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by Astonvilla
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: 6th BDO World Darts Trophy 30 Aug - 1 Sep Blackburn
Replies: 2571
Views: 104513

Re: 6th BDO World Darts Trophy 30 Aug - 1 Sep Blackburn

Watched most of it but its lost something now that Durrant and to some extent the other mains switchers have left. It just seems so low key.
by Astonvilla
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: Paul Booth is BDO’s new MC
Replies: 175
Views: 8487

Re: Paul Booth is BDO’s new MC

Des certainly knows how to build the excitement up pending the big announcements. I mean how many people countrywide are now waiting to see what he announces? A masterclass really.
by Astonvilla
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: The BDO Annual General Meeting
Replies: 98
Views: 4901

Re: The BDO Annual General Meeting

Des doesnt seem to be the sort of guy who is forced into early announcements just to please darts forums. What people here seem to be saying is he has signed up a new major venue for a tournament costing a fortune with nobody to pay for it. Thats more than risky isnt it? It would be far stupider tha...
by Astonvilla
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: The BDO Annual General Meeting
Replies: 98
Views: 4901

Re: The BDO Annual General Meeting

There is no sponsor that YOU know about. Des isnt an idiot and he clearly wouldnt have signed up to such an expensive contract if he didnt have people to pay for it. He is just announcing the news piece by piece. When he announces the sponsors for the earlier tournaments its likely you will know who...
by Astonvilla
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: The BDO Annual General Meeting
Replies: 98
Views: 4901

Re: The BDO Annual General Meeting

Does it matter who got the deal so long as it exists.
by Astonvilla
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: The BDO Annual General Meeting
Replies: 98
Views: 4901

Re: The BDO Annual General Meeting

So according to that he has got a 10 year deal for the WC. Impressive indeed and should silence the doubters once and for all.
by Astonvilla
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: Players Championship Tour 2019
Replies: 1769
Views: 102027

Re: Players Championship Tour 2019

THe difference is that the BDO dont have 8 creditable players that people want to watch and Durrant adds more interest than anyone else on both sides. A GSOD without Durrant would be a far less entertaining event. Apart from a few on here nobody would care how he qualified. After all he is still the...
by Astonvilla
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: Australian Open 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 9997

Re: Australian Open 2019

What is this event? Could it be the first tournament in a BDO World Series.
by Astonvilla
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: RIP Lakeside
Replies: 99
Views: 6100

Re: RIP Lakeside

Why so negative? He has a top venue. That will make it easy to get a sponsor assuming he hasnt already got them onboard. Maybe the venue will have agreed to sponsor it just to get the World Championships there.
by Astonvilla
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: RIP Lakeside
Replies: 99
Views: 6100

Re: RIP Lakeside

So in two days he has managed to secure top locations for the Big 2 tournaments. Surely thats a huge step forward.

Next to be announced will be the new sponsors and then hopefully a suitably increased prize fund.
by Astonvilla
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: Des Jacklins Statement
Replies: 56
Views: 3208

Re: Des Jacklins Statement

Surely theres a misprint there when he says "I spoke with the BDO chairman and he was bullish". I think it should read "I spoke with the BDO chairman and he talked bullshit".
by Astonvilla
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: BDO CHAMPION SMASHES PLASTIC CHAMP
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: BDO CHAMPION SMASHES PLASTIC CHAMP

Rather embarrasing how people respond to some of the worst fishing ever seen on here.
by Astonvilla
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: Des Jacklins letter to the counties
Replies: 93
Views: 5004

Re: Des Jacklins letter to the counties

I'm not sure if this is a genuine letter or a spoof. That bit about the bank account is either hilarious or pathetic.
by Astonvilla
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: 6th BDO World Darts Trophy 30 Aug - 1 Sep Blackburn
Replies: 2571
Views: 104513

Re: 6th BDO World Darts Trophy 30 Aug - 1 Sep

His initial decision that meant players could go to QS without any problems killed the BDO. The best ones left and got cards and guys like Waites and Williams lost value to sponsors as they became QS failures.
Hard to see why anyone would now want to put up money to sponsor what they have left.
by Astonvilla
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: Finder Masters (and some other Dutch event) confirmed gone
Replies: 110
Views: 6135

Re: Finder Masters (and some other Dutch event) confirmed gone

The big problem would be who would lead the combined group her or Barry Hearn.
by Astonvilla
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: Finder Masters (and some other Dutch event) confirmed gone
Replies: 110
Views: 6135

Re: Finder Masters (and some other Dutch event) confirmed gone

Maybe if she regained control that could lead to a merger between the two organisations.
by Astonvilla
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: The Jacklin Way or The Sportal Way - Discuss
Replies: 51
Views: 2959

Re: The Jacklin Way or The Sportal Way - Discuss

Maybe they would finally get somebody competent. He should certainly go as he is out of his depth.
by Astonvilla
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: Finder Masters (and some other Dutch event) confirmed gone
Replies: 110
Views: 6135

Re: Finder Masters (and some other Dutch event) confirmed gone

Maybe Hearn will use the BDO's temporary issues to launch an opportunistic takeover bid.
by Astonvilla
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: 6th BDO World Darts Trophy 30 Aug - 1 Sep Blackburn
Replies: 2571
Views: 104513

Re: 6th BDO World Darts Trophy 30 Aug - 1 Sep

His holiday isnt really relevant since he doesnt appear to do anything useful in all the weeks he isnt on holiday.
by Astonvilla
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Darts Chat & Gossip
Topic: 6th BDO World Darts Trophy 30 Aug - 1 Sep Blackburn
Replies: 2571
Views: 104513

Re: 6th BDO World Darts Trophy 30 Aug - 1 Sep

Maybe he wont bother to announce it publicly this year and just contact the players and crowd one evening by telephone.

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