Chizzy getting back to top form

Dave Chisnall is getting back to his best
Dave Chisnall is getting back to his best

Dave Chisnall is back on the rails.

After losing his first two games in the prestigious Premier Darts League - and slumping to bottom spot in the table - the 36-year-old St Helens ace bounced back in style last night (Thursday) to defeat Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts 7-4 at the First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Chizzy hit back from a leg down to lead 2-1 and 5-2, with key finishes of 78 and 68 and breaking the Belgian’s throw before Huybrechts took out 66 to stay in touch at 5-3.

The local lad, though, fired in a sublime 141 checkout to secure a minimum of a point before closing out the win with a 14-darter.

“I scored well and I finished quite well, so I’m pleased,” said Chisnall, who in recent weeks had not reached anywhere near his full potential.

“I was poor at the start of the competition but I felt good all week and produced it up there, and I’m happy.”

Victory lifted him to eighth place in the 10-strong league ladder and he will be hoping to pick up a further two points when he comes face to face with 32-year-old Dutchman Jelle Klaasen - who is still pointless and now rooted at the foot of the table - in Brighton next Thursday, February 23.