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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Ginge » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:30 am

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby phil davies » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:14 am

Really stupid that they don’t have an event in Japan anymore. Hopefully Royden can beat Smith too.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Jellyboy Chinton » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:03 pm

The World Series is a joke, just looking after the top boys while the loyal rank and file sit at home on their arses waiting for the next lot of crumbs to fall from the top table.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Black Velvet » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:09 pm

Is that you, Justin?

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Garry Murphy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:45 pm

Gerwen Price (102.49) 6 - 2 (81.62) Yuanjun Liu
James Wade (103.66) 6 - 0 (67.82) Hai Long Chen
Rob Cross (98.02) 6 - 0 (82.90) Cheng An Liu
Peter Wright (97.19) 6 - 3 (88.89) Seigo Asada
Michael Smith (98.02) 6-0 (78.83) Xiaochen Zong
Daryl Gurney (94.23) 6-1 (82.28) Lourence Ilagen
Michael van Gerwen (104.02) 6 - 1 (81.81) Lihao Wen
Gary Anderson (97.23) 5 - 6 (86.27) Royden Lam

Royden Lam (93.23) 5 - 8 (91.43) Micheal Smith
Michael van Gerwen (99.24) 8 -5 (89.37) Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross (106.23) 8 - 3 (99.21) James Wade
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Garry Murphy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:36 pm

MVG loses for the third time this year in the world series.

Lost to Dimitri, wade and now Michael Smith
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Bram_1900 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:29 pm

MvG is gone. Matter of time before he drops out of the top 10

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Garry Murphy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:37 pm

Gerwen Price (102.49) 6 - 2 (81.62) Yuanjun Liu
James Wade (103.66) 6 - 0 (67.82) Hai Long Chen
Rob Cross (98.02) 6 - 0 (82.90) Cheng An Liu
Peter Wright (97.19) 6 - 3 (88.89) Seigo Asada
Michael Smith (98.02) 6-0 (78.83) Xiaochen Zong
Daryl Gurney (94.23) 6-1 (82.28) Lourence Ilagen
Michael van Gerwen (104.02) 6 - 1 (81.81) Lihao Wen
Gary Anderson (97.23) 5 - 6 (86.27) Royden Lam

Royden Lam (93.23) 5 - 8 (91.43) Micheal Smith
Michael van Gerwen (99.24) 8 -5 (89.37) Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross (106.23) 8 - 3 (99.21) James Wade
Peter Wright (90.58) 8 - 7 (89.49) Gerwen Price

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Michael Smith (92.98) 8 - 4 (93.22) Michael van Gerwen
Rob Cross (94.48) 8 - 5 (96.37) Peter Wright

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Michael Smith -v- Rob Cross
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby DavidOwen67 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:56 pm

Jellyboy Chinton wrote:The World Series is a joke, just looking after the top boys while the loyal rank and file sit at home on their arses waiting for the next lot of crumbs to fall from the top table.


Is this Robson/Thelad1985/Tgmiveld/Minion Mark's new multiple?

The post bears some of his characteristic traits. Be a shame if he's been rumbled on Day 1 after just 3 posts.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Ginge » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:04 pm

Nah it's London Eye, think he got a suspension yesterday or the day before.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby DavidOwen67 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Ginge wrote:Nah it's London Eye, think he got a suspension yesterday or the day before.

So suspend the new account.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby BlueSpark » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:09 pm

DavidOwen67 wrote:
Ginge wrote:Nah it's London Eye, think he got a suspension yesterday or the day before.

So suspend the new account.


Ha, first I've heard of it.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby SAFC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:13 pm

Glad Bully Boy won today had been a bit iffy since the premier league so good to see him get back in form in time for the matchplay MVG just dosn't take the world series seriously only saw the first 2 games today then went to watch Sunderland get a last min draw with Hartlepool :-(

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Chef from Sweden » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 pm

Nice to see there's still a chance of an English dude winning

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ssjsa » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Only just watched the final on Sky+.

Good to see Bullyboy win this, following up his PL final.

Could this be the year, that we finally see Michael live up to his potential.

That's three events played in this year's WSOD and Mighty Mike won none thus far.
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2018 WSOD

Postby malcy93 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:47 pm

I guess the PDC pay for the players flights and accommodation, but do they also pay appearance money.

If so as #1 MvG is probably on most along with Cross as World Champion. May explain why not really interested in these if already got a big chunk of cash just for turning up.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby SAFC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:38 pm

ssjsa wrote:Only just watched the final on Sky+.

Good to see Bullyboy win this, following up his PL final.

Could this be the year, that we finally see Michael live up to his potential.

That's three events played in this year's WSOD and Mighty Mike won none thus far.


I agree apart from a few poor outings on the euro tour he has been very solid this year think he will struggle over longer format against a mvg or anderson but when its a first to 10 or 11 format he could make his mark

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby SAFC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:39 pm

malcy93 wrote:I guess the PDC pay for the players flights and accommodation, but do they also pay appearance money.

If so as #1 MvG is probably on most along with Cross as World Champion. May explain why not really interested in these if already got a big chunk of cash just for turning up.


Didn't MVG say a couple of years ago he's not a fan of the World Series.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby Lee Taylor » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:01 pm

Like it or loathe it, the World Series is a great way for the PDC to promote their side of the game in all corners of the globe.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ssjsa » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:29 pm

MICHAEL SMITH claimed a maiden World Series of Darts title with an 8-2 victory over Rob Cross in the final of the 21.co.uk Shanghai Darts Masters at the Pullman Hotel Shanghai South on Saturday.

The 2018 Premier League finalist battled past the field to secure the £20,000 top prize and win a first televised title since winning the World Youth Championship in 2013.

Smith followed up his day one whitewash victory over Xiao Chen Zong with a 8-5 win over Royden Lam, who had become the first Asian qualifier in the history of the Shanghai Darts Masters to register a win after his victory over Gary Anderson the night before.

The Semi-Final stage saw Smith end world number one Michael van Gerwen's run as Shanghai Darts Masters Champion with an impressive 8-4 win.

In truth it was a scrappy game between the pair with both averaging just over 90.

The real moment of quality in the match came from Van Gerwen as he took out a 170 finish in the seventh leg, however that was still not enough to deny Smith a place in his first ever World Series final as he went on to secure the win.

The 27-year-old came out the blocks quickly in the final, racing in to a 4-0 lead over Rob Cross, who was making his second final in a week after losing in the decider in Vegas seven days before.

Cross did manage to recover one of the breaks of throw to close the gap to two but a stunning 130 finish from Smith reopened the four leg lead, before the man from St.Helen's secured the final two of the match to seal the win.

The victory gave Smith his tenth senior PDC title and the Englishman spoke of his delight after the final.

“I have just won on stage and it feels amazing. It's my third title of the year and after the Premier League I was getting doubts in my head whether I would get another chance to win a TV title, but I got it today.

“I didn’t play my best, but I was battling all the way, didn’t let my head drop and kept my spirits high.”

Smith now heads to the World Matchplay filled with confidence as he looks to claim another title for his growing collection.

“Two years ago I made a Semi-Final and that was all that was on my record. I didn’t get lucky in the Premier League – I was showing that I could battle, win matches and I finished second. I have a won a Pro Tour, World Series and the next is a major now. If I can do that in a calendar year then I will be happy.”

Rob Cross began the final day of action in style beating James Wade 8-3 with an average of 106 to progress to the last four.

There, the World Champion met Peter Wright where once again Cross would prove too strong for his opponent, coming out an 8-5 winner but ultimately ran out of steam in the final against Smith.

“In fairness, Michael deserved that – I was useless. At the same time, I can’t be disappointed… I felt knackered when I started and come the final I just didn’t have the energy left, I thought I was lucky to hit the dartboard – but fair play to Michael,” said the 27-year-old.

Cross added: “I'm feeling happy with my game at the moment, but today was just about having no energy – there just wasn’t enough there to carry me through.”

The world's top players now head to Blackpool for the start of the BetVictor World Matchplay taking place between 21-29 July before heading Down Under for the final three World Series events in August.

21.co.uk Shanghai Darts Masters
Saturday July 14 (6.30pm local time)
Quarter-Finals
Royden Lam 5-8 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 8-4 Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross 8-3 James Wade
Peter Wright 8-7 Gerwyn Price

Semi Finals
Michael Smith 8-4 Michael Van Gerwen
Rob Cross 8-5 Peter Wright

Final
Michael Smith 8-2 Rob Cross
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