The Downfall of Peter Wright

Three red flighted darts in the Treble 20 segment of a dart board.

A horrid spell of a form and a shocking week on and off the oche, very little has been done to warrant Wright’s inclusion in the Premier League of darts.

After a disappointing 2023 and a second round exit at the World Darts Championship, many fans criticised the PDC (Professional Darts Corperation) decision to include the two time World Champion in the lineup as they felt there were players more deserving of a place, with his win of the European Championship seen by critics as papering over the cracks.

In a massive week to prove them critics wrong, Wright’s performances further solidified fans thoughts after a first round exit in the Premier League to Rob Cross and being absolutely demolished by the eventual Champion Stephen Bunting 10-2 in the Masters.

In both games Wright averaged a mere 83 which would struggle to win a game at any level, with the player also tinkering his darts during these games being left unhappy with his current equipment.

This means Wright has now averaged less than 85 in five of his last 10 games on TV since his European Championship victory, with him not averaging over 93 once showing high levels of declining.

It wasn’t just on the oche that Wright was criticised for, he was heavily criticised following his post match interview during his second round victory against Krzysztof Ratajski.

The Scott had a dig at ITV pundit Chris Mason and fellow player Chris Dobey, who many think should have been picked ahead of Wright. During the interview Snakebite told Darts now:”It was to shut Chris Mason up saying Chris Dobey should be in the Premier League. What’s he won? He won a Masters, a Mickey Mouse tournament, it’s all he’s won”.

A massive couple months are ahead for Peter as he looks to rediscover his best form and avoid falling down the rankings even more.

He will look to pick up his first point of the Premier League season against Current World Champion Luke Humphries in Berlin on Thursday before the resumption of the Pro Tour on Monday.