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Robert Thornton enjoyed an excellent weekend in Wigan, where he won both of the Pro Tour events thanks to some stunning displays.

The Scottish ace, who has leapt back up to ninth on the PDC’s Order of Merit after scooping £20,000 prize in money in 48 hours, defeated Keegan Brown and Terry Jenkins in the respective finals of Players Championships 7 and 8.

Thornton claimed his second and third titles of 2013, having won Players Championship 6 last month, to complete a hat-trick of consecutive triumphs at Robin Park.

“I’m absolutely chuffed to bits,” said Thornton, who also defeated Dave Chisnall in the Premier League on Thursday.

“It’s been a fantastic few days. Everything has just clicked and gone right for me and where I might have been unlucky earlier in the year, things have gone my way.

“I’m proud of what I’ve done as not many players have won both Pro Tours in one weekend, let alone three in a row, but I’m already thinking about my next match.

“My form is pretty consistent of late and the signs are good for the rest of the year.”

For a full report visit www.robertthornton.co.uk

Saturday’s final place was a career best for Brown, who enjoyed a confidence building run ahead of the upcoming World Youth Championship final.

The 21-year-old’s excellent day included an incredible 112 average in his 6-1 quarter-final victory over Ben Ward. The Isle of Wight talent went on to defeat Peter Wright before missing two match darts in the final.

Simon Whitlock produced a fine run to the semi-finals of Sunday’s event but was denied a place in the decider by an in-form Jenkins.

By Chris Murphy

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