It's quarters time! At least for the men, since the women will already be playing their semi's today.
We'll start the afternoon session off with Harms - Hughes. Harms has been underperforming and because of that, he has played the maximum amount of sets possible 'till now, while Hughes has been looking like he wants to give up and go home. Or kill himself. Or both. Should be an interesting fixture.
The second match is the big one: Durrant - Waites. Durrant has been "Snackpotting" himself to the quarters, not losing a single set in the proces. Can he keep this up? Waites however, should be happy he's still in the tournament after de Vos decided to choke the match away yesterday.
The evening sessions starts with the first women semi-final Hedman - Peters, and the second semi will be between Gulliver and de Graaf as the third match of the evening. One thing is for sure: don't make any predictions for these matches. The women have been over- and underperforming like it's a tennis tournament without Serena Williams: everybody can win or be knocked out anytime, as Ashton showed us yesterday.
The 2nd and 4th evening session matches will be Smith - Harbour and Mitchell - Veenstra. Harbour, Smith and Veenstra are showing great darts as unseeded players. Will Harbour be able to survive the unleashed Canadian? And will Veenstra be able to knock out the current World Champ? We will see.
Matches Today (Men first to 5 sets, women first to 2 sets):
>Afternoon session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
Wesley Harms v Jamie Hughes
Glen Durrant v Scott Waites
>Evening session (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Deta Hedman v Ann-Louise Peters
Jeff Smith v Dennis Harbour
Trina Gulliver v Aileen De Graaf
Scott Mitchell v Richard Veenstra
Why they choose to plan the biggest match in the afternoon, I've got no idea. Barry will be crying his eyes out if he sees this. But still:
Let's have a good one!
Which of these is how it's done:
>multiple camera angles on the board at all times
>slight delay in the editing room
>editor sees after the throw what the player was going for (e.g treble 20 or treble 19)
>camera that shows the relevant number goes to air
>camera operators + editor just know whether the player is going for a treble 20 or a treble 19 or whatever based on the crowding of the darts, how much he has remaining, his body positioning, his eyes etc
2nd one its done real time but they have a "spotter" (usually an ex dart player) telling the cameramen what route the players are going to take, also will look at the eyes to know if its a switch to the 19s etc
When's the Meat Raffle lads?
You got your tickets?
Are there ever darts players who get arsepained by their opponents? Always see them shaking hands and congratulating each other on good play because essentially you only play yourself out there. But do some players have a reputation as being cunts?
Reminds me of yesterday, that youth final. Completely blocking the T20 with the first teo darts and still going for it with the third. Bouncer off his own darts. "That's unlucky".
NO YOU DUMB TWAT IT'S A DUMB SHOT TO TAKE.
I have a question for our Dutch friends in the thread. Do Dutch women like darts? There's a Dutch QT at work I've been thinking of mentioning I like darts. I worry she might think that it's weird though.
Male dominated still. But you can try by "making" her watch an awesome match like v Gerwen - Lewis or something like that. Wouldn't pick a BDO match most of the time tough, too much ups and downs.
After a first match in which Hughes dominated over Harms with a 4-1 win, we've got even more than we expected. High finishing, lots of 180's and an amazing comeback from Waites, who fought back from 4-2, to win it all in the deciding set.
The match reminded me a bit of Autism - Barney, and like based British OP said: I don't know what there's more to say.
How dare they put this match in the afternoon session is the only thing that comes to mind.
See you guys in a bit for the other quarters and the women semis.
>BDO in charge of scheduling
What >>64753443 says is necessary if they want to get any bigger... which they really shouldn't.
Just accept that you're the inferior organisation. You're never going to be the PDC.
The BDO has attracted some media attention for positive reasons this week: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/others/bdo-world-championship-traditional-home-of-darts-at-peace-after-years-of-civil-war-a6801286.html
Warning: contains delusion and badly-thought out nostalgia.
Yes, but only if you wear this with it as well.
Let it go mate, let him dominate your harbour.
Being a woman is literally easy mode. You could probably get to the top of womens darts and pocket the 30k every year with a mere hour or so practice a day. Why dont they just practice and git gud?
>Scotty is showing why he is the CURRENT world champ
By shitting himself and having diabetic sweats?
This is fucking horrendous for a defending world champion.
Gary Anderson not trying against Daryl Gurney at Minehead horrendous.
sorry m8 whats ur average?
yeah thats what i thought
stop hating on the BDO CHAMP who r u?
justin incredible darts?
[Post that half time is it over yet copy pasta with changes to make it be about Scott Mitchell]
And that D8 closes an thrilling day of men's quarter finals. There will be a new champion for 2016 as Scott Mitchell crashed out in an uninspiring performance against Richard Veenstra. Despite a fightback from the farming diabetic, his performances in the first four sets were incredibly poor against an equally poor Dutch debutant. That was half 2014 Scotty and half 2015 Scotty. Here's hoping he gets his head together for the rest of the year, because he's much better than what he showed.
Earlier, Jeff Smith survived a scare from an on-form Dennis Harbour who dominated the first two sets with a near-105 average but never reached those heights again as he collapsed, with the Silencer taking the next 5 sets with nearly zero reply. Two semi-finals in two appearances has to be applauded.
Earlier today, Duzza's quest for a World Final will have to continue as he let a 2 set lead slip to that gritty ex-champion Scott Waites, who won another last set decider. The BDO number 1 threw away match darts again for the second time in two years; you have to wonder if he'll ever get the chance to reach the big one. Retarded Black Countryman Jamie Hughes easily disposed of Dutch permajobber Wesley Harms before that in a 5-1 domination. It's scary to think Yozza is the highest seed left.
For the women, it's the nigress against the lezzer as Deta Hedman faces Trina Gulliver in their final tomorrow, with both of them getting past their opponents with relative ease, although Aileen De Graaf did push the 9 time champion to a deciding set but then choked.
Our schedule for tomorrow is as follows as the semi-finals become best of 11 (first to 6) and the women's final is best of 5 (first to 3):
>Afternoon session (1:00pm - 4:15pm)
Scott Waites v Jamie Hughes
Trina Gulliver v Deta Hedman
>Evening session (6:00pm - 8:45pm)
Jeff Smith v Richard Veenstra
I'll be around to make the thread but thanks for deputising, Dutchbro.