Northern Ireland’s Daryl Gurney is back on the oche tonight in Birmingham for week 13 of the PDC Premier League. Daryl takes on Peter Snakebite Wright in ideally a must win game for both.
Peter Wright is such a talent at the arrows, runner up in the PDC Premier League in 2017 to MVG after missed darts – he keep tinkering with his set up and from one week to the next, we don’t know what he is going to be throwing with. He explained:
“I’ve been changing my darts too much. I’ve had other things on my mind, not really been concentrating on the darts as much as I should be. That’s why I am not getting the results.
“I’ve just been looking for that extra little bit. Sometimes I get bored with a set of darts and I hate using them; I come to a stage where I can’t stand picking them up and that’s why I’ve got to change.”
My dad always said a bad workman blames his tools – but Snakebite doesn’t really he just moves on to the next one. With Daryl Gurney he is pretty much settled on his darts – Winmau gold Gurney darts with white stems and gold Winmau flights. He has kept this set up for a long time – and it shows in his consistent high scoring game.
If Daryl has any inclinations of making the top four he has to brush Wright aside and move on up the table. Easier said than done, but he has the game to compete with everyone on his day.
Wright has just nine points from 12 Premier League Darts matches. Should he lose to Daryl Gurney in Birmingham, wins elsewhere for at least two of James Wade, Gerwyn Price and Mensur Suljovic would officially rule him out of play-off contention.
But the former runner-up will not give up just yet. He said:
“Yeah, I can still make it. My form is still really good. If I can do what I’m doing in practice then I can win all four of my games and qualify,” he insisted. Just consistently using the same set-up every week would be nice, but that’s not me.
“Brush up on those little mistakes and I fancy myself. The confidence is there, I think I’ll still do it.”
Night Thirteen schedule
Mensur Suljovic v Michael Smith
Rob Cross v Gerwyn Price
Daryl Gurney v Peter Wright
James Wade v Michael van Gerwen