Darts prodigy Luke Littler continues his highs. The 17-year-old won on Monday in his first participation in a Players Championship tournament. The Welshman Gerwyn Price, on the other hand, caused a stir on the Pro Tour.
Nine-darter in the third round match against Michele Turetta (6:1), later a win against the Englishman Ryan Searle in the final: darts star Luke Littler won the Players Championship 1 in Wigan in an impressive manner and scored important points in the world rankings.
Littler played a sensational average of around 110 points in the final, and he hit 180 seven times in total. In the end, he narrowly won 8:7 against Searle, who even played a 111 average.
With his first victory in a Players Championship tournament, the 17-year-old World Cup finalist has increased his chances of qualifying for other major events this year such as the World Matchplay and the World Grand Prix.
Darts star Price complains: “Absolutely miserable conditions”
Meanwhile, Gerwyn Price, the 2021 world champion, caused a stir in Wigan. The “Iceman” kept anything but a cool head in the third round game against Brendan Dolan: When the score was 2:4, the 38-year-old suddenly refused to continue playing and abandoned the game .
“Absolutely miserable conditions,” Gerwyn Price rumbled on Instagram afterwards: “We travel all the way to Wigan to play in a professional game and we have to play in less than amateur conditions. I’ve never given up on a game. Tomorrow (Tuesday , editor’s note) I won’t be there either. I’m disappointed because my game was really good today and I really rely on tournaments like this.”
Before the duel against Brendan Dolan, he had won against Karel Sedlacek (6:5) and Matthew Dennant (6:2).