WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

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WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby London Eye » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:33 am

A cross code event? PDC ladies Vs BDO ladies? Who would be in it? Who would run it? Who would televise it? Who would pay to watch it? Would it be great?

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Ginge » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:37 am

She just wants a ladies group stage event, I would guess.

Luckily for her, one already exists.
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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby devosteve » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:33 am

Hearing that there at credible rumours that the pdc are looking at trying again with ladies darts (not just the wc slots).
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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Skewball » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:04 am

devosteve wrote:Hearing that there at credible rumours that the pdc are looking at trying again with ladies darts (not just the wc slots).


I hope so as I'm sure it would be easy to bolt on a tour on Pro Tour Weekends. With fields of 128 they are quite managable weekends and there is scope to stick on two extra events - FRiday eve and maybe Sunday morning. Ive said this before and it just so easy and low cost for PDC to bolt this on, even with a bit of decent prize money.

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby devosteve » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:07 am

Wonder if bag carrier will comment on this?

Guess Paul won't!
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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby ChrisW » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:16 am

Q. Also do you think that the PDC/BDO should look at potentially adding ladies such as yourself who are current major champions into the Grand Slam of Darts?

A. I would love to play in the grand slam, I also think a lot of fans would like to see some ladies play in it. Maybe they could have a ladies grand slam wouldn’t that be great.

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Skewball » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:20 am

PDC could tie up the women's game easily:

Tour - Pro tour Bolt-on
1 x Grand Slam place
2 x WC place
1 x 'Matchplay' women only major (probably not call it a WC if they are invited to the main WC). Unlikely to be on TV but could be streamed.

Job done.

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Skewball » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:26 am

Hi Paul, :WWWW:

If you could get the ball rolling on FB about the latest rumours coming from TSOD towers that would be great please:

1/ PDC doing somethign with Ladies darts and;
2/ Des taking over from TT if fails in BDO

don't forget to call us mongs and twats as usual please.

cheers

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Ginge » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:28 am

He will probably just start a discussion taking the piss out of you spelling "something" wrong, instead :WWWW: :WWWW:

Then again I would be disappointed if the Official TSoD Discussion FB Page don't discuss this news.
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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Skewball » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:30 am

Ginge wrote:He will probably just start a discussion taking the piss out of you spelling "something" wrong, instead :WWWW: :WWWW:


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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby devosteve » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:10 am

What about a ladies only comp (call it what you like) that could be run in the daytime (afternoons) at the wintergardens (when the matchplay is on) say from Tuesday to Thursday. Offer cut price tickets, say £10. A lot of folk in Blackpool. A lot of darts fans there. would they shift some? I think possibly.

Building already set up. Stream it.

have the ladies final before the men's on a Sunday night. What an incentive for the ladies.

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby nikkiboy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:50 am

Only the top 8 of the ladies is actually worth televising and sometimes that could be cut to the top 4 (semis & final).
The benefit that the PDC has is that they can easily attract extra sponsorship for the ladies games but it all comes down to how they market it and how serious they are about ladies darts. If as we suspect they are attempting to become the governing body of the sport then they have to pay attention to ladies darts.
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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Zapp Brannigan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:20 pm

Skewball wrote:PDC could tie up the women's game easily:

Tour - Pro tour Bolt-on
1 x Grand Slam place
2 x WC place
1 x 'Matchplay' women only major (probably not call it a WC if they are invited to the main WC). Unlikely to be on TV but could be streamed.

Job done.


Personally

Ladies tour bolted on to challenge tour. Ladies can do both if they wish

Top 2 ladies get tour card, number 1 gets a world championship spot along side 2 qualifiers

Top 8 get free entry to qschool

Any women in the pro tour can do the ladies tour so long as they are not in the top 64 ( same as development tour)

Give them a grand slam place and give them a major tournament alongside another event.

Give them a Euro tour event

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Zeyes » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:42 pm

Skewball wrote:
devosteve wrote:Hearing that there at credible rumours that the pdc are looking at trying again with ladies darts (not just the wc slots).


I hope so as I'm sure it would be easy to bolt on a tour on Pro Tour Weekends. With fields of 128 they are quite managable weekends and there is scope to stick on two extra events - FRiday eve and maybe Sunday morning. Ive said this before and it just so easy and low cost for PDC to bolt this on, even with a bit of decent prize money.

How many credible players would actually be playing such events? The PDC getting involved with women's darts wouldn't change the fact that there's little depth to speak of in the women's game, and a lot of the depth that does exist consists of players who won't travel much.

And then there's the inevitable whining if the PDC did run women's events alongside the Pro Tour tournaments and asked them to pay entry fees while the men get to play the same weekends for free... For that reason alone it's probably better to put women's tournaments on the Challenge Tour schedule instead.

Zapp Brannigan wrote:Any women in the pro tour can do the ladies tour so long as they are not in the top 64 ( same as development tour)

It's actually been top 32 for the last several years already.

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:42 am

What happened to the old Ladies darts should not be near TV?

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Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby craigmc » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 am

It shouldn't. But organisations have to be seen to be non discriminatory. Look at BBC and Sky at pains to add on female pundits to the football comms even if they have little personality? This move will not make a lot of money but it will impact whats left of BDO. Win Win for PDC

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Re: RE: Re: WHat is Lisa Ashton on about?

Postby Skewball » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55 am

ChrisW wrote:What happened to the old Ladies darts should not be near TV?
Nothing. The odd woman in the WC or GSOD is enough


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