The Danish Darts Open 2019 has found its champion, as Dave Chisnall won the final this evening.
Dave Chisnall is the Danish Darts Open champion after he won 8-3 against Chris Dobey in the final.
The day started with a 6-2 victory against Kirk Shepherd in the third round for Chris Dobey. In the quarter-final he had to go up against the European Tour-debutant, Jose De Sousa.
The match started quite well for Chris Dobey, who got himself in front by 2-1 and later 4-2. Jose De Sousa fought his way back into the game and even got ahead by 5-4, before Chris Dobey took the last two legs to secure the victory.
In the semi-final Gerwyn Price waited. Gerwyn Price showed an incredible level in both the third round and the quarter-final, but against Chris Dobey, he looked a bit more human, even though he averaged 99.08, and lost by 7-4.
And then Chris Dobey was ready for his first ever European final.
Dave Chisnall started the day with a tough match against Mensur Suljovic. ‘Chizzy’ got up by 3-0, but Mensur got himself back in the match, but never ahead. And after a lot of legs, where none of the two made a break of throw, Dave Chisnall could secure the victory in the last and deciding leg.
In the quarter-final he was up against Jermaine Wattimena. Unfortunately for the Dutchman, he could not do anything against Dave Chisnall and lost by 6-1.
In the semi-final Dave Chisnall started with a really high level and got himself in front by 5-2. Jonny Clayton then began hitting his targets, and suddenly the score was 5-5. Dave Chisnall continued with a really high level after this and once again, he had to secure the victory in the last and deciding leg.
In the final Chris Dobey got himself in front by 2-0, even with a 146 checkout in the first leg, before Dave Chisnall got on 2-1 and 2-2 afterwards. With a 40 checkout Dave Chisnall then got himself in front by 2-3, before going up by 2-4 with a 32 checkout.
Chris Dobey then made the score 3-4, before Dave Chisnall got up by 3-5. In the ninth leg Dave Chisnall missed two darts for a 60 checkout. Chris Dobey also missed two darts for 56 checkout, and therefore Dave Chisnall had another chance, took advantage, and got himself up by 3-6. ‘Chizzy’ then took another step towards the title checking out 32, just after Chris Dobey missed a dart for a 140 checkout.
In the 11th leg Dave Chisnall secured the European title with an 115 checkout.