Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals Preview

World Series of Darts

Nov 04 2016

SIX months of international competition will conclude this weekend with the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow, where Michael van Gerwen is bidding to retain the title in the £155,000 event.

Lewis Aiming For Glasgow Impact

World Series of Darts

Nov 02 2016

ADRIAN LEWIS is aiming to get back to winning ways on the big stage at the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals.

Ladbrokes World Series Finals Schedule

World Series of Darts

Nov 01 2016

THE schedule of play for the 2016 Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals has been confirmed.

Ladbrokes World Series Finals Draw

World Series of Darts

Oct 30 2016

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN will begin his defence of the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals title against either Gerwyn Price or Steve Beaton when the £155,000 tournament begins at Glasgow's Braehead Arena on Saturday November 5.

Global Aces Confirmed For Glasgow

World Series of Darts

Oct 21 2016

KIM HUYBRECHTS heads the field of global invitations for the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals, with emerging stars Benito van de Pas, Max Hopp and Josh Payne amongst a further eight players confirmed for the Glasgow event next month.

Unibet World Series of Darts Finals

World Series of Darts

Nov 24 2015

PICTURES from the Unibet World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow, Scotland

Unibet World Series of Darts Finals Day One

World Series of Darts

Nov 21 2015

SCOTTISH hero Gary Anderson was stunned by Terry Jenkins' fightback at the Unibet World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow last night as he crashed out at the Braehead Arena.

World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier

World Series of Darts

Oct 23 2015

TERRY JENKINS, Mark Webster, Dimitri Van den Bergh and Chris Dobey were the four players to win through to the World Series of Darts Finals in Friday's Qualifier at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

World Series of Darts Finals Invitations

World Series of Darts

Sep 15 2015

THE invitations for November's World Series of Darts Finals have been confirmed, with a series of global prospects and stars from the PDC Order of Merit to be joined by four qualifiers in the Glasgow event.

2020 bwin World Series of Darts Finals
Friday September 18
8x First Round games
Darius Labanauskas 6-2 Harry Ward
Damon Heta 6-5 Ian White
Cody Harris 6-2 Dave Chisnall
Vincent van der Voort 6-0 Joe Cullen
Jeff Smith 6-5 Fallon Sherrock
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Mensur Suljovic
Glen Durrant 6-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Steve Beaton 6-5 Simon Whitlock

Saturday September 19
8x Second Round games
James Wade 6-3 Jeff Smith
Nathan Aspinall 6-1 Darius Labanauskas
Daryl Gurney 6-2 Cody Harris
Gerwyn Price 6-3 Vincent van der Voort
Rob Cross 6-0 Steve Beaton
Peter Wright 6-3 Damon Heta
Glen Durrant 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski

Sunday September 20
Afternoon Session

Quarter-Finals
Peter Wright 10-5 Daryl Gurney 
Gerwyn Price 10-9 Nathan Aspinall
James Wade 10-9 Glen Durrant
Rob Cross 10-8 Michael Smith

Evening Session
Semi-Finals
Gerwyn Price 11-6 Peter Wright
Rob Cross 11-7 James Wade

Final
Gerwyn Price 11-9 Rob Cross 

Prize Fund
Winner - £70,000
Runner-up - £30,000
Semi-Finalists - £20,000
Quarter-Finalists - £15,000
Second Round - £7,5000
First Round - £5,000

Sensational Gerwyn Price claimed glory in the bwin World Series of Darts Finals with an outstanding day in Salzburg which culminated in an 11-9 comeback victory over Rob Cross in Sunday's decider.

The Welshman scooped the £70,000 title and a third televised triumph of his career in style to cap a brilliant week on the continent.

Price had won two Players Championship events in midweek in Germany, and extended his winning streak to 17 matches as he followed up Saturday's defeat of Vincent van der Voort with an brilliant display on Sunday.

He survived a missed match dart from Nathan Aspinall in the deciding leg of a thrilling quarter-final, before then defeating Peter Wright 11-6 in a semi-final of the highest quality.

World Champion Wright averaged 108 and produced six winning legs of between 11 and 13 darts, but Price proved too strong for the Scot as he moved into the final.

After Cross opened with a 144 finish, Price took out legs of 11, 12 and 13 darts - including a 128 checkout - as he moved 3-2 up, only to see the Hastings ace assume control with three straight legs.

Price responded in leg nine, but Cross took another three legs as a 110 checkout moved him 8-4 up with only four missed darts at a double.

The Welshman, though, kick-started his comeback with finishes of 74 and 79, and after Cross took out 100 it was Price who levelled by taking out 74 once again in leg 18.

Cross' miss at the bullseye allowed Price to regain the lead - for the first time since leg five - by pinning a third-dart double five in leg 19, before hitting tops to complete a superb victory.

"I'm really happy and a bit relieved," admitted Price. "From 8-4 down I'm proud of myself, to dig deep once again like I have in a few games over the last couple of weeks. 

"Early on in the final I thought I was playing brilliant - I should have been at least 4-1 up but I knew that Rob was going to come out firing and when he banged in that 144 I knew I was in for a tough game.

"In the middle part of the game I was beating myself up and let Rob get in front, but I stuck in there until the end and got over the winning line.

"I never give up any more and I always believe that as long as there's one leg to go I can still win, and I stuck in there until the end.

"I'm playing well, practising well and giving 100 percent every single time. Whoever's going to beat me is going to have to play really well and take their chances, because if not then I will.

"I'm looking forward to the European Tour next week and the World Grand Prix after that, and obviously I've got one eye on the World Championship.

"I wouldn't say I'm the best player in the world now, but I believe that my A-game is better than anybody else's. That's all that matters, I'm confident with my own game."

Cross had been eliminated from the Premier League on Judgement Night less than a month ago, but bounced back from that disappointment in style to reach his first final since last October's European Championship.

He followed up Saturday's confidence-boosting whitewash of Steve Beaton with a 10-8 quarter-final win over Michael Smith to open his challenge on Sunday.

He then overcame James Wade 11-7 in the semi-finals, pulling clear from 7-6 to set up a repeat of the 2019 European Championship final with Price, only to this time end up on the losing side of the scoreline.

"It hurts," admitted Cross, who will enjoy his 30th birthday on Monday.

"I lost to an in-form guy tonight and he's been playing the darts of his life. Fair play to Gezzy for winning. Maybe with the lead I did have, I just got a little bit complacent. 

"I've always got the game in the locker. I didn't feel great when I played James and he never really got going, but it's a step in the right direction.

"The darts are perfect for me and everything's perfect, it's just about Rob believing. I'm bitterly disappointed, but I'll go back on the practice board, work harder and come back stronger."

Wade had landed the tournament's two maximum finishes, taking out 170 during his high-quality 10-8 quarter-final defeat of Glen Durrant before hitting the combination once more in his semi-final reverse to Cross.

Wright averaged over 100 in his quarter-final defeat of Daryl Gurney, but found himself on the end of a semi-final barrage from Price despite his own fine display in a memorable contest.

PDC action continues next weekend with the return of the European Tour, as Halle 39 in Hildesheim hosts the German Darts Championship as 48 players compete from September 25-27.