Daryl Gurney reached the semi-finals at the 2020 UK Opwn as ‘Superchin’ returned towards top form.

Gurney was denied in the end by Michael Van Gerwen but despite that he didn’t leave disheartened.

In fact he left Butlins confident of a good performance in not only the next Premier League but the rest of the weekly roadshow.

“I haven’t given up on the Premier League yet,” said Gurney. “I’m playing well, I’m still getting my confidence back and hopefully in Liverpool I can get two points.

“Glen’s top of the Premier League and he’s going to be refreshed. He had a bad draw in the UK Open against Peter and lost on Friday but it was a high-quality game.

“He’ll be ready for Thursday but I’ve taken some confidence from the UK Open. I struggled a bit at the back end of last year, so I’m still trying to get my feet back on the ground again and play the best I can.

“In the last few weeks I’ve played really well, even in the Premier League. I should have been guaranteed a draw against Michael Smith but blew that opportunity and I’m still trying to look at the positives.

“I always say that if you’re in the Premier League you have to remember that it’s players in the top ten of the world and whatever happens in the rest of the season happens.

“I’d love to avoid elimination, but if that happens then so be it. The standard is so good now that I have to take it on the chin – but it can turn around.”


Author: Samuel Gill