Nine-dart hero Chisnall produces magnificent display to down Noppert, set to face Gilding in Belgian Darts Open final

In a weekend where many of the leading names on the European Tour in Luke Humphries, Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith withdrew and many of the other big names fell early, it is two players who have shown consistent form all season that are into the final of the Belgian Darts Open in Wieze.

Dave Chisnall who produced a magnificent nine-dart finish en route to denying Danny Noppert will now face Andrew Gilding who has reached his maiden European Tour final but has reached ranking finals already this season albeit still yet to win one.

Chisnall opened up the tie with the nine-dart finish and followed that up with a 136 checkout to double his lead. Noppert kicked into life with a 142 checkout to trail 4-3 but holding his throw at 5-3.

He did so again to go one away at 6-4 after Noppert had missed darts to break and then to hold as Chisnall sealed it with a 112 checkout.

This in itself slightly overshadowed the brilliance of Gilding who saw off Jonny Clayton 7-5 and continued his run of not facing a match dart at all this weekend in a truly superb weekend for 'Goldfinger'.

In this display, he hit a 97.8 average and 7/11 on the doubles with double 20 in particular proving deadly which could yet be a precursor for the World Grand Prix.

Coming from 3-2 down, Gilding kicked into life on his own throw with a 121 checkout to make it 3-3 before sealing an 80 checkout to break followed by a 79 checkout to consolidate and go 5-3 up but despite going 6-4 up and looking calm as ever, he still had to get over the line but did so in clinical fashion with a 64 checkout after Clayton left 54.

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