Price regains World Series of Darts Finals crown and silences home crowd with thrilling victory over Van Duijvenbode

Sealing the title back in 2020, Gerwyn Price is once again the World Series of Darts Finals champion silencing the home crowd in Amsterdam in a thrilling 11-10 win over Dirk van Duijvenbode.

Leading for the most part, Van Duijvenbode looked handily placed but faltered at the final hurdle and after being heckled and whistled at throughout the tie, Price took great delight in sinking the winning double and taking home another TV title with heartbreak for 'The Titan'.

Both exchanged holds to begin the tie with Van Duijvenbode hitting a 180 and 53 checkout to go 2-1 up. Price continued that theme with a 14-dart hold with a 76 checkout.

He hit a 180 but the crowd got on his back and he slipped into the double 15 on 56 busting allowing Van Duijvenbode a chance to hold but he chased around the board allowing Price to hit double 12 to sit 3-2 up at the interval.

Van Duijvenbode on return though had the chance to go 5-4 up but spurned darts only for Price to do the same on 58 and ‘The Titan’ pinned double four to go ahead.

Price hit a last dart double six to not allow Van Duijvenbode the chance to go 6-4 up and it was locked at 5-5.

A 12-darter though saw Van Duijvenbode sneak ahead though at 6-5. Again they went though as Price made it 6-6. Composing himself, Van Duijvenbode hit double 16 to go 7-6 up.

But just as it looked like Van Duijvenbode was going to break again, Price produced a blockbuster 146 checkout to make it 7-7.

A 112 checkout saw Van Duijvenbode keep up his momentum to make it 8-7 going into the final part of the match. On return, Van Duijvenbode attacked the throw leaving 82 only for Price to hit back with a 121 checkout on the bull to dampen the charge at 8-8.

Missing a dart from 66, Van Duijvenbode was made to pay with Price hitting a 115 checkout to go 9-8 up. Back came Dirk though with 180’s back to back to leave 59 as he broke back at 9-9.

Both locked at 265 a piece in the leg, Price couldn’t leave a finish giving Van Duijvenbode six at 170 which he missed on the bull before returning to go one away at 10-9.

Price sent it all the way with one leg between them for the title. But Van Duijvenbode was left frustrated after a poor scoring leg at the wrong time.

Price had first shot at the title from 90 and with the crowd on his back, he pinned double 15.

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