Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright lost out 6-1 to Gary Anderson in the final of the Players Championship Two on Sunday.
Mendham ace Wright was aiming to follow up his three victories in UK Open Qualifiers with a fourth tournament victory of the month, but he had to settle for the £6,000 runner-up cheque.
The Scot enjoyed a see-saw ride throughout the day, whitewashing Ricky Williams in his opening game and losing only one leg against Jamie Caven and Daryl Gurney respectively, but also being taken to deciding legs by Vincent van der Voort, Cristo Reyes and James Wade.
World number two Anderson proved too strong on the day, though, as he raced into a 4-0 lead during the final.
Wright hit back with a 76 finish after Anderson missed double 14 for a 121 finish, but the two-time world champion was not to be denied, landing a third 180 in an 11-darter before adding another maximum as double six secured the victory.
Wright will be back in Betway Premier League action on Thursday when he faces Adrian Lewis in Exeter.