What happened?
https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/27/bdo-amusi...-12616786/

The BDO is done for sure, but the WDF don't sound too promising, either..
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(04-28-2020, 03:34 PM)MMA Wrote: https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/27/bdo-amusi...-12616786/

The BDO is done for sure, but the WDF don't sound too promising, either..

Olly's ego surely the reason for BDO's downfall.
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No surprise, and it seems official.  Looks like we've seen the last BDO worlds:

https://dartsnews.com/commercial-branch-...-thursday/
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Yes BDOE is going, so no more World Championships or World Masters.

As for BDO Limited, the part that runs the BICC/Super League side, that's a bit of a farce at the moment as well with 3 different groups all looking to take over the BICC - BDO Limited, Tri-Nations and UKDA. Whether it will be winner takes all or not I don't know, but if it ends up with 3 different smaller county championships then I think the BICC side will be dead in a couple of years as well.

Hopefully the WDF can organise something for the Worlds and Masters for the touring players once this pandemic is over, but in all honesty I'm not convinced they can afford those either.

There is another group - MAD under Steve Brown - but not really looked into what they want to provide, other than I don't think they are interested in the BICC side of things.
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(06-29-2020, 03:43 PM)mc1958 Wrote: There is another group - MAD under Steve Brown - but not really looked into what they want to provide, other than I don't think they are interested in the BICC side of things.
I was reading about that the other day. Looks interesting as a conduit between amateur and PDC.
https://www.dartsworld.com/mad-to-fill-v...do-demise/
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Just seen on one of the facebook groups that Wayne Warren and John O'Shea are keeping the World Championhip and World Masters trophies until they are get the money they are owed from winning the events. Presumably Mikuru has the ladies WC trophy safely locked away in Japan as well, so can't see them getting that one back either lol.
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Looks like a few counties have voted to go with UKDA so far - Derbyshire, Clwyd, Cleveland, Shropshire and Kent.

There is also a new group, the Salopian Darts Associaction, that has signed up with UKDA as well. Not really sure what this is all about as Salopian isn't a county and are Shropshire based, but think they are a new league with new players.

Presumably this then means that anyone could set up a new league with different players in any of the other existing counties and join up with UKDA. I could understand this if a county doesn't already have a team in the BICC, but having counties with 2 or more teams in the league doesn't sound right to me, it just sounds like they are trying to play a numbers game.
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(07-02-2020, 08:27 AM)mc1958 Wrote: Looks like a few counties have voted to go with UKDA so far - Derbyshire, Clwyd, Cleveland, Shropshire and Kent. 

There is also a new group, the Salopian Darts Associaction, that has signed up with UKDA as well.  Not really sure what this is all about as Salopian isn't a county and are Shropshire based, but think they are a new league with new players. 

Presumably this then means that anyone could set up a new league with different players in any of the other existing counties and join up with UKDA.  I could understand this if a county doesn't already have a team in the BICC, but having counties with 2 or more teams in the league doesn't sound right to me, it just sounds like they are trying to play a numbers game.

Ukad seemed the best option when I looked at it. Liked the regional aspect but I didn't really see any changes to the format. Our local super league runs as a series of singles competitions but players also earn points for their team. Something like that would be good.
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Interview with the insolvency practitioner involved with the BDOE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOd2cuXXvE

Wow!
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Utterly embarrassing.

A very very sad end to what was once considered a decent and reputable name in darts.

I hope the players can find a new organisation to play for soon.
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Time after time after time the BDO survived - not this time.

I feel sorry for those players just starting, how many of them over the last few years have been made to look like mugs. Des Jacklin has got a lot of explaining to do, but you know he's try to wiggle out of it and have his untalented wife spit out some 'barbs' at people. Goodbye and good riddance, let the BDO die and find another way to assist the amateur players - maybe with the PDC's help - and get those deranged farts who don't know what they're doing out of there.
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