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Des Jacklins letter to the counties

Post by oche balboa » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:37 pm

Des has sent an email to all counties today, Here it is

Dear all Counties,

Just a final Monthly update before the AGM on Sunday August 4th
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It gives me great pleasure to inform you all that the BDO have finally signed a commercial
contract with joint company’s One80 and L-style for a 5-year period.
I contacted both One80 and L-style last August and have had several meetings with them
during this past year to get us into a position where we could all commit to a 5-year deal. As
outlined in our last delegates meeting, this contract proved extremely difficult to finalise
mainly due to the unsigned agreement previously in place, but I would like to take the
opportunity to thanks our commercial advisors Sportotal for their efforts in making this deal
happen.
The above deal will mean that as from August 2019 our new sponsors will be One80 and LStyle. As far as the BICC is concerned, the new deal is very similar to the previous one; All
counties will receive two brand new Gladiator 3 boards in place of the Winmau boards
usually given out at the AGM. We will need to amend the current wording of the present
BICC rules to incorporate the names of the new sponsors. It is also worth noting that any
county with left over Winmau boards will be permitted to use them for BICC matches
(within reason), but counties need to make the transition to Gladiator 3 boards as soon as
possible. The BDO are trying to be fair to counties, but also fair to our new sponsors too.
At the AGM you will all hear a little more about our two new partners, what we can expect
from them in the upcoming months and years and the expectations we have for the
counties in making the most of this new joint venture.
With regards to the online banking, I am pleased to say the issue has finally been rectified.
As someone who has personally banked with HSBC for over 25 years, never have I faced so
many issues in accessing the account in order to pay the counties monies owed to them. I
have been disappointed at the hoops we have had to jump through, which meant the
counties weren’t paid on time. I am used to getting on with the job in hand and haven’t
enjoyed having my hands tied for so long, but I have taken steps, so this never happens
again

by making myself the Primary user at the bank and appointing Giovanna Thomas as the
secondary user, but again more about this at the AGM.
I would like to take this opportunity again to thank everyone for their support at the Gold
Cup and Champions Cup two weeks ago and also thank all the officials that helped. Yes, we
did face issues, but they were dealt with and we got on with the job in hand. I only bring this
issue up again as I have received several emails of support from various counties along with
emails suggesting where we can improve going forward. These are the type of letters I really
like and appreciate because they mean something, they mean you care.
As most of you no doubt know by now I take this role extremely seriously, I was voted into
this position to look after the business, not to make friends, not to please individuals but to
try and get this business back ‘on track’, if I am quiet for a time it means I have nothing
worthwhile to report to you and it most certainly doesn’t mean that I am away sunning
myself on some foreign beach with not a care in the world as has been suggested several
times over social media. Currently, it has got to a point where my first waking thought is the
BDO as is my last thought at night! This makes it all the more frustrating and frankly
upsetting that recent reports that individuals within the BICC (both county and country
representatives) working against not only myself and the current board, but the BDO as a
whole. I can assure you all that when all the information and statements have been collated
the most strongest of action will be taken against these individuals if proven to have been
working again the best interests of the BDO.
Online entry for the British open/Classic is now up and running. Simply log on to the website
select the category you want and follow the screen instructions when prompted.
I must also say that there has been some talk about the entry fee increase for this years
British Open/Classic event, but please let me explain, we cannot continue to lose money at
our events and this includes the British Open/Classic, we have increasing costs on transport
Officials, MC’S, hotels, refreshments, Live Streaming, the set-up and dismantle of equipment
not to mention costs of the dart boards and equipment used, to be in charge of an event
that is going to lose money is not an option as far as I am concerned, when I am asked
awkward questions at the delegates meetings I need to be able to give a forthright answer
and not hide behind figures that no one really understands, I’d prefer to tell you that we
made money this time.

I am extremely disappointed with the entry numbers of the Youth Festival of Darts next
week in Colchester. The event was cancelled earlier this year as a venue hadn’t been soured
following the tearing down of the Wolverhampton venue, which was only brought to my
attention last minute. Due to the overwhelming disapproval over the decision, we
reinstated this event at a fantastic, all-round venue based close to both Southend and
Stansted airport for overseas players, to have been told we haven’t had many players
entered. We have extended the closing date to the 17th in the hope that this letter will
prompt the counties to get on board with trying to encourage more of their youth and
young players to enter and support the event.
I have been advised not to mention this next issue, as it may be seen by some as another
way to attack the BDO, but we all know that just isn’t my style to put it away in a draw and
leave it! We face it head on, so here goes.
Due to the contract signed by myself with Eurosport we need to produce the World Darts
Trophy, World Masters and World Professional. These events must happen. As you all know
from the last delegates meeting, I am not happy with the issues faced with the WDT and in
an ideal world I would cancel this event, but I simply cannot by the terms of a binding
contract.
The good news is I do have a venue agreed verbally for all our events (both Majors and
Opens) but I refuse to go public until we are signed. I realise I run the risk of losing some
players from the event that is most pressing (WDT), but as I stated before in this email, I am
here to run the business and not to please individual players with a short-term fix.
I am hopeful that my next announcement will include venues for the next three years. This
is a position I told you all a year ago I wanted to be in. I always knew we had to plant the
seeds I just didn’t expect that I had to do the weeding first!

One final thing I would like to say. I often hear, from the public, demands to know where
our televised events are and, in some cases, I’m taking a real hammering on social media.
Just think, if everyone that’s commented so far on this issue buys a ticket for one day, we’d
be a sell out! Additionally, if the Counties could encourage players and officials to buy a
ticket, then maybe, just maybe, we might just find it a little easier to sell out product to the
general public!
Despite this, ultimately, you have put me into this position for a reason and I’m still
confident that we come through the other side.
Yours Faithfully
Des Jacklin
Chairman / CEO BDO

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Re: Des Jacklins letter to the counties

Post by el_ringo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:56 pm

Yeah he definitely sounds in a slaps to be handed out mood.

Obviously Des's way or the highay shame his way is straight down the plug hole !

I'd wager now hes sole main signatory on the BDO money bank he's not so transparent with people seeing the statements either

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Post by BlueSpark » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:58 pm

At least the world trophy will be happening.
Can’t wait to tune in
“Deluxe have put together a seriously good team behind this , who are used to events at the very top of British and international sports.
They are certainly not muppets and must truly believe the BDO is marketable”
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Post by Ginge » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:58 pm

Mememememememememe!!!!

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Post by ILAD » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:12 pm

Where do you start with that? You could fill 6 pages pulling it apart. I did like the bit about him bigging up the new sponsorship deal with One80 and then later crying about the cost of dartboards !! Some fekin deal that. Also this one made me chuckle “by making myself the primary user at the bank”. Amateurs.

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Post by ChrisW » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:33 pm

Bit too much information but if we can have the pincode for the BDO account let's go for it.

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Re: Des Jacklins letter to the counties

Post by nikkiboy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 pm

OMFG!
Ginge wrote:the cancer has been cut from the BDO
21st April 2016 7:01am

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Post by nikkiboy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:49 pm

In summary

We've got a new equipment sponsor but the cost of event entry has gone up to cover the cost of equipment.
We couldn't pay the counties the money we owed because we couldn't get into the bank account.
I've sorted a venue for all events but I can't tell you where it is.
The WDT is on but I can't tell you when, where or any more details.
Anyone who says anything negative about the BDO will be dealt with.

Did I miss anything?
Ginge wrote:the cancer has been cut from the BDO
21st April 2016 7:01am

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Post by markymark » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:50 pm

Maybe those people Des wants to buy tickets, would buy tickets, if they were given plenty of notice of dates and venues.

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Post by Astonvilla » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:15 pm

I'm not sure if this is a genuine letter or a spoof. That bit about the bank account is either hilarious or pathetic.

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Post by Skewball » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:55 pm

fek me.

It could actually be a spoof or real, either would make equal sense!

As above , it's all mememememe

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Post by devosteve » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:02 pm

At least honest he wants to cancel wdt but can't.

Re bank accounts. The new way that banks work now I understand the problems he may have had. A charity I worked with had a trustee who's middle name was the name he signed with as his 'main' name. The hassles were unbelievable.

But this I have venues but can't say yet. Hmm.
This I will deal with those against me. hmm.

makes me wonder is this a whoosh post?
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Post by ChrisW » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:03 pm

Skewball wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:55 pm
fek me.

It could actually be a spoof or real, either would make equal sense!

As above , it's all mememememe
Do you really think it is a spoof?
It is definitely real.
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Post by TheSandman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:04 pm

The hammering he’s taking on social media is all his own fault.

At least we know the BDO is forced to hold the WDT, good news for the players that it’s definitely on even if they still have no idea what country it will be held in.

100k down the drain, but at least Des can now get into the BDO accounts to blow the money.

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Post by Bag Carrier » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:39 pm

Interested in what will be said at the AGM about the old board and the problems they have caused and are still causing. I think counties and players have the rights for the things to be out in the open, rather than China whispers going around.
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Re: Des Jacklins letter to the counties

Post by 1205 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:30 am

TheSandman wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:04 pm
The hammering he’s taking on social media is all his own fault.

At least we know the BDO is forced to hold the WDT, good news for the players that it’s definitely on even if they still have no idea what country it will be held in.

100k down the drain, but at least Des can now get into the BDO accounts to blow the money.
100k? Last year's prize fund was £34k.
His email hints at the aim: fill a smaller venue with people connected to players to make it look better on TV, then maybe get interest from the public in the future. Pushing the counties to sell the tournament to the players, because they're the current market. Can't say Jacklin's not being realistic about the situation.

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Post by TheSandman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:03 am

1205 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:30 am
TheSandman wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:04 pm
The hammering he’s taking on social media is all his own fault.

At least we know the BDO is forced to hold the WDT, good news for the players that it’s definitely on even if they still have no idea what country it will be held in.

100k down the drain, but at least Des can now get into the BDO accounts to blow the money.
100k? Last year's prize fund was £34k.
His email hints at the aim: fill a smaller venue with people connected to players to make it look better on TV, then maybe get interest from the public in the future. Pushing the counties to sell the tournament to the players, because they're the current market. Can't say Jacklin's not being realistic about the situation.
Lots of added costs to put on a 3/4 day tournament.

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Re: Des Jacklins letter to the counties

Post by BlueSpark » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:32 am

Jesus, he should have got someone literate to proof read that.
A load of waffle.
“Deluxe have put together a seriously good team behind this , who are used to events at the very top of British and international sports.
They are certainly not muppets and must truly believe the BDO is marketable”
Pauly 24/12/15

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Post by Wubbalubbadubdub » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:43 am

It's not "just buying a ticket" though, the added cost with a day out at the darts is a huge amount. When your not watching the highest quaility of the product available then you would only want to spend a tiny amount.
The venues he may have come up with will have to deliver on cheap bars,cheap hotel accomodation and near to travel hubs otherwise they will always be half empty.

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Re: Des Jacklins letter to the counties

Post by BlueSpark » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:53 am

Apart from the banking bit, the best part is the warning about action being taken against whoever for working against the BDO interests.
People shaking like a shitting dog after reading that I bet
“Deluxe have put together a seriously good team behind this , who are used to events at the very top of British and international sports.
They are certainly not muppets and must truly believe the BDO is marketable”
Pauly 24/12/15

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