2019 Australian Open
Enjoyable session of arrows, glad I got up early to watch it. Scores were

Brody Klinge (77.52) 0-5 (77.46) Adam Rowe
David Platt (85.26) 5-3 (79.41) Brandon Weening
Gordon Mathers (70.62) 3-5 (69.12) Laurie Loch
Mick Lacey (76.86) 2-5 (87.99) Jeremy Fagg
Josh Townsend (88.26) 4-5 (80.70) Roderick Hughes
Gary Kennedy (74.73) 2-5 (78.69) John Kitchin
Damon Heta (90.45) 5-3 (89.91) Peter Machin
Brad Thorp (77.31) 1-5 (82.38) Stuart Coburn

Lorraine Burn (59.97) 5-1 (52.08) Lee-Anne Faulkner
Tori Kewish (82.65) 5-2 (63.51) Barb Smyth
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Link for the early session for anyone fancying a look

https://livestream.com/accounts/2687950/.../194525476
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The second session of the day just starting
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Didn't notice it yesterday but David Platt has nicked Ted Hankey's walkon music lol
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(08-02-2019, 05:48 AM)mc1958 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:42 AM)Phil McKeown Wrote: I'm not a fan of the Formula Sports board being used.  Seems very firm and unforgiving.  Lots of darts barely clinging on and also at bad angles.  The white paint on the spider and number ring is chipping very easily and the colours are a bit weak.  It is more expensive than the One80 Gladiator III here is Australia and I certainly wouldn't be considering it

Think you'll find it's a Shot board - probably a Bandit - that has just been rebranded for the Formula Sports shop, and no doubt being used as they are one of the event sponsors.  The Bulls Advantage is the same board as well and I gave mine away within a week as it was far too hard for me.

Posted the same in the Shoutbox last night when I started watching.  The looks - and the sound - tells me it's a Shot board.  Quite a bit firmer than a G3, and miles more than a Blade.
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Another enjoyable session of darts - all the final round robin scores:

Mitchell Clegg (80.25) 5-2 (78.15) Brody Klinge
Aaron Morrison (85.74) 5-3 (81.45)David Platt
Mal Cuming (76.44) 1-5 (83.07) Gordon Mathers
Gerry Starr (76.56) 2-5 (73.23) Mick Lacey
Scott Mitchell (81.69) 5-0 (73.47) Josh Townsend
Justin Thompson (87.36) 5-4 (78.90) Gary Kennedy
Mick Mullaney (71.64) 1-5 (84.00) Damon Heta
Jim Williams (77.46) 5-0 (61.98) Brad Thorp

Mikuru Suzuki (78.60) 5-2 (57.39) Lorraine Burn
Lisa Ashton (81.42) 5-3 (73.47) Tori Kewish


I can't see me getting up early again tomorrow morning, but hopefully I'll be able to catch at least the finals - kick off time tomorrow 3am UK time
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Has been fun watching
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Looks like the ladies it was only the group winners go through same as the mens as Lisa and Mikuru have gone straight to the final, the order of play for tomorrow is:

QF1 - Gerry Starr vs Gordon Mathers
QF2 - Scott Mitchell vs Aaron Morrison
QF3 - Justin Thompson vs Damon Heta
QF4 - Mitchell Clegg vs Jim Williams
SF1 - winner QF1 vs winner QF2
SF2 - winner QF3 vs winner QF4
Ladies Final - Lisa Ashton vs Mikuru Suzuki
Mens Final - winner SF1 vs winner SF2
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(08-02-2019, 01:00 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:48 AM)mc1958 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:42 AM)Phil McKeown Wrote: I'm not a fan of the Formula Sports board being used.  Seems very firm and unforgiving.  Lots of darts barely clinging on and also at bad angles.  The white paint on the spider and number ring is chipping very easily and the colours are a bit weak.  It is more expensive than the One80 Gladiator III here is Australia and I certainly wouldn't be considering it
Think you'll find it's a Shot board - probably a Bandit - that has just been rebranded for the Formula Sports shop, and no doubt being used as they are one of the event sponsors.  The Bulls Advantage is the same board as well and I gave mine away within a week as it was far too hard for me.

Posted the same in the Shoutbox last night when I started watching.  The looks - and the sound - tells me it's a Shot board.  Quite a bit firmer than a G3, and miles more than a Blade.

Not really sure if it's a rebranded Shot board.

Formula Sports is the distributor for Target down here, so I'm thinking it may be the same as the Target Pro Tour board.

They are also using the Corona light, and those shot boards are plastic on the outside so the magnet system won't work with them.
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(08-02-2019, 09:50 PM)italNZ Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 01:00 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:48 AM)mc1958 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:42 AM)Phil McKeown Wrote: I'm not a fan of the Formula Sports board being used.  Seems very firm and unforgiving.  Lots of darts barely clinging on and also at bad angles.  The white paint on the spider and number ring is chipping very easily and the colours are a bit weak.  It is more expensive than the One80 Gladiator III here is Australia and I certainly wouldn't be considering it
Think you'll find it's a Shot board - probably a Bandit - that has just been rebranded for the Formula Sports shop, and no doubt being used as they are one of the event sponsors.  The Bulls Advantage is the same board as well and I gave mine away within a week as it was far too hard for me.

Posted the same in the Shoutbox last night when I started watching.  The looks - and the sound - tells me it's a Shot board.  Quite a bit firmer than a G3, and miles more than a Blade.

Not really sure if it's a rebranded Shot board.

Formula Sports is the distributor for Target down here, so I'm thinking it may be the same as the Target Pro Tour board.

They are also using the Corona light, and those shot boards are plastic on the outside so the magnet system won't work
Impossible to tell if it is rebranded but all the same I haven't changed my opinion after seeing it for two days.  Formula Sports equipment doesn't look good on display and the board performance aligns with the visual appeal.
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(08-02-2019, 09:50 PM)italNZ Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 01:00 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:48 AM)mc1958 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:42 AM)Phil McKeown Wrote: I'm not a fan of the Formula Sports board being used.  Seems very firm and unforgiving.  Lots of darts barely clinging on and also at bad angles.  The white paint on the spider and number ring is chipping very easily and the colours are a bit weak.  It is more expensive than the One80 Gladiator III here is Australia and I certainly wouldn't be considering it
Think you'll find it's a Shot board - probably a Bandit - that has just been rebranded for the Formula Sports shop, and no doubt being used as they are one of the event sponsors.  The Bulls Advantage is the same board as well and I gave mine away within a week as it was far too hard for me.

Posted the same in the Shoutbox last night when I started watching.  The looks - and the sound - tells me it's a Shot board.  Quite a bit firmer than a G3, and miles more than a Blade.

Not really sure if it's a rebranded Shot board.

Formula Sports is the distributor for Target down here, so I'm thinking it may be the same as the Target Pro Tour board.

They are also using the Corona light, and those shot boards are plastic on the outside so the magnet system won't work with them.
didn`t they sponsor Tony David
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(08-02-2019, 05:42 AM)Phil McKeown Wrote: Impossible to tell if it is rebranded but all the same I haven't changed my opinion after seeing it for two days.  Formula Sports equipment doesn't look good on display and the board performance aligns with the visual appeal.

Completely agree - the white spider and ring look especially bad.
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(08-02-2019, 10:52 PM)Troll Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 09:50 PM)italNZ Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 01:00 PM)nixer55 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:48 AM)mc1958 Wrote:
(08-02-2019, 05:42 AM)Phil McKeown Wrote: I'm not a fan of the Formula Sports board being used.  Seems very firm and unforgiving.  Lots of darts barely clinging on and also at bad angles.  The white paint on the spider and number ring is chipping very easily and the colours are a bit weak.  It is more expensive than the One80 Gladiator III here is Australia and I certainly wouldn't be considering it
Think you'll find it's a Shot board - probably a Bandit - that has just been rebranded for the Formula Sports shop, and no doubt being used as they are one of the event sponsors.  The Bulls Advantage is the same board as well and I gave mine away within a week as it was far too hard for me.

Posted the same in the Shoutbox last night when I started watching.  The looks - and the sound - tells me it's a Shot board.  Quite a bit firmer than a G3, and miles more than a Blade.

Not really sure if it's a rebranded Shot board.

Formula Sports is the distributor for Target down here, so I'm thinking it may be the same as the Target Pro Tour board.

They are also using the Corona light, and those shot boards are plastic on the outside so the magnet system won't work with them.
didn`t they sponsor Tony David

Yes they did
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Just caught the end of the first semi final and the second, scores for the quarters and semis:

Quarter Finals
Gerry Starr (78.90) 3-6 (83.28) Gordon Mathers
Scott Mitchell (82.20) 6-5 (75.57) Aaron Morrison
Justin Thompson (90.45) 4-6 (92.88) Damon Heta
Mitchell Clegg (88.29) 2-6 (96.24) Jim Williams

Semi Finals
Gordon Mathers (88.92) 7-8 (89.64) Scott Mitchell
Damon Heta (85.71) 8-1 (78.87) Jim Williams


The two finals, ladies just about to start:

Ladies - Lisa Ashton vs Mikuru Suzuki

Mens - Scott Mitchell vs Damon Heta
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Good ladies final with Lisa taking it

Lisa Ashton (84.00) 8-6 (81.63) Mikuru Suzuki
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