Peter Wright makes darting history in Germany
Last Updated: 25/09/17 11:00am
Peter Wright etched his name in the history books as he beat Kim Huybrechts 6-5 to clinch the HappyBet International Darts Open in Riesa, Germany, to become just the fourth man to seal ten PDC titles in a calendar year.
In an exhilarating final, Wright posted a 102.65 average as he battled back from 4-2 down before holding off a spirited fightback from the Belgian to win it in a decider.
Huybrechts looked dominant in the opening exchanges as he broke twice on his way to a 3-1 lead.
The pair then traded the next three legs before Wright landed a 101 checkout to level things at 4-4 and take the advantage going into the dying embers.
With Huybrechts forcing a deciding leg, it was here that Wright produced a moment of quality as he landed a 116 checkout for a 12-dart leg to snatch the title and the £25,000 top prize at the SACHSENarena.
The win is Wright's fifth European Tour title of the year, and his tenth overall - having clinched the Coral UK Open title, Players Championship 11 and three UK Open qualifiers.
Wright has been in imperious form this year, having also reached the final of the Betway Premier League and the BetVictor World Matchplay, as well as the Melbourne Darts Masters and a number of ProTour events.
World Grand Prix schedule
Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis among those in action on opening night of the World Grand Prix.
Huybrechts - hunting his first European Tour title since 2015 - will be frustrated to have fallen at the final hurdle once more, after losing to Mensur Suljovic in the same competition a year previous.
Next up on the darts circuit is the World Grand Prix, which kicks off in Ireland on Sunday October 1, live on Sky Sports Action.