FOLLOW Live Darts

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.

Watch and bet on live Darts at Bet365 > Live streaming > Darts

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

Recent PDC Darts News Articles

  • Taylor sees off Artut in straight sets as Stein stuns Kellett

    Phil Taylor kick-started his World Championship title bid with a comfortable 3-0 victory over German ace Jyhan Artut in the first round on Friday night, as Sascha Stein became the second debutant to reach the last 32 after dumping out Stuart Kellett at Alexandra Palace....

  • VIDEO: The Wealdstone Raider gatecrashes the World Darts Championship

    The Wealdstone Raider paid a spontaneous visit to the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on Friday night and was not short of fans....

  • World Darts Championship - Day Three afternoon session preview and order of play

    A marathon day of action features two first round sessions at the Alexandra Palace on Saturday, with an array of vastly experienced stars in action in the afternoon....

  • Phil Taylor v Jyhan Artut - World Darts Championship preview - Power aims to surge into the second round

    Phil Taylor aims to send out an early message to the rest of the field with an impressive display to dispatch German ace Jyhan Artut in his opening salvo at Alexandra Palace on Friday. ...

  • Reyes reacts to sudden death confusion in shock victory over Newton

    Cristo Reyes insists that the referee’s decision not to allow a throw for the bull in the sudden death leg of his World Championship clash against Wes Newton was just a “small mistake” as he went on to close out a huge first round upset. ...

  • World Darts Championship Day Two betting promotions - The best offers on Friday’s action from the Ally Pally

    Read this guide to the best free bet offers, enhanced odds and money back specials on Day Two of the 2015 World Darts Championship before you place any bets on Thursday night....

  • Van Gerwen survives Cullen scare as Reyes dumps out Newton in controversial fashion

    Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen kick-started the defence of his World Championship title with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Joe Cullen at Alexandra Palace, while qualifier Cristo Reyes caused a huge upset by dumping out 13th seed Wes Newton in a sudden-death leg....

  • Brown heading back to the day job despite stunning John Part at the World Darts Championship

    Keegan Brown says he is heading back to work on Christmas Day and Boxing Day despite knocking three-time World Champion John Part out of the World Championship on his debut on opening night....

  • World Darts Championship 2015 interviews - Exclusive backstage reaction from Alexandra Palace

    The 2015 World Darts Championship is off and running at the Alexandra Palace, and you can tune in to our exclusive post-match interviews here....

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Plain sailing for Wade, Chisnall and Huybrechts in round one of the World Championship

    Top trio James Wade, Dave Chisnall and Kim Huybrechts all made impressive starts to their World Darts Championship campaigns with victories over Jamie Lewis and Michael Mansell and Ryan de Vreede respectively on Sunday night....

  • PDC World Darts Championship 2015 live scores and tournament schedule of play

    The greatest show on planet darts has touched down on the Alexandra Palace once again, and you can keep in touch with all the latest results and fixtures here....

  • Emotional Nicholson casts doubt over his darting future after first round exit at Ally Pally

    Paul Nicholson admits he has lost his identity and is “very confused” after he crashed out of the World Championship at the hands of Benito van de Pas at Alexandra Palace on Sunday....

  • World Darts Championship Day Four - Evening session preview and order of play

    A clutch of box office names begin their 2015 World Championship campaigns on Sunday night, with a further four tasty first round ties in the offering at Alexandra Palace....

  • World Darts Championship Day Four - Afternoon session preview and order of play

    Three former major champions and world finalists top the billing in the opening session of day four as the first round action continues at Alexandra Palace on Sunday afternoon....

  • Jenkins confirms moustache return after opening round win at the World Championship

    Terry Jenkins has revealed that his trademark moustache may be set for a permanent comeback after his opening round victory at the World Darts Championship on Saturday night....

  • Webster adds to Whitlock’s woes as Kyle Anderson thrashes Beaton

    Darren Webster produced a sensational display to dump out former finalist Simon Whitlock out of the World Championship at the first hurdle with a 3-1 victory, while Kyle Anderson defeated Steve Beaton and Gary Anderson stumbled past qualifier Scott Kirchner on Saturday night....

  • World Darts Championship - Day Three evening session preview and order of play

    Three former world finalists and two nine-dart heroes are among the stars in action in an unmissable Saturday night session at the Alexandra Palace, as the £1.25m event continues to gather momentum....

  • World Darts Championship Day Three betting promotions - The best offers on Saturday’s action from the Ally Pally

    Read this guide to the best free bet offers, enhanced odds and money back specials on Day Three of the 2015 World Darts Championship before you place any bets on Saturday....

More Stories

Claim your free bet

  • £200bonus
    1.
    Watch & bet on live darts at 365

    Find out why bet365 is the World's largest bookmaker with over 10 million customers. Superb in-play service and live watch and bet streaming of big sporting events including all darts streams. Plus, deposit £200 and have £400 to use whichever way you like, no tokens, just cash! Register to activate.

  • £10>20bonus
    2.
    Bet £10 Get £20 Free

    William Hill are the official sponsors of the 2015 World Championships and they're giving all darts fans £20 in free bets when they sign-up and deposit just £10.

    William Hill customers can also watch every throw from the World Championships live online via WHTV, the site's live streaming service.

  • £25bonus
    3.
    Live Streaming Darts - new

    Ladbrokes have just started a new live streaming sports service available to members for free - register using the code MAXCASH to access.

  • £5bonus
    4.
    Claim a free £5 no deposit bet

    BetVictor are the title sponsors of the second biggest event of the year - the World Matchplay. They are offering all darts fans a completely free £5 bet!

  • £250bonus
    5.
    £250 free bet

    Get £250 free when you bet £250 at Paddy Power.

  • £5bonus
    6.
    £5 free every week from Skybet!

    All new customers at Sky Bet will get a £5 free bet each week simply for betting with Skybet and their newly launched Skybet Free Bet Club. All you have to do is bet a fiver each week to get a free fiver! That's £260 free in just one year...nice one!

  • £25 bonus
    7.
    Risk-free £25 at Sportingbet

    Sportingbet offer exclusive outright markets on all non-televised PDC ProTour events. They have a generous welcome bonus which means that if your first bet loses, then you will get it refunded (up to £25). Use the promotional code MAXIMUMBONUS when you sign up.

  • £10>30bonus
    8.
    Bet £10 Get £30 Free

    Register an account with Betfair and bet £10 and you will receive £30 in free bets. That's a 300% bonus!

  • £25bonus
    9.
    Free £25 when you join Betfred

    Register with Betfred.com today for a free £25 matched bet. Also enjoy regular darts promotions from the Bonus King and superb darts betting markets.

  • £5>20bonus
    10.
    Bet £5 Get £20 Free

    Register an account with Coral and bet £5 on any darts match and you will receive £20 in free bets

  • £10bonus
    11.
    Free £10 bet using MAXIMUMBONUS

    Use promotion code MAXIMUMBONUS when you register with Stan James and claim a free £10 bet! Watch live darts online via your account!

  • £5 > £20bonus
    12.
    Bet £5 and get £20 free

    Place a first bet of just £5, and Winner will reward you with a £20 free bet to use on any sports market!

Bookmakers


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

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.

Read more »