Missed doubles cost Chisnall dear in Germany

Dave Chisnall.
Dave Chisnall.

Kevin Painter ended Dave Chisnall’s bid to win a second successive European Tour event with a superb 6-1 victory in their third round clash at the German Darts Masters on Sunday.

Painter needed little over 13 minutes to see off the Morecambe ace, who matched his opponent’s 101 average but paid the price for missed doubles.

Painter opened the game with a 180 and took the opening leg with a 12-darter to break throw immediately, and traded maximums with Chisnall as he took the second on double eight, after his opponent missed the bull for a 170 finish.

Chisnall opened the third with a 180, and took out double nine for a 14-darter to get off the mark, but paid for a miss at tops in the fourth as Painter landed double six for a 3-1 cushion.

The pair again traded 180s in leg five as Painter took out 76 for an 11-darter, and he landed a 171 score in the next to leave 24, stepping in to finish double six after Chisnall was unable to finish double 13 to take out 81.

Chisnall then missed double 16 to stay in the game in the seventh leg, as Painter hit double ten to complete a fine win.

Chisnall had set up the last 16 clash with Painter after a 6-0 whitewash of German debutant Dirk Becker and a 6-3 victory over Justin Pipe.

Steve Beaton was the eventual winner of the event.