PDC UK Open- 5th-9th March 2020- Minehead

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Re: PDC UK Open - March 1st-3rd 2019 - Butlins Minehead

Post by Ginge » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:30 pm

Next UK Open to have 8 from the Development tour at the expense of #9 through #16 on the Challenge Tour....

https://www.pdc.tv/news/2019/03/18/uk-o ... qualifiers

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Re: PDC UK Open - March 1st-3rd 2019 - Butlins Minehead

Post by Mensur Suljovic Fan » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:55 pm

Ginge wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Next UK Open to have 8 from the Development tour at the expense of #9 through #16 on the Challenge Tour....

https://www.pdc.tv/news/2019/03/18/uk-o ... qualifiers
Looks like the quality will go down, as it turns out 20 of the top 22 DT participants last year would have got in this year under these rules. Then again, none of the Challenge Tour players got very far this year, maybe it is a good thing to give the kids a go
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Re: PDC UK Open - March 1st-3rd 2019 - Butlins Minehead

Post by Dannyboy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:20 pm

Ginge wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Next UK Open to have 8 from the Development tour at the expense of #9 through #16 on the Challenge Tour....

https://www.pdc.tv/news/2019/03/18/uk-o ... qualifiers
Gone are the days where Speedy Services jhold their own employee qualifiers. Hands down the worst decision the PDC have made in their history.

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Re: PDC UK Open - March 1st-3rd 2019 - Butlins Minehead

Post by 1205 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 am

Mensur Suljovic Fan wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Ginge wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Next UK Open to have 8 from the Development tour at the expense of #9 through #16 on the Challenge Tour....

https://www.pdc.tv/news/2019/03/18/uk-o ... qualifiers
Looks like the quality will go down, as it turns out 20 of the top 22 DT participants last year would have got in this year under these rules. Then again, none of the Challenge Tour players got very far this year, maybe it is a good thing to give the kids a go
I'm in two minds on it.

The top Challenge Tour players get opportunities to play Pro Tour events, so by taking away spots from the Challenge Tour, they're exacerbating the difference between the top of the Challenge Tour and the rest.

But, I like the emphasis on giving an opportunity to the younger players.

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Re: PDC UK Open - March 1st-3rd 2019 - Butlins Minehead

Post by Zapp Brannigan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:05 pm

Dannyboy wrote:
Ginge wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Next UK Open to have 8 from the Development tour at the expense of #9 through #16 on the Challenge Tour....

https://www.pdc.tv/news/2019/03/18/uk-o ... qualifiers
Gone are the days where Speedy Services jhold their own employee qualifiers. Hands down the worst decision the PDC have made in their history.
A lot of people from double finish would disagree with you

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