bwin Grand Slam of Darts
Welshman Gerwyn Price claimed his maiden televised title with a remarkable bwin Grand Slam of Darts success as he overcame Gary Anderson 16-13 on Sunday night.
The Welsh ace had to battle back from behind against both Simon Whitlock and Mensur Suljovic just to reach the Wolverhampton final. He also trailed by three legs twice against Anderson, at 7-4 and 11-8, before hitting back to lift the Eric Bristow Trophy and claim the £110,000 title.
Price began the decider with a 120 finish, and after finding himself 4-2 down following a three-leg burst from Anderson, the Welshman finished 137 to pull back. Anderson, though, extended his advantage to 7-4 before seeing his rival claim four successive legs to regain the edge at 8-7.
The world number four found another gear to reel off four legs in a row as he moved back in front, levelling on tops, finishing 72 on the bull, 84 and 144 in taking an 11-8 advantage. Price finished 70 and 78 to respond before a 130 checkout saw him move within touching distance at 12-11.
Double ten saw Anderson move 13-11 up, but Price again dug in to win four successive legs as he turned the game on its head once again to move a leg away from glory, which was sealed on tops.
2018 bwin Grand Slam of Darts
Saturday November 17th (1900 GMT)
Michael Unterbuchner 6-16 Gary Anderson
Jonny Clayton 12-16 Michael van Gerwen
Sunday November 18th (1300 GMT)
Gerwyn Price 16-12 Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen 12-16 Gary Anderson
Evening Session (1930 GMT)
Gerwyn Price 16-13 Gary Anderson