Gerwyn Price is the Gibraltar Darts Trophy champion (Picture: PDC Europe)
Gerwyn Price is the Gibraltar Darts Trophy champion (Picture: PDC Europe)

Darts results: Gerwyn Price wins Gibraltar Darts Trophy after 8-0 final romp


Gerwyn Price completed a European Tour double with a fine success in the Gibraltar Darts Trophy, emphatically defeating Mensur Suljovic 8-0 in Sunday's final.

The World Champion had taken victory in the Hungarian Darts Trophy earlier this month, and sealed the ยฃ25,000 title in the year's second - and final - European Tour event.

Price performed superbly throughout the weekend, following up Saturday's second round win over Florian Hempel with a 102 average in his last 16 defeat of Damon Heta.

He improved on that to defy Michael van Gerwen's 105 average in a thrilling quarter-final which went to a deciding leg, before seeing off Nathan Aspinall 7-3 in the semi-finals.

The final proved a one-sided affair, with Suljovic's missed doubles in the opening two legs giving Price the opportunity to move 2-0 up.

A 70 finish gave Price the third leg, and he posted tops and double ten to claim a five-leg lead before accelerating to the winning line with legs of 11, 12 and 12 darts - finishing 94, 95 and 82 in the process of completing a fifth European Tour triumph.

"It's been a brilliant weekend," said Price, who now sets his sights on defending his BoyleSports World Grand Prix title from October 3-9 in Leicester.

"In the final Mensur wasn't the player I know he can be, but I played fantastic in the semi-final, final and quarter-final so I'm thankful for that.

"This weekend I played really well all the way through and I think I'm a deserved winner."

Price had withdrawn from the Viaplay Nordic Darts Masters last weekend following the first round due to an elbow problem, and had a cortisone injection this week before heading to Gibraltar.

"It wasn't very good in the World Cup, I could feel it then," said Price. "[The Nordic Darts Masters] wasn't a ranked event, and I knew I had to prepare for this week, next week and all the big tournaments coming up.

"It worked. A lot of people doubted what I did but I knew what I had to do."

Suljovic had also reached the final of the Cazoo World Cup of Darts a fortnight ago, and enjoyed his best run in a Singles event for two years as he won through to another decider.

The Austrian followed up Saturday's narrow defeat of Kim Huybrechts by dropping just three legs to see off Jose de Sousa and Krzysztof Ratajski, and then overcame Simon Whitlock 7-5 in the semi-finals.

Whitlock enjoyed his best run for ten months, but fell short of claiming BoyleSports World Grand Prix qualification with his semi-final exit.

Aspinall averaged over 107 in his brilliant third round win over top seed Joe Cullen, and then defeated UK Open champion James Wade to reach the semis.

2021 Gibraltar Darts Trophy results

Friday September 24
First Round (Best of 11 legs)
Afternoon Session (1200 BST)

  • Andreas Harrysson 6-3 Keane Barry
  • Martijn Kleermaker 5-6 Joe Murnan
  • Adam Hunt 6-0 Geert Nentjes
  • Justin Broton 1-6 Adam Smith-Neale
  • Ryan Murray 5-6 Ted Evetts
  • Patrik Kovacs 4-6 Rob Cross
  • John Henderson 2-6 Boris Krcmar
  • Mervyn King 6-0 Craig Galliano

Evening Session (1800 BST)

  • Stephen Bunting 5-6 Florian Hempel
  • Dyson Parody 4-6 Kenny Neyens
  • Ryan Searle 6-5 Martin Schindler
  • Wayne Jones 1-6 Simon Whitlock
  • Boris Koltsov 2-6 Kim Huybrechts
  • Callan Rydz 6-1 Justin Hewitt
  • Ritchie Edhouse 6-4 Steve Beaton
  • Luke Humphries 4-6 Gabriel Clemens

Saturday September 25
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1200 BST)

  • Ted Evetts 6-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Brendan Dolan 6-1 Mervyn King
  • Danny Noppert 6-2 Andreas Harrysson
  • Damon Heta 6-3 Adam Hunt
  • Mensur Suljovic 6-5 Kim Huybrechts
  • Simon Whitlock 6-2 Michael Smith
  • James Wade 6-5 Boris Krcmar
  • Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Ryan Searle

Evening Session (1800 BST)

  • Adam Smith-Neale 6-4 Jonny Clayton
  • Jose de Sousa 6-0 Kenny Neyens
  • Gabriel Clemens 6-3 Devon Petersen
  • Callan Rydz 6-3 Peter Wright
  • Gerwyn Price 6-1 Florian Hempel
  • Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Rob Cross
  • Joe Cullen 6-1 Joe Murnan
  • Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Ritchie Edhouse

Sunday September 26
Afternoon Session (1200 BST)
Third Round (Best of 11 legs)

  • Simon Whitlock 6-4 Ted Evetts
  • Brendan Dolan 6-1 Callan Rydz
  • Krzysztof Ratajski 6-2 Adam Smith-Neale
  • Mensur Suljovic 6-1 Jose de Sousa
  • Gerwyn Price 6-3 Damon Heta
  • Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Danny Noppert
  • James Wade 6-3 Gabriel Clemens
  • Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Joe Cullen

Evening Session (1800 BST)

Quarter-finals (Best of 11 legs)

  • Simon Whitlock 6-4 Brendan Dolan
  • Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Krzysztof Ratajski
  • Gerwyn Price 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
  • Nathan Aspinall 6-2 James Wade

Semi-finals (Best of 13 legs)

  • Mensur Suljovic 7-5 Simon Whitlock
  • Gerwyn Price 7-3 Nathan Aspinall

Final (Best of 15 legs)

  • Gerwyn Price 8-0 Mensur Suljovic

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