DARYL GURNEY admitted he just wanted to make his son “proud” after landing another top PDC gong.

The World No.5 won Best TV Performance with his remarkable comeback to beat Michael Van Gerwen in the Players Championship final.

The Northern Irishman was given the accolade at the glitzy PDC Annual Awards dinner at The Dorchester in London on Monday night.

He said: “Around a year ago I was questioning whether I could still play at the top level, but that Players Championship Finals win showed I can still do it.

“For that reason that performance was a huge one for my career and I hope I can add many more titles to my honours list and keep making my son young Daryl proud.”

It was also a great night for John Goldie who picked up a Silver Pin for nailing a nine-darter during the 2018 season.

2019 PDC Annual Awards

PDC Nine-Dart Club
Gold Pins: Gary Anderson, Dimitri Van den Bergh
Silver Pins: Robbie Green, Ian White, Michael van Gerwen (x3), Peter Jacques, John Goldie, Cameron Menzies, Jamie Lewis, Noel Malicdem, Steve Hine, Stephen Bunting, Nathan Aspinall, Dawson Murschell, Dennis Nilsson, Lee Turle, Simon Preston, Adrian Lewis, Vincent van der Voort, James Wade, Krzysztof Ratajski, Rowby-John Rodriguez, George Killington, Peter Hudson, Andrew Gilding, Jimmy Hendriks, Eddie Lovely

ProTour Player of the Year
Winner: Michael van Gerwen
Nominated: Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Ian White

Best Newcomer
Winner: Luke Humphries
Nominated: Danny Noppert, Ryan Joyce, Luke Humphries, Gabriel Clemens

Televised Performance of the Year
Winner: Daryl Gurney (Players Championship Finals Final v Michael van Gerwen)
Nominated: Michael van Gerwen (Premier League Final v Michael Smith), Gary Anderson (World Matchplay Quarter-Final v Joe Cullen), Michael Smith (World Championship Semi-Final v Nathan Aspinall), Luke Humphries (World Championship Fourth Round v Rob Cross)

Fans’ Player of the Year
Winner: Gary Anderson
Runner-up: Michael van Gerwen

PDPA Players’ Player of the Year
Winner: Michael Smith
Runner-up: Michael van Gerwen

Young Player of the Year
Winner: Max Hopp
Nominated: Dimitri Van den Bergh, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Luke Humphries

PDC Hall of Fame Inductee
Rod Harrington – PDC Director and two-time World Matchplay Champion

Player of the Year
Winner: Michael van Gerwen
Nominated: Gary Anderson, Michael Smith, James Wade


By Phil Lanning