DAVE CHISNALL will continue his bid for a first big title at the William Hill World Darts Championship following his run to another televised final in Minehead last weekend.

Chisnall was the runner-up to Michael van Gerwen in the Cash Converters Players Championship Finals as the Dutchman powered to an 11-3 victory in their decider, averaging over 108 in the process.

The loss was Chisnall's third to van Gerwen in a televised final during 2016, following his previous defeats in the Unibet Masters and Perth Darts Masters showdowns.

However, after winning one ranking title this year and competing once again in the Betway Premier League and World Series of Darts, the world number seven will move on to the World Championship in confident mood.

"I've been good this year," said Chisnall. "I always take one tournament at a time and I don't dwell on my losses. I'll get better and try harder and see what comes from there."

Chisnall had entered his Minehead final against van Gerwen in confident mood after seeing the Dutchman fall 6-0 down in his semi-final clash with Darren Webster - but saw his hopes dashed by another fine display from the reigning champion.

"It's a success [reaching the final], but I've always said that when I play van Gerwen he turns it on," added Chisnall. "Since I beat him in the 2013 World Grand Prix I don't think he's liked me!

"It will come and I'll keep trying, but I can't knock being in a final. I beat another great player in the semis, Peter Wright, but I need to take it a little bit further to beat Michael.

"What he's hitting, if you don't follow it you're never going to win.

"I watched a bit of his game semi-final and thought if he played like that against me I'd have a good chance, but he didn't and he was on for three ten-darters at one point.

"He was a different person in the final, and that's why he's number one in the world."