Gerwyn Price claimed a first victory over Michael van Gerwen to continue the defence of his Grand Slam of Darts title and set-up a final against Peter Wright.

An afternoon of contrasting semi-finals was headlined by the Iceman’s brilliant 16-12 victory in a spellbinding contest against the world No 1, whose hopes of a fourth Grand Slam title were ended by defeat in the last four for the second year in succession.

But Price underlined his growing status at the top of the game with a win over the sport’s dominant force to follow-up his semi-final win over Gary Anderson, and he will now take on Snakebite on Sunday night – with both men chasing a second major televised title.

Wright, whose only major title is the 2017 UK Open, accounted for the last remaining BDO competitor, beating Glen Durrant 16-11 in the opening semi-final that left the headlines to be taken by the Iceman.

Price beat Gary Anderson last year to end Van Gerwen’s three-year reign as Grand Slam champion, and the defending champion stretches his winning run in Wolverhampton to 10 in succession.

Grand Slam of Darts – Semi-Final results

Peter Wright (7) 16-11 Glen Durrant Michael van Gerwen (1) 16-12 Gerwyn Price (5)

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Peter Wright felt he was battling with himself during his semi-final victory over Glen Durrant and got away with winning

Peter Wright felt he was battling with himself during his semi-final victory over Glen Durrant and got away with winning

But Duzza has proved he is made of stern stuff, stemming the flow to take out a couple of legs in succession and trail by three before the all-important 26th leg, where the reigning BDO champion missed a dart to make in 14-12.