Chisnall reaches round two in Germany

Dave Chisnall.
Dave Chisnall.

Dave Chisnall reached the second round of the European Darts Open in Dusseldorf at the weekend.

The Morecambe ace, runner up in last year’s event, bowed out 6-3 to Jamie Caven on Saturday having won his opening round game 6-1 against Chris Aubrey on Friday.

Chizzy and Caven shared the opening four legs, with the Derby man opening the match with a 13-darter which included a 177 before Chisnall hit 180s in both winning legs.

But the man know as “Jabba” took command mid-game.

He won the fifth leg on tops and then broke in the next after landing a maximum, before defying a 180 from Chisnall to take out 60 for a 14-darter and move 5-2 up.

Chisnall landed tops in reply and then hit a 180 in the ninth leg, but two misses at double 18 allowed Caven in to secure the win on tops.

Caven defeated Mervyn King 6-5 in round three before seeing off Kim Huybrechts 6-3 in the quarter finals.

His run was ended 6-4 by Simon Whitlock in the semi-finals but it was Michael Van Gerwen who came out on top in Germany.

The Dutchman continued his sensational winning streak, winning his eighth tournament of a fantastic year, defeating Whitlock 6-2 in Sunday night’s final of the £100,000 European Tour event.