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Darts Ace Dave Chisnall Claims Pro Tour Double in Crawley,

dave chisnall with justin pipe - pdc championship 6

DAVE CHISNALL completed a memorable weekend double with a 6-4 defeat of Justin Pipe to win Sunday's Players Championship at the K2 Centre in Crawley.

The St Helens ace joined an elite band of players to win back-to-back PDC ProTour events over a weekend as he followed Saturday's success against Ian White with a comeback win over Pipe.

Despite hitting finishes of 157 and 110, Chisnall found himself 4-2 down in the final, but the game turned in a key seventh leg, as Pipe missed three darts at double eight to move three legs clear.

Chisnall stepped in to hit the same bed to take the leg, punished three further misses from Pipe to level and then hit back-to-back 12-darters to claim victory.

"It's a great achievement and I'm very proud," said Chisnall. "It feels fantastic and it means a lot to me.

"I've been putting in a lot of practice and that's paying off.

"Justin's a tough player and he played really well in the final, but when he missed those doubles I knew it was my chance. I was never worried, I just knew I had to keep hitting the trebles and I'd get a chance.

"I always knew I could do well in ProTours but this weekend has shown that. I'd love to go on and win the UK Open now in Bolton in a couple of weeks."

Chisnall had also come from behind in his win over Co Stompe earlier in the day, and defeated Terry Temple, Peter Wright, Kim Huybrechts and Keegan Brown in the event as he took his weekend's prize money to £12,000.

The St Helens ace's triumph was his third in Crawley, having also defeated Pipe in the final to claim his maiden Players Championship last November, while the win was also his third of 2012 as he moved up to 22nd in the PDC Order of Merit.

Pipe took home £3,000 after reaching his fifth final of the year, and continues his rise in the world rankings by climbing to 12th.

The Taunton thrower enjoyed wins over Devon Petersen, Arron Monk, Kevin Painter, Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld on the day in Crawley, as he continued the good form which saw him win the first European Tour event a month ago.
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