The Grand Slam of Darts is next up on the PDC Calendar taking place from 9 to 17 November with the round robin format seeing the best of the PDC and BDO compete with shocks and high averages aplenty.

Ahead of it we take a look back at the highest averages in the history of the tournament. Phil Taylor leads the way with an average of 114.65 thrown against Christian Kist back in 2014. Geert de Vos was just behind in 2015 in the group stage when he thrashed Jonny Clayton 5-0 with a 113.86 average.

Michael van Gerwen following that recorded an average of 112.66 against Gary Robson last year and similarly Gary Anderson also produced brilliance in the Group Stage last year hitting 112.37 against Ian White.

In terms of the knockout averages and there aren’t a lot, Phil Taylor leads the way with 112.37 against Wes Newton in 2011.

Other ones include Michael van Gerwen’s 111.17 in his 16-10 win over Peter Wright in the 2016 semi-final and 111.05 in a 16-4 win against Kim Huybrechts in 2015 which all round out the list.

AveragePlayerYear (+ round)OpponentResult
114.65England Phil Taylor2014, Group phaseNetherlands Christian Kist5–1
113.86Belgium Geert De Vos2015, Group phaseWales Jonny Clayton5–0
112.66Netherlands Michael van Gerwen2018, Group phaseEngland Gary Robson5–1
112.54Scotland Gary Anderson2018, Group phaseEngland Ian White5–1
112.37England Phil Taylor2011, Last 16England Wes Newton10–3
112.16England Phil Taylor2013, Group phaseEngland Stuart Kellett5–0
111.80Scotland Gary Anderson2013, Group phaseScotland Peter Wright5–1
111.79Scotland Gary Anderson2017, Group phaseNetherlands Berry van Peer5–1
111.17Netherlands Michael van Gerwen2016, Semi-finalScotland Peter Wright16–10
111.05Netherlands Michael van Gerwen2015, Quarter FinalBelgium Kim Huybrechts16–4

Source: Wikipedia

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