Gerwyn Price with the Eric Bristow Trophy after his Grand Slam of Darts 2021 victory. (Pic: Getty)
Gerwyn Price claimed his third Grand Slam of Darts title in four years.
The Welsh darts maestro - and current world number one ranked player - brushed aside Peter Wright in a convincing 16-8 victory.
Here’s a look at former professional rugby player Price’s route to another Grand Slam of Darts title, prize money, career honours and winnings to date…
Who is Gerwyn Price?
Gerwyn Price is a Welsh darts player who has just won the Grand Slam of Darts 2021.
Price was born in Markham, Wales, and is a former pro rugby union player for Welsh Premier Division sides Neath and Cross Keys, playing hooker.
He also represented South Wales Scorpions in the rugby league code and had a brief spell at Pro12 side Glasgow Warriors before hanging up his boots in 2014.
Price took the decision to concentrate solely on darts and has been competing in numerous Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) tournaments and events around the world.
Gerwyn Price - roll of honour
It has been quite the three years for Gerwyn Price, who has propelled himself to the top of the world rankings with a string of fine displays and event wins.
Here’s a look at a selection of the 36-year-olds achievements to date:
- 2018 - Grand Slam of Darts
- 2019 - Grand Slam of Darts
- 2020 - World Grand Prix
- 2020 - World Series of Darts Finals
- 2020 - World Cup of Darts with Wales
- 2021 - World Championship
- 2021 - Grand Slam of Darts
Gerwyn Price route to Grand Slam of Darts 2021 glory
The convincing 16-8 leg victory over Peter Wright in the final of the Grand Slam of Darts 2021 followed victory over James Wade in the semi finals.
Gerwyn Price said: "Three years I’ve played here and three times I’ve won – it’s disappointing that we didn’t play here last year but obviously (we didn’t) with everything that was going on. I’m thrilled to play here again.
"Early on in this final, I thought that I put him under a lot of pressure, obviously Peter wasn’t playing very well, and I just carried on with my own game.
"I did let him back in but (overall) I was clinical today."
Price’s victory puts him level with Michael Van Gerwen on three titles at the event with only Phil Taylor, with six, having won more.
Grand Slam of Darts prize money
Gerwyn Price received £125,000 in prize money for winning a third Grand Slam of Darts.
The prize pot takes his earnings from the three Grand Slam of Darts wins to £360,000 since 2018.
Price earned £250,000 from 2020’s World Grand Prix, World Series of Darts and World Cup of Darts wins.
But his biggest single financial darts windfall came earlier in 2021 when he claimed the PDC World Championship.
This earned the then number three seed a cool half a million pounds prior to this weekend’s Grand Slam of Darts hat trick.
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