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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby teddybreak » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:29 pm

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teddybreak wrote:Kyle Anderson isn't really having his best year, is he? His throwing style looks really ragged right now.

Another 1 who has changed his darts. Can’t understand this guys trying to fix something that’s not broken

Just out of curiosity do the players get a a percentage from every set of darts they sell?



In general I don't think so. My guess is they are equipped with slightly differing sets, or even new setups and they get a fixed sum for that or even because it's pre-determined in a contract. The big(ger) names that is.

Our Dutch commentator has worked closely with Max Hopp to set him up with darts that fit him best (in theory), but I doubt all players are going through that kind of thorough process to end up with a new set that actually is an improvement. Most players just go and try new darts in practice, generally when they're not getting their best results and think it's because of 'bad' equipment.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby teddybreak » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:32 pm

Having said that, my interest in these tournaments is really low this year. Can't even be bothered to watch the summary most of the times. Wouldn't Oceania/South-East asia be better off with an actual big tournament being held over there?

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby WizardofozFan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:17 pm

teddybreak wrote:Having said that, my interest in these tournaments is really low this year. Can't even be bothered to watch the summary most of the times. Wouldn't Oceania/South-East asia be better off with an actual big tournament being held over there?


I get what you mean, the delayed coverage and the fact that it doesn't matter as much as the 9 or so TV majors are both factors of course. Doesn't mean to say we haven't had some explosive, high-quality contests, and so many different winners is only a good thing for the game. Lots of the Oceanic qualifiers have done themselves proud too - Raymond Smith, Damon Heta & Mark McGrath all picking up upset wins, while Heta, Ben Robb & John Hurring all forced deciding legs in three of their games.

It is necessary & important to visit USA, Asia & Australasia, doesn't mean we have to watch all the coverage!

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby WizardofozFan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:25 pm

Ginge wrote:No, he shat himself. I've already told you this.


Did MVG do the same today then? Losing seven straight legs as Rob Cross comes back superbly to claim the title?

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Postby Ginge » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:49 pm

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Ginge wrote:No, he shat himself. I've already told you this.


Did MVG do the same today then? Losing seven straight legs as Rob Cross comes back superbly to claim the title?


Wow. You have really taken my criticism of your hero the other week to heart haven't you? :D

In summary though: yes, MvG shat himself just like Whitlock did. Hope this helps.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby devosteve » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:54 pm

So is the cadby story true or false?

Reckon it was exaggerated.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ssjsa » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:13 pm

That's me just finished watching the final, having put the final day Sky+.

Whilst the WSOD is really an exhibition event, for me, it it is a hugely important one in both showcasing the PDC, and developing the overseas markets.

Also for those who espouse the same players/winners bullshit, Rob Cross is the 6th different winner in the 6 WSOD tournaments so far.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ChrisW » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:13 pm

devosteve wrote:So is the cadby story true or false?

Reckon it was exaggerated.

Why would a darts player be walking with two coppers leaving a venue?

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Re: RE: Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby WizardofozFan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:53 pm

Ginge wrote:
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Ginge wrote:No, he shat himself. I've already told you this.


Did MVG do the same today then? Losing seven straight legs as Rob Cross comes back superbly to claim the title?


Wow. You have really taken my criticism of your hero the other week to heart haven't you? :D

In summary though: yes, MvG shat himself just like Whitlock did. Hope this helps.


Well at least you're consistent. Albeit in my view, consistently wrong. Today Cross too good for van Gerwen.

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Re: RE: Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:36 am

WizardofozFan wrote:
Ginge wrote:
WizardofozFan wrote:
Ginge wrote:No, he shat himself. I've already told you this.


Did MVG do the same today then? Losing seven straight legs as Rob Cross comes back superbly to claim the title?


Wow. You have really taken my criticism of your hero the other week to heart haven't you? :D

In summary though: yes, MvG shat himself just like Whitlock did. Hope this helps.


Well at least you're consistent. Albeit in my view, consistently wrong. Today Cross too good for van Gerwen.

You can't argue with that. Just too good in those last 7 legs. Obvs didn't watch as per.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby devosteve » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:16 am

ChrisW wrote:
devosteve wrote:So is the cadby story true or false?

Reckon it was exaggerated.

Why would a darts player be walking with two coppers leaving a venue?


According to the other report he was escorted away to defuse a situation. Cops with him to stop folks giving him verbal abuse..

If he was having a fist fight with fans surely no one will cover that up.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:39 am

devosteve wrote:
ChrisW wrote:
devosteve wrote:So is the cadby story true or false?

Reckon it was exaggerated.

Why would a darts player be walking with two coppers leaving a venue?


According to the other report he was escorted away to defuse a situation. Cops with him to stop folks giving him verbal abuse..

If he was having a fist fight with fans surely no one will cover that up.

Why not take him to player's room then.

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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ssjsa » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:56 pm

ROD HARRINGTON has praised the impact of the World Series of Darts after another terrific year of events continued the growth of darts around the globe.

A highly competitive tour saw six different champions crowned at six tournaments played in five countries, while regional representatives enjoyed their best year ever.

Dawson Murschell, Royden Lam, Mark McGrath, Damon Heta, Raymond Smith and Corey Cadby all recorded memorable wins over the PDC's top stars, and Harrington believes this is just the start of the sport's global expansion.

They're not scared of the likes of Michael van Gerwen anymore

"The set-up that the PDC has got worldwide now is going to breed better and better players," said Harrington.

"That's exactly what's happening, they're not scared of the likes of Michael van Gerwen anymore.

"They get up and they are playing that dartboard on the big stage. It goes back to the systems in place on our youth tour, our Challenge Tour and our ProTour."

Rob Cross' 11-6 victory over Van Gerwen in Brisbane last weekend ensured a different winner at every event for the first time on the World Series since the opening two events in 2013.

The win was Cross' first on television since being crowned World Champion in January and was another reminder of the Hastings thrower's meteoric rise since taking his first steps on the PDC circuit as an amateur little over two years ago.

"Having six different winners is testament to the PDC circuit - it's breeding really tough players that can play at the top on the big stage," Harrington added.

"For the last 18 months Van Gerwen has started to dominate, but now he's not which makes it better for the game.

"He'll come back, we know that. He played really well in Auckland but in Melbourne and Brisbane he certainly wasn't on his A-game.

"When people got in front of him he didn't have that extra gear to get back, and when he did get in front at times he was letting people back in the game. That's not Van Gerwen."

The World Series of Darts Finals will be held from November 2-4 at the Multiversum in Schwechat, Vienna, Austria. For tickets, visit the PDC Europe website.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ssjsa » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:35 pm

Saw this posted on Twitter by statistician Carl Fletcher.

Overview of the #WSOD tournament 3DA. It shows the overall 3DA per World Series event, for the 8 PDC players & local qualifiers & the differences between them. The 8 PDC players combined lowest 3DA was at the NZ event. The closeness to the Matchplay probably significant.
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby ssjsa » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:13 pm

THE 2018 bwin World Series of Darts Finals will feature the six winners of this year's global events alongside players from around the world and four qualifiers.

Vienna's Multiversum will host the World Series of Darts Finals from November 2-4 as a 24-player field competes for a £250,000 prize fund.

The top eight players from the World Series Order of Merit following the year's six global events qualify by right.

That means reigning champion Michael van Gerwen - a winner in Auckland this year - qualifies alongside fellow 2018 champions Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Michael Smith and Mensur Suljovic.

In addition, Raymond van Barneveld and Simon Whitlock also qualify from the World Series Order of Merit.

The top four non-qualified players from the PDC Order of Merit following October's World Grand Prix will also compete in Vienna, alongside a further eight invited players from the World Series Order of Merit.

The final four places in the 24-player field will be taken by players in the PDC Tour Card Holders' Qualifier in Barnsley on Friday October 19.

"The World Series of Darts tour was more open than ever in 2018 with six different winners from our worldwide events, and our end-of-season Finals promises to be a fabulous weekend," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn. 

"Alongside the great competition between the sport's top players, we've seen a continued improvement in the standard of our regional representatives in North America, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

"It will be fantastic to see them given a further opportunity in Vienna in November for what promises to be a festival of darts showcasing the ever-increasing global talent."

Dutch star Van Gerwen has won the World Series of Darts Finals for the past three years, defeating Peter Wright twice ahead of his 2017 triumph over Gary Anderson.

Dutch Darts Championship winner Ian White has joined Daryl Gurney, Dave Chisnall and James Wade as provisional qualifiers from the PDC Order of Merit following his European Tour success on Sunday.

Those places will be finalised following next month's World Grand Prix, giving other players the chance to move themselves up the main PDC Order of Merit standings.

The invited players from the World Series Order of Merit are set to include Belgian ace Dimitri Van den Bergh, who was May's German Darts Masters runner-up, and Australian aces Kyle Anderson, Corey Cadby, Damon Heta and Raymond Smith.

Welsh duo Gerwyn Price and Jamie Lewis and Canadian youngster Dawson Murschell are also in line to compete in Vienna based on current standings.

Tickets for the bwin World Series of Darts Finals are available via www.pdc-europe.tv/tickets.

The bwin World Series of Darts Finals will be broadcast live on ITV4, as well as worldwide through the PDC's international broadcast partners.

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Current Provisional Field
Top Eight from World Series Order of Merit
(Seeded & Enter in Round Two)
1 Peter Wright
2 Rob Cross
3 Michael van Gerwen
4 Gary Anderson
5 Michael Smith
6 Raymond van Barneveld
7 Mensur Suljovic
8 Simon Whitlock

Top four non-qualified players from PDC Order of Merit following World Grand Prix
Currently: Daryl Gurney, Dave Chisnall, James Wade, Ian White

Eight Invited Players from World Series Order of Merit
Currently: Dimitri Van den Bergh, Kyle Anderson, Gerwyn Price, Corey Cadby, Damon Heta, Raymond Smith, Jamie Lewis, Dawson Murschell
NB: Players tied on points on the World Series Order of Merit are separated (where applicable) by PDC Order of Merit ranking.

Four players from Tour Card Holders' qualifier
Friday October 19, Barnsley Metrodome
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Re: 2018 WSOD

Postby oche balboa » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:45 pm

Damon Heta has done well, Its a better move from the PDC to decrease the amount of qualifiers
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