Chisnall exits UK Open darts in last 32

Dave Chisnall.
Dave Chisnall.

Dave Chisnall exited the ‘FA Cup of darts’ at the last 32 stage on Saturday.

The Morecambe ace was beaten 9-2 by James Wade in round four of the Speedy Services UK Open at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton.

Chisnall, a semi-finalist in 2012, proved no match for the world number four on the main stage in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Wade raced into a 6-1 lead thanks to some clinical finishing, checking out 97, 103 and 120.

Chisnall halted the charge with a 180 but Wade had too much and moved into the last 16 with relative ease.

The Morecambe man had entered the tournament a the third round stage on Friday and recorded a 9-4 win over Ireland’s William O’Connor before being swept aside by the two-time UK Open winner.

In Sunday night’s final, Phil Taylor claimed his fifth UK open title with an 11-4 victory over Andy Hamilton.

World champion Taylor picked up a winner’s cheque for £40,000 thanks to an inspired display in the all-Stoke final.