Bedlington’s Chris ‘Hollywood’ Dobey reached the last 8 of the PDC Players Championship Finals this weekend gone. The PDC ace was in fine form despatching Ron ‘The Bomb’ Meulenkamp in Round 1 by 6 legs to 3.
Dobey kicked off the second round on the Main Stage vs Dave Chisnall in the afternoon session. He carried on his consistent scoring to defeat the St Helen’s man by the same scoreline as Round 1.
Moving onto the evening session and back on the Main Stage in front of a capacity crowd of 5,000, he was up against in form player, James Wade. The match was nip and tuck throughout with Dobey battling through to defeat ‘The Machine’ 10-9 to make it to the last 8 of the tournament.
Chris entered the last day of the competition in high spirits but was swept aside by the eventual winner, Daryl Gurney by 10 legs to 2.
A fantastic £12,500 added to his rankings and a superb run just in time for the World Championships.
Fellow North-East players Adam Hunt & Ryan Joyce made their Players Championships debuts and both bowed out in Round 1, but with valuable money added to their Order of Merit.