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Bad first Tournament
Played my first elimination this last Friday and am just now getting my desire to play darts back from I hope is not a typical event.

Started with 24 people doing a double elimination. Was to start at 8 pm and because no one was taking charge of event we got started around 8:45. I had never been to this place so I got there a couple hours early to practice and get used to surroundings. Between the people leaving for smoke breaks and stuff we were not even half way done by midnight at which point my partner and I were doing very good but my interest was leaving me very fast. I was hitting fair numbers and closed my doubles most every time. But seeing this thing dragging to 3 am was to much at which point I could barely hit the board and we lost.

Hate to say it but I was happy we did.

For 5 days I have had a very bad taste for wanting to throw and am now practicing again. In all of your experiences have you all had events like this? It was not even fun after 4 hours with only 24 people.

I must thank George for flight school because several people came to me and asked if I wanted to play on there teams. I am not even good but they seem to have seen something I don't hehe.

Ranting done. Let me know what you think. Am I to get used to this or what?
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Poorly run tourneys happen. Most aren't like this.

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a lot of the local tourneys I go to are like this, they never start on time and there's no desire to get the games moving it's usually a late finish too...........big opens and league matches run like clockwork though
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kalaben was this a bar (pub) blind draw or a two man tournament?
if so the key word is bar(PUB)
the longer people are there the more money the owner makes
i only go to softtip events but if its run in a bar it starts late .
some bars worse than others.
ok your first one is out of the way
my advice dont get there so early
so your fresh towards the end ,when your close to the money you dont want to run out of gas.
i once asks the guy running a event "can we get this thing moving "
his reply with a shug "its like herding cats"
how did you end up?

nothing worse than 2 and out .

my area get used to it
you count 180's
i'm counting money
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sounds a bit splap dash to me, I couldn't be done with hanging around that late in the morning, they need to be told to pull their fingers out I think and get more organized. I wouldn't let it put you off though I'm sure there will be much better run events for you to attend.
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I wouldn't let one bad experience put you off. You will have more than one unfortunately can't let them get to you. You play darts because you enjoy it don't let others ruin that joy for you.
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(04-17-2014, 12:48 AM)181-3dartout Wrote: kalaben was this a bar (pub) blind draw or a two man tournament?
if so the key word is bar(PUB)
the longer people are there the more money the owner makes
i only go to softtip events but if its run in a bar it starts late .
some bars worse than others.
ok your first one is out of the way
my advice dont get there so early
so your fresh towards the end ,when your close to the money you dont want to run out of gas.
i once asks the guy running a event "can we get this thing moving "
his reply with a shug "its like herding cats"
how did you end up?

nothing worse than 2 and out .

my area get used to it

This has been my experience for the most part with bar run tournaments. Start late, usually not enough boards for them to progress quickly----or worse yet, not enough folks willing to chalk. Then it runs into the early to mid a.m. hours before done.

All the while folks are buying drinks and more than making up for the $100 or so the bar owner puts up if 20 or more folks sign up for play.

There are two bars locally that put on nice, high payout tournaments that usually last the entire weekend with formats similar to the circuit tournaments many of the pros hit on weekends here in the States. These are run quite efficiently, but are not the norm for bar sponsored blind draws.
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