Chisnall to face Thornton in first round of Masters

Dave Chisnall.
Dave Chisnall.
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Dave Chinsall will take on Robert Thornton in the first round of the Unibet Masters later this month.

The pair will open the event at the ArenaMK in Milton Keynes on the afternoon of Saturday, January 30.

Morecambe’s Premier League star will look to start 2016 in style against the reigning World Grand Prix champion.

The event, which concludes on January 31, features the top 16 players in the PDC Order of Merit following the completion of the World Championship.

Defending champion Michael van Gerwen begins the defence of his title against Stephen Bunting.

The £200,000 tournament will be broadcast live on ITV4.

*Entries are being invited for the Benchmarx Darts Open at the Trimpell Sports and Social Club on Saturday, January 23.

The event, which will raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, has a prize fund of more than £1,600.

There are 10 playing boards with a main stage and coverage on big screens.

Entry is £8 in advance or £10 on the day.

Registration is from 10.30am to 12,30pm with the action getting underway at 1pm.

Call Stuart on 07990 088574, Mike on 07882 508395 and Phill on 07970 518887 for more information.