Gerwyn Price beats Peter Wright at the International Darts Open in Riesa to remain world number 1 | Darts News – NewsRaiser


Gerwyn Price claimed victory at the International Darts Open on Sunday night (Photo courtesy of: Kais Bodensieck/PDC Europe)

Gerwyn Price beat Peter Wright 8-4 in the final of the 2022 Darts International Open in Riesa on Sunday to retain his world No.1 spot.

The final of the first European Tour event of the year saw the world’s two best go head-to-head, with the winner taking the top spot on the PDC’s Order of Merit, as well as the title and winner’s prize of 25 £000.

A high-quality final saw both players average over 106, but Price’s deadly accuracy on the outside ring saw him miss just one attempt to double up to lift the title for the third time in four years ahead of 2 000 fans at the Sachsenarena.

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“I told Peter he will have to wait another week [to become world number one] joked Price, who last suffered a loss at a European Tour event in 2020.

“There was a lot of pressure on me in that final with the world number one spot, so I’m proud of myself tonight.

“I’ve played here four times and won three; I thank the public enormously for the welcome they gave me and the way they supported the two players in the final. »

The Welshman beat Australian Damon Heta in the last 16 on Sunday afternoon before wins over Danny Noppert and the return of Nathan Aspinall in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

Peter Wright (left) will now have to wait until the UK Open next weekend for his next shot at becoming world No.

Peter Wright (left) will now have to wait until the UK Open next weekend for his next shot at becoming world No.

Wright remains on course to become world number one for the first time in his career, but will have to wait until at least the UK Open next weekend.

“I have to fight to become world number one, I know it won’t be given to me,” Wright said.

“Gerwyn showed tonight why he is world number one and a former world champion; he never gives up, he always fights.

“But I’m after him, and hopefully I can do enough over the next few weeks. »

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Darts International Open
Sunday February 27
Afternoon session
Third round

Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Joe Cullen
James Wade 6-1 Kim Huybrechts
Danny Noppert 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Damon Heta
Dimitri Vanden Bergh 6-1 Brian Raman
Jonny Clayton 6-4 Lewy Williams
Peter Wright 6-2 Niko Springer
Michael Smith 6-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode

evening session
Quarter-finals
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 James Wade
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Danny Noppert
Jonny Clayton 6-4 Dimitri Vanden Bergh
Peter Wright 6-5 Michael Smith

Semi-finals
Gerwyn Price 7-3 Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright 7-3 Jonny Clayton

Final
Gerwyn Price 8-4 Peter Wright

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