In the end, Luke Humphries triumphed 8-7. Earlier this year, Van Duijvenbode also lost the final of the European Darts Open by the narrowest of margins. "It's not very positive because I choked again but at least I'm playing okay again," Van Duijvenbode said.
"My confidence isn't there, I'm not in my best form and I should have easily won - I missed so many doubles during the game as well.
"You miss so many match darts just because your head is such a storm - I couldn't calm it down but it is what it is," Van Duijvenbode concluded.