While many people are starting to think about the world championships at Alexandra Palace, there’s one more bit of business to take care of first; The Cash Converters Player Championship Finals at Minehead. The competition is televised live on ITV4, and starts from 12.30pm this Friday, 30th November, and ends Sunday night.
MDA Promotion’s player Justin Pipe has qualified as 5th seed, after another good year on the ‘floor’ – the player championship ProTour events, and starts his campaign against Colin Osborne, 3rd game of the day.
The event, while probably the ‘less known’ tournament within the PDC, still carries a big £60,000 first prize, and goes onto the rankings, so is very important to all players taking part.
Unusually Justin doesn’t have to travel far for this tournament, as it’s one of the only events held in the west country. Let’s hope that it’s a “lucky local” for JP! COME ON THE FORCE.
Friday November 30
Afternoon Session Play Commences 1pm Live on ITV4 from 12.30pm-5.15pm
Ian White v Michael Smith
Colin Lloyd v Peter Wright
Justin Pipe v Colin Osborne
Kim Huybrechts v Vincent van der Voort
Robert Thornton v Mark Walsh
Terry Jenkins v Mervyn King
Ronnie Baxter v Paul Nicholson
Andy Hamilton v Andy Smith
Evening Session Play Commences 7pm Live on ITV4 from 6.45pm-11.30pm
Dave Chisnall v Wayne Jones
James Wade v Brendan Dolan
Adrian Lewis v Richie Burnett
Michael van Gerwen v Kevin Painter
Raymond van Barneveld v Steve Beaton
Phil Taylor v Mark Webster
Wes Newton v Gary Anderson
Simon Whitlock v Jamie Caven