Gerwyn Price has won his first darts title since becoming world champion.
World number one Price, 36, beat Luke Humphries in the Players Championship 6 final on Wednesday night (March 17) – winning a £10,000 prize in the process.
En route to the final, the Iceman beat Chris Dobey in the first round, before overcoming Andrew Gilding in a tight second round clash.
He then went on to beat Rowby-John Rodriguez and Scott Mitchell to set up a quarter-final clash with world number eight Michael Smith.
Price, from Markham, defeated Smith 6-3, setting up a semi-final clash with Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan.
Dolan beat Price on Tuesday (March 16) and went on to win the Players Championship that night.
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But Price avenged the defeat, beating Dolan in the deciding leg to book his place in the final, where he earned an 8-5 win over Humphries – who beat former world champions Raymond van Barneveld, Peter Wright on his way to the final.
After his win, Price said: “I’m enjoying darts and playing well. Every game I play is really tough because everyone’s raising their game against me.
“It brings the best out of me and it’s another win for me, so hopefully I can push on from here and pick up a couple more.
“I’ve been playing pretty decent – sometimes I miss a couple of doubles, if you give people chances they’re going to take them and Brendan did exactly that yesterday.
“Obviously everyone’s out to beat you and I’ve got a big target on my back, but it’s nice to get another win under my belt. I’m playing well but people are playing well against me as well.”
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