Gerwyn Price made a remarkable move at Players Championship 1 on Monday by withdrawing from his match against Brendan Dolan halfway through. Afterwards, "The Iceman" lashed out hard at the PDC, the organizer of the Players Championship tournaments.
Price won in his first two rounds over Karel Sedlacek (6-5) and Matthew Dennant (6-2), and also threw an average of 110.77 in his match against Dennant. In his third round match against Brendan Dolan, the Welshman was trailing 4-2 after six legs when he suddenly refused to finish the match.
''Absolutely pathetic conditions,'' Price then fumed on his Instagram Stories. ''Travel all the way to Wigan to play in a professional game and we have to play in less than amateur conditions."
The former world champion decided to make a point by leaving the tournament for that reason. He is also missing Tuesday during Players Championship 2. ''Never have I ever given a game up,'' Price continued. ''Well that's me out to tomorrow (Tuesday) as well. Gutted because my game was really good today and I rely on these events so much.''
Price did not divulge any information about what he said was bad about the conditions in Wigan. However, several people involved have told Dartsnews.com that the extreme cold in the playing venue is a possible reason that forced Price to leave the tournament.