The inaugural Premier League knockout saw the top 8 players from the Premier League over the first 4 tours split into two groups, based on their final standing. The groups were as follows:
|GROUP 1||GROUP 2|
|ADAM DAVIS||STEVE PETTY|
|GIUSEPPE D’IMPERIO||ALEX LEWIS|
|TOM COUSINS||PHIL HARRISON|
|MATT BRIERLEY||DAVE FERNANDEZ|
Two players from each group would progress through to the semi-finals, where the money would start and a straight KO would decide the eventual winner. In order to progress to this stage each player would need to win two matches.
The first set of games was a tight affair with 3 matches ending 8-6 and a deciding frame win for Steve Petty over Alex Lewis.
The next set saw D’Imperio edge a long game against Cousins 8-6 to go through to the KO. In group 2 Petty ran out an impressive 8-3 winner against Harrison and two players departed the event, Matt Brierley who lost out 8-6 to Adam Davis and Dave Fernandez who was demolished by Alex Lewis 8-0.
This set up the final round of games to make the semi-final line-up. Cousins ran out an 8-3 winner against an under par Davis who had just come off a semi-final loss in the main tour. Harrison ran out the same score against Lewis to book his place.
The semi-finals on the Sunday morning was an unsurprisingly tight affair with such quality on show. Petty vs Cousins was the stream game and can be seen on our YouTube page (). A high quality match saw Petty run out an 8-6 victor. He had to wait for his final opponent as Harrison and D’Imperio were locked in a tense battle that eventually saw Harrison edge it 8-7. The final was again streamed and is available to be viewed on our YouTube channel. Here Steve Petty showed his class and ensured that he didn’t leave the 2017 season without a title to his name by running out an 8-3 winner against an admittedly below par Phil Harrison for the second time after having previously beat him to the same score line in the group stages. Petty’s efforts saw him pick up a cheque for £2000 with Harrison having the consolation of £1000 to add to his previous night’s tour winnings!