Gerwyn Price survived four match darts to win his first ranking title since March on day four of the Autumn Series.

Down 7-4 to Devon Petersen, The Iceman took advantage of The African Warrior missing chances to win what would have been his first ever PDC ranking event. Instead, Price came out the winner 8-7 to take his 12th PDC title home.

It rounded off a dramatic day four of the Autumn Series, which saw:

  • Petersen whitewash Michael van Gerwen 6-0 in the board final
  • Joe Cullen and Peter Wright play a game of the Autumn Series contender
  • Jonny Clayton average 112.2 en route to a last 16 place
  • James Wade hit a nine darter
  • the race for the World Grand Prix tighten up even more
Gerwyn Price fought back to claim the title on day four of the PDC Autumn Series

Price produces stunning comeback

The Iceman said after his win that it was a strange day for him. Normally when he wins titles, he hits excellent averages and loads of 180s. Today though, he flew under the radar until the last 16, when he produced some excellent quality.

Price started the day with a 6-1 win over Nick Kenny, before beating Martin Schindler and the winner of day two Damon Heta 6-4 to win his board. His highest average was 95.7, which meant he was not one many people were looking at to win the title today heading into the last 16.

That all changed with a 6-0 demolition of Ryan Murray in the last 16, as The Iceman hit a 104.9 average. Next up was a gritty 6-4 quarter final win over Mensur Suljovic, before producing another astonishing display against Ryan Searle. With the score at 2-2, Price reeled off five straight legs to win 7-2 and make his first final of the week, averaging 105.8.

That set up a final against Petersen, and Price struggled to keep up The African Warrior’s scoring for the first 10 legs of the contest. Petersen averaged around 105 for most of the match, winning every one of his legs in 16 darts or less to go 7-4 up and within a leg of his first ever PDC title. Price stayed with him though, hitting a 68 to take the match to 7-5.

The turning point came in the 13th and 14th legs. After Petersen missws a shot at double 16, Price hit a lovely 78 checkout to break the throw for the first time and trail 7-6. Then, in the 14th leg, Petersen hit a lovely 136 to set up three at double top for the match. After Price could not hit on the bullseye, Petersen missed all three at tops to end the contest. Price then found double eight to level the game up and take it to a sudden death leg.

The Iceman then found the scoring power, and Petersen couldn’t find the treble. Price hit a 180 followed by a 128, and took out the 40 remaining points he needed to break the throw once again and win the match 8-7. It was the only time he led in the contest.

So near and yet so far for Petersen

Devon Petersen has been threatening to make finals throughout the year, and made a semi final earlier in the week too. However, he will be kicking himself tonight after not being able to get the job done when he arguably played the best out of anyone.

He started the day with a 6-2 victory over Robert Thornton in round 1, before grinding out a 6-5 victory over Joe Murnan in round 2. That set up a board final against the world number one, and yesterday’s winner, Michael van Gerwen. Petersen played magnificently, and beat him 6-0 with a 101.3 average, becoming the first player to whitewash van Gerwen since Peter Wright did so in the European Darts Grand Prix final in 2017.

That seemed to set The African Warrior up for the rest of the day. He beat Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 in the last 16 with a 99.5 average, before producing his best performance of the day in the quarter finals, winning 6-2 against Nathan Aspinall with an average of 110.

He then won 7-2 against close friend Joe Cullen in the semi final, becoming the first African player ever to reach a PDC final. Petersen then produced some stunning stuff against Price, but couldn’t find the all important match dart to get over the line and win his first ever PDC title.

However, it’s not all bad news for Petersen, as he run today all but secures him a place at the World Grand Prix in Coventry next month.

It was not to be for Devon Petersen as he missed four match darts to win his first PDC title. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

What else happened?

Good runs from Joe Cullen and Ryan Searle to the semi finals also all but secured their places at the Grand Prix too. Cullen produced the second highest average of the day, a 112.2, in a magical 6-4 quarter final win against Peter Wright, who averaged 106.1 in the process, in a game of the Autumn Series contender.

The highest average of the day went to Jonny Clayton. The Ferret produced a 112.5 in a 6-1 round 1 win against Jeff Smith. Clayton’s run to the last 16 helped him into World Grand Prix qualifying contention, as did a quarter final run for Ross Smith. Smith is now £1,250 away from potentially qualifying.

The biggest move in the World Grand Prix race is the 16th spot. Day one finalist Madars Razma has been leapfrogged by Mervyn King, who’s run to round three saw him overtake the Lativan for the final qualifying spot. They are level on £16,500 and whoever goes furthest tomorrow will be in pole position to take the final qualifying spot.

However, first round losses for:

  • Kim Huybrechts
  • Jeffrey De Zwaan
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode

See them slip further down the qualification spots. They will need solid days tomorrow to ensure they cannot be caught in the Euro Tour event next weekend and to qualify for Coventry.

View the:

  • PDC Order of Merit. The top 16 players on this will be seeded for the World Grand Prix.
  • PDC Pro Tour of Merit. The top 16 players who aren’t already in the top 16 on the normal order of merit will qualify.

Finally, congratulations to James Wade. He hit a nine darter in his first round victory over Robert Collins, before losing to Derk Telenkes 6-4 in the last 16.

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Day Four Results


Gerwyn Price 8-7 Devon Petersen

Semi Final

Devon Petersen 7-2 Joe Cullen

Gerwyn Price 7-2 Ryan Searle

Quarter Final

Joe Cullen 6-3 Derk Telenkes

Devon Petersen 6-2 Nathan Aspinall

Gerwyn Price 6-4 Mensur Suljovic

Ryan Searle 6-5 Ross Smith

Round Four

Joe Cullen 6-4 Peter Wright

Derk Telenkes 6-4 James Wade

Devon Petersen 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena

Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Danny Noppert

Gerwyn Price 6-0 Ryan Murray

Mensur Suljovic 6-5 William O’Connor

Ross Smith 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski

Ryan Searle 6-3 Jonny Clayton

Round Three

Peter Wright 6-5 Matthew Edgar

Joe Cullen 6-2 Rob Cross

James Wade 6-3 Jamie Hughes

Derk Telenkes 6-5 Andy Boulton

Devon Petersen 6-0 Michael van Gerwen

Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Jose De Sousa

Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Ricky Evans

Danny Noppert 6-3 Christian Bunse

Gerwyn Price 6-4 Damon Heta

Ryan Murray 6-4 Scott Waites

Mensur Suljovic v Karel Sedlacek

William O’Connor 6-4 Luke Humphries

Krzysztof Ratajski 6-1 Mervyn King

Ross Smith 6-3 Ryan Meikle

Jonny Clayton 6-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez

Ryan Searle 6-5 Glen Durrant

Round Two

Peter Wright 6-0 Max Hopp

Matthew Edgar 6-5 Keegan Brown

Rob Cross 6-4 Bradley Brooks

Joe Cullen 6-2 Kirk Shepherd

James Wade 6-0 Jitse Van der Wal

Jamie Hughes 6-5 Reece Robinson

Andy Boulton 6-2 Josh Payne

Derk Telnekes 6-4 Andrew Gilding

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Ted Evetts

Devon Petersen 6-5 Joe Murnan

Jose De Sousa 6-4 Vincent van der Voort

Jermaine Wattimena 6-2 Marko Kantele

Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Simon Whitlock

Ricky Evans 6-4 Maik Kuivenhoven

Danny Noppert 6-0 Mark McGeeney

Christian Bunse 6-4 Adrian Lewis

Gerwyn Price 6-4 Martin Schindler

Damon Heta 6-4 Jelle Klaasen

Scott Waites 6-1 Brendan Dolan

Ryan Murray 6-4 Adam Hunt

Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Conan Whitehead

Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Justin Pipe

Luke Humphries 6-5 Boris Krcmar

William O’Connor 6-3 Steve Beaton

Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Jason Lowe

Mervyn King 6-5 John Michael

Ross Smith 6-5 Dave Chisnall

Ryan Meikle 6-2 Chris Dobey

Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-5 Richard North

Jonny Clayton 6-4 Gary Blades

Glen Durrant 6-3 Yordi Meeuwisse

Ryan Searle 6-0 Lisa Ashton

Round One

Peter Wright 6-2 Wayne Jones

John Henderson v Max Hopp

Keegan Brown 6-4 Geert Nentjes

Matthew Edgar 6-4 Steve Brown

Rob Cross 6-3 William Borland

Bradley Brooks 6-5 Steve West

Joe Cullen 6-1 Steffen Siepmann

Kirk Shepherd 6-4 Luke Woodhouse 

James Wade 6-3 Robert Collins

Jitse Van der Wal 6-4 Carl Wilkinson

Jamie Hughes 6-1 Mickey Mansell

Reece Robinson 6-4 Jesus Noguera

Josh Payne 6-1 Daryl Gurney

Andy Boulton 6-3 Martijn Kleermaker

Derk Telnekes 6-2 Jeffrey De Zwaan

Andrew Gilding 6-3 Callan Rydz

Michael van Gerwen 6-0 Benito van de Pas

Ted Evetts 6-4 Arjan Konterman

Devon Petersen 6-2 Robert Thornton

Joe Murnan 6-5 Daniel Larsson

Jose De Sousa 6-3 Darren Webster

Vincent van der Voort 6-3 Brian Raman

Jermaine Wattimena W-F Jamie Lewis

Marko Kantele 6-5 Ron Meulenkamp

Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Justin Hood

Simon Whitlock 6-3 Darius Labanauskas

Maik Kuivenhoven 6-2 Madars Razma

Ricky Evans 6-5 Kai Fan Leung

Danny Noppert 6-1 Alan Tabern

Mark McGeeney 6-2 Scott Taylor

Adrian Lewis 6-3 Stephen Bunting

Christian Bunse 6-2 David Pallett

Gerwyn Price 6-1 Nick Kenny

Martin Schindler 6-1 Aaron Beeney

Damon Heta 6-3 Peter Jacques

Jelle Klaasen 6-2 Nathan Derry

Brendan Dolan 6-4 Steve Lennon

Scott Waites 6-3 Barrie Bates

Adam Hunt 6-2 Ryan Joyce

Ryan Murray 6-2 Ryan Hogarth

Mensur Suljovic 6-0 Harald Leitinger

Conan Whitehead 6-2 Harry Ward

Justin Pipe 6-4 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Karel Sedlacek 6-2 Andy Hamilton

Boris Krcmar 6-3 Michael Smith

Luke Humphries 6-4 Scott Baker

William O’Connor 6-2 Kim Huybrechts

Steve Beaton 6-5 Scott Mitchell

Krzysztof Ratajski 6-1 Gavin Carlin

Jason Lowe 6-4 Niels Zonneveld

Mervyn King 6-5 Maikel Verberk

John Michael 6-4 Vincent Van der Meer

Dave Chisnall 6-2 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Ross Smith 6-5 Toni Alcinas

Ryan Meikle 6-5 Gabriel Clemens

Chris Dobey 6-2 Graham Usher

Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-3 Ian White

Richard North 6-4 Mike De Decker

Jonny Clayton 6-1 Jeff Smith

Gary Blades 6-4 Jan Dekker

Glen Durrant 6-5 Adrian Gray

Yordi Meeuwisse v James Wilson

Ryan Searle 6-2 Krzysztof Kciuk

Lisa Ashton 6-3 Matt Clark