Feb 25

Welcome; Official Website of PDC Pro Daryl Gurney!

Welcome; Official Website of PDC Pro Daryl Gurney!

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Daryl Gurney at the 2016 World Championships (Pic Lustig/PDC)

Daryl’s experienced management team MDA Promotions and MItchell Promotions have put their darts webmaster on the case, Krispy Brown, 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 into 2016.  Ranked 32nd in the world, with a semi-final appearance at the televised 2015 Players Championships, Daryl is now a recognised star of the sport of darts.

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Dec 19

Daryl’s 2017 World Championships

It’s the most special time of year for darts players and fans, and the PDC World championships kick off at Alexandra Palace!  Daryl starts his campaign with a lot of confidence, built up over a year of great results.
William Hill World Darts Championship
Sunday December 18 Evening Session

Daryl Gurney (24) 3-1 Jermaine Wattimena

Daryl was impressive in his 3-1 win against Jermaine Wattimena, landing five 180s and averaging almost 97 as he moved safely through.

“I’m very pleased with the average and the performance, I’m getting better year on year and I’m playing well. I’ve been practising really hard and trying to get my head right for this and it’s a very good start.”
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Daryl Gurney wins his first round game (pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Tuesday December 27 – Afternoon Session (1pm)

Round 2:  Gurney 4-3 Robert Thornton (9)

0-1 (0-3)
Gurney hit a 180 in the opening leg and went on to win three in a row to take the first set without allowing his opponent a dart at a double.

0-2 (0-3)
Gurney took out 94, 70 and 87 to double his lead as Thornton was denied a double attempt for a second consecutive set.

1-2 (3-2)
Thornton missed five darts at doubles in the opening leg and Gurney pegged double eight to break. Thornton levelled on double ten and then produced a 12-darter as he went on to win the set 3-2.

2-2 (3-1)
Gurney took out 72 and Thornton levelled on tops. The Scotsman then fired in a 180 and pinned double six to break before adding a fourth maximum and an 81 check-out to restore parity.

3-2 (3-2)
Thornton took out a brilliant 124 and then doubled his lead before Gurney took the following two legs. Thornton won the decider, though, landing double ten after his opponent had missed a dart at the bull for the set.

3-3 (1-3)
Thornton won the first leg on double ten but Gurney responded by hitting double ten, then sensationally taking out 161 before winning the set on double one.

3-4 (0-3)
Gurney finished 74, 58 and 54 to win the deciding set.

Daryl Gurney beats Robert Thornton

Daryl Gurney beats Robert Thornton in rnd 2 (Pic Lawrence Lustig / PDC)

Thursday December 29 – Afternoon Session (1pm)

Round 3:  Daryl Gurney 4-3 Mark Webster

0-1 (0-3)
Webster landed double 16 before taking out finishes of 78 and 103 to seal a first set whitewash.

1-1 (3-2)
Webster pegged double 12 to break but a 78 finish, after a 180, helped Gurney level. He then moved ahead by landing tops but Wester responded with a maximum and a 60 finish. The Welshman, though, missed five darts to double his lead and Gurney pinned double one to level the match.

2-1 (3-1)
Webster took out 78 but Gurney won the following three legs to take the lead.

3-1 (3-0)
Gurney made it six legs on the spin, punishing Webster for a string of missed darts a doubles, as he moved within a set of victory.

3-2 (2-3)
Webster took out 49 before Gurney levelled on double ten. The Welsh ace then pegged double five but Gurney forced a deciding leg, in which Webster hit a 180 and landed double two to keep his title hopes alive.

3-3 (2-3)
Gurney pegged tops but missed five darts to break in the following leg as Webster nailed double 12. Gurney then took out 82 before missing three match darts, allowing Webster to take out 76. The Northern Irishman also missed two darts for the win and Webster pinned double two to take the tie to a seventh and deciding set,

4-3 (3-1)
Webster pegged double ten before Gurney hit a 103 finish. He then moved ahead with the help of a seventh 180 and finally sealed the match on double top.

Daryl Gurney beats Mark Webster

Daryl Gurney beats Mark Webster and goes into 1/4 finals (Pic Lustig/PDC)

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Nov 28

Daryl Draws Jermaine Wattimena in the 2017 World Championships

After a great 2016, Daryl has qualified well for the 2017 PDC World Championships as 24th seed, and will face Jermaine Wattimena in the opening round.

The William Hill World Darts Championship will take place at Alexandra Palace, London from December 15-January 2, and will be shown live on the dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel as part of a festive season which includes Premier League football, EFL and Test match cricket.

2016/2017 William Hill World Darts Championship

Draw Bracket

1 Michael van Gerwen (Netherlands) V Ross Snook/Kim Viljanen
32 Cristo Reyes (Spain) V Dimitri Van den Bergh
16 Stephen Bunting (England) V Darren Webster
17 Simon Whitlock (Australia) V Boris Koltsov/Dragutin Horvat
8 Mensur Suljovic (Austria) V Ron Meulenkamp
25 Mark Webster (Wales) V Joe Murnan
9 Robert Thornton (Scotland) V Zoran Lerchbacher/Simon Stevenson
24 Daryl Gurney (Northern Ireland) V Jermaine Wattimena
5 Adrian Lewis (England) V Magnus Caris
28 Joe Cullen (England) V Qiang Sun/Corey Cadby
12 Raymond van Barneveld (Netherlands) V Robbie Green
21 Alan Norris (England) V John Michael
4 Phil Taylor (England) V John Bowles/David Platt
29 Jamie Caven (England) V Kevin Painter
13 Kim Huybrechts (Belgium) V James Wilson
20 Vincent van der Voort (Netherlands) V Max Hopp
2 Gary Anderson (Scotland) V Mark Frost
31 John Henderson (Scotland) V Andrew Gilding
15 Benito van de Pas (Netherlands) V Tengku Shah/Masumi Chino
18 Terry Jenkins (England) V Josh Payne
7 Dave Chisnall (England) V Rowby-John Rodriguez
26 Justin Pipe (England) V Chris Dobey
10 Jelle Klaasen (Netherlands) V Jeffrey de Graaf
23 Brendan Dolan (Northern Ireland) V Christian Kist
6 James Wade (England) V Ronny Huybrechts
27 Steve Beaton (England) V Devon Petersen
11 Michael Smith (England) V Ricky Evans
22 Mervyn King (England) V Steve West
3 Peter Wright (Scotland) V Jerry Hendriks/Warren Parry
30 Jamie Lewis (Wales) V Mick McGowan
14 Ian White (England) V Kevin Simm/Gilbert Ulang
19 Gerwyn Price (Wales) V Jonny Clayton

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Oct 06

Daryl at the 2016 World Grand Prix in Dublin

A fantastic year continues for super-chin, as he powers through the field in Dublin, the “double in” format doesn’t worry Daryl!

Round 1:   Daryl Gurney 2-1 Mensur Suljovic 1-2
Round 2:   Daryl Gurney 3-0 Steve West
1/4 Finals:  Dave Chisnall 3-1 Daryl Gurney

Daryl reached only his second major ranking quarter-final as he swept past Steve West in straight sets to set up a tie with Dave Chisnall.  West had caused a sensation by knocking out 11-time World Grand Prix champion Phil Taylor on Monday night, but was unable to repeat the heroics as Gurney – who is still recovering from a broken bone in his throwing hand – edged all three sets in a deciding leg.

“I’m happy with the win but I know I’ll probably have to improve a lot to beat Dave Chisnall,” said Gurney. “My scoring was fine tonight but I’m trying my best with every single dart I throw. I’ve only been back playing since last Tuesday so I’m surprising myself with everything I’m doing. I’m trying not to rush myself and I’m trying to concentrate as much as I can on every throw.”

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Aug 09

Great Weekend’s Results in Barnsley Pro Tour

Daryl’s good 2016 continued in Barnsley, with qualification for European Tour events,with Daryl no 1 seed in the first qualifier, and his performance meant he auto qualified for the second!  Day 2 saw Daryl get to the quarters of the Player Championships ProTour event 12, with Sunday being the only disappointment with a lost in the 2nd round.

HappyBet European Darts Grand Prix
Barnsley Metrodome, Friday August 5

First Round: Daryl Gurney (1) 6-2 Tony Newell
Second Round:  Daryl Gurney 6-5 Mark Barilli

 

Players Championship 12
Barnsley Metrodome, Saturday August 6


First Round:  
Daryl Gurney (14) 6-1 Mickey Mansell
Second Round:  Daryl Gurney 6-1 Jamie Robinson
Third Round:  Daryl Gurney 6-4 Ronnie Baxter
Forth Round:  Daryl Gurney 6-1 Kevin Painter
Quarter Final:  Gary Anderson 6-3 Daryl Gurney

 

Players Championship 13
Barnsley Metrodome, Sunday August 7

First Round:  Daryl Gurney (14) 6-4 Tony Newell
Second Round:   Jeffrey de Graaf 6-3 Daryl Gurney

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Jul 14

Daryl Signs With New Sponsor Total Hire and Sales

total-hire-and-salesIt gives us great pleasure to announce that Daryl Gurney has today signed a 1 year deal to be sponsored by Total Hire and Sales.

Total Hire & Sales specialises in the hire and sales of building equipment, power tools and materials for the construction industry, from DIY tools to major building equipment.

 

With 9 separate business’s spreading from Birmingham to Huthwaite Total hire are looking forward to “Superchins” progress in the PDC starting this Sunday in Blackpool at the World Matchplay.

 

Total Hire director Carl Tidey said “We have watched Daryl’s progress within the PDC in the last 18 months and we are supremely impressed with his talent and ability we look forward to seeing Daryl play in the premier league in the future”

 

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Jun 03

Daryl Represents N. Ireland at the World Cup

Daryl Gurney at World cup 2016

Daryl Gurney at the World cup (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Daryl was really proud to be picked to represent Northern Ireland in this year’s PDC World Cup of Darts.

Betway World Cup of Darts
Friday June 3 (8pm local time)
First Round x8

Northern Ireland 5-2 Japan

Brendan Dolan & Daryl Gurney v Keita Ono & Haruki Muramatsu
1-0 – Both Northern Irish players initially miss double 19 with a combined four darts to win the leg, but Ono misses tops to allow Gurney back in on double 16.
1-1 – Dolan lands a 180, but Ono finishes 80 on tops to level.
2-1 – Gurney takes out 89 on double 16 to give Northern Ireland their second leg.
2-2 – Muramatsu finishes double six to square the contest for Japan.
3-2 – Dolan lands a 180 before finishing a third-dart double 16 to move Northern Ireland back ahead.
4-2 – Ono misses three darts at double 16, and Dolan breaks throw by hitting the same bed, again with his third dart.
5-2 – Dolan takes out 95 on the bull to seal Northern Ireland’s second round tie with the Republic of Ireland.

Northern Ireland 2-0 Republic of Ireland

Singles One: Daryl Gurney v William O’Connor
1-0 – Gurney finishes 89 to win the opening leg.
1-1 – Two missed doubles from Gurney allow O’Connor back in as he levels on double three.
2-1 – Gurney takes out 92 on double 16 to regain the lead.
3-1 – Double 18 moves the Northern Irish ace two legs clear.
4-1 – Gurney seals the win with double eight.
Averages: Daryl Gurney 86.41, William O’Connor 75.69

Singles Two: Brendan Dolan v Mick McGowan
1-0 – Double five gives Dolan the opening leg.
1-1 – McGowan finishes 56 on tops to level.
1-2 – McGowan lands double eight to move ahead in the contest.
2-2 – Dolan hits double 16 to square the game again.
3-2 – McGowan misses doubles in two visits, and Dolan returns – after initially wiring the bull to finish 125 with a bull-25-bull combination – to land double four for a break of throw.
4-2 – Dolan finishes 68 to seal the win for Northern Ireland as they move into the last eight.
Averages: Brendan Dolan 80.52, Mick McGowan 76.91

Quarter-Finals 

Canada 1-2 Northern Ireland

John Part 4-3 Brendan Dolan, Kev MacNeil 4-0 Daryl Gurney.  Doubles:  Canada 1-4 N. Ireland

Semi-Finals

England 2-0 Northern Ireland

Phil Taylor 4-0 Brendan Dolan, Adrian Lewis 4-1 Daryl Gurney

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Daryl and Brendan celebrate their win at the world cup (Pic Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Daryl at the world cup

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Apr 03

Buy Daryl’s Signed Darts Shirts

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) at his management teams shop – in Red and Blue versions, in Small to XXL sizes.

Daryl Gurney signd darts shirt

Daryl Gurney signd darts shirt

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Mar 27

German Darts Masters

Another big European tour event this weekend, which Daryl will start with a ton of confidence, his 2016 going to plan so far.  Daryl is starting to turn a few heads in the darts world with his move up the rankings, and his manager Matt Ward told me the other day to expect big things as he feels Daryl is “something special”.  Daryl of course made the final of the Dutch european event recently, so he’ll hope to at least match that!

Round 1:  Daryl Gurney 6-3 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Daryl put in another fine display as he beat Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 to progress to the second round, with the Dutch Darts Masters finalist firing in four maximums and a ten-darter on his way to victory over the young Belgian

Round 2:  Daryl Gurney 1-6 Gary Anderson

European Tour Prize Fund

Winner £25,000
Runner-Up £10,000
Semi-Finalists £5,000
Quarter-Finalists £3,500
Last 16 £2,000
Last 32 £1,500
Last 48 £1,000
Total £115,000
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Daryl enjoying himself on the German Masters stage (Pic PDC Europe)

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Feb 27

UK Open Qualification 2016

THE field of professional qualifiers for the 2016 Coral UK Open has been confirmed following the conclusion of the six UK Open Qualifiers in Wigan.  The Coral UK Open Televised Finals will be held from March 4-6 at the Butlins Minehead Resort, with coverage live on ITV4 as 128 players do battle for the title.

Professional players have competed in six UK Open Qualifiers in Wigan this month, with each being worth £60,000 in prize money.

The top 96 players from the final UK Open Order of Merit progress to compete in the Coral UK Open, alongside 32 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers who have won through knockouts held in Rileys Sports Bars.

Daryl qualified joint 20th with £5,750 in prize money won.  Friday afternoon’s first round sees the players ranked from 65-96 in the UK Open Order of Merit joined by the 32 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers, with the players ranked from 33-64 coming in for the second round.  Daryl doesn’t join the action until friday evening, as he’s in the top 32 seeded players.

The third round draw for Friday evening’s matches, which feature the top 32 players from the UK Open Order of Merit plus the second round winners, will be made on stage at the conclusion of the afternoon session, so Daryl won’t know who he is playing until then.

So remember to tune in to watch the eveing of Friday 4th March, live on ITV4!

Coral UK Open

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Feb 14

First European Tour Event; Dutch Darts Masters

THE 2016 PDC European Tour season kicks off on Friday with the opening day of the Dutch Darts Masters in Venray, with all the action being streamed online throughout the weekend.

The £115,000 tournament will be held at the Evenementenhal from Friday February 12-Sunday February 14 as players do battle for the £25,000 first prize.

Daryl goes into the event in fantastic form. and will be hoping to earn even more ranking prize money to keep his push up the rankings on track.

Dutch Darts Masters – European Tour Event One

Round 1:  Daryl Gurney 6-5 Jyhan Artut
Round 2:  Daryl Gurney 6-4 Brendan Dolan
Round 3:  Daryl Gurney 6-4 Peter Wright
1/4 Final:  Daryl Gurney 6-4 Adrian Lewis
Semi Final: Daryl Gurney 6-1 Mensur Suljovic
Final:  Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Daryl Gurney

What a weekend for Daryl, who loses the first Euro Tour of 2016 to the world number 1 MvG!

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