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12 Jan 13 06:16
Date Joined: 26 Nov 01
| Topic/replies: 516 | Blogger: DHB's blog
After reading a comment on here I decided to look up how many times a player had reached a world darts semi with a highest average below 84.08. I can't find stats for the PDC for 2004/2000/1999/1997 (only Bristow didn't reach this figure in the 1997 quarters but I don't know his earlier round-robin stats). All the BDO semi-finalists reached this average 1994 onwards. If all the PDC players for those four years had an average above 84.08 at some point earlier then you are looking at 1986 and Alan Glazier with 80.46.
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Report montgomery brewster January 12, 2013 7:41 AM GMT
he plays well when he has to.
Report harry2.1 January 12, 2013 10:03 AM GMT
Anastasia would beat him. I'd happily take 4/5 in a best of seven sets.
Report DartsnBooze January 12, 2013 10:48 AM GMT
I'd happily stand your bet.
Report GRANTCKING January 12, 2013 12:30 PM GMT
Report PHILthePOWER January 12, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
He hits the doubles when it really matters, so he has bottle. That is about 90% of being a good darts player, the guy could go far
Report Navel-Gazer January 12, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
In his defence, the first I saw of him in a TV tournament (is this just his second one?) was last year...that experience means EVERYTHING and maybe some are being a bit harsh on a kid who has supposedly been stuffing Colin Lloyd for years!

I wonder what Mrs.Jaws thinks of that? Devil

Many have been readily excusing Justin Pipe for years in not transferring his floor form to the TV, and he's had plenty of opportunities and is nearly double Richie's age!
Report Darlo Bantam January 12, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
I don't think Richie has done too bad at all. A lot to live up to and plenty of pressure, etc, especially in his first World Championship. He's certainly a long price today, imho.
Report DHB January 12, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
Despite my thread I agree he's a high price against Scott Waites who has an average record here over the years.
Report Darlo Bantam January 12, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
Did I say Richie was a long price today!
Report betlarge January 12, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
He never got over scoring that wonder goal for Hereford against Newcastle.
Report casemoney January 12, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
the boy done well to get this far ,and has been entertaining in what has been a pretty drab tornament ..
Report me buddy January 12, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
todays semi average please
Report nicky27 January 12, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
83.49 George , 90.48 Waites
Report wimderon January 12, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
With a tournament average of 83.11 only just below Kirk Shepherd's mighty 83.92 to become runner up in the PDC in 2008.
Report sc1883 January 13, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
How anyone can say this is a drab tournament i dont know! The averages might not be to PDC standards but theres been some really close exciting games, ive enjoyed it just as much as the Ally Pally. In terms of Richie he done great to get to the semi's and only been taking the game seriously for a matter of months and sure to get better over the next couple of years when he should become more consistent. He seemed to play badly in a couple of sets but would somehow manage to win the important legs which explains his averages.

Really hoping my fellow Stockport boy O'Shea can do the biz tomorrow, good luck Tony lad!
Report Footiefan111 January 14, 2013 1:36 AM GMT
its doubles for the dough Laugh
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