First round exits for Chisnall in Barnsley

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

Dave Chisnall was knocked out in the first round of the opening two Players Championship events in Barnsley at the weekend.

Morecambe’s world number seven suffered a shock early exit on both days, losing 6-4 to Joe Murnan on Saturday and 6-5 to Christian Kist on Sunday.

Gary Anderson took Saturday’s title at the Barnsley Metrodome with a 6-5 win over Andrew Gilding in the final before world number one Michael van Gerwen won Sunday’s event with a 6-1 thrashing of Dean Winstanley.