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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Skewball » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 pm

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Certainly matches like last nights give people who think Durrant is top 5 in the World plenty to consider. It may be that if he switches the continual exposure to both high pressure matches against class opponents and TV tournaments lead him to improve under pressure. Equally he might do nowhere near as well as some think.


Didn’t Duzza win last night?? Anyone would think he bottled it and lost reading that...
He said himself in the interview he was a beaten man at 3-3. Don't you honestly think that 9 times of 10 anyone in the PDC top 16 would have won that final set? I really really want Duzza to do well in the PDC, I like him a lot, and I think he will, but, its worrying that he frequently shows signs that under pressure he finds it hard to maintain his game, especially against faster players. He does often find a way to win but in the case of last night it was more Baker than him that meant he won that last set.
Ian White and Joe Cullen are both in the top 16 of the PDC.
I'm not saying that he he not as good as them, he is better, much better, but that the way the match swung I think most of them would have won that last set 9/10. Not Ian White though! :grin:

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Mensur Suljovic Fan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:10 pm

Paul Nicholson is taking a year off from playing and won't be going to Q-School. Shame really as he's been half-decent in the last two years, but he's said he's not confident enough on current form to come through the field. Hope he'll come back firing in 2020!

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Si Robin » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:25 pm

I wonder if he's seen the standard this week at times, along with Hamilton and Newton qualifying despite missing the first couple of months of the season, and thought that he could do something at Lakeside (or some other place) in 2020.

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Post by ChrisW » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:28 pm

Or maybe he's enjoying his media work so wants to wait until he is better prepared.

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by phil davies » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:12 pm

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Fair do’s to james , if you aren’t enjoying it then why do it. Life’s to short. Personally i’m Loving every game i’m Involved in , win or lose.
TBF you are a fair bit older than him and didn’t have the world youth champion tag hanging over you so understandable your loving it a bit more :grin:
Very true , never been a world youth champion , or been in the spotlight the way James has. But when you start to think about how long you can continue to play this game as your body falls apart , I also have the start of diabetic retinopathy , you start to appreciate that you can still play to a decent standard, and enjoy however long you have left playing this game . If I get my arse handed to me for four days i’ll Give the CT a go , if I get my arse handed to me there , then i’ll Just have to accept that’s my level and play locally. If I can compete at Q School/CT then i’ll Do that for the foreseeable , until I can no longer compete.
Yep good luck with q school enjoy it and I hope you do well. It would be nice to have more people who enjoy darts with a tour card rather than a lot who just constantly moan.
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Post by Paddy McGinty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Has dave won this yet?
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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by phil davies » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:18 pm

Hmm fair enough to Nicho if he doesn’t fancy it this year though I think he is playing well enough to get his card back personally. Wouldn’t be the worst decision if he did at least go to the UK based BDO events and see what happens in terms of going to other later in the season to qualify for Lakeside as if he did the tour I think he would be more than good enough not only to qualify for Lakeside but be within the seeded top 16.
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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Mensur Suljovic Fan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm

phil davies wrote:
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Hmm fair enough to Nicho if he doesn’t fancy it this year though I think he is playing well enough to get his card back personally. Wouldn’t be the worst decision if he did at least go to the UK based BDO events and see what happens in terms of going to other later in the season to qualify for Lakeside as if he did the tour I think he would be more than good enough not only to qualify for Lakeside but be within the seeded top 16.
It's one of those, if he scraped his way into the top 64, I'd back him to do well, but Q-School is always a tough slog, it's not the place you'd want to go if you've got any kind of doubts over your game

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by ssjsa » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:15 pm

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Paul Nicholson is taking a year off from playing and won't be going to Q-School. Shame really as he's been half-decent in the last two years, but he's said he's not confident enough on current form to come through the field. Hope he'll come back firing in 2020!
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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by only85 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm

phil davies wrote:
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Hmm fair enough to Nicho if he doesn’t fancy it this year though I think he is playing well enough to get his card back personally. Wouldn’t be the worst decision if he did at least go to the UK based BDO events and see what happens in terms of going to other later in the season to qualify for Lakeside as if he did the tour I think he would be more than good enough not only to qualify for Lakeside but be within the seeded top 16.
him or mace (cant remember which one) have already said on tv that this year there trying to get to go to some of the more obsque bdo /wdf tournys & going to try to get the other one along as well for the shin dig (think it was tuesday afternoon comms)

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Bram_1900 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:59 pm

Mace is saying that every year but never turns up

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Astonvilla » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 pm

Wonder how many of the BDO big names will also change their minds over the next few days.

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Post by ssjsa » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:15 pm

Astonvilla wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Wonder how many of the BDO big names will also change their minds over the next few days.
In fairness, can understand the decision of Jeff Smith not to travel to play the Challenge Tour. Long way to come for what is really little reward against his costs.
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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Zapp Brannigan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:26 pm

ssjsa wrote:
Astonvilla wrote:
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Wonder how many of the BDO big names will also change their minds over the next few days.
In fairness, can understand the decision of Jeff Smith not to travel to play the Challenge Tour. Long way to come for what is really little reward against his costs.
And he hasn’t been very good

Coming to the uk to average in the mid 80s in the challenge tour isn’t going to make much financial sense, especially when if he stays doing the American tour he could get himself a wsod event

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Post by oche balboa » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:49 am

Which he did last year. Jeff Smith is better off going Regional BDO/PDC events.
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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Mensur Suljovic Fan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:11 am

Zapp Brannigan wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:26 pm
ssjsa wrote:
Astonvilla wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Wonder how many of the BDO big names will also change their minds over the next few days.
In fairness, can understand the decision of Jeff Smith not to travel to play the Challenge Tour. Long way to come for what is really little reward against his costs.
And he hasn’t been very good

Coming to the uk to average in the mid 80s in the challenge tour isn’t going to make much financial sense, especially when if he stays doing the American tour he could get himself a wsod event
The WSOD qualifying events are not tied to the main North American tour, it's just a series of qualifiers they have just before the Las Vegas event which double up as a qualifier for the Ally Pally qualifier. Smith even played in it last year despite not playing the full CDC tour, as did Murschell who was on the ProTour. I agree though, the Challenge Tour is a hard slog for little reward but for the top 2, whereas playing on the CDC means he doesn't have to rely on a single knockout tournament to make it back to Ally Pally again

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Ginge » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:58 am

https://tv.dartconnect.com/eventconfirmation/pdcukqs19

The Lakeside #1 seed and three of the four semi finalists have enteted (Unterbuchner the one who hasnt). McKinstry and Whitehead also on there.

Now they just need to turn up...

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by Ginge » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:04 am

Oh and no DBG yet :)

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Re: 2019 Q-School

Post by ChrisW » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 am

No Mitchell. There again he has got a farm.
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