Peter Wright is the first into the Semi-Finals at the Grand Slam of Darts after a relentless performance against Dave Chisnall.

Wright ended up winning 16-12 over Chisnall; with a 101 average and hit 40 percent on his doubles with five 180’s.

Chisnall himself played well with 46 percent on the doubles and 10 180’s; but didn’t have as many darts at doubles and fluffed his lines after being 6-4 up. Wright went into a 12-8 lead; despite some late momentum from ‘Chizzy’, Wright surged through.

Chisnall started proceedings well hitting an 82 checkout for the opening leg of the contest; which also featured a picture perfect 180.

The St Helens ace missed three darts at double 18 to break and Wright returned for tops as a result to make it 1-1.

Wright went ahead but Chisnall lead at the break 3-2 averaging just under a ton; with around two 180’s under his belt.

Wright missed a 106 checkout; but Chisnall couldn’t punish and Wright tied it up again at 3-3. He took a break of throw; but this was thrown back by Chisnall who hit a 72 checkout to make it parity.

Chisnall hit an 83 checkout on the bull in a real clutch finish to go 5-4 up; with a hold of throw. He fluffed his lines though on an 84 checkout; but Wright couldn’t hit a 127 checkout, as a result Chisnall was allowed to hit double three to take a double break at 6-4 up.

Chisnall went 7-4 up and ended up at 8-5; but that is when it started to go wrong as Snakebite went to 7-8 at the interval and from there Wright took the lead at 9-8 up and made it five on the bounce at 10-8 up.

Wright extended this to 12-8 up with Chisnall in real trouble. Chisnall finally stopped the rot at 13-9 behind and followed that up with a 114 checkout to make it 13-10, could he make a comeback?

It was soon 13-12 behind for Chisnall as he went towards the finish but a rot stopper saw Wright go 14-12 up to continue his advantage and he broke throw from there to go within a leg of the winning line at 15-12 up.

Chisnall was breathing down his neck in the requisite leg with a timely 180 but Wright produced an 81 checkout to claim victory.

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Grand Slam of Darts 2019 schedule

Day Seven

Dave Chisnall (98.64) 12-16 (101.25) Peter Wright
21:00 Glen Durrant v Michael Smith


Author: Samuel Gill