Gurney reveals he could QUIT if he wins the World Championship

Gurney picked up his second major title in Minehead (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Man of the moment Daryl Gurney admits that winning the World Darts Championship could see him bow out of the sport.

The Northern Irish star will have to wait five days into the tournament to finally play his opener on December 18 against either Ross Smith or the legendary Paul Lim.

But 'Superchin' roars into the Ally Pally on a high after landing the Players Championship Finals last Sunday, defeating world number one Michael van Gerwen in the final.

Now, he is dreaming of lifting the sport's greatest prize - the Sid Waddell Trophy - in London on New Year's Day.

"In all honesty, it could nearly mean retirement," revealed Gurney. "Not with the money, just retiring altogether because if you win the worlds you’re immortal, you'll be remembered forever. 

"But obviously it’s the one everybody wants to win, that’s what makes it to hard and that’s why everybody keeps talking about whenever it gets probably to September, around that time of the everybody just concentrates on the worlds, put in their couple of months practice prior to Ally Pally.

"But definitely I’d love to win it sometime before I retire, should it be this year, next year or the next five or 10 years.

"If I'm still playing at the top level and I’m still capable of winning it, I’ll keep on believing that one day I could win that trophy."

Gurney also has an extra incentive to win titles so that his son Daryl junior can look up YouTube to see his dad was a winner in years to come.

He added: "The first thing I want to see is my wee boy because I’ve been away since Thursday and only back there on Monday so I’ve missed him for four days.

"But he's not in the best of form, I think he’s got a bit of a cold and a runny nose but he’s sleeping now so having a nice wee snooze and wee dreams to himself. But whenever he wakens up, I’ll still squeeze his wee cheeks.

"It means that whenever he’s probably 16, 17, 18 and maybe I've retired he can look up YouTube and sees that I dedicated it to him and he’ll think that ‘one day my da was actually a half decent dart player’.

"Because no doubt whenever they get up and speaking, they'll start their naughtiness and probably give me abuse saying that ‘Daddy you were no good at darts I don’t know what you're saying. 

"People tell me that you were good’ But I can show him then ‘there look, I said this after I won this title in my second televised tournament’. So I've got that for the future."



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