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.
Taylorhad 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.
Taylorhad 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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
Phil Taylor 3-0 Terry Jenkins (2-0, 2-0, 2-1)
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.
Bradfordyoungster 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.
Holland^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.
Holland^s Toon Greebe edges out Dennis Smith in a deciding set.
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.
Germany^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.
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.
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.