Chisnall reaches quarter-final in Crawley

Dave Chisnall.
Dave Chisnall.
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Darts ace Dave Chisnall reached the last eight of the fifth Players Championship event of the year in Crawley on Saturday.

The Morecambe man lost a last leg thriller in the quarter-finals to eventual finalist Wes Newton 6-5 at the K2 Centre.

Chisnall started the day with a 6-0 whitewash of Josh Payne in the opening round.

He then saw off Matt Clark 6-2 before beating Michael Mansell 6-5.

Chizzy then eased past Ian White 6-1 to set up the clash with the world number seven, who lost 6-1 to Peter Wright in Saturday’s final.

And he led Newton 5-4 before losing the deciding leg, going away with a cheque for £1,500.

Chisnall then reached the last 32 in the second of the Crawley double header on Sunday, Morecambe’s number four seed losing 6-4 to Joe Murnan.

He had earlier recorded victories over Co Stompe, 6-4, and then Prakash Jiwa. 6-1.

Michael Van Gerwen continued his incredible 2013 by seeing off Andy Hamilton 6-1 in Sunday’s final.

The victory on Sunday marked the world number two’s 12th victory of the year, and takes him above £100,000 in prize money in the ProTour events alone.