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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by ssjsa » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:50 pm

CHRIS DOBEY believes the Betfred World Matchplay could see him break into the world's elite after effectively securing his Winter Gardens debut.

Having come within a win of his first PDC title in his first big-stage final at the Danish Darts Open last weekend, Dobey cemented his place among the 16 ProTour Qualifiers for July's Blackpool event.

Since reaching the quarter-finals of the 2018 Players Championship Finals, the Geordie has gone on to reach the Last 16 of the World Championship and make his Premier League debut in front of his hometown.

Following his latest success in Copenhagen, Dobey is now determined to continue his climb up the rankings with a strong showing at the World Matchplay.

"Blackpool could definitely be a breakthrough for me, if I do well there it could take me to the next level," said former Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finalist Dobey.

"It's the one tournament I've always wanted to play in so I'm really looking forward to it and I think the long format will suit me.

"After Copenhagen I was played with how I played over the weekend but I was straight back on the practice board on Monday.

"I went there to do the job of securing my place in the World Matchplay, which I did, and I also got a couple of monkeys off my back in beating Gerwyn Price and Ricky Evans for the first time.

"Unfortunately in the final I didn't give Dave [Chisnall] the game I should've done, but that's darts and I'll come back stronger and learn from that."

The Betfred World Matchplay will be held from July 20-28 at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

Broadcast live on Sky Sports, the tournament will see 32 players competing across nine days.
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Post by ssjsa » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:34 pm

Seeds now confirmed.

Every year I post how this could be the best ever Matchplay, and have to say this year is no different.

The PDC Tour qualifiers look really strong and although would like to see at least one of West, Meulenkamp, O'Connor and Hughes to qualify, looks like Keegan Brown is the one most likely to usurp Kyle Anderson out of the final qualifying spot.
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Apologies if i have posted this in the wrong thread or if i am not allowed to do so but i am unable to attend this event due to illness and i have two season tickets for sale. Can i post these up for sale.

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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by ssjsa » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:19 pm

Poolybee34 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Apologies if i have posted this in the wrong thread or if i am not allowed to do so but i am unable to attend this event due to illness and i have two season tickets for sale. Can i post these up for sale.
You already have. :grin:

Had I not been on holiday the 1st two weeks of July, I would have been interested in taking these off your hands.

Presumably you are just looking for face value for the tickets.
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Can we have a screenshot of them please?
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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by ssjsa » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:28 pm

WITH less than four weeks until the start of the 2019 Betfred World Matchplay, we take a look back at ten of the most memorable moments in the tournament's illustrious history.

10. Butler wins first World Matchplay

When the WDC staged the World Matchplay for the first time in 1994, few would have predicted that American Larry Butler would take the title.

Butler defeated Steve Raw, Jerry Umberger, Jocky Wilson and Shayne Burgess to reach the final where he overcame then World Champion Dennis Priestley 16-12 for the £10,000 top prize.

9. Sensational comeback from The Hammer

In the 2011 quarter-finals, Andy Hamilton found himself in a hole against Simon Whitlock, trailing the Australian 8-15 in a race to 16.

Hamilton then produced one of the most remarkable comebacks in darts history, winning nine consecutive legs to claim an unlikely 17-15 victory, sealing the win with a 94 checkout on the bullseye on a memorable night at the Winter Gardens.

8. Taylor at his very best in 2013

Heading into the 2013 event Phil Taylor was seeking a sixth successive title, and the record-breaker duly delivered with one of his finest ever tournament performances.

Taylor produced a string of sensational displays, ending the tournament with a 105.81 average, but his finest display was saved for the final where he averaged 111.23 in defeating his protégé Adrian Lewis 18-13.

7. Lewis and Van Gerwen play out a classic

In reaching the 2013 final, Lewis beat 24-year-old Michael van Gerwen in one of the best games ever seen in Blackpool.

There was much anticipation ahead of the sixth televised meeting between the pair, and they served up a spectacular contest which saw Lewis take an early lead, before the Dutchman pegged him back to lead 15-14.

Back-to-back legs from Lewis saw him go within a leg of the final at 16-15 up, and after Van Gerwen missed double 13 for a 146 finish, Lewis pinned double seven to run out a 17-15 winner.

6. Anderson hits perfection in 2018

Gary Anderson struck a nine-dart leg in his thrilling 19-17 quarter-final victory over Joe Cullen on his way to winning the title for the first time in 2018.

An unforgettable night at the Winter Gardens saw Anderson raise the roof in the fourth leg of his tie with Cullen, but had to survive two missed match darts from Cullen before winning a gripping tie-break.

5. Jaws wins it with a 170

Colin Lloyd entered the 2005 tournament as the world number one and lived up to his status by reaching the final where he faced John Part, who had knocked out reigning champion Phil Taylor in the quarter-finals.

Lloyd sealed an 18-12 win in the best way possible, firing in a roof-raising 170 finish to spark jubilant scenes on another unforgettable night at the Winter Gardens.

4. Taylor's fairytale farewell

An emotional culmination to the 2017 event saw Taylor's last ever game at the Winter Gardens end in an 18-8 victory over Peter Wright as he claimed an incredible 16th World Matchplay title.

The 56-year-old had dominated the history of the tournament, and he said his farewell ahead of his impending retirement in style with a brilliant display.

Having knocked out reigning champion Van Gerwen and former World Champions Raymond van Barneveld and Lewis in reaching to the final, Taylor found another huge performance in the final, averaging 104.24 to reclaim the prestigious trophy.

3. Harrington edges out Baxter in epic final

Rod Harrington and Ronnie Baxter produced an enthralling final at the Winter Gardens in 1998.

At 17-14 down, Harrington was one leg from defeat, but after Baxter missed a dart at double top for the title, Harrington stepped in with a skin-saving 125 checkout to force a tie-break.

Harrington went on to win the next two legs for a 19-17 victory, and he repeated the feat the following year in his defeat of Peter Manley for back-to-back titles.

2. MvG hits nine-darter with Freddie in the commentary box

Van Gerwen landed the fourth nine-darter in the tournament's history in his Last 16 win over Steve Beaton in 2012, with the moment made extra-special by England cricket legend Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff.

Flintoff could barely contain himself alongside Harrington and John Gwynne in the Sky Sports commentary box, as Van Gerwen landed his first nine-darter live on UK TV as he went on to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

1. Taylor lands first televised PDC nine-darter

Eight years on from the formation of the PDC, no player had hit a perfect leg on TV.

Step forward Phil Taylor, who on August 1 2002 made history with the PDC's first televised nine-dart finish in his 16-7 quarter-final defeat of Chris Mason.

After pocketing the £100,000 prize for the feat, Taylor went on to beat John Lowe and John Part to win his fifth title.
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Post by ssjsa » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:40 pm

My abiding memories of watching the Matchplay on TV in the early days were definitely Evison beating Taylor and going on to win the title in 1996 and the walk ons of Jamie Harvey.

Best moment watching live in the Winter Gardens was definitely Ando beating Adrian Lewis 16-8 in the quarter final on the Friday night in 2014. Was seated on the balcony and this was the only time I ever in the venuethat I struggled with the heat. The Saturday night would have even better had Gary not lost 17-15 to Taylor in the semi final.
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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by Poolybee34 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:46 pm

ssjsa wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Poolybee34 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Apologies if i have posted this in the wrong thread or if i am not allowed to do so but i am unable to attend this event due to illness and i have two season tickets for sale. Can i post these up for sale.
You already have. :grin:

Had I not been on holiday the 1st two weeks of July, I would have been interested in taking these off your hands.

Presumably you are just looking for face value for the tickets.
I paid £525 for them but would take £450

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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by BlueSpark » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 pm

Poolybee34 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:46 pm
ssjsa wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Poolybee34 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Apologies if i have posted this in the wrong thread or if i am not allowed to do so but i am unable to attend this event due to illness and i have two season tickets for sale. Can i post these up for sale.
You already have. :grin:

Had I not been on holiday the 1st two weeks of July, I would have been interested in taking these off your hands.

Presumably you are just looking for face value for the tickets.
I paid £525 for them but would take £450
A screenshot of them please
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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by Poolybee34 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:55 pm

BlueSpark wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Poolybee34 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:46 pm
ssjsa wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Poolybee34 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Apologies if i have posted this in the wrong thread or if i am not allowed to do so but i am unable to attend this event due to illness and i have two season tickets for sale. Can i post these up for sale.
You already have. :grin:

Had I not been on holiday the 1st two weeks of July, I would have been interested in taking these off your hands.

Presumably you are just looking for face value for the tickets.
I paid £525 for them but would take £450
A screenshot of them please
How do i put a screen shot up.

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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by Poolybee34 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:56 pm

BlueSpark wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Poolybee34 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:46 pm
ssjsa wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Poolybee34 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Apologies if i have posted this in the wrong thread or if i am not allowed to do so but i am unable to attend this event due to illness and i have two season tickets for sale. Can i post these up for sale.
You already have. :grin:

Had I not been on holiday the 1st two weeks of July, I would have been interested in taking these off your hands.

Presumably you are just looking for face value for the tickets.
I paid £525 for them but would take £450
A screenshot of them please

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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

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Lovely, thanks.
Just in case members think this is a scam.
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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

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BlueSpark wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Lovely, thanks.
Just in case members think this is a scam.
You might have now made it a scam.

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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by ChrisW » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:05 pm

Never post tickets with barcodes online!
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Re: PDC World Matchplay 20th - 28th July 2019- Blackpool

Post by BlueSpark » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:17 pm

Thanks Columbo
Have deleted it. Surely best to prove that the tickets are genuine when you are a new poster and may be receiving nearly a monkey from another member which may be fraudulently pocketed?
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