Gerwyn Price, Rob Cross and Nathan Aspinall are among the notable names to have received fines over the past 12…
Gerwyn Price, Rob Cross and Nathan Aspinall are among the notable names to have received fines over the past 12 months, with the DRA case list having been published.
The Darts Regulation Authority, the sport’s governing body, has released its full list of cases covering 2021-2023 to date.
A number of players have been hit with sanctions for various breaches of DRA rules in both floor and televised competition.
Former World Champion Cross has been fined £750 for failing to complete his First Round match against Mario Vandenbogaerde at Players Championship 9 in April.
Cross’ manager, Rab Bain, meanwhile, has been fined £1,000 and issued with a formal warning for betting on darts from 2020-2023.
Jose Justicia has been fined £250 and issued with a formal warning for ‘aggressive and inappropriate behaviour’ in a WDF event last October.
Aspinall and Scott Williams both received £250 fines for an ‘inappropriate gesture on live TV’ during last November’s Grand Slam of Darts.
Luke Humphries and Fallon Sherrock each received a formal warning for swearing on live TV in the same event.
Gerwyn Price’s failure to attend the presentation ceremony for finishing runner-up in last year’s Queensland Darts Masters resulted in a three-month ban (suspended to 07/05/2023) and a fine of £1,000.
Price was also fined £1,200 for failing to mark and ‘public criticism on social media’ in June 2021.
Canada’s Matt Campbell was handed a £1,000 fine and a three-month suspended ban for ‘inappropriate behaviour’ during a Players Championship event last May.
Steve West received a £500 fine and a three-month suspension until March 18 for ‘aggressive behaviour’ and ‘unsavoury language’ in October 2022, while Nick Fullwell incurred a three-month ban (suspended for 12 months) and £100 in costs for ;aggressive behaviour and minor assault’ that month.
In 2021, 12 players were fined between £700-£900 for ‘breach of covid restrictions and hotel policies’, including Dave Chisnall, Alan Soutar, Chris Dobey, Bradley Brooks, Andy Boulton, Nick Kenny and Jake Jones.
Bradley Phillips has been suspended until February 2025 for breach of covid policy, producing false covid test results and infecting three PDC staff members at a Challenge Tour event.
Adrian Lewis was issued with a £500 fine for ‘unprofessional behaviour towards an opponent’, while a ‘disparaging public comment’ landed Michael van Gerwen a £250 fine.
Vincent van der Voort received a formal warning for recklessly throwing darts, and was also given a suspension (itself suspended) for ‘inappropriate comments’.
Mensur Suljovic, Jermaine Wattimena, James Wilson, Justin Pipe and Van der Voort each received fines for failing to mark.