PHIL TAYLOR and Dave Chisnall will compete in the final of the partypoker.com World Grand Prix on Sunday night, following their semi-final victories over James Wade and Justin Pipe at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Taylor continued his bid for an 11th World Grand Prix victory with an imperious 5-1 defeat of two-time champion James Wade in their last four contest.
Chisnall in his first Major PDC Final has already beaten Ian White 2-1 in the first round (86.53), Wayne Jones 3-1 in round 2 (89.11), reigning champion and World number 2 Michael van Gerwen 3-2 in the quarter-finals (96.08) and finally Justin Pipe 5-2 in last nights semi-finals (83.95). Taylor started with a fine 2-1 win over in form Jamie Caven (99.94), 3-1 v Nicholson (86.88) a convincing 3-0 win over Gary Anderson (98.78) and last nights demolition of former champion James Wade 5-1 (96.55)
StatisticsDave Chisnall v Phil Taylor 180’s 25 / 15 180’s Start Double 74-186 / 59-121 Start Double Finish Double 46-116 / 44-131 Finish Double Legs For/Against 13-6 / 13-3 Legs For/Against WGP Average’s / WGP Average’s 96.08 / 99.94 89.11 / 98.78 86.53 / 96.55 83.95 / 86.88
PartPoker.com World Grand Prix Final Tonight 7pm SKY SportsIcemans view Great to see Chisnall in his first PDC Major Final. He is certainly an anigma of the oche, and he certainly has the game as he has beaten all the top players in the World at some point in his career. One of the best floor players on the circuit is now gracing the later stages of TV events with his undoubted talent on the board. Gaining much needed stage experience, and his recent form including his first European Tour Win has given him more confidence and raised him up to World No 7 and ime sure even higher. Taylor has done the video and worn the T-Shirt and you just can’t see Chisnall winning his first Major here, Taylor looking for his 11th yes 11th title should win by at least a few sets. Chisnall has beaten Taylor before, in the last 32 of the World Championships but a Major Final is a different kettle of fish. Icemans Prediction Phil Taylor 6-3 Dave Chisnall