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Andy Hamilton takes first PDC Pro Tour Title in Gibraltar.

ANDY HAMILTON picked up his first PDC Pro Tour title with a 3-1 win over Colin Lloyd in Sunday’s Players Championship in Gibraltar.

The Stoke star overcame Andy Smith, Roland Scholten, Terry Jenkins and Alan Warriner-Little on his way to the final.

There, he took the first five legs without reply against the former World Number One, to put himself 2-0 up and within touching distance of the win.


Lloyd hit back to stay in the match on double four and then matched Hamilton blow for blow – the pair began with 180s – to win the deciding leg of the third set.

A third maximum of the game gave Hamilton the edge in the first leg of set four, which he won on double eight, and he then sealed the ?5,000 first prize on double 16 after Lloyd missed two darts at double top.

Lloyd avenged Saturday’s loss to Adrian Lewis in the quarter-finals with a victory at the same stage 24 hours later, and he overcame Colin Osborne in the semi-finals.

Michael van Gerwen ended Raymond van Barneveld’s winning run with a superb 3-0 victory over the World Champion.

The 17-year-old had inflicted van Barneveld’s last defeat – in a Players Championship in Holland last November – and dropped only one leg in repeating the feat against Saturday’s winner.

The young Dutchman was eventually beaten by on-song Alan Warriner-Little, who enjoyed a run to the last four and also defeated Gary Welding, Wayne Mardle and John Part on the day.

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