Dave Chisnall has moved into the final of the Danish Darts Open and will face Chris Dobey shortly in Copenhagen after a thrilling contest against Jonny Clayton.
Chisnall went 3-1 up and similar to the previous contest, Clayton came back with it going into a 5-4 deficit and it was a a nervy conclusion that the St Helens ace came through.
He started off brilliantly with a sensational 137 checkout to go 2-0 up and Clayton only got off the mark when 3-0 down.
The turning point though for the Pontyberem thrower was when he smashed in a 161 checkout to make it 5-4.
Clayton went on to make it five a piece with a fourth 180 of the contest and a 14 darter to stake his claim for the tie after making a thrilling comeback.
Chisnall though went one away with a 101 checkout to ask further questions of Clayton and he answered them.
Clayton hit double eight to send it all the way but he couldn’t finish it off. The relief was all to see on the face of ‘Chizzy’ as he goes on the verge of his first European Tour for nearly six years.
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Evening Session (1915 local time, 1815 BST)
Gerwyn Price (110.12) 6-1 (93.6) Joe Cullen
Chris Dobey (99.43) 6-5 (94.54) Jose de Sousa
Jonny Clayton (97.07) 6-1 (92.88) Simon Whitlock
Dave Chisnall (95.07) 6-1 (90.47) Jermaine Wattimena
Gerwyn Price (99.08) 4-7 (94.06) Chris Dobey
Jonny Clayton (95.72) 6-7 (101.07) Dave Chisnall
Chris Dobey v Dave Chisnall
Tags: Danish Darts Open 2019, Dave Chisnall
RELIEF FOR CHIZZY!
Dave Chisnall finds the winning double at the fifth attempt to edge out Jonny Clayton 7-6 in a thrilling semi-final.
Chisnall will face Chris Dobey in the final of the Danish Darts Open. pic.twitter.com/f2xIiYAwGJ
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) June 16, 2019
Author: Samuel Gill