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All in all, Daryl Gurney will see his exploits to Wigan this weekend as a definite step in the right direction.

The Northern Irishman kicked things off on Friday in Lancashire by qualifying for the German Darts Championship.

And after a good run to the last 16 yesterday, Daryl went one better today – reaching the quarter-finals with some excellent performances.

Superchin opened up with a quite brilliant display and an enormous 104.12 average in defeating Ian White 6-4.

That was followed up with another fine exhibition of darts to knockout Lee Evans 6-2 before overcoming Dutchman, Damien Mol with a 6-4 scoreline to win his board.

Waiting for Gurney in the last 16 was the man who had just ended Michael van Gerwen’s hopes of another title, Cameron Menzies. But once again, the Derry man weighed in with a 90+ average and disposed of the Scot, 6-3.

Unfortunately, that was the end of the road for the 35-year old as he was pipped at the post in high quality encounter with Dimitri Van den Bergh.

In arguably one of the matches of the day, with both players averaging north of 100, the game was evenly poised until the very end. However, it was eventually the Belgian who snatched the final leg to advance.

However, plenty of positives to build on with Gurney once again looking like a man on a mission, ready to challenge once again for major titles.

In this form, few would bet against Superchin making it a hatrick of PDC majors this year. Regards