Gerwyn Price managed to defeat Gary Anderson in the William Hill World Darts Tournament 2021 by winning the PDC event final with a score of 7-3, catapulting him to the number one rankings in the process. Indeed, there were plenty of great moments to have happened over the 16 days that the PDC WHWDT took place at the Alexandria Palace, London, England, including one that involved Michael van Gerwen and one that involved James Wade.
Memorable Moments At The William Hill World Darts Tournament 2021
Gerwyn Price becomes number one PDC darts player after beating Gary Anderson for Championship
Of course, the most memorable moments of the tournament was witnessing Gerwyn Price be crowned the PDC WHWDT darts champion for the first time in his career when he defeated Gary Anderson with a score of 7-3. The ‘Iceman’ as Price is known started off as an amateur just a few years ago, however, he has gone from strength to strength since beating Anderson back in the Grand Slam of Darts Championship in 2018.
In order to win the PDC William Hill World Darts Tournament, Gerwyn Price had to overcome a number of tough challenges against some of the top darts players in the PDC. He beat the likes of Jamie Lewis, Brendan Dolan, Mervyn King, Daryl Gurney and Stephen Bunting to reach the final showpiece against Gary Anderson. Indeed, his contests against Gurney and King were highly impressive as he showed just how good he could be.
The Welsh darts player, is also now ranked the number one player on the PDC darts circuit after lifting the PDC William Hill World Darts Tournament title this January. Gerwyn Price also made history as he became just the 10th darts player to win the tournament – a competition that had been dominated by Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor previously with 14 victories.
Michael Van Gerwen Has A Mixed PDC WHWDT 2021
Whilst the spotlight will have been on Gerwyn Price’s accomplishments, one of the biggest shocks of the PDC WHWDT 2021 was Michael van Gerwen’s surprise departure in the quarter-finals of the competition. The Dutch darts player has been considered one of the very best darts players in a number of years, however, he was beaten 5-0 in the Round of 8 by Dave Chisnall.
The match between the two could easily claim the award for having the best leg of darts thrown, though. The darts player Chisnall missed out on a nine-dart finish by missing D12 with the ninth. This appeared to spark some life into MVG as he hit an extraordinary 141 when left on 181 after his first six darts, thus providing plenty of entertainment as they were on the oche.
The darts player Van Gerwen had just come through an epic darts encounter with Joe Cullen in the previous round, which finished 5-4 in his favour, however, many would have expected him to make the final of the PDC William Hill World Darts Tournament 2021, especially when he performs as well as everyone knows he can.
James Wade Hits Nine-Dart Finish In Losing Effort
Speaking of nine-dart finishes, darts player James Wade managed to achieve one of them in his match against Stephen Bunting in Round 3. ‘The Machine’ had to wait five years since his last one at the Alexandra Palace, however, it was his third to be recorded in front of live TV cameras.
He did not appear to celebrate it greatly, however, he is known for keeping things to a minimum. Nonetheless, it did not help him from being knocked out of the tournament as he lost a 2-0 lead to Bunting, who enjoyed his own resurgence and went on to reach the semi-finals of the PDC William Hill World Darts Tournament 2021.
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