“I’ll take a lot of positives out of this weekend” – Price after run in Graz

Gerwyn Price returned to form as he reached the final in Graz.

Price returned to form at Austrian Darts Open at the weekend, as he had a much needed run to the final in Graz.

‘The Iceman’ has been struggling in recent months, as he failed to win one of his nine games in his maiden Unibet Premier League campaign.

The former UK Open finalist went on a losing streak during the Premier League campaign and his poor performances on the big stage affected his floor form.

But, since finishing bottom of the league table and being eliminated from the competition, Price’s luck has changed.

Price, who was a Rugby Union player before switching across sports, gained some confidence with wins over Scott Taylor and Wayne Jones before booking his place in the final with a quarter-final win over World Champion Rob Cross and a semi-final victory over Joe Cullen.

Jonny Clayton, a finalist at the Players Championship Finals in November, was the eventual winner in Graz but it was a brilliant all-Welsh final and Price was ‘thrilled’ for his fellow countryman.

“I’m thrilled for Jonny, it’s brilliant for him,” said Price. “Winning’s always good but I just wanted to perform well.

“I think this weekend I performed well in patches, not all the way through, but I’ll take a lot of positives out of this weekend. I’m looking forward to what the up and coming weeks are going to bring.”

Gerwyn Price will be back in action at the weekend as he participates in the ninth and tenth Players Championship events of the calendar year before taking part in back-to-back European Tour events in Sindelfingen and Zoelle.

Photography courtesy of Daniel Schmidhofer / dartn.de

 

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