"Switchers" Watch 2018/19

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Post by Fiss Plaps » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:42 pm

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Rogg wrote:Glen Durrant: “It would be very easy to stay with the BDO but I’m looking for that final challenge”

"I wasn't motivated for the World Masters this year, there wasn't a lot of interest there for me, and that's a scary thought when that's our second biggest tournament."



Painful.
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This interview was before the news today that BDO has secured a 3 year deal with Eurosport

:lol: you can't parody this stuff. Lakeshite's on the telly. Have some dignity for god's sake.
Can someone get some Scotch tape and wrap it around his head so he stops spouting this shite?

What an absolute coward he is for constantly jumping around the issue.

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Post by Rogg » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:15 pm

Rogg wrote:
Rogg wrote:Glen Durrant: “It would be very easy to stay with the BDO but I’m looking for that final challenge”

"I wasn't motivated for the World Masters this year, there wasn't a lot of interest there for me, and that's a scary thought when that's our second biggest tournament."

Glen Durrant @Duzza180 Oct 30
This interview was before the news today that BDO has secured a 3 year deal with Eurosport
bryn jones @brynny10 3h
Earlier this year he said he was certainly considering Q school, but as soon as Eurosport bought the televised rights to BDO he withdrew his comments

Glen Durrant @Duzza180 2h
Bryn can you send me the link where it states I withdrew my comments .... Regards


Can anyone keep up with this?
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Post by Father Rout » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:21 pm

He's been banging on about this for years and I won't repeat yet again what he said here................
When you actually feel anger over a place like this it's time to get a life

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Post by The Viper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:23 pm

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/foo ... n-15416634

What will no doubt occupy his thinking in the coming weeks is the PDC dilemma, with recently altered rules meaning BDO players will now no longer be penalised for trying their hand at Q-School.

Previously, players who reached the semi-finals of the World Championships at Lakeshite were contractually obliged to stay with the BDO or hand over their winnings, which made Durrant's made up for him.

Now that's no longer the case, Durrant has the choice of a code-switch that has been long discussed.

"I have had meetings recently and discussions to look ahead to what happens if I do go to the PDC," he tells Teesside Live.

"Things are in motion.

"People seem to forget, however, that I don't have a card, and absolutely everybody will be going to Q-School this year. You're going to have players who don't currently have a card there, the top BDO players and a lot of very high quality county players.

"It wouldn't surprise me if more than 500 players turned up, I'm expecting record numbers and the standard will be sky high. Q-School will be harder than Lakeshite."

Durrant has shown, though, that he's got the game to handle himself in the PDC.

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Post by sennafan24 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm

The Viper wrote:"Q-School will be harder than Lakeshite."
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Post by oche balboa » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:27 pm

Of course it will...It will be harder then any Pro tour in theory due to the sheer numbers

500 players are going to be involved maybe more all going for 40 tour cards.

It's going to be brutal & a lottery

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Post by oche balboa » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:28 pm

Rogg wrote:
Rogg wrote:
Rogg wrote:Glen Durrant: “It would be very easy to stay with the BDO but I’m looking for that final challenge”

"I wasn't motivated for the World Masters this year, there wasn't a lot of interest there for me, and that's a scary thought when that's our second biggest tournament."

Glen Durrant @Duzza180 Oct 30
This interview was before the news today that BDO has secured a 3 year deal with Eurosport
bryn jones @brynny10 3h
Earlier this year he said he was certainly considering Q school, but as soon as Eurosport bought the televised rights to BDO he withdrew his comments

Glen Durrant @Duzza180 2h
Bryn can you send me the link where it states I withdrew my comments .... Regards


Can anyone keep up with this?

Have you listened to the interview

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Post by sennafan24 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:09 pm

oche balboa wrote:Of course it will...It will be harder then any Pro tour in theory due to the sheer numbers

500 players are going to be involved maybe more all going for 40 tour cards.

It's going to be brutal & a lottery
It's not quite a lottery though is it?

If a top player enters he will more often than not prevail over the multiple day period. They might have a rough couple of days, but they usually put a decent run together and get through. Duzza would have a 90% chance of getting a card. But he probably won't attend so it's a moot point.

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Post by Rogg » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:54 pm

absolutely everybody will be going to Q-School this year.
Unification in all but name. We are there, finally.
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Post by Fiss Plaps » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:01 pm

Rogg wrote:
absolutely everybody will be going to Q-School this year.
Unification in all but name. We are there, finally.
If the new BDO rules regarding Q-School don't encourage that lot to at least try one day of it, they never will.

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Post by Zeyes » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:16 pm

Tough luck though that it's likely to be a down year for available tour cards...might be as low as 26 in Q School, after 33 last year. With last year's entry numbers that would be an 18/8 split between the two Q Schools.

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Post by Rogg » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:38 pm

oche balboa wrote:Of course it will...It will be harder then any Pro tour in theory due to the sheer numbers

500 players are going to be involved maybe more all going for 40 tour cards.

It's going to be brutal & a lottery
I remember what you used to tweet at people when they questioned (ridiculed) leading BDO players' chances of getting through Q-School. Even Razma won a card, you said.

Your determination that it's all a massive lottery began when Menzies, Hughes, Ratajski and Smith all failed. Funny that.

That's not to say I disagree with you entirely.
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Post by The Ginge Reaper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 pm

:D
Big changes on the way ! We've heard it before but it's different this time !!!! , I believe Bdo gonna grow x

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Post by oche balboa » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:00 pm

sennafan24 wrote:
oche balboa wrote:Of course it will...It will be harder then any Pro tour in theory due to the sheer numbers

500 players are going to be involved maybe more all going for 40 tour cards.

It's going to be brutal & a lottery
It's not quite a lottery though is it?

If a top player enters he will more often than not prevail over the multiple day period. They might have a rough couple of days, but they usually put a decent run together and get through. Duzza would have a 90% chance of getting a card. But he probably won't attend so it's a moot point.

Oh and hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng

He should do but its a lottery you get shock winners who will not do anything over the 2 year period... and no i cant think of a better system.

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Post by oche balboa » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:02 pm

Rogg wrote:
oche balboa wrote:Of course it will...It will be harder then any Pro tour in theory due to the sheer numbers

500 players are going to be involved maybe more all going for 40 tour cards.

It's going to be brutal & a lottery
I remember what you used to tweet at people when they questioned (ridiculed) leading BDO players' chances of getting through Q-School. Even Razma won a card, you said.

Your determination that it's all a massive lottery began when Menzies, Hughes, Ratajski and Smith all failed. Funny that.

That's not to say I disagree with you entirely.
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Post by The Thorn » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:15 pm

Give more tour cards to the Challenge Tour, surely? No.3-6 on the Challenge Tour, Menzies, Harris, Ratajski (though he won a card through the main OoM) and Boulton would all be competitive on the tour.

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Post by Rogg » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:24 pm

oche balboa wrote:
Rogg wrote:
oche balboa wrote:Of course it will...It will be harder then any Pro tour in theory due to the sheer numbers

500 players are going to be involved maybe more all going for 40 tour cards.

It's going to be brutal & a lottery
I remember what you used to tweet at people when they questioned (ridiculed) leading BDO players' chances of getting through Q-School. Even Razma won a card, you said.

Your determination that it's all a massive lottery began when Menzies, Hughes, Ratajski and Smith all failed. Funny that.

That's not to say I disagree with you entirely.
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I did say that I don't disagree with you entirely. It's an inadequate way of finding pro tour players, or at least it's relied on too heavily. The Challenge Tour OoM should be used much more, for one thing, as Thorny says. The players at the top end of that tour are likely to be willing and able to have a serious crack at it, which is more than can be said about random Q-School graduate.

I've always considered Q-School a jumble, whereas you came to the conclusion when, for the first time, elite BDO players failed. Guess that shook up some people. But anyway.

As for Durrant, that he's been writing a terrible musical about Q-School for about 4 years says more about his own anxieties than it says about the system. It's very possible that he could cut through it on Day 1, like Cadby and de Zwaan did last time. He should give himself a break and concentrate on that.
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Re: "Switchers" Watch 2018/19

Post by Rogg » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Fiss Plaps wrote:
Rogg wrote:
absolutely everybody will be going to Q-School this year.
Unification in all but name. We are there, finally.
If the new BDO rules regarding Q-School don't encourage that lot to at least try one day of it, they never will.
It's an unsettling twist that we should thank the BDO for helping to complete the circle. Surely only a matter of time before they re-cunt and change the rule back.
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Post by Rogg » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:46 pm

sennafan24 wrote:
The Viper wrote:"Q-School will be harder than Lakeshite."
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Post by sennafan24 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:23 pm

Rogg wrote:
sennafan24 wrote:
The Viper wrote:"Q-School will be harder than Lakeshite."
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