Striking statistic shows differing standard over the years at World Matchplay
Last weekend the final of the World Matchplay took place. The tournament was won by Michael van Gerwen, who was too strong for Gerwyn Price in the final, 18-14.
The World Matchplay was then in its 29th edition, the first edition in 1994 was won by Larry Butler. The American then beat Dennis Priestley in the final 16-12.
Statistician Christopher Kempf came up with a remarkable statistic. It shows that in 1994 only one out of three legs were won in fifteen darts or less. This year it was two out of three legs. So the level has improved considerably in all those years.