Gerwyn Price defended his International Darts Open title with victory over Rob Cross and for the Welsh thrower he was over the moon.

Price added that from his perspective a change of Darts has done him good and has put him well on the way to winning this past weekend.

He also spoke about picking and choosing and admitted he may now miss the Players Championship double header next week after claiming the title.

“It’s the first time I’ve defended a title, so I’m over the moon,” said Price.

“Every game is like that [final] for me now and when I play people like Glen and the top players in the world like Rob, it’s never going to be easy. I’m happy to get over the winning line.

“I had three weeks off and after the break I wasn’t very confident – I changed my darts, had a new set of darts and it seemed to work for me.

“I usually start pretty well at the beginning of the year and then taper off, hopefully that’s a bit different this year. I’m a bit more confident now after winning this one.

“Maybe [I’ll have] a weekend off next week and then I can look forward to Gibraltar and the rest of the year.”

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Author: Samuel Gill