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Dave Chisnall claims second title in six days
10:19am Monday 16th September 2013 in Sport
DAVE CHISNALL claimed a second victory on the PDC ProTour in the space of six days after overcoming Peter Wright 6-5 in a dramatic Players Championship final at the Barnsley Metrodome.
The St Helens ace, who claimed his first title of the year at the German Darts Championship last weekend and turned 33 on Thursday, continued his excellent form in Barnsley, culminating in victory over Wright to take the £10,000 first prize.
Chisnall's road to the final began with a 6-3 triumph over Mick Todd before overcoming the challenges of Gino Vos and Justin Pipe with tight 6-5 wins.
In the last 16, Chisnall saw off Wayne Jones 6-3 and defeated Mervyn King by the same margin to book his place in the last four against Simon Whitlock.
There, the world number seven produced a superb performance to dispose of the Australian 6-1 with the aid of a 103 average, before continuing that form in the early stages of the final where he led 3-1.
From two legs down Wright turned the tide as he landed an excellent 89 finish on the bullseye to win the fifth leg before taking the next two to leave his opponent trailing 4-3.
Chisnall hit back to take the eighth leg and draw level at four apiece before Wright edged ahead again by landing double 16 to move a leg away from victory.
However, Chisnall hit his sixth 180 of the game in the process of forcing a deciding leg, which he won in superb style against the darts thanks to a 124 checkout.