Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

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Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by BlueSpark » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:26 am

So in summary then, it received minimal press coverage, only a few thousand actually watched the stream of the event and we are going off the word of one of the shittest commentators of recent times?
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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by ChrisW » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:29 am

BlueSpark wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:26 am
So in summary then, it received minimal press coverage, only a few thousand actually watched the stream of the event and we are going off the word of one of the shittest commentators of recent times?
Correct.

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by DavidB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 am

13 people on here still think they'll be a darts boom in Japan though...

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Garry Murphy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:47 am

DavidB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 am
13 people on here still think they'll be a darts boom in Japan though...
who is the expert you referred to ?
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Post by devosteve » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:54 pm

Martin Adams actually said when on the stage with Nicholson that this win could not only turn around the fortunes of ladies darts but could be a turning point for the BDO itself.

think he caught the enthusiasm from Nicholson
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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Ginge » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:56 pm

devosteve wrote:Martin Adams actually said when on the stage with Nicholson that this win could not only turn around the fortunes of ladies darts but could be a turning point for the BDO itself.

think he caught the enthusiasm from Nicholson
Exactly, he's talking utter garbage
He should remember what happened to his so called Champions Tour with Trina....

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by ChrisW » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:10 pm

Ginge wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:56 pm
devosteve wrote:Martin Adams actually said when on the stage with Nicholson that this win could not only turn around the fortunes of ladies darts but could be a turning point for the BDO itself.

think he caught the enthusiasm from Nicholson
Exactly, he's talking utter garbage
He should remember what happened to his so called Champions Tour with Trina....
Cancelled :)

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Bag Carrier » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm

DavidB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:57 am
Nicho has been to Japan several times to play soft tip and knows Suzuki.
Really :DDD: :DDD: :DDD: :DDD:
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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by DavidB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 pm

Bag Carrier wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm
DavidB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:57 am
Nicho has been to Japan several times to play soft tip and knows Suzuki.
Really :DDD: :DDD: :DDD: :DDD:

Know something we don't then??

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Ginge » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:37 pm

David about to enter a battle with a player who goes to Japan quite often. Grab the popcorn, folks.

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by DavidB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:39 pm

Ginge wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:37 pm
David about to enter a battle with a player who goes to Japan quite often. Grab the popcorn, folks.

Are you calling Nicho a liar then??

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Bag Carrier » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 pm

DavidB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Bag Carrier wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm
DavidB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:57 am
Nicho has been to Japan several times to play soft tip and knows Suzuki.
Really :DDD: :DDD: :DDD: :DDD:

Know something we don't then??
I know he never went to Japan to play soft tip and only met her playing in Hong Kong in the World Cup
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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by DavidB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:41 pm

Bag Carrier wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 pm
DavidB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Bag Carrier wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm
DavidB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:57 am
Nicho has been to Japan several times to play soft tip and knows Suzuki.
Really :DDD: :DDD: :DDD: :DDD:

Know something we don't then??
I know he never went to Japan to play soft tip and only met her playing in Hong Kong in the World Cup


Ah I see the confusion, thanks sir!

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Ginge » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:43 pm

DavidB wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Ginge wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:37 pm
David about to enter a battle with a player who goes to Japan quite often. Grab the popcorn, folks.

Are you calling Nicho a liar then??
Well Tony is judging by the above, so yes, it looks like he is a liar.

So much for your Japanese darts expert, eh? :IIII:

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Zeyes » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:51 pm

It's irrelevant anyway. Suzuki may be getting treated as a star inside the darts bubble at tournament sites or sponsor shindigs. Leave the building that those are taking place in, and it'll be a whole different matter.

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Bag Carrier » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Do I see this changing the ladies game.

Yes is my answer.

Plans were already in place for more for the ladies with a Japanese sponsor doing what they did in Japan for the ladies out there when they wanted to get there game off the ground. Something to be released in the next few weeks for a new 9 player ladies team.

Last I heard, There was 220k registered lady players in Japan playing darts, Be that Steel or Soft.

I think we will see an increase in Ladies prize fund in the BDO worlds next year, Maybe increase in WDT and Winmau depending on who sponsors it and a PDC tour in 2020 which even Hearn mentioned on Twitter.

And I believe there will be an event in Japan later this year with decent money for the ladies which will make it worth the top players travelling. Not saying a major event, But I believe a decent paying event, Plus the opportunity for some players to do demo's out there and public appearances which is what most top Japanese lady players do every week or so.
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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by ChrisW » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:54 pm

Zeyes wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:51 pm
It's irrelevant anyway. Suzuki may be getting treated as a star inside the darts bubble at tournament sites or sponsor shindigs. Leave the building that those are taking place in, and it'll be a whole different matter.
So pretty much like all female darts players.

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Ginge » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:58 pm

Bag Carrier wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:53 pm


I think we will see an increase in Ladies prize fund in the BDO worlds next year, Maybe increase in WDT and Winmau depending on who sponsors it
....which would be happening anyway if they find a sponsor, no matter who won Lakeside.

Anyway we have had this before. I remember when people were proclaiming Channel 4 were going to pump the money up for the second year of the Lakeside deal. Never happened

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by DavidB » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:02 pm

Ginge not believing despite saying he does, there :grin:

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Re: Will there be a darts boom in Japan after Mikuru Suzuki win today?

Post by Ginge » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:04 pm

Yes Im arguing with his opinion( "I think"). Nico not going to Japan seems to be a "fact", which I certainly wont be arguing against...

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