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Terrific Terry Jenkins Celebrates Birthday With Players Championship Win + Grand Prix Qualification Update

Terry Jenkins celebrated his 52nd Birthday in style at the Barnsley Metrodome as he beat Peter Wright in the final of Players Championship 15 6-4 to scoop the £10,000 prize as the race for World Grand Prix qualification continued.

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‘The Bull’ saw off Jim Walker and Colin Lloyd in last-leg deciders in the first and second rounds before beating Andy Smith in the third round. The last sixteen saw him face Daryl Gurney, who he beat 6-3 to set up a quarter-final clash with Brendan Dolan, who he brushed aside 6-1. He then beat Kim Huybrechts 6-4 to book his place in the final.

Peter Wright was his final opponent of the day, and make sure of the victory in Barnsley, averaging an impressive 108 for a special Birthday Barnsley win to see of ‘Snakebite’ 6-4.

The cut-off for qualification for the World Grand Prix is on Sunday following the conclusion of Players Championship 16. Jamie Caven, Joe Murnan and Keegan Brown crashed out in the first round while Jamie Lewis, Mark Webster and Andrew Gilding made it through to the third round.

Here is how the six competitors fighting for five places performed on Saturday and the updated provisional standings:

First Round:
Joe Murnan 3-6 Christian Kist
Mark Webster 6-3 Dimitri van den Bergh
Jamie Caven 3-6 Wayne Jones
Andrew Gilding 6-4 Eddie Dootson
Keegan Brown 1-6 Nigel Heydon
Jamie Lewis 6-3 Darren Johnson

Second Round:
Mark Webster 6-3 James Wilson
Andrew Gilding 6-2 Tony Richardson
Jamie Lewis 6-3 Shaun Griffiths

Third Round:
Cristo Reyes 6-2 Andrew Gilding
Peter Wright 6-1 Mark Webster
Robert Thornton 6-4 Jamie Lewis

Players Championship 15 Earnings:
Joe Murnan: £0
Mark Webster: £750
Jamie Caven: £0
Andrew Gilding: £750
Keegan Brown: £0
Jamie Lewis: £750

Updated World Grand Prix Qualification Race (Players Championship 16 Money To Be Added)
Players Marked With * Are Provisional Qualifiers
24 Beaton, Steve * £23,250
24 Gilding, Andrew * £23,250
26 Lewis, Jamie * £22,750
27 Murnan, Joe * £22,500
28 Brown, Keegan * £22,500
29 Webster, Mark * £22,500
30 Caven, Jamie £21,500

As it stands, in order to qualify, Jamie Caven will need to earn at least £1,000 more than Joe Murnan, Keegan Brown or Mark Webster. That means that he will need to make the last sixteen to stand a chance. If he makes the last sixteen and one of those three players fails to make it through to the third round then Caven will qualify.

Raymond van Barneveld picked up £250 whilst challenger for a seeded spot Vincent van der Voort picked up £0 as he was knocked out in the first round. With a decent run tomorrow, Barney’s Grand Prix place will be as good as guaranteed.

Andrew Gilding Jamie Caven Jamie Lewis Joe Murnan Keegan Brown Mark Webster Terry Jenkins

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