UK Darts Issue 9 - December 2013 - Page 34

Players Championships 15 Photo: PDC/Lawrence Lustig The top stars from the PDC headed to Barnsley on 23rd Quarter-Finals November with one final opportunity to make a mark ahead of the Players Championship Finals and the World Championship. Mark Dudbridge 6-3 Kevin Painter With places still up for grabs and seedings still to be determined it was Dave Chisnall who laid down a marker in the first event on Saturday afternoon. The St Helens ace toppled Robert Thornton 6-3 in the final to claim the £10,000 first prize and ensure he would head into the Players Championship Finals as the number two seed. Robert Thornton 6-3 Justin Pipe Dave Chisnall 6-2 Michael Smith Peter Wright 6-1 Darren Webster Semi-Finals Earlier in the day there wins for Chisnall over Martyn Turner, John Bowles and Michael Smith along with a come from behind victory over Peter Wright in the semi-finals that saw both men average well over 100. R Thornton 6-3 Mark Dudbridge Thornton’s route to the final included a semi-final victory over Mark Dudbridge, who returned to form just in time to ensure not only his qualification for the upcoming World Championships, but also his place in the top 64 in the world and therefore his 2014 Tour Card. Dave Chisnall 6-3 Robert Thornton Dave Chisnall 6-4 Peter Wright Final