MICHAEL VAN GERWEN topped the Betway Premier League table for a third successive year following a sensational draw with Dave Chisnall in Brighton on Thursday, as Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld entered the Play-Offs with victories and Phil Taylor ended the season with a win.
Dutch star van Gerwen entered the final league night a point clear of Chisnall, but saw the St Helens star threaten to snatch the win, and top spot, in a high-quality contest.
Chisnall led three times during the game as the pair slugged out a thriller, with a 161 checkout putting him 6-5 up and a leg away from a remarkable triumph.
GARY ANDERSON and Raymond van Barneveld claimed the final two places in the Betway Premier League Play-Offs in Newcastle on Thursday, as a defeat for Phil Taylor meant he would not reach the top four for the first time in the tournament's history.
World Champion Anderson picked up a narrow 7-5 triumph over the six-time Premier League champion, as Taylor was edged out in a must-win contest.
A draw for Raymond van Barneveld, against James Wade, also means that the reigning Premier League champion will compete in the Play-Offs in a fortnight, as a win for Adrian Lewis over Michael van Gerwen came in vain for his top four challenge.
What a moment for Keegan Brown!
The 22-year-old Team Unicorn star has won his first big Pro Tour title.....and he did it in some style, averaging nearly 112 to beat Adrian Lewis 6-3 in the final of the Players Championship tournament in Coventry on Sunday.
His fabulous victory earns the 22-year-old from the Isle of Wight £10,000. It pushes him closer to the top 40 in the world and is a huge boost to his hopes of qualifying for the World Matchplay at Blackpool through the Pro Tour Order of Merit.
"It is a bit overwhelming to be honest. I will have to let it sink in. It is a big moment for me to win my first title on the Pro Tour, and to beat Adrian, who is one of the best players in the world, makes it even more special." Brown said.
RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD jumped up to third in the Betway Premier League with victories over Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis in Birmingham on Thursday, as Dave Chisnall sealed a Play-Off place.
A dramatic 13th league night of the season proved unlucky for Lewis as he saw his Play-Off hopes virtually ended by two defeats - but van Barneveld continued his brilliant form with a pair of wins to move into the top four.
The Dutchman had only escaped elimination on Judgement Night with a draw against Anderson, but he took his winning run to five successive matches as he overcame the Scot and Lewis at the Barclaycard Arena.