Dave Chisnall exited the ‘FA Cup of darts’ at the last 32 stage on Saturday.
The Morecambe ace was beaten 9-2 by James Wade in round four of the Speedy Services UK Open at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton.
Chisnall, a semi-finalist in 2012, proved no match for the world number four on the main stage in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Wade raced into a 6-1 lead thanks to some clinical finishing, checking out 97, 103 and 120.
Chisnall halted the charge with a 180 but Wade had too much and moved into the last 16 with relative ease.
The Morecambe man had entered the tournament a the third round stage on Friday and recorded a 9-4 win over Ireland’s William O’Connor before being swept aside by the two-time UK Open winner.
In Sunday night’s final, Phil Taylor claimed his fifth UK open title with an 11-4 victory over Andy Hamilton.
World champion Taylor picked up a winner’s cheque for £40,000 thanks to an inspired display in the all-Stoke final.