Dome set to feel The Power

Phil Taylor. Picture: Lawrence Lustig
Phil Taylor. Picture: Lawrence Lustig

PHIL Taylor will begin his defence of the Cash Converters Players Championship title he won in Doncaster last year at the Dome tomorrow night.

Taylor faces Terry Jenkins in the first round of the £250,000 tournament, screened live on ITV4.

The action gets underway tonight as 2010 winner Paul Nicholson begins his bid for a second win in the event against Bristol’s Steve Brown.

Dutch star Raymond van Barneveld clashes with Ronnie Baxter, Canada’s three-time world champion John Part meets Wolverhampton’s Wayne Jones and Wales’ former World Champion Richie Burnett plays UK Open runner-up Wes Newton on a fascinating opening night.

Friday’s remaining eight first round games include reigning champion Taylor against Jenkins, while Scotland’s world number four Gary Anderson plays Michael van Gerwen.

Saturday includes two second round sessions before the tournament comes to a climax with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final split across two sessions on Sunday.

Tickets are available for all sessions from the Doncaster Dome Box Office or by calling 01302 370 777, with a buy one, get one free offer available for tonight.