Players Championship Darts 2 2014 Results: Scores, Order of Finish and Analysis

Stuart NewmanFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01:  Michael van Gerwen of The Netherlands celebrates after winning a set during the final of the World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on January 1, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
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World No. 1 Michael van Gerwen reigned supreme in the second Players Championship tournament of the year with a 6-1 final victory over Dean Winstanley at the Barnsley Metrodome. The Professional Darts Corporation's official website announced the results.   

After being knocked out in the third round of the first Players Championship by Darren Webster, per the official PDC website, Van Gerwen more than made amends by breezing through the field to take home the £10,000 first-place prize on Sunday.

The PDC Results Twitter page revealed MVG's victory over Winstanley, where "Mighty Mike" recorded a 95.64 average in his title-winning match:  

It was looking like it would be an all-Dutch final, with Van Gerwen's fellow countryman Raymond van Barneveld impressing throughout, though he was thwarted by Winstanley in the semi-finals despite recording a 101.14 average, according to PDC Results on Twitter:

Van Gerwen began his road to the title with three consecutive 6-2 wins over Andy Parsons, Andy Jenkins and John Part before disposing of Welshman Gerwyn Price, 6-3, to secure a place in the quarter-finals, where he continued to dominate proceedings:  

PDC Players Championship 2 Scores:
Quarter-FinalMichael van Gerwen6-4Michael Smith
Quarter-FinalKim Huybrechts6-2Christian Kist
Quarter-FinalDean Winstanley6-5Gary Anderson
Quarter-FinalRaymond van Barneveld6-1Darren Webster
Semi-FinalMichael van Gerwen6-3Kim Huybrechts
Semi-FinalDean Winstanley6-4Raymond van Barneveld
FinalMichael van Gerwen6-1Dean Winstanley
PDC Players Championship 2 Order of Finish:
Michael van GerwenWinner
Dean WinstanleyRunner-Up
Raymond van BarneveldSemi-Finalist
Kim HuybrechtsSemi-Finalist
Darren WebsterQuarter-Finalist
Gary AndersonQuarter-Finalist
Christian KistQuarter-Finalist
Michael SmithQuarter-Finalist

According to Darts Database, the reigning world champion has now recorded three tournament victories this year and is second on the money list behind only Dave Chisnall. 

Winstanley, who famously hit a nine darter during last year's World Championship, took out fan favourites Terry Jenkins and Gary Anderson before defeating Van Barneveld in the semi-finals, 6-4, but the green machine Van Gerwen proved a scalp too tough for the 33-year-old.

The player nicknamed "Over The Top" started the final well against the much-fancied Van Gerwen and could have broken his throw in the first leg had his doubles been a little sharper.

From then on, though, it was the Van Gerwen show. The Dutchman recorded some impressive checkouts, including a 125, a 104 and a 140, to romp to a 6-1 victory.  

Winstanley wasn't bitter about his defeat, though, and he took to Twitter to congratulate Van Gerwen on a sensational performance:

Elsewhere, world No. 3 Adrian Lewis—per—crashed out to Ronnie Baxter in the third round, while fellow Premier League star Simon Whitlock fell to Christian Kist in the fourth. 

It's yet another win for Van Gerwen who, at 24 years of age, is showing the world why he's the ultimate contender to eclipse Phil Taylor's record of 16 world titles—per—just the 15 left to go to match him.

The way that Van Gerwen is dominating tournaments is reminiscent of the Taylor of old, and with more tournaments on the PDC schedule than ever before, Van Gerwen has enough talent and time to better the endless records set by The Power.

Next up for the Dutchman is Week 7 of the Betway Premier League in Leeds, where he takes on Scotsman Gary Anderson; and based on Sunday's performance, there's only going to be one winner on the First Direct Arena stage.