Dave Chisnall from St Helens claimed his second Players Championship title of 2019, beating Daryl Gurney in Wigan on Saturday afternoon.
Chizzy has enjoyed a strong start this year, beating Glen Durrant last month to end an 18-month wait for a PDC title, and he added another just a month later with a fine display that saw him average more than 100 in four of his seven victories.
Chisnall’s day began with a 6-1 rout of Davy van Baelen, before he hit averages of 104.3, 102.7 and 108.4 to power past Ritchie Edhouse, Stephen Bunting and Rob Cross respectively to reach the quarter-finals where he overcame Vincent van der Voort 6-3 to reach the last four.
A magnificent 109.1 average saw off Mark McGeeney 7-2 in the semi-finals and while the final was less spectacular, throwing a shade under three figures, but it was enough for an 8-6 victory over Gurney who was chasing a first floor crown since 2017.
Dave Chisnall said “”I’ve been playing really well in practice and I knew I would take some beating today”
“There were some great performances from me, I didn’t bring my best game into the final but I took my chances at the crucial points.
“This could be a massive year for me, I believe I can win 15 or 16 titles. I’m playing well enough and I’ve got a great team behind me so why not?
“My goal is to be in all the big tournaments but you’ve got to be playing well to get in them and so far this year that’s what I’m doing, now I need to keep my form going.”