Ian White defeats Darren Webster in the final of the Players Championship 16

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Ian White
Ian White

Ian White secured his second PDC title of the year with a 6-3 win over Darren Webster in the final of Players Championship 16 at The Barnsley Metrodome on Wednesday.

A winner at Players Championship Six in Milton Keynes in March, White ran out a comfortable winner over Webster in his third ProTour final of 2018.

White Defeated Martin Schindler, Ted Evetts, Steve Lennon, Bradley Brooks, Steve Beaton and Webster en route to clinching the £10,000 top prize.

“I’m delighted with the win and how I played overall today,” said White, who threw four ton-plus averages over the course of the day.

“I had a year without winning a title last year but I’m playing good darts all the time and I’d say I’m in the top five on the floor.

“Now I need to replicate that form on TV, but the main thing for me is to keep enjoying it and playing well.”

White struck the first break of throw in the match to move into a 2-1 lead, and then threw seven perfect darts to start the next leg before eventually hitting double eight to open up a two-leg cushion.

A superb 11-dart leg from broke the Webster throw once again as the Stoke thrower moved into a commanding 4-1 lead, but Webster found double ten to break straight back and stay in the contest.

White hit a crucial double eight with his last dart in hand to break the Webster throw once again and go within a leg of victory.

The Norwich ace survived three match darts and then hit double seven to stay alive, only for White to throw a 15-dart leg and seal a ninth career Players Championship title.

Webster was also pleased with his day’s work, as he won through to his second ProTour final of the year and threw a 105.7 average in his Last 32 tie with Richie Burnett.

The 2016 Players Championship Finals semi-finalist defeated Tony Newell, Gary Eastwood, Burnett, Michael Barnard, Danny Noppert and Adrian Lewis as he came close to winning a second ProTour title of his career.

Earlier in the day, two-time World Champion Lewis threw a perfect nine-dart leg in his Last 16 win over Daryl Gurney.

Elsewhere, world number two Peter Wright was defeated by 18-year-old Brooks, whose run to the quarter-finals was his best performance in a ProTour event.

World Champion Rob Cross lost to Brendan Dolan in round three, while Simon Whitlock suffered a first round exit at the hands of Jamie Lewis.

Dave Chisnall lost to Beaton in the quarter-finals, Michael Smith was defeated by Andrew Gilding in the third round and yesterday’s runner-up James Wade also went out in round three to Michael Barnard.

The next Players Championship events will be held on September 4-5 at The Barnsley Metrodome and will be streamed live on PDCTV-HD across both days.

Players Championship 16 results

Last 128

  • Peter Wright 6-5 Arron Monk
  • Bradley Brooks 6-3 Tytus Kanik
  • Chris Dobey 6-3 Terry Temple
  • Robert Marijanovic 6-4 Jason Cullen
  • Stephen Bunting 6-3 Prakash Jiwa
  • Paul Nicholson 6-2 Dave Prins
  • Jermaine Wattimena 6-1 Kirk Shepherd
  • Benito van de Pas 6-4 Peter Hudson
  • Jamie Lewis 6-5 Simon Whitlock
  • Devon Petersen 6-4 William O'Connor
  • Keegan Brown 6-3 David Pallett
  • Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-0 Jimmy Hendriks
  • Ian White 6-2 Martin Schindler
  • Ted Evetts 6-5 Ryan Harrington
  • Steve Lennon 6-1 Peter Jacques
  • Lee Bryant 6-4 Jamie Bain
  • Joe Cullen 6-3 Mark Wilson
  • Simon Stevenson 6-1 James Richardson
  • Jelle Klaasen 6-3 Diogo Portela
  • Scott Taylor 6-3 Steve Hine
  • Mervyn King 6-5 Luke Humphries
  • Justin Pipe 6-2 Ron Meulenkamp
  • Steve Beaton 6-2 Sven Groen
  • Ritchie Edhouse 6-1 Ryan Meikle
  • Jonny Clayton 6-5 Vincent Kamphuis
  • Yordi Meeuwisse 6-2 Ronny Huybrechts
  • Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Luke Woodhouse
  • Paul Rowley 6-3 Terry Jenkins
  • Dave Chisnall 6-2 Ross Twell
  • Davy Van Baelen 6-0 Adam Huckvale
  • Steve West 6-3 Eddie Dootson
  • Alan Tabern 6-2 Dawson Murschell
  • Rob Cross 6-2 Ross Smith
  • Kevin Painter 6-4 Madars Razma
  • Josh Payne 6-3 Christian Kist
  • Brendan Dolan 6-4 Mickey Mansell
  • Aden Kirk 6-5 Max Hopp
  • Dimitri Van den BerghBYE--Robbie Green
  • John Henderson 6-1 Chris Quantock
  • Ryan Joyce 6-3 Ryan Searle
  • Daryl Gurney 6-2 Jamie Caven
  • Stephen Burton 6-5 Robert Owen
  • Richard North 6-2 Mark Dudbridge
  • Cameron Menzies 6-2 Jarred Cole
  • Adrian Lewis 6-4 Jose Justicia
  • Jan Dekker 6-4 Matthew Edgar
  • James Wilson 6-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Toni Alcinas 6-5 Nathan Aspinall
  • James Wade 6-2 Mark Webster
  • Robert Thornton 6-4 Wayne Jones
  • Cristo Reyes 6-3 Jeffrey de Zwaan
  • Michael Barnard 6-2 Jeffrey de Graaf
  • Darren Webster 6-4 Tony Newell
  • Gary Eastwood 6-2 Joe Murnan
  • Kevin Burness 6-5 Kim Huybrechts
  • Richie Burnett 6-4 Robert Rickwood
  • Michael Smith 6-5 George Killington
  • Scott Darbyshire 6-5 Simon Preston
  • Andrew Gilding 6-1 Alan Norris
  • Ronnie Baxter 6-5 Gabriel Clemens
  • Ricky Evans 6-5 Gerwyn Price
  • Danny Noppert 6-3 Adam Hunt
  • Zoran Lerchbacher 6-2 Kyle Anderson
  • Darren Johnson 6-1 Mario Robbe

Last 64

  • Bradley Brooks 6-3 Peter Wright
  • Robert Marijanovic 6-2 Chris Dobey
  • Stephen Bunting 6-2 Paul Nicholson
  • Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Benito van de Pas
  • Jamie Lewis 6-2 Devon Petersen
  • Keegan Brown 6-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez
  • Ian White 6-1 Ted Evetts
  • Steve Lennon 6-2 Lee Bryant
  • Joe Cullen 6-0 Simon Stevenson
  • Scott Taylor 6-3 Jelle Klaasen
  • Mervyn King 6-4 Justin Pipe
  • Steve Beaton 6-4 Ritchie Edhouse
  • Yordi Meeuwisse 6-2 Jonny Clayton
  • Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Paul Rowley
  • Dave Chisnall 6-5 Davy Van Baelen
  • Alan Tabern 6-3 Steve West
  • Rob Cross 6-5 Kevin Painter
  • Brendan Dolan 6-4 Josh Payne
  • Aden Kirk 6-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Ryan Joyce 6-5 John Henderson
  • Daryl Gurney 6-4 Stephen Burton
  • Richard North 6-1 Cameron Menzies
  • Adrian Lewis 6-5 Jan Dekker
  • Toni Alcinas 6-2 James Wilson
  • James Wade 6-2 Robert Thornton
  • Michael Barnard 6-2 Cristo Reyes
  • Darren Webster 6-0 Gary Eastwood
  • Richie Burnett 6-3 Kevin Burness
  • Michael Smith 6-3 Scott Darbyshire
  • Andrew Gilding 6-2 Ronnie Baxter
  • Danny Noppert 6-1 Ricky Evans
  • Zoran Lerchbacher 6-3 Darren Johnson

Last 3 2

  • Bradley Brooks 6-1 Robert Marijanovic
  • Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Stephen Bunting
  • Keegan Brown 6-1 Jamie Lewis
  • Ian White 6-5 Steve Lennon
  • Joe Cullen 6-2 Scott Taylor
  • Steve Beaton 6-2 Mervyn King
  • Yordi Meeuwisse 6-5 Vincent van der Voort
  • Dave Chisnall 6-3 Alan Tabern
  • Brendan Dolan 6-3 Rob Cross
  • Ryan Joyce 6-5 Aden Kirk
  • Daryl Gurney 6-4 Richard North
  • Adrian Lewis 6-5 Toni Alcinas
  • Michael Barnard 6-3 James Wade
  • Darren Webster 6-1 Richie Burnett
  • Andrew Gilding 6-5 Michael Smith
  • Danny Noppert 6-3 Zoran Lerchbacher

Last 16

  • Bradley Brooks 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena
  • Ian White 6-3 Keegan Brown
  • Steve Beaton 6-2 Joe Cullen
  • Dave Chisnall 6-4 Yordi Meeuwisse
  • Brendan Dolan 6-5 Ryan Joyce
  • Adrian Lewis 6-3 Daryl Gurney
  • Darren Webster 6-2 Michael Barnard
  • Danny Noppert 6-4 Andrew Gilding

Quarter-Finals

  • Ian White 6-4 Bradley Brooks
  • Steve Beaton 6-3 Dave Chisnall
  • Adrian Lewis 6-3 Brendan Dolan
  • Darren Webster 6-3 Danny Noppert

Semi-Finals

  • Ian White 6-3 Steve Beaton
  • Darren Webster 6-5 Adrian Lewis

Final

  • Ian White 6-3 Darren Webster

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