Chisnall v Dudbridge: Chizzy to finish it in a Flash

Dudbridge hasn’t made it past the last 128 in eight of his last nine events

There are many that think Dave Chisnall could run Phil Taylor close if there paths are to cross in the second round at Ally Pally. But the St Helens flinger will need to see off a former PDC World Championship finalist in Mark Dudbridge before he can even contemplate the possibility of beating the world number one.

One of the main reasons why people think Chisnall could challenge The Power is his power scoring. When on song Chizzy is the biggest scorer in the game, better even than Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis. His downfall, however, can be his doubles. Not that it always is, as he showed with a 50% checkout rate in his win over Co Stompe at the Players Championship Finals last weekend. But more often than not, and especially when put under pressure, he does struggle to close out legs.

Therefore, if Dudbridge is to maintain his record of never losing a first round match at the PDC World Championships, you feel he has to get in about his opponent early on.

Unfortunately for him and his supporters, there can be very little confidence in him doing so. He hasn’t made it past the last 128 in eight of his last nine events; a run that has seen him lose nine of his last eleven matches and pick up just £200 in prize money. He clings on to a top 32 place in the Order of Merit largely by virtue of the £25,000 he has collected from this competition in the past two years, but this could well be the last we see of Flash on the big stage, unless he can dramatically turn things around.

We saw from Jelle Klaasen on Saturday that it is possible for these top players to turn their game around, but Dudbridge’s decline looks more terminal than the Dutchman’s and this could, quite frankly, be slightly embarrassing for the Bristolian.

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Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 18/12/2011 - 13:16 PM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News

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