Gerwyn Price has survived a rocking start to beat fellow Welshman Jamie Lewis to reach the final of the 2020-21 PDC World Darts Championship in Germany.
Known as “The Iceman,” Price, the third seed, lost in the first round to Lewis, who was putting on a strong display at London’s Alexandra Palace. He almost went down in Cologne at the end of the second round when Lewis piled pressure on him from outside London’s Alexandra Palace. Price, the world number three seed, narrowly lost in both rounds of this year’s PDC World Darts Championship, but not quite as significantly when Lewis put pressure on him from the bar at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Lewis, a 2018 semi-finalist, took the opportunity to raise his game and eventually made it to four straight 100-plus finals against his opponent. After a strong performance against Lewis in the first lap, the “Iceman” cranked up the power at the end of the second lap.
With Lewis poised on 42, Price raised the stakes with a 104 finish as he won three of the next four legs to claim the second set with a scintillating 160-yard volley to seal a 2-1 lead.
Price claimed the last leg to seal the date against Edward Foulkes or Brendan Dolan and stay on course to add the sport’s biggest title to his win this year. World number one, Michael van Gerwen, will launch his bid to win his fourth world title on a day that will also see former world number two, Ronnie O’Sullivan, return to the PDC World Darts Championship in London this January.
An exciting first session will also see Steve Beaton compete in his record 30th successive World Championship as he plays Brazil’s Diogo Portela, while Canadian Jeff Smith faces Irish hopeful Keane Barry.