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Robert Thornton won his first title of 2014 when he edged out Ian White in the final of Players Championship 6 at Robin Park, Wigan on Sunday.

Thornton, who defeated Phil Taylor to reach the final, came back from 4-2 and 5-4 down to see off White and claim his eighth PDC Pro Tour title.

Read the full report on Robert Thornton’s official website

James Wade enjoyed a productive weekend in Wigan, reaching the quarter-finals on both Saturday and Sunday, while there was also a return to form for former World Youth Champion James Hubbard, who defeated Wes Newton, Michael van Gerwen and Mervyn King en route to Saturday’s semi-finals.

Dutch ace Vincent van der Voort produced a strong run to the quarter-finals of Sunday’s event.

By Chris Murphy

Michael van Gerwen strengthened his position at the top of the Premier League when he claimed victory in an excellent match against Robert Thornton in Sheffield on Thursday evening.

The defending champion had trailed the Scotsman, who missed double twelve for a nine-darter, 3-2 at one stage but hit back to claim a 7-5 success, kicking off the decisive leg with back-to-back 180s before going out in eleven darts.

The triumph moved the world number one a point ahead of Raymond van Barneveld but van Gerwen has played a game less than his Dutch compatriot. (more…)

Keegan Brown is one match away from becoming World Youth Champion after reaching the final, which will take place on May 22.

The Isle of Wight youngster, who has twice beaten Phil Taylor in professional events, came through the last 64 of the £50,000 tournament in Reading on Saturday to set up a decider against Rowby-John Rodriguez. (more…)

Robert Thornton avoided elimination from the Premier League despite his defeat to Phil Taylor on Thursday, as relegated Simon Whitlock and league leader Michael van Gerwen shared a draw in Cardiff.

Thornton’s survival was secured when Dave Chisnall earned a 7-5 victory over Wes Newton, which saw Newton’s campaign end early for the second succesive season.

‘The Thorn’ went on to lose out to world number two Taylor.

van Gerwen and Whitlock served up the match of the evening with a 6-6 draw, in which both players took out enormous finishes.

Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld also drew, while Peter Wright edged out Gary Anderson.

Following the elimination of Whitlock and Newton, the remaining eight players will compete in Sheffield next week, with fixtures set to be released in due course.

By Chris Murphy

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Some of the World’s top darts stars are set to compete at the famous Lakeside Country Club, renowned as the home of darts, in an ultimate ‘Champion of Champions’ event.

This unique evening of sporting entertainment, which will take place in the Canal Suite on Saturday 10 May, will see reigning PDC World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen headline a star-studded field of major championship winners.

Lakeside favourite and three-time BDO World Champion Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams is also in action, alongside James Wade, winner of seven major PDC titles. (more…)

Michael van Gerwen missed the chance to reach the final of the UK Open after Terry Jenkins ended his hopes on Sunday evening.

World champion van Gerwen was beaten 10-8 by an impressive Jenkins at Minehead despite fighting back from 4-1 down to tie the match at 5-5 at one stage. (more…)

Michael van Gerwen remains in contention to win his first UK Open title after moving into the quarter-finals with victory over Mark Webster on Saturday evening.

van Gerwen prevailed 9-4 against the Welshman at Minehead as he averaged over 100 for the second time in a row. (more…)