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Welcome - Official Website of PDC Professional Daryl Gurney
Daryl’s experienced management team MDA Promotions and
MItchell Promotions have put their darts webmaster on the case,
JS Webs 180, and this website is the proud home of the Northern
Irish darts sensation, Daryl ‘Superchin’ Gurney.
Daryl impressed darts fans with his fantastic performances at his
first PDC World championships, and then immediately won his
PDC Tour Card at the tough qualifying school on day 2. At his first
PDC event, the UK Masters Euro Tour qualifying event in Crawley,
he qualified for the £100,000 tournament at Minehead – winning
through to the last 24 of a 100+ field of PDC professionals.
Now an established talent on the PDC tour, Daryl has already
impressed with a number of scalps and TV tournament runs. 2015
was a real breakthrough year, and his form has continued int0
2016. Ranked 32nd in the world, with a semi-final appearance
at he televised 2015 Players Championships, Daryl is now a
recognised star of the sport of darts.
Gurney turns up the heat in Wigan
Daryl was in Wigan this weekend for another two Players Championship events as the race for the World Matchplay places heats up.
Already assured of his place in Blackpool, it was a chance for Gurney to continue his fine form so far in 2017 and he did just that with a run to the semi finals of Players Championship 13 on Saturday recording victories over Josh Payne, John Michael, Terry Temple, Darren Webster and Mensur Suljovic before losing out to Gary Anderson.
Event 14 on Sunday saw him reach the quarter finals in a run which included wins over Andy Boulton, Kevin Painter, Joe Murnan and Wayne Jones before he fell in the last eight to Rob Cross 4-6.
Daryl has his best World Championship so far in 2017
Daryl's produced his best performance yet at the 2017 William Hill World Championship at the Alexandra Palace, London.
After an impressive 3-1 first round victory over Dutchman Jermaine Wattimena, Daryl then came through two thrilling encounters against Robert Thornton, and Mark Webster, coming through them both in final set deciders 4-3.
Daryl's then lost out 1-5 in his first World Championship quarter final against world number one, and eventual World Championship winner, Michael van Gerwen.
This personal best performance for 'Superchin' sees him climb to number 21 in the PDC Order of Merit, and continues his dramatic rise up through the rankings since winning his PDC Tour Card back in 2013.
Daryl starts UK Open qualification
It was an up and down weekend for Daryl as he tackled the first three UK Open Qualifiers in Wigan.
On day one, he lost second round to Jonathan Worsley 4-6 and the same occurred on day two, this time losing 4-6 to Ryan de Vreede,
On day three, he faired a lot better, first beating Jack Todd 6-2 and then Adrian Gray by the same scoreline to pick up the neccessary money to hopefully qualify him for the UK Open Finals in Minehead.
Now all that is left is to kick on and try to book his place in the top 32 qualifiers to see him book his place in round three at the overall finals.
Daryl makes top seedings for Minehead
Daryl secured his place at the UK Open Finals, narrowly missing out on a spot in the top 32 of the Order of Merit, but within the top 64, which means he enters the final stages in round two.
It was on Sunday where 'Superchin' had his best run of the six events, reaching the last 16 at the Robin Park Arena in Wigan.
The UK Open Finals will be held at Bultins in Minhead from March 3rd - 5th and will be shown live on ITV4 so make sure to tune in to follow Daryl's progress.
Daryl off to a flier in Players Championships
Daryl made a great start to the Players Championship season this weekend, at the Metrodome in Barnsley.
On day one, he reached the last 16 before losing out to the in-form Simon Whitlock, recording victories over Diogo Portela, Wayne Jones and Ryan Meikle on the way.
Despite a great run on Saturday, 'Superchin' wasn't finished and he did even better on day two, reaching the semi finals before running into Peter Wright. Scott Taylor, Richard North, Devon Peteresen, Ronny Huybrechts and Robert Owen were all defeated as Daryl secured his best tournament run since October.
Daryl reaches UK Open semi finals
Daryl enjoyed a superb weekend at the UK Open in Minehead, reaching the semi finals of a televised major for the second time.
Starting on Friday in round two on the main stage, 'Superchin' defeated Ryan Palmer 6-3 before taking out Riley's qualifier, and UK Open ever-present, Alex Roy.
Saturday saw Daryl win 10-3 in a repeat of his victory at the World Championship over Mark Webster, and then see off Dutchman Vincent van der Voort 10-5.
The final day saw Daryl pull off a dramatic 10-9 win over Simon Whitlock, throwing an average over 100 in doing so. Unfortunately, the semi finals was the end of the road for 'Superchin' as he lost out 5-11 to Peter Wright, but it was a great weekend for the Northern Irishman, and it was undoubtedly the first of many for him in 2017.
Price not right for Daryl
Daryl enjoyed another successful weekend on the Pro Tour at the Barnsley Metrodome.
Despite missing out on qualification for the HappyBet German Darts Championship on Friday, the Saturday saw him reach the quarter finals, defeating Robert Owen 6-2 and Mick Todd 6-3 before taking out two-time former World Champion Gary Anderson 6-4 and then followed that with a victory over Mensur Suljovic 6-2. His run for the day ended in the last eight, losing 4-6 to Gerwyn Price.
On Sunday, 'Superchin' faired well again, defeating Richie Edhouse 6-2 and Yordi Meeuwisse 6-1 before Gerwyn Price inflicted a double punishment to him, by the same 4-6 scoreline.
Daryl qualifies for German Masters
Daryl celebrated on Friday night as he qualifed for the HappyBet German Masters, defeating Lee Bryant and James Richardson to reach the event in Jena.
Saturday, saw him only progress as far as round two in Players Championship 5, defeating Mark Barilli 6-2 but losing out to Peter Jacques 3-6.
Sunday saw a slight improvement, reaching round three after wins over Antonia Alcinas 6-2 and Jamie Lewis 6-2 before suffering defeat against Raymond van Barneveld 4-6.
Daryl just short of Barnsley Double
Daryl was just one leg away from securing a double victory at the Barnsley Metrodome for Players Championships 7 & 8. The feat was even more impressive when considering Saturday was his first Pro Tour victory.
Despite losing out early in theh qualifier for the HappyBet German Darts Open to Paul Nicholson, Superchin hit back securing the tournamen win on Saturday, defeating Kim Huybrechts 6-3 in the final after victories over Simon Whitlock and Gerwyn Price among others.
Sunday saw him make another final where he narrowly lost out 5-6 to Joe Cullen after seeing off Dave Chisnall and James Wade on the way.
Daryl continues form in Jena
Daryl continued his solid form at the HappyBet German Darts Masters at the Sparkassen-Arena in Jena, Germany.
Luck of the draw didn't favour Superchin as he drew fellow qualifer, two-time former World Champion Adrian Lewis in round one, but he wasn't phased and took the match in a last leg decider 6-5.
Day two wasn't so kind for Daryl, as he lost out 4-6 to Jelle Klaasen.
See-saw results for Daryl in Wigan
Daryl had an up and down weekend in Wigan at the Robin Park Tennis Centre for Players Championships 9 & 10.
Saturday saw him continue his recent good form and reach round three defeating John Michael and Ryan Palmer before he lost out to Mike de Decker 4-6.
Sunday it was a different story though as he lost out in the first round to Berry van Peer 4-6.
TXODDS lands sponsorship deal with Gurney
Just over a month after confirming it's first ever sponsoship deal with British boxer Tommy Langford, TXODDS has announced a new deal with darts player Daryl Gurney.
Gurney said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have landed this sponsorship deal with TXODDS, which makes the world of difference to me with my aim of breaking into the top 16 in the world in 2017."
TXODDS commented: "As a British company, TXODDS enjoys all British sports and wishes to promote it's support and interest within them. This sponsorship will complement the free tournament previews from our darts expert, who will also be reviewing all of Daryl's games on the TXODDS website."
Last 16 in Sindelfigen for Gurney
Daryl reached the last 16 of the HappyBet European Darts Grand Prix at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, just missing out on a place in the quarter finals after falling to the eventual tournament winner, Peter Wright.
In round two, Gurney saw off Scotsman John Henderson 6-4, before coming up against the current world number three on the final day.
A semi for Daryl in Gibraltar
Daryl reached the semi finals of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy at the Victoria Stadium, going down in a final leg decider to Mensur Suljovic.
Joining the competition on day two, Gurney defeated Darren Webster 6-3 to progress, and then took out Simon Whitlock 6-4 to go through the final session on Sunday evening.
He took on fellow MDA player James Wilson in the quarter finals where he won 3-6 before losing out to the Austrian Suljovic, 5-6.
Daryl ‘Superchin’ Gurney is becoming the star his darts talent demanded, and to celebrate his new nickname, his management team have designed a new superhero darts shirt for him.
You can buy them (signed by Daryl himself) via his Merchandise page – in Red and Blue versions, in Small to XXL sizes.
Daryl continues to make waves in MK
Daryl continued his fine form of late, reaching another Pro Tour final at the Arena MK this weekend.
Players Championship 11 saw him take runners up spot to Peter Wright after wins over Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock amongst others as he kept up his superb form in 2017.
On Sunday in Players Championship 12, he reached the fourth round, narrowly losing out 5-6 to Darren Webster, though he did record a win against Robert Thornton the round before.
World Cup dreams short lived in Frankfurt
Northern Ireland's World Cup dream was cut short in dramatic fashion as Daryl, and partner Brendan Dolan, were defeated in a nine leg thriller at the hands of host nation Germany.
The match swung both ways but it was the Germans, Max Hopp and Martin Schindler, who took the final leg to progress through to the second round 4-5.
Gurney reaches last 16 in Hamburg
Daryl reached the last 16 of the HappyBet European Darts Matchplay at the edel-optics.de Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
After a second round victory over Jimmy Hendriks 6-1 on Saturday, Gurney faced Mensur Suljovic on the final day of the event, only to narrowly lose out in a final leg decider 5-6, with the Austrian going on to reach the final.