2022 Masters: Champion Jonny Clayton defeated Gerwyn Price


Gerwyn Price

In the quarter-finals, world number one Gerwyn Price lost to Jonny Clayton 10-8, but Clayton kept his title defense on track. He beat Michael Smith 10-8 in the quarter-finals and will play Dave Chisnall from England in the semi-finals tonight, so he will play tonight.

Simon Whitlock lost 10-9 to Jose de Sousa, but he will play Joe Cullen in the semi-finals after he beat Michael van Gerwen 10-7 in the first round of the draw. The St. Helens derby is going on right now. They played in the first match of the day, and two players from St Helens were going up against each other.

Chisnall, 41, broke Smith, 31, in the first and third legs with a 124 checkout. It was a close match between the English pair. Chisnall, the 2016 Masters runner-up, took out 91 to win the fourth and go into the first half with a 3-2 lead. This is how the game went:

In the next five legs, there were three breaks of throw, with Chisnall taking out 153 in the ninth leg to break and the score was level at 5-5 at the second interval. This is how it looked:

The 13th seed, Chisnall, hit 125 with a bull, 25 with a bull, and 25 with a bull to break again and extend his lead to 7-5. Smith, who finished second in the 2022 world championship, came back to cut the deficit to 9-7.

At double eight, Chisnall missed six match darts that would have given him a chance to win the match. Smith took advantage and won the leg, but Chisnall held his throw well with 13 darts to win 10-8 and reach his third Master’s semifinal.

Who is Gerwyn Price?

Welsh professional darts player Gerwyn Price is one of the most popular players in the world. A former rugby league and union player, he currently competes in PDC events. Gerywn Price is the current world no.1 and the 2021 world champion. He is the first Welshman to win a major tournament. He won the 2016 Premier League by beating Jamie Murray and is a two-time Premiership winner.

His most infamous fight occurred in 2010 when he was punched outside a pub in Bargoed. The attack required 42 stitches in his face and five on his chin. The injury resulted in a brain hemorrhage and nerve damage to his eyebrow. The attacker was sentenced to a 12-month prison term. As a result, Price was banned from working as a bouncer at the pub but was later granted a suspended prison term after pleading guilty to assaulting another man.

Before turning professional, Gerwyn Price played rugby in the Welsh Premier League before focusing on darts full-time. While he won the World Grand Prix in 2010, he chose to give up the sport to concentrate on darts. Gerwyn Price also made regular references to his playing days in the Welsh Premier League. He won 128 caps for his hometown club, Neath. He also briefly played for Glasgow Warriors in the 1990s. In the end, his career in darts has rewarded him with a world title in 2018.

Price vs Clayton is a fight.

Gerwyn Price

They played against each other again on TV for the fifth time in a year when they played in the World Cup.

A lot of pressure was on Clayton, 47, from the start. He almost took 170 to break Price in the first leg. But Price was cool and kept his throw.

In response, Price, 36, broke Clayton’s throw. It took until the fourth leg for Price to score. In the first half, Price led 4-1, but Clayton came back with two breaks of throw in the seventh and ninth legs, and 13 darts in the ninth to level the match at 5-5.

When Clayton broke Price’s throw in the 11th leg, he went on to win the match for the first time. Even though Price made a big 147 checkout to hold in the 15th leg, Clayton didn’t give up the lead.

Clayton responded with a 13-dart hold of throw to put himself within a leg of the semi-finals at 9-7. Price cut the deficit to 9-8, but it was Clayton who sealed his spot in the semi-finals in the 18th leg to win 10-8 with a match average of 104.

This is the match between Portugal and Australia:

Simon Whitlock, who had just knocked out the newly crowned world champion Peter Wright in the second round, started well against Jose de Sousa. The Australian broke the Portuguese player in the fourth leg.

A 12-darter from de Sousa gave him the first lead of the match in the 11th leg when he threw back-to-back 180s and hit 82 to break Whitlock’s throw. Whitlock, 52, was down 3-2 at that point.

In the 16th leg, Whitlock came back to break de Sousa and level the match at 8-8. The seventh seed de Sousa held his throw with 13 darts and went up 7-5.

Cullen moves on

He held his throw to move one leg away from the semi-finals, but it was de Sousa who held his throw in 13 darts to make it to a decider. Even though it was Whitlock’s throw, de Sousa broke to win 10-9 and reach his first Master’s semi-final.

After van Gerwen broke Cullen’s throw in the first leg, the three-time world champion led 3-2 at the start of the second leg. Cullen responded with a 132 checkout to break van Gerwen and level the match at 3-3.

11th seed Cullen, 32, took the lead in the seventh leg and broke van Gerwen again with a 116 checkout in the eighth leg to lead 5-3.This is Cullen’s first Masters semi-final. Van Gerwen came back in the 11th leg and leveled the match at 6-6. Cullen broke twice to lead and hold on to reach the last four.

2022 Masters: Champion Jonny Clayton defeated Gerwyn Price
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