DARYL GURNEY admitted he was “frustrated” after bowing out in the quarter-finals of the International Darts Open.

The Northern Irishman led Glen Durrant 2-0 in Riesa, Germany but eventually lost out 6-4.

Superchin had previously come from 5-3 down to beat Danny Noppert in the previous round but couldn’t hold off the three-times World Champ Duzza.

He said: “I’m obviously frustrated. I made a very solid start to the game and you think you’ll just kick on from there.

“But Glen is a class player. He didn’t panic and just raised his game with clinical finishing.

“I’m not too downhearted. I feel like I’m building some decent form before we get back into the TV majors next month.”

Elsewhere, Harry Ward won his first ever European Tour match with a 6-4 victory over Reece Robinson.

But his glory was short-lived as he was dumped out the next day by recent Austrian Darts Championship winner Mensur Suljovic.

Back-on-song Benito van de Pas just missed out in a hard fought content to Ireland’s World Cup star William O’Connor.

Jamie Hughes had a subdued weekend by his usual standards, losing out 6-3 to Steve West.

Next up is the Players Championships 25 and 26 at the Barnsley Metrodome this weekend.

By Phil Lanning.