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VAN GERWEN TOPS THE TABLE

By John Lowe, May 15 2015 08:02AM

We expected good games in The Brighton Centre for the last matches before the play off's in the Premier League and the players did not disappoint. Phil Taylor playing in his last game in the league against James Wade who was also playing his last match produced one of his better performances of this seasons campaign, averaging 108 but more important a 70% average on the doubles, 7 out of 10 attempts.


Barney played bunting next and was looking for a win to take him above Anderson should Anderson lose, it was a close match both players averaging over 100 but one break of throw was enough to secure the 7-4 win for Barney and for a short while he was in 3rd place.


Lewis v Anderson was expected to be another high scoring match, but it was Anderson's finishing that was much the better of Lewis and he came out a 7-3 winner with a 97 average and was back into 3rd spot.


We often say "that was a great match" refering to a 108 average and a 7-1 win for the like of Taylor and MVG, but when 2 players go head to head and only a 108 finish could earn a draw we know we have watched a truly great match one not to be forgotten, table topper Michael Van Gerwen and second place player Dave Chisnall produced such a match last night, a loss for MVG would see Chisnall finish top, a draw would mean the table would stay the same and MVG would go into the play off's for the 3rd year running the top player. The match had everything, high scoring 56 scores of 100 and over, 9 maxiimums and both players averaging over 60% on the doubles, at 5-5 we thought the leg was coming to an end when MVG wanted 170 and hit the 2 treble 20's then narrowly missed the centre bull leaving 25, Chisnall had to finish on 161 to go into the lead for the first time and that is exactly what he did. MVG now needed to win the next leg to grab a draw and stay top of the league, Chisnall hit his 4th maximum but could only watch as MVG takes out 108 and with it the draw. a truly amazing match from both players, MVG 111-90 avergae. Chisnall 106-01. Class.


This time next week and we will kno who the Premier League champion for 2015 will be, the two dutch players MVg and Barney will face each other in one semi-final, Barney is on a unbeaten run of 8 matches and will go into the match knowing he can and has beaten the World no1 quite a few times, the format will increase though and that may give MVG the edge if he can finish clean, Anderson and Chisnall face each other in the other semi-final, again we know both players are capable of sustained high scoring, finishing may again be the deciding factor, the stage is set for 3 great matches, non of the players have anything to lose at this stage and everything to play for. SKY Sports 1 May 21st 7pm.


Photograph: MVG and Chisnall congratulate each other on a fine match.





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John Lowe. three times champion of the world in three seperate decades, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's, the first player in the history of the sport to achieve the perfect game of 501 on Television, in 1984, winning £102,000, winner of over 1000 titles world wide, simply: The Legend of Darts.

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Mr Maximums: Cliff Thorburn the first player to do a 147 Snooker clearance on TV and myself the first person to do the 9 dart 501 on TV

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John appeared on ITV's Amazing Greys in 2014 he had to hit as many targets as possible in 30 seconds, all the targets where different heights and lengths, if the competitor beat John he would win £10,000, John won by a margin of 9.

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