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Statistics - Final Chase - Best Chaser by Series

I've picked in my opinion the best chaser per series and given the reasons why I've made that decision. In some cases it would have been easier to give the award jointly, but I've stuck to picking one chaser per series It isn't always the chaser with the best win % who gets the decision, sometimes when you look at all the data, you can reach a different conclusion.

There are 2 definitions of low, medium and hard targets, because the target set by players in the final chase was significantly higher in the early series (1-5). Easy targets are generally those where the chaser has a 100% winning record. Hard targets are where the players are more likely to win than the chaser, and medium targets everything in between.

For percentages where the chaser is in direct competition with the player/team, coloured backgrounds are used. This page shows percentages from the point of view of the chaser. Any percentages of 50% and over are coloured red - 100% is a deep red, and the nearer it gets to 50% the lighter the colour becomes. Any percentages of less than 50% are coloured blue - 0% is a deep blue, and the nearer it gets to 50% the lighter the colour becomes.

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Series 1

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Mark Labbett 4/5 80.0% 1/1 100.0% 3/4 75.0% 0/0 18.2 20.0 1.0 40.3
Shaun Wallace 3/5 60.0% 1/1 100.0% 2/3 66.7% 0/1 0.0% 19.0 22.0 4.0 39.0

Notes:

Best Chaser: Mark Labbett

Only 5 episodes each, but Mark has the best win % and his only loss was by a point.

Series 2

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Final Chase
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Mark Labbett 10/15 66.7% 6/6 100.0% 3/6 50.0% 1/3 33.3% 19.9 23.4 2.4 44.9
Shaun Wallace 11/13 84.6% 3/3 100.0% 8/8 100.0% 0/2 0.0% 19.9 24.5 2.0 44.8
Anne Hegerty 9/12 75.0% 3/3 100.0% 6/7 85.7% 0/2 0.0% 18.4 23.0 3.3 42.8

Notes:

Best Chaser: Shaun Wallace

Shaun has the best win % and just 2 narrow losses - to targets of 25 and 24.

Series 3

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Final Chase
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Mark Labbett 11/15 73.3% 2/2 100.0% 9/10 90.0% 0/3 0.0% 19.7 23.3 2.0 45.3
Shaun Wallace 8/12 66.7% 3/3 100.0% 5/7 71.4% 0/2 0.0% 20.1 22.8 4.0 43.9
Anne Hegerty 12/13 92.3% 3/3 100.0% 7/7 100.0% 2/3 66.7% 19.8 25.0 4.0 46.0

Notes:

Best Chaser: Anne Hegerty

Anne has the best win % and only 1 loss! Nothing else to be said.

Series 4

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Final Chase
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Mark Labbett 16/18 88.9% 11/11 100.0% 5/6 83.3% 0/1 0.0% 17.1 22.5 3.0 42.5
Shaun Wallace 6/11 54.5% 5/5 100.0% 1/5 20.0% 0/1 0.0% 17.5 21.2 5.6 36.6
Anne Hegerty 12/17 70.6% 2/2 100.0% 10/15 66.7% 0/0 19.1 20.4 4.0 42.5
Paul Sinha 11/14 78.6% 2/2 100.0% 9/11 81.8% 0/1 0.0% 19.2 23.3 5.0 43.3

Notes:

Best Chaser: Mark Labbett

Mark has the best win % and just 2 losses, to targets of 26 and 19.

Series 5

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Mark Labbett 21/29 72.4% 7/7 100.0% 13/21 61.9% 1/1 100.0% 18.6 20.1 2.9 43.3
Shaun Wallace 19/30 63.3% 8/10 80.0% 11/18 61.1% 0/2 0.0% 18.2 20.2 3.2 40.3
Anne Hegerty 24/30 80.0% 10/10 100.0% 14/20 70.0% 0/0 18.2 21.3 3.3 41.6
Paul Sinha 23/30 76.7% 4/5 80.0% 18/22 81.8% 1/3 33.3% 18.9 20.7 1.6 43.7

Notes:

Best Chaser: Paul Sinha

Anne has the best win %, but Paul is just 1 win behind despite facing higher targets throughout the series. Plus when Paul lost it was narrow defeats by an average of 1.6 steps.

Series 6

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Mark Labbett 24/37 64.9% 7/7 100.0% 13/16 81.3% 4/14 28.6% 16.6 19.7 3.5 38.5
Shaun Wallace 24/37 64.9% 7/7 100.0% 14/21 66.7% 3/9 33.3% 16.6 18.6 4.5 35.5
Anne Hegerty 31/37 83.8% 6/6 100.0% 22/26 84.6% 3/5 60.0% 16.3 18.5 2.0 39.1
Paul Sinha 28/37 75.7% 5/5 100.0% 19/23 82.6% 4/9 44.4% 16.5 18.9 2.2 38.2

Notes:

Best Chaser: Anne Hegerty

Anne has the best win % overall, and is the only chaser with a winning record against high targets.

Series 7

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Mark Labbett 32/39 82.1% 7/7 100.0% 18/20 90.0% 7/12 58.3% 16.6 19.7 4.6 37.7
Shaun Wallace 23/35 65.7% 11/11 100.0% 11/17 64.7% 1/7 14.3% 15.3 18.6 5.3 33.9
Anne Hegerty 30/38 78.9% 12/12 100.0% 16/21 76.2% 2/5 40.0% 15.0 18.4 4.1 35.7
Paul Sinha 31/38 81.6% 4/4 100.0% 22/25 88.0% 5/9 55.6% 16.4 19.0 3.9 37.5

Notes:

Best Chaser: Mark Labbett

Mark has the best win % overall, and the best win % against medium and high targets, despite facing on average higher targets.

Series 8

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Mark Labbett 34/38 89.5% 11/11 100.0% 20/20 100.0% 3/7 42.9% 15.6 20.3 6.0 36.7
Shaun Wallace 23/34 67.6% 16/17 94.1% 6/12 50.0% 1/5 20.0% 13.9 17.0 3.3 31.7
Anne Hegerty 26/37 70.3% 8/8 100.0% 15/17 88.2% 3/12 25.0% 16.4 19.6 4.5 36.0
Paul Sinha 24/37 64.9% 3/3 100.0% 20/24 83.3% 1/10 10.0% 17.2 19.5 2.8 37.5

Notes:

Best Chaser: Mark Labbett

Mark has the best win %, with his only 4 losses coming against high targets.

Series 9

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Final Chase
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Mark Labbett 28/41 68.3% 8/8 100.0% 18/22 81.8% 2/11 18.2% 16.8 20.6 5.5 36.4
Shaun Wallace 32/41 78.0% 12/12 100.0% 18/22 81.8% 2/7 28.6% 15.0 17.8 3.9 33.5
Anne Hegerty 35/42 83.3% 11/11 100.0% 18/20 90.0% 6/11 54.5% 16.0 18.9 4.1 36.1
Paul Sinha 32/42 76.2% 10/10 100.0% 16/16 100.0% 6/16 37.5% 16.6 21.2 3.8 37.1
Jenny Ryan 13/23 56.5% 3/4 75.0% 9/18 50.0% 1/1 100.0% 15.7 16.2 2.6 34.8

Notes:

Best Chaser: Paul Sinha

Anne has the best win %, but Paul has a 100% record against low and medium targets, and faced more higher targets than the others, so his overall win % is down.

Series 10

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Final Chase
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Mark Labbett 30/39 76.9% 8/8 100.0% 14/16 87.5% 8/15 53.3% 17.0 20.6 4.0 39.0
Shaun Wallace 26/40 65.0% 9/9 100.0% 14/26 53.8% 3/5 60.0% 15.3 17.0 4.3 33.7
Anne Hegerty 30/42 71.4% 8/8 100.0% 16/17 94.1% 6/17 35.3% 17.1 20.3 3.8 37.3
Paul Sinha 30/42 71.4% 7/7 100.0% 19/27 70.4% 4/8 50.0% 16.2 17.9 4.3 36.8
Jenny Ryan 25/27 92.6% 11/11 100.0% 14/16 87.5% 0/0 13.5 16.0 1.0 34.9

Notes:

Best Chaser: Mark Labbett

It looks like Jenny should win, as she only has 2 losses - but the average target she faced was very low. Mark and Anne have a comparable record against low and medium targets, Mark pips it for having a winning record against high targets.

Series 11

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Final Chase
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Mark Labbett 26/34 76.5% 5/5 100.0% 17/21 81.0% 4/8 50.0% 16.6 18.6 2.5 38.1
Shaun Wallace 24/34 70.6% 15/16 93.8% 7/15 46.7% 2/3 66.7% 14.0 16.4 4.8 31.3
Anne Hegerty 26/34 76.5% 6/6 100.0% 14/20 70.0% 6/8 75.0% 16.3 17.5 3.4 36.9
Paul Sinha 27/34 79.4% 4/4 100.0% 18/20 90.0% 5/10 50.0% 16.9 19.9 4.1 38.5
Jenny Ryan 30/34 88.2% 10/10 100.0% 11/11 100.0% 9/13 69.2% 16.3 20.3 3.8 38.1

Notes:

Best Chaser: Jenny Ryan

Jenny has the best win %, with her only 4 losses coming against high targets.

Series 12

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Mark Labbett 25/34 73.5% 7/7 100.0% 14/17 82.4% 4/10 40.0% 16.5 19.2 4.6 36.4
Shaun Wallace 22/34 64.7% 10/10 100.0% 10/18 55.6% 2/6 33.3% 15.0 17.1 3.2 33.4
Anne Hegerty 29/35 82.9% 9/10 90.0% 17/17 100.0% 3/8 37.5% 15.9 20.5 2.7 37.0
Paul Sinha 27/34 79.4% 10/10 100.0% 15/16 93.8% 2/8 25.0% 15.7 20.1 4.9 36.3
Jenny Ryan 21/33 63.6% 3/3 100.0% 15/18 83.3% 3/12 25.0% 17.4 19.9 4.8 36.8

Notes:

Best Chaser: Anne Hegerty

Anne has the best win %, with all but 1 of her losses coming against high targets.

Series 13

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Final Chase
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Mark Labbett 30/39 76.9% 11/11 100.0% 17/21 81.0% 2/7 28.6% 15.6 18.9 4.0 36.3
Shaun Wallace 29/34 85.3% 14/14 100.0% 15/18 83.3% 0/2 0.0% 14.2 17.6 3.2 34.0
Anne Hegerty 36/41 87.8% 16/16 100.0% 19/20 95.0% 1/5 20.0% 14.7 20.2 4.4 35.8
Paul Sinha 30/36 83.3% 10/10 100.0% 14/17 82.4% 6/9 66.7% 15.9 19.0 3.5 36.8
Jenny Ryan 33/39 84.6% 9/9 100.0% 20/20 100.0% 4/10 40.0% 16.4 21.0 4.3 37.4
Darragh Ennis 4/4 100.0% 2/2 100.0% 2/2 100.0% 0/0 12.3 35.4

Notes:

Best Chaser: TBD

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Series 14

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Chaser All Targets Low Targets Medium Targets High Targets
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Mark Labbett 10/14 71.4% 2/2 100.0% 7/8 87.5% 1/4 25.0% 16.5 19.5 3.3 36.7
Shaun Wallace 11/14 78.6% 4/4 100.0% 6/7 85.7% 1/3 33.3% 15.9 18.7 3.3 34.9
Anne Hegerty 12/13 92.3% 3/4 75.0% 7/7 100.0% 2/2 100.0% 14.8 12.0 7.0 35.7
Paul Sinha 9/11 81.8% 3/3 100.0% 4/5 80.0% 2/3 66.7% 16.6 18.5 5.5 36.4
Jenny Ryan 13/16 81.3% 2/2 100.0% 9/9 100.0% 2/5 40.0% 16.3 19.7 2.0 37.9
Darragh Ennis 7/7 100.0% 2/2 100.0% 4/4 100.0% 1/1 100.0% 15.4 38.1

Notes:

Best Chaser: TBD

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