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Re: darts

Post by ohsnap » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:07 pm

awesome! I'm also off on the 27th with my dad - bit of a yearly tradition to go now for his birthday. We got extremely lucky with the draw and we get to see Barney, Taylor and Van Gerwen all on the same session - old man is buzzing as we haven't managed to see Taylor before! :scarfer:

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Re: darts

Post by Arch Dandy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:41 pm

ohsnap wrote:awesome! I'm also off on the 27th with my dad - bit of a yearly tradition to go now for his birthday. We got extremely lucky with the draw and we get to see Barney, Taylor and Van Gerwen all on the same session - old man is buzzing as we haven't managed to see Taylor before! :scarfer:
I'm there on the 27th as well, looks a cracking draw,

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Re: darts

Post by Billy Hunt » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:14 pm

James P wrote:Going on the 30th for the QFs. My favourite round generally. Normally get some cracking matches.
Same here, looking forward to it

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Re: darts

Post by Baron Von Marlon » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:19 pm

The talent and skill is exceptional, I won't go into the boards having larger treble and double segments to increase scoring, but Barry Hearn has turned darts into a sideshow

I would wager that 90% of the people that go to the darts aren't there to watch what is going on, but to drink beer and chant.

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Re: darts

Post by Baron Von Marlon » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:54 pm

That said it is great to watch on tv, once the generally awful prelim and first round games are over

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Re: darts

Post by psychoscoredthelot » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:33 am

ageing :lol:

im more like andy fordham these days

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Re: darts

Post by steps » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:12 pm

MvG-Reyes.

F*cking incredible game!

Really wanted the Spaniard to win it.

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Re: darts

Post by SoulCircus » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:53 am

Reyes averaged 107 in that game, still lost 4-2. Incredible standard.

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Re: darts

Post by ohsnap » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:49 pm

was there for that lvg - reyes game - very good indeed!

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Re: darts

Post by JerseyHammer » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:20 pm

ohsnap wrote:was there for that lvg - reyes game - very good indeed!
Always wanted to go but unlike most I'd actually go to watch the darts....is that possible? It doesn't seem so judging by what I see on the tele!

Lewis vs van Barneveld another cracker last night.

Watched one of the darts "gold" matches, Taylor vs Part in the 2003 final.....standard has shot up incredibly

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Re: darts

Post by woodgreenspur » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:26 pm

JerseyHammer wrote:
Always wanted to go but unlike most I'd actually go to watch the darts....is that possible? It doesn't seem so judging by what I see on the tele!

Lewis vs van Barneveld another cracker last night.

Watched one of the darts "gold" matches, Taylor vs Part in the 2003 final.....standard has shot up incredibly
Yes,you can watch the darts.Many do.Whenever i have gone its been a party atmosphere, but i was there to watch the arrows.

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Re: darts

Post by White Goodman » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:34 pm

woodgreenspur wrote: Yes,you can watch the darts.Many do.Whenever i have gone its been a party atmosphere, but i was there to watch the arrows.
How does one manage that in a fairly large arena? Darts are quite small , the areas they are aiming for quite small too.

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Re: darts

Post by woodgreenspur » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:55 pm

Get in early and get decent seats at the tables. Plus there are large screens that you see can close ups of the action.

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Re: darts

Post by JerseyHammer » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:23 pm

Cheers woodgreenspur. I assumed the closest tables would have been all corporate sponsors.

I suppose the BDO at the lakeside is probably the place to go if it's just about the darts though the gap in standard is really starting to open up.

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Re: darts

Post by woodgreenspur » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:29 pm

JerseyHammer wrote:Cheers woodgreenspur. I assumed the closest tables would have been all corporate sponsors.

I suppose the BDO at the lakeside is probably the place to go if it's just about the darts though the gap in standard is really starting to open up.
Surprisingly not.We were on the 2nd table,so 3 people back from the front.
As i said, you have to get in early though.My mate bought the tickets at 10am sharp the day they went on sale.And that was in July.

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Re: darts

Post by JerseyHammer » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:34 pm

Bloody hell, suppose for the latter stages the demand will be huge.

Well I can average 70 on a decent day so I'm probably more likely to make it as a player than a fan at this rate :D

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Re: darts

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:42 pm

Phil "the prick" Taylor up to usual antics again.

Having a pop at Wayne Mardle for being asked an honest and fair question.

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Re: darts

Post by Veston Pance » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:42 pm

Anderson v chizzy was just unbelievable. So glad Taylor is out. MVG is powering through but hasn't come up against any of the big boys. I backed Anderson at the start. He looks so at ease. Gonna be a great semi finals night

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Re: darts

Post by JerseyHammer » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:10 am

Veston Pance wrote:Anderson v chizzy was just unbelievable. So glad Taylor is out. MVG is powering through but hasn't come up against any of the big boys. I backed Anderson at the start. He looks so at ease. Gonna be a great semi finals night
Andersons interviews are great, it's like he's just doing all this for a laugh and if he gets knocked out then so be it. I think he consistently goes the distance because his technique is so bullet proof, so few moving parts.

Having said that I think MVG will scrape past him but you're right - MVG hasn't been properly tested yet

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Re: darts

Post by Ferret » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:57 pm

I think Anderson will win it for the 3rd time, he's come along way since being BDO favourite at The Lakeside and losing early doors most years!.

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