Peter Wright comfortably won the PDC Summer Series day five final.

The world champion defeated Gerwyn Price 8-2 to win his first title of the week and finish top of the Summer Series Order of Merit.

Away from this, it was a dramatic day, with the race for World Matchplay qualification going down to the wire. The main developments saw:

  • a game of the year contender between Gerwyn Price and Devon Petersen
  • plenty of unexpected runs
  • no one break the Pro Tour top 16 Matchplay qualifiers
Peter Wright winning day five of the Summer Series
Peter Wright won day five of the PDC Summer Series

All right for Wright

After reaching the final on Wednesday against Michael van Gerwen, the world number two came into the final day of the Summer Series wanting to win a title.

After receiving a bye into round 2, Snakebite had to mark the first game on Board 9, which he admitted was the most nerve wracking moment of the day.

Wright started his day with a 6-4 victory over Jelle Klassen, then a 6-2 win v Darren Webster to make the last 16. A 6-1 defeat of Brendan Dolan saw him into the quarter finals, averaging 102.6 in the process.

Snakebite then beat Nathan Aspinall 6-5 in the quarter finals, and followed it up with a 109 average against Wayne Jones to win his semi final 7-2.

It set up the final against Price, and the world champion punished missed doubles from the Welshman early on. He won five straight legs to go 5-1 up. Despite Price getting a leg back, Wright easily won the three legs required to take his third title of 2020.

Speaking after his win, Wright told Online Darts: “Obviously playing Michael [van Gerwen] on the first day was really good. He’ll have to play me in the final [of the Matchplay], whether he thinks I’m a threat or not.”

Wright also addressed why he’s starting to wear glasses, saying: “The eye sight is starting to go bad in the last two weeks. I thought it’s the best time to do it before TV, and it seemed to work alright, didn’t it?”

The Price is almost right

After a mixed bag of results throughout the week, Sunday was the best day for Gerwyn Price in Milton Keynes.

The Welshman averaged over 100 in every game he played before the final. After also getting a bye in round 1, he beat:

  • William O’Connor 6-0 in round 2
  • Darius Labanauskas 6-1 in round 3, averaging 113.1
  • Jose De Sousa 6-5, where both players averaged 102
  • yesterday’s winner James Wade 6-1

That set up a semi final against Devon Petersen, which became the game of the week. Both players hit 11 180s between them, and Petersen hit a 170 finish as he bid to make the World Matchplay. Ultimately though, he missed match darts in the deciding leg, with Price coming out on top 7-6 in an utter classic. Price averaged 102, with Petersen averaging a staggering 113.5.

That game seemed to take it out of The Iceman. Although he went 1-0 up in the final , he could not replicate his semi final performance against Wright. He will be back in Milton Keynes next week though for the World Matchplay.

What else happened?

Day five of the Summer Series saw more dramatic action.

Devon Petersen almost made it to his debut World Matchplay. He knocked out among others:

  • Michael van Gerwen
  • Daryl Gurney
  • fellow World Matchplay hopeful John Henderson

He failed in the semi final stage though, losing one of the games of the year to Price.

Elsewhere, there were no changes to the Pro Tour qualifiers for the Matchplay, as closest challengers Ryan Searle, Stephen Bunting and Steve West all fell in round one.

Sunday also saw:

  • Wayne Jones make a semi final
  • Scott Baker make a quarter final
  • Madars Razma, Mike De Decker, Mickey Mansell and Dirk van Duijvenbode all win their boards

View the full World Matchplay draw.

PDC Summer Series Day Five Results

FINAL 

Peter Wright 8-2 Gerwyn Price

SEMI FINALS

Gerywn Price 7-6 Devon Petersen

Peter Wright 7-2 Wayne Jones

QUARTER FINALS

Gerwyn Price 6-1 James Wade

Devon Petersen 6-3 John Henderson

Peter Wright 6-5 Nathan Aspinall

Wayne Jones 6-0 Scott Baker

ROUND 4 

Gerwyn Price 6-5 Jose De Sousa

James Wade 6-3 Chris Dobey

John Henderson 6-5 Mickey Mansell

Devon Petersen 6-3 Daryl Gurney

Peter Wright 6-1 Brendan Dolan

Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Scott Baker 6-0 Madars Razma

Wayne Jones 6-4 Mike De Decker

ROUND 3 

Gerwyn Price 6-1 Darius Labanauskas

Jose De Sousa 6-1 Danny Noppert

James Wade 6-4 Alan Tabern

Chris Dobey 6-1 Matthew Edgar

John Henderson 6-5 Mensur Suljovic

Mickey Mansell 6-4 William Borland

Devon Petersen 6-1 Christian Bunse

Daryl Gurney 6-2 Jamie Hughes

Peter Wright 6-2 Darren Webster

Brendan Dolan 6-1 Jermaine Wattimena

Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Robert Thornton

Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 Martijn Kleermaker

Madars Razma 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski

Scott Baker 6-3 Michael Smith

Mike De Decker 6-5 Peter Jacques

Wayne Jones 6-3 Robert Collins

ROUND 2 

Gerwyn Price 6-0 William O’Connor

Darius Labanauskas 6-4 Steve Lennon

Jose De Sousa 6-2 Joe Murnan

Danny Noppert 6-4 Matthew Dennant

James Wade 6-4 Scott Mitchell

Alan Tabern 6-5 Karel Sedlacek

Chris Dobey 6-5 Ross Smith

Matthew Edgar 6-4 Gary Anderson

Mensur Suljovic 6-4 Callan Rydz

John Henderson 6-4 Matt Clark

William Borland 6-1 Maik Kuivenhoven

Mickey Mansell 6-5 Simon Whitlock

Devon Petersen 6-5 Michael van Gerwen

Christian Bunse 6-2 Steve Beaton

Daryl Gurney 6-1 Harry Ward

Jamie Hughes 6-4 Bradley Brooks

Peter Wright 6-4 Jelle Klaasen

Darren Webster 6-2 Andy Boulton

Brendan Dolan 6-5 Gavin Carlin

Jermaine Wattimena 6-5 Arjan Konterman

Nathan Aspinall 6-0 Ron Meulenkamp

Robert Thornton 6-3 Richard North

Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 Boris Krcmar

Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Ryan Joyce

Krzysztof Ratajski 6-2 Krzysztof Kciuk

Madars Razma 6-3 Geert Nentjes

Michael Smith 6-5 Luke Woodhouse

Scott Baker 6-5 Carl Wilkinson

Peter Jacques 6-4 Ian White

Mike De Decker 6-5 Keegan Brown

Wayne Jones 6-4 Glen Durrant

Robert Collins 6-4 Jeffrey De Zwaan

ROUND 1

William O’Connor 6-2 Nathan Rafferty

Darius Labanauskas 6-5 Stephen Bunting

Steve Lennon 6-5 Ciaran Teehan

Jose De Sousa 6-3 Jan Dekker

Joe Murnan 6-1 Graham Usher

Danny Noppert 6-5 Jason Lowe

Matthew Dennant 6-1 Scott Waites

James Wade 6-5 Reece Robinson

Scott Mitchell 6-2 Ryan Murray

Karel Sedlacek 6-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Alan Tabern 6-2 Mike van Duivenbode

Ross Smith 6-4 Joe Cullen

Chris Dobey 6-4 Jeff Smith

Gary Anderson 6-5 James Wilson

Matthew Edgar 6-5 Kai Fan Leung

Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Steve Brown

Callan Rydz 6-4 Martin Atkins (Wigan)

John Henderson 6-4 Ricky Evans

Matt Clark 6-2 Simon Stevenson

William Borland 6-3 Rob Cross

Maik Kuivenhoven 6-2 Jitse Van der Wal

Mickey Mansell 6-2 Jonny Clayton

Simon Whitlock 6-3 Nick Kenny

Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Ryan Meikle

Devon Petersen 6-3 Lisa Ashton

Steve Beaton 6-3 Mark McGeeney

Christian Bunse 6-2 Michael Barnard

Daryl Gurney 6-2 Ted Evetts

Harry Ward 6-5 Andrew Gilding

Bradley Brooks 6-2 Conan Whitehead

Jelle Klaasen 6-3 Adam Hunt

Darren Webster 6-1 Kim Huybrechts

Brendan Dolan 6-3 Josh Payne

Gavin Carlin 6-4 Steve West

Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Barrie Bates

Arjan Konterman 6-3 David Pallett

Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez

Ron Meulenkamp 6-4 Andy Hamilton

Richard North 6-5 Vincent van der Voort

Robert Thornton 6-4 Max Hopp

Boris Krcmar 6-3 Dave Chisnall

Martijn Kleermaker 6-2 Cameron Menzies

Ryan Joyce 6-2 Vincent Van der Meer

Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Kirk Shepherd

Krzysztof Ratajski 6-1 Gary Blades

Krzysztof Kciuk 6-2 Nathan Derry

Geert Nentjes 6-0 Ryan Searle

Madars Razma 6-1 Mervyn King

Michael Smith 6-1 Benito van de Pas

Luke Woodhouse 6-3 Darren Penhall

Carl Wilkinson 6-5 Gabriel Clemens

Scott Baker 6-5 Harald Leitinger

Ian White 6-3 Neils Zonneveld

Peter Jacques 6-3 Martin Schindler

Keegan Brown 6-1 James Hubbard

Mike De Decker 6-3 Jonathan Worsley

Glen Durrant 6-1 Derk Telenkes

Wayne Jones 6-3 Adrian Gray

Jeffrey De Zwaan 6-5 Ryan Hogarth

Robert Collins 6-5 Aaron Beeney

N.B. Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright, Jamie Hughes and Andy Boulton receive a bye into round 2.