Dave Chisnall wins fourth European Tour title with victory over Luke Humphries |  Darts News

Dave Chisnall defeats Gerwyn Value and Jonny Clayton on his strategy to victory over Luke Humphries within the Intwetten Baltic Sea Darts Open last to say his fourth PDC European Tour title.

Final replace: 02/26/23 23:00

Dave Chisnall celebrates victory in Kiel (Picture: Jonas Hunold/PDC Europe)

Dave Chisnall claimed his fourth PDC European Tour title as he opened the 2023 season with an 8-5 win over Luke Humphries within the Intwetten Baltic Sea Darts Open title last in Kiel on Sunday evening.

The £175,000 opening occasion of the yr on the European Tour noticed a report variety of maximums land over the three days on the Wunderino Area, earlier than Chisnall walked away with the £30,000 prime prize.

Humphries had gained 4 European Tour titles in 2022 and was making an attempt to again up his No.1 rating with one other success – however noticed Chisnall show too sturdy in an entertaining decider.

Chisnall took the primary three innings unanswered, capitalizing on 4 missed doubles early on from Humphries to take command.

Humphries fired again degree, touchdown 13 and 12-dart legs alongside the way in which, and in addition shared the following two earlier than Chisnall cleared.

The 12 and 13-dart legs gave Chisnall a break, and the double 5 gave him a 3rd successive leg – and though Humphries took the following one to maintain his hopes alive, the double 5 for sealed glory at 13 darts.

Interwetten Baltic Sea Darts Open 2023

Third spherical Luke Humphries 6-3 Dimitri Vanden Bergh
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 Michael Smith
Ryan Searle 6-2 Martijn Dragt
Keegan Brown 6-4 Peter Wright
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Stephen Bunting
Steve Beaton 6-4 Joe Cullen
Martin Schindler 6-2 Damon Heta
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Gerwyn Value
Quarter-finals Luke Humphries 6-4 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Ryan Searle 6-1 Keegan Brown
Jonny Clayton 6-2 Steve Beaton
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Martin Schindler
Semi-finals Luke Humphries 7-6 Ryan Searle
Dave Chisnall 7-5 Jonny Clayton
Remaining Dave Chisnall 8-5 Luke Humphries

“I had a fantastic event,” stated Chisnall, who hit eight 180s within the last. “Luke is phenomenal, so I am comfortable to have gained in opposition to him.

“You all the time want a little bit of luck, and I feel Jonny Clayton and Martin Schindler might have each overwhelmed me, however I dug deep.

“I am enjoying darts nicely in the meanwhile and I hope it continues. I really like enjoying in entrance [German fans]they have been a fantastic crowd and gave me a lot respect.”

Chisnall’s common of 101.31 within the last was bettered by his sensational 107.04 common to see Gerwyn Value within the third spherical on Sunday afternoon.

He then edged German favourite Martin Schindler within the quarter-finals earlier than profitable a rare semi-final with Jonny Clayton 7-5.

Clayton fought again from 2-0 down with finishes of 122 and 120 in a five-set flurry to go up 5-2 – just for seven missed doubles within the eighth set to show a turning level.

Chisnall capitalized and gained 5 in a row with out lacking a brace – notching an 11-darter, a two-top checkout 100 and 88 on the bull to safe his place in a tenth European Tour last, the place he gained a fourth title.

World quantity 5 Humphries leaves Kiel with £12,000 as runners-up after struggling defeat in a European Tour last for the primary time.

The highest seed was in nice type as he overcame Dimitri Van den Bergh and Dirk van Duijvenbode to succeed in the semis, the place he survived two missed match darts from Ryan Searle within the latter levels of the competition.

Premier League star Clayton beat Stephen Bunting and Steve Beaton on Sunday as he reached the final 4, whereas Searle’s run to the identical stage noticed him beat Martijn Dragt and Keegan Brown for the lack of simply three legs earlier than being overtaken by Humphries.

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