Premier League Darts: Dave Chisnall reaches play-offs

Dave Chisnall
Dave Chisnall is the second player to confirm a Premier League play-off spot

Dave Chisnall secured a Premier League play-off place with victory in Birmingham, while Raymond van Barneveld boosted his chances of a top-four spot.

St Helens-born Chisnall, 34, defeated Adrian Lewis 7-4 to stay second behind Michael van Gerwen, who beat Phil Taylor 7-4 with an average of 112.91.

Defending champion Van Barneveld won both of his matches to jump above Scotland's Gary Anderson into third.

The Dutchman beat Anderson and Lewis to move within one win of qualification.

Van Barneveld, who has now claimed five successive victories in this season's Premier League, and reigning PDC world champion Anderson are three points ahead of Taylor in fifth.

Taylor, the 16-times world champion, is in danger of missing out on the play-offs for the first time since the competition was introduced in 2005 and will be eliminated if he loses to Anderson in Newcastle on 7 May.

Stephen Bunting and James Wade are unable to finish in the top four after they shared a 6-6 draw.

The remaining eight players have two group matches left to play, with the top four in the table qualifying for the play-offs in London on 21 May.

Premier League table - Week 13
PlayedPoints
Top four players after 16 matches qualify for play-offs
Michael van Gerwen1422
Dave Chisnall1419
Raymond van Barneveld1416
Gary Anderson1416
Phil Taylor1413
Adrian Lewis1412
Stephen Bunting1411
James Wade1411
Raymond van Barneveld
Raymond van Barneveld won the Premier League for the first time in 2014

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