Perfect Preparation Ahead of Dublin Premier League
World Champion Peter “Snakebite” Wright and Iceman Gezzy Price faced off in this week’s ProTour final, with Peter taking the spoils with yet another 100-plus average and now the battling duo are set to face off in a mouth-watering clash in Dublin at this week’s Premier League.
Peter Wright came out on top with an 8-6 win over Gezzy in Players Championship 5, where Wright averaged over 100 in almost every game on his way to the title and hit a beautiful 170 checkout to win with Price waiting on D20.
Peter said “My darts this weekend have been absolutely fantastic, this is what I’ve been saying all along when I talk about finding the perfect darts and set-up for me.”
“Gezzy played outstanding all day as well, the final was brilliant for us both and it just goes to show that there are so many players on tour that can play at such a high standard. I’m very much looking forward to playing Gezzy in Dublin, in front of an amazing crowd”
Price was not to be deterred in anyway after this final defeat, and he simply picked up where he left off the very next day, smashing his way to the final again and this time defeating World No.1 Michael van Gerwen in a sudden death leg.
With the pressure on, Gezzy battled hard to stave off a fight-back from the former three-time World Champion and finished the match 8-7 with an amazing 94 finish on the bullseye.
With both players picking up a title on the weekend, this Thursday’s Premier League match between the two players is set to be an absolute belter in the 3Arena, Dublin.
Gezzy said “To be honest I’ve not really found my feet properly since that World Championship semi-final defeat, I wasn’t happy how I played in that game and you could say that I’ve been suffering with a bit of a hangover going into the Premier League”
“Obviously you can see that in my three draws so far and I’ve had to work really hard to fight back in those games. This weekend things changed though, I went out there with a renewed confidence and my darts bedding in well. My darts with new flights finally feel great in my hand again and I’m really feeling confident and cannot wait to play Peter again in Dublin this week”.
Premier League Night FourThursday February 273Arena, Dublin
Glen Durrant v Nathan Aspinall
Rob Cross v Gary Anderson
Daryl Gurney v Michael Smith
William O'Connor v Michael van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price v Peter Wright