Chisnall Targets Maiden TV Title In Blackpool

Dave Chisnall (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

DAVE CHISNALL believes he is ready to land his first televised title at the Betfred World Matchplay after picking up his third PDC title of 2019 on Sunday.

World number 12 Chisnall overcame Chris Dobey in the final of the Danish Darts Open in Copenhagen to end his near six-year wait for a second European Tour title.

The five-time televised finalist's 15 PDC crowns have all come away from the TV cameras, with Chisnall now confident of ending his wait for TV glory at Blackpool's Winter Gardens in July.

"I'm very confident at the moment and I have been since half-way through last year," said Chisnall, who averaged just under 99 across the weekend, hitting almost half his attempts at double.

"I thought I had a great chance at the Worlds until I ran into Gary Anderson, but over the last couple of years I've been missing too many doubles at crucial times.

"But last weekend I delivered, I showed my doubles are going in now, so I know I can beat anyone and win anything.

"I got a bit lucky with a few last dart checkouts but you need a bit of luck to win tournaments - that's darts.

"Chris is a class player so it's a great result to beat him in a final. I certainly hope I don't get drawn against him in Blackpool!"

The Betfred World Matchplay will be held from July 20-28 at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

Broadcast live on Sky Sports, the tournament will see 32 players competing across nine days.

Tickets are still available.