Good evening, welcome to this live blog.

My name is Mitch Marinus and I will keep you informed about the semifinals of the World Championship darts today.

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  • World Championship darts

  • LIVE:

  • Stephen Bunting-Gerwyn Price

    4-3

  • Program:

  • Dave Chisnall-Gary Anderson

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Bunting and Price are giving away a clinic finish tonight at Alexandra Palace.

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π—•π—¨π—‘π—§π—œπ—‘π—š π—₯π—˜π—šπ—”π—œπ—‘π—¦ π—§π—›π—˜ π—Ÿπ—˜π—”π—— Stephen Bunting survives two set darts as he fires in a clinical 118 finish to snatch the set from Price and he LEADS 4-3!

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Author PDC Darts Moment of Places 19:45 - January 2, 2021

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Set Bunting!

3-2 (4-3)



Price gets one chance at double-5, but he throws just too low.

Bunting makes good use of this by throwing out another 100+ finish.

He is still two sets away from the final.

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Lay Bunting!

2-2 (3-3)



Bunting does not intend to just hand over this set.

He has a decisive leg in this seventh set.

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Lay Bunting!

1-2 (3-3)



Bunting also keeps on hitting it!

He has a 148 finish and with that the record of 100+ finishes (10) in a semifinal is already equaled.

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Lay Price!

0-2 (3-3)



The level of the two gentlemen does not disappoint in 'Ally Pally'.

This time, Price shakes a 128 finish up his sleeve and therefore the momentum seems to lie with him.

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Lay Price!

0-1 (3-3)



Price rumbles on and has a 13-darter in his own leg.

He immediately takes the lead in the seventh set.

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𝗧𝗒𝗑 𝗒𝗨𝗧 Gerwyn Price has hit D10 seven times from seven attempts! He takes out an even ton to level the match at three sets apiece!

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Avatar Author PDC Darts Moment of Places 19:33 - January 2, 2021

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Set Price!

1-3 (3-3)



There is another primal cry of the Welshman!

He is level with Bunting again and may start the next set.

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Lay Bunting!

1-2 (3-2)



Both men have an equal finish percentage of 50 percent, but it is not equal in sets yet.

Bunting keeps his own leg, so Price is not yet sure of a set win.

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Lay Price!

0-2 (3-2)



The Welshman keeps his own leg and seems well on his way to a tie in sets.

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Lay Price!

 0-1 (3-2)



Both gentlemen don't have their sights on the doubles sharp, but Price is the first to find the necessary double-6.

He thus breaks his opponent and from the primal cry it appears that the few people present in 'Ally Pally' should know that.

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Stephen Bunting looks less sharp in the doubles, so 'The Iceman' is back in the game.

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π—₯π—œπ—šπ—›π—§ π—•π—”π—–π—ž π—œπ—‘ π—œπ—§ That set was MASSIVE as Price closes the gap to just one set, when he could've seen Bunting open up a three set lead! Is that a turning point?

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Avatar Author PDC Darts Moment of places 19: 19-2 January 2021

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Set Price!

1-3 (3-2)



Bunting scores moderately in his own leg with three scores under 60.

Price makes good use of that and comes 3-2 in sets.

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Lay Price!

1-2 (3-1)



Bunting starts to miss more and more doubles, dropping his finish percentage to 52.17 percent.

On the other hand, Price, who can find the doubles better and better.

He now also finds the double-12 and takes the lead in this fifth set.

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Lay Bunting!

1-1 (3-1)



Price is neatly in Bunting's leg with a score of 40, but Bunting may throw from 90 first.

He hits bull's eye convincingly again, after which tops seem to be effortless.

In this way, the Englishman deals considerable taps to his opponent from Wales.

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Lay Price!

 0-1 (3-1)



Phew, here Bunting misses an opportunity to break Price into the fifth set right away.

He misses four darts on the double-8, after which 'The Iceman' throws the required double-20.

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BUNTING 3️⃣-1️⃣ PRICEExcellent from Stephen Bunting here ... He's averaging just short of 100 but he's 73% on the doubles

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Avatar Author PDC Darts Moment of places 19:06 - 2 January 2021

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Set Bunting!

3-1 (3-1)



The satisfaction can be seen in Bunting's face.

He enters the break with a 3-1 lead and will soon see Price start the fifth set.

However, 'The Bullet' is still a long way off, because in the semi-finals six sets are needed to win.

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Lay Bunting!

2-1 (2-1)



In a somewhat lesser leg Bunting still pulls the longest end.

After two misses with the third arrow, he finds the required double-8.

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Lay Price!

1-1 (2-1)



Price also shows what he can do!

The Welshman throws a 131 finish, but doesn't hurt Bunting much with that.

After all, 'The Bullet' was already well behind.

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Lay Bunting!

1-0 (2-1)



He keeps on hitting!

The number 26 in the world shakes up a 136 finish and thus keeps his own leg.

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π˜½π™π™‰π™π™„π™‰π™‚ π™‡π™€π˜Όπ˜Ώπ™ŽThis is sensational finishing from Bunting as he pins tops for a 2-1 set lead over Gerwyn Price! He's hit eight doubles from ten attempts!

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Author PDC Darts Moment of places 18:58 - January 2, 2021

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Set Bunting!

3-2 (2-1)



Stephen Bunting is in a good flow and also has a 12-darter in the deciding leg.

The Englishman thus takes the lead for the first time tonight.

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Lay Price!

2-2 (1-1)



A rare miss by Stephen Bunting!

He has one dart on double-20 to throw out 140, but the dart is just on the wrong side of the iron.

Price does find the required double-20 and breaks Bunting back with it.

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Lay Bunting!

 2-1 (1-1)



Bunting has got the hang of it!

He finds bull's eye and throws in Price's leg and 12-darter.

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Lay Bunting!

1-1 (1-1)



Bunting also keeps his own leg by hitting double-12 in one go.

He remains successful on the doubles, as he hit six of the seven doubles.

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Lay Price!

0-1 (1-1)



There is another primal cry from Gerwyn Price!

He rolls out 116 in his own leg, while Bunting is at 48.


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Bunting does not let himself be walked over and comes back to 1-1 in sets.

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π—˜π—«π—–π—˜π—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—˜π—‘π—§ 𝗙π—₯𝗒𝗠 Final! He levels this Semi-Final, recovering from 2-0 down in that set to take it 3-2 and move level at 1-1 overall

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Avatar Author PDC Darts Moment of places 18: 44 - January 2, 2021

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Set Bunting!

3-2 (1-1)



Bunting fights back into the set and he does it successfully!

Thanks to a 68 finish, the Englishman is again on the same level with the 35-year-old Price.

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Lay Bunting!

2-2 (0-1)



In this leg, the roles of scoring are reversed.

Bunting simply walks away from Price and then hits the double-20 with his second dart.

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Lay Bunting!

1-2 (0-1)



Bunting is currently clear on his doubles.

This time he finds the required double-20 with his first arrow and thus 'The Bullet' keeps his own leg.

The Englishman's problem lies with scoring for the time being, because he is well behind the Welshman there (97.1 to 107.46).

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Lay Price!

0-2 (0-1)



'The Iceman' has a 12-darter in house and thus cashes in on his break.

He only needs one more leg to double his lead in sets.

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Lay Price!

0-1 (0-1)



In Bunting's leg, Price shoots off the starting blocks.

He rolls 180 and 177 consecutively and ends with double-10.

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Hopefully the level of the first set is a sign of a great match.

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π—ͺ𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗔 π—¦π—˜π—§Incredible opening set with Price taking the deciding leg and he's currently averaging over 105 here!

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Avatar Author PDC Darts Moment of Places 18:30 - 2 January 2021

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Set Price!

2-3 (0-1)



Price has to hand in his first leg, but then immediately breaks Bunting back.

In the last leg, which he can start himself, he simply walks away and ends with the required double-18.

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Lay Bunting!

2-2 (0-0)



Price is left with 32 and puts the pressure on Bunting.

The Englishman, however, has no doubt and throws out 117 convincingly.

Now Price can start again, to bring in his own set.

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Lay Price!

1-2 (0-0)



Price and Bunting both reach a finish fairly quickly, but Price is the first to throw it out within fourteen darts.

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Lay Price!

1-1 (0-0)



Price cries out with enthusiasm!

This time he does find the double-18 and immediately breaks 'The Bullet' back.

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Lay Bunting!

 1-0 (0-0)



Price has to go to double-18, while he prefers to finish in double-20.

He misses three darts, after which Bunting strikes from a score of 120.

He immediately has a break.

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Game on!

The first dart from 'The Iceman' goes into the single 20.

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Ice Ice Baby

 it now sounds from the same speakers.

Gerwyn Price is the second on stage and may soon start the match.

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David Guetta's music can be heard through the speakers in 'Ally Pally' and that means that Stephen Bunting is the first to enter the stage.

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Stephen Bunting's road to the semi-finals



  • R2:

    Boulton (3-2)

  • R3:

    Wade (4-2)

  • R4:

    Searle (4-3)

  • KF:

    Ratajski (5-3)

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Stephen Bunting was too strong for Krzysztof Ratajski in the quarterfinals.

Partly thanks to this 74 finish, the number 26 in the world will be back in action tonight.

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π—•π—¨π—‘π—§π—œπ—‘π—š π—œπ—¦ 𝗧𝗛π—₯π—’π—¨π—šπ—› Stephen Bunting is through to his first ever PDC World Championship semi-final after closing out a brilliant 5-3 victory over Krzysztof Ratajski! πŸ“Ί Up next next Gary Anderson v Dirk van Duijvenbode

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Avatar Author PDC Darts Moment of places 13:49 - January 1, 2021

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