During the 2009 edition, the 16-time world champion threw an average of 118.14 points in his quarterfinal against Gary Anderson. During that year's edition, Taylor also recorded averages of 111.03, 110.88, 109.36 and 109.35 bringing his tournament average to an unprecedented record of 111.54.
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A year earlier, he had also thrown averages of 113.92 and 113.33 at the European Championship, making the top three on the list of highest averages entirely in his name.
Raymond van Barneveld is in fourth place, with an average of 113.04. The Dutchman recorded this average in his first round of the 2012 European Darts Championship against Terry Jenkins (6-1 win).
Michael van Gerwen also managed to throw quite a few high averages at this event. With averages of 111.62, 111.00 and 110.32, the current number one of the world is in the top ten three times. Jonny Clayton is the other name on this list. The Welshman recorded an average of 111.33 in his first-round match against James Wade during the 2019 edition.
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Top ten highest averages ever at European Championship
118.14 Phil Taylor (2009, Quarterfinal)
113.92 Phil Taylor (2008, Final 16)
113.33 Phil Taylor (2008, Semi-final)
113.04 Raymond van Barneveld (2012, Final 32)
111.62 Michael van Gerwen (2016, Final)
111.33 Jonny Clayton (2019, Final 32)
111.03 Phil Taylor (2009, Final 32)
111.00 Michael van Gerwen (2014, Quarterfinal)
110.88 Phil Taylor (2009, Last 16)
110.32 Michael van Gerwen (2018, Last 32)