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Gerwyn Price Wins 2024 Nordic Darts Masters

Gerwyn Price beat Rob Cross 8-5 in Denmark on Saturday evening to secure the 2024 Nordic Darts Masters title.

In a familiar final match-up, Gerwyn Price faced off against Rob Cross for the 2024 Nordic Darts Masters. The pair played each other in a final just a week earlier at the US Darts Masters, in which Rob Cross won 8-7 in a closely contested game. 

It was the Welshman who came out on top in the second encounter though. Price beat Cross 8-5 to secure the Nordic Darts Master trophy and £20,000 prize fund. 

2024 Nordic Darts Masters Review

Price was in top form at the Forum Copenhagen last night as he beat Dimitri Van den Bergh, Michael Smith and Rob Cross (all in convincing fashion) to win the 2024 Nordic Darts Masters. 

This was the 2nd consecutive year that Price made it to the final. In 2023 he finished runner-up to Peter Wright who himself had a shock first round exit of this year’s tournament, losing 6-5 to Johan Engstrom in the first round. 

Price played well in the US Darts Masters and can be considered unlucky to have lost to Rob Cross who fought back from 6-4 down and 7-6 down to eventually win 8-7. 

Price took the early lead again this week. At 4-0 up, Price looked to be in cruise control for this final but again, Cross had a resurgence bringing it back to 5-4 with a well timed 10-dart leg. 

History wasn’t going to repeat itself on this occasion though. Price went on to hit an 11-dart leg and a 12-dart leg on his way to winning 8-5. 

Price hasn’t been shy about his tournament progress lately. 

Following a disappointing Premier League campaign, the ‘Iceman’ has stated that he wants to focus more on ranking events moving forward and since making that claim he has definitely had an uptick in form. 

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”I have been struggling to get over the winning line, but you need a bit of luck sometimes and I haven’t had much luck over the last couple of months.” Price said following his win. 

“I had a little bit of luck in the semi-finals against Michael Smith who didn’t capitalise on a poor game from me, but I’m just glad to win a final and get another trophy in the bank.”

Despite the loss, Cross had another great tournament as he seems to be returning to the form of prior years – peak Voltage!

In the first round he had an electrifying 108.19 average as he beat Jeffrey de Graaf 6-4 to set a new tournament record of highest average at the Nordic Masters. 

He then went on to beat Bunting 6-2 and Humphries 7-4 on his way to the final. 

Humphries started out the campaign in fine form and looked to be the favourite going into the latter stages. A 6-0 whitewash of Benjamin Drue Reus in the first round in just 11 minutes and a 6-1 thumping of Johan Engstrom in the Quarter-Finals looked very promising for the World Number 1. 

Despite his 101.04 average, Cross was able to overcome him with a 35% checkout rate. 

If you missed the action, see the PDC highlights below: 

2024 Nordic Darts Masters Results

First Round
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Dennis Nilsson
Nathan Aspinall 6-2 Marko Kantele
Gerwyn Price 6-2 Madars Razma
Stephen Bunting 6-5 Daniel Larsson
Johan Engstrom 6-5 Peter Wright
Michael Smith 6-1 Paavo Myller
Rob Cross 6-4 Jeffrey de Graaf
Luke Humphries 6-0 Benjamin Drue Reus

Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price 6-1 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael Smith 6-3 Nathan Aspinall
Rob Cross 6-2 Stephen Bunting
Luke Humphries 6-1 Johan Engstrom

Semi-Finals
Gerwyn Price 7-3 Michael Smith
Rob Cross 7-4 Luke Humphries

Final
Gerwyn Price 8-5 Rob Cross

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