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Article: Dutch Double for Taylor

Dutch Double for Taylor

PHIL TAYLOR claimed back-to-back PDC Pro Tour wins with victory in Sunday^s Players Championship at the NH Conference Centre in Koningshof.


had defeated James Wade to take the title on Saturday, and saw off Terry Jenkins in the final 24 hours later with a 3-0 victory.

He dropped just three sets in a superb day^s play, being taken to a decider by Holland^s Co Stompe in the last 16 and winning 3-1 against Robert Thornton in the semis.


had claimed straight sets wins over leading Austrian Mensur Suljovic, Wayne Atwood, Kevin McDine and Ronnie Baxter before seeing off Jenkins in the decider.

He kicked off the final with a 180 and immediately broke the throw with a 14-darter, before taking advantage of four missed doubles to win the second leg and the opening set without reply.

Legs of 13 and 14 darts saw him take set two at ease before a 77 finish put Jenkins ahead in the third.

However, a third-dart double four finish saw Taylor level, despite a maximum from Jenkins, before Taylor landed scores of 177, 121 and 130 before sealing the victory on double top in 12 darts.

The win was Taylor^s 12th PDC Pro Tour win this year alone, and saw him claim the maximum £10,000 prize money over the weekend in Eindhoven.

Jenkins^ run saw him reach his first PDC Pro Tour final since June 2006 at the Las Vegas Players Championship.

The world number five overcame Wayne Jones in the semis and also enjoyed 3-1 wins over Kevin Painter and Germany^s Bernd Roith during the event.

Wade was unable to repeat his success after reaching Saturday^s final, after going down 3-1 to Jones in the quarters, with Mervyn King a 3-0 loser to Thornton at the same stage.

Players Championship - Koningshof, Sunday

Preliminary Round

Wayne Atwood 3-0 Huseyin Zengin

Owen Caffrey 3-0 Harald Kolb

Mark Frost Bye (Sascha Muller)

Jamie Caven 3-0 Steve Cusick

Peter Wright 3-1 Andy Relf

Brendan Dolan 3-0 Hans Pfaff

Dave Honey 3-2 Nick Fulwell

Tony Blundell 3-0 Raul Conde

Lee White 3-2 Jonathan Overton

Jelle Klaasen 3-0 Shane Passey

Carlos Rodriguez 3-0 Ali Avci

Toon Greebe 3-0 Ben Burton

James Barton 3-1 Stephan Wusch

Scott Kirchner 3-0 Pauzr Jiri

Matheus Ziolkowski 3-0 Mike Herold

Steve Brown 3-2 Steve Evans

Eimardo van Engelen 3-0 Ian Jopling

First Round

Phil Taylor 3-0 Mensur Suljovic

Wayne Atwood 3-0 Colin Monk

Kevin McDine 3-1 Joey Palfreyman

Gary Barnett Bye (Freddy de Geus)

Chris Mason 3-1 Chris Kotal

Owen Caffrey 3-0 Pavel Jirkal

Kirk Shepherd 3-0 John Lokken

Co Stompe 3-1 Mark Frost

Alan Tabern 3-0 Jim Leighton

Jamie Caven Bye (Volker Beck)

Alex Roy 3-0 Roland Schmidt

Dick van Dijk 3-0 Hannes Schnier

Ronnie Baxter 3-1 John Kuczynski

Peter Wright 3-1 Robert Watson-Lang

Mick McGowan 3-2 Mario Masurka

John MaGowan 3-1 Martyn Turner

Colin Lloyd 3-0 Rolf Kaiser

Brendan Dolan 3-0 Bernhard Kraus

Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Maik Langendorf

John Quantock 3-0 Wim Mink

Mervyn King 3-0 Klaus Wolhorn

Dave Honey 3-2 Domien Raes

Mark Walsh Bye (Mart Boelaars)

Chris Thompson 3-2 Geoff Wylie

Andy Hamilton 3-0 Willem Kralt

Ricky Williams 3-2 Tony Blundell

Matt Clark 3-0 Pim van Veenendal

Aaron Turner 3-1 Sven Wens

Denis Ovens 3-0 Roy Leenders

Robert Thornton 3-2 Lee White

Jacko Barry 3-1 Andy Smith

Jan van der Rassel 3-0 Mario Hermann

James Wade 3-0 Olaf Tupuschis

Jelle Klaasen 3-0 Andrew Davies

Lionel Sams 3-2 Gary Mawson

Kevin Harris 3-1 Detlef Haut

Vincent van der Voort Bye (Anton Pein)

Carlos Rodriguez 3-0 Tobias Hontsch

Andy Jenkins 3-0 Steve Randall

Louis Blundell 3-1 Steve Hine

Edwin Max 3-1 Peter Manley

Toon Greebe 3-2 Dennis Smith

Wes Newton 3-2 Miloslav Navratil

Tomas Seyler 3-0 Thomas Gerock

Colin Osborne 3-0 Kim Huybrechts

James Barton 3-0 Martin Burchell

Wayne Jones 3-0 Andy Howarth

Leroy Kwadijk 3-1 Dave Ladley

Roland Scholten 3-1 Kevin Wensink

Scott Kirchner 3-0 Jon Archer

Joe Cullen 3-1 Steve Beaton

Elmer Kralt 3-0 Detlef Bietz

Kevin Painter 3-0 Alan Weist

Matheus Ziolkowski 3-1 Hans Hagley

Adrian Gray 3-1 Daniel Kibellus

Jeffret Stigter 3-0 Ron Meulenkamp

Terry Jenkins 3-0 John Jenkinson

Steve Brown 3-0 Rico Vonck

Steve Maish 3-0 Tony Eccles

Michael Rosenauer 3-0 Daniel van Mourik

Mark Dudbridge 3-0 Colin Rice

Eimardo van Engelen 3-0 Alexander Glatthorn

Rocco Maes 3-0 Barrie Bates

Bernd Roith 3-2 Darren Johnson

Second Round

Phil Taylor 3-0 Wayne Atwood

Kevin McDine 3-0 Gary Barnett

Owen Caffrey 3-2 Chris Mason

Co Stompe 3-0 Kirk Shepherd

Alan Tabern 3-1 Jamie Caven

Alex Roy 3-1 Dick van Dijk

Ronnie Baxter 3-0 Peter Wright

Mick McGowan 3-2 John MaGowan

Colin Lloyd 3-2 Brendan Dolan

Michael van Gerwen 3-0 John Quantock

Mervyn King 3-0 Dave Honey

Chris Thompson 3-0 Mark Walsh

Andy Hamilton 3-1 Ricky Williams

Matt Clark 3-2 Aaron Turner

Robert Thornton 3-1 Denis Ovens

Jacko Barry 3-2 Jan van der Rassel

James Wade 3-2 Jelle Klaasen

Kevin Harris 3-2 Lionel Sams

Vincent van der Voort 3-1 Carlos Rodriguez

Andy Jenkins 3-2 Louis Blundell

Toon Greebe 3-2 Edwin Max

Tomas Seyler 3-1 Wes Newton

Colin Osborne 3-1 James Barton

Wayne Jones 3-0 Leroy Kwadijk

Scott Kirchner 3-2 Roland Scholten

Elmer Kralt 3-0 Joe Cullen

Kevin Painter 3-1 Matheus Ziolkowski

Jeffrey Stigter 3-1 Adrian Gray

Terry Jenkins 3-0 Steve Brown

Steve Maish 3-2 Michael Rosenauer

Mark Dudbridge 3-0 Eimardo van Engelen

Bernd Roith 3-2 Rocco Maes

Losers £75

Third Round

Phil Taylor 3-0 Kevin McDine

Co Stompe 3-2 Owen Caffrey

Alan Tabern 3-0 Alex Roy

Ronnie Baxter 3-1 Mick McGowan

Colin Lloyd 3-2 Michael van Gerwen

Mervyn King 3-0 Chris Thompson

Andy Hamilton 3-0 Matt Clark

Robert Thornton 3-2 Jacko Barry

James Wade 3-0 Kevin Harris

Vincent van der Voort 3-0 Andy Jenkins

Toon Greebe 3-1 Tomas Seyler

Wayne Jones 3-1 Colin Osborne

Elmer Kralt 3-1 Scott Kirchner

Kevin Painter 3-1 Jeffrey Stigter

Terry Jenkins 3-2 Steve Maish

Bernd Roith 3-2 Mark Dudbridge

Losers £150

Fourth Round

Phil Taylor 3-2 Co Stompe

Ronnie Baxter 3-1 Alan Tabern

Mervyn King 3-2 Colin Lloyd

Robert Thornton 3-1 Andy Hamilton

James Wade 3-0 Vincent van der Voort

Wayne Jones 3-0 Toon Greebe

Kevin Painter 3-1 Elmer Kralt

Terry Jenkins 3-1 Bernd Roith

Losers £300


Phil Taylor 3-0 Ronnie Baxter (2-1, 2-0, 2-0)

Robert Thornton 3-0 Mervyn King (2-1, 2-0, 2-0)

Wayne Jones 3-1 James Wade (2-1, 2-0, 1-2, 2-0)

Terry Jenkins 3-1 Kevin Painter (2-0, 2-1, 0-2, 2-1)

Losers £600


Phil Taylor 3-1 Robert Thornton (1-2, 2-1, 2-1, 2-1)

Terry Jenkins 3-1 Wayne Jones (2-0, 2-1, 1-2, 2-1)

Losers £1,250


Phil Taylor 3-0 Terry Jenkins (2-0, 2-0, 2-1)

Winner £5,000

Runner-Up £2,500

News Updates

Preliminary & First Round

Jelle Klaasen wins preliminary round contest with Shane Passey 3-0.

Toon Greebe overcomes Ben Burton to reach round one, while Carlos Rodriguez wins 3-0 against Ali Avci to progress.

Steve Maish wins through to round two with 3-0 defeat of Tony Eccles.

Kirk Shepherd, Wayne Jones, Matt Clark and Andy Jenkins also open with straight sets wins.

Adrian Gray wins 3-1 against Daniel Kibellus.


youngster Joe Cullen sees off Steve Beaton 3-1.

Andy Smith and Barrie Bates are early casualties, losing to Jacko Barry and Rocco Maes.

Michael van Gerwen opens with 3-1 win over Maik Langendorf.

Lionel Sams sees off American Gary Mawson, but Wes Newton takes 3-2 victory against Czech star Miloslav Navratil.

Colin Osborne hits seven perfect darts in 3-0 win over Kim Huybrechts - wiring treble 15 in his bid for a nine-darter.

Phil Taylor and James Wade, Saturday^s finalists, open with straight sets wins over Mensur Suljovic and Olaf Tupuschis.

Kevin McDine takes 3-1 win over Joey Palfreyman.


^s Co Stompe kicks off with 3-1 win over Mark Frost, with Roland Scholten, Jan van der Rassel and Dick van Dijk joining him in the second round.

Mark Dudbridge bounces back from first round defeat on Saturday with 3-0 win over Colin Rice.

Andy Hamilton, Colin Lloyd and Kevin Painter also take 3-0 wins, but Peter Manley loses 3-1 to Edwin Max.

Denis Ovens takes 3-0 win over Roy Leenders.

John MaGowan^s victory over Martyn Turner sets up meeting with Mick McGowan for second successive day.


^s Toon Greebe edges out Dennis Smith in a deciding set.

Second Round

Co Stompe powers past Kirk Shepherd 3-0 without dropping a leg.

Steve Maish comes from 2-1 down to win in five sets against Michael Rosenauer.

Elmer Kralt defeats Joe Cullen 3-0 to reach last 32.

Alex Roy is a 3-1 winner over Holland^s Dick van Dijk.

Mark Dudbridge progresses to last 32 without dropping a leg after 3-0 win over Eimardo van Engelen.

Jeffrey Stigter wins 3-1 against Adrian Gray.

Kevin McDine takes straight sets win over Gary Barnett, while Alan Tabern wins 3-1 against Jamie Caven.

Colin Lloyd and Mark Dudbridge set up last 32 meeting for second day running with wins over Brendan Dolan and John Quantock respectively.

Chris Thompson defeats Mark Walsh 3-0 to win Board 12.

Wins for Vincent van der Voort and Andy Jenkins, against Carlos Rodriguez and Louis Blundell, see them meet in round three.


^s Tomas Seyler wins 3-1 against Wes Newton.

American Scott Kirchner sneaks past Roland Scholten 3-2.

Phil Taylor takes 3-0 win over Wayne Atwood, although the Welshman lost each set 2-1.

Irish duo Owen Caffrey and Mick McGowan edge five-set wins over Chris Mason and John MaGowan.

Mervyn King sees off Dave Honey 3-0 to set up meeting with Chris Thompson.

James Wade defeats Holland^s Jelle Klaasen in five sets.

Terry Jenkins reaches last 32 with 3-0 defeat of Steve Brown.

Andy Hamilton and Matt Clark set up last 32 clash with wins over Ricky Williams and Martyn Turner.

Ronnie Baxter sees off Peter Wright 3-0 to set up meeting with Mick McGowan.

Kevin Harris edges out Lionel Sams in five sets to earn clash with James Wade.

Third Round

Alan Tabern is first man into last 16 after 3-0 win over Alex Roy, with Roy losing each set 2-1 but being sat on a finish in each deciding leg.

Colin Lloyd comes back from the brink of defeat at 2-0 down against Michael van Gerwen to win 3-2.

Mervyn King sweeps past Chris Thompson 3-0, while Vincent van der Voort overcomes Andy Jenkins by the same scoreline.

Kevin Painter wins 3-1 against Jeffrey Stigter to reach last 16.

Phil Taylor reaches last 16 without dropping a set, taking a 3-0 win over Kevin McDine having been pushed all the way by the youngster 24 hours earlier.

Ronnie Baxter overcomes Mick McGowan 3-1, but another Irishman, Owen Caffrey, is defeated 3-2 by Co Stompe.

Andy Hamilton takes straight sets win over Matt Clark.

James Wade romps past Kevin Harris in straight sets.

Wayne Jones overcomes Colin Osborne 3-1, with Toon Greebe and Elmer Kralt overcoming Tomas Seyler and Scott Kirchner by the same scoreline.

Mark Dudbridge^s challenge is ended by Bernd Roith.

Robert Thornton edges out Jacko Barry 3-2.

Fourth Round

Mervyn King takes five-set thriller with Colin Lloyd 3-2.

Ronnie Baxter moves into quarter-finals with 3-1 defeat of Alan Tabern.

Phil Taylor goes all the way to a deciding leg in the fifth set of his clash with Co Stompe - who hit a 170 checkout to break throw in set three - before moving into the quarter-finals.

Wayne Jones reaches quarter-finals of a PDC Pro Tour event for the first time since March with 3-0 win over Dutchman Toon Greebe.

Kevin Painter ends the challenge of Elmer Kralt with 3-1 victory.

James Wade powers into last eight with straight sets defeat of Vincent van der Voort.

Terry Jenkins sets up quarter-final with Painter after 3-1 win over Bernd Roith.

Robert Thornton, the recent Australian Open Players Championship winner, defeats Andy Hamilton 3-1 to reach quarter-finals.


Phil Taylor storms past Ronnie Baxter 3-0 - reeling off six straight legs after Baxter won the game^s opening leg.

Wayne Jones reaches semi-finals with 3-1 win over Saturday^s runner-up James Wade.

Terry Jenkins^ 3-1 win over Kevin Painter sees him reach semi-finals of a PDC Pro Tour event for the first time since last June at the Las Vegas Players Championship.

Robert Thornton seals third PDC Pro Tour semi-final place this month with 3-0 victory over Mervyn King, dropping just one leg in the process.


Terry Jenkins overcame Wayne Jones 3-1 to reach the final. Jenkins won the first set without reply, and Jones missed his chance to take the second set in the deciding leg before the world number five doubled his lead. Jones edged the third set, but Jenkins was too strong in the decider of set four to move into the final.

Phil Taylor came from a set down to defeat Robert Thornton and remain on course for back-to-back titles with a 3-1 victory. Thornton kicked off the match in fine fashion, landing a 180 on his way to the first leg. Taylor replied in 11 darts but four missed doubles in the decider allowed the Scot his chance to take the lead on double 12. A 99 finish put Thornton ahead in set two before Taylor took the next two to square the game, and the third set followed the same pattern as Taylor moved 2-1 up. Taylor kicked off the fourth with a 177 score, and took out double 16 to lead, before four misses let Thornton in to level. However, the pair traded 180s in the deciding leg of the set before Taylor sealed the win on double eight.

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