Dave “Chizzy” Chisnall put in a tremendous performance at the Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, on his way to a 6-0 battering of Stephen “The Bullet” Bunting.

Chizzy impressed on Friday night as he scored an average of 107.36, hitting two 180s, four 140-plus scores combined with a 66.7% checkout rate which proved to be too much for The Bullet. Fazakerly-born Bunting, in comparison, managed a single 180 and three 140-plus scores.

Bunting struggled in the first leg to keep up with the scoring of Chisnall. Chizzy hit some good scores with a 115 and a 117 and threatened a high checkout of 149 – missing a dart at double 16 to finish the leg. The St Helens-born world number 15 pinned double 16 to take the first leg.

Bunting improved in the second leg hitting the match’s first 140 and 180 back to back. The Bullet struggled with his double hitting which led to him dropping this leg despite him having a comfortable lead. Chisnall took out 72 with a single 12, single 20, double 20 route to give him a 2-0 lead.

Chizzy, a 17-time PDC ranking event winner, impressed in the following leg. He increased the gap to Bunting by winning in 12 darts.

Even with an improvement in the second leg, world number 20 Bunting found it hard to regularly find any high treble score and his woes continued. Chizzy managed scores of 135 and 128 on his way to winning the fourth leg in 17 darts with a double 10 checkout.

To The Bullet’s despair, Chisnall started the fifth with a fantastic 180 before following it up with a 140 and a 135. Pinning double 18, Chizzy secured the fifth leg to continue his rout.

Starting what ended up being the final leg of the match, Bunting managed a 134 score. However, it proved to not count for much as he only took out 103 with his next six darts compared to Chizzy’s 270. Checking out on double 20, and in 13 darts, Chisnall won the sixth leg and progresses into the next round of the Cazoo European Championships.

Chisnall’s opponent in the next round will be determined later on Friday once the rest of the matches have been played.