Gurney travels to World Cup without trousers and has to borrow pair after SOS

Suitcase? Check. Darts? Check. Trousers? Oh no!

That was the scenario facing PDC darts professional Daryl Gurney after he arrivred in Germany for a pair of Players Championship events in Niedernhausen and the World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt. Due to rising temperatures at home and on the continent, the Northern Irishman presumably travelled in shorts but unfortunately forgot to pack any longer legwear.

While the dress code for darts players has been relaxed over the years, it doesn’t quite extend to players being allowed to wear shorts, meaning Gurney had to find a fresh pair, so he turned to fellow player Martin Lukeman.

Super Chin tweeted: “It’s [hot face emoji] here in Germany and I’ve forgot my trousers. Luckily Martin Lukeman lent me some. Two pro tours this week starting today thanks to @totalhire @TxoddsDarts @TxoddsDarts @Winmau.

After Players Championship tournaments today (Tuesday) and on Wednesday, Gurney will turn his attention to the World Cup, when he will partner Brendon Dolan in the Northern Ireland team. They begin their campaign against one of the tournament minnows, Gibraltar, in the first round on Thursday.

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Thursday's action will be headlined by Wales, Netherlands and host nation Germany as they face Philippines, Brazil and Spain respectively. Last year’s losing finalists, Austria, and 2019 runners-up, Republic of Ireland, are also in action on the opening night against Finland and Canada.

The first round concludes on Friday, with Scotland's Peter Wright and John Henderson beginning their title defence against Hong Kong. Four-time winners England will play the Czech Republic, while former finalists Belgium and Australia face off against Japan and Lithuania respectively.

The tournament's second round is then split across two sessions on Saturday, before the event concludes on Sunday with the quarter-finals in the afternoon session and the semi-finals and final in the evening session.

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