DARYL GURNEY believes he will pick up another major despite seeing his hoodoo over Michael van Gerwen ended.

The Northern Irishman lost out to dynamic Dutchman MVG in the final of the Melbourne Masters 8-3 over the weekend.

Superchin has previously been Van Gerwen’s bogey rival beating him in the Players Championship final and last week’s Brisbane Masters.

But he was left rueing missed doubles this time. He said: “I had my chances and if I had managed to hit my double I might have been able to win tonight.

“I’m playing well and giving myself good opportunities so to make it to another final shows I am still competing at the highest level.

“There are a lot of big events coming up in the rest of the year and I hope to be lifting at least one of the big ones.”

The World Series of Darts will continue from later this weekend as the PDC stars head to Hamilton, New Zealand for the first time at the Claudelands Arena with bumper crowds expected.

Gurney is adamant he can start to find some momentum. He added: “It’s been an up and down year for me so far.

“But I do feel I’m in good form. I reached the finals night of the Premier League and that was an improvement. I just know I have a decent run in me.

“I’m still gutted I blew such a big lead in the semi-final of the Matchplay against Rob Cross. I won’t make that mistake next time. But it proves that I can deliver good form.”

By Phil Lanning