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Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:34 pm

England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands will compete in the 6 nations this weekend.

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Group 1: Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Group 2: Netherlands, England and Northern Ireland

Men
Group 1: Ireland, Netherlands and Northern Ireland
Group 2: Scotland, England and Wales

John Lokken, National team manager of the Dutch team: "The Six Nations Cup is one of the hardest country tournaments to win, partly due to the format of the game and because all countries have their strongest team. Two years ago in Ireland we came no further than third place and last year in Wales we were defeated in the final by the English. This year I think we have an experienced team with Veenstra, Mandigers, Sparidaans, Kleermaker and Landman, but also a team where everyone shows that they are in shape. That is why we have only set one goal this year and that is for the championship in England."

The ladies team is exactly the same as last year. A logical choice, since De Graaf, Zijlstra and Prins dominated the ranking season for the ladies this year. They ended well above the others and dragged in all ranking titles. In addition, they are the three highest ranked players in the BDO Ranking with De Graaf in second place, Prins in sixth place and Zijlstra in place 10.

This year the Dutch teams will play for a good cause. All won prize money from the singles tournament will be handed over to KiKa. "We think it's important that children can exercise carefree and that's why we like to contribute to the destruction of this terrible disease", says Niels de Ruiter, director of the Dutch Darts Association.

The Six Nations is seen as one of the most heavily occupied tournaments in the country circuit, where England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland participate alongside the Netherlands. The Dutch gentlemen managed to win the tournament once. This was in 2013 in our own country. The Dutch ladies have never succeeded so far. The Six Nations Cup has been organized since 2002 whereby the six countries are divided into two groups and will be played in a round robin system (men's 25 legs, ladies 9 legs). This year the tournament will be held from 22 to 24 June in Selsey in England.

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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby ChrisW » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:00 pm

Looking at the England Darts 6 nations page. Shocking updates.

http://www.englanddarts.co.uk/6%20nations.htm

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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby MancheStar » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:54 am

Tournaments like this come across absolutely dire I won’t be watching any of it. Nobody apart from people on forums will be tuning in to this.

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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby BlueSpark » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:02 am

I'll be watching.
Looking forward to it.
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Postby Ginge » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:16 am

BlueSpark wrote:I'll be watching.
Looking forward to it.
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby nikkiboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:40 am

If I'm home I'll watch, it's darts after all.
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby BlueSpark » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:41 am

Is this the one they play the dead legs in?
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby nikkiboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:42 am

Think so
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby BlueSpark » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:47 am

These one leg matches are a brilliant watch.
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby oche balboa » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:39 am

MancheStar wrote:Tournaments like this come across absolutely dire I won’t be watching any of it. Nobody apart from people on forums will be tuning in to this.


Really? You think
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby Ginge » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:58 am

England vs Panama on at the same time as the ladies semi finals, which isnt the worst scheduling in the world :D
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby Garry Murphy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:08 am

MancheStar wrote:Tournaments like this come across absolutely dire I won’t be watching any of it. Nobody apart from people on forums will be tuning in to this.



countdown to you being accused of "attacking the edo"
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby BlueSpark » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:19 am

Looking forward to quality like this

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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby nikkiboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:20 am

Ginge wrote:England vs Panama on at the same time as the ladies semi finals, which isnt the worst scheduling in the world :D

You'd have thought that the BBC would have known better, still it's their loss if no-one tunes into the football.
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby Ginge » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:25 am

BlueSpark wrote:Looking forward to quality like this

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Ah yes, the watercooler. Surely the star of the event last time around.
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:59 am

BlueSpark wrote:Looking forward to quality like this

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Please tell me you've photoshopped those.......

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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby nikkiboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:04 am

Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:
BlueSpark wrote:Looking forward to quality like this

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Please tell me you've photoshopped those.......

Yes, it was only 12 scored in the second pic
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby Ginge » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 am

A great way of finishing 31 though, well played.
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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:10 am

Source: Dartsnews

England
– Scott Mitchell (captain), Daniel Day, Dennis Harbour, Nigel Heydon, Mark McGeeney
– Data Hedman (captain), Fallon Sherrock, Lorraine Winstanley

Ireland
– Keith Geraghty, Martin Heneghan, James Landy, Michael Meaney, Shane O’Hara, John O’Shea
– Robyn Byrne, Teresa Maher, Olive McIntyre, Ann Redmond

Netherlands
– Martijn Kleermaker, Chris Landman, Willem Mandigers, Jeffrey Sparidaans, Richard Veenstra
– Aileen de Graaf, Anca Zijlstra, Vanessa Zuidema

Northern Ireland
– Kyle McKinstry (captain), Gavin Carlin, Gary Elliott, Chris Gilliland, Daniel McDonald
– Kayleigh O’Neill (captain), Margaret Coulter, Grace Crane

Scotland
– Alan Soutar (captain), Euan Callander, Ryan Hogarth, Colin Miller, Ross Montgomery
– Emily Davidson, Lorraine Hyde, Susanna McGimpsey

Wales
– Mark Layton (captain), Steve Alker, Nick Kenny, Arwyn Morris, Jim Williams
– Rhian O’Sullivan (captain), Rhian Griffiths, Chris Savvery

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Re: Six Nations - 22-24 June 2018

Postby Ginge » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:13 am

Why do the Irish men and women have one more than the others?
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