DARTS: SOUTHAM youngster Ted Evetts crashed out of the PDC World Darts Championship at the first hurdle on Thursday night after losing 3-0 to Gerwyn Price, writes Josh Green.
‘SuperTed’ knocked out top 32 ranked players Robbie Green and Brendan Dolan to reach the world stage.
But World No.16 Price proved a step too far for Evetts.
Price took the opening set of the match – white-washing the inexperienced youngster while maintaining a 111 average.
Evetts came out firing on all cylinders in the second set following the break.
He conceded the opening leg, but some much improved scoring and a 100 per cent record on the doubles put him in control.
Price would level the set at 2-2, before the nerves got to the Southam youngster.
Some poor scoring left the door open for Price to double his advantage.
With the momentum shifting the Welshman’s way, Price took the first two legs to go within 501 points of the second round.
Evetts finished on 76 to maintain his sensational statistics on the doubles and prolong the contest.
But that would be all for the 20-year-old as Price rounded off a superb opening day victory, scoring a 100plus average.
Despite his 3-0 defeat to the former Rugby player, the Alexandra Palace experience proved invaluable for Evetts, who will be looking to build on a positive debut year on the PDC Challenge Tour.
Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC.