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What next ?

Post by Garry Murphy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:37 pm

Supposedly Durrant is only playing one more day of q-school.
If true and he fails to win a tourcard, what next for him ?

Will he go back to the BDO , with his tail between his legs but happy enough to hoover up all the posts as their triple lakeside champ.

or will he do the challenge tour only, seeing as he has milked the BDO for around half a million quid over the years.

or will he do both

Personally I would like to see him get a card tomorrow, he has shown he can get the averages needed, but not sure he ever had the mental strength for it, hence why he wanted a free tourcard because he knew deep down he might not be mentally strong enough

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Re: What next ?

Post by BlueSpark » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:40 pm

Depends on his seven year plan mate, it's gone swimmingly so far.
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Re: What next ?

Post by ssjsa » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 pm

I think the vast, vast majority of darts fans would like to see him get his card.

There is every chance he could still do so, and as far as I am aware, he has yet to confirm he will definitely not be at Q School for the 4th day if necessary.

In the event he does not get his card, think he will play both bdo and Challenge Tour. Big decision would then be if he qualified for any of the PCs through his Challenge Tour ranking.
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Re: What next ?

Post by devosteve » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:00 pm

He will do CT knowing he has an invite to lakeside (thus has a back up).. He will see how the year goes. Will iIn reality be playing to qualify for 2 world championships.
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Re: What next ?

Post by DavidB » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:04 pm

devosteve wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:00 pm
He will do CT knowing he has an invite to lakeside (thus has a back up).. He will see how the year goes. Will iIn reality be playing to qualify for 2 works championships.


He’s keeping the hosusing job then?? :)

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Re: What next ?

Post by Astonvilla » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:22 pm

He will probably go back to the BDO as without McGeeney, Baker and most probably Williams as well he can safely look forward to another 100k next Xmas.

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Re: What next ?

Post by Thehateful180 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:45 pm

Does he have the stomach to do the challenge tour grind to earn a card? He will feel rather humiliated if he doesn't get the job done at Q-school.

I guess with an uncertain future in the BDO, he might feel he has to try.

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Re: What next ?

Post by Dannyboy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:59 pm

He’s in serious trouble definitely. I think we all expected him to win one with consummate ease, but this week has already proven it is an absolute mine field in this event. I’ve not looked at the points table yet but I assume he’s not even close to the top of the order of merit?

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Re: What next ?

Post by Garry Murphy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm

Dannyboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:59 pm
He’s in serious trouble definitely. I think we all expected him to win one with consummate ease, but this week has already proven it is an absolute mine field in this event. I’ve not looked at the points table yet but I assume he’s not even close to the top of the order of merit?
he lost in the last 128 twice.
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Re: What next ?

Post by 1205 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:31 pm

Thehateful180 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Does he have the stomach to do the challenge tour grind to earn a card? He will feel rather humiliated if he doesn't get the job done at Q-school.

I guess with an uncertain future in the BDO, he might feel he has to try.
I hope he shows the hunger and humility and plays the Challenge Tour. It's floor play against other hungry players.

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Re: What next ?

Post by 1205 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:35 pm

Garry Murphy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Dannyboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:59 pm
He’s in serious trouble definitely. I think we all expected him to win one with consummate ease, but this week has already proven it is an absolute mine field in this event. I’ve not looked at the points table yet but I assume he’s not even close to the top of the order of merit?
he lost in the last 128 twice.
To get in on the table he'd need to have 2 very deep runs. Only one of the players not in the 4 card winners made it to (and lost in) the last 16 twice, but most of the others won several games.

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Re: What next ?

Post by billyd » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:42 pm

Is he definatly doing the exbo on Sunday rather than the last day of q-school?

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Re: What next ?

Post by ChrisW » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 pm

1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Garry Murphy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Dannyboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:59 pm
He’s in serious trouble definitely. I think we all expected him to win one with consummate ease, but this week has already proven it is an absolute mine field in this event. I’ve not looked at the points table yet but I assume he’s not even close to the top of the order of merit?
he lost in the last 128 twice.
To get in on the table he'd need to have 2 very deep runs. Only one of the players not in the 4 card winners made it to (and lost in) the last 16 twice, but most of the others won several games.
Any player with zero points needs a Semi final or Quarter on one day and a Last 16 or a last 32 on the other to get a card through the ranking.

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Re: What next ?

Post by 1205 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:31 pm

ChrisW wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 pm
1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Garry Murphy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Dannyboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:59 pm
He’s in serious trouble definitely. I think we all expected him to win one with consummate ease, but this week has already proven it is an absolute mine field in this event. I’ve not looked at the points table yet but I assume he’s not even close to the top of the order of merit?
he lost in the last 128 twice.
To get in on the table he'd need to have 2 very deep runs. Only one of the players not in the 4 card winners made it to (and lost in) the last 16 twice, but most of the others won several games.
Any player with zero points needs a Semi final or Quarter on one day and a Last 16 or a last 32 on the other to get a card through the ranking.
11th place is already at 7 points. If those top players repeated in days 3 and 4, 11th would be 14 points.
29th is 5 points. I don't see how semi+32 would guarantee a spot.
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Re: What next ?

Post by trotter01 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:32 pm

It not as big a mine field as Durrant is making it out to be for a player as good as himself.....anybody can get a bad draw and a defeat with a bad draw is acceptable but the players Durrant has lost to a player of his standard should never have lost to..he would never have lost to those players on the BDO Tour and would never have thrown those averages as well....that can only be the pressure of QS....I do hope he gets a card though...he is the best player there regardless of results and if he got a card he would do well..the hardest part is getting the card..

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Re: What next ?

Post by ChrisW » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 pm

1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:31 pm
ChrisW wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 pm
1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Garry Murphy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Dannyboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:59 pm
He’s in serious trouble definitely. I think we all expected him to win one with consummate ease, but this week has already proven it is an absolute mine field in this event. I’ve not looked at the points table yet but I assume he’s not even close to the top of the order of merit?
he lost in the last 128 twice.
To get in on the table he'd need to have 2 very deep runs. Only one of the players not in the 4 card winners made it to (and lost in) the last 16 twice, but most of the others won several games.
Any player with zero points needs a Semi final or Quarter on one day and a Last 16 or a last 32 on the other to get a card through the ranking.
11th place is already at 7 points. If those top players repeated in days 3 and 4, 11th would be 14 points.
29th is 5 points. I don't see how semi+32 would guarantee a spot.
Look at the final ranking points from European Q School with less players.
http://www.dartsdatabase.co.uk/Rankings.aspx

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Re: What next ?

Post by 1205 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 pm

ChrisW wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 pm
1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:31 pm
ChrisW wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 pm
1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Garry Murphy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm


he lost in the last 128 twice.
To get in on the table he'd need to have 2 very deep runs. Only one of the players not in the 4 card winners made it to (and lost in) the last 16 twice, but most of the others won several games.
Any player with zero points needs a Semi final or Quarter on one day and a Last 16 or a last 32 on the other to get a card through the ranking.
11th place is already at 7 points. If those top players repeated in days 3 and 4, 11th would be 14 points.
29th is 5 points. I don't see how semi+32 would guarantee a spot.
Look at the final ranking points from European Q School with less players.
http://www.dartsdatabase.co.uk/Rankings.aspx
Oh, so you mean probably, based on typical performance patterns.

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Re: What next ?

Post by ChrisW » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:07 am

1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 pm
ChrisW wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 pm
1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:31 pm
ChrisW wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 pm
1205 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:35 pm


To get in on the table he'd need to have 2 very deep runs. Only one of the players not in the 4 card winners made it to (and lost in) the last 16 twice, but most of the others won several games.
Any player with zero points needs a Semi final or Quarter on one day and a Last 16 or a last 32 on the other to get a card through the ranking.
11th place is already at 7 points. If those top players repeated in days 3 and 4, 11th would be 14 points.
29th is 5 points. I don't see how semi+32 would guarantee a spot.
Look at the final ranking points from European Q School with less players.
http://www.dartsdatabase.co.uk/Rankings.aspx
Oh, so you mean probably, based on typical performance patterns.
That and I ran 1280 simulated result projections.

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Re: What next ?

Post by DavidOwen67 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:27 am

He needs to avoid the A game of Herewini or not get toppled by Tipple.

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Re: What next ?

Post by 1205 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:17 am

DavidOwen67 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:27 am
He needs to avoid the A game of Herewini or not get toppled by Tipple.
I think his main plan will be not to play so badly.

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