NORTH Yorkshire pair Martyn Turner and Terry Temple suffered first round exits during the PDC’s opening Players Championship events in Barnsley.

Turner lost 6-2 to world number 22 Paul Nicholson during the first tournament and then went down 6-3 to 1996 BDO world champion Steve Beaton.

Whitwell-on-the-Hill’s Temple, meanwhile, lost to three-time world champion John Part 6-3 having been knocked out by Bradford’s Joe Cullen 6-2 a day earlier.