What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

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What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby MancheStar » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:02 am

Guys think I missed this why have winmau binned the bdo off? What led to this? What was the final straw? Where does this leave the masters?

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby ChrisW » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 am

Costs vs benefit I guess. The benefits were slowly disappearing.

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby Bag Carrier » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:36 am

I read the ex board not signing a new contract that was offered to them 6 months prior. I read it off some Scottish guy who is associated to Winmau.

It’s nothing new that the Ex board did not communicate.
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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby craigmc » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:07 am

Are Unicorn tied to PDC or is there scope for taking Winmaus charity work in the amateur game over? Suppose Target or Nodor may fancy it but without any real profit made from sponsoring BDO darts it's a case of who would want in?

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby MancheStar » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:54 am

Sounds like the old board have sabotaged the future of the masters in a bit of a dirty protest on the way out. Wonder if uncle Barry would be interested in the oldest major in darts the world masters. The masters has always been known as the winmau like the bdo worlds has always been known as lakeside. Plus be nice to see the pdc players in a different format.

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby Ginge » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:27 pm

Aye because three legs in a set is a fantastic format isn't it (!)
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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby MancheStar » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:31 pm

Ginge wrote:Aye because three legs in a set is a fantastic format isn't it (!)


Oldest major in darts the Winmau!!!

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Postby Ginge » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:32 pm

MancheStar wrote:
Ginge wrote:Aye because three legs in a set is a fantastic format isn't it (!)


Oldest major in darts the Winmau!!!
Indeed. However best of three leg sets are utterly rubbish.
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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby thecat » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:48 pm

craigmc wrote:Are Unicorn tied to PDC or is there scope for taking Winmaus charity work in the amateur game over? Suppose Target or Nodor may fancy it but without any real profit made from sponsoring BDO darts it's a case of who would want in?

Think nodor own the winmau brand

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby Sally » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:56 pm

MancheStar wrote:Sounds like the old board have sabotaged the future of the masters in a bit of a dirty protest on the way out. Wonder if uncle Barry would be interested in the oldest major in darts the world masters. The masters has always been known as the winmau like the bdo worlds has always been known as lakeside. Plus be nice to see the pdc players in a different format.



We have always called the BDO World Champs “The Embassy” ! Sponsors come and go.....
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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby foggs3355 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:32 pm

The 3 legs pet makes it more exciting something on tv as only event that has it on tv

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby trotter » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:32 pm

Sally wrote:
MancheStar wrote:Sounds like the old board have sabotaged the future of the masters in a bit of a dirty protest on the way out. Wonder if uncle Barry would be interested in the oldest major in darts the world masters. The masters has always been known as the winmau like the bdo worlds has always been known as lakeside. Plus be nice to see the pdc players in a different format.



We have always called the BDO World Champs “The Embassy” ! Sponsors come and go.....


Usually go as far as the BDO is concerned...

There is no way that Barry Hearn would be interested in taking over the Masters...why would he ?..

I don't see Winmau going as the end of the Masters though..I hope not...they didn't sponsor it as such and it's a great opportunity to get Winmau back with a better deal or deal with other companies...could be a good fresh start for the new board
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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby Ginge » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:32 pm

It's ****. Gives nobody time to get into a set, something only being on telly once a year doesn't make it "exciting" by default you know.
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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby trotter » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:34 pm

Ginge wrote:It's ****. Gives nobody time to get into a set, something only being on telly once a year doesn't make it "exciting" by default you know.


It's the worst format in darts..horrible..

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby Black Velvet » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:37 pm

Yes, let’s make everything seeded legplay!

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby Ginge » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:38 pm

Nothing wrong with proper best of 5 leg sets.
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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby nikkiboy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:11 pm

Sally wrote:
MancheStar wrote:Sounds like the old board have sabotaged the future of the masters in a bit of a dirty protest on the way out. Wonder if uncle Barry would be interested in the oldest major in darts the world masters. The masters has always been known as the winmau like the bdo worlds has always been known as lakeside. Plus be nice to see the pdc players in a different format.



We have always called the BDO World Champs “The Embassy” ! Sponsors come and go.....

Those of us of a certain age do anyway Sally :)

Winmau walking away from the masters is something I though I'd never see and a sad indictment of the mismanagement of the BDO who seemed to use Winmau as the guys who always picked up the slack when they lost or failed to get another sponsor.
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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby The Jolly Man » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:14 pm

MancheStar wrote:Sounds like the old board have sabotaged the future of the masters in a bit of a dirty protest on the way out. Wonder if uncle Barry would be interested in the oldest major in darts the world masters. The masters has always been known as the winmau like the bdo worlds has always been known as lakeside. Plus be nice to see the pdc players in a different format.

The old board who then stayed on the board?

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby daveboygreen » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Ginge wrote:It's ****. Gives nobody time to get into a set, something only being on telly once a year doesn't make it "exciting" by default you know.


Considering you don't even play darts, How on earth would you know what a good format was or is?

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Re: What led to the Winmau binning the BDO off?

Postby Ginge » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:50 pm

Because i watch it with my eyes, mate.

Hope that helps.
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