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RIP Lakeside

Post by oche balboa » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:17 pm

THE BDO WORLD PROFESSIONAL DARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS

After four decades of this prestigious competition residing at The Lakeside, we are excited to announce that the new home of the BDO World Professional Darts Championships is Indigo at the O2, London!

We have such fond memories and are extremely grateful to The Lakeside, especially Bob & Barbara Potter and all that have helped over the years to make the most famous darts tournament in the world, such a success.

Moving to The O2, the most popular venue in the world, is an amazing opportunity and we look forward to working with the O2 and their partners over the coming years to develop a new future for the BDO World Professional Darts Championships.

Further announcements to follow soon regarding on-sale dates and tournament/venue information.

See you in London January 2020!
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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by ILAD » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:23 pm

RIP BDO.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by ChrisW » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:28 pm

Coming thick and fast.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Madsocks2 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:29 pm

The end of history. Won't be the same.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by ChrisW » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:35 pm

Right as usual.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Ginge » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:36 pm

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Madsocks2 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:42 pm

10/10 for effort. 2/10 for execution.

The BDO had a built-in fanbase at Lakeside and one that behaved themselves. Now it will be PDC lite. Why try and play the PDC at their own game?

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Ginge » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:45 pm

Doooo doo do do dooo
Do do do do doooo
Do do do do doooo
Oi! Oi! Oi!

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by BlueSpark » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:52 pm

Madsocks2 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:42 pm
10/10 for effort. 2/10 for execution.

The BDO had a built-in fanbase at Lakeside and one that behaved themselves. Now it will be PDC lite. Why try and play the PDC at their own game?
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They are certainly not muppets and must truly believe the BDO is marketable”
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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by The Crusader » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:54 pm

I presume it doesn't state whether its a 1 year or longer contract, I think around 60-70% of Lakeside loyals wont bother. They will be having to rely on 10k fanatics to attend.

I believe whole heartedly this will be a disaster and either the death of BDO on TV, the final nail for Des or both.

I just cannot see it being successful, casuals will have been to Ally Pally over Xmas and New Year, I dont believe the BDO have enough genuine ticket buying supporters to achieve anything of note anymore.

They have hit the brick wall.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Moongoose McQueeen » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:58 pm

Lakeside was the bollocks but times change.

The forum intelligentsia will be there.
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Long live the BDO. Long live proper darts. Long live the official body of darts. And long live the BDO die hards who defend the BDO on social media.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by The Crusader » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:59 pm

Wow Lakeside held around 1200, Indigo 2800.

Madness or genius
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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Moongoose McQueeen » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:01 pm

The Crusader wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Wow Lakeside held around 1200, Indigo 2800.

Madness or genius Image
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devosteve wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Long live the BDO. Long live proper darts. Long live the official body of darts. And long live the BDO die hards who defend the BDO on social media.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Ginge » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 pm

Indigo wont hold that many with table seating, i would have thought.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Ginge » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:06 pm

More seething...

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Tommy T-Rex » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:06 pm

Just need to find a sponsor now to stump up the £350,000 what Potter used to shell out! Des Jackal will bust the BDO faster than Irene Mungins filled her handbag!

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Addicks Fan » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:06 pm

Never mind the venue, who's paying the prize money?

So close to where I live, will definitely go. But it will be weird!

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Ginge » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:07 pm

Hardly a surprise this has happened. Des hated the old place and Bob can now finally let the developers in.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by The Crusader » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:08 pm

Ginge wrote:Indigo wont hold that many with table seating, i would have thought.
Hopefully reduces it to around 300 to save face.
Thinking of one.

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Re: RIP Lakeside

Post by Ginge » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:08 pm

The Crusader wrote:
Ginge wrote:Indigo wont hold that many with table seating, i would have thought.
Hopefully reduces it to around 300 to save face.
From looking at the place i imagine the bottom level will be tables and the top level be tiered seating, wont be everyone at a comfy table.

Be interesting to see where they pitch the ticket prices, would confirm or not if Potter was taking the piss of late.

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