Gerwyn Price has become the first Welsh player to win the bwin Grand Slam of Darts.
Price came from behind in a fiery affair to defeat Scotsman Gary Anderson 16-13 in the final in Wolverhampton yesterday (Sunday, November 18).
The Welshman also becomes the first player to lift the Eric Bristow trophy, named in honour of the legendary darts player who died earlier this year.
Price, 33, was born in Markham, near Blackwood, and is a former rugby player with Welsh Premier Division sides Neath and Cross Keys.
His victory sees him win £112,500 in prize money and rise to sixth in the world rankings.
He said: “It’s pushed me right up the ranking table, the money is good but this trophy – the first ever Eric Bristow Trophy – probably means more to me than anything.
“Nobody can ever take that away from me.
“I was pretty confident at the beginning of the week and I knew that I had a good chance of getting to the final, and I knew that the final was going to be tough.
“I was chasing Gary for most of the game and I knew if I just stuck with him until the end that there would be a few chances. One or two came along and I took them.”
Price was booed by the crowd at Aldersley Leisure Village, but admitted it helped spur him on.
He said: “I do what I do because it gets me going – people either love it or they hate it.
“I’m up there to do my own thing. I’m just playing my own game and when I’m on the oche it’s my go. I don’t rush anybody else who’s slow.
“I don’t dislike Gary (Anderson), I just dislike the way that he thinks about me. My game is my game, just play your own.”