3 Jul, 2019
Events

Target's Stephen Bunting made it to the first European Tour final of his career, beating three major champions along the way in the Czech Republic.

"The Bullet" began the weekend in Prague with a 6-3 defeat of three-time major-winner Robert Thornton on Friday, before taking-out fifth seed Peter Wright 6-4 on Saturday.

The final day of action saw former World Champion Bunting beat Chris Dobey in a last leg decider, followed by Players' Champ Daryl Gurney, ahead of a 7-4 win over the in-form Keegan Brown.

Bunting could not claim the title in the end, as he succumbed to an 8-3 defeat at the hands of Jamie Hughes, but is feeling positive ahead of his return to the World Matchplay later this month:

"I am proud of my achievements this weekend, even winning just one game I would've taken positives from."

"It shows progress that I've reached my first European Tour final, hopefully it will be the first of many, and I can take my good form into the upcoming TV events."

The tournament also saw a European Tour debut for Target's Corey Cadby, who progressed through to the quarter-finals in the other half of the draw before losing out to Mervyn King.

However, victories over Wessel Nijman and World Championship runner-up Michael Smith gave "King Cadby" a first taste of Euro Tour action, and earned him £5,000 on his European Championship Order of Merit.

The next live action comes with the start of the World Series of Darts and the US Darts Masters, with Rob Cross and Nathan Aspinall both representing #TeamTarget in Las Vegas.

You can follow the action live on ITV4 in the UK and worldwide via the PDC's broadcast partners.

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