Thornton on World Seniors being left out of Grand Slam of Darts: "That's a PDC event, this isn't, this is totally different"
"Some of the legs were dodgy, some of the legs were good. I'm glad he missed doubles when he missed them, he wasn't as consistent as he was this afternoon and that kind of let me off the hook a little bit. It let me calm down after the first four, five, six legs," said Thornton to Live Darts.
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Losing last time at Lakeside, he doesn't pay too much attention to it and says it is all an experience.
"It's swings and roundabouts. It's all learning curves, he played well, I can't take that away from him. He took his finishes out, didn't leave me much of a chance."
But that he does have his sights on adding to his World title and will battle for the win.
"It would be awesome. To win two out of the three, there's always a lot more in the locker, I'm Scottish for god sake. I've got a lot of fight in me."
With the news of the Grand Slam of Darts qualifying criteria in the past week, the World Seniors wasn't included and Thornton believes in time it could but that it isn't a PDC tournament so gets why it's not.
"That's a PDC event, this isn't. This is a totally different event, if I earn my way in then fine fair enough. We don't make up the rules, we just come and play tournaments and enjoy ourselves."
"I'm not one to speculate but I reckon over the next couple of years, it's going to grow massively."