By Alex Moss
23 MAY 2017 • 8:25PM
Peter Wright has revealed he plans to take two sets of darts with him on stage for his clash with Dave Chisnall in the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters quarter-finals tomorrow.
The world number three came agonisingly close to winning the Betway Premier League last week, missing six match darts to beat eventual champion Michael van Gerwen in the final at The O2.
Wright changed sets of darts in-between his semi-final win against Phil Taylor and the final with van Gerwen, and the Scot has been notorious for tinkering with his darts over the years.
But ahead of facing the unique open-air setting in Dubai this week, Wright says he plans to be more than prepared for what ever conditions are thrown at him.
“You’re not sure how the darts are going to fly up there so I’m going to take two sets of darts with me on stage,” Wright said.
“If one doesn’t go, and the others don’t go, then I’m in trouble.”
Wright has been in excellent form so far in 2017, winning his maiden TV title at the UK Open in March as well as claiming seven other tournament victories on the PDC circuit this season, the latest of those coming on Saturday in Players Championship 11.
The 47-year-old went all the way to the final in his debut year in the Dubai Darts Masters in 2014, but since then has suffered quarter-final exits to Taylor and van Gerwen in the last two years.
2017 Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Raymond van Barneveld
James Wade (4) v Gerwyn Price
Gary Anderson (2) v Phil Taylor
Peter Wright (3) v Dave Chisnall
Schedule of Play
Wednesday May 24 (8pm)
James Wade v Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright v Dave Chisnall
Gary Anderson v Phil Taylor
Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld
Best of 19 legs
Thursday May 25 (8pm)
Best of 21 legs
Best of 21 legs