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Gerwyn Price is known as one of the most explosive players in the sport, exciting crowds up and down the country. After a duo of incidents at the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts Price was fined a record high of £21,500 for counts of Gamesmanship and Bringing the sport into disrepute. Josh Green has compiled a handy timeline of events leading up to the reduction of his fine on the 5th August. 

16th November 2018 – Gerwyn Price defeats Simon Whitlock in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts 16-15. After trailing for the majority of the match in Wolverhampton Price celebrated wildly and had to be cautioned by referee Russ Bray.

Whitlock was irritated throughout the contest, and as the antics continued into the latter stages, the emotions threatened to overspill.

18th November 2018 – In a bad tempered final at the Alderley Leisure Village Price defeated Gary Anderson to claim his first major title. In another ill-tempered affair, Price’s exuberant celebrations were the focus following the match.

The two players squared up in the 15th and 28th legs, with Anderson’s popularity leading to deafening boos in the Wolverhampton venue as the Welshman lifted the trophy.

11th January 2019 – Gerwyn Price is fined £21,500 for breaching two DRA (Darts regulation Authority) rules over the two matches at the Grand Slam of Darts.

The committee found that Price has ‘bought the game into disrepute by his actions and lead to gamesmanship’ under rules 3.1 and 3.2. A further breach was also found for inappropriate posts on social media.

Price was given a three month suspension, suspended for six months in addition to his significant fine.

‘The Iceman’ appealed against both sanctions.

17th July 2019 – Following the appeal the DRA rejected his appeal to nullify the fine, but instead decided to reduce the fine in the following areas.

From the incident against Simon Whitlock where he was found to be in breach of rule 3.1 and 3.2 his fine was reduced from £8000 to £4000.

For his counts of gamesmanship and bringing the game into disrepute his fine was halved from £12,000 to £6000.

His three months suspension (suspended for six months) has expired.

Price was also fined £1500 for his inappropriate posts on social media and warned about his future behaviour.

5th August 2019 – The appeals committee also ruled that Price was to pay an £2325.24 towards the costs of the appeal.