Van Gerwen gains sixth success at K2 as professional stars converge on Crawley

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Michael van Gerwen continued his run of success with a superb comeback from 4-0 down to defeat Ian White 6-4 in the final of Sunday’s Players Championship at K2.

The Dutch star added a sixth PDC ProTour title of the year to the World Grand Prix crown he claimed last month with another superb day of darts.

After defeating Peter Hudson, Mark Jones and Peter Wright in his first three games at the K2 Centre, van Gerwen then saw off Colin Lloyd 6-2 to reach the semi-finals.

There, he swept past Dave Chisnall with a 6-1 triumph before performing a superb comeback to deny White his maiden professional title.

The Crawley Players Championships were the penultimate weekend of PDC ProTour events this year, with a final double-header to be held at the Barnsley Metrodome on November 24 and 25 and followed by the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship PDPA Qualifier on November 26.

Simon Whitlock continued his run of success by defeating veteran star Dennis Priestley 6-2 in the final of Saturday’s Players Championship.

The Australian was the previous weekend’s Dutch Darts Masters champion, picked up his second Players Championship win of the autumn with a determined display throughout the event.