By Tom Beresford
IAN WHITE left Milton Keynes on Sunday evening in a celebratory mood as he won PDC Players Championship six. White, who resides in Stoke-on-trent, edged out Dave Chisnall 6-5 in what was a terrific final. The win was White’s eighth PDC ranking title, and his first for almost two years.
White averaged 97.9 over the course of the day, and hit 16 maximums on his run to picking up the £10,000 first prize.
In that final with Chisnall, White produced a 14-darter in the decider to clinch the title. But, over the course of the day, White was quite sensational.
In his third three matches, White dropped just three legs as he defeated Luke Woodhouse (6-3), Maik Langendorf (6-0) & Keegan Brown (6-3).
He then enjoyed a superb 6-1 victory over James Wade in the last 16, following that he seen off John Henderson in a 6-2 victory in the last eight. Then, in the Semi-Final’s, White got the better of Mervyn King in what culminated in a 6-3 victory for the Diamond.
White has been in some superb form in 2018 so far, he’s had a fair share of last eight appearances and a nine-darter in a recent UK Open qualifier win over Daryl Gurney. And, with back-to-back European Tour events in Leverkusen and Munich, White will be relishing those events as he’s experienced some great form on the Euro Tour in the past.
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