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Players Championship Finals Odds

Who wins Players Championship Finals 2020?

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Player’s Championship Finals 2020

The 2020 Players Championship Finals will take place between the 27th and 29th of November in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The tournament usually takes place in Butlins, Minehead but had to be moved this year because Butlins is a holiday park that had to be closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Like most this year, the tournament will take place behind closed doors. The total prize fund is £500,000 with the winner taking a £100,000 slice of this.

Qualification and Draw

To qualify players must be within the top 64 of the Players Championship Order of Merit for the 2020 season. This basically means that they must be within the top 64 players in terms of prize money from the Players Championship events that took place this year.

The draw is seeded so that the top ranked players play the lower ranked players in the first rounds, meaning players get rewarded for qualifying highly.

The Contenders

Ordinarily going into a big televised ranking event, especially the Players Championship it would be hard to look past the reigning champion Michael van Gerwen. The dutchman has won 5 of the last 7 editions of this event, making the final on each of the last 5 occasions. However, this is no ordinary year and since the season has restarted without fans MVG has struggled massively to get his form going. He will be looking to this tournament as the one he finally bounces back in, but if recent form is anything to go on, he could be in for another hard-few days.

Reigning World Champion Peter Wright looks set to go into the event as seed number 1, meaning in theory he should have the easiest run to the final (although it very rarely actually works like that). In contrast to MVG, Wright has been in good from recently, reaching a couple of semi-finals and winning the European Championship post lockdown. ‘Snakebite’ should be there or there abouts in the later stages of the event.

Last year’s runner up Gerwyn Price is an ever-growing force in the world of darts and is starting to consistently beat big names and get to the later stages of tournaments. Currently on track to go in as 3rd seed, he should be another that makes it comfortably to the latter stages.

Glen Durrant shocked the world last month when he won the Premier League of darts on his debut in the competition. The 3 times BDO World Champion will be looking to prove that this was no fluke and cement his name amongst the worlds best at this event.

As always seems to be the case in recent months with darts events, this looks set to be a nightmare for the bookies to predict. As well as the players mentioned there is a whole host of World Class players such as Nathan Aspinall, James Wade, Ian White and Gary Anderson to name just a few that could easily go all the way.