Draw Players Championship 20: Van Barneveld against Cross, two Dutch duels in the first round

Raymond van Barneveld drew heavily on Sunday in the first round of Players Championship 20. He was paired with former world champion Rob Cross in the draw. Geert Nentjes is also allowed to play, because he meets James Wade.

The draw also resulted in two Dutch duels. Danny Noppert, winner of the tournament on Saturday, opens against compatriot Kevin Doets. Berry van Peer starts off against Jermaine Wattimena.

Ron Meulenkamp, ​​Niels Zonneveld and Jimmy Hendriks have a seed for the first round. Meulenkamp plays against Ricky Evans, while Zonneveld faces Nathan Aspinall. Jimmy Hendriks crosses swords with Kim Huybrechts.

The other Dutch participants in Barnsley are Vincent van der Voort, Maik Kuivenhoven, Damian Mol, Danny van Trijp, Danny Jansen, Luc Peters, Martijn Kleermaker and Jeffrey de Zwaan.


An amount of £100,000 in prize money will be distributed at each Players Championship tournament. The winner of the event will receive a check for £12,000.

20 Players Championship draw

Last 128

Luke Humphries – | – Scott Waites

Mensur Suljovic – | – William O’Connor

Vincent van der Voort – | – Scott Mitchell

Brian Raman – | – Alan Soutar

Daryl Gurney – | – Cameron Menzies

Krzysztof Kciuk – | – Ted Evetts

Gabriel Clemens – | – Steve Lennon

William Borland – | – Luke Woodhouse

Joe Cullen – | – Ryan Joyce

John Brown – | – Kevin Burness

Brendan Dolan – | – Jose Justicia

Boris Koltsov – | – Steve West

Danny Noppert – | – Kevin Doets

Maik Kuivenhoven – | – Karel Sedlacek

Madar’s Razma – | – Darren Webster

Ian White – | – Boris Krcmar

Damon Heta – | – Gary Anderson

Damian Mol – | – Lewy Williams

Ricky Evans – | – Ron Meulenkamp

Geert De Vos – | – Ritchie Edhouse

Martin Schindler – | – Adam Hunt

Danny van Trijp – | – Jason Heaver

Martin Lukeman – | – Ricardo Pietreczko

Ross Montgomery – | – Danny Jansen

Ryan Searle – | – Rusty Rodriguez

Florian Hempel – | -John Henderson

Ross Smith – | – Mike De Decker

Brett Claydon – | – Steve Beaton

Krzysztof Ratajski – | – Peter Hudson

Bradley Brooks – | – Scott Williams

Andrew Gilding – | – Keegan Brown

Jules van Dongen – | – Luc Peters

Michael Smith – | – Jeff Smith

Gordon Mathers – | – Steve Haggerty

Keane Barry – | – Mario Vandenbogaerde

Vladimir Andersen – | – James Wilson

Jonny Clayton – | – Stu Wilson

Connor Scutt – | – Josh Rock

James Wade – | – Geert Nentjes

Tony Martinez – | – Jon Worsley

Peter Wright – | – Adam Gawlas

Nick Fullwell – | – Max Hopp

Adrian Lewis – | – Shaun Wilkinson

Mervyn King – | – Martijn Tailor

Dimitri Van den Bergh – | – Mickey Mansell

Stephen Burton – | – Radek Szaganski

Chris Dobey – | – Jack Main

Matthew Edgar – | – Pete Burgoyne

Rob Cross – | – Raymond van Barneveld

Berry van Peer – | – Jermaine Wattimena

Simon Whitlock – | – Richie Burnett

Jeffrey De Zwaan – | – Ryan Meikle

Dave Chisnall – | – Nathan Rafferty

David Evans – | – Matt Campbell

Stephen Bunting – | – Darius Labanauskas

George Killington – | – Jamie Hughes

Nathan Aspinall – | – Niels Zonneveld

Devon Petersen – | – Jim Williams

Rowby Rodriguez – | – Eddie Lovely

Jake Jones – | – John O’Shea

Jose de Sousa – | – Andy Boulton

Joe Murnan – | – Danny Baggish

Kim Huybrechts – | – Jimmy Hendriks

Lee Evans – | – Jamie Clark