WORLD CHAMPION Michael van Gerwen sealed his eighth PDC title of 2014 as he defeated Michael Smith to win the 14th Players Championship event of the year in Crawley.
After struggling at The K2 Centre in the first event of the weekend, where he was knocked out by Richie Burnett, van Gerwen returned to form on Sunday as he swept through the field before beating Smith 6-4 in the final.
Van Gerwen fired through the first three rounds as he saw off Glenn Spearing, Pete Dyos and John Henderson, only dropping three legs in the process.
Entries are now open for the inaugural BDO World Youth Championship 2015.
In the latest step in youth development in the BDO, the World Youth Championship has a total prize fund of £10,000 up for grabs, with the Final to be played at Lakeside during the 2015 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship.
The tournament has an unlimited entry level, and all players must be Under 18 on Thursday 8th January 2015 in order to have a shot at the £5,000 first prize.
GARY ANDERSON was in imperious form as he won his sixth PDC ProTour title of 2014 at Saturday's Players Championship 13 in Crawley, edging past Richie Burnett 6-5 in the final.
The Scottish star's superb form during the year continued as he claimed the £10,000 first prize at the K2 Centre, sweeping through the field to pick up the victory.
After wins over Richie Howson, Tony Newell and Steve Hine, Anderson was pushed all the way in the quarter-finals before edging out Kim Huybrechts, hitting an 11-darter in their deciding leg.
JANI HAAVISTO has won the SDC Pro Tour Order of Merit following the completion of the year's events in Scandinavia, while Norway's Robert Wagner has qualified for October's European Championship.
Finnish ace Haavisto held off the challenge of his fellow countryman Jarkko Komula to top the SDC's final rankings following their eight-event ProTour this year.
However, neither were able to take victory when they year's final two ranking events were held in at the Park Inn in Copenhagen, as Per Laursen won the Danish Darts Trophy and Kim Viljanen took glory in the Danish Darts Open.