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Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by ChrisW » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:34 pm

Deserves it's own thread I think.

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Post by foggs3355 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:26 pm

Good it saved in some form at late notice

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by ChrisW » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:30 pm

If only we could see what the reactions would have been if it was cancelled. :)

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Post by ChrisW » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:33 pm

London Eye wrote: Two days in charge and the ship is already sinking. Des should have stepped in on this one. OK it's the counties money but needs must. Thought he was here to save the BDO. Tommy Thompson will be seething that he didn't step in.

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by TheSandman » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:42 pm

I still think the BDO should have let the SDF cancel the weekend.

Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.

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Post by DavidOwen67 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:43 pm

But Paula is playing!

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Post by Ginge » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:44 pm

Doubt the "rescue package" was financial, the BDO probably just agreed they could downgrade the category of the main event at short notice whilst getting rid of the other, and points would still be awarded.

From the press release:
Assurances from the event sponsor have been received in writing alongside a guarantee prize fund that a Category A event requires
The event already has a sponsor so no need for the BDO to pay anything in. Anyone who thinks they have is a total idiot.

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by ChrisW » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:50 pm

Ginge wrote:Doubt the "rescue package" was financial, the BDO probably just agreed they could downgrade the category of the main event at short notice whilst getting rid of the other, and points would still be awarded.

From the press release:
Assurances from the event sponsor have been received in writing alongside a guarantee prize fund that a Category A event requires
The event already has a sponsor so no need for the BDO to pay anything in. Anyone who thinks they have is a total idiot.
That seems to be your new catchphrase.

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Post by Ginge » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:54 pm

Great analysis of my post, there.

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Post by ChrisW » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:57 pm

Ginge wrote:Great analysis of my post, there.
You are welcome.

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Post by Addicks Fan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:33 pm

Ginge wrote:Doubt the "rescue package" was financial, the BDO probably just agreed they could downgrade the category of the main event at short notice whilst getting rid of the other, and points would still be awarded.

From the press release:
Assurances from the event sponsor have been received in writing alongside a guarantee prize fund that a Category A event requires
The event already has a sponsor so no need for the BDO to pay anything in. Anyone who thinks they have is a total idiot.
Yep, can't see what Des has done wrong here. I'm sure his new Finance Director would have raised the alarm if he'd tried to waste any money on this ;-)

Whatever the numbers registered, this was an important weekend for both the main and Western Europe table, with the 2nd highest prize money for an open weekend outside UK. In his first week in charge he wouldn't want an event cancelled at the last minute - Des Jacklin, man of action!

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Post by nikkiboy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:58 pm

Addicks Fan wrote:
Ginge wrote:Doubt the "rescue package" was financial, the BDO probably just agreed they could downgrade the category of the main event at short notice whilst getting rid of the other, and points would still be awarded.

From the press release:
Assurances from the event sponsor have been received in writing alongside a guarantee prize fund that a Category A event requires
The event already has a sponsor so no need for the BDO to pay anything in. Anyone who thinks they have is a total idiot.
Yep, can't see what Des has done wrong here. I'm sure his new Finance Director would have raised the alarm if he'd tried to waste any money on this ;-)

Whatever the numbers registered, this was an important weekend for both the main and Western Europe table, with the 2nd highest prize money for an open weekend outside UK. In his first week in charge he wouldn't want an event cancelled at the last minute - Des Jacklin, man of action!
Des saved the tournament and now he feels epic....
Ginge wrote:the cancer has been cut from the BDO
21st April 2016 7:01am

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by daveboygreen » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:34 am

nikkiboy wrote:
Addicks Fan wrote:
Ginge wrote:Doubt the "rescue package" was financial, the BDO probably just agreed they could downgrade the category of the main event at short notice whilst getting rid of the other, and points would still be awarded.

From the press release:
Assurances from the event sponsor have been received in writing alongside a guarantee prize fund that a Category A event requires
The event already has a sponsor so no need for the BDO to pay anything in. Anyone who thinks they have is a total idiot.
Yep, can't see what Des has done wrong here. I'm sure his new Finance Director would have raised the alarm if he'd tried to waste any money on this ;-)

Whatever the numbers registered, this was an important weekend for both the main and Western Europe table, with the 2nd highest prize money for an open weekend outside UK. In his first week in charge he wouldn't want an event cancelled at the last minute - Des Jacklin, man of action!
Des saved the tournament and now he feels epic....
Will you feel epic when you have to hide under your kitchen table again?

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by ChrisW » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:00 am

daveboygreen wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Addicks Fan wrote:
Ginge wrote:Doubt the "rescue package" was financial, the BDO probably just agreed they could downgrade the category of the main event at short notice whilst getting rid of the other, and points would still be awarded.

From the press release:
Assurances from the event sponsor have been received in writing alongside a guarantee prize fund that a Category A event requires
The event already has a sponsor so no need for the BDO to pay anything in. Anyone who thinks they have is a total idiot.
Yep, can't see what Des has done wrong here. I'm sure his new Finance Director would have raised the alarm if he'd tried to waste any money on this ;-)

Whatever the numbers registered, this was an important weekend for both the main and Western Europe table, with the 2nd highest prize money for an open weekend outside UK. In his first week in charge he wouldn't want an event cancelled at the last minute - Des Jacklin, man of action!
Des saved the tournament and now he feels epic....
Will you feel epic when you have to hide under your kitchen table again?
Wrong forum.

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by Mr Orange » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:10 am

Will The BDO chairman come clean and admit if the BDO put any money in to save this event? Have heard it's not a massive amount but BDO money all the same. I thought Des was going to be transparent, doesn't look like it to me,

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by The Jolly Man » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:21 am

There is still a right and wrong time to be transparent. I can’t beleive how ridiculous people sound wanting Des to almost write a 24hr diary every day of what happened

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Post by Skewball » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:54 am

The Jolly Man wrote:There is still a right and wrong time to be transparent. I can’t beleive how ridiculous people sound wanting Des to almost write a 24hr diary every day of what happened
So is this a right or wrong time to be transparent about use of Bdo funds?

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by nikkiboy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:54 am

daveboygreen wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Addicks Fan wrote:
Ginge wrote:Doubt the "rescue package" was financial, the BDO probably just agreed they could downgrade the category of the main event at short notice whilst getting rid of the other, and points would still be awarded.

From the press release:
Assurances from the event sponsor have been received in writing alongside a guarantee prize fund that a Category A event requires
The event already has a sponsor so no need for the BDO to pay anything in. Anyone who thinks they have is a total idiot.
Yep, can't see what Des has done wrong here. I'm sure his new Finance Director would have raised the alarm if he'd tried to waste any money on this ;-)

Whatever the numbers registered, this was an important weekend for both the main and Western Europe table, with the 2nd highest prize money for an open weekend outside UK. In his first week in charge he wouldn't want an event cancelled at the last minute - Des Jacklin, man of action!
Des saved the tournament and now he feels epic....
Will you feel epic when you have to hide under your kitchen table again?
I'll never understand the mentality of those who want to 'jump in the car and sort people out'

Seems quite sad to me Dave, what do you think?
Ginge wrote:the cancer has been cut from the BDO
21st April 2016 7:01am

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by nikkiboy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:57 am

Skewball wrote:
The Jolly Man wrote:There is still a right and wrong time to be transparent. I can’t beleive how ridiculous people sound wanting Des to almost write a 24hr diary every day of what happened
So is this a right or wrong time to be transparent about use of Bdo funds?
Of course he doesn't have to justify each and every little decision, two ways of looking at this if the BDO have put money in, either they have squandered company money or they have saved the tournament and BDO players a load of expense. Not got an issue with either scenario myself.
Ginge wrote:the cancer has been cut from the BDO
21st April 2016 7:01am

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Re: Vizcaya Open 2018

Post by markymark » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:07 am

The Boss is wondering whether a sponsor has been found rather than the BDO. Wouldn't a sponsor want to the publicity if so?

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