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Taylor Back To Winning Ways With Grudge Victory In Berlin

Taylor back in among the trophies as he looks to retain his World Matchplay title next month (credit: Carsten Arlt, PDC Europe)
Phil Taylor returned to the glory trail on Sunday evening, defeating Dave Chisnall 6-2 to win his first European Tour event at the German Darts Championship with a sensational display against a gallant Chisnall.

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The Power fired in seven 180s in an imperious display in the final at the Tempodrom in Berlin, finally gaining revenge for his defeat to the St Helens star at this year's World Championship.

The world number one followed up fine victories over Colin Lloyd, Raymond van Barneveld and Wes Newton and produced a 106.82 average to leave Chisnall helpless.

He began the final with a 180 en route to a 12-darter, and after Chisnall levelled in 14 darts, Taylor then posted an 11-darter with tops to lead 3-1.

Chisnall won the fifth leg on double ten, despite a maximum from Taylor, before the Stoke great hit the same bed to win his fourth leg, finished a 14-darter to lead 5-2 and landed his seventh maximum in the next as he set up tops for victory.

"I'm delighted to have won this," said Taylor. "Dave's played some great darts throughout the weekend so I knew I'd have to be at my best in the final and it's great to win." 

"It's a fantastic way to set myself up for the World Matchplay," he added.

Taylor had defeated youngsters Jerry Hendriks and Reece Robinson earlier in the weekend before beginning Sunday's final stages with a 6-0 whitewash of form horse Colin Lloyd, who himself averaged 100 despite failing to get a leg on the board.

He then ran into old foe Raymond van Barneveld's in the last eight and held off a brave Barney fightback from 4-1 down to claim a narrow 6-5 victory, before seeing off Wes Newton 6-3 in the semis on his way to claiming the £15,000 first prize.

Chisnall's run to the final had begun with wins over Gareth Cousins and Michael Rosenauer, before he edged out Terry Jenkins 6-5 by hitting six 180s in their third round clash.

He then defeated Mervyn King and Simon Whitlock 6-4 to win through to the final, with the £7,500 prize money taking him up to 16th in the PDC Order of Merit.

"It feels great to have reached the final but Phil was too good in the end," said Chisnall. "It's always an honour playing Phil and the atmosphere was great.

"I like the European Tour events and I'm having some success in them, so I hope I can win one next time! I've been putting in a lot of hard work recently and it's paying off."

World number five Newton followed up a 103 average in his third round victory over Michael Mansell with a 6-3 quarter-final win over Justin Pipe, who was unable to follow up his victory in April's Austrian Open event with another European Tour title.

Simon Whitlock produced fine displays to see off Kevin Painter - with a 106.83 average - and Belgium's Kim Huybrechts to reach the semis, before going down 6-3 to Chisnall.

World Youth Champion James Hubbard, Holland's Co Stompe, Mark Webster and Ronnie Baxter were other losers in the last 16 of the German Darts Championship, which was the second of five £82,100 European Tour events which will be held this year.

The third European Tour event, the European Darts Open, will be held at the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf from July 6-8. 

German Darts Championship Results (European Tour Event Two)
Sunday June 24

Third Round
Phil Taylor 6-0 Colin Lloyd
Raymond van Barneveld 6-3 Mark Webster
Wes Newton 6-1 Michael Mansell
Justin Pipe 6-4 Co Stompe
Mervyn King 6-4 James Hubbard
Dave Chisnall 6-5 Terry Jenkins
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Kevin Painter
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Ronnie Baxter
Losers £1,500

Quarter-Finals
Phil Taylor 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Wes Newton 6-3 Justin Pipe
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Mervyn King
Simon Whitlock 6-4 Kim Huybrechts
Losers £3,000

Semi-Finals
Phil Taylor 6-3 Wes Newton
Dave Chisnall 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Losers £5,000

Final
Phil Taylor 6-2 Dave Chisnall
Winner £15,000
Runner-Up £7,500

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Taylor Back To Winning Ways With Grudge Victory In Berlin

Phil Taylor returned to the glory trail on Sunday evening, defeating Dave Chisnall 6-2 to win his first European Tour event at the German Darts Championship with a sensational display against a gallant Chisnall.

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