Players Championship Finals

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Players Championship Finals
Tournament information
Venue Butlins Resort
Location Minehead
Country England
Established 2009
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £460,000
Month(s) Played November
Current champion(s)
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney

The Players Championship Finals is a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The tournament originally featured the top 32 players from the Players Championship Order of Merit, a separate ranking system that only takes into account the non-televised Players Championship events on the PDC Pro Tour. In 2016, the field increased to 64 players.[1]

The tournament was first announced at the PDC Awards Dinner in January 2008 by PDC chairman Barry Hearn.[2] It was initially held from late January to February,[3] and originally took place at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet, the venue for the first 14 PDC World Championships.[4] For the third edition, the event moved to the Doncaster Dome.[5] The 2012 Edition took place in December at Butlins in Minehead and has remained at that venue for all subsequent tournaments.[6]

Finals

Year Champion (average in final) Score Runner-up (average in final) Prize money Sponsor Venue
Total Champion Runner-up
2009 England Phil Taylor (98.04) 16 – 9 Scotland Robert Thornton (88.52) £200,000 £50,000 £25,000 coral.co.uk Circus Tavern, Purfleet
2010 Australia Paul Nicholson (92.75) 13 – 11 England Mervyn King (89.74) £250,000 £60,000 £24,000 totesport.com
2011/Feb England Phil Taylor (97.01) 13 – 12 Scotland Gary Anderson (96.31) Perform Doncaster Dome, Doncaster
2011/Dec England Kevin Painter (96.28) 13 – 9 Wales Mark Webster (93.31) Cash Converters
2012 England Phil Taylor (103.57) 13 – 6 Belgium Kim Huybrechts (91.70) Butlins Resort, Minehead
2013 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (102.45) 11 – 7 England Phil Taylor (102.64)
2014 Scotland Gary Anderson (101.01) 11 – 6 England Adrian Lewis (95.37) £300,000 £65,000 £35,000
2015 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (100.32) 11 – 6 England Adrian Lewis (89.17)
2016 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (108.34) 11 – 3 England Dave Chisnall (99.24) £400,000 £75,000
2017 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (105.50) 11 – 2 Wales Jonny Clayton (94.64) £460,000 £100,000 £40,000 Mr Green Sport
2018 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (95.61) 11 – 9 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (100.20) Ladbrokes

Records and statistics

As of 25 November 2018.

Total finalist appearances

Player Nationality Won Runner-up Finals Appearances
Michael van Gerwen Netherlands Netherlands 4 1 5 10
Phil Taylor England England 3 1 4 9
Gary Anderson Scotland Scotland 1 1 2 10
Kevin Painter England England 1 0 1 9
Paul Nicholson Australia Australia 1 0 1 5
Daryl Gurney Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1 0 1 4
Adrian Lewis England England 0 2 2 10
Mervyn King England England 0 1 1 11
Robert Thornton Scotland Scotland 0 1 1 9
Dave Chisnall England England 0 1 1 8
Kim Huybrechts Belgium Belgium 0 1 1 7
Mark Webster Wales Wales 0 1 1 7
Jonny Clayton Wales Wales 0 1 1 3

Nine-dart finishes

In 2016 the first nine-darter was thrown at the Players Championship Finals.

Player Year (+ Round) Method Opponent Result
England Alan Norris 2016, 1st Round 3 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T19, D12 England Michael Smith Won

High averages

Players Championship Finals highest one-match winning averages
Average Player Year (+ Round) Opponent Result
111.58 England Phil Taylor 2013, Quarter-Final Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 9–2
111.12 England Ian White 2018, 1st Round England Scott Taylor 6–2
110.62 Scotland Gary Anderson 2014, 1st Round Netherlands Christian Kist 6–5
110.02 Scotland Gary Anderson 2018, Quarter-Final Wales Jonny Clayton 10–4
109.54 Australia Simon Whitlock 2012, 2nd Round England Ronnie Baxter 10–1

Television coverage

In the UK and Ireland, the first two tournaments were broadcast on ITV4 with the third edition being screened by PDC TV. The fourth edition returned to ITV4 where it has stayed ever since and ITV4 signed a long-term deal to cover the European Championships, Players Championships, UK Open and new tournament the Masters from 2014 to 2016.[7]

TV broadcasters

  • 2009–2010: ITV4
  • February 2011: PDC TV
  • December 2011–present: ITV4

References

  1. ^ 2008 Order of Merit explanation from the Professional Darts Corporation, retrieved 19-11-2008
  2. ^ PDC website report - PDC To Introduce New Events from the Professional Darts Corporation, retrieved 19-11-2008
  3. ^ PDC website report - 2009 PDC Calendar from the Professional Darts Corporation, retrieved 19-11-2008
  4. ^ PDC website report - PDC Return To Circus Tavern Archived 2008-11-04 at the Wayback Machine. from the Professional Darts Corporation, retrieved 19-11-2008
  5. ^ "2011 Players Championship Finals Tickets". Professional Darts Corporation. PDC & Perform Ltd. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Butlins Minehead To Host Cash Converters Players Championship". Planet Darts. 30 March 2012.
  7. ^ pdc.tv Archived September 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Official website
  • Tournament at dartsdatabase.co.uk
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