Rob Szabo is philosophical in defeat after being bundled out in the first round of the world darts championships in London.
The kiwi has lost to Englishman Jamie Caven 3 sets to nil, having earlier won through a preliminary match.
Szabo conceded Caven was too good for him.
"I walked of the stage with a sore backside, I felt like I got spanked but he couldn't miss. He had some very good legs and some very good finishes," Szabo said.
"[We're] both in good leagues but I still couldn't keep up with his scoring power and finishing. But it was a good experience. I know I can do better and I hit a player that was on form, so there's not much I can do about it."
Five time world championship winner Raymond van Barneveld headlines the second session later this morning.