Gerwyn Price’s record fine for behaviour during the Grand Slam final has been halved after an appeal, it has been revealed.
Price was fined a total of £21,500 and imposed a suspension of 3 months after the committee found that he had brought the sport into disrepute; with his actions during his Grand Slam of Darts ties against Simon Whitlock and Gary Anderson last November.
This was a record fine imposed by the DRA (Darts Regulation Authority); on 17th July the Appeals Committee delivered their verdict on the appeal after convening a committee comprising of three independent members.
In conclusion, they rejected his appeal as they ‘found that many of the grounds of the appeal were completely without merit’; as well as ‘contradicted by the papers in the case’. Despite that though there was good news for Price.
One of the counts was reduced from £8,000 to £4,000 and on count 2 it went from £12,000 to £6,000 meaning a total of £10,000 with the others remaining unchanged as seen below:
The sanctions as revised by the Appeals Committee are:
1. For Bringing the game into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Quarter Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £4,000;
2. For Bringing the sport into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £6,000;
3. Mr Price will also be suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanction events for a period of 3 months. This will be suspended for a period of 6 months until 11 July 2019 (this suspension has now expired); and,
4. For the inappropriate posts on social media Mr Price is to pay a fine of £1,500 and warned as to his future behaviour.
On 5th August 2019 the Appeals Committee ruled that Mr Price is to pay a total of £2,325.24 towards the costs of the appeal process.
Author: Samuel Gill