There was crushing disappointment for fans of Cardigan darts ace Jamie Lewis at the weekend when the 27-year-old crashed out of the Professional Darts Corporation William Hill World Championship after being swept aside 4-0 by his nemesis of recent years Dave Chisnall at Alexandra Palace in London.

As 38-year-old world number 12 Chisnall of Merseyside roared into the quarter-final for the second time in three years he made it 7-0 in televised competition against world number 29 Lewis who caused a sensation last year by becoming the first qualifier to reach the semi-final.

With darts fans throughout west Wales packed into watering holes for the Sky event Lewis made a bright start when taking a 2-0 lead in legs in the opening set.

But Chisnall fought back to win it and quickly followed up by taking the second set 3-1 which put his opponent under severe pressure.

Lewis was left to rue missing three darts in a deciding leg to win the third set as Chisnall found the double when it mattered to win at the ninth attempt before sealing victory and making it eleven consecutive sets in the tournament.