The Darts thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by MUSC4EVER, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. MUSC4EVER

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    So I've got some news, there's a tournament starting tomorrow night on Sky called the Dubai Duty Free Masters, its a two day, eight man competition open to the Top eight in the World only with the Top four seeded, quarter finals on tomorrow with the semis and final Friday night...here is the draw

    Lewis v Van Barneveld
    Whitlock v Chisnall
    Taylor v Wright
    Van Gerwen v Wade
    First to 10 Legs

    Semi finals and final is best of 21 legs, £50,000 to the winner, on Sky from 5pm (8pm Dubai time) both nights..
     
  2. Fuzzy

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    That's awesome, Darts going to new countries and getting exposure. I can remember when they used have a tournament at Las Vegas, miss that tournament. :)
     
  3. MUSC4EVER

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    Its actually the second time they have been to Dubai, it on TV now..
     
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    Results from tonight

    Lewis 10-5 Van Barneveld
    Whitlock 8-10 Chisnall
    Taylor 5-10 Wright
    Van Gerwen 10-9 Wade

    Great nights action, another no show from Taylor and Wade proving what a ridiculous decision it was to drop him from the Premier League this season, he was fantastic and pushed MVG all the way....semi finals is MVG v Lewis and Wright v Chisnall..
     
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    Van Gerwen won the tournament for the second year running after beating Wright 11-7 in the final

    ...next Darts on TV is the World Cup of Darts starting Friday afternoon..
     
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    World Cup of Darts starts tomorrow at 1pm, its a 32 team tournament with two players for each country, third time competition has took place with England winning the first two (England World Cup winners, fancy that!) they will be represented by Taylor and Lewis again, two day tournament finishing on Sunday night..
     
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    The Netherland won the World Cup after crushing reigning champs England three points to nil in the final, fantastic tournament with great darts!
     
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    Vincent Van Der Voort, Van Der Voort, Vincent Van Der Voort nun nun nun nun nun nun nun nun na Vincent Van Der Voort Van Der Voort Vincent Van Der Voort............no idea if he played just felt the urge.:D
     
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    Nope, Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld, but that has put a smile on my face!
     
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    So its been a bit quiet on the Darts front lately with the players taking a mid-season break, there were a few smaller tour tournaments taking place, like the Gibraltar Open which was won by James Wade for example, but the players will be back in full swing on Saturday Night when the World Matchplay starts, its a nine day tournament which is considered second to the World Championship, should be good!
     
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    So far in the first round, Taylor, Van Gerwen and Barnet all through comfortably, two seeded players out...Pipe and Thornton out, Lewis and Wright on tonight, Wright is up against Stephen Bunting, which will be a good match!
     
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    So the final of the World Matchplay is on tonight with Van Gerwen v Taylor and what a match that promises to be!

    Taylor wins 18-9, his 15th World Matchplay title and his 8th consecutive title!
     
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    Darts is back on Sky next week with the World Grand Prix live from Monday night....
     
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    So the World Championship starts on December 18th and Sky will have a whole channel dedicated to it, Sky Sports 4 will become Sky Sports Darts for the duration of the tournament..
     
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    I watched the Players Championship Finals on ITV4 this weekend - entertaining stuff, although I usually only watch the Lakeside tournament when it is on. It's inspired me to think about getting a dartboard and setting it up in my new flat... I could put it in the hallway :lol:
     
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    I watched bits of that over the weekend and it was good, happy for Anderson that he won it, draw for the World Championship takes place tomorrow...
     
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    Anderson had a hell of a draw for the PCF as far as I could see... his match against Phil Taylor was epic. In one 5-game session yesterday, Anderson won 4-1 to take control of the match, but both players were scoring exceptionally well... Anderson apparently had a 3-dart average of 119 in that 5-game session, while Taylor hit 120 :eek: Unbelievable!
     
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    The PDC is so much better than the BDO.
     
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    I wouldn't say the PDC is so much better that the BDO as there are some great players in the BDO but the standard is a lot higher, and only watching BDO and not PDC darts is a bit like only watching Championship football and not Premier league...
     
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    So then the draw for the first round of the World Championship was made this afternoon, and here it is..

    Kim Huybrects (18) v Michael Mansell
    Dave Chisnall (8) v Ryan De Vreede
    Raymond Van Barneveld (14) v Rowby-John Rodriguez
    Dean Winstanley (26) v Wayne Jones
    Mark Webster (31) v Ron Meulenkamp
    John Part (30) v Keegan Brown
    Paul Nicholson (25) v Benito Van De Pas
    Jamie Caven (19) v Jason Hogg
    Andy Smith (28) v Ronny Huybrects
    Jelle Klaasen (29) v Christian Kist
    Andy Hamilton (12) v Dave Richardson
    Adrian Lewis (3) v Dave Pallett
    Gary Anderson (4) v Mark McGrath or Scott Kirchner
    Terry Jenkins (16) v John Weber
    Vincent Van Der Voort (23) v John Henderson
    Robert Thornton (9) v Andrew Gilding
    Simon Whitlock (7) v Darren Webster
    Peter Wright (5) v Gerwyn Price
    James Wade (6) v Jamie Lewis
    Justin Pipe (17) v Lawrence Ryder
    Steve Beaton (21) v Kyle Anderson
    Steve Kellett (32) v Kim Viljanen or Sascha Stein
    Michael Smith (22) v Mensur Suljovic
    Brendon Dolan (11) v Nolan Arendse or Alex Hon
    Steven Bunting (27) v Jermaine Wattimena or Robert Marijanovic
    Phil Taylor (2) v Jyhan Artut
    Mervyn King (10) v Max Hopp
    Wes Newton (13) v Cristian Perez or Cristo Reyes
    Michael Van Gerwen (1) v Joe Cullen
    Ronnie Baxter (24) v Scott McKenzie or Daryl Gurney
    Ian White (15) v Jani Haavisto or John Michael
    Kevin Painter (20) v Boris Koltsov or Haruki Muramatsu

    Tournament starts at 7pm on Thursday December 18th on Sky Sports 3 which will become Sky Sports Darts on the day of the tournament, Richie Burnett pulled out last night due to personal reasons, no-one really knows what they are but I wish him well whatever happens..
     
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    So I popped into Argos on my way home this evening, and drilled my first holes in the walls of my new flat... :D

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    Looks awesome!
     
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    Cheers! :cheers:

    I've already missed the entire board/surround twice, and a dart has already gone into my laminate flooring, so I think I might need to use a mat and/or put up some cork board behind the board :lol:

    I didn't realise how utterly gash I am at darts... I played a year or so ago in the student's union and, after a few pints anyway, I could hit a double after 5-10 attempts, and occasionally got one first time. This evening, however, I'm struggling to play Round The Clock. That said, I did just do a celebration dance after hitting three numbers in a row... I think I'm a bit nervous about hitting the wall!! I need ALOT of practice. And a beer.
     
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    The PDC World Championship only two days away!
     
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    So you can talk to yourself again. :lol: I'll be watching the darts as well of course, maybe I'll be around at some point to post on here too. :)
     
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    Will miss some of it tomorrow as I'm working till half eight but not working for a few days after so it will have my undivided attention then, fancy the usual Taylor MVG and Lewis to dominate but I think Stephen Bunting is the dark horse and unseeded Keegan Brown could make a few headlines.

    Hopefully will have a few friends to talk about it! :lol:
     
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    Results so far on this first night of the Worlds...

    John Part 2-3 Keegan Brown
    Jelle Klaasen 3-1 Christian Kist
    Michael Van Gerwen 3-1 Joe Cullen

    Wes Newton v Cristo Reyes on now, Van Gerwen didn't play well and was given a bit of a scare by Cullen....
     
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    two more seeds go out with Andy Smith and Justin pipe crashing out in the first round, Anderson, Whitlock and Terry Jenkins play tonight..
     
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    So the World Championship is starting to come to a close with the Quarter Finals starting tomorrow, been a great tournament so far with lots of drama and upsets and a nine darter from Adrian Lewis last night, here's the Quarter final line up

    Michael Van Gerwen v Robert Thornton
    Peter Wright v Gary Anderson
    Phil Taylor v Vincent Van Der Voort
    Raymond Van Barneveld v Steven Bunting

    Semi Final takes place Saturday with the Final Sunday...
     
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    The Final is on tonight between Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor..
     
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