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Article: All that Glitters - How Snakebite Conquered Blackpool

All that Glitters - How Snakebite Conquered Blackpool

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright emphatically lifted his maiden World Matchplay title last Sunday, defeating Dimitri van den Bergh 18-9 in the Final and the World’s best field.

Going into the World Matchplay, widely recognised as the biggest event outside of the World Championships, Peter was confident and made sure the rest of the field knew this, saying, “I’m going to win the Matchplay and the Worlds.”

By claiming he was going to win the two biggest ranking majors the PDC offers, Peter set himself up for a huge fall should he fail to do so, however, Snakebite did back up the first part of his bold claim, making it look relatively straightforward in the end, averaging over 104 across his campaign.

Peter made this famously difficult tournament win look so comprehensive in fact, that the only time in any of his five matches that he trailed on the scoreboard, was after the very first leg back in Round One against Danny Noppert.

Since that point, Peter never looked back and led every minute of his remaining games!

It was also the first outing on the big stage for Peter’s new Euro 11 Element Gold PC20s.

First using them at the Super Series a week prior to the Matchplay, Peter lifted the Player’s Championship 20 title, which set him on his way to Matchplay glory.

Peter now has 12 consecutive wins and two ranking titles in the space of just over 2 weeks.

Speaking with Red Dragon after the Matchplay, Peter said, “I felt brilliant all week. I knew if I played my own game then nobody would be able to beat me.

“I told everyone I am going to win the Matchplay and the Worlds with the new darts, and nobody believed me. But now I’ve won the Matchplay playing some of my best darts, people should take notice now because I mean business, and I’m going for gold!”

Peter is next in action on the Pro Tour at Super Series 6. Can his winning run continue?

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