MICHAEL VAN GERWEN got back to winning ways on the PDC World Series of Darts circuit with a superb 8-3 victory over James Wade in the final of the Shanghai Darts Masters on Sunday.
The world number one, a winner of four previous international events and last year's World Series of Darts Finals, has missed out in Dubai and Auckland so far in 2016, but produced some of his best form as he claimed the inaugural title at the Pullman Hotel Shanghai South.
After battling past Singapore's Paul Lim in Saturday's first round, van Gerwen overcame fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld 8-4 in the quarter-finals and then came from 4-1 down in his semi-final to defeat Dave Chisnall 8-5.
COREY CADBY continued his impressive emergence on the DartPlayers Australia circuit as he won two Australian Grand Prix events in Brisbane over the weekend, with David Platt being the other victor in the treble-header at the Brook Hotel.
Youngster Cadby has been in superb form during his breakthrough year on the DPA circuit in 2016, and added two more titles to extend his advantage at the top of the rankings.
However, he had to bounce back from a quarter-final defeat in Friday's opening tournament, as Platt claimed a 6-4 victory before going on to defeat Gordon-Glen Mathers by the same scoreline in the semi-finals and John Matheson 6-2 in the final to take the title.
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN held off a stern fightback from Paul Lim to move into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Darts Masters on Saturday, as Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson impressed against Chinese opposition.
World number one van Gerwen looked set to race through in the first round of the PDC World Series of Darts event when he took the opening four legs without reply, including a ten-dart finish, against Singapore's Lim.
However, the 62-year-old hit back to 4-3 and also finished double four in leg nine to stay in the contest before van Gerwen finally secured his spot in Sunday's final day.
GARY ANDERSON won his second successive World Series of Darts title with a thrilling performance as he overcame reigning champion Adrian Lewis 11-7 in the final of the 2016 Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB and Burger King.
World Champion Anderson had won last month's Dubai Darts Masters title and claimed his first win in New Zealand in style as he checked out 50 percent of his darts at a double in both the semi-finals on Sunday evening.
The Scot followed up his earlier wins over New Zealand's Bernie Smith and world number five Peter Wright with a stunning 11-7 defeat of Raymond van Barneveld, with his 111.37 average being the second best in World Series history to accompany eight 180s.