Stats Analysis: Bumper averages during PDC Super Series 2

ProTour

Mar 31 2021

PDC Super Series 2 saw three of the top ten recorded averages from Players Championship winners in recent years.

Orders of Merit latest after Super Series 2

ProTour

Mar 20 2021

Scott Mitchell and Alan Soutar have continued their rise up the PDC Order of Merit at Super Series 2.

PDC Statement: Players Championship 8

News

Mar 19 2021

Raymond van Barneveld received medical treatment after being taken ill at Friday's Players Championship 8.

Wright denies Price for first 2021 title at Players Championship 8

ProTour

Mar 19 2021

Peter Wright won his first title of 2021 with victory in Friday's Players Championship 8.

Clinical Clayton claims Players Championship 7 title

ProTour

Mar 18 2021

Jonny Clayton's superb 2021 continued on Thursday with a second Players Championship win of the year.

Imperious Price claims first title as World Champion

ProTour

Mar 17 2021

The 2021 PDC ProTour season continues with Players Championship 6 in Milton Keynes.

Eighth ranking title for Dolan with Players Championship 5 win

ProTour

Mar 16 2021

The PDC ProTour season continues with Players Championship 5 in Milton Keynes.

Top five players awaiting maiden ranking event win

ProTour

Mar 15 2021

We take a look at the top five players on the PDC Order of Merit yet to have won a ranking title.

Players Championships 5-8 entries confirmed

ProTour

Mar 10 2021

Player entries have been confirmed for Players Championship events 5-8 (PDC Super Series 2).

Latest Orders of Merit after Super Series 1

ProTour

Mar 01 2021

The PDC Orders of Merit have changed for the first time since the World Championship.

Brendan Dolan continued his resurgence by winning Players Championship 29 in Barnsley on Monday, while Peter Wright set a new record for the highest ever recorded average in a live broadcast match.

Having ended his five-year wait for a PDC title at Players Championship 22 in August, Dolan made it two in just over months with a hard-fought 8-6 win over Ian White in the final.

The Northern Irishman fired in averages of 104.9 and 104.8 in victories over Mark Webster and Gerwyn Price respectively on his way to the semi-finals, before overcoming record-breaker Wright in a last-leg decider to reach the final.

"I can still do it, I played quality darts today at the right times and I think I deserved any luck I got," said Dolan, who now has six PDC titles to his name.

"The one in Hildesheim was more of a relief, whereas today I came into it with more belief that I could win having done it recently.

"When you've not been winning for five years your confidence is not so high and winning in Hildesheim has drastically changed that.

"In my head today I was determined to add money to my ranking to give me shot of qualifying for the 2020 World Matchplay and World Grand Prix.

"I've missed those two events for the last three years and it's killed me not being there, so hopefully next year I will be."

Former World Grand Prix runner-up Dolan produced checkouts of 136 and 161 to hold throw in two of the opening four legs of the final, before finding his way through to double three for the first break of the match in leg seven to take a 4-3 lead.

Another ton-plus finish, this time a 108, opened up a two-leg cushion for Dolan, an advantage which he soon doubled by taking the next two legs.

White then began a spirited comeback, and after Dolan squandered three match darts in leg 12, White found himself within a leg of Dolan at 6-7.

However, Dolan held firm and a strong leg on throw saw ended with him hitting the match-winning double at the fifth attempt.

Earlier in the day, Wright averaged 123.5 in his 6-0 quarter-final win against Krzysztof Ratajski, the highest ever recorded in a live broadcast darts match.

The previous record broadcast average was 123.4, set by Michael van Gerwen in a 7-1 defeat of Michael Smith in the 2016 Premier League.

Elsewhere, the day was also a significant one for Ron Meulenkamp who reached his sixth ProTour semi-final, but the Dutchman was unable to break his duck of never making it to a final.

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