Unfortunately Dean didn’t enjoy a long time in Blackpool this year, as his time at the World Matchplay was cut-off too early, after he lost in the first round to an in form Dave Chisnall.
Chizzy hit finishes of 132, 131 and 121 and averaging almost 99. Dean hit back from 5-1 down to trail just 6-4 at one stage, but missed his chance to cut the gap to one in the 11th leg as Chisnall posed double two to regain the edge before taking the next three legs without reply for a fine win.
Round 1: Dave Chisnall 10-4 Dean Winstanley
Dave Chisnall v Dean Winstanley
0-0 – Dean Winstanley wins the bull and will throw first.
1-0 – Chisnall makes a brilliant start, taking out 131 on double 16, as Winstanley waits on 40.
2-0 – Winstanley is again left waiting on 40 as Chisnall hits the winning double, this time taking out tops to finish 64.
2-1 – Winstanley initially misses double 12 to take out 97, but Chisnall misses a dart at tops to finish 64 on this occasion, allowing the Yorkshireman to finish double six with his third dart.
3-1 – Chisnall fires in the game’s first 180, before hitting double eight to regain his edge.
4-1 – Double 16 gives Chisnall a second break of throw, as he moves three legs clear.
5-1 – Tops sees Chisnall win a third successive leg as his strong start continues.
5-2 – Chisnall fires in a 180 to leave 139, but pays the price for missing five darts at double as Winstanley steals the leg on double 16.
5-3 – Tops gives Winstanley a second successive leg.
6-3 – Chisnall scores 171 to leave 132, which he takes out on the bullseye to halt Winstanley’s revival.
6-4 – Winstanley wins his third leg from four as he takes out 66.
7-4 – The pair trade 180s and Chisnall hits a 170 score during the leg – and when Winstanley misses double five for a 130 finish, the former World Grand Prix finalist takes out double two.
8-4 – Chisnall lands a fourth 180 of the game before taking out a fine 121 finish, his third ton-plus checkout of the contest.
9-4 – Winstanley posts a second maximum, but is unable to take the leg as Chisnall finishes 72 on tops to move to the brink of victory.
10-4 – Chisnall hits a second 171 score of the game before sealing victory.
|Dave Chisnall||10-4||Dean Winstanley|
|5||Breaks of Throw||2|
|10/23 – 43%||Checkout %||4/10 – 44%|