Chisnall exits World Grand Prix with five-set defeat to Klaasen

Dave Chisnall rues a missed chance against Jelle Klaasen. Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC
Dave Chisnall rues a missed chance against Jelle Klaasen. Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Dave Chisnall exited the partypoker.com World Grand Prix at the last 16 stage after losing out to Jelle Klaasen in a five-set thriller.

The Morecambe darts ace came up just short as former Lakeside champion Klaasen continued his fine year with a 3-2 win at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on Tuesday night live on Sky Sports.

After Klaasen won the opening leg with a 13-darter, Chisnall levelled with a 103 finish and edged the set in the deciding leg, only for his opponent to take the next two sets with 3-1 scorelines, finishing 129, 134 and 132 in the process.

Klaasen also took out 100 in the fourth set but Chisnall held his nerve in the fifth leg to take out a key 71 as he sent the match into a decider.

The Dutchman though landed two 180s and a 177 as he took the set 3-1 to spring a surprise and reach the quarter-finals.