Chisnall eyes spot in world top four

Dave Chisnall alongside fellow  German Darts Championship finalist Peter Wright. Picture: Carsten Arlt/PDC Europe
Dave Chisnall alongside fellow German Darts Championship finalist Peter Wright. Picture: Carsten Arlt/PDC Europe
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Dave Chisnall has set his sights on winning a place in the world’s top four players after claiming the biggest title of his career at the German Darts Championship.

The 32-year-old Morecambe ace picked up the £20,000 first prize in the European Tour event in Hildesheim, defeating Peter Wright 6-2 in the final to claim his seventh PDC victory.

Chisnall’s success saw him jump from ninth to seventh in the PDC Order of Merit, moving above Justin Pipe and Wes Newton.

He is now looking to take his form into next month’s partypoker.com World Grand Prix and the year’s remaining majors in a bid to break into the world’s top four.

He said: “I’m really proud of the win in Germany, and to move up to seventh is great for me.

“I’m pleased. I want to keep climbing and hopefully I can get into that top four now.

“I just want to keep doing well in the floor competitions and the TV events, which I’m happy with at the moment.

“The European Tour events are like playing in a TV tournament anyway because you’re on stage in front of big crowds, and they’re amazing to play in.

“I want to do well in the majors in the next few months and hopefully this is the first of many big titles.”

The next European Tour event will be the German Darts Masters at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen from September 20 to 22, as Adrian Lewis defends the title he won 12 months ago.