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Dave Chisnall: “I am taking part in some good darts. I feel I performed higher yesterday than I did right this moment, however fortunately for me I acquired away with a couple of video games early on and did the job”

Final Up to date: 02/11/23 9:35pm

Dave Chisnall proved too sturdy for Jim Williams in Thursday’s Gamers Championship 30, triumphing 8-4

Dave Chisnall claimed a fifth rating title of 2023 because the ProTour season concluded with Gamers Championship 30 in Barnsley on Thursday.

Morecambe-based Chisnall has loved an outstanding yr on the circuit, successful three European Tour occasions and September’s Gamers Championship 23 in a memorable marketing campaign.

He added an extra title to finish the Gamers Championship season in type on Thursday, overcoming Jim Williams 8-4 to scoop the £12,000 prime prize.

Chisnall warmed up for the forthcoming Mr Vegas Grand Slam of Darts and Cazoo Gamers Championship Finals in type with seven very good victories in Occasion 30, with the spotlight being a 111.35 common in a 6-2 quarter-final win over Scott Waites.

Chisnall additionally averaged over 105 in his Final 16 win over Jamie Hughes, and averaged at the very least 92 in every of his different 5 wins, which included early spherical defeats of Jeffrey Sparidaans and Irish duo Dylan Slevin and Steve Lennon.

He adopted up his super-show within the quarter-finals by overcoming Winmau World Youth Championship finalist Gian van Veen 7-4, opening up a 4-1 lead earlier than holding out for victory.

Chisnall then proved too sturdy for Williams within the decider, with a devastating six-leg burst seeing him open up a 6-1 benefit over the Welshman.

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Michael Bridge and Mark Webster give out their awards for the 2023 World Grand Prix.

Michael Bridge and Mark Webster give out their awards for the 2023 World Grand Prix.

Williams gained two of the following three to take care of his hopes, however Chisnall adopted up a 167 checkout in leg ten with a seventh 180 of the competition as he closed out victory – going one higher than on Wednesday when he was the runner-up to Gerwyn Worth.

“I am taking part in some good darts,” stated Chisnall. “I feel I performed higher yesterday than I did right this moment, however fortunately for me I acquired away with a couple of video games early on and did the job.

“I do know I can play the sport, I am taking part in properly and it exhibits – it is a good job there was no Gezzy right here right this moment to cease me!

“If I can hold successful these, it retains me up the rankings. If I put a while in, I am going to undoubtedly be higher – I am alright in the mean time.”

Williams’ run to the ultimate was his finest end result on the circuit this yr – bettering his semi-final look in Gamers Championship 25 – as he gained via to the decider.

His finest show statistically got here in a Final 16 victory over Mario Vandenbogaerde, the place he averaged 105.27, in a end result which was sandwiched between averages of 99 and 98 in wins over Josh Rock and Danny Noppert respectively, whereas he noticed off Damon Heta 7-5 in a see-saw semi-final.

Heta was a semi-finalist for the twelfth time on the PDC ProTour this yr, seeing off World Champion Michael Smith in one other sturdy day of darts.

Van Veen, in the meantime, adopted up final weekend’s run to the semi-finals of the Machineseeker European Championship by reaching the final 4 of a 3rd Gamers Championship in his breakthrough yr.

Smith, Noppert and Waites had been joined within the quarter-finals by teenager Cam Crabtree – who gained via to the final eight for the second time on the ProTour however narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Gamers Championship Finals.

Former Grand Slam champion Waites wanted to achieve Thursday’s closing to grab qualification for the Gamers Championship Finals, and defeated Krzysztof Ratajski and Ross Smith in his valiant run to the final eight, which means that he additionally missed out on a spot in Minehead later this month.

Ricky Evans held on to say the sixty fourth place within the Gamers Championship Finals on a memorable day which noticed him land a nine-dart end within the second leg of his first spherical win over Callan Rydz – taking simply 36 seconds to finish an ideal leg!

European Championship winner Peter Wright headlined the celebrities who missed out on qualifying for the Gamers Championship Finals following his first spherical exit on Thursday.

Former finalist Mervyn King, World Matchplay champion Nathan Aspinall and Mensur Suljovic will even miss the Minehead occasion, which options the highest 64 from the Gamers Championship Order of Advantage following this yr’s 30 occasions.

Welshman Worth, who gained 4 of the final eight occasions he competed in throughout 2023, topped the ultimate Gamers Championship Order of Advantage, forward of Gary Anderson, Heta and Chisnall.

2023 Gamers Championship 30

Thursday November 2: The Barnsley Metrodome

Final 16

Dave Chisnall 6-4 Jamie Hughes

Scott Waites 6-1 Ross Smith

Gian van Veen 6-5 Rob Cross

Cam Crabtree 6-4 Richard Veenstra

Damon Heta 6-2 Daryl Gurney

Michael Smith 6-3 Mickey Mansell

Jim Williams 6-2 Mario Vandenbogaerde

Danny Noppert 6-3 Stephen Bunting

Quarter-Finals

Dave Chisnall 6-2 Scott Waites

Gian van Veen 6-2 Cam Crabtree

Damon Heta 6-2 Michael Smith

Jim Williams 6-3 Danny Noppert

Semi-Finals

Dave Chisnall 7-4 Gian van Veen

Jim Williams 7-5 Damon Heta

Ultimate

Dave Chisnall 8-4 Jim Williams

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