Statistics platform Sportradar kept track of all statistics during the 31 matches played at the World Matchplay. You can read the most extraordinary statistics below!
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Thus, the tournament average was 95.35. The highest match average came in the name of Ryan Searle, who recorded a 105.19 average in his match against Raymond van Barneveld. The darters averaged 102.98 points with their first turn, and the scoring average (first nine darts per leg) was 103.02.
The highest match 9-dart average came courtesy of Daryl Gurney. The Northern Irishman threw his scoring darts averaging 115.71 points per turn in his second round match against Gary Anderson. So that means Gurney had scored an average of 347 points after three innings and thus had 154 left in his leg.
In the 31 matches at the World Matchplay, a total of 17,690 darts were thrown, yielding a total of 562,240 points spread over 608 legs. There were 315 180-scores, eight 100+ averages, 41 bouncers and 225 breaks during the tournament.
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Rob Cross, Jonny Clayton, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Nathan Aspinall managed to throw a 170 finish. A total of 87 finishes over 100 were thrown, and the average finishing percentage came to 40.4 percent.
The doubles with a red box (such as doubles 20, 18, 10, 8 and 12) were hit significantly more often than the doubles with a green box. A total of 411 legs were won by hitting a red double. The green doubles (such as double 1, 4, 6, 16 and 5) were hit 197 times to win a leg.