The Rise of the WDF!

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by MancheStar » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:10 pm

Wonder if lakeside will be considered for the end of season major so they can stick 2 fingers up to Des

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by bovvered » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:11 pm

Nailed on

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by foggs3355 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:15 pm

I bet they try bring back the zuidern masters as well so a major in Europe

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by Black Velvet » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:22 pm

“zuidern”

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by bovvered » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:22 pm

Is there a wdf fanatics page on fbook , others will be obsolete soon

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by chateauman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:24 pm

Success will simply depend on money. If the WDF can get viable sponsorship it will work - with the Dutch on board, I believe they can - more so than the tarnished product of the BDO. Perhaps Winmau for starters!! In fact, with the BDO on the verge of bankruptcy its positive news that an alternative will take its place for darts players not in the PDC. Whether the BDO will continue is doubtful in its current form. I believe their only hope is to get new leadership and work alongside the WDF in the future under a dual banner but this is highly questionable - not least because I struggle to see what benefit the WDF would get from it.
Also, if I'm not mistaken, there has already been tentative discussions between the PDC and WDF on possible future roles.
Anyway, my view is its good news for players.

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by Dannyboy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:38 pm

Isn’t it a bit optimistic to be aiming for 2020. Surely it’s worth doing it properly ahead of 2021.

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by MancheStar » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:55 pm

Dannyboy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Isn’t it a bit optimistic to be aiming for 2020. Surely it’s worth doing it properly ahead of 2021.
No it says the season will run January to December

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by devosteve » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:03 pm

MancheStar wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Dannyboy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Isn’t it a bit optimistic to be aiming for 2020. Surely it’s worth doing it properly ahead of 2021.
No it says the season will run January to December
They must have been working on this for a while.

deta: players rep. Richard Ashdown on board. Quickly making statement when bdo tried to pull a fast one with paying for points (how ridiculous does that seem now?), responding to masters etc.
They have not just responded to the last couple of months.
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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by Dannyboy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:58 pm

MancheStar wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Dannyboy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Isn’t it a bit optimistic to be aiming for 2020. Surely it’s worth doing it properly ahead of 2021.
No it says the season will run January to December
Well it’s already mid January.

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by meetthefeebles » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:03 pm

Looks very much like the WDF see themselves stepping into the void about to be created by the BDO and that they have been planning it for a few months, at least. They cannot do a worse job than the clowns at the BDO, and the 'lineage' of an 'official' world championship will almost certainly be continued.

What they need though, is money. I'd imagine they'll be on the blower to Bazza for exactly that on a very regular basis...

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by MancheStar » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:15 pm

Dannyboy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:58 pm
MancheStar wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Dannyboy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Isn’t it a bit optimistic to be aiming for 2020. Surely it’s worth doing it properly ahead of 2021.
No it says the season will run January to December
Well it’s already mid January.
First event of the WDF season this weekend las vegas

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by devosteve » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:05 pm

keep eye out on www.dartswdf.com looks like an announcement coming soon"


Deta on Facebook. Something is coming.
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Post by oche balboa » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:08 pm

TSOD World Grand Prix Prediction winner 2017.

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by trotter01 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:28 pm

Who cares about that..

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Post by oche balboa » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:31 pm

That's the news
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Post by Ginge » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 pm

Pfft

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by TheSandman » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:03 am

The BDO is now obsolete

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Re: The Rise of the WDF!

Post by devosteve » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:07 am

The World Darts Federation is delighted to announce our intentions for the 2020 season and a brand new world ranking structure.

The WDF are fully committed to establishing two new major tournaments within the next 12 months.

The first will be a ‘World Masters’ style multi-board event for men, women and youth that will provide the opportunity for players from all member countries to compete, including the winners of every WDF sanctioned event in the calendar year.

We will also be launching an end of season finale in the traditional format of a staged ‘World Championship’ type event, where the top men, women and youth players within our global system have the opportunity to become WDF champions.

The WDF ranking system now includes over 100 events from almost 50 countries in 2020 and is explained in detail below. These include a number of “Gold” events, which will see their champions promoted directly into our new major competitions.

We will also look forward to announcing news of additional staged international events under the WDF banner in the near future.

Further details on the dates, location, prize fund and the full qualification criteria for our new major tournaments will be released as soon as it is available.

Our WDF youth system is also a priority. It will be fully reviewed in the coming weeks and further details of qualification for the majors will be announced.

We would like to emphasise that 2020 will be a transitional year for the World Darts Federation and that no tournament restrictions will be made regarding seeding, format or prize money. A clear structure and definitive rules with regards to the 2021 WDF calendar and the world ranking system, tournament seeding, playing format and prize structure will be issued in due course.
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