phil davies wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:11 am
So a chance for Oche to actually discuss the BDO.
Their can’t be more than around 60 players at most that do enough events of the BDO tour to fill the 12 boxes and out of these players their is certainly not a plethora of them who you would expect to pick up loads of points. Thus Unob has a good chance of at least making Lakeside and possibly even making the top 16 of he can have 2 or 3 good runs to say the quarters of the bigger ranked events.
Their are good players in the BDO still but many don’t do much traveling and they have lost 4 of their best from last year who did travel. Plus others like Unterbuchner as I said seem to have decided to cut down(anyone know if he’s entered Denmark?). Phillips has semi retired from darts etc. So please give me a good sized list of names of people not currently in the provisional top 16 who you expect to easily get into it?
I know I'm not Oche (thank God
!) but Unterbuchner has entered the Denmark events by the way.
So I expect Unterbuchner, Nick Kenny, Ryan Hogarth, Ross Montgomery, Derk Telnekes, Cody Harris, Martin Adams, Darryl Fitton to be among those challenging for top 16. Outside chance to Paul Hogan, Thibault Tricole and Justin Thompson (if he does well at the 4 events he's playing in Europe next month). There may well be others.
Point is, most of the big point scoring events are still to come - Denmark weekend (A+ and A), Welsh weekend (A+ and A), England Open and National (A+ and B), England Classic weekend (A+ and C), British Open and Classic (A+ and A), Belfry and Bruge Opens (A and B), and Swedish Open weekend (A and D) - it is far too early to judge qualifiers yet. By the time the England Open weekend is done and dusted the picture will clearer for some. At the moment, I would say only the top 4 or 5 have already qualified for the Worlds.
Sorry, forgot McKinstry if he plays enough events