Chisnall scoops top darts award

Dave Chisnall won the PDC Best Newcomer Award.
Dave Chisnall won the PDC Best Newcomer Award.

DAVE Chisnall won the Best Newcomer Award at the Professional Darts Corporation Annual Awards Dinner at the Dorchester in London.

The Morecambe-based darter capped an outstanding debut season with the PDC where he rose to 32 in the world rankings, won a Players Championship, reached two major quarter-finals and knocked the legendary Phil “The Power” Taylor out of the World Championship.

Chisnall, who lives in the resort, also received a Silver Pin Badge to reward his achievements in non-televised events.

The 31-year-old jumped ship from the PDC’s rival the British Darts Organisation (BDO) in 2011 after reaching its World Final in 2010.

Taylor won the PDC Player of the Year award.