It was an encouraging return to form for the Tipton thrower – nicknamed Yozza – following his elbow surgery earlier this year as he won five matches on Wednesday.
He beat Mervyn King and Niels Zonneveld in the last 16 and quarter-finals to set up a semi-final with Luke Humphries, which he lost in a deciding leg when his opponent checked out from 122 on the bullseye.
Humphries went on to lose to reigning world champion Gerwyn Price in the final – the Welshamn’s first title since winning at Alexandra Palace in January.
“I’m enjoying darts and playing well,” said Price. “Every game I play is really tough because everyone’s raising their game against me.
“It brings the best out of me and it’s another win for me, so hopefully I can push on from here and pick up a couple more.
“I’ve been playing pretty decent – sometimes I miss a couple of doubles, if you give people chances they’re going to take them and Brendan did exactly that yesterday.
“Obviously everyone’s out to beat you and I’ve got a big target on my back, but it’s nice to get another win under my belt. I’m playing well but people are playing well against me as well.”