Chizzy comeback in vain as he exits Grand Slam of Darts
Dave Chisnall suffered a bizarre exit from the Boyle Sports Grand Slam of Darts at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, last night (Friday).
The St Helens born and bred arrow smith went down 10-7 to Portugal's Jose de Sousa after a a contest which had more twists and turns than a country lane.
Chizzy looked to be in the box seat early on, racing into a 2-0 lead and also missed a double which would have given him a three leg advantage but he was stunned when the Portugese player claimed the next eight legs and looked on the brink of an easy victory.
It proved a false dawn as Chizzy eventually reduced his deficit to 8-7 and an even chance of pulling the game out of the fire.
However, he could not maintain momentum and his rival edged home by taking the remaining legs.
De Sousa now plays either former world champion Rob Cross or St Helens' Michael Smith in the last eight.