Dave Chisnall produced the most impressive performance of the opening night of the Unibet World Grand Prix, averaging 101 and hitting six finishing doubles from as many attempts to beat Jelle Klaasen 2-0 in the first round.
The world number seven, a finalist in the double-start tournament in Dublin back in 2013, kicked off his latest bid for a maiden major with an eye-catching display on Sunday night.
Trailing 2-1 in the opening set, Chisnall fought back with finishes of 101 and 80, punishing Klaasen for failing to close out the deciding leg, before taking set two without reply with the aid of two 12-darters.
“I’m really happy, it’s great to play so well,” said Chisnall, who also hit six 180s in his first-round win.
“I missed a couple of doubles to start but my finishing was really good.
“I had to play well to beat Jelle and I did. I’m glad to win tonight and I can come back on Tuesday for the second round now, I love it here.”
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