2019 World Darts trophy
Great day of darts, looking forward to tomorrows matches should be some good ones
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This afternoons order of play starting at 12pm

Lorraine Winstanley vs Laura Turner
Lisa Ashton vs Casey Gallagher
Wesley Harms vs Mark McGrath
Joe Chaney vs Jim Williams
Maria O'Brien vs Anastasia Dobromyslova
Mikuru Suzuki vs Aileen de Graaf
Roger Janssen vs Sebastian Steyer
Richard Veenstra vs Daniel Day

Mens best of 11 legs, ladies best of 7 legs
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Really enjoyed watching  the first four sessions from the last couple of days and looking more so to today's last two sessions. Smile
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Looks like McGrath is using some mission darts, they look good on TV
23g dobey phase 2
Extra short stems
Target no2 flights
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Nice win by McGrath in a rather scrappy last leg decider over Harms, enjoyable watch overall though.
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Quarter final scores from the afternoon session

Lorraine Winstanley 4-0 Laura Turner
Lisa Ashton 4-2 Casey Gallagher
Wesley Harms 5-6 Mark McGrath
Joe Chaney 5-6 Jim Williams
Maria O'Brien 1-4 Anastasia Dobromyslova
Mikuru Suzuki 2-4 Aileen de Graaf
Roger Janssen 4-6 Sebastian Steyer
Richard Veenstra 6-5 Daniel Day
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(08-31-2019, 06:56 PM)Cateye Wrote: I watched this event a little .
The stage design is terribly amateurish.
Whoever is responsible for this has done a miserable job and that's not a question of money at all.

Just the missing dartboard surround is a "you must be kidding" thing.
Oops, forget this, I just noticed that the pink wall is a strange surround.

Printing out all the sponsor logos and just tacking them to the wall is almost a rude thing to do.
If I would be a sponsor I would ran away after seeing this.

Yeah pink/purple surround (likely my wife could tell me the proper colour)  Big Grin
The wife and I have done 3 years sponsoring a Halloween party to raise funds for charity, and asking the charity for a banner to post at our parties, and in the end coming up with or own with their approval (trade mark issues)!

Obviously the money is their for some nice vinyl wall art for the sponsors, but advertising is a funny business. Likely they get more commentary/postings from some crappy printed/pinned posters than they would from some beautiful vinyl wall art.
The fact that you took notice and discussed/posted to others actually fulfills the purpose  Big Grin 
It doesn’t detract from the company, but perhaps the venue preparedness, so look for more crappy posters in the future  Smile causing discussion about the advertising/advertiser.
Mission accomplished!


Cheers
180’s
2018 - 0
2019 - 14
2020 - 1

Iv’e been working on my accuracy. I’ve gone from 53.6% to 92.8% getting 3 darts in the foam ring around my Winmau !
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Order of play for the semis starting shortly

Ladies
Ashton v de Graaf
Winstanley v Dobromyslova

Mens
Veenstra v Steyer
Williams v McGrath
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Great World Trophy, congrats to Jim Williams on the win & hopefully a new child of his birthday tomorrow, great comeback to Lisa Ashton to win the Ladies, over all i thought it was a great tournament

I heard alot of rumblings about the stage, big deal what it looks like yes it wasn't the greatest looking but worked, do you watch darts for what the stage looks like or for the darts ?? come on people, also a comment that stuck out to me was something about " if i was a sponsor i would pull out " really ?? you want them to lose sponsors over a purple/pinkish stage again come on, all sponsor banners were big and seen thats what sponsors want there brand to be noticed

Also seen some comments about the One80 boards & how many bounce outs, i didn't notice it that much, i seen a few as it can happen on any board, i seen a few from Jim Williams his darts land at different angles & looks like he doesn't throw that hard

Finally i thought the Refs did good & the MC was ok, he needs to shorten the intro's a bit we don't need a players resume on everything they have done, also announce how long the match is at the start before intro's not have them stand there waiting, all in all i enjoyed the weekend hope it continues for the BDO
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I thought it a great watch.  More entertaining than the Austrian Darts Championship, and I watched some of both.
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(09-01-2019, 11:16 PM)Crusher17 Wrote: Great World Trophy, congrats to Jim Williams on the win & hopefully a new child of his birthday tomorrow, great comeback to Lisa Ashton to win the Ladies, over all i thought it was a great tournament

I heard alot of rumblings about the stage, big deal what it looks like yes it wasn't the greatest looking but worked, do you watch darts for what the stage looks like or for the darts ?? come on people, also a comment that stuck out to me was something about " if i was a sponsor i would pull out " really ?? you want them to lose sponsors over a purple/pinkish stage again come on, all sponsor banners were big and seen thats what sponsors want there brand to be noticed

Also seen some comments about the One80 boards & how many bounce outs, i didn't notice it that much, i seen a few as it can happen on any board, i seen a few from Jim Williams his darts land at different angles & looks like he doesn't throw that hard

Finally i thought the Refs did good & the MC was ok, he needs to shorten the intro's a bit we don't need a players resume on everything they have done, also announce how long the match is at the start before intro's not have them stand there waiting, all in all i enjoyed the weekend hope it continues for the 

All of the above. mint
Enjoyed it all from the first to last match. Cool
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To complete the scores, here are the results of last nights games

Semi finals
Lisa Ashton 5-4 Aileen de Graaf
Anastasia Dobromyslova 5-0Lorraine Winstanley
Richard Veenstra 7-4 Sebastian Steyer
Mark McGrath 2-7 Jim Williams

Ladies final
Lisa Ashton 6-2 Anastasia Dobromyslova

Mens final
Richard Veenstra 6-8 Jim Williams


As for my thoughts on the weekend, I watched pretty much all of the event and really enjoyed it.

Maybe the stage set up could have been better and there could have been a few more people in the audience, but given they didn't even have a venue in place until the middle of July I though they did well. What I've seen on social media the spectators who were there pretty much all said that the venue was great as was the atmosphere as well. As the venue is now in place for the next two years hopefully the BDO will start advertising it and selling tickets a lot earlier so that they can get a bigger attendance.

As far as the new MC and referees went, I thought they all did a great job especially given this was the first time on tv for all of them apart from the MC and possibly John Fowler. Yes there were a couple of calling errors, but they happen in the PDC as well.

It was also good to see some of the non British and Dutch players like Joe Chaney, Mark McGrath, Sebastian Steyer have good runs in the event.

Well done to Lisa winning the title for the third time, and also well done to Jim on his first big title in the BDO - hopefully he can use this in the upcoming Masters and World Championship.
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I thought the crowd was better than in previous years, that's definitely an improvement. The 3 year deal in place hopefully ends the uncertainty about the venues and dates, and gets even more people going in next years. The referees did pretty well, losing Little Richard is still a big blow though. Paul Booth is all right but doesn't seem to have the charisma Richard had.

Something Des didn't really deliver were the sponsors though. I'm not sure who will pay for this event as there weren't many of them in sight. That's something that quickly needs to be sorted out.

Also I thought the standard on the last day was a bit poor. (not in the ladies, they did well) You'd expect a bit more from the players who get into the last 8/4
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