Chizzy’s brillant finals win

Dave Chisnall claimed the title of the Players Championship
Dave Chisnall claimed the title of the Players Championship
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Dave Chisnall produced a brilliant display to defeat Steve Beaton 6-2 in the final of Players Championship Ten to claim the £10,000 prize at the Barnsley Metrodome.

The 35-year-old St Helens ace, who had reached the semi-finals of the inaugural Shanghai Darts Masters the previous week and

had also appeared in two European Tour finals so far in 2016, claimed his first PDC title of the year with some scintillating darts.

After beating Jamie Robinson 6-2 in his opening game, he then pushed past Jonathan Worsley by the same scoreline in the second round. Chisnall's first major test came from John Henderson, but the world number nine proved too strong as he reached the last 16 with a 6-5 victory.

Chisnall then put a stop to recent Challenge Tour finalist Lee Evans' impressive run with a thumping 6-0 victory, before seeing off Kyle Anderson 6-3 to reach the semi-finals.

It was there that he produced arguably his best display of the day, destroying Andrew Gilding 6-0 to set up a final with Beaton.

It was a change in fortunes for Chisnall, having lost in The Unibet Masters final in January, and two European Tour events in the Peperami Gibraltar Darts Trophy and the HappyBet European Darts Matchplay, as he scooped his 11th PDC career title.