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Article: DARTS : PDC Media Release

DARTS : PDC Media Release

PHIL TAYLOR completed a Gibraltar double with victory in Sunday^s Players Championship, defeating Mark Dudbridge in the final.

Taylorfollowed up his win in Saturday^s Eddie Cox Memorial Players Championship by taking a second £6,000 title of the weekend at the Victoria Stadium.

The 14-time World Champion maintained his winning streak in style, seeing off Dudbridge 6-1 in the final after overcoming a shaky start.

Dudbridge missed four darts to win the opening leg against the throw, with double 16 putting Taylor in front before the Bristol man levelled with a 13-darter.

Double 16 put Taylor back in front, but a missed double top from Dudbridge was punished as the world number one opened up a 3-1 lead - and pulled clear for victory.

He followed up a 14-darter with an 84 checkout, and wrapped up the win in sensational style with a ten-darter - hitting scores of 177, 137 and 171 before checking out double eight for the title.


had defeated Robert Thornton in the semi-finals, and overcame Alan Tabern in the quarters in a repeat of Saturday^s final.

He had earlier come from behind to defeat Steve Brown and also saw off Darren Johnson and Roland Scholten in taking the win.

Dudbridge^s run to the final continued his fine start to 2009, matching his achievement in a Players Championship last weekend and following up a semi-final appearance on Saturday.

He saw off Steve Maish and Jose Villalobos with 6-1 wins and then defeated Mervyn King, John MaGowan, Kevin McDine and Steve Beaton.

Semi-final appearances for Beaton and Thornton followed quarter-finals on Saturday in strong weekends for the pair.

James Wade, who won last year^s Players Championship, was a first round casualty against Colin Monk. Players Championship

Preliminary Round

Colin Monk 6-1 Paul Wills

Andy Jenkins 6-2 Ben Burton

Alvaro Gonzalez 6-4 Stefan Federico

Denis Ovens 6-1 Alan Kimblerley

Celestino Mendoza Bye (Alan Caves)

Wayne Jones 6-0 Jim Leighton

Henry Zapata 6-5 Justin Stagno

Lionel Sams 6-2 Robbie Newland

Jelle Klaasen 6-0 John Quantock

George Federico 6-3 David Fatum

Steve Beaton 6-5 Nick Fullwell

Francisco Cruz 6-5 Chris Mason

Jonathan Overton 6-3 Robert Watson-Lang

Peter Wright 6-0 Jadrian Pecino

Kevin McDine 6-5 Sean Palfrey

Dave Honey 6-2 Ian Jopling

Chris Thompson 6-0 Antonio Guzman

Adrian Gray 6-3 Dyson Parody

Andrew Davies 6-1 Juan Carlos Garcia

Gary Mawson 6-2 Par Riihonen

Mark Dudbridge 6-1 Steve Maish

Jose Villalobos 6-3 Justin Broton

John MaGowan 6-3 Javier Costa

Carlos Rodriguez 6-5 Andy Smith

Dylan Duo 6-3 Steve Evans

Steve Brown 6-1 Francisco Navas

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Jacko Barry

Darren Johnson Bye (Nick Chadwick)

Roland Scholten 6-5 Tony Ayres

Daniel Duran 6-1 Steve Randall

Kirk Shepherd 6-4 Eric Segui

Martyn Turner 6-4 Mick McGowan

Matt Clark 6-0 Jason Clark

Mark Walsh 6-0 Carlos Garbayo

Anastasia Dobromyslova 6-4 Marti Santamaria

Louis Blundell 6-4 Julio Barbero Gonzalez

Alex Roy 6-4 Chris Cooper

Jim Withers 6-4 Shane Cox

Steve Hine 6-4 Steve Grubb

Tony Eccles 6-0 Tich Olivero

Jamie Caven 6-0 Kevin Harris

Jose Perales 6-4 Toni Munoz

Robert Thornton 6-0 Tony Blundell

Simon Craven 6-2 George Ramos

Wayne Atwood 6-4 Darren Latham


Bates Bye (Danny Peach)

Dave Ladley 6-4 Russell Mason

Ian Perkins 6-2 David Farras

Wes Newton 6-1 Jose Fernandez

Sergio Sanchez 6-1 Jon Archer

First Round

Colin Monk 6-5 James Wade

Andy Jenkins 6-4 Alvaro Gonzalez

Denis Ovens 6-1 Celestino Mendoza

Wayne Jones 6-1 Henry Zapata

Colin Lloyd 6-3 Lionel Sams

Jelle Klaasen 6-5 George Federico

Steve Beaton 6-2 Dennis Priestley

Francisco Cruz 6-3 Jonathan Overton

Adrian Lewis 6-5 Peter Wright

Kevin McDine 6-2 Dave Honey

Peter Manley 6-4 Chris Thompson

Adrian Gray 6-3 Andrew Davies

Mervyn King 6-3 Gary Mawson

Mark Dudbridge 6-1 Jose Villalobos

John MaGowan 6-3 Colin Osborne

Carlos Rodriguez 6-4 Dylan Duo

Phil Taylor 6-3 Steve Brown

Darren Johnson 6-2 Michael van Gerwen

Roland Scholten 6-0 Daniel Duran

Kirk Shepherd 6-2 Martyn Turner

Andy Hamilton 6-5 Matt Clark

Mark Walsh 6-3 Anastasia Dobromyslova

Alan Tabern 6-2 Louis Blundell

Alex Roy 6-4 Jim Withers

Steve Hine 6-1 Wayne Mardle

Jamie Caven 6-3 Tony Eccles

Ronnie Baxter 6-1 Jose Perales

Robert Thornton 6-3 Simon Craven

Terry Jenkins 6-3 Wayne Atwood


Bates 6-1 Dave Ladley

Kevin Painter 6-3 Ian Perkins

Wes Newton 6-1 Sergio Sanchez

Losers £200

Second Round

Andy Jenkins 6-4 Colin Monk

Wayne Jones 6-3 Denis Ovens

Colin Lloyd 6-4 Jelle Klaasen

Steve Beaton 6-3 Francisco Cruz

Kevin McDine 6-5 Adrian Lewis

Peter Manley 6-2 Adrian Gray

Mark Dudbridge 6-4 Mervyn King

John MaGowan 6-4 Carlos Rodriguez

Phil Taylor 6-3 Darren Johnson

Roland Scholten 6-3 Kirk Shepherd

Mark Walsh 6-3 Andy Hamilton

Alan Tabern 6-2 Alex Roy

Steve Hine 6-3 Jamie Caven

Robert Thornton 6-4 Ronnie Baxter


Bates 6-4 Terry Jenkins

Wes Newton 6-4 Kevin Painter

Losers £300

Third Round

Andy Jenkins 6-5 Wayne Jones

Steve Beaton 6-5 Colin Lloyd

Kevin McDine 6-4 Peter Manley

Mark Dudbridge 6-1 John MaGowan

Phil Taylor 6-1 Roland Scholten

Alan Tabern 6-4 Mark Walsh

Robert Thornton 6-4 Steve Hine

Wes Newton 6-5 Barrie Bates

Losers £400


Steve Beaton 6-3 Andy Jenkins

Mark Dudbridge 6-3 Kevin McDine

Phil Taylor 6-3 Alan Tabern

Robert Thornton 6-4 Wes Newton

Losers £800


Mark Dudbridge 6-4 Steve Beaton

Phil Taylor 6-3 Robert Thornton

Losers £1,500


Phil Taylor 6-1 Mark Dudbridge

Winner £6,000

Runner-Up £3,000

News Updates

Preliminary Round

Chris Thompson sets up first round clash with Peter Manley with his whitewash of Antonio Guzman.

Denis Ovens includes a 170 checkout in his 6-1 defeat of Alan Kimberley.


^s Steve Brown overcomes qualifier Francisco Navas 6-1, and now meets Saturday^s winner Phil Taylor in round one.

Matt Clark whitewashes Jason Clark to move into last 64.

Roland Scholten edges out World Championship qualifier Tony Ayres 6-5.

Steve Beaton is another narrow winner, taking a deciding leg victory against Nick Fullwell.

Colin Monk, Peter Wright, Lionel Sams and John MaGowan open with wins.

Wayne Jones whitewashes Jim Leighton.

American ace Gary Mawson defeats Par Riihonen 6-2.

Adrian Gray overcomes Dyson Parody 6-3.

Jelle Klaasen whitewashes John Quantock - hitting 11 maximums in the game.

Daniel Duran overcomes Steve Randall and now meets Roland Scholten in the last 64.

Kevin McDine is narrow 6-5 winner against Sean Palfrey.

Mark Dudbridge knocks out Steve Maish 6-1, and Michael van Gerwen overcomes Jacko Barry by the same scoreline.

Mark Walsh, who hit a nine-darter on Saturday, wins 6-0 against Carlos Garbayo, with Robert Thornton another whitewash winner, against Louis Blundell.


^s Carlos Rodriguez defeats Andy Smith 6-5.

Jamie Caven is big winner against Kevin Harris.

Dave Ladley and Simon Craven take victories, but Chris Mason is defeated in a deciding leg by Francisco Cruz.

Welshman Andrew Davies defeats Juan Carlos Garcia 6-1.

Anastasia Dobromyslova wins 6-4 against qualifier Marti Santamaria.

Jose Villalobos overcomes Gibraltar^s Justin Broton 6-3.

Dylan Duo^s win over Steve Evans means he meets Carlos Rodriguez in last 64.

First Round

Phil Taylor comes from 3-1 down to defeat Steve Brown 6-3.

Steve Hine defeats Wayne Mardle 6-1, while Ronnie Baxter overcomes Jose Perales in the same manner.

Kevin Painter, Peter Manley and Colin Lloyd all take wins, against Ian Perkins, Chris Thompson and Lionel Sams respectively.

Darren Johnson sees off Michael van Gerwen 6-2.

Mervyn King overcomes Gary Mawson 6-3.

Adrian Lewis comes from 3-0 down to defeat Peter Wright in a deciding leg.

Denis Ovens wins 6-1 against Celestino Mendoza, while Alan Tabern is 6-2 winner against Louis Blundell.

Robert Thornton knocks out Simon Craven 6-3, with Jamie Caven defeating Tony Eccles by the same scoreline.

Barrie Bates defeats Dave Ladley 6-1.

Andy Hamilton takes narrow 6-5 win against Matt Clark.

Kevin McDine^s 6-2 win over Dave Honey earns him a clash with Adrian Lewis.

Roland Scholten whitewashes qualifier Daniel Duran.

Colin Monk defeats James Wade in a deciding leg and Jelle Klaasen is another 6-5 winner, against George Federico.

Mark Walsh defeats Anastasia Dobromyslova 6-3 and now faces Andy Hamilton.

Francisco Cruz overcomes Jonathan Overton 6-3 to set up clash with Steve Beaton.

Second Round

Phil Taylor remains on course for back-to-back wins in Gibraltar after 6-3 defeat of Darren Johnson.

Steve Hine defeats Simon Craven 6-3, and will meet Robert Thornton in the last 16 after the Scot^s 6-4 win over Ronnie Baxter.

Barrie Bates defeats Terry Jenkins 6-4.

Colin Lloyd ends Klaasen^s hopes with 6-4 win.

Wes Newton edges out Kevin Painter 6-4.

Mark Dudbridge - a semi-finalist on Saturday - ends Mervyn King^s hopes with 6-4 win.

Alan Tabern progresses to last 16 with 6-2 win over Alex Roy.

Kevin McDine wins deciding leg battle with Adrian Lewis, who missed five darts for victory in the final leg.

Roland Scholten^s 6-3 win over Kirk Shepherd means he now meets Taylor.

Wayne Jones sees off Denis Ovens 6-3 to move into third round.

Mark Walsh moves through to last 16 with 6-3 defeat of Andy Hamilton.

Andy Jenkins reaches third round with 6-4 win over Colin Monk.

John MaGowan ends Carlos Rodriguez^s challenge with 6-4 victory.

Steve Beaton ends Francisco Cruz^s challenge and now faces Colin Lloyd.

Third Round

Wes Newton reaches quarter-finals with 6-5 win over Barrie Bates.

Robert Thornton sees off Steve Hine 6-4 and will now meet Bates.

Phil Taylor moves into the quarter-finals with 6-1 win over Roland Scholten.

Kevin McDine defeats Peter Manley 6-4.

Alan Tabern wins 6-4 against Mark Walsh and will now meet Phil Taylor in a repeat of Saturday^s final.

Mark Dudbridge powers to 6-1 win against John MaGowan.

Andy Jenkins takes deciding leg win over Wayne Jones.

Steve Beaton reaches second successive quarter-final with 6-5 win over Colin Lloyd.


Robert Thornton is first man into semi-finals after his 6-4 win over Wes Newton.

Mark Dudbridge reaches second semi-final of the weekend with 6-3 defeat of Kevin McDine.

Phil Taylor^s bid for a second successive title continues with 6-3 win over Alan Tabern.

Steve Beaton moves into semi-final with victory over Andy Jenkins.


Phil Taylor wins three successive legs to seal 6-3 win over Robert Thornton and book his place in the final.

Mark Dudbridge wins through to the decider with 6-4 defeat of a resolute Steve Beaton, who battled back from 3-1 down to level at 4-4.

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