Red-hot Gerwyn Price booked his spot in the Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finals with a convincing 10-1 win over Darren Webster last night, whilst Peter Wright is set to take on a rejuvenated Dave Chisnall with his latest darting incarnation of Black Strike barrels with custom flight set-up.
Price has been in lethal form lately and once again finds himself in the latter stages of a TV Major in 2019, his clinical win over Webster last night further cementing how far the Welshman has come.
Next up for the Iceman is a re-match of last year’s final with Gary Anderson, a match that saw Gerwyn lift his maiden TV major title. That 16-13 win in 2018 may have been remembered more for the controversy than the result, but Price has let his darts do the talking over the last 12 months to solidify his spot as one of the best players on the PDC circuit right now.
After his win over Webster, Price said “I feel I played well up there again, I didn’t score as well as I could but those one-dart finishes I put away really earned me the win”
“I feel I’m playing better darts this year compared to last year and I’m in a better place mentally, I’ll have a day back at home with the wife and kids to recharge and be on the top of my game for the quarter-finals”
Peter “Snakebite” Wright joins Gezzy in the quarter-finals after his 10-3 win over Rob Cross on Wednesday night. Wright has re-commenced his hunt for what he feels is the perfect dart and gained inspiration from the Black Strike barrel with custom flight and shaft set-up.
Looking ahead to his clash with in-form Dave Chisnall tonight, Wright said “To be honest, I think I could have played better in that win over Rob but my finishing is back with this new dart set-up”
Wrighty has also looked to model his game from 16-time World Champion, Phil Taylor, in his technique.
“I’ve worked on stacking my darts like Phil used to do when he was ruling the World of Darts, I love the way they sit flat in the board. For me it opens up the treble more and you can see that I’m still hitting plenty of 140s and sneaking these wide darts into the trebles”
“Dave is playing fantastic and you could say he’s the best in the World at the moment in terms of form, I’ll go out there and try to hit the big scores to keep up with him and then it comes down to beating him on the doubles which I’m confident I can do!”
The quarter-finals begin tonight at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton, with all the action live on Sky Sports from 7pm in the UK and via the PDC’s global broadcast partners Worldwide.
Friday November 15 (1900 GMT)Quarter-Finals x2
Dave Chisnall v Peter Wright
Glen Durrant v Michael Smith
Saturday November 16 (2000 GMT)Quarter-Finals x2
Gerwyn Price v Gary Anderson
Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis
Sunday November 17Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)
Evening Session (1900 GMT)