Peter Wright beats Benito van de Pas in Players Championship final in Coventry
Last Updated: 25/10/15 1:55pm
Peter Wright edged out Benito van de Pas 6-5 in a drama-filled final in Coventry to walk away with his third Players Championship title of 2015.
The world No 4 averaged over 107 in the decider and landed an impressive seven maximums to seal victory against the young Dutchman.
Both players landed maximums in the final leg, but van de Pas missed the bull for a 127 checkout to snatch victory, and Wright came up to the oche to hit double six for a 14-darter to win.
'Snakebite' saw off two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis 6-3 in the quarter-finals before defeating the in-form Mensur Suljovic by the same scoreline in the last four.
The 22-year-old Dutchman Van de Pas was appearing in his second final of the year, and was bidding to win his first senior PDC title.
He whitewashed Luke Woodhouse before defeating Magnus Caris, Mick Todd, Mark Barilli, Jamie Lewis and Stephen Bunting to reach the final.
Phil Taylor's return to ProTour action began with a win over Holland's Jeffrey de Zwaan and a whitewash of Tony Robinson before he was edged out 6-5 by Justin Pipe.
World No 1 Michael van Gerwen opted not to enter the weekend's events in Coventry ahead of the forthcoming European Championship on October 30.
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