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Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright is the William Hill World Champion after a Wonderfull display against Michael van Gerwen in the New Years Day final.

 

Wright took the first set in a decider by landing double top at the first attempt – but only after Van Gerwen had missed a dart at the bullseye for a 170 checkout.The Scotsman crucially broke his opponent’s throw in the second leg of set two with a 12-darter before doubling his lead on tops.

Van Gerwen announced his presence in the final with a dominant third set, in which he used just 37 darts to complete a whitewash. Wright missed the opportunity to restore a two-set lead when he missed a dart at double top to take out 102, allowing Van Gerwen to land double eight to level up the match.

The Dutchman was made to pay for six missed darts at double to lead the fifth set, which Wright went on to take 3-1 with the aid of a 10-darter and a set-sealing 96 finish. It was Wright’s turn to complete a whitewash set as he produced a brace of 81 checkouts, followed by an 80 finish to regain a two-set cushion.

An 84 checkout on the bullseye saw Van Gerwen take a 2-1 lead in the seventh set, which he immediately sealed with a ruthless 11-darter. Wright came from 2-1 behind to win the following set in an edgy deciding leg, in which Van Gerwen missed a dart a tops for parity before the Scot pinned double 16 to increase his lead to 5-3 in sets.

Both players had the chance to take the set, but crucially Wright returned to secure the set and put him one set away. Wright took the first leg against the throw in set 10 only to see Van Gerwen take it back, and just missing double 12 for a 9 darter.

Wright took leg 3 tp put him one leg away, which he took with double ten to win his first World Crown.

Wednesday January 1st

Evening Session (19.00 GMT)

Final (13)
Michael van Gerwen 3-7 Peter Wright

Format:

First Round – Best of five sets (no tie-break)
Second Round – Best of five sets
Third Round – Best of seven sets
Fourth Round – Best of seven sets
Quarter-Finals – Best of nine sets
Semi-Finals – Best of 11 sets
Final – Best of 13 sets

A tie-break will be in operation in all round from the second round onwards, where the final set must be won by two clear legs. If the score reaches five-all, the 11th leg will be a sudden-death leg.

Prize Fund:

Winner – £500,000
Runner-up – £200,000
Semi-final – £100,000
Quarter-final – £50,000
Fourth round – £35,000
Third round – £25,000
Second round – £15,000
First round – £7,500

Semi Finals

(12) Nathan Aspinall 3-6 Michael van Gerwen (1)
(7) Peter Wright 6-3 Gerwyn Price (3)

Quarter Finals

(1) Michael van Gerwen 5-2 Darius Labanauskas
(12) Nathan Aspinall 5-3 (29) Dimitri van den Bergh
Luke Humphries 3-5 (7) Peter Wright
(27) Glen Durrant 1-5 (3) Gerwyn Price

Fourth Round

(1) Michael van Gerwen 4-0 (17) Stephen Bunting
Steve Beaton 2-4 Darius Labanauskas
(5) Gary Anderson 2-4 (12) Nathan Aspinall
(29) Dimitri van den Bergh 4-3 (13) Adrian Lewis
Kim Huybrechts 1-4 Luke Humphries
(7) Peter Wright 4-3 (23) Jeffrey de Zwaan
(27) Glen Durrant 4-3 (22) Chris Dobey
(3) Gerwyn Price 4-2 (14) Simon Whitlock

Third Round

(1) Michael van Gerwen 4-0 (32) Ricky Evans
(16) Jonny Clayton 0-4 (17) Stephen Bunting
(8) James Wade 2-4 (25) Steve Beaton
Darius Labanauskas 4-2 (24) Max Hopp
(5) Gary Anderson 4-3 Ryan Searle
(12) Nathan Aspinall 4-3 (21) Krzysztof Ratajski
Luke Woodhouse 2-4 (29) Dimitri an den Bergh
(13) Adrian Lewis 4-3 (20) Darren Webster
Kim Huybrechts 4-2 (31) Danny Noppert
Nico Kurz 2-4 Luke Humphries
(7) Peter Wright 4-2 Seigo Asada
(10) Dave Chisnall 3-4 (23) Jeffrey de Zwaan
(6) Daryl Gurney 2-4 (27) Glen Durrant
Fallon Sherrock 2-4 (22) Chris Dobey
(3) Gerwyn Price 4-0 (30) John Henderson
(14) Simon Whitlock 4-1 (19) Mervyn King

Second Round

(1) Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Jelle Klaasen
(32) Ricky Evans 3-1 Mark McGeeney
(16) Jonny Clayton 3-0 Jan Dekker
(17) Stephen Bunting 3-2 Jose Justicia
(8) James Wade 3-0 Ritchie Edhouse
(25) Steve Beaton 3-1 Kyle Anderson
(9) Ian White 1-3 Darius Labanauskas
(24) Max Hopp 3-2 Benito van de Pas
(5) Gary Anderson 3-0 Brendan Dolan
(28) Steve West 0-3 Ryan Searle
(12) Nathan Aspinall 3-1 Danny Baggish
(21) Krzysztof Ratajski 3-1 Zoran Lerchbacher
(4) Michael Smith 1-3 Luke Woodhouse
(29) Dimitri Van den Bergh 3-0 Josh Payne
(13) Adrian Lewis 3-2 Cristo Reyes
(20) Darren Webster 3-0 Yuki Yamada
(2) Rob Cross 0-3 Kim Huybrechts
(31) Danny Noppert 3-2 Callan Rydz
(15) Joe Cullen 1-3 Nico Kurz
(18) Jermaine Wattimena 2-3 Luke Humphries
(7) Peter Wright 3-2 Noel Malicdem
(26) Keegan Brown 2-3 Seigo Asada
(10) Dave Chisnall 3-1 Vincent van der Voort
(23) Jeffrey de Zwaan 3-2 Darin Young
(6) Daryl Gurney 3-0 Justin Pipe
(27) Glen Durrant 3-0 Damon Heta
(11) Mensur Suljovic 1-3 Fallon Sherrock
(22) Chris Dobey 3-2 Ron Meulenkamp
(3) Gerwyn Price 3-2 William O’Connor
(30) John Henderson 3-0 James Richardson
(14) Simon Whitlock 3-0 Harry Ward
(19) Mervyn King 3-2 Ciaran Teehan

First Round

Jelle Klaasen 3-1 Kevin Burness
Mark McGeeney 3-1 Matt Campbell
Ryan Joyce 2-3 Jan Dekker
Arron Monk 0-3 Jose Justicia
Ritchie Edhouse 3-1 Boris Koltsov
Kyle Anderson 3-2 Xiaochen Zong
Darius Labanauskas 3-0 Matthew Edgar
Gabriel Clemens 2-3 Benito van de Pas
Brendan Dolan 3-0 Nitin Kumar
Ryan Searle 3-2 Robbie King
Andy Boulton 2-3 Danny Baggish
Jamie Hughes 2-3 Zoran Lerchbacher
Luke Woodhouse 3-0 Paul Lim
Josh Payne 3-0 Diogo Portela
Cristo Reyes 3-2 Lourence Ilagan
Ryan Meikle 1-3 Yuki Yamada
Kim Huybrechts 3-2 Geert Nentjes
Steve Lennon 2-3 Callan Rydz
James Wilson 1-3 Nico Kurz
Luke Humphries 3-1 Devon Petersen
Rowby-John Rodriguez 0-3 Noel Malicdem
Mickey Mansell 0-3 Seigo Asada
Vincent van der Voort 3-0 Keane Barry
Raymond van Barneveld 1-3 Darin Young
Justin Pipe 3-2 Benjamin Pratnemer
Jose De Sousa 0-3 Damon Heta
Ted Evetts 2-3 Fallon Sherrock
Ron Meulenkamp 3-0 Ben Robb
William O’Connor 3-0 Marko Kantele
James Richardson 3-2 Mikuru Suzuki
Harry Ward 3-2 Madars Razma
Ross Smith 0-3 Ciaran Teehan