Chisnall is hammered! Taylor”s conqueror crashes out to Hamilton at Ally Pally
He was the man who dethroned the king but Dave Chisnall has experienced his own power failure at Alexandra Palace.
The curse of beating Phil Taylor on the Ladbrokes World Championship oche struck again as Chisnall joined a long list of players who have failed to repeat the wonderful highs of beating the greatest.
The 31-year-old from St Helens was nailed 4-0 by Andy ‘The Hammer’ Hamilton in the last 16.
Off target: Dave Chisnall throws against Andy Hamilton
Only Dennis Priestley 20 years ago has managed to beat Taylor in the early rounds of the worlds and then emerge triumphant in the final.
Hamilton, the No 17 seed, now faces Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts in the first quarter-final this afternoon.
But Chisnall, the former BDO world finalist, denied that the expectation created after he beat Taylor 4-1 in the second round put too much pressure on him.
He said: “I missed a few doubles early on and after that the darts were slipping out of my hands. Andy played well and he deserved to win. I cannot say anything bad about his game.
“He hit the right scores. I just didn’t get going, that’s all. I don’t think the Taylor match played any part at all in this defeat. If I had hit those early doubles, I might have got going. When he is banging in 180s or 140s, what can you do about that
“I beat Phil Taylor. It was a good achievement for me. I haven’t got much experience on stage but it will come in the future, I hope.”
Hammer time: Hamilton celebrates beating Chisnall at Alexandra Palace
James Wade eased into the last eight, and a quarter-final clash with John Part.
There is nothing like a good nicknameto liven up the show at Ally Pally and now it is “Darth Maple” — aka Part — who stands in the way. The Canadian is a huge Star Wars fan; he is also a triple world champion, and used his experience to beat Kevin Painter 4-2.
He now meets Wade after “The Machine” rattled past Steve Farmer 4-0.
“I really need a game to push me to the limit,” said Wade. “I need a scrap to see what I can do. I need to be pushed.”
Part beat Painter and Wade during the charge to his last world title in 2008 and said: “I know that Kevin is not happy. And James may not be happy. I am the bogey guy.”
Painter, said: “Every time I’ve played recently I’ve hit my doubles but they were all on the wire today.If I’d hit my doubles I’d have rubbed him out, probably 4-1. It’s a kick in the teeth because, with all due respect, John wasn’t my threat.”
Australia’s No 5 seed Simon Whitlock was pegged back to 3-3 by Michael van Gerwen, having led 3-0, but came through in the deciding set.