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Re: Re: 2019 PDC World Championship- Alexandra Palace, London-13th December 2018- 1st January 2019

Post by ssjsa » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:39 am

Ginge wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:12 am
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Don’t understand making Smith 4th favorite over the likes of Cross, Suljovic, Price, Gurney etc.
Have to say I think Smith will come through the bottom half. Opponents if seeds come through.

Last 64: Meulenkamp/ Portela
Last 32: Henderson
Last 16: Suljovic
Quarter Finals:Cross
Semi Finals: Wright

Playing better than any of those and I have had a punt on him each way at 14/1. Expect it to be an Ando vs Bullyboy final.

You missed the 22/1 on him last week then? :WWWW:
Yes I did. However it was how Cross, Wright and Suljovic played last week that convinced me that Michael would come through the bottom half of the draw.
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Re: 2019 PDC World Championship- Alexandra Palace, London-13th December 2018- 1st January 2019

Post by Duneh9617 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:19 am

Schedule of play seems to be all over the place. Can't find the logic in it.

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Re: 2019 PDC World Championship- Alexandra Palace, London-13th December 2018- 1st January 2019

Post by Ginge » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:22 am

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Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:19 am
Schedule of play seems to be all over the place. Can't find the logic in it.
What are you struggling with? Apart from De Zwaan (winner of that first game will have to play twice in that session) its no different to Lakeside where the "prelim" player plays his next match in a later session.

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Re: 2019 PDC World Championship- Alexandra Palace, London-13th December 2018- 1st January 2019

Post by ssjsa » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:28 am

ROB CROSS and Lisa Ashton will headline the opening night of the 2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship, with the schedule for darts' biggest event now confirmed.

The £2.5 million event's first of 16 days of action on Thursday December 13 at London's Alexandra Palace will see reigning World Champion Cross open his title defence.

The Hastings ace will take on the winner of the tournament's opening fixture, between World Matchplay semi-finalist Jeffrey de Zwaan and Indian Qualifier Nitin Kumar, as he aims to repeat last year's incredible success.

Reigning Lakeside Women's Champion Ashton will make her Alexandra Palace debut against Dutchman Jan Dekker in another high-profile fixture on the opening night.

Ashton joined Anastasia Dobromyslova in qualifying for the event, with the Russian ace set to take on Ryan Joyce in her opening tie on Monday December 17.

Two-time World Champion Gary Anderson headlines the second day of action as he meets Paul Nicholson or Kevin Burness, with 2018 semi-finalist Jamie Lewis also in action as he plays Martin Schindler or Cody Harris.

World number one Michael van Gerwen enters the event on Saturday December 15 to play either Alan Tabern or Raymond Smith, with former World Youth Champions Max Hopp and Keegan Brown taking to the stage across the double session.

Former World Championship finalist Peter Wright, Dave Chisnall and the legendary Paul Lim are amongst the stars in action on Sunday December 16.

Five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld begins his penultimate Ally Pally challenge - ahead of his retirement at the end of next year - on Monday December 17 against either Matthew Edgar or Darius Labanauskas.

New Players Championship Finals winner Daryl Gurney takes to the stage alongside World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh and former UK Open and World Grand Prix champion Robert Thornton on Tuesday December 18.

European Championship and World Series of Darts Finals winner James Wade is joined by Shanghai Darts Masters champion Michael Smith and 2010 World Championship finalist Simon Whitlock on Wednesday December 19.

Two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis opens his bid for a third Ally Pally title on Thursday December 20, with former Lakeside Champions Steve Beaton and Stephen Bunting and former Champions League winner Mensur Suljovic also in action.

The second round concludes on Friday December 21, with new Grand Slam of Darts champion Gerwyn Price and 2018 European Tour event winners Ian White and Jonny Clayton taking to the stage.

The third round is split either side of the Christmas break, with the fourth round being played on December 27-28 ahead of the quarter-finals across two sessions on December 29.

The semi-finals on Sunday December 30 will be followed on Tuesday January 1 by the final as sport's first World Champion of 2019 hoists the Sid Waddell Trophy.

Tickets for the William Hill World Darts Championship are still available, with very limited availability for some sessions. Information for tickets and Hospitality Packages can be seen at THIS LINK or CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SEETICKETS WEBSITE.

The William Hill World Darts Championship will be broadcast live on the dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel from December 13-January 1.

2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship
Schedule of Play
Thursday December 13 (1900)
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Nitin Kumar (R1)
Martin Schindler v Cody Harris (R1)
Jan Dekker v Lisa Ashton (R1)
Rob Cross v De Zwaan/Kumar (R2)

Friday December 14
Afternoon Session (1230)
Michael Barnard v Jose De Sousa (R1)
Alan Tabern v Raymond Smith (R1)
Paul Nicholson v Kevin Burness (R1)
Jamie Lewis v Schindler/Harris (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Danny Noppert v Royden Lam (R1)
Simon Stevenson v Ted Evetts (R1)
Chris Dobey v Boris Koltsov (R1)
Gary Anderson v Nicholson/Burness (R2)

Saturday December 15
Afternoon Session (1230)
Richard North v Robert Marijanovic (R1)
Mickey Mansell v Jim Long (R1)
Josh Payne v Jeff Smith (R1)
Max Hopp v Noppert/Lam (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Toni Alcinas v Craig Ross (R1)
Ryan Searle v Stephen Burton (R1)
Keegan Brown v Karel Sedlacek (R1)
Michael van Gerwen v Tabern/Ray Smith (R2)

Sunday December 16
Afternoon Session (1230)
Gabriel Clemens v Aden Kirk (R1)
William O’Connor v Yordi Meeuwisse (R1)
Brendan Dolan v Yuanjun Liu (R1)
Dave Chisnall v Payne/J Smith (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Luke Humphries v Adam Hunt (R1)
Matthew Edgar v Darius Labanauskas (R1)
Ross Smith v Paul Lim (R1)
Peter Wright v Alcinas/Ross (R2)

Monday December 17 (1900)
Vincent van der Voort v Lourence Ilagan (R1)
Wayne Jones v Devon Petersen (R1)
Ryan Joyce v Anastasia Dobromyslova (R1)
Raymond van Barneveld v Edgar/Labanauskas (R2)

Tuesday December 18
Afternoon Session (1230)
Robert Thornton v Daniel Larsson (R1)
Ricky Evans v Rowby-John Rodriguez (R1)
Krzysztof Ratajski v Seigo Asada (R1)
Darren Webster v Van der Voort/Ilagan (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Steve Lennon v James Bailey (R1)
Ron Meulenkamp v Diogo Portela (R1)
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Chuck Puleo (R1)
Daryl Gurney v Ross Smith/Lim (R2)

Wednesday December 19
Afternoon Session (1230)
Nathan Aspinall v Geert Nentjes (R1)
Jeffrey de Graaf v Noel Malicdem (R1)
Joe Cullen v Dolan/Liu (R2)
Kim Huybrechts v Thornton/Larsson (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
James Wilson v O’Connor/Meuwisse (R2)
Simon Whitlock v Joyce/Dobromyslova (R2)
Michael Smith v Meulenkamp/Portela (R2)
James Wade v Ratajski/Asada (R2)

Thursday December 20
Afternoon Session (1230)
Jermaine Wattimena v Barnard/De Sousa (R2)
Alan Norris v Lennon/Bailey (R2)
Stephen Bunting v Humphries/Hunt (R2)
Steve Beaton v Dobey/Koltsov (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Cristo Reyes v Evans/Rodriguez (R2)
Mervyn King v Dekker/Ashton (R2)
Adrian Lewis v Stevenson/Evetts (R2)
Mensur Suljovic v Searle/Burton (R2)

Friday December 21
Afternoon Session (1230)
Benito van de Pas v Mansell/Long (R2)
John Henderson v Clemens/Kirk (R2)
Steve West v North/Marijanovic (R2)
Kyle Anderson v De Graaf/Malicdem (R2)

Evening Session (1900)
Ian White v Jones/Petersen (R2)
Jelle Klaasen v Brown/Sedlacek (R2)
Gerwyn Price v Aspinall/Nentjes (R2)
Jonny Clayton v Van den Bergh/Puleo (R2)

Saturday December 22
Afternoon Session (1230)
Whitlock/Joyce/Dobromyslova v Norris/Lennon/Bailey (R3)
Chisnall/Payne/J Smith v Huybrechts/Thornton/Larsson (R3)
Gurney/Ross Smith/Lim v J Lewis/Schindler/Harris (R3)

Evening Session (1900)
Suljovic/Searle/Burton v Wilson/O’Connor/Meeuwisse (R3)
G Anderson/Nicholson/Burness v Wattimena/Barnard/De Sousa (R3)
Van Gerwen/Tabern/Ray Smith v Hopp/Noppert/Lam (R3)

Sunday December 23
Afternoon Session (1230)
Webster/Van der Voort/Ilagan v Beaton/Dobey/Koltsov (R3)
Cullen/Dolan/Liu v King/Dekker/Ashton (R3)
Wade/Ratajski/Asada v Klaasen/Brown/Sedlacek (R3)

Evening Session (1900)
A Lewis/Stevenson/Evetts v Van Barneveld/Edgar/Labanauskas (R3)
Price/Aspinall/Nentjes v K Anderson/De Graaf/Malicdem (R3)
Cross/De Zwaan/Kumar v Reyes/Evans/Rodriguez (R3)

Thursday December 27
Afternoon Session (1230)
White/Jones/Petersen v West/North/Marijanovic (R3)
Clayton/Van den Bergh/Puleo v Bunting/Humphries/Hunt (R3)
M Smith/Meulenkamp/Portela v Henderson/Clemens/Kirk (R3)

Evening Session (1900)
Wright/Alcinas/Ross v Van de Pas/Mansell/Long (R3)
Fourth Round x2
 
Friday December 28
Afternoon Session (1230)
Fourth Round x3

Evening Session (1900)
Fourth Round x3

Saturday December 29
Afternoon Session (1230)
Quarter-Finals x2

Evening Session (1900)
Quarter-Finals x2

Sunday December 30 (1900)
Semi-Finals

Tuesday January 1 (2000)
Final

Format
First Round - Best of five sets (no tie-break)
Second Round - Best of five sets
Third Round - Best of seven sets
Fourth Round - Best of seven sets
Quarter-Finals - Best of nine sets
Semi-Finals - Best of 11 sets
Final - Best of 13 sets
A tie-break will be in operation in all round from the second round onwards, where the final set must be won by two clear legs. If the score reaches five-all, the 11th leg will be a sudden-death leg.
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Re: Re: 2019 PDC World Championship- Alexandra Palace, London-13th December 2018- 1st January 2019

Post by Wubbalubbadubdub » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:56 am

I'm having a little accumulator and a lucky 31 on Ashton,Hunt,De Sousa,Larrson and Ana. 480-1.

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Post by Zapp Brannigan » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:08 pm

The only odd thing is how much free time some of the players have before their first game. Klassen, White, Price and Clayton dont play their first match until the tournament is 8 days in.

Cant really be avoided but there are some massive gaps for players in the first 2 weeks. Cross plays in the first session the 13th then if he gets through his next game is Sunday 23rd, Whereas Price has the potential to play the 21st, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 1st

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Re: Re: 2019 PDC World Championship- Alexandra Palace, London-13th December 2018- 1st January 2019

Post by Moongoose McQueeen » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:13 pm

Zapp Brannigan wrote:The only odd thing is how much free time some of the players have before their first game. Klassen, White, Price and Clayton dont play their first match until the tournament is 8 days in.

Cant really be avoided but there are some massive gaps for players in the first 2 weeks. Cross plays in the first session the 13th then if he gets through his next game is Sunday 23rd, Whereas Price has the potential to play the 21st, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 1st
Maybe you could give them a call or two to help them fill the time??

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Post by oche balboa » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:22 pm

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Post by ssjsa » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:33 pm

GARY ANDERSON believes his love of fishing can aid his bid to reel in a third world title at the William Hill World Darts Championship.

Anderson is hoping to become just the second player in PDC history to claim a hat-trick of world crowns when he stars in darts' biggest-ever event at Alexandra Palace from December 13-January 1, live on Sky Sports.

The back-to-back world champion has enjoyed an incredible 2018, lifting four televised titles, including the World Matchplay and UK Open for the first time, and Anderson has revealed the secret to his success.

"Away from the darts I love my fishing, it relaxes me and puts me in a good frame of mind," said Anderson, who will face Paul Nicholson or Kevin Burness in his opening match.

"I'm going to enjoy the time off between now and the worlds, spending time with my wife and kids and also getting a bit of fishing in!

"I still enjoy playing darts but being away all the time takes a lot out of me and I always look forward to being at home, any opportunity I get I'm out fishing.

"I've not done too bad so far this year so what I'm doing seems to be working for me."

Anderson last tasted success on the Alexandra Palace Stage at the 2016 event, which also saw him land a nine-dart finish, before losing out to Michael van Gerwen in the 2017 final.

The Scot suffered a quarter-final exit to Phil Taylor in the last ever meeting between the pair at last year's tournament, but is feeling confident of reaching a fourth world final in five years.

"It's going okay so far this year, the big one is coming up now and I'm really looking forward to it," Anderson added.

"It would be an amazing feeling to win a third world title, I wasn't happy with how it turned out last year but now I've got the chance to put that right.

"For me it's just about turning up and playing my own game, which if I do then I know there's a good chance I could win it.

"I say 'could' rather than 'will' because there's so many good players nowadays, whoever lifts the title this year it will be well deserved.

"Every player will tell you the first game is the worst part of the tournament but once you get through that it's a relief and you can relax your way into it."

The William Hill World Darts Championship will be broadcast through the dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel, which will also feature exclusive documentaries and classic footage alongside the Ultra HD coverage of the tournament.

A limited number of tickets remain available for sale through pdc.seetickets.com. 
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Re: Re: 2019 PDC World Championship- Alexandra Palace, London-13th December 2018- 1st January 2019

Post by only85 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm

Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:08 pm
The only odd thing is how much free time some of the players have before their first game. Klassen, White, Price and Clayton dont play their first match until the tournament is 8 days in.

Cant really be avoided but there are some massive gaps for players in the first 2 weeks. Cross plays in the first session the 13th then if he gets through his next game is Sunday 23rd, Whereas Price has the potential to play the 21st, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 1st
this has always been a contentious issue though hasnt it ?

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Post by Ginge » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:55 pm

Cant really help with it 96 players and only 8 matches max per day.

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Post by Zapp Brannigan » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:36 pm

only85 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:08 pm
The only odd thing is how much free time some of the players have before their first game. Klassen, White, Price and Clayton dont play their first match until the tournament is 8 days in.

Cant really be avoided but there are some massive gaps for players in the first 2 weeks. Cross plays in the first session the 13th then if he gets through his next game is Sunday 23rd, Whereas Price has the potential to play the 21st, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 1st
this has always been a contentious issue though hasnt it ?
Well its a lot worse this year due to the extra sessions and only 4 games a day.

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Post by Ginge » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:37 pm

Zapp Brannigan wrote:
only85 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:08 pm
The only odd thing is how much free time some of the players have before their first game. Klassen, White, Price and Clayton dont play their first match until the tournament is 8 days in.

Cant really be avoided but there are some massive gaps for players in the first 2 weeks. Cross plays in the first session the 13th then if he gets through his next game is Sunday 23rd, Whereas Price has the potential to play the 21st, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 1st
this has always been a contentious issue though hasnt it ?
Well its a lot worse this year due to the extra sessions and only 4 games a day.
8 games most days before the last 32...

Little point moaning , it is what it is. Unlesss they use a second stage it won't be changing anytime soon. Anyway, some players may actually want a decent gap between games

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Post by 1205 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:40 pm

Ginge wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Cant really help with it 96 players and only 8 matches max per day.
They could if they prioritized it.
The draw is pre-determined so they don't have to complete entire rounds before moving onto the next round, they only have to complete a section's round before advancing that section.

Split into quarters it's
8-8-4-2

If 8 matches each day
Q11
Q21
Q12
Q22
Q31
Q32
Q13, Q23
Q41
Q42
Q33, Q14, Q24
Q43, Q34, Q44

Maximum days from match to match above is 4.
Even 2 4-match days, that should be maximum of 5 days match to match.
It should be able to be further optimized by breaking up into eighths.

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Post by Ginge » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:45 pm

Fair enough but you assume the players find it an issue in the first place.

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Post by only85 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:12 pm

Nice advert only thing is where’s frosty the throwman ! All puns to do with Xmas sky & pdc like so why not include him Or is he still disgraced after his escapades v ando

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Post by Ginge » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:40 pm

only85 wrote:Nice advert only thing is where’s frosty the throwman ! All puns to do with Xmas sky & pdc like so why not include him Or is he still disgraced after his escapades v ando
Has he qualified for the event? There is your answer.

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