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HGS
23 Jan 19 15:18
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At a hearing that took place on 11th January 2019 before the DRA Disciplinary Committee, Gerwyn Price was found to be in breach of the DRA Rules in the Grand Slam of Darts (GSOD) Quarter-Final match with Simon Whitlock played on 16th November 2018 and the and in the GSOD Final match with Gary Anderson played on 18th November 2018. He also admitted to a breach of the DRA Rules for putting inappropriate posts on social media. Gary Anderson was found to be in breach of the rules for pushing his opponent in the GSOD Final.
The Committee found that Mr Price had brought the sport into disrepute by his actions and that they amounted to gamesmanship in his matches with Mr Whitlock and Mr Anderson. Mr Price’s actions were very serious and went beyond what was acceptable in his celebrations and he was overly aggressive in his behaviour in his matches. It was decided that his actions were a cynical attempt to put off his opponents to gain him an advantage.
These actions were in the Quarter-Final and Final of a prestigious televised event and drew an unprecedented number of complaints from members of the public.
In making the decision on sanction the Committee took into account that in October 2017 Mr Price was found to be in breach of the rules for gamesmanship involving the use of aggressive behaviour. The Committee also took into account that Mr Price had previously been fined and warned as to his future behaviour regarding an inappropriate social media post.
The sanction imposed on Mr Price is:
1. For Bringing the sport into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Quarter-Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £8,000
2. For Bringing the sport into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £12,000
3. In relation to 1. And 2. Above Mr Price will also be suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanction events for a period of three months. This will be suspended for a period of six months until 11th July 2019.
This means that should Mr Price be found guilty of any breach of the DRA Rules up to and including the 11th July 2019, the Disciplinary Committee will, unless there are extreme mitigating circumstances, impose the three-month suspension in addition to any penalty for the new offence.
4. For inappropriate posts on social media Mr Price is to pay a fine of £1,500 and warned as to his future behaviour.

The Committee found that Mr Anderson was in breach of the rules when he pushed Mr Price during the GSOD Final.
The Committee’s view was that Mr Anderson was significantly provoked during the match by his opponent that resulted in what is clearly a non- aggressive push by Mr Anderson on Mr Price. It is the view of the Committee that it is not acceptable for a Player to lay hands on another Player, irrespective of the provocation.
The sanction imposed on Mr Anderson is a formal warning.

Both Players have 14 days to appeal the decision of the Tribunal

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By:
HGS
When: 23 Jan 19 15:21
And not before time. Has had this coming for a while now. Gotta tread carefully for 6 months now.
By:
wisewords
When: 23 Jan 19 19:33
So does this mean Gerwyn is banned from playing events until April 11th?
By:
HGS
When: 23 Jan 19 20:19
No. The ban is suspended for 6 months. Should he be out of order again in the next 6 months, the ban will come in. If he keeps his nose clean it will drop.
By:
wisewords
When: 23 Jan 19 23:16
Ah I see. So the threat of a 3 month ban is hanging over his head for the next 6 months if he is to act up again at any time during that period
By:
HGS
When: 24 Jan 19 13:54
Exactly wise.
By:
HGS
When: 06 Aug 19 11:05
After an appeal, still found in breach but had his main fines halved. £13825 all in with costs.


Mr Price appealed against both the finding and the sanction imposed.
The DRA convened an Appeals Committee comprising of three independent members; John Mehrzad (Chair), Tarik Shamel and James Harms.
On Wednesday 17th July 2019 the Appeals Committee delivered its decision on the appeal.
The Appeals Committee rejected his appeal against the finding that he was in breach of rules 3.1 and 3.2 of the DRA Rules. The Appeals Committee found that many of the grounds of the appeal were completely without merit and contradicted by the papers in the case.
His appeal against sanction was upheld and the sanction on count 1 was reduced from £8,000 to £4,000 and on count 2 from £12,000 to £6,000, a total of £10,000. The other sanctions imposed were unchanged.
The sanctions as revised by the Appeals Committee are:
1. For Bringing the game into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Quarter Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £4,000;
2. For Bringing the sport into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £6,000;
3. Mr Price will also be suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanction events for a period of 3 months. This will be suspended for a period of 6 months until 11 July 2019 (this suspension has now expired); and,
4. For the inappropriate posts on social media Mr Price is to pay a fine of £1,500 and warned as to his future behaviour.
On 5th August 2019 the Appeals Committee ruled that Mr Price is to pay a total of £2,325.24 towards the costs of the appeal process.
By:
HGS
When: 06 Aug 19 11:05
After an appeal, still found in breach but had his main fines halved. £13825 all in with costs.


Mr Price appealed against both the finding and the sanction imposed.
The DRA convened an Appeals Committee comprising of three independent members; John Mehrzad (Chair), Tarik Shamel and James Harms.
On Wednesday 17th July 2019 the Appeals Committee delivered its decision on the appeal.
The Appeals Committee rejected his appeal against the finding that he was in breach of rules 3.1 and 3.2 of the DRA Rules. The Appeals Committee found that many of the grounds of the appeal were completely without merit and contradicted by the papers in the case.
His appeal against sanction was upheld and the sanction on count 1 was reduced from £8,000 to £4,000 and on count 2 from £12,000 to £6,000, a total of £10,000. The other sanctions imposed were unchanged.
The sanctions as revised by the Appeals Committee are:
1. For Bringing the game into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Quarter Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £4,000;
2. For Bringing the sport into disrepute and gamesmanship in the GSOD Final Mr Price is to pay a fine of £6,000;
3. Mr Price will also be suspended from attending or competing in DRA sanction events for a period of 3 months. This will be suspended for a period of 6 months until 11 July 2019 (this suspension has now expired); and,
4. For the inappropriate posts on social media Mr Price is to pay a fine of £1,500 and warned as to his future behaviour.
On 5th August 2019 the Appeals Committee ruled that Mr Price is to pay a total of £2,325.24 towards the costs of the appeal process.
By:
wisewords
When: 06 Aug 19 14:21
Seems a sensible move. He was out of order during that final but the initial fines were excessive
By:
HGS
When: 06 Aug 19 15:03
Agreed
By:
cardenden
When: 24 Aug 19 07:38
Should have been 40 grand fine..
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