Dunvegan Darts’ Adam Hunt almost pulled a sensational comeback, but ultimately lost to Rob Cross 6-5 on day two of the European Darts Grand Prix in Sindelfingen.
Hunt started the game well, capitalising on a miss from Cross to break throw and lead 1-0. However, Voltage would respond with a break of his own, hitting double top to level at 1-1.
The Hunter then almost hit a big fish to break once again, but could not stop Cross hitting double five to lead 2-1. The World Champion would then break throw himself to lead 3-1, before Hunt responded with a brilliant 114 checkout to get the game back on throw at 3-2.
Cross would then reel off two straight legs to lead 5-2, before The Hunter fought back. After hitting double nine to hold, he hit double ten to break in the ninth leg and get the game on throw again at 5-4. Hunt then found double six in the next leg to level the match at 5-5, sending to a last leg decider. There, Cross would eventually find double one to win 6-5 and end a classic Euro Tour contest.
It was not to be for Adam, but he and us will be watching closely next week to see if he qualifies for the European Championship at the end of this month. He currently is in 31st place on the Order of Merit. Should he not, he will be back in action in Coventry for the PDC Winter Series between Tuesday 10 November and Saturday 14 November.
Words: Jarleth Eaton