Chisnall takes on Phil “The Power” Taylor

MORECAMBE-BASED darts ace Dave Chisnall is gearing up for a World Championship showdown with the greatest darts player of all-time.

Dave Chisnall will face 15-times World Champion Phil “The Power” Taylor in the second round live on Sky Sports next Tuesday (December 27).

Chisnall defeated former World runner-up Mark Dudbridge in the televised first round on Sunday night.

“Chizzy” only lost three legs against Dudbridge in a confident performance, winning 3-0.

“I felt confident coming into this competition and if I can hit my doubles I’ll show what I can do,” said Chisnall.

“I scored well but I made a few silly mistakes, but I’ve got Phil Taylor next and am looking forward to that.

“I’ve always wanted to play Phil and I get my first shot on stage next week.

“You have to hit doubles early against him because he’ll punish you if you miss three or four doubles, but I can give him a game.”

Chisnall, runner-up in the 2010 BDO World Final on the BBC, is competing in his first PDC World Championship.

“Chizzy” plays in the local league and was the 2010 Morecambe Darts Open champion.

The St Helens-born thrower defected to the PDC from their rivals the BDO earlier this year.

Chisnall has been in top form going into the £1million prestige tournament, which runs from December 15 to January 2 at The Alexandra Palace, London.

Recently he reached the quarter-finals of the Players’ Championship on ITV4, losing 9-8 to former BDO Champion and PDC semi-finalist Mark Webster.

Chisnall is ranked 38 in the world and has earned nearly £60,000 prize money from tournaments this year.