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WDT 2018 - the post mortem

Postby Ginge » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:16 am

Now it's over, it is time to reflect, yes there may have been some decent matches and the standard perhaps not as bad as could be expected, but surely the event in its current form (with absolutely pitiful crowds) is unsustainable for the future.

Thoughts please. Who is to blame for this? Will Des be thrown under the bus for pushing ahead with it?
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Postby nikkiboy » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:31 am

Every member of the board are culpable for the attendance and lack of a money sponsor. However, that aside this tournament has been a great watch. Camera work and production not on a par with ITV/ch4 but that's a small thing that bothered only us geeks.
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Postby Ginge » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:45 am

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From the other thread.
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Postby Black Velvet » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:49 am

Agree with the OP, excellent matches throughout.

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Postby daveboygreen » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:52 am

nikkiboy wrote:Every member of the board are culpable for the attendance and lack of a money sponsor. However, that aside this tournament has been a great watch. Camera work and production not on a par with ITV/ch4 but that's a small thing that bothered only us geeks.


Its Ok Nick, The df boys will all chip in to save the event next year when Pauly gets the begging bowl out :grin: :grin:

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Postby Skewball » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:24 am

The players did well and as well as they could under the conditions. As usual it shows that there are a handful of BDO players (bear in mind these were the elite of the BDO system) who would do very very well in the PDC. But there is nothing new here and despite the trolling on here pretty much everyone agrees with this.

BUt, was the event worth yoghurting nearly £100k of BDO cash on it? Well no, ever in a million years. Even the hardened BDO fan boys on here have said many times in the past loss making vanity tournaments should not go ahead.
For that reason alone this event should have never gone ahead. It was an embarrassment and which is why they will never get decent sponsors and/or decent TV coverage. After watching the event they will run a mile.
In every measurable way the event was an abject failure. (Even taking into account that the BDO has lots of good dart players - that is not the issue here)

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Postby DavidB » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:32 am

Skewball, there are many many players who did nowt in the BDO who have done well in the PDC. Different conditions, challenges, etc people can thrive!

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Postby Ginge » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:34 am

DavidB wrote:Skewball, there are many many players who did nowt in the BDO who have done well in the PDC


And vice versa, of course...
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Postby Skewball » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:34 am

DavidB wrote:Skewball, there are many many players who did nowt in the BDO who have done well in the PDC. Different conditions, challenges, etc people can thrive!


FFS, I 100% agree, I would never suggest differently. :darts

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Postby Paddy McGinty » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:35 am

Great little comp, enjoyable to watch. I think a lot of people wished they hadn't listened to the trolls on forums and social media and made the effort to go now after watching it.
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Postby Skewball » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:40 am

Paddy McGinty wrote:Great little comp, enjoyable to watch. I think a lot of people wished they hadn't listened to the trolls on forums and social media and made the effort to go now after watching it.


worth the £80-£100k of members money ?
Should the other events/BDO Income subsidise this event as they seem to have done in the last year or two, or should the money be spent on Grass Roots Darts/Youth etc?

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Postby TheSandman » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:42 am

Paddy McGinty wrote:Great little comp, enjoyable to watch. I think a lot of people wished they hadn't listened to the trolls on forums and social media and made the effort to go now after watching it.



Nothing to do with trolls


Venue was too far away or tickets were too expensive going by the comments on fanatics.

How many sessions did you attend?

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Postby Skewball » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:43 am

Those comments on Fanatics were bonkers, anyone who thinks the tickets were too expensive needs their head examined

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Postby Ginge » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:44 am

Too far away ffs, Preston is next to two motorways and is on the West Coast rail mainline. Much easier to get to than Barry Island and the crowd there looked better.

Was a tenner for a stands ticket and they would have dragged you forward, how cheap do you actually want the bloody tickets?
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Postby Paddy McGinty » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:47 am

TheSandman wrote:
Paddy McGinty wrote:Great little comp, enjoyable to watch. I think a lot of people wished they hadn't listened to the trolls on forums and social media and made the effort to go now after watching it.



Nothing to do with trolls


Venue was too far away or tickets were too expensive going by the comments on fanatics.

How many sessions did you attend?

Of course it was, weeks of negativity, shouts for it to be cancelled contributed to the low ticket sales, the tickets were actually very reasonable. We were going to go but people got scared of losing their cash in case the event got called off. The low attendance had a lot to do with trolls.....
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Postby Ginge » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:48 am

Paddy, you have used these lines before, new material needed. Maybe give the Robson account a try.
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Postby Paddy McGinty » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:50 am

Ginge wrote:Too far away ffs, Preston is next to two motorways and is on the West Coast rail mainline. Much easier to get to than Barry Island and the crowd there looked better.

Was a tenner for a stands ticket and they would have dragged you forward, how cheap do you actually want the bloody tickets?


Exactly Ginge, making my case even clearer. The money you and your cronies have cost the BDO and all who play within it's boundaries is inexcusable.
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Postby Skewball » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:50 am

Paddy McGinty wrote:
TheSandman wrote:
Paddy McGinty wrote:Great little comp, enjoyable to watch. I think a lot of people wished they hadn't listened to the trolls on forums and social media and made the effort to go now after watching it.



Nothing to do with trolls


Venue was too far away or tickets were too expensive going by the comments on fanatics.

How many sessions did you attend?

Of course it was, weeks of negativity, shouts for it to be cancelled contributed to the low ticket sales, the tickets were actually very reasonable. We were going to go but people got scared of losing their cash in case the event got called off. The low attendance had a lot to do with trolls.....



:DDD: :DDD: Even for your Paddy persona this is desperate. Everyone knows you are laughing as you type this nonsense! I would shift to your Robson persona permanently if I was you.

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Re: WDT 2018 - the post mortem

Postby TheSandman » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:50 am

Paddy McGinty wrote:
TheSandman wrote:
Paddy McGinty wrote:Great little comp, enjoyable to watch. I think a lot of people wished they hadn't listened to the trolls on forums and social media and made the effort to go now after watching it.



Nothing to do with trolls


Venue was too far away or tickets were too expensive going by the comments on fanatics.

How many sessions did you attend?

Of course it was, weeks of negativity, shouts for it to be cancelled contributed to the low ticket sales, the tickets were actually very reasonable. We were going to go but people got scared of losing their cash in case the event got called off. The low attendance had a lot to do with trolls.....


Delousional

The poor tickets sales were all down to the board, they should have went on sale late 2017, not 7 weeks before the event.

You can blame 5 people of a niche darts forum but it’s all down the fabulous BDO board.

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Re: WDT 2018 - the post mortem

Postby Paddy McGinty » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:51 am

Ginge wrote:Paddy, you have used these lines before, new material needed. Maybe give the Robson account a try.


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