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Tournament in London. world champion Peter Wright has been surprisingly ruled out of the World Cup of Darts

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World champion Peter Wright has been surprisingly ruled out of the World Cup of Darts

Peter Wright is no longer in contention for his third world title after an apparent bankruptcy against Kim Huybrechts. photo:

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World darts champion Peter Wright is set to end his title defense early at the World Cup in London. The 52-year-old Scot suffered a surprising 4-1 defeat to Kim Huybrechts in the third round last night and is now out of action for his third world title after an apparent bankruptcy. “Snakebite” Wright was plagued by personal problems before the World Cup, with his wife and manager Joan being ill for a long time.

World darts champion Peter Wright is set to end his title defense early at the World Cup in London. The 52-year-old Scot suffered a surprising 4-1 defeat to Kim Huybrechts in the third round last night and is now out of action for his third world title after an apparent bankruptcy. “Snakebite” Wright was plagued by personal problems before the World Cup, with his wife and manager Joan being ill for a long time.

The Scottish bird of paradise could become world number one despite an early exit from the World Cup on January 4. This is because rival Gerwyn Price from Wales had his winner’s prize money taken away from him two years ago. If none of the trio of Price, Michael van Gerwen (Netherlands) or Michael Smith (England) become world champions, Wright will reassert his number one status. Belgian “Huybrechts” will meet his compatriot Dimitri van den Berg in the 1/8 finals.

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