Darts drama about double world champion Peter Wright

Peter Wright’s series of bankruptcies in the Premier League continues. The two-time world champion even had two match darts on matchday six.

Peter Wright just can’t get going in the Premier League. On Thursday evening, the Scot lost his sixth quarter-final on matchday six and is still without a single point in the table.

Wright lost out in a duel with Michael Smith in Brighton. At first the Englishman had a chance to win with the score at 5:4 in the legs. But Smith missed his first match dart on the bullseye. Wright then checked 71 points over double 20, leading to the deciding leg.

Here Smith had the advantage of the throw, but also left his second match dart unused. With 84 points remaining, Wright hit triple 20 with the first dart. But “Snakebite” missed the two chances to reach double 12. Smith finally gratefully accepted his third match dart on double 10.

Darts: Peter Wright beaten in the table

For Wright it was the sixth defeat in the sixth Premier League game. The 53-year-old is in last place in the table with zero points. The gap to the playoff places is already eleven points.

Wright recently reached the round of 16 at the UK Open, knocking out defending champion Andrew Gilding 10-1. But now the next setback in the Premier League.

“It’s really tragic because he’s so close to reaching the turning point,” said darts expert Max Hopp on “Sport1”.

By the way, the day’s victory in Brighton went to world champion Luke Humphries. This means the Englishman moves within three points of leader Michael van Gerwen in the table. “MvG” lost his opening match against Rob Cross 2:6.

The 6th Premier League matchday at a glance:


Luke Humphries 6-2 Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross 6-2 Michael van Gerwen
Nathan Aspinall 3-6 Luke Littler
Michael Smith 6-5 Peter Wright


Luke Humphries 6-3 Rob Cross
Luke Littler 3-6 Michael Smith


Luke Humphries 6-3 Michael Smith