Monday 24 April 2017

Euro Tour 3 - Aftermath

Grats to Peter Wright, another 25 grand in the bank, and in my adjusted rankings he's now less than 15 grand away from overhauling Gary Anderson for number 2 in the world. Annoyed that I didn't stab at White, oh well. It's only two weeks until the next one and we can hopefully get back on track on that one.

Best player performance: Wright was very good, but I'm going to give this to Benito - was very good all weekend. 21/29 legs in fifteen or less is a great strike rate, he just couldn't get that one last leg. Cross did very well on debut, but didn't do anything spectacular statistically. Ian White also had a real solid weekend, capped off with that victory over MvG.

Best single match performance: Much as it's easy to give this to White, I don't even think that game was his best - against King and Scheffer he was killing faster. Suljovic against Bunting is a contender, van Gerwen against Hunt also, there were plenty of real solid efforts with people taking five or six legs in fifteen darts. I'm giving it to Mark Walsh though - three twelve darters is the best of the weekend and worthy of taking this.

Worst player performance: Alan Norris, come on down. He should be beating van den Bergh, not losing 6-2 with Dimitri only finishing one leg in fifteen darts.

Worst single match performance: Andy Hamilton losing 6-0 to van den Bergh is close, Payne letting a domestic qualifier win four legs in over 18 darts is bad, but it has to be Brian Woods. He won five legs, but couldn't get more than one in less than fifteen. If he averaged more than 64 in the legs he lost, we might not be mentioning this here. But he didn't, so he is.

New adjusted rankings:

1 Michael van Gerwen
2 Gary Anderson
3 Peter Wright
4 James Wade
5 Dave Chisnall
6 Raymond van Barneveld
7 Adrian Lewis
8 Mensur Suljovic
9 Jelle Klaasen (UP 1)
10 Phil Taylor (DOWN 1)
11 Kim Huybrechts
12 Benito van de Pas (UP 1)
13 Simon Whitlock (DOWN 1)
14 Ian White
15 Gerwyn Price
16 Alan Norris
17 Daryl Gurney
18 Michael Smith
19 Robert Thornton
20 Joe Cullen

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