Chisnall reaches semi-finals in Germany

Dave Chisnall. Picture: Lawrence Lustig

Dave Chisnall. Picture: Lawrence Lustig

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Dave Chisnall reached the semi-finals of the HappyBet German Darts Championship.

The Morecambe ace, a 2013 winner in Hildesheim, was punished for missed doubles as Jelle Klaasen came from 4-1 down to win their last four clash 6-4 on Sunday.

Alan Norris then claimed his first European Tour title with a 6-5 victory over the Dutchman in the final.

Chisnall had kicked off his campaign with a 6-0 whitewash of Peter Hudson, the resort thrower producing a ton-plus average of 102.47 as he limited his opponent to just one dart at a double.

The world number eight then picked up wins over Justin Pipe, 6-3 in round three, and Mark Webster, 6-2 in the quarter-finals, before losing out to Klaasen. This weekend the PDC schedule moves onto the latest Players Championship events in Barnsley before the Unibet European Championships kicks off in Hasselt, Belgium the following week.

Number six seed Chisnall has been drawn to face Australia’s Kyle Anderson in round one as the £400,000 event begins on Friday, October 28.

Michael van Gerwen will begin the defence of his title against Simon Whitlock while world champion Gary Anderson has drawn James Wade in the first round in Belgium.

The second round will take place on Saturday, October 29 before the event concludes with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on Sunday, October 30.

The action is live on ITV4.

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