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Ryder cup of darts

Post by Kay Henry » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:51 pm

When watching the Ryder cup I was thinking could they not do that in darts but have it England vs Europe or Europe vs rest of the world

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Post by The Jolly Man » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:01 pm

Personally think the GSOD will run its course this year with the demise of the BDO and the position that the BDO find themselves in of sending players who have effectively failed in the PDC. Think a Ryder Cup style event could be a replacement however as the GSOD is ranked would prefer to see it replaced or tweaked to remain ranked.

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Post by Kay Henry » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:09 pm

Are bdo players not allowed to play in GSOD now and I just think a Ryder cup type event would be interesting

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Post by phil davies » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 am

A Britain (and Ireland) v rest of world event could be cool if done right. First priorty for the PDC in terms on new TV tournement should be a snooker shootout type event. All 128 tour card holders. 1 leg matches could be fun.
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Post by oche balboa » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:07 am

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Post by mapleleafdarts » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:26 pm

phil davies wrote:A Britain (and Ireland) v rest of world event could be cool if done right. First priorty for the PDC in terms on new TV tournement should be a snooker shootout type event. All 128 tour card holders. 1 leg matches could be fun.
I've always thought something like that could work in a one-day shootout with players from around the world. One giant tournament, best-of-3 matches, single knockout, blind draw, open entry. And yes, I know it sounds like the News of the World but it could be fun to see something like that come back again.

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Post by 26scored » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:44 pm

I think even if the BDO players disappear from the Grand Slam, the event itself should remain. They won't let one of their biggest ranked events disappear just to create a new one. I think maybe in a couple years it will be logical to reduce the number of BDO places maybe. Still it's a tournament for the event winners which is a great concept in itself and should be here to stay.

Not sure about a Ryder Cup style tournament personally. Sure it could be interesting but for me it would be just another exhibition, with pretty much the same players. I don't dislike the PL, World Series, World Cup or the Champions League because each of those serves a clear purpose, but adding more non-ranked events would be overkill definitely. Just look at how much people care about the Masters, which has decent prize money and length similar to some majors, still most people just completely forget about its existence after January.

The shootout type event, 128 card holders, either best of 1 or 3 legs is a brilliant idea though and I'm sure the public would love it. I don't know why they haven't done it already.

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Post by mapleleafdarts » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:59 pm

I don't think a Ryder Cup-style event would be overkill if you did it every second year. I agree that it would be overkill if it was held annually but if it was done similar to the golf version, it would stand out.

Take a look at the Continental Cup of Curling. That's the World Curling Federation's version of the Ryder Cup, done annually, and almost no one cares about it until it's on.

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Post by WizardofozFan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:21 pm

Britain & Ireland vs. Rest of the World would definitely work, hold it every other year in alternate venues. The atmosphere in Scotland and Germany would be fantastic, and as a non-ranking/non-monetary event would enable players to have more fun for me.

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Re: Ryder cup of darts

Post by Kay Henry » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:54 pm

Ok

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Post by ssjsa » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:31 pm

Kay Henry wrote:Ok
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Post by BlueSpark » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:32 pm

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Good evening Kay. Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Ryder cup of darts

Post by TheSandman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:08 am

Can’t see an England/GB v the rest of the world working at all.

the only way you could get a real ryder cup match would be PDC v BDO. I can’t see that happening either

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Post by foggs3355 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:12 pm

I think a top 128 shootout be better something different best of 3 sets 3 legs bull up start of every set

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Post by DavidOwen67 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:42 pm

Everyone just stop. The OP is a wind-up from our old friend.

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Post by Paddy McGinty » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:34 pm

DavidOwen67 wrote:Everyone just stop. The OP is a wind-up from our old friend.
It's a valid question and deserves discussion.
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Re: Ryder cup of darts

Post by Moongoose McQueeen » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:26 pm

I have an idea for a REAL Ryder Cup of Darts.

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Re: Ryder cup of darts

Post by TheSandman » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:48 pm

Moongoose McQueeen wrote:I have an idea for a REAL Ryder Cup of Darts.

Tsod v df
Would sell more tickets for that than the BDO did for wdt.

could stick it on freesports

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Post by nikkiboy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:56 pm

TheSandman wrote:
Moongoose McQueeen wrote:I have an idea for a REAL Ryder Cup of Darts.

Tsod v df
Would sell more tickets for that than the BDO did for wdt.

could stick it on freesports
We'd have more chance of getting a sponsor and TV than them that's for sure.

I think a Europe v Americas team event could be a goer BUT it would have to involve cricket as well as standard 501 as they play that a lot over the pond.
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Re: Ryder cup of darts

Post by DavidOwen67 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:14 pm

TheSandman wrote:
Moongoose McQueeen wrote:I have an idea for a REAL Ryder Cup of Darts.

Tsod v df
Would sell more tickets for that than the BDO did for wdt.

could stick it on freesports
19 tickets then?

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