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BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by oche balboa » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:37 pm

THE BRITISH DARTS ORGANISATION are delighted to announce the signing of a new, Official Partnership with One80 and L-style, bringing together two of the world’s leading brands in darts with Britain’s only recognised governing body in darts. Starting in August 2019, the five-year contract will see the BDO working in tandem with our new partners, committed to broadening our reach, increasing our interest levels and further raising the profile of the BDO, One80 and L-style.

Des Jacklin, Chairman and CEO of the BDO has expressed his enthusiasm at the new partnership; ‘I am delighted that we have signed up for the next 5 years with two exciting companies. One80 have a great quality Dart Board and L-style are now leading the way with a new fresh look to our sport. This also gives the BDO a foot in the door to the Asian Market’.

As part of the newly forged partnership, One80’s Gladiator 3 boards will become the tournament dartboard of choice across all BDO-run events including the BDO British Inter County Championships (BICC), British Open, British Classic and our three televised majors, making One80 the ‘Official Dartboard supplier of the BDO’. In addition, One80 will also become the official apparel partner to the BDO, with exclusive rights to produce dual-branded darts wear. L-style’s innovative and stylish range of accessories will see them become the BDO’s official partner across flights, shafts and barrels.

Director of One80 Europe, David Lewis stated that ‘One80 are excited and honoured to be joining forces with the BDO. Through our partnership we hope to support the BDO in its continuous ventures to preserve the grass root of darts and help future growth’.

Speaking on behalf of L-style, President Tsuyoshi Yamasaki echoed One80’s sentiments; ‘We are thrilled and proud to be entering into an official partnership with the British Darts Organisation. Together, we believe that we can make darts even more exciting’.
As well as providing exposure for One80 and L-style, this venture will give both partners joint sponsorship of the newly named ‘One80-L-style World Masters’ for the next five years, commencing with the 45th World Masters in October this year.

About the BDO

Founded in 1973, THE BRITISH DARTS ORGANISATION (BDO) is the only World Darts Federation (WDF) recognised governing body for darts in Britain and through its ranking points, invitational table and tournament qualifying system is established globally as the world’s leading darts organisation. The BDO comprises sixty-five-member counties in Britain and has sixty-nine associate countries worldwide. The BDO represents darts from grass roots right through to the professional level and as such is fully committed to regulating, organising, promoting, staging, administrating and fostering darts nationally, and worldwide for men, women, boys and girls to ensure the on-going growth of the sport for all participants irrespective of gender, age or ability.

About One80

One80 was founded in 2005 and has established itself within the dart industry as a high-quality, innovative company manufacturing Bristle Dartboards and Darts. Our continuous focus on new product innovations keeps the One80 product line evolving to meet the increasing demands. We strive for perfection and efficiency!

About L-style

Started in 2002 in Tokyo, L-style is a global dart accessory brand with offices now in Japan, China, Los Angeles, France and Spain. We are the first brand to innovate a perfectly thin moulded flight that fits on any stems. Our innovation is always centred on functionality and aesthetics. Our goal is to promote darts across the globe and support other entities who share that same goal and similar vision.
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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by nikkiboy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:40 pm

So they have the boards, the darts and the accessories just no venue, no sponsor and no date.
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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by ILAD » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:47 pm

oche balboa wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:37 pm
THE BRITISH DARTS ORGANISATION are delighted to announce the signing of a new, Official Partnership with One80 and L-style, bringing together two of the world’s leading brands in darts with Britain’s only recognised governing body in darts. Starting in August 2019, the five-year contract will see the BDO working in tandem with our new partners, committed to broadening our reach, increasing our interest levels and further raising the profile of the BDO, One80 and L-style.

Des Jacklin, Chairman and CEO of the BDO has expressed his enthusiasm at the new partnership; ‘I am delighted that we have signed up for the next 5 years with two exciting companies. One80 have a great quality Dart Board and L-style are now leading the way with a new fresh look to our sport. This also gives the BDO a foot in the door to the Asian Market’.

As part of the newly forged partnership, One80’s Gladiator 3 boards will become the tournament dartboard of choice across all BDO-run events including the BDO British Inter County Championships (BICC), British Open, British Classic and our three televised majors, making One80 the ‘Official Dartboard supplier of the BDO’. In addition, One80 will also become the official apparel partner to the BDO, with exclusive rights to produce dual-branded darts wear. L-style’s innovative and stylish range of accessories will see them become the BDO’s official partner across flights, shafts and barrels.

Director of One80 Europe, David Lewis stated that ‘One80 are excited and honoured to be joining forces with the BDO. Through our partnership we hope to support the BDO in its continuous ventures to preserve the grass root of darts and help future growth’.

Speaking on behalf of L-style, President Tsuyoshi Yamasaki echoed One80’s sentiments; ‘We are thrilled and proud to be entering into an official partnership with the British Darts Organisation. Together, we believe that we can make darts even more exciting’.
As well as providing exposure for One80 and L-style, this venture will give both partners joint sponsorship of the newly named ‘One80-L-style World Masters’ for the next five years, commencing with the 45th World Masters in October this year.

About the BDO

Founded in 1973, THE BRITISH DARTS ORGANISATION (BDO) is the only World Darts Federation (WDF) recognised governing body for darts in Britain and through its ranking points, invitational table and tournament qualifying system is established globally as the world’s leading darts organisation. The BDO comprises sixty-five-member counties in Britain and has sixty-nine associate countries worldwide. The BDO represents darts from grass roots right through to the professional level and as such is fully committed to regulating, organising, promoting, staging, administrating and fostering darts nationally, and worldwide for men, women, boys and girls to ensure the on-going growth of the sport for all participants irrespective of gender, age or ability.

About One80

One80 was founded in 2005 and has established itself within the dart industry as a high-quality, innovative company manufacturing Bristle Dartboards and Darts. Our continuous focus on new product innovations keeps the One80 product line evolving to meet the increasing demands. We strive for perfection and efficiency!

About L-style

Started in 2002 in Tokyo, L-style is a global dart accessory brand with offices now in Japan, China, Los Angeles, France and Spain. We are the first brand to innovate a perfectly thin moulded flight that fits on any stems. Our innovation is always centred on functionality and aesthetics. Our goal is to promote darts across the globe and support other entities who share that same goal and similar vision.


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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by Ginge » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 pm

Arent these companies England Darts already deal with?

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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by DavidOwen67 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:02 pm

Ginge wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Arent these companies England Darts already deal with?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery....
Already have some county links.

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Post by ChrisW » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:04 pm

DavidOwen67 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Ginge wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Arent these companies England Darts already deal with?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery....
Already have some county links.

Tony Martin, is this your handiwork?
Aye the two global companies are surviving from England darts and county darts.

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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by ChrisW » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:06 pm

Hint: One of the German darters playing tonight in the PDC was wearing an 'L'

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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by devosteve » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:14 pm

"With Britain's only recognised governing darts body"

bdo still top dog I see.
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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by TheSandman » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:24 pm

A press release at 9.30pm on a Friday, desperate stuff.

No mention of sportotal? It’s all been Des who struck a deal for some boards.

Has to be a 10am Monday announcement of the wdt venue

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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by TheSandman » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:29 pm

Chairman and CEO! Why didn’t he add in promoter, travel agent, bus driver and glass collector as well.

Was there a picture of Des on the press release? Loves to get his big head on anything

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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by Skewball » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:37 pm

So they now have some boards to throw at once again after casting off Winmau.
I suppose this us seem as progress.! Lol.

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Post by devosteve » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:53 pm

I wonder what the pdc will think of his crowing how they are 'official governing body'?

Sure this is not true anyway. Recall both pdc and England darts still going for this title?

Let's see what happens re gsod
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Post by oche balboa » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:53 pm

Christ
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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by ChrisW » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:59 pm

Fanboys picking through a BDO press release never gets boring.
'Ooh look they tried to make something sound positive' :)'

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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by el_ringo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:10 pm

devosteve wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:14 pm
"With Britain's only recognised governing darts body"

bdo still top dog I see.
It hasn't been in dispute since 1997 when the court issue was settled.
The PDC agreed to recognise the WDF as world body and the BDO as the national body for Britain (UK?).

I have no idea what the EDO Jocks Welsh and NI darts organisations claim to be I presume they are WDF members but not sure if they are BDO members

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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by Bag Carrier » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:29 pm

Didnt see these deals coming lol.

In all seriousness it is a step in the right direction for the next few years to have more than one sponsor on board.

Also opens up the market to asia a little more as Lstyle are the biggest selling in Asia.

Maybe more announcements coming up regarding these deals soon I would imagine.
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Post by devosteve » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:32 pm

Well from reading fanatics and post above, now this has been announced expect details to come re wdt and masters.

so des has been silent because he has been very confident re what news is coming?
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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by The Jolly Man » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:46 pm

Bag Carrier wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Didnt see these deals coming lol.

In all seriousness it is a step in the right direction for the next few years to have more than one sponsor on board.

Also opens up the market to asia a little more as Lstyle are the biggest selling in Asia.

Maybe more announcements coming up regarding these deals soon I would imagine.
It’s great to see other dart brands getting involved. Think it’s an area that the PDC miss out on due to the ties with Unicorn. Think they could drum up a lot more sponsorship across the board for it’s different tours and events if they could move away from unicorn.

Over the last few years there are quite a few more prominent dart brands appearing both Home and abroad and the BDO now seem to be starting to take advantage of it. Time will tell if this is better than what they had previously.

However they have lost a lot of the top British players now, what will happen to the Dutch players now finder have left. Announcing they have a foot into the Asian market is a great thought but the PDC have a tour on the continent that is two years old now that all the top players go to. They are way behind the curve, and that’s just in the uk. Again this smacks of the organisation trying to be a world player rather than trying to sort out its own domestic circuit first.

Is it telling that despite them talking about 3 majors etc, they have announced sponsors for the event in October before the one in August. Are they trying to entice another sponsor in by saying people are working with us? Are they announcing this without announcing a venue for the masters because again they don’t have one but trying to make the event more appealing to venues?

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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by Bag Carrier » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:56 pm

The Jolly Man wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Bag Carrier wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Didnt see these deals coming lol.

In all seriousness it is a step in the right direction for the next few years to have more than one sponsor on board.

Also opens up the market to asia a little more as Lstyle are the biggest selling in Asia.

Maybe more announcements coming up regarding these deals soon I would imagine.
It’s great to see other dart brands getting involved. Think it’s an area that the PDC miss out on due to the ties with Unicorn. Think they could drum up a lot more sponsorship across the board for it’s different tours and events if they could move away from unicorn.

Over the last few years there are quite a few more prominent dart brands appearing both Home and abroad and the BDO now seem to be starting to take advantage of it. Time will tell if this is better than what they had previously.

However they have lost a lot of the top British players now, what will happen to the Dutch players now finder have left. Announcing they have a foot into the Asian market is a great thought but the PDC have a tour on the continent that is two years old now that all the top players go to. They are way behind the curve, and that’s just in the uk. Again this smacks of the organisation trying to be a world player rather than trying to sort out its own domestic circuit first.

Is it telling that despite them talking about 3 majors etc, they have announced sponsors for the event in October before the one in August. Are they trying to entice another sponsor in by saying people are working with us? Are they announcing this without announcing a venue for the masters because again they don’t have one but trying to make the event more appealing to venues?
Who knows if they have a venue, we certainly dont.

I think Des has been waiting till the ink was dry on deals before the announcement, I know how the deals were offered out as a company i was with was also considering getting involved.

But any new big and recognised darts companies coming on board is a step in the right direction. Taking over the World Masters as lead sponsor is a massive thing for Lstyle as the masters is bigger than the WC in Asia.

Who knows if these companies with there contacts may tap into other companies to sponsor events. Look at soft tip, sk many different companies involved.
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Re: BDO announce deal with 180 & L style

Post by DavidOwen67 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:19 am

Press release - The BDO's biggest sponsor who had the oldest darts tournament still in existence named after their famous brand has decided to leave the RMS Destanic as they could see the iceberg from 100 miles away.

However, a couple of far eastern companies have chucked a few quid our way so we're going to make out its all plain sailing from now on.

Besides Captain Des is not on the bridge. He can't even see an iceberg from Spain as he spends his hard earned North Cyprus Open zlotys.

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