DARYL GURNEY was once again flying high before being KO’d by the Polish Eagle in Gibraltar.
The Northern Irishman looked bang on form at the weekend with an impressive run to the semi-finals.
Superchin downed Carl Wilkinson 6-4, Glen Durrant 6-1 and Gerwyn Price 6-3 to set-up a last four clash with Krzysztof Ratajski.
But he was left Poleaxed by eventual champion Ratajski 7-3 on the eve of this week’s World Grand Prix.
He said: “I felt pretty good all weekend to be fair. I came through my first couple OK but perhaps a little lucky to get past Gerwyn.
“But in all honestly it was Krzysztof’s weekend. He’s been playing awesome lately and he was bang on form again, he deserved the win.
“It’s good preparation for the Grand Prix. It’s obviously a tournament very special to me after I won my first major on that stage a couple of years ago.
“Danny Noppert is a really tough draw so I know I’ll have to hit the ground running and make a good start.
“I love this event though so I can’t wait to get there.”
It wasn’t such a good weekend for Jamie Hughes. Yozza crashed out in the opening round to Ritchie Edhouse 6-3, a shock result considering the excellent form the Tipton ace has shown all year.
Meanwhile Kyle McKinstry produced an outstanding run in the Challenge Tour on Sunday to beat Jason Cullen 5-1 to win CT19.
Shane McGuirk reached the semi-finals in CT18, losing out to Ciaran Teehan 5-2.
By Phil Lanning.