Players Championship Finals Draw

The Mr Green Sport Players Championship Finals, gets underway this weekend at Butlins in Minehead. The first round draw has thrown up some mouthwatering games, as the seeding reflects how well players have done on the Pro Tour across the year. PDC rising star Rob Cross is seeded one, with world number and world champion Michael van Gerwen only seeded six. With many of the top PDC stars choosing to miss tour event due to the overwhelming workload, the Players Championships always throws up a host of surprises.

Michael van Gerwen v Paul Nicholson meet at the Players Championships finals Draw
MvG v Paul Nicholson

Former Players Championship winner Paul Nicholson was delighted to qualify for his first televised tournament in over two years, after putting injury problems behind him. That was until Nicholson drew the red-hot van Gerwen. Number one seed Rob Cross will play Robert Owen, with World Matchplay champion Daryl Gurney taking on Jeffrey de Zwaan.

Sixteen times champion of the world Phil Taylor will again be absent from Minehead, after Taylor missed every floor tournament in his final year. Taylor missed last year’s finals, and at the beginning of the year told the world that this would be his last year as a professional player as he planned to retire after the 2018 world championships.

2017 Mr Green Sport Players Championship Finals

First Round Draw & Tournament Bracket
Rob Cross (1) v Robert Owen (64)
Steve Lennon (32) v Zoran Lerchbacher (33)
Richard North (16) v Peter Hudson (49)
Adrian Lewis (17) v Mike De Decker (48)
Joe Cullen (8) v Jamie Caven (57)
James Wade (25) v Kevin Painter (40)
Ian White (9) v Raymond van Barneveld (56)
John Henderson (24) v Darren Johnson (41)
Mensur Suljovic (5) v Andy Boulton (60)
Stephen Bunting (28) v Benito van de Pas (37)
Jonny Clayton (12) v Jeffrey de Graaf (53)
Gerwyn Price (21) v Jimmy Hendriks (44)
Gary Anderson (4) v Mickey Mansell (61)
Jermaine Wattimena (29) v Keegan Brown (36)
Alan Norris (13) v Jelle Klaasen (52)
Steve Beaton (20) v Ronny Huybrechts (45)
Daryl Gurney (2) v Jeffrey de Zwaan (63)
Vincent van der Voort (31) v Robbie Green (34)
Kim Huybrechts (15) v Chris Dobey (50)
Robert Thornton (18) v James Richardson (47)
Dave Chisnall (7) v Joe Murnan (58)
James Wilson (26) v William O’Connor (39)
Kyle Anderson (10) v Ron Meulenkamp (55)
Justin Pipe (23) v Mark Webster (42)
Michael van Gerwen (6) v Paul Nicholson (59)
Steve West (27) v Ryan Searle (38)
Darren Webster (11) v Antonio Alcinas (54)
Mervyn King (22) v Brendan Dolan (43)
Peter Wright (3) v Steve Hine (62)
Peter Jacques (30) v Cristo Reyes (35)
Michael Smith (14) v Jan Dekker (51)
Simon Whitlock (19) v Christian Kist (46)


By Phill Barrs 

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