GARY Anderson missed out on a third world title when he lost 7-3 to Welshman Gerwyn Price at Alexandra Palace in London this evening.
Anderson, who lives in Burnham-on-Sea, won the title in 2015 and 2016 and was competing in his fifth final.
But his experience stood for little as Price, the world No1, dominated the match which was shown live on Sky Sports.
Apart from the coveted title, Anderson also missed out on the £500,000 first prize, but was still able to walk away with a £200,000 consolation.
The 50-year-old, who went into the competition as 13th seed, was unhappy with his game for much of the tournament and was unable to raise his game when it mattered most.