World Darts Championship roundup: Tuesday 20 December

World Darts Championship roundup: Tuesday 20 December

World Number 1 Gerwyn Price was given a scare by Luke Woodhouse on Monday night at the PDC World Darts Championships.

The Welshman is chasing his second PDC crown and had to come from a set down against Worcestshire's Woodhouse, who averaged close to 105 in their opening set.

'The Iceman' is not one to shy from a fight and responded in kind, taking three straight sets with an overall average of 92.88, winning by 3 sets to 1.



Speaking after the game, Price admitted he felt pressure on the stage: "That's probably the most nervous I've been for the last two years and I said that to Luke.

"I stuck in there and Luke bless him fell apart towards the end. He couldn't hit anything thankfully, but it was a tough game. I just needed to get through."


Steve Beaton made a record-breaking appearance on the night, walking out for his 32nd consecutive year on darts' biggest stage.

'The Bronzed Adonis' was nowhere near his best against his young Dutch foe, and Danny van Trijp strolled to a straight-forward 3-0 victory.

Elsewhere, an emotional Jose de Sousa was made to work extremely hard against Australian veteran Simon Whitlock.

De Sousa had to recover from 2 sets down to take the tie in a thrilling final set.

Speaking after the game, a visibly emotional De Sousa spoke: "Last week the wife of my cousin died of cancer. I'm here for you and you know that."

Looking ahead to today's action and there are two standout ties.

Women's World Matchplay supremo Fallon Sherrock returns to Alexandra Palace against Ricky Evans.

Directly afterwards, Dutch legend Raymond van Barneveld begins his 30th World Championship appearance against Ryan Meikle.