Darts results: Peter Wright maintains fine form to win Players Championship 19 title

Peter Wright (Picture: PDC)
Peter Wright (Picture: PDC)

Peter Wright won his second PDC title in four days at Players Championship 19 in Barnsley on Tuesday.

Fresh from lifting the German Darts Masters trophy for a second time in Cologne on Saturday, Wright picked up where he left off with a string of impressive displays culminating in an 8-5 victory over Justin Pipe in the final.

The opening day of the mid-week ProTour double-header saw Wright post four ton-plus averages, one of which came in his semi-final meeting with World Cup winning teammate Gary Anderson, before going on to claim his first ranking title of 2019.

"I'm still not back to my 2017 level yet, nowhere near in fact, but I'm going to keep working to get back there and this is proof of that," said the world number five, who now has 24 PDC titles to his name.

"I changed darts from the weekend so that I could be more consistent and most of the day I played well to beat some fantastic players.

"It's also good to see Justin reach the final, he's been working very hard to get his game back. He let me off early on and I capitalised."

The final saw Wright get off to a perfect start, kicking in with a 180 en route to landing a crucial break of throw, before the next seven legs all went with throw in a tight contest.

With Wright 5-3 in front, Pipe missed two darts at double, and Wright punished by taking out 65 in two darts for a double-break.

A 121 checkout on the bull saw Wright go within a leg of victory, but Pipe showed resilience to break throw to keep the tie alive at 7-5, only for Wright to find the match-winning double 12 to seal the £10,000 top prize.

Despite defeat in the final, the day was a significant one for six-time ranking event winner Pipe who made it to his first ranking final in over four years with wins over Gerwyn Price and Mensur Suljovic on the way.

Tuesday also saw Kyle Anderson hit a nine-dart finish live on one of the PDC streaming boards in the opening leg of his first round game with Steve Lennon.

Elsewhere, Dutchman Ron Meulenkamp continued his progress by reaching his third ProTour semi-final of 2019.

Wednesday will see the second day of the Players Championship mid-week action in Barnsley, the final event before the 2019 Betfred World Matchplay gets underway on Saturday.

Players Championship 19 Results: Last 16 onwards

See full Players Championship 19 results at Dart Connect

Last 16

  • Gabriel Clemens 6-3 Joe Cullen
  • Gary Anderson 6-2 Christian Kist
  • Peter Wright 6-5 Glen Durrant
  • Vincent van der Voort 6-1 Josh Payne
  • Justin Pipe 6-3 Mensur Suljovic
  • Ryan Joyce 6-2 Mark Wilson
  • Ron Meulenkamp 6-2 Keegan Brown
  • Harry Ward 6-1 Martin Schindler

Quarter-Finals

  • Gary Anderson 6-3 Gabriel Clemens
  • Peter Wright 6-1 Vincent van der Voort
  • Justin Pipe 6-2 Ryan Joyce
  • Ron Meulenkamp 6-5 Harry Ward

Semi-Finals

  • Peter Wright 7-3 Gary Anderson
  • Justin Pipe 7-4 Ron Meulenkamp

Final

  • Peter Wright 8-5 Justin Pipe

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