Double Dutch For Taylor
PHIL TAYLOR completed back-to-back Players Championship victories in Nuland with a second successive win over Gary Anderson.
Taylor followed up his final-leg win over the Scot on Saturday with a 6-2 triumph in Sunday's decider, to claim the £6,000 title.
The win is Taylor's ninth on the PDC Pro Tour this year and 11th in total in 2009, and takes his earnings to £232,000 since January 1.
Taylor led 2-0 in the final before Anderson took the third after six missed doubles from the world number one.
An 85 checkout put Taylor 3-1 up, and he followed a 177 with a 124 finish in moving three legs clear.
Anderson took leg six, but Taylor replied with an 11-darter that featured scores of 180 and 177, and sealed victory in 14 darts with an average of over 108.
Taylor had only lost five legs on his way to the final, recording 6-1 victories against Russell Mason, Julio Barbero, Andy Smith, Colin Osborne and Adrian Lewis.
Anderson's two finals over the weekend will almost certainly see him qualify for the Stan James World Matchplay this summer, as well as for the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at the end of 2009.
He faced world number six Mervyn King in the first round, winning 6-2, before defeating former Lakeside Champion Mark Webster in a deciding leg.
Steve Brown and Peter Wright were also defeated before he whitewashed Dutchman Vincent van der Voort in the quarter-finals and defeated Mark Walsh 6-4 at the last four stage.
Walsh followed up his Players Championship win last weekend with a run to the semis, recording 6-5 victories against Larry Butler, Mensur Suljovic, Tony Eccles and Toon Greebe on the day.
Lewis' semi-final appearance was his first since he lost in two Players Championship finals to Taylor in Germany five weeks ago - although a 6-1 scoreline continued his losing run to his Stoke rival.
Vincent van der Voort hit his first competitive nine-darter two legs into the event, in a whitewash win over Mario Masurka, before going on to reach the quarter-finals.
Andy Jenkins was a quarter-finalist for the first time since January, while Dutch youngster Greebe made the last eight for the first time since October 2007.
Players Championship (Sunday)
Phil Taylor (1) Bye
Russell Mason 6-2 Frank Liebeton
Marko Kantele 6-2 Lionel Sams (32)
Julio Barbero 6-2 Mart Boelaars
Wayne Jones (16) 6-0 Andy Fordham
Dennis Smith 6-1 Roland Scholten
Andy Smith (17) 6-0 Robert Watson-Lang
Simon Craven 6-4 Sander Sonneveld
Colin Osborne (8) 6-1 John Kuczynski
Jan van der Rassel 6-0 Dave Ansell
Michael van Gerwen (25) 6-0 Huseyin Zengin
Braulio Roncero 6-3 Dennis Zijderhand
Colin Lloyd (9) 6-0 Tomas Seyler
Kirk Shepherd Walkover (Peter van der Broek disqualified)
Steve Maish (24) 6-0 Christian van Overdijk
Colin Monk 6-1 Gary Barnett
Terry Jenkins (5) 6-0 Sander van Dijk
Tony Ayres 6-1 Christian Kotal
Wayne Mardle (28) 6-0 Rolf Kaiser
Steve Grubb 6-1 Markus Schonbein
Kevin Painter (12) 6-1 Darren Johnson
Steve West 6-1 Bryan de Hoog
Andy Jenkins (21) 6-2 Mareno Michels
Steve Hine 6-2 Marko Puls
Ronnie Baxter (4) 6-3 Dyson Parody
Johnny Okken 6-3 Erwin Renkema
Kevin McDine (29) 6-5 Didier de Vuyst
Sebastijan Pecjak 6-5 Adrian Gray
Adrian Lewis (13) 6-4 Wayne Atwood
Carlos Rodriguez 6-2 Dylan Duo
Jamie Caven (20) 6-0 Harold Wileman
Dave Honey 6-0 Yves Cottenge
Alan Tabern (2) Bye
Gerard Klijn 6-4 Michel Helder
Co Stompe (31) 6-1 Dave Ahmet
Barry Zander 6-0 Jose Perales
Vincent van der Voort (15) 6-0 Mario Masurka ** Vincent van der Voort hits nine-darter
Patrick Bulen 6-4 Jyhan Artut
Alex Roy (18) 6-0 Bob Valies
Remco van Eijden 6-1 Swen Seifert
Mark Webster 6-2 Mervyn King (7)
Gary Anderson 6-4 Dave Ladley
Jelle Klaasen (26) 6-2 Perparim Shamolli
Steve Brown 6-2 Richard van Zijtveld
Denis Ovens (10) 6-0 Jesus Martinez
Peter Wright 6-2 Jon Archer
Matt Clark (23) 6-2 Ian Perkins
Nick Fullwell 6-4 Maik Langendorf
Mark Walsh (6) 6-0 Ted Ebbers
Larry Butler 6-5 Martyn Turner
Wes Newton (27) 6-4 Nandor Bezzeg
Mensur Suljovic 6-5 Ron Meulenkamp
Andy Hamilton (11) 6-5 Robin Ferdinandus
Andree Welge 6-4 Patrick Loos
Tony Eccles (22) 6-2 William Verbakel
Par Riihonen 6-0 Rico Dera
Robert Thornton (3) 6-5 Mick McGowan
Jarkko Komula 6-3 John Quantock
Barrie Bates (30) 6-0 Andreas Sterk
Toon Greebe 6-2 Rocco Maes
Steve Beaton (14) 6-1 Berti Schluga
Chris Thompson 6-5 Stuart Bousfield
Hannes Schnier 6-5 Peter Manley (19)
Ray Farrell Walkover (John Lokken withdrew through injury)
Phil Taylor 6-1 Russell Mason
Julio Barbero 6-4 Marko Kantele
Wayne Jones 6-3 Dennis Smith
Andy Smith 6-0 Simon Craven
Colin Osborne 6-5 Jan van der Rassel
Braulio Roncero 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Colin Lloyd 6-3 Kirk Shepherd
Colin Monk 6-5 Steve Maish
Tony Ayres 6-5 Terry Jenkins
Steve Grubb 6-2 Wayne Mardle
Steve West 6-2 Kevin Painter
Andy Jenkins 6-5 Steve Hine
Ronnie Baxter 6-1 Johnny Okken
Kevin McDine 6-5 Sebastian Pecjak
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Carlos Rodriguez
Jamie Caven 6-2 Dave Honey
Alan Tabern 6-4 Gerard Klijn
Co Stompe 6-1 Barry Zander
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Patrick Bulen
Alex Roy 6-4 Remco van Eijden
Gary Anderson 6-5 Mark Webster
Steve Brown 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Peter Wright 6-5 Denis Ovens
Matt Clark 6-2 Nick Fullwell
Mark Walsh 6-5 Larry Butler
Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Wes Newton
Andree Welge 6-4 Andy Hamilton
Tony Eccles 6-2 Par Riihonen
Jarkko Komula 6-4 Robert Thornton
Toon Greebe 6-3 Barrie Bates
Steve Beaton 6-0 Chris Thompson
Hannes Schnier 6-5 Ray Farrell
Phil Taylor 6-1 Julio Barbero
Andy Smith 6-5 Wayne Jones
Colin Osborne 6-0 Braulio Roncero
Colin Lloyd 6-2 Colin Monk
Tony Ayres 6-1 Steve Grubb
Andy Jenkins 6-5 Steve West
Ronnie Baxter 6-1 Kevin McDine
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Jamie Caven
Alan Tabern 6-5 Co Stompe
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Alex Roy
Gary Anderson 6-3 Steve Brown
Peter Wright 6-5 Matt Clark
Mark Walsh 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Tony Eccles 6-5 Andree Welge
Toon Greebe 6-1 Jarkko Komula
Steve Beaton 6-1 Hannes Schnier
Phil Taylor 6-1 Andy Smith
Colin Osborne 6-4 Colin Lloyd
Andy Jenkins 6-2 Tony Ayres
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Ronnie Baxter
Vincent van der Voort 6-4 Alan Tabern
Gary Anderson 6-4 Peter Wright
Mark Walsh 6-5 Tony Eccles
Toon Greebe 6-5 Steve Beaton
Phil Taylor 6-1 Colin Osborne
Adrian Lewis 6-3 Andy Jenkins
Gary Anderson 6-0 Vincent van der Voort
Mark Walsh 6-5 Toon Greebe
Phil Taylor 6-1 Adrian Lewis
Gary Anderson 6-4 Mark Walsh
Phil Taylor 6-2 Gary Anderson
Vincent van der Voort hits nine-darter in second leg of game with Mario Masurka, which he won 6-0. The achievement will earn him an £800 bonus should no other player hit a nine-darter in the remainder of the event.
Colin Lloyd bounces back from first round exit on Saturday with 6-0 whitewash of Tomas Seyler.
Kevin Painter defeats Darren Johnson 6-1, hitting seven 180s, and winning legs of two 11-darters, two 12-darters and two 13-darters.
Wayne Jones progresses with whitewash victory over Andy Fordham.
Other 6-0 winners include Denis Ovens, Mark Walsh and Terry Jenkins.
Robert Thornton is narrow 6-5 winner against Mick McGowan, while Andy Hamilton is also pushed to a deciding leg.
Mark Webster overcomes Mervyn King 6-2.
Ronnie Baxter wins 6-3 against Dyson Parody, and Colin Osborne overcomes American ace John Kuczynski 6-1.
Adrian Lewis defeats Wayne Atwood 6-4.
Steve West takes 6-1 win over Bryan de Hoog, and Tony Ayres wins by the same scoreline against Christian Kotal.
Andy Jenkins wins 6-2 against Mareno Michels.
Gary Anderson sets up clash with Mark Webster with 6-4 win over Dave Ladley.
Steve Maish whitewashes Christian van Overdijk, and Johnny Okken and Patrick Bulen also progress.
Wayne Mardle is 6-0 winner against Rolf Kaiser.
Spain's Carlos Rodriguez wins battle against Gibraltar's Dylan Duo 6-2.
Jarkko Komula enjoys 6-3 win over John Quantock.
Germany's Andree Welge is 6-4 winner against Patrick Loos.
Larry Butler edges deciding leg victory against Martyn Turner.
Michael van Gerwen takes 6-0 win over Huseyin Zengin, and Alex Roy and Barry Zander win in the same manner.
Jelle Klaasen takes 6-2 victory against Perparim Shamolli.
Andy Smith wins in straight legs against Robert Watson-Lang, and Jamie Caven whitewashes Harold Wileman.
Colin Monk is 6-1 winner against Gary Barnett, and Steve Hine wins 6-2 against Marko Puls.
Hannes Schnier defeats Peter Manley in a deciding leg.
Tony Eccles takes 6-2 win over William Verbakel.
Barrie Bates whitewashes Andreas Sterk, while Kevin McDine is narrow winner against Didier de Vuyst.
Toon Greebe defeats Rocco Maes 6-2.
Ray Farrell receives safe passage into round two when John Lokken withdraws due to a back injury at 3-1.
Steve Brown, a quarter-finalist on Saturday, wins 6-2 against Richard van Zijtveld.
Simon Craven enjoys 6-4 win over Sander Sonneveld.
Nick Fullwell is 6-4 winner against Maik Langendorf.
Par Riihonen takes 6-0 whitewash win over Rico Dera.
Mensur Suljovic is deciding leg winner against Ron Meulenkamp.
Sebastian Pecjak takes 6-5 win over Adrian Gray, who came from 5-0 down to force a decider.
Alan Tabern is 6-4 winner against Gerard Klijn.
Colin Lloyd moves into last 32 with 6-3 win over Kirk Shepherd.
Steve West takes 6-2 win over Kevin Painter.
Phil Taylor opens his challenge for a second win of the weekend with 6-1 win over Russell Mason.
Tony Ayres enjoys a deciding leg win over Terry Jenkins.
Steve Beaton whitewashes Chris Thompson to reach third round.
Finland's Jarkko Komula knocks out number three seed Robert Thornton 6-4.
Adrian Lewis reaches third round with 6-3 win over Carlos Rodriguez.
Co Stompe is 6-1 winner against Barry Zander.
Steve Grubb knocks out Wayne Mardle 6-2.
Andy Jenkins is deciding leg winner against Steve Hine, and Colin Monk is narrow winner against Steve Maish.
Gary Anderson, Saturday's runner-up, is 6-5 winner against Mark Webster.
Hannes Schnier overcomes Ray Farrell in a deciding leg.
Julio Barbero is 6-4 winner against Marko Kantele, and now takes on Phil Taylor.
Jamie Caven and Alex Roy move into last 32, and Peter Wright defeats Denis Ovens in a deciding leg.
Steve Brown's good weekend continues with 6-2 defeat of Jelle Klaasen.
Germany's Andree Welge is 6-4 winner against Andy Hamilton.
Toon Greebe overcomes Barrie Bates 6-3.
Mark Walsh edges out American Larry Butler 6-5.
Braulio Roncero defeats Michael van Gerwen in a deciding leg.
Andy Smith secures second successive whitewash of the day, defeating Simon Craven.
Matt Clark sees off Nick Fullwell 6-2 to reach third round.
Andy Jenkins wins through to last 16 with 6-5 defeat of Steve West.
Alan Tabern also prevails in a deciding leg, against Co Stompe.
Vincent van der Voort sweeps to 6-4 win over Alex Roy.
Steve Beaton moves into fourth round with 6-1 defeat of Austria's Hannes Schnier.
Gary Anderson progresses to last 16 with 6-3 defeat of Steve Brown.
Tony Ayres takes 6-1 victory against Steve Grubb and now meets Andy Jenkins.
Adrian Lewis edges out Jamie Caven in a deciding leg.
Colin Lloyd moves through to last 16 with 6-2 defeat of Colin Monk.
Phil Taylor's bid to win another Players Championship continues with 6-1 victory against Julio Barbero.
Toon Greebe defeats Jarkko Komula 6-1.
Colin Osborne moves into last 16 with whitewash of Braulio Roncero.
Having lost 6-5 to Wayne Jones on Saturday, Andy Smith gains revenge by the same scoreline with a 13-darter in the deciding leg on Sunday's contest.
Ronnie Baxter sees off Kevin McDine 6-1 and now takes on Adrian Lewis.
Tony Eccles edges out Andree Welge 6-5.
Peter Wright is deciding leg winner against Matt Clark.
Mark Walsh comes from 5-2 down to win 6-5 against Mensur Suljovic.
Andy Jenkins reaches first quarter-final since January with 6-2 win over Tony Ayres.
Vincent van der Voort overcomes Alan Tabern 6-4 to reach last eight.
Phil Taylor reaches quarter-finals with 6-1 defeat of Andy Smith.
Toon Greebe edges out Steve Beaton 6-5.
Adrian Lewis reaches last eight with narrow 6-5 win against Ronnie Baxter.
Colin Osborne comes from 3-0 down to defeat Colin Lloyd 6-4.
Gary Anderson is 6-4 winner against Peter Wright to reach second successive quarter-final.
Mark Walsh is narrow winner against Tony Eccles and now meets Toon Greebe in the last eight.
Adrian Lewis seals 6-3 win over Andy Jenkins with a 160 finish.
Phil Taylor defeats Colin Osborne for second successive day with 6-1 win.
Gary Anderson whitewashes Vincent van der Voort 6-0 to move into semis.
Mark Walsh wins semi-final place with 6-5 victory against the last remaining Dutchman, Toon Greebe.
Phil Taylor powers past Adrian Lewis 6-1 to reach yet another final. He led 5-0 against Lewis before wrapping up the win - matching his victory against his Stoke rival in two Players Championship finals a month ago.
Gary Anderson won a place in his second final of the weekend with a 6-4 win over Mark Walsh. After the opening two legs went against the throw, the next seven all went with the darts to leave Anderson 5-4 up, and double eight secured his place in the final.