It’s no doubting where you can find the biggest upset from today’s opening round games at the Champions League of Darts.
Daryl Gurney stunned Gary Anderson in their opening contest in Group A to join Michael van Gerwen in the qualification places.
It looked like Anderson had recovered from an early blip as he took an 8-7 at one point, but Gurney rattled off three brilliant legs in-a-row to take the contest 10-8.
Surprisingly, Superchin was in a reflective frame of mind rather than a celebratory mood following his great victory.
“In all honestly, I’m not playing my best at the minute, but I did well to come through that game”, said Gurney.
“I knew at one stage Anderson was going to go mad with scoring power and I just had to stick in there. In the 17th leg he hit a 180 and I backed it with a 171, then took out a 94.
“If that doesn’t go in I’ll probably get beaten. That was in my mind when I went for the bull, especially when I had to stand a foot and a half over on the oche, but I hit it anyway.”
Gurney now meets Michael van Gerwen later tonight in the evening session, but when asked about his beaten opponent Anderson, he felt it was all a case of hanging onto the Flying Scotsman by the fingertips.
“I’m very happy to get through that game, it doesn’t matter what the average was,” said a relieved Gurney.
Gary was out scoring me, but I still hung in there with my finishing.
“I always took out the crucial ones that really mattered. That’s what kept me in it to be honest.”