2024 UK Open: Night Owl Luke Littler Fears No One as he Enters the Quarterfinals

Young darts sensation Luke Littler shines at the 2024 Ladbrokes UK Open, securing a spot in the quarterfinals after a commanding victory over Dave Chisnall. Despite admitting to morning session struggles, Littler's fearless mentality propels him forward. As he faces Damon Heta next and potentially Luke Humphries in the final, Littler exudes confidence in his quest for UK Open glory.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-03-02

Wade McElwain

4 minutes read

Lights Out for Chisnall

Young darts prodigy Luke Littler continued his remarkable journey at the 2024 Ladbrokes UK Open, dazzling fans at Butlin’s Minehead as he stormed into the quarterfinals. Facing off against seasoned veteran Dave Chisnall in the sixth round, Littler showcased his undeniable talent, proving too formidable for his experienced opponent.


Despite Chisnall's commendable performance, boasting an average over 100, he struggled to keep pace with the 17-year-old sensation. Littler, maintaining his customary high standard, delivered an impressive average of 103.38 enroute to a convincing 10-5 victory, securing his spot among the tournament's elite.

Littler’s Youthful Challenges

Reflecting on his journey and the challenges he faced earlier in the day, Littler candidly admitted his struggles with the morning session. "I think if everyone didn't know, well they're going to know now that I'm not a morning person," he shared with SportsBoom.com. The challenge of early morning matches, therefore, presents a unique obstacle for Littler, disrupting his usual routine and requiring adjustment to perform at his peak.


Moreover, while Littler has demonstrated resilience in overcoming the morning session and tough opponents like Martin Schindler, the grueling nature of three-day major events like the Ladbrokes UK Open poses a significant challenge for someone of his age and experience level. The physical and mental toll of consecutive days of competition can be demanding, especially for a young player navigating the pressures of professional darts on such a grand stage. As Littler progresses further in the tournament, managing his energy levels and maintaining focus amidst the extended duration of play will undoubtedly be key factors in his continued success.



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Fearless Mentality

Embracing each match with a fearless attitude, Littler remains undaunted by the challenges ahead, regardless of the opponent. "I just take it game by game, and whoever gets drawn out the hat against me then that's what I've got to play against," he affirmed, displaying a mature understanding of the unpredictable nature of the sport. 


As he gears up to face Damon Heta in the next round, Littler remains composed and focused on the task at hand. Moreover, with the possibility of a rematch with Luke Humphries looming in the final, Littler demonstrates unwavering confidence in his ability to compete at the highest level, unfazed by the prospect of facing formidable opponents on his quest for UK Open glory.

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