Gerwyn Price probably imagined his duel differently. After falling behind, he broke off the game against Brendan Dolan – and caused a stir.
Top player Gerwyn Price caused a stir at a darts tournament in Wigan against Brendan Dolan by abandoning the match when the score was 2:4. “Absolutely miserable conditions,” the former world champion wrote in an Instagram post on Monday evening.
“You travel all the way to Wigan to play in a professional game and then have to play in amateur conditions.” Price did not go into further detail. When the break came, Dolan was just two legs away from victory.
Prodigy Littler with nine-darter
“I’ve never given up a game. Well, that means I’ll be out tomorrow too,” Price continued. “It’s a shame because my game was really good today and I rely so much on these events.” Before the duel with Dolan, Price celebrated victories against Karel Sedlacek (6:5) and Matthew Dennant (6:2) at the so-called Players Championship 1.
17-year-old darts prodigy Luke Littler hit a rare nine-darter 6-1 against Michele Turetta at the same event. With the minimum number of nine arrows, the vice world champion achieved 501 points to 0, which is considered a perfect game in darts.