He got there in the end, but Daryl Gurney is going to have to play the waiting game at the Champions League of Darts.
Gurney saw off Dave Chisnall 10-7 in his final Group A match-up and he now needs Michael van Gerwen to beat Gary Anderson to qualify for the semi-final stage.
He’ll be the first to admit it was a scrappy showing against Chisnall, but he got there in the end with a lovely finish on the bullseye as Chizzy sat on a double for a ten-darter.
Gurney may be in darting limbo at the moment, but he’s happy to leave his hopes in the lap of the gods.
“Whatever happens in that match happens now, I’ve got no control over that,” said Gurney.
I’m not going to hope that Gary loses, but I hope Michael wins.
“I’ve played three times and I’ve won two of those, if that’s not good enough I’ve got to accept that.”
Dave Chisnall made the Northern Irish star work hard for the victory and he admitted to Paddy Power News he was just desperate to get a result.
“I was thinking too much out there and I was saying to myself ‘please just win’,” said Gurney.
“I was just thinking about getting the win and giving myself the opportunity to force Gary Anderson to have to beat Michael van Gerwen.
“At times I was trying too hard against Dave, which I always accuse myself of. Whenever I do that, I do everything wrong.
“However, I got over the finish line and took out a great finish on the bull. I’m happy with that.”