MORECAMBE-based darts ace Dave Chisnall sensationally knocked Phil Taylor out of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship with a stunning 4-1 triumph at Alexandra Palace on Tuesday night.
The 15-time World Champion suffered defeat in the last 32 of the £1m tournament for the first time since the PDC’s formation 19 years ago as the St Helens-born ace picked up the biggest win of his career.
Chisnall averaged 99.05 to Taylor’s 100.32, but crucially punished missed doubles from Taylor, who hit only 10 from 31 attempts during the game in failing to reach at least the quarter-finals for the first time.
Taylor missed darts to win the first set and, after winning the second 3-2 lost the third and fourth in a decider to leave himself 3-1 down, before Chisnall edged in front in set five before sealing an amazing win in 13 darts.
See the Lancaster Guardian (29-12-11) for full story.