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Postby 26scored » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:30 am

Well not close to his best then, to be fair every top player can throw a 120 average so in theory they aren't close to their best until they are well above 110. But I would have mentioned the same examples, the 2015 PL final and 2017 Dubai. Also Gary won in a very long format in the 2015 Worlds quite convincingly, with MVG averaging over a ton.

Wright only managed to beat MVG in short format games. On the Euro Tour MVG played poor in the two finals he lost. He was quite average in the PL when Wright beat him twice this year, that was my point.

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Postby ssjsa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:22 am

PAUL NICHOLSON is determined to continue his revival after enjoying a stunning run to the semi-finals of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy last weekend.

The rejuvenated former Players Champion won through to his first PDC ranking semi-final in five years thanks to impressive wins over Antony Lopez, Dave Chisnall, Joe Cullen and Gerwyn Price.

Nicholson revealed he came close to quitting the sport before securing his Tour Card in January 2017, but the former World Cup of Darts finalist now has his sights set on returning to televised major tournaments.

“I was ready to walk away, I felt like I was done,” said Nicholson, who has played in three European Tour events so far in 2018.

“My mentality is different now, I approach the game with a bit more of a relaxed attitude because it feels like I’ve got a second crack of the whip.

“At the start of the year I made my mind up that if I didn’t keep my Tour Card this year I would’ve stopped the playing side after a great ten years.

“But I think I am playing as good now as I ever have, certainly in practice, and my goal now is to make the European Championships and hopefully the World Championship.”

Nicholson was edged out 7-6 by two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis in Sunday’s semi-final, despite posting an impressive 98.82 average.

The former World Championship quarter-finalist has seen improved results in 2018, and Nicholson believes his best days lie ahead of him.

“Once you get all the brashness and nervousness out the way in your younger days and get more experience under your belt, then you can start to look forward,” added the 39-year-old.

“The fact that I hadn’t beaten a top ten player in four years made me laugh a bit – it was very symptomatic of what’s gone wrong over that time period.

“Gary Anderson and Peter Wright are inspirations to me - they are playing the best darts of their lives in their 40s and that is something I hope I can replicate.

“Beating the likes of Dave (Chisnall), Joe (Cullen) and Gerwyn (Price) is gratifying because people have said that I’m playing well but ultimately I’m the one that has to prove it.”

Nicholson, who will play in Wigan this weekend at Players Championship events 13&14 before competing in the Danish Darts Open, also revealed his hopes for the rest of the year.

“It’s definitely a case of setting short-term goals – at the start of the year it was just about keeping my Tour Card and staying on the right path,” said Nicholson.

“I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead with four Players Championship events and a European Tour weekend, so I’m going to be smart in how I spend my energy over the course of the month and then rest up on holiday.

“It’s really important that I use my previous experience to my advantage and I’ll make sure I don’t get carried away because I’ve been here before.

“I’ve been averaging around the 100 mark on the ProTour and if I can take that form into a European Tour event then I don’t see why I couldn’t make a final.”

Ever a popular figure in the world of darts, Nicholson enjoyed tremendous support both in Gibraltar and on social media at the weekend.

“I’ve never understood why people like me so much!" Nicholson laughed.

"But I'm very grateful for all the support I get and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me."

Nicholson will next be in action this weekend (June 16-17) as the PDC Players Championship continues from the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan, with coverage to be broadcast live on PDCTV-HD and through a series of bookmakers' websites worldwide. 
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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby ssjsa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:42 pm

Qualifiers for ET 9
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Postby ssjsa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:47 pm

Steve Beaton first man through to ET 10.
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Postby ssjsa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Qualifiers for ET 10.
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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby Bram_1900 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:21 pm

Anyone an idea why Beaton didnt enter qualifier 9?

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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby Dartsfan99 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:32 pm

Because he is seeded for European Tour 9.

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Postby Ginge » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:33 pm

Superfan of Beaton not knowing he was seeded for an event, there.
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Postby ssjsa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:06 pm

Saw this on Twitter. Last leg decider which saw Jim Brown beat Devon and qualify for his first ET event.
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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby ssjsa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 pm

5 players qualified for both ET 9 and 10.

James Wilson
Andy Boulton
Justin Pipe
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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby TheSandman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:49 pm

ssjsa wrote:Saw this on Twitter. Last leg decider which saw Jim Brown beat Devon and qualify for his first ET event.


Well done Jim, really nice fella from hamilton, delighted he qualified

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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby phil davies » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:15 am

Pleased as always to see Rapid Ricky qualified for one. Just want him to push on and start doing enough to make all the majors. Also Jim Brown has had a bit of a horrid time since winning his tour card so pleased to see him finally make one of these events.
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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby Bram_1900 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:38 am

Ginge wrote:Superfan of Beaton not knowing he was seeded for an event, there.

He wasn't when the seeds were announced so someone must have pulled out

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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby ssjsa » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:31 pm

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Only four events to go until the cut-off for Euro Tours 11 & 12 qualification. Jermaine Wattimena moves onto the cusp of the seedings. Peter Wright holding onto #2.
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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby The Jolly Man » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:53 pm

Entrants for the Danish and Nordic qualifiers for the Denmark event

http://pdc-nordic.tv/2018/05/06/host-nation-qualifier/

9 Nordic players playing for 2 spots

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Postby Addicks Fan » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:23 pm

The Jolly Man wrote:Entrants for the Danish and Nordic qualifiers for the Denmark event

http://pdc-nordic.tv/2018/05/06/host-nation-qualifier/

9 Nordic players playing for 2 spots


Pathetic - needs to be held somewhere else next year just to give the Danes a fair chance of qualifying, as they've certainly got a rough deal this year!

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Postby ChrisW » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:50 pm

Will be interesting to see how the first Danish event works out.

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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby The Jolly Man » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:30 am

Addicks Fan wrote:
The Jolly Man wrote:Entrants for the Danish and Nordic qualifiers for the Denmark event

http://pdc-nordic.tv/2018/05/06/host-nation-qualifier/

9 Nordic players playing for 2 spots


Pathetic - needs to be held somewhere else next year just to give the Danes a fair chance of qualifying, as they've certainly got a rough deal this year!

I’ve always thought the Nordic part of the qualifier should have been held in Finland at the last round of tournaments it was only 2/ 3 weeks ago. Apparently the PDC didn’t want it holding then so had it at the Danish qualifier.

I can only guess the thought is if we get Swedes, Finns etc to the qualifier they will then stay and pay for tickets to the event. It clearly hasn’t worked.

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Postby The Master » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:06 pm

The Jolly Man wrote:Entrants for the Danish and Nordic qualifiers for the Denmark event

http://pdc-nordic.tv/2018/05/06/host-nation-qualifier/

9 Nordic players playing for 2 spots

The qualifier for non danes should have been at last PDCNB tour weekend
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Re: European Tour 2018

Postby ChrisW » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:34 pm

The Master wrote:
The Jolly Man wrote:Entrants for the Danish and Nordic qualifiers for the Denmark event

http://pdc-nordic.tv/2018/05/06/host-nation-qualifier/

9 Nordic players playing for 2 spots

The qualifier for non danes should have been at last PDCNB tour weekend

How do you expect the attendance to be for this?
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