Series title wins today after losing out in the first round on Day Four to Joe Murnan.

Van Gerwen dumped out in first round on Day Four of PDC Summer Series by Murnan


Update: 12:20 pm

Pipe withdraws with an arm injury

Justin Pipe opted out of today’s tournament at the last minute. The Force suffers from an arm injury, resulting in a bye for Andy Hamilton in the first round.

This withdraw can have major consequences for the Taunton ace. Pipe is currently in the qualifying spots for the World Matchplay but could still drop out in the remaining two days of the PDC Summer Series.


Update: 11:58 am

Day Four of the PDC Summer Series kicks off at 12 with the first games on the 16 boards getting underway. The first batch of matches include Michael van Gerwen (against Joe Murnan), Peter Wright (against Martin Schindler), Gerwyn Price (against Derk Telnekes), Nathan Aspinall (against Alan Tabern) and in-form Jose de Sousa (against Jelle Klaasen).

The full draw can be viewed here.

First 16 matches

Gerwyn Price – | – Derk Telnekes
Rob Cross – | – Jitse Van der Wal
Joe Cullen – | – Ryan Meikle
Dave Chisnall – | – Ted Evetts
Mensur Suljovic – | – Richard North
Brendan Dolan – | – Jonathan Worsley
Michael van Gerwen – | – Joe Murnan
Daryl Gurney – | – Mervyn King
Peter Wright – | – Martin Schindler
Michael Smith – | – Ryan Murray
Nathan Aspinall – | – Alan Tabern
James Wade – | – Mike van Duivenbode
Krzysztof Ratajski – | – Karel Sedlacek
Jose De Sousa – | – Jelle Klaasen
Ian White – | – Ryan Hogarth
Glen Durrant – | – Matthew Dennant

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Author: Samuel Gill