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My Trip To The Sydney Masters 2016
As you may know from a previous post, the Sydney Masters was the first PDC darts tournament I've been to.  We (me and two mates) had tickets to the games on Friday and Saturday so it was with great excitement that I watched the games on Thursday night.  I admit I was initially a bit disappointed that Wadey got knocked out but thrilled to see Kyle get past Barney.

We travelled on Friday so it was up at 5:30, flight at 7:30, drop the bags at the hotel at 9:30, look for a pub at 10:30.  We spent the day having a few drinks, walking to the iconic Harry's Cafe De Wheels in Woolloomooloo and a few games of pool before meeting up with our other mate when he finished work.  A quick change into our outfits...

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...and it was off to the casino.  We had decent seats in the middle of the front section and access to the walk-ons and front-of-the-stage areas was not cordoned off so you could get a good look at the players.  There was a great atmosphere throughout the night with plenty of singing and cheering but you could concentrate on the darts as much as you wanted.  For me the first 3 games were the undercard to my main event of Kyle vs MvG.  We dashed to the bar towards the end of the Taylor vs Gando drubbing but got back in time for the game.  Despite the result the two highlights were Kyle's two 160 checkouts and then getting his autograph right at the end. 

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He'd tweeted back to me earlier in the day that an autograph "shouldn't be a problem" but respect to him for coming back out after the disappointment of getting beaten and spending a few minutes with the fans.

After that we headed to the casino sports bar for a night cap before turning in for the night.

Write up of Saturday's adventure to follow!

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Best Checkout: 154 (League), 160 (Pro Darter)
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Nice write up Banz.  Pretty cool and accommodating of Kyle as well with the autograph. :cool1:
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looks like you had a great time! Im happy you got your signature Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Sounds like a good time was had by all - Kyle seems a really top bloke, and credit to him for coming back out
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Out of interest, and slightly off topic, but does Kyle's brother Beau still play?
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(08-25-2016, 06:43 AM)mc1958 Wrote: Out of interest, and slightly off topic, but does Kyle's brother Beau still play?

Not sure to be honest. I wasn't really into darts outside of the TV majors until the last year or so. Up until then I'd barely heard of Kyle and nothing of his brother.

As the world of Australian darts seems like a quite a small one I'm sure I could find out from my league team mates next week.

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I went on Thursday. Was a good night.
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Good to see the members making the most of the limited opportunities you get over there Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. Seems like a good one Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Thanks for sharing your experience Banz - I really like reading these kinds of write ups!!

Being in Canada, I can't see the opportunity to get to see the calibre of darts you saw, so I am very envious Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Cheers everyone.

I'll make an effort to write up Saturday's events as well.

In some ways being in Oz (as opposed to the UK where I lived until by early 30's) makes you get out and do more. When a band you like or sporting event comes over then you make an effort to attend as it doesn't happen every day. When I lived in London I got spoilt and it's only when you move away that you realise the level of access you used to have to so many different events.

Darts: Harrows Glen Durrant Duzza Series 2 24g, short Harrows Supergrip shafts, Harrows flights (Marathon/Retina/Optix/Rapide) 


Best 501: 13 darts (League), 14 darts (Pro Darter)

Best Checkout: 154 (League), 160 (Pro Darter)
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