How it all happened on day three of the PDC Summer Series.

Michael van Gerwen comfortably beat Jose De Sousa to win his second title on day three of the PDC Summer Series.

After losing in the third round yesterday, the world number one looked back to his best today. He came from 2-0 down to win 8-3 against the Portuguese player in the final.

The other main developments on day three saw:

  • two potential games of the week involving the two finalists
  • Daryl Gurney lose only 6 legs before the semi finals
  • Chris Dobey and Stephen Bunting keep their World Matchplay qualification hopes alive
  • Ryan Murray make the last 16
  • no movement in the Matchplay qualification standings
Summer Series Day Three
Summer Series Day Three

Mike looks mighty again

After Maik Kuivenhoven beat him 6-5 on day two, the world number one was hungry to win another Pro Tour title today in Summer Series Day Three.

He hardly broke sweat to make the quarter finals, beating:

  • Alan Tabern 6-2 in round 1
  • Kim Huybrechts 6-1 in round 2
  • Robert Collins 6-2 in round 3
  • James Wade 6-2 in round 4, averaging 107.3 in the process.

This set up a quarter final against Chris Dobey, who was looking to keep in the race to qualify for next week’s World Matchplay. What followed was a fantastic game between the pair.

After two excellent 100+ checkouts, it seemed the game was van Gerwen’s. However, Dobey came back with a 129 finish on the bullseye, followed by another break to get it back to 4-4.

Dobey then missed D18 to take the match into a sudden death leg, leaving MvG to clean up 70 to win 6-4. Both players averaged 106.

This gave the Green Machine even more confidence, as he cruised into the final with a 7-4 victory over Smith. He went 2-0 down, but won 8 out of 9 legs to see off De Sousa and take his second title of the week.

Speaking to Online Darts after his victory: MvG said: “I can’t really complain. It’s a good result, it’s what I come for, that’s why I wake up, that’s why I prepare. I think I played quite well.”

De Sousa so close to title number three

Before the final, it looked like Jose De Sousa was the man to beat in Milton Keynes, averaging over 100 in all but one of his games beforehand.

The Portuguese player started off with a 109.3 average in a 6-1 victory over Adam Hunt. He followed this up with a 6-2 win against Aaron Beeney, who himself won his first ever Pro Tour game today.

That set De Sousa up against Danny Noppert in his board final, in what could also be considered the game of the tournament. 27 140+ scores were hit between the pair, with De Sousa eventually winning 6-4. He averaged 107.4, while Noppert averaged an astonishing 109.3.

This gave De Sousa even more confidence, as he made the final by beating:

  • Gerwyn Price 6-3 in the last 16, averaging 105.9
  • Stephen Bunting 6-2 in the quarter final, averaging 102.1
  • Daryl Gurney 7-3 in the semi final, averaging 105.7

The Portuguese ace went 2-0 up in the final, but missed a dart at D20 to take a 3-0 lead. Van Gerwen took out D8 to get his first leg on the board, and didn’t look back.

What else happened?

Day three of the PDC Summer Series saw more great action.

Daryl Gurney made a semi final today after a last 32 appearance yesterday, and going out in round 1 on Wednesday. Jeff Smith also kept his faint hopes of a debut World Matchplay appearance alive with a semi final spot today.

Chris Dobey and Stephen Bunting also are in the race for a Matchplay spot as they made the quarter finals. Dobey will  probably need to win one of the two remaining events, while Bunting kept the pressure on the top 16.

Ryan Searle and Ricky Evans both made it to the last 32. This means Searle is still the closest challenger to a Matchplay qualifying spot, and remains £500 behind Evans.

After a poor first two days, Dimitri Van den Bergh made the last 16 today. This helped him firm up his spot for next week’s tournament, although he still has work to do to secure it.

In the seedings race for Blackpool, both Simon Whitlock and Glen Durrant were beaten in the first round. This means they remain 15 and 16 respectively, with just £250 separating the pair.

Adrian Lewis also lost in the first round, but Krzysztof Ratajski couldn’t jump Jackpot into the 13th seed spot as he lost in round two.

Away from the Matchplay qualification race, Ryan Murray made the last 16 at a Pro Tour event for the first time. Also, Aaron Beeney beat Scott Mitchell 6-5 in round 1 to secure his first ever win on the Pro Tour.

View the:

  • PDC Order of Merit. The top 16 players on this will be seeded for the World Matchplay.
  • PDC Pro Tour of Merit. The top 16 players who aren’t already in the top 16 on the normal order of merit will qualify.

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Day Three Results


 Michael van Gerwen 8-3 Jose de Sousa


Jose De Sousa 7-3 Daryl Gurney

Michael van Gerwen 7-4 Jeff Smith


Jose De Sousa 6-2 Stephen Bunting

Daryl Gurney 6-0 Ian White

Jeff Smith 6-3 Peter Wright

Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Chris Dobey


Jose De Sousa 6-3 Gerwyn Price

Stephen Bunting 6-3 Ryan Murray

Daryl Gurney 6-1 Ryan Meikle

Ian White 6-2 Jonny Clayton

Peter Wright 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena

Jeff Smith 6-1 Mike De Decker

Chris Dobey 6-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 James Wade


Gerwyn Price 6-4 Ryan Searle

Jose De Sousa 6-4 Danny Noppert

Stephen Bunting 6-2 Joe Cullen

Ryan Murray 6-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez

Ryan Meikle 6-0 Scott Mitchell

Daryl Gurney 6-0 Steve Brown

Ian White 6-3 Vincent van der Voort

Jonny Clayton 6-2 Matthew Edgar

Peter Wright 6-1 Ricky Evans

Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Michael Smith

Jeff Smith 6-3 Nathan Aspinall

Mike De Decker 6-2 Devon Petersen

Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-2 Andrew Gilding

Chris Dobey 6-0 Mickey Mansell

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Robert Collins

James Wade 6-2 Darren Webster


Gerwyn Price 6-0 Martin Atkins (Wigan)

Ryan Searle 6-3 Ron Meulenkamp

Danny Noppert 6-3 Vincent Van der Meer

Jose De Sousa 6-2 Aaron Beeney

Joe Cullen 6-1 Peter Jacques

Stephen Bunting 6-1 Harald Leitinger

Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-5 Dave Chisnall

Ryan Murray 6-4 James Wilson

Scott Mitchell 6-5 Andy Hamilton

Ryan Meikle 6-2 Kirk Shepherd

Daryl Gurney 6-4 Wayne Jones

Steve Brown 6-4 Steve Lennon

Ian White 6-1 Krzysztof Kciuk

Vincent van der Voort 6-1 Luke Woodhouse

Matthew Edgar 6-5 Harry Ward

Jonny Clayton 6-4 Kai Fan Leung

Peter Wright 6-3 Mark McGeeney

Ricky Evans 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Michael Smith 6-4 Scott Baker

Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Cameron Menzies

Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Nathan Rafferty

Jeff Smith 6-3 Gary Blades

Mike De Decker 6-2 Gavin Carlin

Devon Petersen 6-4 Karel Sedlacek

Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-1 Reece Robinson

Mickey Mansell 6-5 Martijn Kleermaker

Chris Dobey 6-3 Bradley Brooks

Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Kim Huybrechts

Robert Collins 6-4 Ross Smith

James Wade 6-4 Benito van de Pas

Darren Webster 6-2 Martin Schindler


Gerwyn Price 6-0 Luke Humphries

Nick Kenny 6-5 Martin Atkins (Wigan)

Ryan Searle 6-2 Jelle Klassen

Ron Meulenkamp 6-5 Christian Bunse

Danny Noppert 6-1 Richard North

Vincent Van der Meer 6-5 Carl Wilkinson

Jose De Sousa 6-1 Adam Hunt

Aaron Beeney 6-5 Scott Waites

Joe Cullen 6-4 William Borland

Peter Jacques 6-4 Adrian Gray

Stephen Bunting 6-4 Jamie Hughes

Harald Leitinger 6-2 Max Hopp

Dave Chisnall 6-3 Arjan Konterman

Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-4 Callan Rydz

Ryan Murray 6-5 Gary Anderson

James Wilson 6-1 Conan Whitehead

Andy Hamilton 6-5 Mensur Suljovic

Scott Mitchell 6-2 Robert Thornton

Kirk Shepherd 6-4 Keegan Brown

Ryan Meikle 6-2 Darius Labanauskas

Daryl Gurney 6-1 Derk Telnekes

Graham Usher 6-1 Wayne Jones

Steve Lennon 6-1 Gabriel Clemens

Steve Brown 6-2 Jan Dekker

Ian White 6-1 Madars Razma

Krysztof Kciuk 6-5 Andy Boulton

Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Geert Nentjes

Luke Woodhouse 6-1 Simon Whitlock

Harry Ward 6-5 Brendan Dolan

Matthew Edgar 6-0 Ciaran Teehan

Jonny Clayton 6-0 Josh Payne

Kai Fan Leung 6-1 Steve West

Peter Wright 6-3 Matt Clark

Mark McGeeney 6-3 Jitse Van der Wal

Ricky Evans 6-5 Neils Zonneveld

Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-1 Darren Penhall

Michael Smith 6-3 Mervyn King

Scott Baker 6-3 John Henderson

Jermaine Wattimena 6-0 Nathan Derry

Cameron Menzies 6-4 William O’Connor

Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Jamie Lewis

Nathan Rafferty 6-5 Boris Krcmar

Jeff Smith 6-4 Justin Pipe

Gary Blades 6-4 David Pallett

Gavin Carlin 6-5 Glen Durrant

Mike De Decker 6-4 Jason Lowe

Devon Petersen 6-3 Jeffrey De Zwaan

Karel Sedlacek 6-2 Ryan Hogarth

Krzysztof Ratajski 6-1 Joe Murnan

Andrew Gilding 6-3 Matthew Dennant

Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-0 Barrie Bates

Reece Robinson 6-1 Ted Evetts

Mickey Mansell 6-5 Rob Cross

Martijn Kleermaker 6-4 Mike van Duivenbode

Chris Dobey 6-3 Adrian Lewis

Bradley Brooks 6-3 Maik Kuivenhoven

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Alan Tabern

Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Jonathan Worsley

Ross Smith 6-1 Steve Beaton

Robert Collins 6-2 James Hubbard

James Wade 6-3 Michael Barnard

Benito van de Pas 6-3 Lisa Ashton

Darren Webster 6-5 Ryan Joyce

Martin Schindler 6-4 Simon Stevenson