Van Barneveld Announces Retirement Plans (PDC announcement)

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Van Barneveld Announces Retirement Plans (PDC announcement)

Post by malcy93 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:09 am

Lead storey on PDC website
https://www.pdc.tv/news/2018/11/19/van- ... ment-plans

Will go after World Championship.

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Post by Ginge » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:10 am

On his Twitter as well -

And it wont be this World Championship he goes after, will be the next one.

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Post by malcy93 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:12 am

Ginge wrote:On his Twitter as well -

And it wont be this World Championship he goes after, will be the next one.
Thanks misread that.

So wants a glory year as with Taylor. I guess this unfortunately means he will be guaranteed PL next year as Sky hype his final year.

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Post by ChrisW » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:14 am

PL spot now guaranteed.

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Post by malcy93 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:14 am

ChrisW wrote:PL spot now guaranteed.
Obviously knew this was only way he would get one.

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Post by DavidB » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:16 am

ChrisW wrote:PL spot now guaranteed.

Just gonna say the same, let the seething here commence...

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Post by Ginge » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:18 am

DavidB wrote:
ChrisW wrote:PL spot now guaranteed.

Just gonna say the same, let the seething here commence...
Nobody on here can argue he deserves a spot through his recent darting prowess, unless they were on the wind-up.

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Post by SAFC » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:26 am

Right decision the last 18 month he has been piss poor however his ranking after the worlds may not be enough to get him in the Matchplay or GP as he dosn't play Euro or Pro tour

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Post by Baswai » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:28 am

Really smart decision, Barneveld is plumitting on the world ranking and this announcement will indeed give him that final farewell year with lots of invitations for world tour events on big stages, that he really likes. He also doesn't have to worry about his ranking anymore in ranking events. It could very well be that with no more pressure Barney will make a huge 2019.

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Post by malcy93 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:37 am

Is likely to be quite an empty year if he skips the Pro Tour and ET again.
Unless he beats MvG in the Worlds 2019 he’s outside top 16 in the main OOM and not doing Pro Tour means not getting into majors that way so it’s only.

Worlds 2018/9
UK Open 2019 - all tour card holders.
PL 2019 - virtually guaranteed invite now.
World Series events, probably invited to as many as he’s prepared to do.
World Series Finals - assuming does enough qualifies him for Final without even wins.

Surely then Worlds 2019/20 has a big risk of him not qualifying. Can he stay in top 32 of main OOM with what he has just playing a few tour events next year.

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Post by PVDarts501 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:48 am

World Series Finals is in the Netherlands next year, so RVB is definitely getting an invite for that.

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Post by Baswai » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:52 am

malcy93 wrote:Is likely to be quite an empty year if he skips the Pro Tour and ET again.
Unless he beats MvG in the Worlds 2019 he’s outside top 16 in the main OOM and not doing Pro Tour means not getting into majors that way so it’s only.

Worlds 2018/9
UK Open 2019 - all tour card holders.
PL 2019 - virtually guaranteed invite now.
World Series events, probably invited to as many as he’s prepared to do.
World Series Finals - assuming does enough qualifies him for Final without even wins.

Surely then Worlds 2019/20 has a big risk of him not qualifying. Can he stay in top 32 of main OOM with what he has just playing a few tour events next year.
If he reached the fourth round at the world championship and goes out to Michael van Gerwen. He will need another 30/40K of prize money to qualify for the 2019/20 world championship.

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Post by Ginge » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:55 am

Maybe he can use his free time to commit further adultery.

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Post by xtreme rebel » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:20 pm

The end of an era and another legend of darts to retire.

Who knows what he will play. I feel he should go now.

Will definitely get a PL invite, a World Series invite and may qualify for the UK Open or Players Championship Finals if he plays he Pro Tour. Can't see him making much else, as it stands and based on how much of the Euro/Pro tour he plays.

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Post by Ginge » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:30 pm

Ginge wrote:Maybe he can use his free time to commit further adultery.
Glad to see this factually accurate post hasn't been tampered with.

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Post by The Crusader » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:34 pm

Was superb years ago, BDO best when it was still relevant and when he switched the first 5 or so years was amazing against Taylor.

Won't miss him though, last decent game I recall was v MVG at Ally Pally what serms years ago.
Thinking of one.

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Post by oche balboa » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:35 pm

Barney switching was the Catalyst to what we see in the PDC today
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Van Barneveld Announces Retirement Plans (PDC announcement)

Post by malcy93 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:53 pm

xtreme rebel wrote:The end of an era and another legend of darts to retire.

Who knows what he will play. I feel he should go now.

Will definitely get a PL invite, a World Series invite and may qualify for the UK Open or Players Championship Finals if he plays he Pro Tour. Can't see him making much else, as it stands and based on how much of the Euro/Pro tour he plays.
As I pointed out the U.K. Open in 2019 changes format. No qualifying for the 128 tour card holders they are straight through to finals. So Barney definitely in that tv event.

The other players are top 16 on this years Challenge Tour OOM who don’t get tour card next year and 16 from the Riley amateur qualifiers.

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Post by Sally » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:13 pm

I knew about this on Friday, and was dying to spill the beans, but was sworn to secrecy!
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Post by teddybreak » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Ginge wrote:
DavidB wrote:
ChrisW wrote:PL spot now guaranteed.

Just gonna say the same, let the seething here commence...
Nobody on here can argue he deserves a spot through his recent darting prowess, unless they were on the wind-up.
Point is the Premier League is an exhibition and wildcards aren't given out purely because one deserves one, otherwise it wouldn't make sense to let Sky hand out wild cards. They want players that attract crowds and viewers and money. Either by playing well on tv or combining that with something else. They don't want Steady Freddy's that don't do much in front of the camera's. If for example Taylor is interested in taking a wildcard next year they will give him one, despite being unranked and not having played competitively for over a year.

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