TOURNAMENT AVERAGE (ALL PLAYERS): 92.24
TOURNAMENT AVERAGE (JOE CULLEN): 95.02
HIGHEST WINNING AVERAGE: 127.01 (Jose De Sousa)
BEST LEG: Niels Zonneveld (9 Darts)
HIGHEST CHECKOUT: 170 (Alan Soutar)
The Tournament Super Series 4: Day 1 or Players Championship 13 lasted 6 hours and 7 minutes. There were 127 matches, 1,175 legs and 35,290 darts.
The event saw Gerwyn Price return and make strides instantly making it back into a final, he did have to survive match darts against Joe Murnan however. His highest average of the day was 106.40 in his match against Steve Beaton. He also achieved 104.42 in his match with Jonny Clayton
The best player of the day was Jose de Sousa despite only reaching Round 2 he averages 127.01 in Round 1 before losing to Justin Pipe with a 90.97 average giving him an overall event average of 102.66
The best player that went far in the tournament was Jonny Clayton who made it to the Last 4, he had an event average of 101.00, his highest average of the day being a 111.77 against Keegan Brown.
The lowest average of the day was Lisa Ashton coming in at only 74.97.
Michael van Gerwen: Hunt for the final.
Michael van Gerwen still has yet to make a final in the 2021 season. He did reach the semi-final today however, he has a tournament average of 97.76 and out performed all his competitors apart from Cullen who averaged 1.95 points higher than him in their game. The stats however are good for Michael and suggest he may be able to finally reach his first final of the season.
The Winner: Joe Cullen
Joe Cullen won the event, despite only placing 30th in the Tournament Averages, his highest average came against Ian White where he average 105.97, his only ton+ average of the day. Joe Cullen consistently outperformed all of his opponents the closest came with Mike De Decker, Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price. The stats and calibre of player Joe had to beat on his path to victory suggest he could be set to pick up more titles this week.