Clayton calls for more darts tournaments in Wales after Premier League reception

Jonny Clayton says more tournaments should be staged in Wales following a raucous night two of Premier League darts in Cardiff.

The Welshman, who won the competition back in 2021, was beaten by Michael Smith in the quarter-final, and admitted after the match that he was gutted not to have put in a better showing in front of his home crowd.

"You won't get that reception anywhere else because we play all out games in England don't we? So to have that you want to do so well," Clayton said.

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"In front of that crowd, it was fantastic. You come to Wales and you listen to that. I saw Michael Smith coming up on stage, he was just shaking his head thinking 'what's going on?' The atmosphere was fantastic."

The Ferret was then asked if Wales was "crying out" to host more darts events, to which he replied: "Yeah I think so. It'd be great to have more competitions in Wales.

"We've go everywhere else, we travel to Germany, Holland, they get plenty of tournaments, we're always in England so why don't we get a few more in Wales? Cross fingers that that happens. Will it? Probably not, but I hope so," he added.

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The night, rather aptly, belonged to a Welshman in the end, with Gerwyn Price triumphing over Nathan Aspinall in the final to get his Premier League campaign up and running.

During the match, the two shared a joke about the crowd when Aspinall received some grief after pausing to re-position himself.


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