Chisnall to face Caven at World Matchplay in Blackpool

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

Dave Chisnall will begin his 2015 BetVictor World Matchplay campaign against Jamie Caven.

The pair will meet in the first round of the £450,000 tournament at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

The schedule of play is yet to be confirmed with the 32-player event running from July 18 to 26 live on Sky Sports.

Morecambe ace Chisnall reached two third rounds at the 13th and 14th Players Championship events of the year, held at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan on Saturday and Sunday.

He beat William O’Connor and Jason Lovett on Saturday before a 6-4 defeat to Andrew Gilding.

Sunday’s outing brought a 6-4 exit at the hands of Josh Payne after victories over Michael Barnard and Tony Richardson.