Gerwyn Price has continued his winning form with victory in the World Series of Darts finals in Salzburg, Austria on Sunday (September 20).
Price, who went into the tournament on the back of two PDC Autumn Series wins in Germany last week, came from 8-4 down to beat Rob Cross 11-9 in the final.
The 35-year-old, from Markham, scooped a £70k prize as he extended his winning streak to 17 matches.
Fans were in attendance during the competition – the first time spectators have been present at a PDC event in six months.
Price kicked off the series with a win against Dutchman Vincent van der Voort, who is ranked 28th in the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation) order of merit.
The Iceman then faced Nathan Aspinall in the quarter-finals, where he clinched the win in the deciding leg after a missed match dart from the Englishman.
In the semi-finals, Price proved too strong for reigning world champion Peter Wright – winning 11-6.
After beating Cross in the final, Price said he was “really happy and a bit relieved”.
He said: “From 8-4 down I’m proud of myself to dig deep once again like I have in a few games over the last couple of weeks.
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“Early on in the final I thought I was playing brilliant – I should have been at least 4-1 up but I knew that Rob was going to come out firing and when he banged in that 144 I knew I was in for a tough game.
“In the middle part of the game I was beating myself up and let Rob get in front, but I stuck in there until the end and got over the winning line.”
World number three Price added: “I never give up any more and I always believe that as long as there’s one leg to go I can still win, and I stuck in there until the end.
“I’m playing well, practising well and giving 100% every single time. Whoever’s going to beat me is going to have to play really well and take their chances, because if not then I will.
“I wouldn’t say I’m the best player in the world now, but I believe that my A-game is better than anybody else’s. That’s all that matters, I’m confident with my own game.”
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