Gerwyn Price has successfully retained his International Darts Open title after an 8-6 win over Rob Cross in the final, sealing the deal with a 108 checkout.
Price has been performing well all weekend and claims his second title in the European Tour a year after his first.
‘The Iceman’ lead on throw but Cross went 2-1 up with a 62 checkout. Price though hit 87 on the bullseye for 2-2.
Cross claimed a 4-2 lead though hitting a brilliant 148 checkout but he replied in style with a 121 checkout to make it 4-3.
Cross made it a two leg cushion at 5-3 with a 97 average to Price’s 99. He finally got back on level terms at 5-5 which was the turning point.
Price claimed a third straight leg and hit the front at 6-5. Cross didn’t allow him to gain any momentum though and he made it 6-6.
‘The Iceman’ took out 88 to go within touching distance at 7-6 ahead and from there he claimed the title.
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Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Daryl Gurney (91.31) 4-6 (100.23) Glen Durrant
Nathan Aspinall (91.89) 4-6 (94.27) Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright (100.2) 6-0 (83.04) Adrian Lewis
Rob Cross 6-1 Richard North
Glen Durrant (98.02) 3-7 (101.89) Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright (92.72) 6-7 (91.54) Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price (93.04) 8-6 (90.92) Rob Cross
Author: Samuel Gill