Dave Chisnall's superb season reached another high point as he bagged his third title of 2019 by triumphing in the Danish Darts Open.
The St Helens thrower cruised to an 8-3 victory over Chris Dobey in Copenhagen to claim the 15th PDC crown of his career - and first on the European Tour since 2013 - although he had to survive his fair share of drama earlier in the day.
Chizzy, who had won Players Championship Two and Seven earlier this year, just about held his nerve to hit the winning double at the fifth attempt during the final leg of his 7-6 semi-final triumph over Jonny Clayton while he also came through a dramatic decider against Mensur Suljovic in the third round, where he missed five match darts and also watched the Austrian spurn two himself.
He did enjoy a 6-1 thrashing of Jermaine Wattimena in the last eight as he pinned six of his nine attempts at doubles and hit two 101 checkouts while he saved his best performance of the day against Dobey to bag the £25,000 top prize at the Brondby Hallen.
Chisnall averaged almost 99, hit five 180s, missed just seven double attempts and completed his victory with a superb checkout of 115.
"It's been a while, I've kept getting close but not finishing the job so this means a lot to me," said Chisnall, whose victory in the final saw him become just the fourth player to win 100 games on the European Tour.
"I felt good all day, both in practice and on the stage and I have to say the crowd really spurred me on, they were fantastic for all players across the weekend. Chris didn't play his best in the final, luckily for me, but he's someone I respect and he deserves all the success he gets."
Dobey was competing in his fourth PDC final - and first on the European Tour - but he was unable to earn his maiden title having earlier beaten Kirk Shepherd (6-2), Jose De Sousa (6-5) and Gerwyn Price (7-4).
The Northumberland thrower ran out of steam by the final, averaging just 85 and failing to hit a single maximum although he did manage two checkouts of 146 and 100.
"I'm definitely pleased with how I played this weekend," said Dobey, who is now up to a career-high 30th on the PDC Order of Merit.
"I came here to do the job of securing my place in the World Matchplay for the first time and I've pretty much done that. It just didn't happen for me in the final but if I could pick a player to lose to it would be Dave, he's a great lad and he thoroughly deserves this win."
Earlier, Gerwyn Price produced one of the best performances of the tournament as he averaged a stunning 110 in a 6-1 victory over Joe Cullen that also included a 132 checkout and a closing 11-darter.
However the Welshman, who was favourite to bag his third title of 2019 at this point, came up short against Hollywood in the quarter-finals as he missed 10 attempts at doubles despite averaging a superior 99.
Clayton had also looked good for his second title of the season when he capitalised on James Wade's double troubles to beat him 6-2 with an average of 101 in the third round before cruising past Simon Whitlock 6-1 but a splendid 161 checkout against Chisnall in the semi-final proved in vain.
One of the most eye-catching moments of the weekend came during the third round when Jose de Sousa averaged 100 in a fine 6-2 triumph over Daryl Gurney despite this peculiar - yet successful - finish!
Friday June 14
First Round (Best of 11 legs)
- William O'Connor 6-3 Luke Woodhouse
- Nathan Aspinall 6-3 Mick Todd
- Kyle Anderson 6-2 Mike De Decker
- Per Laursen 6-4 Reece Robinson
- Cody Harris 6-1 Teuvo Haverinen
- Jose De Sousa 6-3 Scott Taylor
- Ryan Joyce 6-2 Jose Justicia
- Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Krzysztof Kciuk
- Martin Schindler 6-0 Kim Viljanen
- Kevin Burness 6-5 Glen Durrant
- Ryan Harrington 6-4 Niels-Jorgen Hansen
- Chris Dobey 6-3 Steve West
- Gabriel Clemens 6-3 Mervyn King
- Kirk Shepherd 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
- Michael Smith 6-4 Steve Beaton
- Dennis Nilsson 6-0 Steve Lennon
Saturday June 15
Second Round (Best of 11 legs)
- Stephen Bunting 6-4 Cody Harris
- Darren Webster 5-6 Jose de Sousa
- Jonny Clayton 6-5 Per Laursen
- Dave Chisnall 6-2 Krzysztof Ratajski
- Simon Whitlock 6-4 Nathan Aspinall
- Joe Cullen 6-1 Kevin Burness
- Daryl Gurney 6-1 Ryan Joyce
- Ricky Evans 5-6 Chris Dobey
- Gerwyn Price 6-4 Ryan Harrington
- Rob Cross 4-6 Kirk Shepherd
- Peter Wright 6-2 William O'Connor
- James Wade 6-3 Dennis Nilsson
- Adrian Lewis 6-4 Kyle Anderson
- Mensur Suljovic 6-5 Gabriel Clemens
- Ian White 6-5 Martin Schindler
- Jermaine Wattimena 6-4 Michael Smith
Sunday June 16
Third Round (Best of 11 legs)
- Gerwyn Price 6-2 Stephen Bunting
- Peter Wright 4-6 Joe Cullen
- Kirk Shepherd 2-6 Chris Dobey
- Daryl Gurney 2-6 Jose De Sousa
- James Wade 2-6 Jonny Clayton
- Adrian Lewis 3-6 Simon Whitlock
- Mensur Suljovic 5-6 Dave Chisnall
- Ian White 4-6 Jermaine Wattimena
Quarter-Finals (Best of 11 legs)
- Gerwyn Price 6-1 Joe Cullen
- Chris Dobey 6-5 Jose De Sousa
- Jonny Clayton 6-1 Simon Whitlock
- Dave Chisnall 6-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Semi-Finals (Best of 13 legs)
- Gerwyn Price 4-7 Chris Dobey
- Jonny Clayton 6-7 Dave Chisnall
Final (Best of 15 legs)
- Chris Dobey 3-7 Dave Chisnall