Dave Chisnall was knocked out in the second round of the Dutch Darts Masters on Saturday.
The Morecambe ace saw his bid for a second European Tour title of the year ended by Shropshire youngster David Pallett, who hit four 180s in a nerveless 6-3 victory.
The World Grand Prix finalist had begun his campaign at the NH Hotel Koningshof on Friday with a whitewash of German teenager Max Hopp.
Kim Huybrechts won the biggest title of his career as he claimed the £20,000 first prize with a 6-3 victory over Brendan Dolan in Sunday’s final.
The Belgian star followed up last week’s victory in the John McEvoy Gold Dart Classic Players Championship in Killarney by claiming his third ranking title with a brilliant display in Holland.
Chisnall now moves on to the inaugural Masters at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh this Friday, November 1.
The event features the top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit, with the Morecambe man meeting five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld in the first round.
The semi-finals and final complete the weekend’s action on Sunday evening, with all three games taking place in one session to determine the winner of the £50,000 title.