Kim Huybrechts will feel he missed a great opportunity at the Dutch Darts Masters.

The Unicorn ace has endured a tough run of form but made it through to the semi-finals in Zwolle before throwing away a lead to lose 7-5 to Irishman Steve Lennon

The tournament was won by Michael van Gerwen who claimed a fourth Euro Tour title of the year with an 8-5 victory over Lennon in the final.

In the last 16, the Belgian played superbly to beat Jermaine Wattimena in a last leg decider and again in the quarter-finals, he held his nerve to see off Peter Wright 6-5 after ‘Snakebite’ had missed four match darts.

But sadly Huybrechts saved his worst performance of the day for the semi-finals. He actually led 3-0 and 4-2 but faded and Lennon completed a 7-5 victory to reach his first European Tour Final.

It was his first semi-final appearance on the tour for three months and hopefully a much-needed confidence boost as he looks for a return to top form.

Van Gerwen survived match darts against Daryl Gurney in the semi-finals before delighting the home crowd yet again.

Unicorn star Kyle Anderson came from 4-1 down to beat Cameron Menzies in the last 16 but then came up against Van Gerwen in the semi’s. The Aussie came from 0-3 down to get within a leg, including hitting seven perfect darts in that 5th leg.

Dutch Darts Masters - Q/Finals:

Steve Lennon 6-3 Mensur Suljovic

Kim Huybrechts 6-5 Peter Wright

Daryl Gurney 6-2 Stephen Bunting

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Kyle Anderson


Steve Lennon 7-5 Kim Huybrechts

Michael van Gerwen 7-6 Daryl Gurney


Michael van Gerwen 8-5 Steve Lennon

Report from STUART PYKE

Image courtesy Lawrence Lustig / PDC

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