Daryl Gurney invited to compete in World Series of Darts events
Gurney was the runner-up on his World Series debut at the US Darts Masters in Las Vegas
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 31/07/17 2:06pm
Surprise World Matchplay semi-finalist Daryl Gurney has been invited to compete in the World Series of Darts events in Auckland, Melbourne and Perth.
A World Championship quarter-finalist and UK Open semi-finalist, Gurney's rise up the rankings and emergence into a genuine contender continued as he reached the World Matchplay semi-finals in Blackpool.
Following that run, Gurney has taken the final place in the treble-header of PDC World Series of Darts events next month.
Gurney will firstly compete in the Auckland Darts Masters, from August 11-13, before playing in the Melbourne Darts Masters from August 18-20 and the Perth Darts Masters from August 25-27.
"I'm absolutely delighted to have been given another chance in the World Series," said Gurney, who has moved up to a career-high 12th on the PDC Order of Merit.
"I loved every minute of it in Las Vegas and it was great to reach the final and push Michael so hard. To take that into the World Matchplay and do so well has been fantastic too, and I want to keep learning and improving.
"I never thought when I got a Tour Card five years ago that I'd be travelling all over the world but now I've got the opportunity I want to make the most of it."
Gurney was the runner-up on his World Series debut earlier in July at the US Darts Masters in Las Vegas, where he was edged out by Michael van Gerwen in the decider.
"I knew coming into the World Matchplay that there was one spot up for grabs still in Auckland, Melbourne and Perth and it was in the back of my mind, but I had to focus on winning my matches and this is a lovely bonus."
The biggest names in darts will return to Dublin's Citywest Hotel from October 1-7 for the 2017 World Grand Prix and you will be able to watch all the action with us on Sky Sports, or watch for £6.99 without a contract on NOW TV.
Who will win the World Grand Prix at Dublin's Citywest Hotel this year? Let us know your thoughts by tweeting @SkySportsDarts or by using the comments box below - sign in with Facebook. Follow us on Twitter & use #LoveTheDarts