MICHAEL VAN GERWEN denied James Wade a Players Championship double as he claimed a 6-2 victory over his rival in Sunday's tournament in Crawley.
Wade had picked up the £10,000 title by winning Saturday's Players Championship at The K2 Centre, and lined himself up for a memorable ProTour double by reaching the decider 24 hours later.
However, he would suffer defeat to van Gerwen for the second successive Sunday as the Dutch ace followed up last week's partypoker.com World Grand Prix triumph with another victory over the in-form world number six
JAMES WADE'S superb run of form continued as he enjoyed a 6-5 comeback win over Kim Huybrechts in the final of Players Championship 17 in Crawley on Saturday.
The left-hander hit a memorable double-start nine-darter on his way to the partypoker.com World Grand Prix last week, and followed up June's Gibraltar Darts Trophy triumph with a second ranking win of the year.
n doing so, Wade consolidated his position as sixth in the PDC Order of Merit ahead of Gary Anderson - who he came from 4-2 down against to claim a semi-final win on Saturday - as well as closing the gap on Peter Wright and Simon Whitlock above him in the world rankings with £10,000 prize money.
At the beginning of the day the early birds in the crowd were entertained by the inaugural World Darts Disability Association final.
This competition is the end product of a campaign designed to open the sport of darts to players with disability.
The Board is specifically designed so a wheelchair player and a standing player were competing directly against one another.
There are two new names on the Winmau World Masters trophies - Anastasia Dobromyslova and Martin Phillips as they were crowned the 2014 Winmau World Masters today at the Hull City Hull.
The men’s final was yet another game in this tournament that had youth against experience. 54 year old Martin Phillips took on Jamie ‘Youzza’ Hughes. Hughes was soon in a 2 set lead before Phillips showed his experience, battled away and brought the game level before a break in play.