World Series of Darts Rankings (courtesy of www.pdc.tv) 44 - Phil Taylor 25 - Michael van Gerwen 19 - Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis 18 - Gary Anderson 17 - James Wade 14 - Raymond van Barneveld 10 - Stephen Bunting 3 - Kyle Anderson 2 - Simon Whitlock, Paul Nicholson, Loz Ryder, David Platt, Craig Caldwell 1 - Haruki Muramatsu, Morihiro Hashimoto, Sho Katsumi, Masumi Chino, Yuki Yamada, Chikari Fujimori, Shintaro Inoue, Katsuya Aiba, Adam Rowe, Kim Lewis, Cody Harris, Warren Parry, Clinton Bridge Following four events: Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters, Zipang Casino Japan Darts Masters, TABtouch Perth Darts Masters & Coral Sydney Darts Masters. Players tied for points for Seeding positions are then separated by PDC Order of Merit ranking.
2015 Coral Sydney Darts Masters Saturday August 22 Semi-Finals Phil Taylor 10-7 Peter Wright - Phil Taylor hits nine-dart finish Raymond van Barneveld 9-10 Adrian Lewis Best of 19 legs
Final Phil Taylor 11-3 Adrian Lewis Best of 21 legs
Phil Taylor takes the first leg of the final and then Adrian Lewis hits an 11 darter to even it up. Taylor takes his game throwing first and then steals the throw from Lewis in the fourth game. There is no looking back as Taylor hits the next five games straight. At 7 1 he chased down 113 but missed double 18. Lewis then missed tops chasing 82 and Taylor holds his throw with a double 18. The next leg Lewis opens with a 180. Lewis finally breaks the sequence of lost legs in the 10th game but Taylor goes to 9 in the following leg and then hits 180 against the throw in the 12th leg. He then hits 140. Despite this Adrian Lewis holds on and with a double 6 gets his third leg. Taylor gets to a double 2 with his last dart to go 10 3 up. Taylor hits 180 to get to 161 and put pressure on Lewis who gets 33. With 161 left Taylor gets 64 but Lewis is on 229 (and then 132). Taylor hits triple 19 and then goes for tops, misses the first but gets the second. 11 3 is the final score to Phil Taylor.
Taylor 99.63 11/21 52% Lewis 94.25 3/9 33%
First Semi Final Taylor v Wright
Both players first throw is slow. Taylor hits 180 in the first leg to go to 101, Wright responds with 135 to stay at 62. Taylor misses 101 and Wright breaks with 62. He opens the second game with 180 but misses on 25, Taylor chased 100 but did not get the triple and Wright got the double 2 to take a two nil lead.
Wright then opens with 180 and Taylor gets one with a visit to set up 137 but Phil seems way off. Wright needed 121 and hit the wire chasing the bull for a 25. Taylor hits tops to gain his first leg.
Wright hits 180 to go to 90 in the fourth leg, and then Taylor hits 180 to set up 56. Wright misses the bull and Taylor hits 16 and uses his second dart to get tops. Taylor then smashes through Wright to go 3 2 up. Wright looks unstable in the next leg with 3 60 visits. Wright then hits 26 and Taylor hits 95 to go 4 2 up.
The 7th leg saw Taylor lead the way throughout and checks out 130, Taylor was now in complete control with a 5 2 lead,
Taylor 100.91 5/9 56% Wright 91.1 2/9 22% at the break.
The ultimate, the nine darter, was seen in the first leg after the break, demonstrating Taylor's dominance at this point. Wright loses the 7th before Wright scrambles a leg. Wright hits 24 to win the 11th leg and break back. It was a comprehensive leg for Wright as he got back to 7 5. Taylor launched into the next leg with 140. Taylor did not convert 70 but Wright needed a 138 and missed it. Taylor then hits the double ten on the second attempt. Wright checks out 87 with Taylor on 220 to stay two legs behind. Taylor gets his ninth leg and is only one leg away from the final once more.
At 101 Taylor had a dart to win it but missed and Wright hits double 18 to go 9 7 behind. Taylor shoots for 100 in the 17th leg and gets triple 20 and 20 but misses the double 10. Wright needs 160 but misses with two fives and a 60, Taylor wins with a double ten. Final score 10 legs to 7.
Taylor 98.32 10/20 50% Wright 94.72 7/18 39%
Second Semi FInal Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis
After going behind early Adrian Lewis gets the stronger of the opening half dozen legs but at 4 2 Barney missed a double one to break Lewis back. He managed to hold on and grab the 7th leg.
4 3 at the break van Barneveld 93.08 3/11 27% Lewis 92.06 4/22 18%
Lewis stays ahead and led 8 6 but Barney toughs out the 15th leg 8 7. 265 plays 260 and van Barneveld hits 130 for 135. It sees Lewis only hit 49 for 211. Barney hits 103 for 32 as Lewis sits on 211. 97 is Lewis's response but with two darts Barney ties thing all back up and takes the darts.
Lewis gets another 81 in the next leg for 146, as does Barney. Lewis only gets 60 and Barney only scores 44. Lewis to break missed the double 7 to leave 7. The 102 from Barney sees him hit the 60 but then miss the final double 16 just inside the wire. Lewis scored 3 but missed the double 2. Barney then hits the double 8 and Lewis misses a huge chance. Barney takes the lead for the first time since leg 2.
At 9 8 Lewis gets 91 to leave a 170. Lewis has a poor visit to leave 167. Barney gets 98 but Lewis checks out a 167. Both open in the last game with 60, then 60 for Barney who has the darts first. Lewis gets 140 to move ahead and Barney gets 99. Then Lewis gets 180 to leave 121 with Barney on 282. Barney hits only 58. Lewis gets 81 to leave tops. Barney gets 41 to leave 183. Lewis misses tops but Barney could only get 59 to leave 124. Lewis missed 5 match darts but eventually got the double 5 for the game. To this point he has played every leg he could have. Lewis into his first World Series final winning 10 9..
RVB 93.08 9/22 41% Lewis 93.08 10/42 24%
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The opening leg is Wade’s to start but Peter Wright gets a big early lead and has a shot at check out first (141), which sees him hit 109. James tried to chase 144 but only hits 60 and a double 16 check out does it for Wright to get the break.
Leg two and Wright opens with 180. After two more visits Wade hits 180. Wright responded with another 180. This left Wade 239 and Wright 41 and hitting double 16 for a 2-0 lead.
Wade finally gets a shot with 141 in the third leg and checks out at the first attempt, a quality game from Wade. Leg four Wright took control but missed the bull although he did set up 32 and hits it at the first attempt on his next throw.
A close game in leg 5 but Wade takes control with a late 180 to set up 62. He misses tops, the first missed dart of a double in the quarter finals but finally closes the leg. The next leg Wright was solid on his throw early. However Wade steals some away with a 140. Wright chases 126 while Wade sits on 80. Then Wade chases it with Wright on 32 and he missed the double ten and double five to miss the chance and Wright then misses all three outside the bar (just). Wade misses two throws at double five but finally gets it to make it 3-3.
The following legs saw the two players replicate their first six throws. Wade sets up 164 and leaves Wright behind on 216. Wade hits 100, Wright 82 and Wade sets up tops for his third throw but misses it. Wright can not take advantage and Wade eventually hits double five. Wade 4 – 3 up.
Leg 8 and Wade hits 180 to get to 140 and puts pressure on Wright’s throw but Snakebite responds to sit at 70. Wade cant take out the 140 and Wright hits his 70.
Another 180 from Wade in the next leg on his throw and he takes a clear lead. Wade checks out 55 to take a 5 4 lead. Wright then checks out 120 before Wade hits 116 to draw all things level again. Wade then responds with a 120 check out in the next leg.
Wright misses the bull for the win and then Wade misses the same to get a break. Peter Wright then takes the double 19 to make it 6-6.
Wright gets a 180 and both are on 161 with Wade missing the bull to get it. Wright missed the first dart and cannot get it. Wade returns gets 5 and then 10 to miss. Wright now chases 60 to throw for the match and gets it to move ahead 7 6 with the throw in the next leg. He then only opens with 46 but Wade only responds with 98. Wade gets two 60s in his next visits. Wade gets 131 to get to 152 but Wright on 155. Wade misses the double 16 chasing 152 and Wright chases 60 for the match and gets it. Wright wins 8-6.
Wade 97.02 6/19 32%
Wright 96.78 8/12 67%
Second Quarter Final Phil Taylor v Stephen Bunting
The Streak Continues but who will be Phil Taylor’s Brock Lesnar? After an even start at 3-2 Bunting has 25 to make it 3 3 but missed it and Taylor made it to lead 4-2. 5 2 saw Phil Taylor comfortable and to underline this further Taylor broke him easily again. Bunting needed to check out 121 with Taylor on 74 but missed the treble 17. Taylor then checkeds out 74. Taylor chased a big check out but missed the double 32 and then Bunting left himself 16 but too late, Taylor wins again (this time 8-2)!
Taylor 101.67 8/17 47% Bunting 92.29 2/6 33%
Third Quarter Final Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld
Michael Van Gerwen throws a 12 darter to come back to 4-1 after a huge 4-0 lead to Van Barneveld as he blows his fellow countryman away early. The four leg lead was re-established in the sixth game and at the break the statistics were MVG 100.6 RVB 109.4 MVG 5/8 63%, RVB 1/4 25%. MVG gets to 2 legs but loses the next and then misses a double to get another leg back and RVB goes emphatically to 7 2. After two more leg wins for MVG, Barney takes out the match 8 4.
MVG 99.02 RVB 101.82
MVG 4/12 33% RVB 8/19 42%
Fourth Quarter Final Adrian Lewis v Gary Anderson
First three games go with throw although both players had chances to steal legs. The match remained tight as both players threw a couple of 180s and at the break the score was tied at 3 3. Lewis averaged 85.88 and Anderson 100.99 but check outs were much closer with 3/10 for Lewis as opposed to 3/8 at the break. After it Lewis holds throw and gets ahead in the seventh leg. Anderson missed the bull and with his first chance to break the throw of Anderson, Lewis took a 5 3 lead. Anderson missed double 9 with Lewis requiring 60 but Lewis misses, Anderson gets the double 9 to break back straight away. However with 180 to set up 41 Lewis looks to go ahead. Anderson leaves 40 but an eleven darter saw Lewis take the third break in a row. Anderson then responded with a 180 at the start of the next leg and checks out with a double 18 to break for the fourth time. (7 legs with throw 4 now against in a row.) Anderson holds throw to make it 6 6. Lewis misses the bull for a 167 but Anderson just misses the 134. Lewis misses the conversion, and so does Anderson. Lewis gets the double four to hold throw (7 6.) Anderson throws 100 and so it goes to a decider, as it had in Perth. Lewis hits 180 with his second visit to move into control of the leg, then his dart bounces out for another 180. Anderson hits 180 to leave 61 but Lewis on 25 and he takes it 8 7.
93.86 Lewis (8/23) 35% 105.31 Anderson (7/19) 37%
Coral Sydney Darts Masters First Round Match Stats and Final Results PDC Average 180s Finishing Name Score Name Average 180s Finishing 90.48 3 6/15 R v Barneveld 6-3 Cody Harris 84.77 0 3/13 98.48 2 6/12 Stephen Bunting 6-1 David Platt 83.27 1 1/3 91.63 2 6/14 James Wade 6-2 Craig Caldwell 83.34 1 2/2 95.94 4 6/15 Gary Anderson 6-0 Warren Parry 72.90 0 0/7 92.85 1 6/13 Peter Wright 6-3 Loz Ryder 84.70 1 3/8 100.34 3 6/11 Phil Taylor 6-2 Clinton Bridge 86.02 0 2/2 93.95 0 6/22 Adrian Lewis 6-5 Simon Whitlock 87.54 2 5/13 95.13 2 6/14 M v Gerwen 6-2 Paul Nicholson 85.81 0 2/4
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Game 1 Cody Harris opened the Sydney Darts Masters with a triple 20 but It is RVB who wins the first leg checking out 25 after attempting 121, Harris missing 140. The second leg saw Barney open with 180. Cody Harris was sitting at 260 at the end of the leg. The third game saw Harris fall behind 326 to 210 but Harris hits 100. Barney tries to chase 170 but leaves 89. Harris then chases 86 for Harris but leaves 8 with two darts missed. Chasing 89 Barney misses the bull but then Harris misses three fours. Barney finally checks out for 3 leg lead, 3 nil. Average 89 v 76 after three legs. Barney and Harris go throw for throw in the fourth leg. 142 needed by Harris and gets 90 but Barney gets tops for four nil. Both start with 140 in the fifth leg. Harris chases 62 for the win with one dart at tops but missed. 72 for Barney and he missed. Cody hits 40 to win his first leg (4 1) Barney then hits 180 to start the hits 140 at the end to go to 64 and Harris needs 99. Barney misses for 64. Harris has one dart for 99 but just misses double 16 for the break. Barney hits the double five for one leg away. In the next leg Harris chases 155 for the win but gets 100 with good final dart. Barney gets 60 to go to 88, Cody hits double ten to be 5 2 behind. RVB 87.23 83.47 Harris. Opening the next leg the darts were RVB 60 Harris 100 but Barney hits third maximum of the match. Barney misses three 16 doubles and Harris hits 62 to break Barney. 5 3 behind. Cody then starts with 100 Barney 134 Cody 100 Barney 100 Cody 100 Barney 125 Cody 41 Barney 60 to leave 82. 160 for Harris but hits 55. Barney hits 50 and double 16 much to his relief to win 6 3.. RVB 90.48 plays 84.77 40% (RVB) to 23% check outs.
Game 2 Game two saw Stephen Bunting dominate breaking Platts first two games with 109 and 110 check outs. At 4 p platt has a shot at 82 and gets it. Bunting then checks out 75 to go 5 1 up and in the final leg he hits a double eight to win a comprehensive match. Game 3 Game three see James Wade break his opponent in the opening leg and then opens next leg with 140. In the third leg wade checks out 64 before Caldwell gets a leg back getting a four, a 16 and then bulls eye to see score 3 1. Wade consolidates over the next two legs, although Caldwell had an outside chance in the fifth leg of 140 but missed the required trebles. Wade gets double five to go a game away. Craig Caldwell then gets his second leg being in front the whole of that leg to make it 5 2. Caldwell hits 140 to put some pressure on the Wade throw but a second maximum clears him ahead but Caldwell responds with the same. Wade misses the bull to check out 161 for the match. The 31 saw 11 and double 10 for wade to win 6 2. Stats 91.63 plays 83.34 and 43% check out to 100% for Caldwell (2 from 2)
Game 4 Warren Parry gets his chance to take the first leg but just misses double 11 to leave 11. He then misses two double eights and Gary Anderson hits double five to take the early lead. At three nil the world champ is averaging over 100. In the fourth leg anderson misses three double 16s but eventually gets 40. Parry then misses double ten in the next game as the world champion gets a double two. In the final leg andersons 180 was his fourth, finally finishing with a double ten after missing tops.
Anderson 95.94 6/16 38% Parry 72.9 0/7 0%
Game 5 Loz Ryder requires 76 in the first game after Wright misses out on 61 and he gets it. He was the first qualifier to take the lead. Wright them fires off three games on the trot, although Ryder had his chances. Then Ryder hit double 8 to go 3 2, although wright went 4 2 up before Ryder then hits back straight away. At 5 3 Ryder had a chance at bull but misses. Wright chases 101 but gets 45. Ryder needs 48 but misses double 16 and then double 8 and wright hits 56 for the win. 6 3 final score. 92.85 6/13 46% Wright and 84.70 3/8 38% for Ryder.
Game 6 Taylor takes the first leg and Tic hits the bull to tie it up. Then a game up Taylor sees his opponent hit 60 to win the fourth leg. Taylor then hits 180 and averages 104.54 but Bridge has 2/2 checkouts. Tic misses a big 16 and hits 7 so he can't finish and Taylor gets the bull for 85. The seventh leg was a poor one but Taylor wins it and eventually takes the match 6 2.
Game 7 Close game saw Whitlock win the first game before he backs it up strongly. Lewis hits double 8 to halve the lead. Whitlock then checks out one hundred before he hits 68 to get the next leg. At four one up Lewis wins three in a row and at that point Lewis was 4/17 and Whitlock 4/10. Lewis hit a double five to win the leg and then Whitlock pulled a leg only for Lewis to finish strong. Whitlocks last visit was 180 but Lewis finished the leg with an 11 darter. Game 8 Mvg gets the early lead but paul takes fifth leg to go 3 2 behind. Mvg gets double one to go 4 2 above. Mvg finishes the game off clearly.