Gerwyn Price has claimed a fourth ranking title of the year at Players Championship 27 and a third on the ProTour after seeing off an in-form Krzysztof Ratajski in a final not short of needle and drama in Dublin.
Price was 6-1 up against the Polish Eagle who was defending a perfect record in PDC finals and seemingly on his way to another Players Championship title only for Ratajski to storm back into the tie.
It all began at 6-2 when Ratajski slammed in a 170 checkout and from there he won six legs in a row to go 7-6 up in an exchange which also included a warning to both players about celebrating with Price looking rattled.
The Pole had the upperhand at that point but Price used his aggression to his advantage slamming in a 121 checkout, he refused to show respect when they began the final leg and he claimed it before seeing off Ratajski in the deciding leg. He let out a roar afterwards as he got over the line.
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Players Championship 27
Gerwyn Price 8 | 7 Krzysztof Ratajski
Krzysztof Ratajski 7 | 3 Mensur Suljovic
Gerwyn Price 7 | 6 Ryan Joyce
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 0 Scott Taylor
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 3 Robert Owen
Gerwyn Price 6 | 4 Cristo Reyes
Nathan Aspinall 3 | 6 Ryan Joyce
Scott Taylor 6 | 3 Michael Smith
Mensur Suljovic 6 | 5 Vincent van der Voort
Robert Owen 6 | 2 Mark McGeeney
Krzysztof Ratajski 6 | 5 Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price 6 | 4 Jermaine Wattimena
Cristo Reyes 6 | 3 Ted Evetts
Nathan Aspinall 6 | 3 Daryl Gurney
Ryan Joyce 6 | 5 Danny Noppert
Author: Samuel Gill