SightRight man Mark Webster reached the quarter-finals for a second consecutive TV major tournament before losing out in a thrilling clash with Raymond van Barneveld at the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton.
The Welsh star, who has being enjoying something of a revival in his career since teaming up with coach Stephen Feeney, came through a tough group including James Wade and Keegan Brown and defeated reigning World Champion Gary Anderson to reach the last eight.
But ‘Spider’, who made the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix last month, was unable to repeat that feat when he went down to some inspired finishing from ‘Barney’ despite hitting ten 180s.
Webster is now up to 26th in the PDC Order of Merit, strengthening his hold on a crucial top 32 place that was under threat just over a month ago.
He will now turn his attentions to the World Series of Darts finals next weekend and then the Players Championship and World Championship finals.
“The future looks a lot brighter,” said the left-hander from Denbigh. “I’ve got good people around me and that now includes Steve Feeney.
“I’m playing well again and I’m enjoying playing again, which I wasn’t not so long ago. I’ve gone deep into the last two tournaments and I’ve got the opportunity to do that in three more this year.
“I’m definitely feeling more confident and excited about where my career can go from here.”
Stephen Feeney, who invented SightRight and is the world’s leading sighting and alignment expert, is also the only professional coach to work across Golf, Snooker & Darts. Through coaching at all levels of these sports, including work with the very best professional players, Feeney has gained a unique and unrivalled visual, technical and mental insight.
Feeney’s technical expertise and high performance coaching skills learnt through his 18 years accuracy coaching at the highest level have so far bred 29 trophies for his coached clients in golf, snooker and darts whilst amassing them millions in extra prize money.