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More money for the Matchplay

Post by Matt Towell » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:33 pm

Hi guys,
Had a brilliant time in Blackpool the best yet, even tho the standard of darts was slightly down. In the bars the PDC staff said they’re going to announce that next years Matchplay will be 150,000 to the winner and a 600,000 prize fund. Strength to strength I think.

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by Ginge » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:39 pm

Welcome to the forum and all that, but the PDC dont man the bars, the venue does. Unless you meant the room downstairs where there is also a bar (and food) located

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by ChrisW » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Ginge wrote:Welcome to the forum and all that, but the PDC dont man the bars, the venue does. Unless you meant the room downstairs where there is also a bar (and food) located
Are they not allowed to have a beer after.

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by Ginge » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:57 pm

ChrisW wrote:
Ginge wrote:Welcome to the forum and all that, but the PDC dont man the bars, the venue does. Unless you meant the room downstairs where there is also a bar (and food) located
Are they not allowed to have a beer after.
Way I read it was the people serving him who told him. But maybe I read it wrong.

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by Black Velvet » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:11 pm

Yeah nah, a bone

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by The Jolly Man » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:25 pm

Whoever said it every possibility that it will happen. The way the Worlds has had the fund increased the PDC need to address the in balance across the majors for the purpose of the OOM.

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by el_ringo » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:42 pm

The Jolly Man wrote:Whoever said it every possibility that it will happen. The way the Worlds has had the fund increased the PDC need to address the in balance across the majors for the purpose of the OOM.
I wonder if they could also expand the field in the Matchplay as there is plenty of room to add on some extra afternoon sessions

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by Black Velvet » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:54 pm

The Jolly Man wrote:Whoever said it every possibility that it will happen. The way the Worlds has had the fund increased the PDC need to address the in balance across the majors for the purpose of the OOM.
Maybe they should switch to a points based system.

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by Ginge » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:54 pm

Black Velvet wrote:
The Jolly Man wrote:Whoever said it every possibility that it will happen. The way the Worlds has had the fund increased the PDC need to address the in balance across the majors for the purpose of the OOM.
Maybe they should switch to a points based system.
Can you explain the points system, please?

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by nikkiboy » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:59 pm

Black Velvet wrote:
The Jolly Man wrote:Whoever said it every possibility that it will happen. The way the Worlds has had the fund increased the PDC need to address the in balance across the majors for the purpose of the OOM.
Maybe they should switch to a points based system.
Are you mad? the main issue with the BDO/WDF system is the shambolic points allocation.
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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by el_ringo » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:01 pm

Ginge wrote:
Can you explain the points system, please?
It's based on the selection process for the England darts team which is actually known by less people than know the Coca-Cola recipe or the 11 herbs and spices in your KFC

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by Astonvilla » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:39 pm

Why not have a very straightforward points system where you gain one point for every pound you win.

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by fling » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:57 pm

Astonvilla wrote:Why not have a very straightforward points system where you gain one point for every pound you win.
That is an excellent point. You could get rid of prize money altogether then and negates the need for sponsors.

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Post by Skewball » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:59 pm

fling wrote:
Astonvilla wrote:Why not have a very straightforward points system where you gain one point for every pound you win.
That is an excellent point. You could get rid of prize money altogether then and negates the need for sponsors.

BDO have got that side of the market sewn up. Its the one competitive advantage they have :grin:

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by Black Velvet » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:19 pm

Ginge wrote:
Black Velvet wrote:
The Jolly Man wrote:Whoever said it every possibility that it will happen. The way the Worlds has had the fund increased the PDC need to address the in balance across the majors for the purpose of the OOM.
Maybe they should switch to a points based system.
Can you explain the points system, please?
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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by only85 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:59 pm

There’s a bigger issue here & it’s called motivation, a scenario is developing where you can regularly finish in quarter finals & not win fa in your career but still be swimming in cash, the 2/ 3 winners of most tournaments swim in a deeper amount of cash, no wonder in sports in the uk the job of sports psychologists is a booming industry, the more easy it is to make a very good living, those who aren’t good enough will always dream& chase but those with serious tallant will hoover up ie top 30

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by ssjsa » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:49 pm

el_ringo wrote:
The Jolly Man wrote:Whoever said it every possibility that it will happen. The way the Worlds has had the fund increased the PDC need to address the in balance across the majors for the purpose of the OOM.
I wonder if they could also expand the field in the Matchplay as there is plenty of room to add on some extra afternoon sessions
Think expanding the field would dilute both the quality and usp of the Matchplay.

The Top 16 in the OOM against the the most in form players out with the 16 seeds is what makes this tournament.

However, completely agree with The Jolly Man, in the necessity of increasing the prize money in the other Majors, as the prize fund for the WC is becoming severely disproportionate to the the other ranking events.
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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by TheSandman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:57 pm

only85 wrote:There’s a bigger issue here & it’s called motivation, a scenario is developing where you can regularly finish in quarter finals & not win fa in your career but still be swimming in cash, the 2/ 3 winners of most tournaments swim in a deeper amount of cash, no wonder in sports in the uk the job of sports psychologists is a booming industry, the more easy it is to make a very good living, those who aren’t good enough will always dream& chase but those with serious tallant will hoover up ie top 30
You could say same about most sports.

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Re: More money for the Matchplay

Post by DavidOwen67 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:43 am

Matt Towell wrote:Hi guys,
Had a brilliant time in Blackpool the best yet, even tho the standard of darts was slightly down. In the bars the PDC staff said they’re going to announce that next years Matchplay will be 150,000 to the winner and a 600,000 prize fund. Strength to strength I think.
Multiple? Very odd 1st post. :D :D

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