Dave Chisnall exits UK Open with defeat to Gary Anderson

Dave Chisnall. Picture: Lawrence Lustig
Dave Chisnall. Picture: Lawrence Lustig

Dave Chisnall exited the Coral UK Open at the third round stage after defeat to world champion Gary Anderson.

Entering the ‘FA Cup of darts’ on Friday night the Morecambe ace was handed the toughest of draws with seedings going out of the window in Minehead.

Chisnall did however look like dumping out the Scot at one point, leading 7-5 only for Anderson to win the final four legs without reply and move into round four.

Anderson was then to fall victim to arguably the player of the tournament as amateur qualifier Barry Lynn produced one of the biggest upsets in UK Open history with a 9-3 victory over the world number two.

The Essex man’s run to the final was ended by Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals, the Dutchman winning 10-6 en route to retaining his title with an 11-4 triumph over Peter Wright in Sunday night’s final live on ITV4.