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« on: January 12, 2018, 06:10:30 PM »

Unbelievable  darts . Wouldn't have been out of place on any stage. Brilliant!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 06:11:35 PM »

Will he move to the big time?
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 06:14:54 PM »

No, he said if he made the Semis hes staying put for life.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 06:16:13 PM »

He should do. He was unplayable there for 4 sets. He said if he lost today he would switch but if he won he'd stay with the BRO forever.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 06:43:10 PM »

BDO is not a patch on the PDC. I can't see him doing well in the PDC.

Bunting was the last big BDO star to head to the PDC and he's been very average.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 08:52:36 PM »

He will switch.


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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 09:53:03 AM »

I got a 140 the other day , and it was only a foot off being a 180  :mido:


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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 12:25:35 PM »

When I was a league player in Middlesbrough (about a century ago) 180s, and 130s on a double board came fairly often, because there were leagues most nights of the week.

 The odd 3 bulls came , but Duzza is something different.  He's a great player at the top level.
He can win this again this year.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 02:34:17 PM »

good luck today duzza 
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 07:58:49 PM »

When I was a league player in Middlesbrough (about a century ago) 180s, and 130s on a double board came fairly often, because there were leagues most nights of the week.

 The odd 3 bulls came , but Duzza is something different.  He's a great player at the top level.
He can win this again this year.
180's on a doubles board      mcl
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 10:24:54 PM »

BDO rules are if you get to the Semi's and then leave to the PDC you have to hand any prize money back. Thats why he was going to PDC if he lost the quarters or staying BDO if he got further.
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 02:14:04 AM »

BDO rules are if you get to the Semi's and then leave to the PDC you have to hand any prize money back. Thats why he was going to PDC if he lost the quarters or staying BDO if he got further.

He's committed to the BDO for life though. Doesn't really make sense if he wants to progress his career. Fair enough if he's happy to just turn up at Lakeside once a year, beat some glorified county players barely better than the women and pick up a cheque, but he's probably the best BDO player since Barney for me and could really make a success in the PDC if he wanted to.
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 11:14:36 AM »

He may regret it in a few years when he looks back on his career but 100k is a lot to hand back.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2018, 02:26:29 PM »

100k is when he'd struggle to win trophies in the world of the PDC. The likes of MVG, Lewis, Anderson, Wright, Barney are a different kettle of fish to those in the BDO but I think at this moment Glen is head a shoulders above his fellow BDO competitors.

This years winnings table sits like this......
1   Michael van Gerwen   Netherlands   2,708,468
2   Peter Wright   Scotland   1,085,627
3   Phil Taylor   England   956,378
4   Gary Anderson   Scotland   865,033
5   Rob Cross   England   638,600
6   Dave Chisnall   England   536,878
7   Raymond van Barneveld   Netherlands   521,966
8   Mensur Suljovic   Austria   509,000
9   James Wade   England   503,466
10   Daryl Gurney   Northern Ireland   476,250
11   Adrian Lewis   England   451,824
12   Simon Whitlock   Australia   357,250
13   Michael Smith   England   339,822
14   Gerwyn Price   Wales   331,053
15   Kim Huybrechts   Belgium   311,250
16   Alan Norris   England   291,250
17   Jelle Klaasen   Netherlands   287,500
18   Benito van de Pas   Netherlands   279,750
19   Ian White   England   275,250
20   Kyle Anderson   Australia   247,750
21   Joe Cullen   England   230,750
22   Robert Thornton   Scotland   224,250
23   Darren Webster   England   209,000
24   Stephen Bunting   England   199,500
25   Glen Durrant   England   190,653
26   Mervyn King   England   186,500
27   Steve Beaton   England   182,500
28   Cristo Reyes   Spain   164,566
29   Justin Pipe   England   159,500
30   Johnny Clayton   Wales   154,000
31   John Henderson   Scotland   150,750
32   Jamie Lewis   Wales   147,000
33   Mark Webster   Wales   146,030
34   Dimitri van den Bergh   Belgium   144,799
35   James Wilson   England   143,250
36   Steve West   England   142,850
37   Vincent van der Voort   Netherlands   137,500
38   Brendan Dolan   Northern Ireland   123,000
39   Chris Dobey   England   122,250
40   Ronny Huybrechts   Belgium   108,750
41   Christian Kist   Netherlands   107,500
42   Jermaine Wattimena   Netherlands   104,250
43   Terry Jenkins   England   103,500
44   Robbie Green   England   92,250
45   Max Hopp   Germany   89,996
46   James Richardson   England   86,950
47   Jan Dekker   Netherlands   83,250
48   Josh Payne   England   79,250
49   Jamie Caven   England   78,750
50   Krzysztof Ratajski   Poland   75,099


This is the prize table for the BDO World Championship

Winner 100,000
Runner-up 35,000
Semi-finalists 15,000
Quarter-finalists 6,500
Last 16 4,500
Last 32 3,250
Last 40 2,000

Rob Cross who won the PDC World's won 400,000, and he's only been a professional since the beginning of 2017.

Glen for me, really needs to step up and get in the big league.
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 02:32:38 PM »

Bunting brought in 200k for the year?

Durrant could certainly look to emulate that.
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 02:40:54 PM »

Bunting brought in 200k for the year?

Durrant could certainly look to emulate that.

Durrant is by far a better darts player than Bunting but the PDC isn't easy. 200k isn't really worth winning for getting knocked out of competitions in the very early stages, compared to winning trophies.

If he was money motivated, join the PDC and get knocked out of competitions early and collect the coin, but if he's motivated to win trophies, then stay where he is and pick up less coin but get in to finals every year.

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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2018, 05:28:20 PM »

I don't think anyone is suggesting he wouldn't have to up his game if he made the switch, performing on the longer format might need a bit more attention, but he conducted himself well at the Grand Slam last year, taking matches off PDC players and averaging over well over 100 on a few occasions.
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2018, 06:57:31 PM »

I quite often get 3 1s , but 26 seems to be favourite
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2018, 06:59:24 PM »

I quite often get 3 1s , but 26 seems to be favourite

It's the BDO for you Mingey.

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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2018, 07:01:51 PM »

Im a painter, my eyes are better than a hawk.
It HAS to be the cheap Chinese unbalanced darts 
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2018, 07:10:19 PM »

He can't get in front so far.
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 07:44:03 PM »

At last :bc:
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2018, 08:43:47 PM »

Fucking hell, almost threw that away. literally.
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2018, 09:04:04 PM »

 Only turned it on at 6-6....intense finish that like  :mido:
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2018, 09:06:58 PM »

He played very well to get it to 6-4 then couldn't hit a double, the 149 finish was the defining moment for him, He had put his darts away when the other lad threw for double 18.
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2018, 09:09:33 PM »

I think I'd have got more satisfaction if he'd gone into the crowd and levelled the dickhead who booed him in the penultimate leg than see him actually win it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2018, 08:13:41 AM »

thing is, if he DOES make the switch his game will get better due to being able to concentrate on his game more

was a great game last night - at one point he literally couldn't hit a double
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2018, 08:20:25 AM »

Ahhhh hes a local lad , only found out this morning on the north east news .
Id have tuned in if Id have known
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2018, 08:33:39 AM »

There was a lack of quality in the second half of that final, didnt see the first, despite the drama
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2018, 09:57:41 AM »

HE GOT A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD LAST NIGHT.....HE WAS MISSING DOUBLES FOR FUN AND THE GLADIATOR BOTTLED DOUBLE 18 AND DOUBLE 9 TO WIN THE GAME......DUZZAS 149 CHECK OUT WAS THE TURNING POINT IN THE GAME  jc

HE WONT MOVE UP AS IT MEANS HE WILL HAVE TO WRAP HIS COUNCIL JOB IN...AND HE WONT DO IT....HE WILL STAY AS HE IS..... :like:

THE GLADIATOR WAS GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT TOO  :like:

HATS OFF TO HIM FOR MAKING IT A GREAT FINAL  :homer:
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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2018, 10:51:05 AM »

he could dominate the BDO for years still another 100k in the pocket.

with the PDC he'd be travelling around europe all year trying to get wins in the ranking events all out of his own pocket or relying on sponsors
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« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2018, 01:08:22 PM »

wouldn't think the BDO could claim the money back if he moved to the PDC to better his career-his lawyer would surely argue restraint of trade or similar legal jargon
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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2018, 09:19:51 PM »

You would have thought Eddie Hearn would stage a unity knockout of both organisations.


Not for his own benefit, but on pay per view just in case.
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« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2018, 06:02:47 PM »

Said on BBC Tees last night he would have to hand 100 k back if he went to PDC qualifying school this week. Would be up against 500 other players for 20 spots too. Not worth the risk.
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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2018, 06:44:16 PM »

He would piss it.
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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2018, 10:53:51 PM »

Said on BBC Tees last night he would have to hand 100 k back if he went to PDC qualifying school this week. Would be up against 500 other players for 20 spots too. Not worth the risk.

How many of those 500 are a double BDO WC? If it's about money, then so be it, but it lacks ambition imo.
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« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2018, 12:03:08 AM »

Said on BBC Tees last night he would have to hand 100 k back if he went to PDC qualifying school this week. Would be up against 500 other players for 20 spots too. Not worth the risk.

How many of those 500 are a double BDO WC? If it's about money, then so be it, but it lacks ambition imo.

He's 47 year-old FFS.  souey
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« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2018, 12:17:46 AM »

And? There's people on the PDC tour his age or older.
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« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2018, 10:25:51 AM »

Said on BBC Tees last night he would have to hand 100 k back if he went to PDC qualifying school this week. Would be up against 500 other players for 20 spots too. Not worth the risk.

mate of mine did that Q achool thing a few year back cost him a fair bit as well,  he won a few games but got no where in the end said it was a cracking weekend though
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