Gerwyn Price misses out on semi-finals despite emphatic win
News, Sport | Rhys Williams | Published: 14:05, Monday September 7th, 2020.
Last updated: 14:05, Monday September 7th, 2020
Gerwyn Price has missed out on a Premier League Darts semi-final place, despite an emphatic win over Gary Anderson.
Price, 35, from Markham, beat 49-year-old Anderson 8-3 in the 16th round of the competition on Saturday night (September 5), but results elsewhere meant the Iceman crashed out of the competition.
The win came a day after Price’s 7-7 draw with Michael Smith, who also missed out on semi-final place.
Price finished in fifth place in the table – with the top four players advancing to the semi-finals, which will be played at the O2 Arena in London on October 22.
Nathan Aspinall‘s win over table-topping Glen Durrant meant the Englishman clinched a third-place finish, with Anderson finishing fourth – two points ahead of Price.
Peter Wright, who is ranked second in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Order of Merit also made the semi-finals, but world number one Michael van Gerwen crashed out of the competition, finishing sixth – one place behind Price.
Posting on social media after his semi-final hopes had ended, Price said he was “gutted not to qualify”, but praised the four semi-finalists for their performances in the competition.
Price added: “Despite everything, what a great Premier League 2020 for all players.”
The first six rounds of the competition were played before the UK went into lockdown in March, with the remainder of the competition suspended.
Play resumed on August 25, with games played most nights until September 5.
During that time, Price played ten games – winning five, drawing two and losing three.
Overall, Price won six games, drew five and lost five, finishing on 17 points.
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