Gerwyn Price’s 17-match winning streak has come to an end after defeat to eventual champion Devon Petersen in the German Darts Championship on Saturday (September 26).
Price, 35, entered the competition in the second round, where he took a 5-1 lead over his South African opponent before succumbing to a 6-5 defeat, which knocked him out of the competition.
Defeat meant Price, who entered the competition on the back of a World Series finals triumph and back-to-back PDC Autumn Series title wins, was unable to win a fourth successive PDC tournament in Hildesheim, Germany.
The first of Price’s Autumn Series title wins came following a comeback victory over Petersen in the final.
Price, from Markham, finished 110, 140 and 116 as he opened up a 5-1 lead, only to see Petersen respond with legs of 14, 14, 12 and 13 darts to level the contest.
Price had missed one match dart for victory in leg nine, and was unable to take out 105 in the decider as Petersen stepped in to pin a third-dart double 18 to secure the win.
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Following the defeat, Price tweeted: “Oh well can’t really say much fair play to Devon. Good luck for the rest of the tournament
“Thanks everyone for the continued support.”
Petersen said: “Gerwyn is a phenomenal player, we saw him win the World Series last week and he’s box office.
“Today I thought it should be the day where we go face-to-face. Luckily for me we got to five-all, and I had that opportunity to finish him off.”
After his win over Price, Petersen went on to beat Rob Cross 6-5, Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 in the quarter finals and then Dutchman Danny Noppert 7-4 in the semi-finals.
Petersen then beat Jonny Clayton 8-3 in the final to win the competition.
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