Alan Norris wins Players Championship One in Barnsley
Last Updated: 26/02/17 10:11am
Alan Norris won his third PDC ranking title with a 6-1 victory over newcomer Peter Jacques in the final of Players Championship One.
Norris picked up the £10,000 top prize in the first of the PDC's 22 Players Championship tournaments which will be held this year, as 128 players competed in Barnsley on Saturday.
Norris' previous PDC titles had come at a Players Championship in Dublin and a European Tour event in Germany, but he enjoyed success on UK soil for the first time as he saw off Jacques in the decider.
Jacques, a 43-year-old postman from Huddersfield, tested himself on the PDC circuit by competing in five Unicorn Challenge Tour events in 2016 before competing in Qualifying School in January, and though he failed to win a Tour Card put himself in a strong position to top up the field for Players Championship events.
He made his PDC ProTour debut in style by taking home £6,000 - and came within one game of emulating 2015 Players Championship winner Joe Murnan by taking a title without holding a Tour Card.