Price celebrates during an ill-tempered Grand Slam final against Anderson (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
Gerwyn Price has confirmed he has appealed his record fine dating back to the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts and says he is prepared to go to the high court in a quest to get the sanctions overturned.
Price was hit with £21,500 in fines and a three-month ban, suspended for six months, in January after being found guilty of three separate breaches of DRA rules during last November’s Grand Slam.
The Welshman went on to claim Grand Slam glory and his first major title with victory over Gary Anderson in a hugely controversial final in Wolverhampton.
The pair clashed on the oche during an ill-tempered affair, with Price seen to celebrate ferociously in Anderson’s face, while the Scot responded at one stage by pushing his opponent.
Several players past and present have leapt to Price’s defence in recent months, including the likes of Phil Taylor
, Wayne Mardle
and Chris Mason
, and the 34-year-old insists he will pursue the case to the highest level.
“I was shocked and a bit peed off at what had happened, not only that I had a fine, but that Gary had absolutely nothing,” Price told the Darts Show podcast.
“Not just one player, not just Phil [Taylor], every player said it was unfair so something has gone wrong there and it’s being dealt with by the right people now.
“Hopefully things will change, but if not then I’m going to re-appeal again and it’ll go to the high court.
“My appeal has gone in, it went in two weeks ago, so whatever the DRA come back with, even if I have a one thousand pound fine, I’m still going to be fighting that.”
Anderson was also found to be in breach of DRA rules when he pushed Price, and was given a formal warning, but Price believes he was unfairly made an example of by the sport’s governing body.
He added : “I don’t think I deserve to have any fine at all, we were both on the oche, my game’s always the same and it’s never going to change.
“I don’t want a one thousand pound fine, I don’t even want a one hundred pound fine.
“I’ve been myself, I’ve been the same player ever since and before the fine. I haven’t had any more fines so I don’t understand why I had the first one.”