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Joy of six for Van Gerwen

Author: Sky Sports Darts

Michael Van Gerwen was celebrating his sixth ranking title of the year after claiming the Players Championship 2 with a 6-1 rout of Stuart Kellett.

Van Gerwen beat Shaun Griffiths (6-4), Vincent van der Voort (6-1), Colin Lloyd (6-1), Peter Wright (6-5) and Dennis Smith (6-4) en route to the final showdown with Kellett at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.

Van Gerwen and Kellett had shared the opening two legs before the Dutchman moved through the gears - with 11 and 12 dart finishes helping him into a 4-1 lead.

Kellett missed the chance pull a leg back as he missed a bull finish and Van Gerwen made him pay a double 10 and then an 87 checkout for a second 11-darter wrapped up the title.

"It was a very good day and I'm really happy with the win," said Van Gerwen.

"I played very well, especially in the final, and I can be proud of my game at the moment.

"I also had a good game against Peter Wright where I was 5-3 down and came back to win the game, so when you do that you know you're in form. I want to win a couple more of these events too this year."

Results in full

First Round: Michael van Gerwen (1) Bye

Shaun Griffiths 6-3 Denis Ovens

Vincent van der Voort (32) 6-2 Dave Honey

Darren Johnson 6-2 Richie Howson

Colin Lloyd (16) 6-0 Keegan Brown

Connie Finnan 6-3 Ken MacNeil

Gary Anderson (17) 6-2 Steve Hine

Darren Webster 6-5 Colin Fowler

Ian White (8) 6-1 Steve West

Andy Jenkins 6-2 Jerry Hendriks

Arron Monk (25) 6-3 Terry Temple

Matthew Dicken 6-3 Mark Jones

Peter Wright (9) 6-5 Michael Smith

James Hubbard 6-1 Tony Littleton

Richie Burnett (24) 6-3 Mark Dudbridge

Johnny Haines 6-5 Andrew Gilding

Dennis Smith 6-3 John Part (5)

Kevin McDine 6-5 Jyhan Artut

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