Price ‘confident’ after Grand Slam glory
Gerwyn Price stated he was ‘confident’ ahead of the upcoming Players Championship Finals and the World Championship after his victory at the Grand Slam of Darts.
Price reigning supreme in Sunday’s Grand Slam of Darts final against Gary Anderson after already pulling off victories over Mensur Suljovic, Simon Whitlock and Josh Payne following his success in Group F.
Despite a thrilling final that saw Price come out a narrow winner, the final will be remembered for all the wrong reasons with Price and Anderson having their moments throughout the duration of the affair.
‘The Iceman’, who became the first ever Welshman to win a major event within the PDC, was delighted when speaking to Josh Phillips of the PDC following his win, “It’s pushed me right up the ranking table, the money is good but this trophy – the first ever Eric Bristow Trophy – probably means more to me than anything.
“I was pretty confident at the beginning of the week and I knew that I had a good chance of getting to the final, and I knew that the final was going to be tough.
“I was chasing Gary for most of the game and I knew if I just stuck with him until the end that there would be a few chances. One or two came along and I took them.”
After lifting the coveted Eric Bristow Trophy in Wolverhampton, Markham’s Price will participate in this weekend’s Players Championship Finals where 64 throwers will contest for over £400,000 in prize money throughout three days of high-quality darts.
Price added: “We’ve got the Players Championship Finals and that’s going to be a tough tournament.
“It’s a long weekend but I’m building – there’s a lot of confidence coming off this and I’m confident for the World Championship.
“I’m looking forward to the next two tournaments, it’s going to be good.”
Price will open his campaign on Friday evening as he takes on Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajski who claimed £20,000 in the final two Players Championship events of the year, both of which he won the title.
After a thrilling final at the Grand Slam of Darts the entirety of the game has been referred to the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) due to the shenanigans that took place during Price and Anderson’s meeting.