It's time for the second round of the BDO World Championship, which has been a weird tournament so far. Some great matches with amazing finishes and very nice 90+ averages, but also some terrible matches with averages between 70 and 80. It makes you wonder if the trebles at the PDC really are bigger, and if they are, how bad Mark Oosterhuis really was at the Grand Slam 2015. But I digress.
The biggest shock of the tournament 'till now has to be based Wolfie being knocked out 3-0 by Jeff Smith. Wolfie missed some crucial doubles in the first set, but credit where credit is due, Jeff Smith outplayed Wolfie in the 2nd and 3rd set, with a 120 finish to seal the deal. Will he be able to go all the way? Probably, if he keeps playing like this. But we shouldn't forget he'll be facing Brian Dawson, who knocked out John Walton in THE fixture of the first round. 90+ averages, 100+ finishes (with a 125 finish bullseye bull bullseye) and a deciding set in overtime. Will the winner of this match hold the title at the end? No idea, I've only seen maybe half of the matches.
The strange match in our midst is the final first round women match: Lorraine Winstanley - Rachel Brooks. Lorraine is married to Dean Winstanley, so they can whine about never having won a TV-major to eachother. Last year, Rachel Brooks has been the Justin Pipe of women darts, so let's just hope this match is over after 2 sets.
Matches today (first to 4 sets):
>Afternoon session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
Larry Butler v Glen Durrant
Lorraine Winstanley v Rachel Brooks (first to 2 sets)
Jim Williams v Wesley Harms
>Evening session (6:00pm - 10:45pm)
Dennis Harbour v Martin Phillips
Jamie Hughes v Madars Razma
Brian Dawson v Jeff Smith
Let's have a good one!
In just about 15 minutes, the world number one Glen Durrant will face off against the American Larry Butler.
Fun fact: Butler won the World Matchplay 22 years ago at the PDC. Looking at the averages of the first matches, this could be a close opening match!
Well someone came to defend his no. 1 position. Durrant just keeps going on.
This stream works pretty well too, bit behind though.
I need a stream please
We're sure glad that you're having fun watching your game, but unfortunately, it's our duty to inform you that you posted your thread in the wrong place, as this is a board devoted to conversation about sports, which this isn't.
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Just seen those Duzza stats... damn.
Durrant v Waites could be match of the tournament. No way Harms, Hughes or Razma will get past either of those two. They've been utter shit.
As you can see by watching this match, you probably want to practice doubles first. Best training is to just throw legs with m8's, throw open tournaments, maybe join a better player in a double tournament.
You'll really find out the difference it makes ones you throw your first "official" match.
>You'll really find out the difference it makes ones you throw your first "official" match.
There's actually a tournament not far from me
>inb4 my first match will be an embarrassment which I'll lose horribly
In Q-School news, this year's Lakeside youth final contains a player who clearly has no belief in the BDO system as Joshua Richardson, who plays Jordan Boyce tomorrow, has entered for the annual January jobberfest at Wigan next week.
Rowby-John's brother Roxy-James Rodriguez, Germany's Tomas Meyler and the former best two players in Spain - Antonio Alcinas and Carlos Rodriguez - are also now on the list amongst a load of others: http://www.pdpa.co.uk/News/Article/529/2016-pdc-q-school
I entered a doubles club tournament with a friend for my and his first tournament. The first two matches we jobbed like we were at the WWE.
Nobody cared, and everything went better from match 3 and onwards, it's just about getting there for fun/experience, whatever you want to achieve!
>le BDO is bad maym
fuck off you utter jizz stain
In defector news, Jeffrey "Zero Wins At Lakeside" de Graaf is the latest "big BDO name" to switch to the PDC: https://twitter.com/ElliotJCornish/status/684485550657662978
Vassos Alexander is only at Lakeside because he works for the BBC. He's not a follower of darts.
>guy in the crowd is "highlight of the match so far"
>that guy is 29
jesus i'd say he looks 40 plus
Denmark's Vladimir Andersen was supposed to play Sajwani but got kicked out for abusing an official at a Danish tournament.
There's also the Scandinavian Order of Merit in the PDC: http://sdcdart.com/?page_id=336
Ah, Rune David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNDv78Ze-zQ
Brian Dawson v Jeff Smith. Should be a good one as they've played great in the tournament.
Muramatsu and Hashimoto failed to qualify. Keita Ono was the PDC qualifier and got analraped by Taylel while Seigo Asada was the BDO qualifier and lost in a last set shootout to Wesley Harms yesterday evenng.
There's another great moment in the match where he hits T20 and then T20, starts gesturing to the crowd and trying to big the max up . . . and then hits single 20.
I'd love to see him back because he was a fucking idiot.
Not really. He's managed to stay in the Top 32 for the past few years due to his performances on the European Tour and making a number of majors.
>Was he ever in the Premier League?
The ladyjuice would flood every arena if that happened, so no.
Pick anyone who averaged over 90 and they'd have a good chance of making the semis at least.
>this fucking interview
Yozza is fucking brainless.
based friend of john fat
>PDC reject blowing the fuck out of the BDO two years in a row
>the state of the BDO
>yfw they get JOHN FAT back on commentary for the final
And so the first half of the last 16 comes to a close with three games that all ended with the same scoreline - 4-1 - but were all quite different.
Opening the night, boring slow throwing granddad Dennis Harbour demonstrated quite a comfortable performance as he eliminated binman Martin Phillips, who was fucking woeful and only got started when the match was completely away from him. It's remarkable that Phillips won the World Masters just two years ago with the way he's been performing at Lakeside this time.
Following that was a battle of the dimwits as gormless Black Country man Jamie Hughes whined and carried on but still managed a 4-1 win over potato lover Madars Razma, whose game completely vanished from him after the first set.
Closing the night was the performance of the session as Jeff Smith once again outclassed a BDO jobber in Brian Dawson; the Canadian's 92 average was just too much for Doggy, who averaged nearly 9 points less. It does make you wonder just how poor the BDO is nowadays if a guy can defeat his opponents with such ease despite averaging in the low 90s. Maybe they should accept their status as the inferior darts organisation and let Uncle Barry buy them out; it'd benefit them so much.
But while the BDO remains under control of the maroon blazer brigade, we return tomorrow for the women's quarters and the remaining men's last 16 ties as well as the cream of BDO's youth battling out for their World title at Lakeside:
>Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
Joshua Richardson v Jordan Boyce (World Youth Final)
Ann-Louise Peters v Zoe Jones
Mark McGeeney v Scott Mitchell
Trina Gulliver v Lisa Ashton
>Evening Session (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Aileen De Graaf v Anca Zijlstra
Martin Atkins v Richard Veenstra
Lorraine Winstanley v Deta Headman
Scott Waites v Geert De Vos
See you then.
If Dutchbro wants to make the thread again, then that's fine by me. Should be an hilarious day with four women's games.