JAMIE CAVEN won his second Players Championship of the year, edging out Ronnie Baxter 6-5 in Sunday's final at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
The Derby ace followed up his victory in Canada in August with the narrowest of wins against Baxter to take his fourth PDC title, and make the best possible preparation for Monday's Bodog.com World Grand Prix opener against Andy Smith.
Caven could well have suffered defeat in a dramatic final against Baxter, who missed two darts to win the deciding leg before his opponent hit double top at the first time of asking to win the £6,000 first prize.
Whitlock Prevails In Dublin
02 Oct 2010
SIMON WHITLOCK won his fifth Players Championship title of 2010 with a 6-1 defeat of Dennis Priestley in Saturday's event at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
The Australian, who picked up four wins in just over a month earlier this year, prepared in ideal fashion for next week's Bodog.com World Grand Prix with the triumph over Priestley.