PDC World Championship: Gerwyn Price survives early scare to advance at Worlds

Gerwyn Price
Gerwyn Price has won the Grand Slam of Darts on three occasions.

World number one Gerwyn Price came back from a set down to beat Luke Woodhouse 3-1 in the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.

England’s Woodhouse averaged almost 105 as he took the opening set 3-1 but Price responded by winning the deciding fifth leg to take the second set.

The 2021 champion won the third set 3-1 and a wrapped up the final set 3-0.

Price will face Raymond van Barneveld or Ryan Meikle in the third round.

The 37-year-old is one of a record breaking six Welsh players competing in this year’s tournament.

Lewy Williams secured his place in the second round earlier on Monday with a 3-0 victory over Niels Zonneveld, and was one shot away from completing a nine dart finish. Williams plays Michael van Gerwen in the next round.

But Robert Owen is out after he was beaten 3-0 by England’s Andrew Gilding.

Elsewhere, it was a day to remember for Canadian debutant David Cameron, who kept his nerve to save six match darts before coming from two sets down to beat England’s Ritchie Edhouse.

Cameron followed on from Portuguese Jose de Sousa, who completed his own stunning comeback in the afternoon session to knock out 2010 runner-up Simon Whitlock.

Steve Beaton’s record 32nd championship appearance ended in a 3-0 loss to debutant Danny van Trijp, while American Leonard Gates beat Geert Nentjes 3-1 and Danny Jansen advanced by beating Paolo Nebrida 3-2.

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