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Live darts to return with PDC Summer Series on July 8


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The Professional Darts Corporation is pleased to announce that live darts will return on Wednesday July 8 with the launch of the PDC Summer Series.

The Summer Series will see all 128 Tour Card Holders given the chance to compete in five one-day Players Championship events from July 8-12, played behind closed doors at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes subject to the UK Government quarantine policy on overseas visitors.

As with all 2020 Players Championship events, prize money will stand at £75,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the relevant PDC Orders of Merit.

In the event that quarantine restrictions make it impractical for non-UK players to travel to the events, the PDC will announce a revised schedule of non-ranked events for the same dates.

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: “Throughout the challenging times of recent weeks we have continuously explored different ways of getting players back on the oche and live darts back on fans’ screens.

“I was proud of our players and staff who broadcast 43 nights of live remote darts through the innovative PDC Home Tour, which thrust darts into the limelight in a unique way at a time when almost all other sports were unable to provide any form of competitive action.

“Prior to the Home Tour, I outlined the three-stage plan for the return of darts, starting with events played remotely, followed by events played behind closed doors, before events can be played in front of crowds.

“I am delighted that we are now able to move on to the second stage of that plan, and hopefully we will be able to safely welcome crowds back to our events in the not-too-distant future.

“The PDC Summer Series will provide a welcome return of live darts for both players and fans alike, and I’m sure the event will whet the appetite for the prestigious Betfred World Matchplay.
Live darts to return with PDC Summer Series on July 8


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The winner of the 2020 PDC Summer Series Order of Merit will receive a place in this year's Grand Slam of Darts, while the PDC can also confirm that next month's five events in Milton Keynes will be ranked
The PDC Summer Series from July 8-12 in Milton Keynes will see the sport's stars return to competition in-person with five one-day Players Championship events being staged behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena.

Confirmation that the events will be ranked means that the PDC Summer Series will comprise the final five tournaments to count towards qualification for the Betfred World Matchplay, which will take place from July 18-26
Each day’s play in the PDC Summer Series will commence at 1200 BST, with coverage from two boards simultaneously broadcast through PDCTV
Grand Slam spot for PDC Summer Series + rankings update


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Nathan Aspinall
Martin Atkins (Wigan)
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Steve Beaton
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William Borland
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Keegan Brown
Steve Brown
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Robert Collins
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Joe Cullen
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Chris Dobey
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Matthew Edgar
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Adrian Gray
Daryl Gurney
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John Henderson
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Adam Hunt
Kim Huybrechts
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Wayne Jones
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Martijn Kleermaker
Arjan Konterman
Boris Krcmar
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Steve Lennon
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Adrian Lewis
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Eddie Lovely
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Mark McGeeney
Ryan Meikle
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Ron Meulenkamp
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Joe Murnan
Ryan Murray
Geert Nentjes
Danny Noppert
Richard North
William O'Connor
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Darren Penhall
Devon Petersen
Justin Pipe
Gerwyn Price
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Martin Schindler
Ryan Searle
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Kirk Shepherd
Jeff Smith
Michael Smith
Ross Smith
Simon Stevenson
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Alan Tabern
Ciaran Teehan
Derk Telnekes
Robert Thornton
Graham Usher
Benito van de Pas
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Vincent Van der Meer
Vincent van der Voort
Jitse Van der Wal
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Michael van Gerwen
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Darren Webster
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PDC Summer Series Day One (Players Championship Nine)
Wednesday July 8, Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Last 16

Danny Noppert 6-3 Stephen Bunting
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Jamie Hughes
Mensur Suljovic v Darren Webster
Gabriel Clemens 6-5 Steve Beaton
Peter Wright 6-2 Rob Cross
Glen Durrant 6-5 Jason Lowe
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-2 Eddie Lovely
Dave Chisnall 6-1 Ricky Evans

Michael van Gerwen 6-0 Danny Noppert
Gabriel Clemens 6-2 Mensur Suljovic
Peter Wright 6-3 Glen Durrant
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Michael van Gerwen 7-3 Gabriel Clemens
Peter Wright 7-2 Krzysztof Ratajski

Michael van Gerwen 8-7 Peter Wright

12:00pm DARTS - PDC Summer School - PDC TV


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Thursday July 7, Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Last 16

Ryan Joyce 6-5 Madars Razma
Glen Durrant 6-1 Niels Zonneveld
Gary Anderson 6-1 Gabriel Clemens
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Martin Atkins
Peter Wright 6-2 Jermaine Wattimena
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 James Wade
Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 Jason Lowe
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Maik Kuivenhoven

Ryan Joyce 6-5 Glen Durrant
Gary Anderson 6-4 Jonny Clayton
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Peter Wright
Dave Chisnall 6-2 Martijn Kleermaker

Ryan Joyce 7-3 Gary Anderson
Dave Chisnall 7-5 Nathan Aspinall

Ryan Joyce 8-7 Dave Chisnall

PDC Summer Series Day Three Jul 10 2020
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PDC Summer Series Day Three (Players Championship Ten)
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Last 16

Jose De Sousa 6-3 Gerwyn Price
Stephen Bunting 6-3 Ryan Murray
Daryl Gurney 6-1 Ryan Meikle
Ian White 6-2 Jonny Clayton
Peter Wright 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Jeff Smith 6-1 Mike De Decker
Chris Dobey 6-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 James Wade

Jose De Sousa 6-2 Stephen Bunting
Daryl Gurney 6-0 Ian White
Jeff Smith 6-3 Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Chris Dobey

Jose De Sousa 7-3 Daryl Gurney
Michael van Gerwen 7-4 Jeff Smith

Michael van Gerwen 8-3 Jose De Sousa

PDC Summer Series Day Four Jul 11 2020 @12pm on PDC


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PDC Summer Series Day Four (Players Championship 12)
Saturday July 11, Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Last 16

Rob Cross 6-5 Callan Rydz
Jamie Hughes 6-1 Jason Lowe
Mensur Suljovic 6-5 Kai Fan Leung
Daryl Gurney 6-4 Robert Thornton
Michael Smith 6-4 Peter Wright
James Wade 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Jose De Sousa
Ian White 6-4 Glen Durrant

Rob Cross 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Daryl Gurney
James Wade 6-0 Michael Smith
Ian White 6-1 Krzysztof Ratajski

Rob Cross 7-2 Mensur Suljovic - Rob Cross hits nine-dart finish
James Wade 7-4 Ian White

James Wade 8-2 Rob Cross

12:00pm DARTS - PDC Summer Series (Day 5) - PDC TV


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PDC Summer Series Day Five (Players Championship 13)
Sunday July 12, Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Last 16

Gerwyn Price 6-5 Jose De Sousa
James Wade 6-3 Chris Dobey
John Henderson 6-5 Mickey Mansell
Devon Petersen 6-3 Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright 6-1 Brendan Dolan
Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Scott Baker 6-0 Madars Razma
Wayne Jones 6-4 Mike De Decker

Gerwyn Price 6-1 James Wade
Devon Petersen 6-3 John Henderson
Peter Wright 6-5 Nathan Aspinall
Wayne Jones 6-0 Scott Baker

Gerwyn Price 7-6 Devon Petersen
Peter Wright 7-2 Wayne Jones

Peter Wright 8-2 Gerwyn Price