Price blows everyone away in Brighton to win his fourth Premier League night

Gerwyn Price won Night 11 of the Cazoo Premier League in Brighton on Thursday, becoming the first player in this year’s competition to win four nightly victories.

Price defeated Michael Smith 6-3 in the final at The Brighton Centre, after earlier defeating Chris Dobey and Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, respectively.

Price, the sport’s form player over the last month, maintained his incredible level of play with three more averages of 100 or higher.

In his debut, the former World Champion posted a 115.97 average, the ninth-highest in Premier League history and the highest since 2017.

Price then defeated Van Gerwen 6-5 with a 108.08 average, the Dutchman missing a dart at double 12 for a nine-dart finish and a dart at double 16 to win the deciding leg.

The Welshman then averaged 100.08 in his final victory over Smith, closing the gap on Van Gerwen at the top and increasing his chances of making his first Play-Off appearance.

Price blows everyone away in Brighton to win his fourth Premier League night 
Price blows everyone away in Brighton to win his fourth Premier League night (PDC)

“It was a great night for me, I thought I played really well, especially in the first two games,” Price reflected.
“I go home with another five league points and £10,000 winner’s prize so it’s a great feeling to win again.
“I’m probably playing the best I ever have on a TV stage; I’ve played to this standard before in ProTour events and in practice, but this is the place to do it with the eyes of the world on you.

”I think there’s a lot more to come from me, I’m still a relative novice in the sport.
“I’m looking forward to Rotterdam next week now, I’ll be wearing a special orange shirt which hopefully will go down well with the Dutch fans.
‘I need to keep playing well and make sure I get in the Play-Offs for the first time, but I’m also chasing Michael [van Gerwen] now for top spot.”

Smith’s three league points from victories over Jonny Clayton and Peter Wright propel him past his quarter-final opponent to reclaim third place in the league table.

Wright and Van Gerwen both left Brighton with two points after quarter-final victories over Nathan Aspinall and Dimitri Van den Bergh, respectively.

Wright had come back from 4-0 down to beat Aspinall in the deciding leg of their tie, while Van Gerwen had averaged 104 in his first game win.


2023 Cazoo Premier League

Night 11 – Thursday April 13
The Brighton Centre
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Chris Dobey
Peter Wright 6-5 Nathan Aspinall
Michael Smith 6-4 Jonny Clayton

Gerwyn Price 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith 6-5 Peter Wright

Gerwyn Price 6-3 Michael Smith