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MDA REPORT – Weekend of 18-20 March

Back to the ET4 and ET5 qualifiers on the Friday and Daryl Gurney was the only other MDA player in addition to Ricky Evans to grab a spot. He successfully eased past Jeff Smith and Brian Raman with the concession of just three legs to book his place in the second of the two – the European Darts Open.

And Superchin also enjoyed a quarter-final run in Saturday’s pro-tour where he was halted by eventual winner, Damon Heta.

Gurney is making an unwanted habit of bowing out to the overall champ, with that being the fourth time in five it had occurred this year alone.

However, for fans of the Tyrone man, it was refreshing to see him build on last weekends excellent run to the semi-final of the German Darts Championship with some solid wins in Barnsley.

On the 35-year olds road to the last eight on Saturday afternoon, he glided past Max Hopp, Eddie Lovely, Nathan Aspinall and Matt Campbell before running into Damon Heta.

Pick of Daryl’s bunch of games was undoubtedly the clash with Nathan. With the scores tied at 5-5, The Asp missed the bull for a 124 checkout before watching in agony as his opponent nailed the same target to win a tense contest with a superb 126 finish.