Ultra 9s: Stats to settle the score

By Editorial Staff 15/04/2021

HERE is our third installment of the Darts Database Ultra 9s - the best performance indicators taken from all PDC matches and all 128 PDC Tour Cardholders to help inform your analysis and predictions for the upcoming season. The Ultra 9s and our other measure, the Supa 8s, will form the backbone of topical debates and may even influence important decisions within darts.

Here are the top 5 in each category after the Ladbrokes Masters.
Despite losing his world title, Peter Wright features in all nine categories and tops the pile in six of them…

ULTRA 9s - IT'S A NUMBERS GAME
 

1. Scoring Average

Score after 9 darts:  1 Peter Wright 173.65 2 Jose de Sousa 175.33 3 MVG 175.84 4 Gerwyn Price 177.13 5 Michael Smith 180.39

 

2. Explosiveness

Legs won in 12 darts or less:  1 Peter Wright 11.30% 2 Jose de Sousa 10.91% 3 Gerwyn Price 10.82% 4 Michael Smith 10.65% 5 D Van den Bergh 9.68%
 

3. Efficiency

Legs won in 15 darts or less: 1 Peter Wright 54.17% 2 Gerwyn Price 50.91% 3 Jose de Sousa 48.00% 4 MVG 47.66% 5 Michael Smith 46.67%
 

4. Reliability

Legs won in 18 darts or less: 1 Peter Wright 87.73% 2 MVG 87.40% 3 Gerwyn Price 86.87% 4 K. Rajatski 86.12% 5 James Wade 85.79%
 

5. Clinical Finishing

Finishes taken in the minimum possible darts:  1 Peter Wright 11.96% 2 Jose de Sousa 11.48% 3 Gerwyn Price 11.40% 4 Devon Petersen 11.50% 5 MVG 11.15%
 

6. Accuracy

Treble scoring accuracy on 20, 19, 18 & 17:  1. Peter Wright 43.51% 2. MVG 43.01% 3. Jose de Sousa 42.84% 4. Gerwyn Price 42.78% 5. Dave Chisnall 42.11%
 

7. Checkouts

Overall % on the 21 different segments (including the bull):  1. Ryan Joyce 43.73% 2. James Wade 43.38% 3. Peter Wright 43.46% 4. Gerwyn Price 42.55% 5. Mervyn King 42.33%
 

8. Functional Checkouts

Checkout % discounting misses that didn’t cost the player the leg: 1. Ryan Joyce 54.27% 2. James Wade 53.28% 3. Peter Wright 52.15% 4. Gerwyn Price 50.33% 5. Damon Heta 50.82%
 

9. Match Clinching

The accuracy on doubles in attempts which, if successful, would result in winning the match: 1. Stephan Siepma 104.08 2. Jose de Sousa 100.18 3. Peter Wright 99.87 4. Glen Durrant 99.21 5. Darren Webster 99.04

Look out for more key stats in upcoming editions of darts World Magazine. Our 'Supa 8s' and 'Ultra 9s' are both informative and inciteful.

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Word and numbers: Christopher Kempf & CJ Harris-Hulme

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